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'Flo' brushes county, causes no major damage
'Flo' brushes county, causes no major damage

LOUISBURG -- Essentially, Franklin County avoided major issues on the front- and back-end of Hurricane Florence.
In the middle of last week, forecasts had the Category 4 storm headed straight for central North Carolina and between 10 and 20 inches of rain were forecast for Franklin County.


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County agrees to help fund SROs in elementary schools

LOUISBURG -- The Franklin County Board of Commissioners agreed to provide $233,000 to supplement the cost of providing full-time officers in the county's elementary schools.
Earlier this month, the school system announced that it received a $199,998 grant, less than half the $436,000 needed for salaries, benefits and equipment for the four additional officers needed to have full-time officers in each of the county's public schools -- save for the Franklin County Early College High School.


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FLIPPED
FLIPPED

The driver and passenger in this sport utility vehicle avoided serious injury the morning of Sept. 14 when a falling tree crashed into the vehicle as they rode along N.C. 98 just west of U.S. 401, according to the State Highway Patrol.


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<i>Franklinton hires interim manager</i>
Franklinton hires interim manager

FRANKLINTON -- Commissioners selected an interim town manager on Tuesday night.
But not before a handful of residents questioned the actions that led to the decision.
Commissioners fired former town manager Tammy Ray following a closed session on Aug. 21.


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Commissioners appoint one of their own to hospital board

LOUISBURG -- The Franklin County Board of Commissioners went with an experienced hand when it nominated Commissioner Sidney Dunston to represent the county on the new hospital's board of trustees.
Commissioners were tasked with nominating four people to serve on the Maria Parham Medical Center Board of Trustees, but besides Dunston, the only other names mentioned tongue-in-cheek, were Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Superman, Spider-Man and Captain America.


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FRANKLIN FACE
FRANKLIN FACE

New FHS baseball coach Donnie Ray


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