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120 roosters confiscated in search — On Patrol, week of July 4, 2013

In photo: Living in rough conditions and used for cockfighting, more than 120 roosters were confiscated from a home and are now staying at the Franklin County Animal Control facility in Louisburg. (Photo by Carrie C. Causey) by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — In April, the Franklin...
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Yard sale, Moral Monday arrest support free clinic

“I can’t stress enough that the people who come here are not deadbeats,” Beverly Kegley said. by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — Tamales and handcuffs are two items volunteers are using to protect the Franklin County Volunteers in Medicine free clinic, its prescription program and...
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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...
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Weather batters Franklin homes June 13

Above: Workers from Quality Tree Service and MidAtlantic Infrastructure work to remove a fallen tree from Jodie Pearce’s house on Edward Best Road. (Photos by Jay Lamm) Toppled trees, power outages caused by gusting winds from thunderstorms by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Last week’s...
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Louisburg working to improve downtown

Committee to revise recommendations for ‘friendlier’ town by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Looking to improve the town’s image, the town council is working to refine ideas on how to improve downtown. Last month, Mayor Karl Pernell established a committee of three, including...