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County bows to pressure; new impact fees delayed

LOUISBURG -- Developers told county commissioners that increased impact fees could stifle new home construction.
Commissioners told residents that if they don't find more water and figure out a way to pay for it, it would just be a matter of time before significant development came to a screeching halt.


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SKIES ABLAZE
SKIES ABLAZE

Family and friends and visitors to Franklinton and Louisburg were thrilled by fireworks and other festivities that the town of Franklinton, the Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department and the Alert community hosted to celebrate this nation's independence. There was an Alert parade, kiddie play areas, food and, fireworks.


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Schools preparing computer 'rollout'

LOUISBURG -- The Franklin County Board of Education spent a good portion of its Monday night meeting learning about the "rollout" of new Chromebook computer devices that will allow the district to boast that every high school and middle school student will be assigned a laptop.
The district received a $614,066 Golden Leaf grant and then added a 20 percent local match to the grant to buy the computers, bringing the total cost to about three-quarters of a million dollars.


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INVERTED
INVERTED

The pilot of this single-engine plane was able to walk away from a crash late last week that left the craft upside down. The pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings at Triangle North Executive Airport.


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Will state rules slow broadband service?

LOUISBURG -- Consultants hired to figure out ways to bolster broadband service in Franklin and surrounding counties are weeks away from beginning a dialogue with providers to meet that goal.
Members of the Northeast Franklin County Revitalization Committee -- residents and business owners keen on bringing economic development to that section of the county -- attended a meeting on Monday night to encourage such efforts.


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<i>Carter named BES principal</i>
Carter named BES principal

LOUISBURG -- The Franklin County Board of Education named Falisa Carter as principal of Bunn Elementary School during Monday's meeting.
Carter has been assistant principal at the same school for the last six years.
During that time, she worked to enhance the school's leadership in several key areas, including school culture and instruction.


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<i>Hammin' it up: Fun but with a serious purpose</i>
Amateur radio operator Wade Daniel makes contacts
Hammin' it up: Fun but with a serious purpose

LOUISBURG -- What we don't have here is a failure to communicate.
Last month, members of the Franklin County Amateur Radio Club took part in American Radio Relay League Field Day -- a 24-hour event that is equal parts emergency drill, contest and ham radio fellowship.


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FRANKLIN FACE
FRANKLIN FACE

New FHS football coach Jimmy Williams


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