Area News

Bude OKs more police officers

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate Chief of Police Reggie Cain broached the subject of hiring additional police officers during last Monday’s monthly meeting of the Bude Board of Aldermen. By Friday afternoon, the panel held a special called meeting to employ Kylene Lowe and Tommy Gibson as the latest additions to the town’s police department…

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Supervisors accept bids for bridge replacement

By Nicole Stokes Franklin Advocate The Franklin County Board of Supervisors reviewed bids on Monday, June 6 related to a bridge replacement project on Middleton Creek Road and voted to move forward with the work. The two bids received by the county were opened on Friday, May 28 — one from Dozer Inc., in the…

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Genealogy support group spotlights research resources

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate Franklin Countians interested in their families lineage came together on Monday, June 7 for the inaugural gathering of a local group focusing on the nuances of genealogy and to discuss how to stay on point with the detective work across the decades in finding their relatives. The session, held at…

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