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I would like to express my opinion of The
Franklin Times online. Your website is very
attractive and colorful and .... I love it!
It is easy to navigate and appeares to have all areas covered. I think it is great.
I think it is great because everyone who wants to wade in on any subject can. That is a good way to learn because I do not know anyone with all the good ideas.
I believe we may end up with better goverment because of it. THANKS
One could only hope we wind up with a better government! I think it's great and I appreciate that I can sound off when the mood strikes me. Also, since our voices are seldom heard, it's a great way to convey our thoughts on issues that affect us all. Thanks!
I think that the website is a very good idea because there is always feed back on stories from other people in Franklin County so you know what other people think about certain subjects. I like being able to give my opinion right away so other people know what I am thinking. Now if we can just get our politicians to read the remarks on the website or even read the editorial page in the newspapers.
I Think its great to be able to read the times online. But why isn't the PEOPLE section available? I think people as well as myself love reading about who is getting married etc. Please consider it.
This site is one of the best. User friendly and there is something for everyone. I particularly like the section that one can vote to voice our openions on issues. Keep up the good work.
I would like to say that I was expecting to
find many 'good' opinions on Franklin Times
new website. I waited to look back to read
'them all' but... I only see 7 opinions!
I hope that all of you who are enjoying how
special and nice Franklin Times' photos and
columns are will please let them know... this is how they know to keep doing all the good things they are doing! The graphics
and the colors are wonderful!
I hope to read lots of opinions when I look
next.... this is our 'hometown paper' and
it's nice to have such online to enjoy look-
ing and reading and know 'it's there' at any
time for us to go back to. Happycolors!
I am not a resident of Franklin County, but I thoroughly enjoy reading your paper and the opinions. Your site is very organized and easy to navigate. I wish the Daily Dispatch in Henderson would follow your lead. You are doing the citizens a big favor by keeping them informed and allowing for their opinions to be heard.
I am from Franklin County but I now live in Vance County. This is a great way for me to keep up with current events there. Keep up the good work.
I appreciate your well laid out, user friendly web site. I am out of town quite often due to my employment and being able to catch up on issues I have missed is great. The ability to express my opinion on line on matters that I feel strongly about is much appreciated and saves a lot of time. I hope that more people will avail theirselves of this wonderful opportunity and service you provide.
Keep up the good work. Thanks
I think that this site is very good. Thanks for all the information that you provide.
Being that I grew up in Franklin County I was very please to find the local paper on line as I now live out of state and can keep up with what is going on back there. would like to see more about the people section as that was one of my favorite sections to read when I lived there. Thanks for putting it on line for those of us to read who are not local anymore.
You have provided the greatest service to the Franklin County Citizens that could be given. When I am finished verbalizing my thoughts on issues covered within The Franklin Times articles I get feedback from other people and that makes me even more informed. You feed that hunger all of us have for knowledge and community fulfillment. This IS the gift that keeps on giving.
A simple thank you doesn’t quite express my feelings but thank you anyway.
Gilbert E. Silva
I am from Franklinton, but i now live in Stone Mountain, Georgia.....I am excited that i now can keep up with current events and things that is going on in Franklin County
I am from Franklinton, NC, when I visit, the first thing I do is purchase The Franklin times, now I can get the good news on the web. I'm happy, it is a great ideal.
Thanks goes out to everyone at "The Franklin Times" for keeping all the taxpayers in Franklin County informed on all the issues...good and bad, or as you have stated, bitter and sweet.
Sometimes the bitter has to be taken care of, before things can become sweet, though.
Best wishes to all at The Franklin Times.
It's nice to still be able to keep up with the local news, even after moving away. Keep up the good work!
when do we get a new survey question? How about a poll of who would you vote for so on, etc.? Or a what would happen first type question like, what is going to happen first? An ice edge in hell, or four lanes of 401?
