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WOMAN SHOT

A case that began as in intruder shooting investigation, authorities said, appears to have been a self-inflicted gunshot matter. Franklin County authorities responded to a home on Leghorn Drive in the Pilot area about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to find Jennifer Bailey suffering from a wound to her arm. At the time, authorities were told that a white man had entered the woman's house through a rear door and shot her.

Four-wheeler crash kills man

LOUISBURG -- A Franklin County man who was last seen Wednesday afternoon was found dead Thursday morning.
Authorities said Caleb Allen, 52, was last seen alive on Wednesday at about 2:30 p.m. when he went out for a ride on a four-wheeler in the Sandy Creek community he lived in.


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Vigil tonight for shooting victim
Garry Yarborough
Vigil tonight for shooting victim

FRANKLINTON -- Hundreds are expected to gather Thursday night to support the family of a woman gunned down by her ex-boyfriend.
Police arrested Garry Yarborough on Monday morning, about 12 hours after police allege he shot and killed Tracy Williams following a confrontation at an ATM.
His arrest concluded a three-county manhunt that had people on edge as he was considered armed and dangerous.
Yarborough has been placed in the Franklin County Jail where he is being held without bond and is on suicide watch, authorities said.


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Victim did 'all she could' to stay safe

FRANKLINTON -- Tracy Williams, said friends, family, law enforcement and others who work to thwart domestic violence, did what she was supposed to do to protect herself from Garry Yarborough -- the man police say shot and killed her in a parking lot.
Monica Kearney, the executive director of Safe Space -- an organization set out to prevent domestic violence and aid its victims -- said she and her organization wants to make sure there is a focus on what we all can do.


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Should killer get parole?

RALEIGH -- A Warrenton man sentenced to life in prison for killing a pregnant woman in the spring of 1991 could soon find out if he gets parole.
Edward R. Scott, 45, was sentenced in October 1991 to spend the rest of his life in prison for his role in the shooting death of Josephine "JoJo" Dale, a 22-year-old woman pregnant with twins.
Two co-defendants, Kenneth W. Perry and Calvin Elps, both 45, were paroled in 2012 and 2013, respectively.


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School board outlines superintendent search

LOUISBURG -- Emerging from a closed-door executive session last Thursday morning, the Franklin County Board revealed a little about its plans to find a new superintendent for county schools.
"We will forgo another major search effort," said chairman Gilbert Johnson.
Instead, he said the board will review -- and possibly re-interview -- some of the applicants they considered about 18 months ago when the board eventually hired Dr. Lisa Martin to run the school system.


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Developers want county help building park

FRANKLINTON -- Developers looking to transform a hulking downtown building into a mix of housing and small businesses have also solicited support for a companion park project.
Franklinton commissioners have already approved S.L. Nusbaum Realty's plans to develop the old Sterling Cotton Mill Building into a mix of business and apartments.
Additionally, they plan to turn open space on the site into a public park, providing a resource to residents there and the entire county.


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Franklin Face
Franklin Face

Louisburg All-Star batboy Justin Kinsey


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