Nick Pedley

06/14/2016 - 4:41pm
Hanig withdraws name from ballot        Despite the result of last week’s primary election, sheriff candidates Linn Larson and Rick Rieken will face off one more time this fall.       Larson defeated Rieken 634-559 June 7 to land the Republican Party’s nomination. However, Rieken announced he will run independently this November for...
06/07/2016 - 12:14pm
    Cultures collided in a good way Saturday during the first-ever Gran Festival celebration hosted in downtown Hampton.     Around 1,000 people showed up to the event, which was held as a fundraiser by local outreach group La Luz Hispana. It featured live music, games and vendors; and raised more than $10,000 with...
06/07/2016 - 12:06pm
    Franklin County officials have enlisted the help of an East Coast restoration company to develop a plan for the courthouse clock tower’s five statues.     The board of supervisors approved a $7,650 consulting contract last month with Conservation Solutions, Inc. The Maryland-based company will be brought in...
06/07/2016 - 12:03pm
    New signs are popping up across Franklin County in an effort to preserve habitats for the embattled monarch butterfly.     Local officials have been identifying ditches this spring with native prairie grasses and flowers, which are being threatened by a new weed management system. The board of supervisors recently...
06/07/2016 - 11:58am
    Goodbyes have never been my strong suit. I really don’t like them and tend to get sad when it comes time to bid farewell. But just like death and taxes, they’re inevitable, and this is my goodbye to Hampton and Franklin County.     I covered this community and its people for the past three years. I...
05/31/2016 - 4:38pm
     After two months of delays and uncertainty, reconstruction of the Hampton Public Library’s curved wall will officially proceed following a decision last Thursday by the city council.      The group unanimously approved a $59,570 change order for reconstruction of the wall. The overall price of the...
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