I believe an ice edge in hell will happen first. The folks who REALLY run this town don't want growth so until those people are dead,(which hopefully won't be much longer) we won't have any progress on the 4 lanes of 401.
hey look, I know the Chamber is doing their Eggs and Issues breakfast with the candidates, but could the paper do a series between now and November 7 with the candidates for commissioner, clerk of court, sheriff, house, and senate answering a same set of questions? I mean most voters here can't skip work to go to what is basically a gabfest. Better yet, how about the Franklin Times and WKXU pairing up for the 1st time, and hosting an on-air debate between the candidates for commissioner, sherrif, house, and senate. Each race would get 30 minutes worth of attention, and a closing statement in the final 30 minutes of the program. A three hour program wouldn't be a hard sale. Questions could be derived from the Times staff, WKXU staff, and questions(sent in advance) from the public. Come on, call Randy Jordan at WKXU and get it on!!
For a small-town, weekly or bi-weekly newspaper, the Franklin Times has done it right! There are not many newspapers around that show enough care for its readers to do a site with the depth and ease of use that this one demonstrates. The big-city pubs should take a look at this and learn. Thanks for the effort. I'm new to Franklinton, but I know the long-time residents must think this site is the bees' knees! I do!
I think its great!
I Think It's Great That I can Now Read The Paper On Line. I used to live in Louisburg but now I'm somewhere else. It's nice to keep up with the goings on, although I to would like to see the peoples pages. Who got married, Who had a Baby, & even Who went to jail & for what.
It would be nice if you had a direct link to Birth Announcements just like you do to the obituaries. I always look forward to reading the birth announcements when the paper comes out.
I think the Times website is a good tool. I also think they have done a great job with providing important links to the county. It is great to see so many that are so passionate about their political views. I hope everyone will put that to work and get out to vote. Instead, or should I say in addition to taking a kid fishing....Offer to take a senior to vote.
Your website is beautiful. Its colorful and the news is covered very well. I am origonally from the general area and know some of the people you write about.
I have an opinion and also a question.
My opinion is that I think it is great that the paper is online.
I also get the "real" paper in the mail. I see a candidate's question/answer section in today's printed paper (Oct 28, 2006) but cannot find it in the online version.
My question is: how do I find that same candidate's question/answer section in the online version? Thank you.
Thank you for your feedback. Only portions of each print edition is placed online.
I am from Franklin County but currently reside out of the state. I am a recent online subscriber to The Franklin Times and I am delighted that I can now keep abreast of the local news.
I'm from franklinton and I've been in Maryland for the past 43 years and I think the on line news is great it let's me know what's going on at home.
as a marketer by trade, advertising and market research, I must say franklin times you need help.
What I do like is the 3 column layout. Good
What you need to do is at the very least use greater deliniation between the two side columns. This color ads are for the most part really interfering with the subtance or main body of material (your stories). Experienced as I am, I know advertising brings in the $$$$$. How about this: make the stories pop out. Reduce the intensity (at least) of the 2nd ary focus (advertising). This will not only lead the eye to it's main content, but also add depth. To what usually looks very undimensional (ie: a piece of paper) will now look amazingly more interesting. Another hint: alter the hue, saturation, color scale slightly on the ads. For example: add some gray scale to the outer columns in your color palette and whoa nelly; You may be mighty happy with the results. Just a suggestion.
I'm beginning to think that the paper should change it's name to
The Franklin Times & Testimonials
The name of the county paper is perfectly titled. If you are referring to opinions after each article, those are also perfect to let folks in office, now, and the ones previously in office that have run the county for their own benefit, know that other folks have known things have been handled in a questionable manner, and it's time for a change. Taxpayers in the county need, and want good honest government, and their response, or as you state, testimonials are proof of the pudding, so to speak.
Thanks goes out to all at, The Franklin Times. The title you have is perfect.
I appreciate Franklin Times having this site. It looks good, has a ton of local links, and provides easy access for one to weigh in, voice opinion, or spout off. I like that there are links provided to other news sources, that may be of interest to readers. The Franklin Times is integral in highlighting, for me, the local color and flavor of Franklin county and her people.
it's ok. we only get "portions" of the print edition. for me to consistently use the online edition, it will need to be comprehensive.
how bout dem heels?
