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Hostage standoff ends;deputies arrest suspect

Parks board begins pondering designs

 


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<i>County schools off to a ‘wonderful’ start</i>
County schools off to a ‘wonderful’ start

Following what was described as a smooth opening, Franklin County Schools are almost certainly going to surpass 9,100 students this year.
The second-day attendance on Tuesday totaled 8,556 students actually in classes, excluding the 596 kindergarten students who still haven’t begun attending.


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Louisburg man killed; Franklinton man faces charges
Louisburg man killed; Franklinton man faces charges

LOUISBURG — A Franklinton man is slated to appear in court next month on murder charges.
Louisburg police arrested 23-year-old James Scott Perry II on Aug. 23, alleging he shot and killed Doran Long during an altercation in front of a Louisburg convenience store.
It’s the first homicide in town since a murder-suicide in December 2011.


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It’s time for some football!
It’s time for some football!

FOOTBALL FRIDAYS RETURN. High school football season returned to Franklin County last Friday night as Louisburg, Bunn and Franklinton were all on the road for their gridiron openers. Louisburg used this strong run from Tyree Thorne to take early command during its victory at North Johnston. Franklinton was a winner at Goldsboro, while Bunn was defeated at Wilson Fike.


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Talks to focus on details of proposed utility deal

FRANKLINTON — At least one question about the town’s decision to sell its water system has been answered — a meeting place has been chosen for a joint session between all interested parties.
The full ramifications of such a sale, though, remain an evolving mystery.
During the town’s Aug. 19 meeting, commissioners agreed by a 4-1 vote to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines the terms by which Franklin County would buy the system.


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Woman dies in house fire, five escape

ZEBULON — The cause of a fire that killed a woman from out of state looks like it will remain a mystery, officials have said.
Fire and rescue personnel responded to 49 P.G. Pearce Road before 3 a.m. on Aug. 25 to find the house on fire.
Three adults and two children, ages 7 and 4, escaped the blaze, but 55-year-old Emma Jean Witters died in the fire.
Sheriff Jerry Jones said investigators may never be able to determine the cause.


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Parks board to try again

LOUISBURG — The county’s park and recreation advisory board were slated to host a special meeting to plan for a new county park.
The board was scheduled to meet earlier this month, but the meeting was cancelled when staff realized they wouldn’t have enough people to form a quorum.


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Franklin Face
Franklin Face

Louisburg’s Aaron Elliott


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