August


• Franklinton police confiscated more than 480 capsules of Ecstasy in a routine traffic stop. One arrest was made.

• Volunteers in Medicine members headed off to a mission trip in Venezuela.

• A Franklinton Community Development Block Grant was set to improve 13 homes on South Main and Person streets.

• Municipalities recognized National Night Out to build better relationships between law enforcement and the communities.

• Ben Barrick’s voluntary manslaughter case iwas continued.

• County commissioners bought the old Epsom School property.

• The Louisburg Town Council approved a major sewer line project — $3.5 million — from the Main Street bridge around the western side of Louisburg to Frasier Field on Louisburg College’s campus. A combination of grants and bonds were identified to pay for the project.

• Taco Bell announced plans to add a restaurant inside the existing Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Louisburg off Bickett Boulevard.

• Plans to put up a plaque to honor fallen World War II veterans were put into motion by county Veterans’ Affairs Director Victor Alston.

• Fall enrollments for Vance-Granville Community College and Louisburg College are up.

• The Franklin County Arts Council announced that the International Whistlers Convention would return to Louisburg in the spring of 2007.

• The Franklinton Police Department proposed a canine drug unit.

• The county was named in a civil lawsuit involving a mudsling accident in which one woman was killed and several others severely injured.

• Commissioners back track and take a public vote on buying the Epsom School property for $35,318; demolition was expected to top $15,000.

• Franklin County school employees gathered for a day-long orientation at Louisburg Elementary.

• Baxter’s Ale House announced plans to open in downtown Louisburg.

• The county created an Office of Emergency Management and named Randy Likens to head it.

• Students headed back to public schools; enrollment would top 8,200 students by year’s end.

• Ben Barrick pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges in the helicopter crash death of Deputy Ted Horton.

• A parachute jumper was injured during a demonstration at the Youngsville Firemen’s Day.

• SAT scores in Franklin County remained steady, with an average score of 941.