Welcome Visitor
Wed, Feb 8, 2023
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Greater Franklin Co. Chamber of Commerce
Franklin County, North Carolina
Franklin County Schools
Franklin Co. Arts Council
Franklin County Boys & Girls Club
Franklin County Library
Franklin Co. Relay for Life
World Overcomers Bible College
Five County Mental Health Authority
Franklin Co. Democrats
Franklin Co. Republicans
Franklin Co. Parks and Recreation
Youngsville Parks & Recreation
Bunn Youth Recreational League
Louisburg College
Vance Granville College
Crosscreek Charter School
Guardian ad Litem Program
N.C. General Assembly
North Carolina Government
Safe Space, Inc.
National Whistlers Convention
Franklin Facts

Business grant
In an effort to promote business growth in Northeast Franklin County as well as Franklin County, NC in general, The Northeast Franklin Revitalization (NEFR) Group is offering a grant program to encourage new businesses and help expand existing small businesses under two years old and with a workforce of three or less.
Up to $5,000 will be awarded to start or expand a small business in Franklin County.
Free entrepreneurial 4-week evening class attendance through Vance-Granville Community College is required, with classes beginning March 7. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Deadline to apply is Feb. 9, 2023.
See www.NEFranklinRevitalization.org for more information.

Veteran suicide prevention training
American Legion Post 52 in Franklinton, NC is hosting S.A.V.E. Training event by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, February 11, at 40 American Legion Road, Franklinton. S.A.V.E. is the acronym that is easy to remember when encountering a Veteran that is seeking help with stress and life difficulties.
S = Signs of suicidal thinking should be recognized
A = Ask "Are you thinking of killing yourself?"
V = Validate the Veteran's experiences
E = Encourage treatment and Expedite getting help
The event is open to all citizens of the community and especially Veterans (do not have to be a member of the American Legion), their spouses/significant others, and their family members. This training has proven to be useful by those serving in the community as first responders of the police, fire, and EMT professions. Physicians and clergy who provide care and comfort to individuals and employers who hire Veterans will find such a training resource useful and rewarding.
A free lunch will be provided.

Adult Watercolor and Youth Art
An Adult Watercolor I and II class by artist Diana Johnson at the Gallery on Nash will be held Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m., now through February 14. Learn about making colors, the color wheel, the classic method of making all your colors from primary colors, soft and hard edges, three-dimensional optical illusion, basic painting techniques. Class is for all levels of expertise. Class fee $75 with minimum of four class size.
To register for class go to http://www.fcacarts.org/classes.aspx, email fcac.arts@fcacarts.org, or call 919-497-6910 and leave a message.

2023 EIA vaccination clinic
Louisburg - N.C. Cooperative Extension-Franklin County Center partners with Dr. Cole Younger, Full Circle Mobile Veterinary Service to host an annual Equine Vaccine Clinic. This year it will be on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 1- 3 p.m., at the Franklin County Farmer's Market Shelter, 137 Shannon Village Center. By hosting this event in a central location, it allows the horse owner to save money by not having a farm call fee. Coggins, 4-Way, 5-Way, Rabies and West Nile vaccines will be available.
For more information, contact Martha Mobley, martha_mobley@ncsu.edu or 919-496-3344. To register your horse for appointment, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension office at 919-496-3344.

Meat symposium
If you are a livestock producer (including poultry), mark your calendars for Friday Feb. 10, for an all-day meat symposium for beginner and experienced meat producers, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Franklin County Extension Center, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, The meeting is part two of the Beef Producers Advanced Series offered by the N.C. Cooperative Extension team of agents, Paul Gonzalez, of Sampson County, and Martha Mobley, of Franklin County. Learn from state experts and experienced meat producers on various cuts of meat, mandatory meat inspections, a producer panel, and various ways of meat marketing, even new ways to market! A $40 fee to attend includes lunch and refreshments.
Register online by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8 at https://go.ncsu.edu/2023beef_series_meeting2.
For more information, contact N.C. Cooperative Extension-Franklin County Center, 919-496-3344, Martha Mobley, Extension Agent, Agriculture, martha_mobley@ncsu.edu.

