Election trickery ruled fraud

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — According to court documents released Tuesday, Patricia Burnette Chastain, the current Clerk of Superior Court in Franklin County, has been the victim of a type of identity theft purposely designed to make it nearly impossible for her to campaign...
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Louisburg doctor charged in hit-and-run death

Franklin Medical Center gastroenterologist Dr. Ghassan Al-Sabbagh left scene after striking pedestrian in Raleigh, police say. by David Leone, Associate Editor RALEIGH — A Louisburg doctor has been charged with felony hit-and-run for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident...
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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...