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...
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Man shot in robbery — On Patrol, week of June 13, 2013

by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — Police swarmed a home on Mount Olivet Church Road Monday a little after 4 p.m. after a man reported being robbed and shot in the shoulder. According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Captain E.H. Smith, the victim was at the grocery store and when he...
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Suspended sentence in hunting death

Franklinton man pleads to the manslaughter of his nephew by David Leone RALEIGH — A Franklinton resident pleaded guilty in Wake County Superior Court Friday to manslaughter in the unintentional shooting death of his nephew. Information published online by the N.C. Department of...

Budget with tax cuts presented

by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — Town Manager Tammy Ray officially presented the budget to commissioners Tuesday night during a specially called board meeting. Franklinton staff have been working on the 2013-14 fiscal year plan for months and met with the town board for further...