I APPRECIATE THE FRANKLIN TIMES SITE YOU CAN VOICE OPINION WITH PEOPLE
GO BUNN WILDCAT'S
I would like to know exactly who Lynn Williams is to be able to get so much ink in your paper other than just another self righteous, "I'm smarter than everyone else", liberal democrat who,it seems, would like nothing better than to see all conservatives run out of 'his' country on a rail. I'm not so naive as to think that all republicans are angels but it amazes me that the liberals rail against the very rights that so many died to protect that allow them so say the things they say. Fifty years ago, their rhetoric would be considered treason now it's considered chic. I would like Mr. Williams to consider this; The first thing Rep. Lucy Allen did when she got re-elected was NOT to try to make 401 a 4 lane as this town needs so desperately. She put another 2.68 million dollars of OUR money in her pocket. Does that make you bray like spring donkey or does it make feel like an ass? I guess thats why the democrats have an ass for a party symbol. Go figure.
For the record, the message on 11/25/06 was incorrectly attributed to molo36 when in fact it was sent by myself, hodge36.
I LIKE YOUR ONLINE NEWSPAPER. I MOVED HERE FROM NJ.THE OVERTAXED STATE . I READ THIS TO BE MORE INFORMED ABOUT FRANKLIN COUNTY AND LOUISBURG AND IT,S PEOPLE
Was reflecting on my early youth, living in Franklinton after WW II, off and on, up to about 1952, following Dad's temporary repostings, until my family moved to the Washington, D.C. area permanantly. Looked up this Newspaper and what a joy!! A lot of names are very familiar to me and after a steady diet of the Washington Post (Which is a great publication) a local newspaper which captures the flavor and illustrates the committment of the citizens in working together to build a county-wide community is refreshing. Makes me want to drive down with my wife, have some BBQ, Cole Slaw and Hush Puppies at Johnnies's and the Murphy House, go by the Confederate Memorial (which my grandmother helped collect monies to build) to pay my respects, and then drive over to Franklinton to see the old school that I attended, the site of Mr. Payne's Movie Theater where Cap Pistols blazed every Saturday afternoon in support of "Gene and Roy" and ride around the old business district. Reading this newspaper is like going home again. My regards, and thanks for the excellent job in producing this very interesting newspaper. It does has a long "reach". Benjamin M. Horton, ("Joe"), Rockville, Maryland
Very good let's everyone say what they think BUT I feel that more control needs to be on what is said someone is going to get thair feekings hurt before it's over with
I believe you meant to say: their feelings hurt instead of thair feekings hurt.
Or, maybe I'm wrong and you are talking about the: Fee Kings that added that $45.00
solid waste fee, because there are a lot of taxpayers that would like to hurt the feelings of the, Fee Kings, and with darn good reason, too.
:-) It's Free :-)
I THINK THE ON LINE PAPER IS A REALLY GOOD IDEA!!ESPECIALLY THIS SECTION WHERE WE CAN
VOICE OUR OPINIONS THAT OTHERWISE,MOST LIKELY WOULD NEVER BE HEARD.YOUR COVERAGE ON THE ARTICLES IS FANTASTIC!I DO HOWEVER WISH TO SPEAK ABOUT AN ARTICLE IN THIS WEEKS
PAPER,"COUNTY OBESITY RATE HIGH."IT SAYS THAT FRANKLIN COUNTY'S RATE IS AT 73.8 PERCENT AND THE STATE RATE IS JUST UNDER 63
PERCENT.THE OBESITY RATES ARE UP BECAUSE NOT
ONLY DOES THIS INCLUDE US GROWN UPS BUT IT INCLUDES OUR CHILDREN AS WELL!!!
I MYSELF, HAVE OPENED A FITNESS CENTER FOR
LADIES AND CHILDREN HERE IN YOUNGSVILLE,
JUST BECAUSE OF THESE REASONS.
