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Dave Says: September 17

We need help with our budget! Dear Dave, My husband and I have been living on a budget for a few months, and for some reason there seems to be leaks in our budget. It’s just a few dollars here and there, but added together it makes a huge dent. Can you give us some

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Unknown Journey: Now what?

By Gail Motes [Editor’s note: Spruce Pine resident Gail Motes, recently diagnosed with breast cancer, will keep a journal of her treatment and progress in the Franklin Free Press during the coming months. She would appreciate your prayers and support during this difficult time.] So, just what does one do when the doctor says, “I’ve

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The Honey Do List: Fall lawn prep

Doug Green For the FFP Summer might be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your lawn and garden work ethic. If you want a vibrant and healthy lawn and garden in the spring, there is plenty of lawn maintenance left to do before winter arrives. Preparing your lawn

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Honey Do List: Autumnal equinox

Doug Green For the FFP Is it true that you can stand an egg on its end during the “autumnal equinox”? Yes! The “autumnal equinox,” September 23, is rapidly approaching. We have an equinox two times a year, spring and summer. These are the two days of the year when the number of daylight hours

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Dave Says: September 10

Cash wedding on a budget Dear Dave, I’m getting married soon, and my fiancée and I together have saved about $9,000 for our wedding. Right now, we’re doing really well on our budgets and almost always have money left over each month. Should we use the extra money to continue paying down our debt, or

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Unknown Journey: Chemo journey ends

By Gail Motes [Editor’s note: Spruce Pine resident Gail Motes, recently diagnosed with breast cancer, will keep a journal of her treatment and progress in the Franklin Free Press during the coming months. She would appreciate your prayers and support during this difficult time.] This journey began with a yearly mammogram on March 3, 2014.

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Bullying and early intervention

Lisa Forman LSCW, PIP Have you ever been bullied or found yourself hearing that your child or teen is being bullied? If you have been bullied, you can remember how it felt; it wasn’t fun. Statistics show that 49 percent of students between grades four and twelve say they’ve been targeted at least once in

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Civil trials differ from criminal trials in many ways

September 15 was set as a date to try civil jury cases. Franklin County has so many criminal cases that this will be the date for the beginning of another criminal jury week. Many of you have sat on juries or have observed jury selection. Still, I have many people say that they have no

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Week 1 in the SEC: What did we learn?

Mike Self Franklin Free Press Week 1 of the college football season is in the books, and we learned a few things. Since the Week 2 schedule in the SEC is…less than appetizing (when Kentucky vs. Ohio is one of the better matchups, that’s trouble), let’s take this opportunity to highlight the good and the

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Dave Says: September 3

Repair now or buy later? Dear Dave, I’m driving a 10-year-old car with 195,000 miles on it. The car needs $1,500 in repairs, and it’s worth $5,000. I have $40,000 in cash saved, $40,000 in investments, and I make $80,000 a year. I also have $15,000 in student loan debt, but the only other thing

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