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Rescued: FBI hostage unit recovers Janssen safely

by Clellie Allen, Editor WAKE FOREST — An “elaborate kidnapping plot” that resulted in Frank Janssen enduring “five nights in the hands of very dangerous people” is how FBI Agent John Strong characterized the disappearance of Wake Forest resident Frank Janssen in a news...

Not all insects should bug you

By William Lord N.C. Cooperative Extension LOUISBURG — One of the lesser-known benefits of many insects is that of pest control. Lady beetles, praying mantises, wasps and spiders all play a role in controlling the voracious appetites of other bugs like aphids. The larvae of lady...
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United Way breakfast huge success

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) held their community breakfast March 27 at Louisburg College. More than 350 individuals and businesses were recognized for their contributions, including Johnny Hight, who was honored with the Wayne Stallings volunteer of the...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – April 10, 2014

Arrests •Marilyn Mashelle West, 45, 110 Bunker Lane, Louisburg, was arrested at Trinity Church Road and Moulton Way, Louisburg and charged with driving while impaired and another traffic offense after her blood alcohol level tested to be .39. The legal limit is .08. Deputy C....

Franklinton police reports – April 10, 2014

Arrests •Ralph Daniel Derrick, 32, 7 Ramey Circle, was charged with assault, inflicting serious bodily injury after he allegedly had an altercation that left the victim with a hematoma to the head and bruising around the lower back. He was taken to jail and held on a $5,000 bond...