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County waives fees for F-ton mill project

LOUISBURG -- A development project that could transform downtown Franklinton got three thumbs up.
On Tuesday, Franklin County officials agreed to waive $58,000 in capacity fees to spur the project. On the same night, Franklinton officials adopted resolutions in support of the project and have said they would work to secure grant funding to bolster the project.


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L-burg cautioned about utility budgets

LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg Town Council got a gentle warning about the operation of its utility systems during a brief Monday night meeting -- and then set up a budget workshop where some of those growing problems will be discussed.
Presenting the town's annual audit report, CPA Dale Place cautioned the town that it needs "to take a very serious look" at the operations of the water, sewer and electric departments.


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A BEE PLATE
A BEE PLATE

The Franklin County Beekeepers Association (FCBA) has designed a North Carolina specialty license plate in an effort to bring more awareness to the plight of the state insect, the honey bee. The proposed plate is based on the "First in Flight" plate and a honey bee logo appears on the left hand side of the plate. More information can be found at www.franklincountybees.org. DMV requires 300 pre-paid applications before it will consider the initial plate application.


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Area man dies in NC 561 crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- A Spring Hope man was killed Tuesday morning after the car he was driving crossed the center line and was crushed by a tractor trailer.
Hugo Enriquez, 54, was killed at the scene of the wreck on N.C. 561 less than a mile from the Nash County Line.
According to Trooper C.I. Hundley, Enriquez was traveling east on the two-lane highway when he crossed the center line.


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LOUISBURG RECOGNIZED
LOUISBURG RECOGNIZED

Town Councilwoman Emma Ruth Stewart accepted the Chamber's Business of the Year (Over 50 Employees) from Blaine Holmes during the annual banquet last week.


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PUTTING IN WORK
PUTTING IN WORK

Chamber Chair Fred Keller presented Anna Monaco with the organization's Ambassador of the Year award during its annual banquet.


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RECOGNITION
RECOGNITION

Outgoing Chamber Chair Charles Early presented Melissa Wolfe with the group's Director of the Year award.


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MORE THAN 100 PERCENT
MORE THAN 100 PERCENT

Outgoing Chamber Chair Charles Early presented Sherry Mercer with the group's Helping Hands award.


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<i>Quilt trail features 38 blocks ... and it's growing</i>
Quilt trail features 38 blocks ... and it's growing

The Quilt Trails of the Tar River team has sold its 38th quilt block. The newest block will be for Martin County Arts Council and Martin County Tourism Development Authority. The design and name will be determined later.
In addition, Martin County Arts Council's board of directors has asked to meet with the FCAC board about working out a partnership with the Quilt Trails of the Tar River sometime in January.


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CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

Bunn Mayor Marsha Strawbridge (right) is shown presenting a certificate of appreciation to newly elected Franklin County Sheriff Kent Winstead at the Winstead family and friends Christmas party. The certificate is in recognition of Winstead's many years of faithful law enforcement service in Franklin County.


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<i>King's legacy is a call to service, speaker says</i>
MARCHING FOR A CAUSE. A crowed gathered at the Frankln County Courthouse to perform a ceremonial march to St. Paul Presbyterian Church to celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
King's legacy is a call to service, speaker says

LOUISBURG -- Martin Luther King Jr. took early to his call to serve, graduating college at 18 and entering the ministry because of an "inner urge to serve humanity."
By his mid 20s, he had led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president.


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