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FRANKLINTON-Mildred Wilder Martin, 85, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Louisburg Nursing Center. She was born in Franklin County on Nov. 1, 1929, to the late Julian E. and Lillie Stroud Wilder. Mrs. Martin was a member of Perry's Chapel Baptist Church.

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Robber armed with pistol hits Louisburg restaurant

LOUISBURG -- Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery at a local eatery.
Officers responded to the Waffle House on Bickett Boulevard at about 1:15 a.m. on Nov. 20 after employees reported a robbery.
According to the report by Officer T.W. Lincoln, a suspect, believed to be a man, entered the restaurant with a semi-automatic pistol and demanded money.

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<i>Novo executive applauds EPA delay on biofuels</i>
Novo executive applauds EPA delay on biofuels

WASHINGTON -- The president of a local biofuels industry leader hopes that the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to delay a ruling on regulations that determine how much biofuels end up in the nation's fuel supply provides time for a better solution.
Novozymes President Adam Monroe said, initially, plans appeared to backtrack from President Obama's goal to rely more on biofuels.

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<i>One-vote error discovered in election recount</i>
One-vote error discovered in election recount

MAKING IT COUNT. Susan Hale, left, and Pat Tharrington help recount ballots last Thursday during a statewide recount for the N.C. Supreme Court battle between Cheri Beasley and Mike Robinson. The Franklin County recount produced one less vote for Beasley, said county Elections Director Lisa Goswick. She said the miscount was the result of a mailed-in absentee ballot that was manually entered into the system in error.

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Oops! Utility deal stalls over future revenue, logo mixup

LOUISBURG -- After last week, it appeared that the ball was in Franklin County's court. Now, it looks like the matter is back firmly in the hands of Franklinton officials.
Franklinton commissioners approved an asset purchase agreement during their Nov. 18 meeting and sent the document to county commissioners for final approval.

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<i>An alien landing?</i>
An alien landing?

FRANKLINTON -- There were times that a staging area at Novozymes looked like an alien landing party -- complete with blob-like figures in green suits plodding around.
Turns out it was a hazardous materials training exercise that called upon about half a dozen first responding units to assess their response to an emergency and coordinate rescue efforts.
And, like first contact between man and alien, communication was the key.

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<i>Moss Foods: A hometown success story</i>
Moss Foods: A hometown success story

LOUISBURG -- While the "local foods" movement has swept the nation, a Louisburg business has managed to put a slightly different, down home spin on the concept.
Instead of "farm to fork," Moss Foods is focused on creating local jobs, bringing customers to Franklin County from a broad region and working to keep both quality and service in the grocery business formula. Those efforts are being recognized by the town of Louisburg as part of its economic development effort.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face

Louisburg legend Al Bolton

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Editorial Cartoon: Giant Leap
Editorial Cartoon: Giant Leap

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You can help stop state's stealth attack on U.S. 401
You can help stop state's stealth attack on U.S. 401

This is probably a terrible thing to ask while most of our readers are thinking about Turkey Day's main course and which side dishes not only go with the traditional dinner but also provide the fuel for a mega-shopping trip on Friday.
But it's an important request -- and that's especially true if you ever drive U.S. 401 between Louisburg and Raleigh. And who doesn't, even if they hate that road?

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Thanksgiving is a great time to reach out to others

Don't look now but Turkey Day is just about upon us!
In just a day -- or perhaps already in some homes where cooks have begun to prepare food well in advance -- ovens will be heated up, cooktops filled with pots and pans and everyone will be eagerly awaiting the fun, food and fellowship which comes with one of this country's favorite holidays, Thanksgiving.

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F'ton and Franklin County; the water saga continues
F'ton and Franklin County; the water saga continues

Just when I thought I was out.
They pull me back in.
Sure, that's a familiar line from The Godfather III that is oft-quoted.
And, yes, it comes from the lesser of the movies from the trilogy.
But, it is so appropriate to me, now.

