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Alcohol and mints land man in jail — On Patrol, week of Aug. 15

by Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — A man arrested for driving while impaired and having his license revoked topped it off by managing to steal breath mints while in the middle of a traffic stop. Manuel Cortes Rodriguez, 27, 166 Rustic Ridge Road, was driving 10 miles per hour...
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Election signals end of era

Youngsville loses veterans as candidate filing period ends. YOUNGSVILLE —  Youngsville has seen its share of changes in the past few years, however, the biggest change in town currently can be seen at the Franklin County Board of Elections. Longtime commissioners Leelan Woodlief,...
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National Night Out around corner

by Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — Police are unveiling a new community watch program at this year’s National Night Out to provide for a safer Franklinton. Friday Aug 6, two local communities will participate in the annual National Night Out. Franklinton will be holding it’s...

Alleged victim: Rape case mishandled

Police investigation continues. Editor’s note — The names of the alleged victim and her family have been changed to protect their identities. For more information about the change and this story, see editorial. by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — An alleged victim of a December...

Home invaders nabbed

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — A robbery investigation has led to the arrest of Nakisha Nicole Stewart, 27, of 155 Mark Street, Franklinton, and Shakema Teairra Strickland, 22, of 539 TK Allen Road, Louisburg. Stewart was arrested on warrants by Deputy N. Rinker for attempted...