11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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TwoBricks, a not-for profit veteran's organization building schools and clinics in Vietnam's Central Highlands, will hold a fundraiser/public screening of the documentary film “Same, Same But Different” on Sunday, July 27, at 3 p.m. at the Franklin American Legion Hall, 614 W. Main Street, Franklin.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 and are available at the door. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

An Evening for Vietnam Veterans offers an inspiring, untold tale of Vietnam Veterans who have returned to the land of their former enemy to do humanitarian work. Following their journey from war vet to global citizen, the documentary inspires veterans to share their stories and reunite with wartime colleagues.

Opening with a reading by twice-wounded Marine Veteran Suel Jones, from his acclaimed book “Meeting the Enemy: A Marine Returns Home” is followed by a screening of the documentary “Same, Same But Different,” produced by Perryman and Moises Gonzalez, from Albuquerque, N. M., and an acoustic concert by singer/songwriter Emory Joseph.

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The League of Women Voters held its monthly forum at Tartan Hall of the First Presbyterian Church last Thursday. At this month's meeting, the league invited the Mayor of Franklin, Bob Scott and Town Manager Summer Woodard to discuss the current state of the town as well as the future of the town.

Scott kicked off the forum by taking to the podium and making a pitch for changing the titles of the Board of Aldermen and instead, like many other places in North Carolina, calling the board councilmen.

“This was a term that was created a long time ago. It means old men,” said Scott. “If you look at our board, it's pretty diverse.”

As for issues that may cause concern to the town within the next few years, he pointed to the state's recent move to eliminate privilege taxes that have previously been paid to local municipalities over the years.

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Gary Bray (L) of the Rotary Club of Franklin receives the District Governor's pin from Current District Governor Ronnie Thompson.

Bray will serve as 2014-15 Governor for Rotary District 7670.

The ceremony was held at the 7670 District Conference in Greenville, S.C., June 20-22.

 

 

 

 

 

Sanford E. and Vickie Wilson Peek of Franklin celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on July 16. The couple was married in Gastonia on July 16, 1956.

Mrs. Peek is the daughter of the late Alonzo & Marie Wilson, and Mr. Peek is the son of the late Carl A. & Delphia Peek.

The couple has four children, Sanford E. Peek Jr., Melisa Peek Clemmons, Sharon Peek Mooring and Michael Peek; and eight granchildren, Tiffany Nichols, Caroline Dix, Ashley Clemmons, Michael Mooring, Jr., Brandon Peek, Samantha Mooring, Curtis Peek and Steven Peek.

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