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05/03/2016 - 3:17pm
     Since its humble beginnings back in 1966, Franklin County Development Association (FCDA) has grown to become the driving force behind nearly every large-scale business project in the county.      “Economic development is a give and take process that doesn’t happen over night,” said Karen Mitchell, FCDA director. “It just boils down...
04/22/2016 - 4:18pm
    The owner of a former bar in Aredale says rumors about a strip club opening there are completely false.     Dave Henderson, who owns the former Duck’s Bar and Grill on Main Street, said he’s had no contact with anyone interested in the property. Rumors spread recently alleging that the past owner of a...
04/19/2016 - 4:27pm
Engineer: Curved wall ‘beyond the point of salvaging’        The Hampton Public Library’s curved brick wall will have to be torn down and rebuilt following a recent discovery that froze ongoing renovations at the historic building.      Engineers have determined that a bulge in the...
04/19/2016 - 4:25pm
     Project officials are optimistic construction work at Hampton’s new wastewater treatment plant will wrap up ahead of its September deadline.      Engineer Tom Madden met with the Hampton City Council last Thursday to discuss the $8.4 million project and explain recent expenses. Despite previous...
04/19/2016 - 2:39pm
     The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree for local dance instructor Nina Esslinger.      This spring, Esslinger sold Ms. Nina’s Dance Center to former student Summer Jo (Pearson) Schmidt. The transition will close out Esslinger’s storied career in dance, which began decades ago when she was...
04/12/2016 - 3:56pm
     Officials in Latimer are contemplating the future of the former Corner Market building on Akir Street.      Landon and Anne Plagge are in the process of purchasing the property from Gary and Jan Stratmann, who operated a grocery store there until 2014. The Plagges plan to donate the building to Latimer...
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