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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...

Youngsville utilities to get an upgrade

by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — Franklin County Public Utilities will use money it has saved over the past few years to foot a more than $175,000 bill for proposed renovations to the Youngsville utility system. Since the county officially bought out the water service from...