WE NEED TO GET OFF THE COUCHES,TURN OFF THOSE TVS AND GET ACTIVE!! ALL FOR A HEALTHIER BETTER YOU!!
This is great! There is so much to be said, but I'll (try) to be brief. I like the idea of The Franklin Times being online. It is understandable why there are only portions of the paper on the site. Who would pay for a paper if it were free online, right? I don't subscribe to the paper but I do pick one up here and there. I have received enough papers from junkmail that would probably save an entire forest. What would be great, and I would subscribe to it, is for the online paper to be complete. My proposal is to give readers a choice: subscribe online and get the entire printed version, or subscribe the traditional way, and have it delivered. Either way, The Franklin Times would get paid, and people like me could have the convenience of a "paperless paper." There is probably some reason why this is not an option, but that is my opinion/request.
ok, time for a new "Times" poll. The question could be, should county commissioners serve on other county boards that as commissioners they will actually vote to fund projects? Or, should Buffaloe, Lancaster and Winters resign their commissioner seats?
It is wonderful we can have discussion on all the article, editorials etc. Best local news website anywhere!
Hi, I am currently in Austin Texas. I saw the story about Tommy Ray missing from Franklinton. I knew him and so did alot more people than you might think. I have not read anything about a continuing search etc. Is it because he was homeless. I bet if someones daughter was missing it would be on CNN. The least you guys can do is give us updates on this issue.
GIGGLES1986 : FRANKLIN TIMES IS A GOOD PAPER NEEDS TO GET RID OF THE SMALL ADS AND MAKE IT A BIGGER AND LONGER NEWSPAPER IN THE FUTURE ...SO I THINK THATS HOW YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR PAPER FOR THE BETTER.... ONLINE OF THIS NEWSPAPER IS A GOOD IDEA THANKS FOR DOING THAT
Sorry to read about the deterioration of the downtown business district in Franklinton. Perhaps a greatly reduced tax posture in concert with other business incentives on the part of the local political entities would draw new start-ups to inhabit the old existing facilities. Just a thought...My Regards, Joe Horton
Enjoying this very much. But a comment back on molo36/hodge36 made on Nov 25, 2006 - Rep Allen and her husband only pocketed $2 million - the remainer went to Micheal Leonard and probably split with one of his "Bros."
Franklin Times... how pretty your website is! It only gets better and better!
When will you have the ENTIRE paper available for online reading?
Careful Joe, you do not want to misrepresent Franklintons Mayor. An actual opinion that is not in line with her and her followers are frowned upon.
I just voted for a full-time lobbyist. I think we should hire someone to look out for our interest since our paid politicians don't seem care a whit about us. Conklin
Your website is great but please include in your news all the weddings and engagements. I was born and raised in Franklin County and now reside in Wake County but would love to be able to keep up with these events as well.
I am away at college and I think it is awesome that I can keep up with what is going on at home by reading the franklin times online. I wish you would put the weddings and engagements along with the rest of the paper. That would be great!
Geoff, Thanks for the wonderful articles on Bryant Anderson. Geoufrey is our son in law so we have been very close to Bryant's struggle to over come his battle with cancer. Throughout the past year I have been so impressed with and thankful for the outpouring of love and support for the Anderson family.On my trips to Bunn to be with Geoufrey and Dusty and the children I was always amazed at how the community rallied around the family to help in any way that they could. No wonder Dusty loves living there. The articles you wrote were so heartwarming and sensitive to what the family was going through and I appreciate that so much. Instead of trying to tell other members of our family I just emailed your aticles because I couldn't describe it any better than you did. I just wanted to thank you for your care and attention to the family. I know it made all of them feel better and will give them lasting memories of how Bryant lived his life and how many people loved him. Thanks, Debby Gore
i love reading your paper. i looany news or information i can get will be appreaciated.k for any information on donald hudgins/tick hudgins.he has my two great grandchildren in his care.they were taken from catawba co.dss and transferred to franklyn co. dss.i have great concerns about their well being. they are dakoda hudgins and nicklett lail.
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