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Editorial Cartoon: Election Stress
Editorial Cartoon: Election Stress

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<i>Time to say thanks to those who help make things work</i>
Time to say thanks to those who help make things work

It's probably just a function of my advanced age, but it seems like 2014 is flying by.
It is Thanksgiving again; a time when Americans traditionally pause to give thanks for the good things and people in their lives.
Below is a brief list of people Franklin County has to be thankful for this year.

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<i>Finding peace just standing in the rain</i>
Finding peace just standing in the rain

Have you ever stood in the pouring rain to experience just the wonder of it? Have you felt its natural power and beauty? To many, this may come as an odd or even strange question.
Most today seeing someone doing this would probably say, "Look, he or she is not even smart enough to get in out of the rain." They may laugh a bit judging, never taking the time to really see the person or the rain. They see only what they want to see.

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'Talking points' proposed for responses to NCDOT about strategic corridors

It can be difficult to express the important points of a highway for those of us not in the transportation business.
To help with that, these points were developed by Gary Faulkner, a retired DOT traffic engineer from Franklin County, who has been a driving force behind local efforts to improve U.S. 401 in Franklin County.
He is presenting them to help focus on the highway's importance -- and is making them available to anyone who wants to use them in their responses to the state.

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Editorial Cartoon: Drones
Editorial Cartoon: Drones

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<i>Kathryn Thomas, Michael Guthrie exchange vows</i>
Kathryn Thomas, Michael Guthrie exchange vows

Kathryn Anne Thomas and Michael Scott Guthrie were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct, 4, 2014 at 5 p.m. at the home of the bride's parents in Louisburg.
The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Alan Koeneke.
The bride is the daughter of Randall and Debra Thomas.

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<i>Even Angels need a hand this season</i>
Even Angels need a hand this season

ANGELS AMONG US. The Franklin County Department of Social Services has set up its Angel Tree again, giving people a chance to help families make the best of the Christmas season.

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<i>Pilot was once known as 'Loafers Crossing'</i>
Pilot was once known as 'Loafers Crossing'

Using the pseudonym "Jake Rattler," a correspondent of The Franklin Times in 1899 published an account of bustling activity in Pilot, a village in southern Franklin County.
He explained why the community originally had been known as Loafers Crossing and how enterprising men were transforming it.

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<i>Area judge wins service award</i>
Area judge wins service award

Judge Carolyn Jennings Yancey has received a 2014 Women of Justice Award for Public Service.
According to the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly article, the Women of Justice Awards recognize women across the state of North Carolina who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and exemplifying the highest ideals of the legal profession.

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County school bus driver accused of being drunk

LOUISBURG -- A Franklin County Schools bus driver was placed on administrative leave after being charged with drinking and driving on duty.
According to school officials, Barbara Brodie Thorne arrived in a bus at Terrell Lane Middle School with students on board the morning of Nov. 20 when an assistant principal smelled an odor of alcohol and suspected she was under the influence.

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CARTED. Early College students, from left, Ashley Rushing, Trey Brown, and Marissa Clark help drum up donations.

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Nash Community College Advertising and Graphic Design students designed the 25th Annual NCC Foundation Golf Classic T-shirt. The students (shown here left to right are Will Lewis, NCC Foundation Executive Director Pat Daniels, Melissa Cooke, Xavier Moody, NCC President Dr. Bill Carver, Judie Taylor, NCC advertising and graphic design instructor Natasha Neal, Anna Inscoe, Desiree Dolbery, Rashaun Moore, Matt Unruh and Anna Bindrim.

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Legislators looking for a few good teens

The General Assembly is looking for a few good teens and legislators, including Sen. Chad Barefoot, are sending out an open invitation to high school students who might be interested in serving in the Student Page Program.
Every legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly opens its doors to high school students from across the state to participate in the House and Senate Page Programs.

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