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Report power outages to right agency, not 9-1-1

Write these down now, while you have power! If you are experiencing a true emergency, always call 9-1-1. If you see power lines down, you should always assume they are live and stay away from them and any wet ground near them. For power outages, do not call 911, call the...
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Franklin County shelter to open at 5 p.m.

From Franklin County Director of Emergency Services: LOUISBURG — Franklin County will open a shelter at the Franklin County Senior Center in Louisburg (127 Shannon Village) today at 5 p.m. Anyone coming to the shelter should bring all medications and food needed for the first 24...
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Red Flag Warning issued for much of central state Saturday

RALEIGH — The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Red Flag Warning for 11 a.m.-6 p.m. as well as a Special Weather Statement regarding gusty winds today. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire conditions are occurring now or will shortly. The combination of...

Franklin DWI campaign nets nine arrests

LOUISBURG — Franklin County law enforcement officers combined to arrest nine drivers for driving while impaired during the Governor Highway Safety Program’s Booze It and Lose It campaign, which ran from Dec. 13, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014. During the campaign, officers from Bunn,...
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Citizens step up for children

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Judge John Davis of Franklin County Court administered the oath to four citizens who completed training to serve as Guardian ad Litem advocates.  James Williamson, Wandra Polk, Annette Goodman-Allen and Rachelle Deats, were appointed  to represent, along with an...