The Franklin County Library kicked off a communitywide reading program Project Read and encouraged everyone to read All Quiet on the Western Front.
Victory for Pat Green, Lucy Allen, Doug Berger, Alice Faye Hunter, Bob Etheridge, Harry Foy, Penny McGee-Young and Bob Winters.
Wal-Mart confirmed it was looking to locate off U.S. Highway 401 with a Supercenter. Later in the month, it withdrew plans, citing the town was too restrictive in its planning regulations.
The county considered buying 215 acres off Airport Drive for an industrial hub site as part of the Kerr-Tar Hub, four-county effort. The property was owned by state Rep. Lucy Allen and husband Felix, handled by developer Mike Leonard. Allen and Leonard are on the county Economic Development Commission.
The WWII plaque honoring fallen vets was dedicated in a courthouse ceremony.
Bojangles announced plans to locate in Louisburg.
United Way Executive Director Don Hamrick resigned.
Farm-City Week got clucking with a kick-off that started with an annual poultry show by 4-Hers.
A stomach flu outbreak at Royal Elementary School sent 100 students home.
Bids for the West River Road Bridge replacement were let by the DOT.
The county spent $2.68 million in general fund reserves for land where the county Kerr-Tar hub site could go. About $2.5 million went to property owners state Rep. Lucy Allen and husband Felix.
Emil Dunk Preddy was named the Franklin County Artist of the Year by the Arts Council.
Novozymes contributed $40,000 to the establishment of the Franklin County Boys and Girls Club.
The annual Pilot Thanksgiving Day breakfast was a big success; more than 1,200 people attended the Pilot Lions Club event. The club continued its efforts to build a park across from the Fire Department.
Allen de Hart was one of eight people nationwide to receive the REI Stewards for the Environment Award.
County Manager Chris Coudriet received a pay increase of 5 percent. His $85,000 salary when he started in October of 2004 climbed in total to $100,551 in two years.