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May 6, 2020.
SON AND FATHER. Roland and Michael Gilt relax before taking flight.
LOUISBURG -- During this COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have been on the frontlines.
This past weekend, area pilots showed them some love from the skyline.
Dozens of pilots gathered at Triangle North Executive Airport, Franklin County's airport, before taking off in a parade of planes that flew over Maria Parham Franklin's emergency room before embarking on a flight pattern to Duke Hospital in Durham, UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, Rex Hospital in Raleigh, WakeMed in Cary and WakeMed in Raleigh -- ultimately forming a heart.
LOUISBURG -- Franklin County nearly went a week without reporting a new COVID-19-related death. That changed by Wednesday, though, when the state reported another person who had been a resident at Louisburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center had died.
Still, the downturn in new cases and deaths comes as Gov. Roy Cooper began unveiling a plan to reopen the state in phases, beginning on Friday.
Jubal Stagner with Jostens hands out caps and gowns to graduates
The 2020 high school graduates of Franklin County Schools won't have a traditional ceremony this year -- but they certainly will have a lot to enjoy and remember.
School officials have devised a way to honor the graduates, keep everyone as safe as possible -- and share the excitement via the district's YouTube channel beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 13.
LOUISBURG -- Franklin County commissioners agreed to move forward with a space swap that could commit the county to spending $3.5 million to expand Vance-Granville Community College in the future.
During the Franklin County Board of Commissioners' April 20 meeting, County Manager Angela Harris advised commissioners that Franklin County Schools and VGCC were working out a plan to move the Early College High School program into Vance-Granville Community College's Building 5
LOUISBURG -- An aircraft mechanics' operation and an avionics lab announced expansions at Triangle North Executive Airport.
Both Total Flight Solutions and Triangle Avionics are huge assets for the county's aviation community that service both existing airfield tenants as well as numerous outside clients, county staff said.
Louisburg resident Tucker Gupton
Let's all step away from the face masks, social distancing and concerns about the virus for just a few moments and focus on some other local topics worthy of consideration.
If you like to watch local governments dealing with challenges, then you're going to have a ball over the next few years comparing how Louisburg's new industrial park venture compares with Franklin County's long standing and mostly vacant industrial park fiasco.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, probably all of us have come across news headlines that we never thought we'd see in our lifetime.
About eight months ago, the World Health Organization said video game addiction is officially considered a mental disorder, according to a Forbes.com story.
Last month, the WHO recommended video games as an effective way to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
If you are like me, your email has been flooded with stories about COVID-19 lately. Most articles use faceless data like unemployment figures, infection rates, and economic losses to paint a sobering picture of an unpredictable global health crisis with an uncertain outcome.
One story, however, had a face.
This is a tribute to a most loyal and valuable Franklin County citizen, Mary Mitchell Murphy.
What her vim, vigor, enthusiasm you cannot imagine to add quality of life and faith to human kind for her fellow citizens in her local, state, national and whole world life.
I was so proud to watch Saturday's Fly-Over honoring health care workers as the planes flew over our Maria Parham Franklin Hospital!
I applaud Bo Carson's effort to get our hospital included in the Fly-Over and the work of the commissioners and Town of Louisburg to get this crucial facility back in our county.
LOUISBURG--Brady Thomas Stainback Sr., 93, of Louisburg died on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Funeral services will be held at a later date.
STEM--Edward Manuel Varnell Jr., 71, died Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Duke Medical Center. Due to the pandemic and social distancing, services will be private.
He was born to the late Edward Manuel and Rebecca Walker Varnell. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
BUNN--Paula Louise Robinson DeLong, 64, died Saturday, May 2, 2020. A private memorial service will be held.
Hello, my name is Nehemiah Judkins.
I have run track since middle school. Track is more than a sport for me -- it is my life. I love running.
My last year in high school has been quite a switch. I guess no one was ready for this. Closing school has put a strain on everybody.
Little did I know on Thursday, March 12, I would be competing in my last senior track meet.
I didn't know how much I would regret not putting my all into my last high school 100m Hurdle event. That feeling of knowing I will never get to run beside and compete with the teammates I've ran with for four years broke my heart.
The morning of March 12 was almost like any other morning.
I did all the repetitive things such as eat breakfast and get dressed for school.
This particular morning, I had to pack my Bunn High School softball uniform as I have many other mornings over the past three years.
It's been exactly 20 years since I stepped off the mound as a pitcher and walked across the stage to receive my diploma from Louisburg High School.
If you had told me then that in 20 years I'd be stepping off that same field as a coach with my players after our 4th game of the season and never returning because of a pandemic, I would've said you were crazy.
Responsible vehicle ownership involves taking inventory of the automobile and ensuring it is working at peak capacity. Hundreds of parts work together to keep vehicles on the road, but quite often drivers do not look under the hood until something is amiss.
Routine maintenance is widely acknowledged as a critical component of responsible vehicle ownership, but many motorists may not know how to care for their cars.
The notion of vehicle maintenance often conjures images of greased-stained hands and car hoods propped up. While professional and amateur mechanics are still no strangers to getting their hands dirty, vehicle maintenance in the 21st century also involves diagnosing issues that might arise with a car's engine control module.
The only noises many drivers ever want to hear coming from their vehicles are the sounds of their favorite songs blasting from their car stereos. But cars sometimes make noises that aren't nearly as inviting as music.
Noises that seem to pop up when applying the brakes can be especially scary for motorists.
Kenbridge,VA.-- Ten high school seniors from northern North Carolina and Southside Virginia are each receiving $1,000 scholarships presented by Benchmark Community Bank. The annual $mart$tart Community Commitment Scholarship is named for the bank's $mart$tart money management program designed for ages 13-17.
LOUISBURG -- County management is expected to present county commissioners with a budget that doesn't raise taxes, provides options for employee raises and could expand the county's workforce -- but not as much as requested.
And, in light of reduced revenues associated with COVID-19, County Manager Angela Harris said staff is being even more conservative with projecting sales tax revenue and tax collection rates.
LOUISBURG -- Six Republican candidates running for election in 2020 stressed the need to preserve individual rights, human dignity, and government accountability during Franklin County Republican Party's annual convention, held in March at the Hamilton Hobgood Courthouse Annex.
As North Carolina values and responsible financial stewardship took center stage, 43 delegates were elected to represent Franklin County at the Republican's district convention.
LOUISBURG -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies arrested a Zebulon duo, alleging they were responsible for a drug overdose death.
On April 28, a Special Operations Group within the sheriff's office arrested Kristen Jade Bailey and Matthew James Bond, alleging they were responsible for the death of Franklin County resident Tiffany Moss.