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Editorial Cartoon: Mask Uses
Editorial Cartoon: Mask Uses

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How much of Franklin County must we sacrifice?
How much of Franklin County must we sacrifice?

Words have meaning. And impact.
You may not be surprised that before last week's paper went to press, I spent time pondering the use of the word "weaponized" in the main headline pertaining to the zoning proposal that was the topic of a poorly advertised public hearing a few days earlier.


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Editorial Cartoon: Property Prices
Editorial Cartoon: Property Prices

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Broadband service coming soon: But, at the speed of a glacier?
Broadband service coming soon: But, at the speed of a glacier?

It would be easy to pile on Open Broadband's efforts to roll out broadband Internet service in Franklin County.
In June 2019, leaders in three counties, including Franklin, chose Charlotte-area Open Broadband -- over Cary-based North Carolina Broadband Partnership -- to bring another Internet service option to the county, with an eye toward expanding the service to unserved and underserved areas.


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A 3-headed monster looms

Dear editor:
My name is Burt Pearson, 241 Camping Creek Road, Franklinton, NC, and I spoke at the May 3, 2021 Commissioners meeting via Zoom. I spoke mainly about the area of Franklin County Zoned R-30. After rereading the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) I was astonished to find that 99 percent of Franklin County is zoned to permit lots, really meaning subdivisions, to be sized at 30,000 square feet and use a well and septic system.


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Editorial Cartoon: Helping India
Editorial Cartoon: Helping India

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