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Showing 21 articles from May 27, 2020.

FRONT PAGE

Franklin County free clinic first to provide virus testing

LOUISBURG -- A Franklin County free clinic is the first of its kind to provide free COVID-19 in the state.
This week, Franklin County Partners in Health will begin performing free tests for uninsured patients.
The clinic has ordered test kits from the state lab which should arrive within days, said Dr. Phillip Stover on Monday. Stover operates the clinic and his own practice in Louisburg.


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<i>Taking ministry outside church walls</i>
Those long lines seeking food and other aid are happening here, too!
Taking ministry outside church walls

LOUISBURG -- Members of St. Paul Presbyterian Church have always prided themselves on taking their gospel beyond the walls of their Louisburg church.
When COVID-19 hit, and, literally, they could no longer gather inside those walls, they found another way to take their ministry beyond those walls to the people.
St. Paul has organized under the Presbyterian Church USA Matthew 25 initiative to serve those in need.


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How will county spend virus aid?

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County expects to get its hands on at least $1.3 million to help cover costs associated with combatting COVID-19.
Late last week, county and town managers talked about how they could divvy up the funds.
The federal government has made $4 billion available to North Carolina counties through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.


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County's no-tax-hike proposed budget tops $88 million

LOUISBURG -- The Franklin County Board of Commissioners had their first chance to dig into the budget last week.
The public will get its chance to express their thoughts on the 2020-21 spending plan this coming Monday.
Franklin County Manager Angela Harris presented commissioners with her proposed $88.8 million budget during the board's May 18 meeting.


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FRANKLIN FACE
FRANKLIN FACE

Bunn HS senior Maecie Corbett


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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Mask Section
Editorial Cartoon: Mask Section

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Lawmakers miss chance to fix local government
Lawmakers miss chance to fix local government

Gadzooks! (Love that word!) Don't look now but this is our last edition of May and yes, that is Memorial Day you see in your rear-view mirror.
Hope you had a great holiday weekend and found a few minutes to reflect on the meaning of that important holiday which honors the incredible sacrifices of so many over the last 244 or more years.
Without their sacrifices, you wouldn't be sitting there reading this -- and I wouldn't have had the freedom to write it.


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Working in place could free up the space the county needs
Working in place could free up the space the county needs

It's hard to find positives in a global pandemic.
As I write this, there were nearly 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths reported in the United States. There were more than 346,000 worldwide.
In Franklin County, there were 141 confirmed cases and 20 deaths. Luckily, according to reports, there were 92 people who recovered.


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Editorial Cartoon: Footprints
Editorial Cartoon: Footprints

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OBITUARIES

DR. THOMAS E.H. CONWAY, JR.
October 11, 1949 - May 15, 2020

Thomas E.H. Conway, Jr., a native of Louisburg, NC, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 15, 2020, surrounded by his loving family after a valiant two-year battle with cancer. He was born on October 11, 1949, to the late Thomas E. H. Conway, Sr. and the late Cornelia Cleopatra Ellis Conway of Louisburg, NC.


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ROBERT "BOB" PHILLIPS

YOUNGSVILLE­­--Robert "Bob" Phillips, 57, of Youngsville transitioned peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, May 25, 2020 at his home with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer. He was born on October 22, 1962 to Bridget Phillips and the late Stanley Phillips.


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ROOSEVELT TERRELL SR.

LOUISBURG--Graveside services for Roosevelt Terrell Sr., 83, who died Saturday, May 16, 2020, will be held Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at Haywood Baptist Church cemetery in Louisburg, with the Rev. Douglas Harris officiating.


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SPORTS

BEST AT BUNN
BUNN HIGH SCHOOL'S JAYLEN PERRY
BEST AT BUNN

BUNN -- There has been nothing normal about high school athletics since mid-March, but that was the goal Chris Lewis was hoping to attain with the announcement of postseason awards at Bunn High School.
But after consulting with Bunn coaches and administrators, Lewis decided to take a 'business as usual' approach to the awards.


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SOLID YEAR
GOOD TIMES. Louisburg College enjoyed another solid football season last fall under new coach Chris Tolbert. (Photo Submitted by LC)
SOLID YEAR

LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College had high hopes for the spring sports season as just about everyone on campus thought the Hurricanes had a chance to win the Region X Softball Championship -- and make a run at a long-coveted region baseball crown.
Those aspirations never transpired, but it was still a strong overall -- though shortened -- 2019-20 sports year at Louisburg College.


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Mystery boxes offered
Mystery boxes offered

ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats are currently offering mystery gift boxes online.
Each box will include the following:
• 1 Mystery T-Shirt
• 1 Mystery Bobblehead


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BUNN HS SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
BUNN HS SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Bunn High School senior standout Cameron House has earned a scholarship courtesy of the BHS Booster Club. House excelled in basketball and softball for Bunn HS during her exceptional four-year career.


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ONE WIN AWAY
ONE WIN AWAY

Louisburg College coach Jason Rasnake and his Lady Canes came up one victory short of making the women's national basketball tournament.


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LIFESTYLES

Living 50 Plus: Ready to serve
Living 50 Plus: Ready to serve

DELIVERY TEAM. From left, Cole Jones, Hailey Turinsky and Ty Jones were in charge of pickup and delivery of the boxes of food.


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Living 50 Plus: Ready to serve
Living 50 Plus: Ready to serve

Katrina Williams shows off the produce boxes that were donated from Franklin County's Baptist on Mission.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Suspects face charges for stealing tractors

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies arrested suspects from Pender and Onslow counties, alleging they nabbed two tractors from Franklin County.
Joseph E. Powers, 57, and Stephen E. Smith, 48, were both charged with two counts of felony larceny. Both men live in Maple Hill, which straddles both Pender and Onslow counties.


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Heroin trafficking, gun charges filed

LOUISBURG -- Sheriff's deputies arrested a Franklin County man on drugs and weapons charges.
Shawnell J. Terry, 24, was served with warrants, charging him with trafficking in heroin, manufacturing a schedule I substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, going armed to the terror of the public, possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule I substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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