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Youngsville team captures second in the nation

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS -- Youngville’s first-ever trip to a Dixie Youth National Tournament ended just a single victory from the championship.
Youngsville reached the finals of the D-Y Machine-Pitch World Series before falling 5-3 against Sebring, Florida. Despite the loss, it was a great tournament for the All-Stars, who went 6-2 overall.


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‘Concealing death’ charges are filed against teen mom
‘Concealing death’ charges are filed against teen mom

LOUISBURG — A teenager charged with concealing her baby’s death is slated to appear in court this coming week.
Ashley Marie Reed surrendered to authorities on Tuesday after prosecutors decided to file charges of concealing and failing to report a death.
Investigators allege that Reed, 16, buried her newborn baby in the backyard of her Fox Ridge Farms subdivision home.
The baby was believed to have been born alive.


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Terrell Lane changes protested
Terrell Lane changes protested

LOUISBURG — Protesters waved signs and hurled accusations, claiming an “outsider” was responsible for disrupting a school community.
On July 14, Superintendent Lisa Martin announced that she had reassigned five educators.
The one that appears to have touched the biggest nerve, though, was a decision to move Novella Brown as principal of Terrell Lane Middle School, putting her in charge of the Creative Education Center, instead.


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<i>Shining the (sun)light on solar energy</i>
Shining the (sun)light on solar energy

BUNN — In the spring of 2012, Franklin County and Bunn were at the dawn of the solar farm age — literally writing the book on the subject.
The developments were so new that Franklin County planners had to define solar farms in their Unified Development Ordinance, and create a process by which they could be approved.


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Long-time Louisburg councilwoman resigns

LOUISBURG — The Louisburg Town Council got some good news in the form of long-awaited sidewalk projects, just missed a state grant, got lambasted for roadside trimming techniques and its use of a herbicide and then lost one of its veteran members in a surprise announcement.
As Monday night’s meeting wound down, Mary Green Johnson, who has been on the council about 14 years, announced that she is resigning, effective Aug. 25.


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FHS gets new principal
FHS gets new principal

Franklinton High School will have a new leader at its helm when students return next month.
Russell Holloman has been named the school principal — and he began his duties on Tuesday of this week.
Holloman comes to Franklin County from Washington High School in Beaufort County where he had served as principal for eight years.
Holloman said he and his wife and their three children wanted to be closer to Raleigh and their family in the area.


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Franklin Face
Franklin Face

County resident Nathan Braun


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