LOUISBURG -- Sheriff's deputies arrested a Louisburg area couple, alleging the two abused a month-old baby. Franklin County Sheriff's Office Chief of Staff Terry Wright said a hospital alerted authorities to the potential of child abuse. Authorities allege the incident occurred between May 5 and June 5. Investigators on Thursday arrested Dequarius Johnson, 20, and Victoria Benson, 17, both of N.C. 39, with felony intentional child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for William "Joe" Williams, 69, who died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, will be held Friday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Castalia, with Pastor Bobby Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Hickory Grove Church cemetery.