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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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Eight arrested in teen shooting — On Patrol, June 6, 2013

by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — A 16-year-old was shot in the neck during a drive-by shooting off Claymont Road Saturday morning. Eight people have been arrested in the incident. According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Capt. E.H. Smith, the bullet hit the teen’s neck and came...
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Feeding Franklin grows produce pantry

by Carrie C. Causey YOUNGSVILLE — During Monday’s United Way Feeding Franklin food distribution, pantry representatives were thrilled at an addition to their bags. Next to their jars of peanut butter and jelly and canned vegetables was fresh produce and vouchers for more in the...

Prayers, donations needed for coma patient

by Carrie C. Causey YOUNGSVILLE — Harold Willamson Sr. said he knows hospital costs are increasing, but he tries not to let them bother him. “The hospital bills are rolling in, and that’s a fact of life that the hospital has to be paid for, but you can’t put a price on your son,”...

Suspects caught in home invasion

by Carrie C. Causey YOUNGSVILLE — Two men were apprehended after a home invasion on Cureton Drive, Youngsville, May 18 just after midnight. Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home after the resident said two men burst into his house. He was hit with a pistol and...