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Eight arrested in teen shooting — On Patrol, June 6, 2013

by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — A 16-year-old was shot in the neck during a drive-by shooting off Claymont Road Saturday morning. Eight people have been arrested in the incident. According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Capt. E.H. Smith, the bullet hit the teen’s neck and came...
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Taking a plunge for charity

LOUISBURG — County Commissioner Don Lancaster was dunked for charity during a Union Bank customer appreciation day in Louisburg Friday. The event raised $451.79 for Miracle League of Franklin County. Customers also were able to eat hot dogs and play games. (photo by Carrie C. Causey)
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Signups continue for Rex Open volunteers

Tournament organizers put out all-call for more than 500 volunteers WAKEFIELD — Area residents who want to get a whole lot closer to PGA golf have that opportunity June 16-23 when the Rex Hospital Open comes to TPC Wakefield Plantation. Rex Healthcare is looking for more than 500...

Business Briefs — week of June 6, 2013

Franklin Medical Center recognized for excellence VHA Central Atlantic has recognized Novant Health Franklin Medical Center (FMC), Louisburg, with two national awards. FMC was listed as one of six facilities that demonstrated a 20-percent or greater reduction in 30-day heart...

Economy looks to be on the up

by Dave Caldwell, North Carolina State University RALEIGH — Things are looking up economically in both North Carolina and across the nation. That is the conclusion of Dr. Mike Walden, economist and William Neal Reynolds distinguished professor at North Carolina State University....