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Spirits up as Franklinville church building comes down

Spirits up as Franklinville church building comes down

Demolition crews were working at the site of Franklinville United Methodist Church last week. (PJ Ward-Brown/North State Journal) FRANKLINVILLE – Members of the Franklinville United Methodist Church are saving what they can as the church is demolished following a wall collapse July 6. Emergency crews responded to the Franklinville United Methodist Church on South Main Street after a report of a commercial fire. The arriving units didn’t find a fire but did find that one of the walls of the church had collapsed. Initial reports from fire crews were that the collapse may have been caused by an explosion from…
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Church wall collapse causes commotion in Franklinville

Church wall collapse causes commotion in Franklinville

Emergency workers gather at Franklinville United Methodist Church. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record) FRANKLINVILLE – A side of Franklinville United Methodist Church collapsed Thursday night, with one wall blown out. There were no injuries and no one was in the building at the time of the incident, according to emergency workers on the scene. The cause of the collapse is unclear and there were a couple of early theories. One, it has been linked to a wall collapse of the brick structure without other factors. The other possible cause was a gas explosion. An initial call to the Franklinville Volunteer Fire Department…
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Franklinville family receives new heating system for Christmas

Franklinville family receives new heating system for Christmas

Triad Heating & Cooling owner Eric Ward presents Lily Barham as she hugs son Steven of Franklinville with a certificate for their annual Publisher Clearing House style free furnace giveaway on Dec. 22, 2021 in Franklinville. (PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL) FRANKLINVILLE — One Franklinville family rested easier over Christmas with a new furnace courtesy of Triad Heating & Cooling. Lily Barham won the heating system after her friends and family nominated her. The surprise was presented by Triad’s owner Eric Ward in a Publisher’s Clearinghouse-style front door presentation last Wednesday. “It makes me feel good that people care that much…
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Franklinville’s tight races lead to mayoral change

Franklinville’s tight races lead to mayoral change

A.C. Hurley FRANKLINVILLE — A.C. Hurley has spent more than two decades in municipal government as a town commissioner in Franklinville. He’s moving to another seat after an incredibly close election earlier this month. “I want to get more for the people in the town,” Hurley said.  Hurley received 50 votes. Incumbent Perry Conner, who was seeking a fifth term as mayor, received 49 votes. Hurley, who has been on the town board for about 28 years, didn’t file for the mayor’s seat until the final day of the filing period in the summer. He said he weighed the pros…
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