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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...
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Proposed adventure facility in Youngsville gets zip

Ropes course, zip-line business denied by county by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — The Franklin County commissioners meeting Monday became the scene of a courtroom, complete with objections and requests to “approach the bench.” On trial: A proposed “adventure park” with a zip...
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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...