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Louisburg budget projects tax rate drop

LOUISBURG -- Town residents will see their town property tax rate drop next year, although their actual tax bill probably won't reflect that change.
The town is considering a "revenue neutral" rate of 45 cents per $100 of valuation, down from this year's 49.5 cent tax rate. A formal vote on the budget is expected on June 18.


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Superintendent lauds county for funding support

LOUISBURG -- The only comment that the county's proposed budget drew during a public hearing on Monday night was praise from the school system's superintendent.
The conversation about Franklin County's 2018-19 budget is expected to continue, though, up until its adoption -- which has to take place by June 30.


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Depot Hill project launched by donation
This building to become a farmers' market with a commercial kitchen and meeting space
Depot Hill project launched by donation

LOUISBURG -- The ambitious and much-discussed "Depot Hill" project in Louisburg took a giant step forward this week when Dawn Dickens, representing the Dickens family, donated the old depot building and 1.5 acres to the town.
The only stipulation made, according to Louisburg officials, was that the Dickens name be worked into the name of the finished development, a stipulation that the town unanimously accepted.


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<i>L-burg names an assistant administrator</i>
L-burg names an assistant administrator

LOUISBURG -- A veteran town staff member and a familiar face around town has a new job title plus added responsibilities following this week's town council meeting.
Long-time Utilities Director Ray Patterson is now Assistant Town Administrator of Operations Ray Patterson -- and he had new duties as well.


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Third commissioner joins airport board

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County's airport advisory board doesn't meet until next month, but airport operations were a topic of discussion at the county commission meeting on Monday night.
In February, the airport's governing board agreed that it would change from a commission to an advisory council -- meaning county staff and officials would be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Triangle North Executive Airport.


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Softball standout Summer Phillips


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