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School board to begin superintendent search
Dr. Pascal Mubenga
School board to begin superintendent search

LOUISBURG -- In a surprise announcement this week, Franklin County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Pascal Mubenga announced that he is leaving to take the helm of the 33,000-student Durham Public School System.
Dr. Mubenga's selection as Durham's new superintendent was announced Monday evening at a special board of education meeting there.


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<i>It's now Chief Abbott</i>
It's now Chief Abbott

LOUISBURG -- It may have been one of the shortest town council meetings in recent memory, but the Louisburg governing board made one of its most important decisions and got quick updates on a number of projects Monday night.
After holding a brief closed-door session to discuss personnel, the council emerged and voted unanimously to name Jason Abbott as chief of police.


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County partners with state to expand water supplies

LOUISBURG -- The Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution that starts a state and county partnership aimed at expanding the county's water supply.
This past summer, an engineering study revealed that just more than 88 percent of the county's water supply is either being used or has already been allocated.


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... AND WHAT DO YOU BID?
... AND WHAT DO YOU BID?

Auctioneer Freddie Edwards searches the crowd for bids on the items that Chris Edwards (left) and Dan Welden (center) are holding up while spotter Landen Morris also searches the crowd. The auction was the finale of the first-ever antique farm show and swap meet held next to the Gold Sand Fire Department last weekend to raise money for the department's building fund. The event, which drew exhibitors and visitors from around the area, was deemed a success and organizers said they plan a similar event next year.


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Youngsville quandary: Growth versus lifestyle issues

YOUNGSVILLE -- Commissioners agreed to rezone a residential lot to Main Street Business, expanding economic development opportunities in the growing town.
But it highlighted a tension between commercial development and residential quality of life.
Joe Farrell with PJ 120 LLC petitioned the town to rezone 123 S.E. Railroad Street from residential to Main Street Business.


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Franklin Face
Franklin Face

Louisburg HS v'ball player Makayla Ball


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