Supervisors: No bus money for COLA payments
By CHARLES BOOTHE - Staff Writer
The ball to give employees of the Franklin County School System a one-time cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) payment has been sent back into the school board's court.
The board of supervisors took no action Tuesday afternoon on a request from the school division to appropriate $340,000 for school buses to help with the $1.3 million cost of the payment.
"The board of supervisors appropriated $607,192 of school carryover funds, plus $617,890 of general fund (non-school) carryover funds, for a total of $1,225,082 to cover the majority of funds needed for the schools to cover their employees and be treated the same as all other employees," said supervisors Chairman David Cundiff.
"The amount offered to the schools covered all but $102,705 needed to fund the entire effort for the schools (for the payment)," he added.
Rocky Mount man guilty of selling crack cocaine
By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer
A Rocky Mount man faces up to 80 years in prison for selling crack cocaine.
Daniel Raynard Horne, 25, pleaded guilty Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court to two counts of distribution of cocaine.
A third charge of cocaine distribution and one charge of distribution of marijuana were dismissed as part of a plea agreement, according to prosecutor Cooper Brown.
The two guilty pleas stem from controlled drug buys, arranged by the sheriff's office, on Aug. 22 and Aug. 28, 2013, Brown said. Both purchases involved less than one gram of crack being sold for $20 and both were made in Rocky Mount.