Can Franklin County pay the debt service on a $45 million school bond issue by increasing the local property tax rate only 5 cents per $100 of valuation as both school and county officials contend?
The answer: Well, maybe.
Leaders will host a town meeting on Monday hoping to build support for a $45-million school bond while attempting to allay fears about the price tag. County finance officials and staff have presented commissioners economic projections, predicting a total of a 5-cent tax increase as a result of the bond.
Youngsville and Franklin County authorities are investigating two infant deaths. According to Youngsville Detective R. Adkins, crews were dispatched to 515 Hampton Lane on Saturday to find a 5-week-old girl suffering from what were termed suspicious injuries.
BUNN - Brenda Earle Gregory, 63, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at her home. A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. today (Saturday, April 22) at Bunn Memorial Gardens.
BUNN - Kaye Driver Brantley, 60, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 21, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg.
WILLARD - Albert Samuel Avery, 67, formerly of Youngsville, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCare Center.
WAKE FOREST - Sarah Ayscue Medlin, 82, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 21, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, Knightdale, with the Rev. Greg Free officiating.
RALEIGH - Funeral services for Bishop John H. “Bill” McMillan, 80, who died Monday, April 17, 2006, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, April 22) at the Friendship Chapel Baptist Church of Wake Forest, with Apostle Cornelius A. Perry officiating.
FRANKLINTON - Charles A. Brownne, 73, died Monday, April 17, 2006. Arrangements by Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. — Ashley Raynor’s already-surging reputation as a big-game pitcher continues to grow seemingly with every pitch. Thursday at Byerly Park, Raynor won two games, including a 2-0 thriller against Pitt CC, to help the Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes advance into today’s Region X Tournament Championship matchup in the Palmetto State.
LOUISBURG — This time last year, Chandler Loyd was just beginning his final season as a member of the Louisburg Recreation Deparment’s baseball program. Loyd went on to pitch for the Louisburg All-Stars when they clinched the Dixie Youth Major League State Championship.
LOUISBURG — There was no controversy this time for the Bunn Wildcats. After last year’s finale at the Louisburg Easter Baseball Tournament, BHS had to give back its trophy for using a pitcher for too many innings.
LOUISBURG — Bunn High pitcher Brandon Strickland headlines the All-Tournament Team list from the annual Louisburg High Easter Baseball Tournament.
YOUNGSVILLE -- Listed are the latest results from the Youngsville Recreation Department’s 2006 Baseball Season:
You may have asked yourself this question at one time or another, and I can give you my answer.
First of all, dancing has been part of my life since I can remember. It was something that became very natural as soon as I was aware of music and rhythm, and I have loved it since. Furthermore, it has many benefits that make this activity even more appealing.
With flowers beginning to bloom and the landscape turning springtime green, it a great time for a drive in the country to visit one of the annual spring concert performances at the historic Cherry Hill Plantation in Warren County.
Did you hear? Franklin County Cooperative Extension has more opportunities for you to help your community. Many of you might remember the Friends of Youth program in our county a few years ago.
Pat Green’s grass is feeling a little neglected lately.
The Democratic candidate for sheriff hasn’t given it the attention that spring has demanded, but then again the Franklin County law enforcement veteran of 22 years has something more important to tend to.
After Jerry Jones’ first term as Franklin County sheriff, it isn’t a reach to wonder why he’d even want another.
But he does, hands down, and it has never been a question for the 46-year-old to seek re-election and pursue his goal of retiring as the sheriff one day.
The ups and downs of the term - which have included the tragic loss of his best friend, Ted Horton, under his watch in a helicopter crash and the subsequent SBI investigation into the questionable helicopter program, NETSTAR (he was cleared of criminal wrongdoing) - have made him a better, stronger man and sheriff, he said.
Joe Lynch can’t help but keep a watch on everything that’s going on around him.
As he navigates the roadways of Franklin County from the Schloss Community, into White Level, through Justice and back toward Louisburg his sharp glance darts in all directions.
“I like to keep aware of my surroundings. I like to always know what’s going on,” he said.
As part of a questionnaire by The Franklin Times, candidates for sheriff were asked: “The Sheriff’s Office has had many challenges over the last four years, specifically with the circumstances surrounding NETSTAR and the crash of a helicopter in which a deputy was killed. How do you see the Sheriff’s Office recovering from the events surrounding NETSTAR and what will your role as sheriff be in that?”
Franklin County’s two state representatives are standing by embattled House Speaker Jim Black, despite Republican calls that he step down amid a federal investigation into improper legislative and campaign activities.