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'Cold-blooded' killer goes to prison forever!

LOUISBURG -- A man authorities allege killed three people over a $2,200 debt will spend the rest of his life in jail.
Superior Court Judge James E. Hardin Jr. handed down the sentence on Monday after Darius R. Robinson entered an Alford plea -- which doesn't admit guilt, but concedes that prosecutors have enough evidence to prove their case.


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Youngsville's new budget creates slight tax decrease

YOUNGSVILLE -- Staff presented commissioners with a $2.9 million budget that lowers the tax rate, provides more pay and resources for employees and raises some fees.
Residents can take a look at the spending plan by contacting town hall in preparation of a May 9 public hearing on the matter.


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POWER OF WIND
POWER OF WIND

A spring storm rolled across much of the country over the weekend and, about 2 a.m. Monday, the high winds it brought toppled a large tree along Louisburg's South Main Street. As it fell, the tree hit overhead power lines and managed to drag down four power poles and related equipment, including the transformer shown here.


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Boutique hotel idea advances

LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg Town Council agreed to "make a little" while hoping to start the renovation of a long-vacant building downtown.
Several months ago, the town purchased the former Perry medical clinic building at 118 North Main Street for about $96,000. then did about $40,000 worth of work, including cleanup and painting the exterior.


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Swimming pool, greenways still high on county 'wish list'

LOUISBURG -- According to residents, the county's parks and recreation program needs to add, among other things, more facilities, including a pool, more greenways and more outdoor festivals.
And, they need to be closer to home.


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COLOR-FALL
COLOR-FALL

Cindy Flowers, left, and Cindy Bennett, right, douse runners Lisa Oden and Landon Flowers with colored corn starch during the second annual Youngsville Color Run last Saturday. Race proceeds benefit parks and recreation.


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FRANKLIN FACES
FRANKLIN FACES

Pamela Foster, Mcshell Edmonds, Valerie Williams and Sandra Thorpe


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