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 Friday, February 27, 2015
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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

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Franklin County Republicans opt for open primary

I wish to thank the Franklin County Republican Committee (FCRC) for voting to adopt the most inclusive option available for residents to choose their candidates for the fall General Election.

For any Franklin County elected position, excluding school board members, in which there are two or more candidates seeking the Republican nomination, a regular primary administered by the county election commission will be conducted to select the party's candidate.

After the primary, the FCRC will certify the winners of the contests and will also determine which unopposed nominees will be certified to be the party's candidates in the General Election.

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Rick Huff appreciated for his service, knowledge, honesty

I first visited Franklin County in 2002, at the end of a long week spent evaluating potential sites and communities for a manufacturing plant in Tennessee and Virginia for my employer. During that visit, I was introduced to county Administrator Rick Huff by the Roanoke Valley Economic Development Commission. As Rick showed me a potentially appropriate site in the Franklin County Industrial Park in Rocky Mount, I became as impressed with him as I was with the site and the availability of industrially experienced labor. (Lane Furniture and Standard Register had both just closed plants in Rocky Mount, resulting in an uncharacteristically high unemployment rate.)

Rick compared very favorably to representatives of other communities with whom I had previously spoken about the possibility of opening a manufacturing plant.

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