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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
540-483-5113
Fax: 540-483-8013

For the love of money?
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By CHARLES BOOTHE -

We all need money. Have to have some to survive.

For most of us, the more we get, the more we spend. The more we spend, the more we want.

It can be a never-ending cycle, even for those who are very wealthy. There is no such thing as having too much money, right?

For many of us who grew up in this region, though, having a lot of money was simply a dream. We had to scrape and save to make ends meet and keep food on the table, often with the help of relatives who had a little more than we did.

It wasn't that we were poor because we were lazy. Everybody worked, but without an education, good-paying jobs were hard to come by.

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Shelter Stories
Sick to my soul
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By JOY JAMISON - Volunteer

It never ceases to amaze and sadden my heart for the condition of some of my fellow human beings. I understand that some unabashed cruelty comes as a result of mental illness. This should be addressed instead of passed over and passed down, as are so many of the maladies in today's society. On the other hand, there are evil, nasty people out there who apparently do not give a single thought to the consequences of their actions.

I'm sick to my soul reading about women, children, elderly folks and animals being senselessly abused because some psycho needs to feel his oats. How can a person look at himself in the mirror or go to sleep at night? Laws are lax. The judicial system is stacked to the ceiling with minor drug infractions, while abusive maniacs and meth manufacturers roam the streets of our cities, wreaking havoc on our fellow citizens.

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Morris gets good news
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By MORRIS STEPHENSON -

Several years ago, I remarked I hoped I lived long enough to see the old Rocky Mount power dam on the Pigg River removed. Well, it looks now the odds have drastically switched to my side.

But first, I need to write a little about the annual recreational float set next month on the Pigg. This will get me into some important news.

A lot of people apparently have been working hard behind the scenes on the 13th annual "Pigg River Ramble Weekend" scheduled, rain or shine, Friday through Sunday, May 16-18.

Last week, I got a call from Al Flora. He asked me if I would go along with him to take pictures for the newspapers of all the people who are helping sponsor this year's three-day paddling event this year.

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