Triple P & EFNEP program
Franklin County Health Department and EFNEP are collaborating to offer the community the Triple P & EFNEP program for families. The Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) & EFNEP Program will take place weekly on Mondays, beginning February 13 - March 20, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Center, 103 S Bickett Blvd., in the Annex meeting room. Parents are welcome to bring their children, snacks will be provided and also fun activities for the youth. For more information or to register for this free program, email or call Jessica Kearney, EFNEP Educator, jdkearne@ncsu.edu 919-496-3344 OR Elane Edwards, Public Health Educator, eedwards@franklincountync.us, (919)496-2533 ext. 2386; or visit the following link to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6HH5T55. Registration will end on Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.

One-Pan Dinner Cooking Class
Louisburg - A Valentine's Day One-Pan Dinner Cooking Class will take place Thursday, February 9, from 5:30 -7:30 p.m., at the Louisburg Senior Center, 279 S. Bickett Blvd. Participants will make individual packet meals and a Valentine dessert. There is a $20 registration fee. Register online: https://go.ncsu.edu/valentinesonepanmeal. For more information, contact 919-496-3344, Dominque Simon, Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent, dominque_simon@ncsu.edu, or Shelby Cash 919-496-1131.

Herter-O'Neal Scholarship
Applications are being accepted through March 3, 2023, for the Herter-O'Neal $1000 scholarship, offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA). The scholarship is available to NC residents pursuing a college degree (Associates and/or Bachelors) in business or a business-related field of study. Applicants must be enrolled to attend classes at a college during the 2023-2024 school year. If selected as the district finalists the recipient will receive a $250 scholarship offered by the NCCEAPA - Northeast District.
This scholarship is awarded annually to honor the work and dedication of Edith Herter and Frances O'Neal, co-leaders in forming the NCCEAPA in 1973. Qualified applicants interested in applying for this scholarship can obtain an application packet from the financial aid office at their local high school, college or Cooperative Extension office. For additional information contact the Franklin County Center, 919-496-3344.

Black artist show
"Celebrating Black Artists" will be presented by the Franklin County Arts Council at the Gallery on Nash, 213 E. Nash St., Louisburg from Feb. 9 to Feb. 25 during regular gallery hours.
Art will be on display and for sale each day.
An Open House Reception is slated for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17.
The Gallery on Nash is open Thursdays and Fridays 12 noon until 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. until 3 pm.

Jam on Nash
The Franklin County Arts Council is planning "Jam on Nash," a free jam session for musicians hosted at the Gallery on Nash, 213 E. Nash Street, Louisburg.
Jam on Nash will be held the second Friday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.
This is a free event designed to provide a space for area musicians to flex their talents, network with other musicians, and maybe learn a thing or two. Bring your instrument and come ready to jam on Friday, Feb. 10.

GOP meeting
The Franklin County Republican Party will hold its monthly covered dish dinner meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. for the dinner, and the meeting convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at Youngsville Community Building, 115 E. Main St.
All Republicans are invited. Covered dishes are optional, and hot dogs and drinks will be served.
For more information, contact GOP Chairman Ed Strickland, (919) 210-7629; or email: EdStrickland1@aol.com.

Networking group
Women Engaged in Business (WEB) meets Thursdays, from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. for the purpose of building businesses and to build relationships with each other.
Meetings are in room 108 of the modular unit to the left of the main campus building of Vance-Granville Community College, Franklin Campus, 8100 N.C. 56 Highway, Louisburg.

Advocates needed
Judicial District 9's Guardian ad Litem program is accepting applications for volunteer advocates.
Volunteers will be trained on advocacy for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
No legal experience is required, just a desire to make a difference in the lives of children.
Information and applications are available at volunteerforgal.org. If you have questions, call (919) 497-4244 or email GAL.09@nccourts.org.

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