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Did 'path of destruction' end in murder?
Did 'path of destruction' end in murder?

LOUISBURG -- Prosecutors said that on the afternoon of July 26, 2015, Garry Yarborough was on a calculated and conscious "path of destruction" that led to a Franklinton shopping center parking lot and ended in the death of his estranged girlfriend, Tracy Williams.
Defense attorneys said a series of traumas that began before the age of nine scarred Yarborough, and his fatal actions were just pure instinct that was triggered when Williams pointed a gun at him and shot him in the leg.


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Early voting includes three Saturdays

LOUISBURG -- The Franklin County Board of Elections approved an early voting schedule that will give voters three Saturdays -- from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. -- to cast a ballot.
And board members anticipate using the turnout for those days to determine how they handle weekend early voting in the future.


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Major projects receive quick approval

LOUISBURG -- In a meeting that lasted just 21 minutes Monday evening, the Louisburg Town Council quickly worked its way through a number of routine-sounding items that may have a profound effect on the future of the community.
The council accepted two state grants totaling $200,000 in economic development and revitalization funds that will be used for the development of the Depot Hill project.


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<i>Avery's buddies united in battle to help her win!</i>
Avery Cooper, with her mom, Elizabeth Burchette, and stepdad, Rod Pippin, going home from one of her surgeries
Avery's buddies united in battle to help her win!

LOUISBURG -- On June 14, doctors told Elizabeth Burchette that her daughter had a cancerous brain tumor.
The next day, Avery Cooper was in surgery.
Just as quickly, the 12-year-old's story spread on social media and the family set up a GoFundMe account.
And, just as quickly, a trio of Franklin County buddies jumped into action, setting up a fundraiser to help the family get through a difficult time.


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<i>Youngsville charts its path to future</i>
Youngsville charts its path to future

YOUNGSVILLE -- Town staff updated commissioners on plans designed to move the town forward.
One of them is moving ahead. One of them hit a snag. And, yet another is just emerging.
Earlier this year, the town contracted with N•FOCUS to develop a comprehensive plan, which would incorporate every facet of how the town will develop well into the future, from infrastructure planning to zoning regulations and priorities in between.


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FRANKLIN FACE
FRANKLIN FACE

Hoops coaching legend David Neal


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