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<i>29 years of touching lives, building character</i>
Retiring Teacher, Coach David Howle with award
29 years of touching lives, building character

LOUISBURG -- The Franklin County Board of Education and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners met, in an informal setting, to talk about the successes and challenges facing education now and into the future.
One of those challenges, many in attendance noted, would be replacing retiring football coach and educator, David Howle.
The Bunn stalwart announced his retirement earlier this year, hanging up his whistle and putting down a clipboard after 29 years on the job, 25 of those at Bunn High.


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Historic jail project moving, but windows are a challenge

LOUISBURG -- Volunteers working to restore a long-abandoned jail building said they are making progress.
However, they do see, clearly, some matters that might hold things up a bit.
In June, Franklin County commissioners approved a lease agreement with the Tar River Center for History and Culture Foundation that allowed the group to begin efforts to stabilize the East Nash Street building, which was built in 1875.


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Bunn High senior dies in traffic crash
Bunn High senior dies in traffic crash

BUNN -- Makeshift memorials were set up in a high school parking lot and the site of a fatal crash that took the life of a Bunn High School student this week, giving people a place to gather and remember a fallen friend.
A fishing pole, southern heritage flag, chewing tobacco and flowers marked the spot where Jon Perry lived and the place where he died.
"Jon was a "bo," said Bunn High teacher Kim Mitchell. "That's what the kids call our country boys.


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Upgraded forensics unit is ready to catch crooks
CONTROLLED SETUP. Dep. Jennifer Martin shows how lighting and other techniques can aid deputies with detailing ballistics information.
Upgraded forensics unit is ready to catch crooks

LOUISBURG -- A good forensics unit can find the smallest evidence, turning a hair fiber, strand of DNA or swatch of clothing into a critical piece of evidence to convict an offender.
For years, though, the forensics unit at the sheriff's office was more noted for what it could find -- tires and other junk filling its work space -- and what it couldn't find -- the resources it needed to do its job.


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Charging stations coming to town

If Santa Claus ever decides to leave the reindeer at home in favor of a new-style electric-powered sleigh, visiting the Louisburg area will be lot easier!
Louisburg has been awarded $25,000 to build five public electric vehicle charging stations that will be located at Louisburg Town Hall, Louisburg College, the Franklin County Court House and other town parking lots.
The charging stations are funded by Duke Energy and are part of the company's 200 public charging stations that are being installed around North Carolina.


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Franklin Face
Franklin Face

Franklinton resident Emma Wise, 2


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