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December
• Sign-ups started for the Boys and Girls Club.

• Stephen Barrington was hired as the executive director for the Chamber of Commerce.

• Angela Harris took on a part-time, interim role as the United Way director until one is hired.

• State schools’ Superintendent June Atkinson headed a public forum about the needs of the state to educate children in the 21st century.

• The Board of Education Policy Committee considered a no-smoking policy on all school property at any time.

• A body was found inside of an abandoned car’s trunk. It was later identified as Narskelsky Pastuer who had been reported missing. Her estranged husband, Robert Lee Pastuer, was arrested by month’s end.

• Paige Sayles was named chairman of the Board of Education; Dannie Williams was named the vice chairman.

• The Board of Education hired the rural Initiative Project development group to help in the restoration and renovation of the Riverside Porch Building.

• Antione Perry was deemed ineligible for the death penalty in the Marc Philipeaux murder case because of a low IQ.

• Youngsville announced the location of a Food Lion at U.S. 1 and Highway 96.

• The Franklin County Boys and Girls Club opened.

• A loaded handgun was retrieved from a Bunn High School student.

• Sheriff Pat Green fired 10 deputies and hired back a former jail administrator for a different position.

• Franklin County was named one of the worst counties for obesity in North Carolina.

• Franklin County was ranked the fifth worst county in the state for deaths on the roadways.

• The state decided to end its support of the Quiz Bowl, but county leaders decided to continue the games on their own.

• A favorite restaurant — El Perico— planned to reopen in Louisburg.

• Moss Foods celebrated 25 years in the grocery business in Louisburg.

• A civil suit by the Ted Horton estate moved along in court, with a 30-day deadline given to attorneys to be ready to proceed.

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