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Health Department director warns of loss of care options
By: FCCC on 5/30/15
It is rather discouraging to hear the head of County Economic Development undermine efforts to prote...
Resident 'outraged' over proposed tax increase
By: patcl on 5/28/15
Remember that there are 4 county commissioner positions that need to filled by NEW people in the 201...
Weak stomach? Then don't look, laws are being made
By: tarheel1946 on 5/30/15
This sausage making session is because our commissioners are trying to find a way to put out the fi...
Tax increase could exceed U.S. growth by 1,000 %
By: tarheel1946 on 5/30/15
For those who oppose a tax increase and who usually oppose all tax increases, what is your alternat...
What do you 'see' when you say library?
By: tarheel1946 on 5/30/15
Well said. Options for the use of some of the empty buildings have been presented to the County Com...
By: patcl on 5/28/15
A new library would give the town and county a more progressive appearance. There are so many empty ...
Viewed in perspective, Duke's fine is meager
By: sheboyganvet on 5/25/15
"From a cash flow standpoint, corporations invest in amenable candidates, spending far less in campa...
By: BruceAllen on 5/21/15
Marciniak, Is your arrogance the reason you were removed from your political post in the midst of...
Should we care if people are struggling?
By: BruceAllen on 5/21/15
Steve, Did anyone check with the United Way of Franklin County? Last time I checked they had app...
Hospital issues complex, but a solution is essential
By: FCCC on 5/22/15
Did anybody happen to notice that Novant removed one of the 3 operating rooms from the hospital, and...
By: BruceAllen on 5/21/15
"...get the hospital back in the right hands..." Whose are the right hands? Franklin County owned...
County taxes going up?
By: JohnEdwards on 5/25/15
How much of this property tax increase is due to the increase in Obamacare's health insurance we're ...
By: JohnEdwards on 5/22/15
We're one of the highest taxed counties in the state, so if anyone thinks it is no big deal raising ...
By: JohnEdwards on 5/22/15
The county government needs to be audited by an outside firm. Where is all the money going? Why are ...
By: firefly1 on 5/21/15
I get $1,985 @ $99.25 per 100 on $200,000 Bottom line...its not a big amount for the typical taxpay...
By: BruceAllen on 5/21/15
A simple math calculation shows a house valued at $200,000 with a 99.25 cents tax rate per hundred ...
By: JohnEdwards on 5/21/15
And the county manager wants to hire more people while also raising our property taxes. In the pr...
By: JohnEdwards on 5/21/15
STOP higher property taxes! ...
Louisburg: The Queen City of the Tar River
By: jwaugh on 5/11/15
Since Louisburg is named in honor of Louis XVI of France let's call it the "King City"....
Extension Service spared major staffing cutbacks
By: maryjo1981 on 5/8/15
This was a nice summary of the meeting and Franklin County is indeed fortunate to have such a great ...

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