Storms cause water bypass in Franklinton

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Public Utilities experienced a bypass of untreated wastewater from a pump station located on Chavis Street in Franklinton July 1. The spill occurred after the area received some 3-plus inches of rain in short duration during the morning hours. The...
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Franklin County pair get spot in Duke’s commercials

(At right, Wendy Perry, and her nephew Wyatt Reid, are in the Duke’s Mayo commercials. Perry has also won blue ribbons at the N.C. State Fair.) ZEBULON — For Wyatt Reid, 8, mayonnaise can be put on “anything your mind tells you.” But only if it’s Duke’s. Wyatt and his aunt...
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Family robbed at gunpoint — On Patrol, week of June 27, 2013

by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — Police have arrested a 24-year-old Louisburg man in connection with a robbery with a deadly weapon last week. According to a report filed by Deputy J. Maloney, a home invasion was reported on Furney Pearce Road, Zebulon, June 17, at 11 p.m. Two...

Chavis Street has sewer system overflow

by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Public Utilities experienced a bypass of untreated wastewater from a pump station located on Chavis Street in Franklinton Friday, June 7. The spill occurred after the area received at least 3.5 inches of rain during the afternoon...
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Legendary boxer remembered

by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — Cutchin’s Funeral President Joseph Cutchins Jr. remembers hearing the tale of how his family’s company was called to take famed boxer Jack Johnson to the hospital after a car wreck on U.S. 1A in 1946. He was dead on arrival. Monday, 67 years...