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Tower dispute headed  toward a conclusion?
Tower dispute headed toward a conclusion?

BUNN -- Town planners are drafting policy that would allow Franklin County to build an emergency services radio tower at Bunn High School.
It would require planning board review and commissioner action, with public hearings at each step of the process.
Franklin County staff would only say that they are working with Bunn to resolve an appropriate location for the public safety radio tower.


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Cause of blaze that destroyed business remains in question
ABLAZE. Louisburg and Justice firefighters worked to knock down this fire at a Louisburg business during the early morning hours of Feb. 26. The roof collapsed during the battle, but no firefighters were injured.
Cause of blaze that destroyed business remains in question

LOUISBURG -- Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's office are investigating a blaze that totally destroyed a Louisburg business.
Initially, though, the cause of the fire that destroyed Clifton Auto Sales on Bickett Boulevard remains undetermined.
"It's undetermined, right now, because of the damage," said Randy Lanham, Louisburg's fire chief as well a fire investigator with the Office of the State Fire Marshal.


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Louisburg leaders hold off on shelter decision
Louisburg leaders hold off on shelter decision

LOUISBURG -- Following another prolonged discussion of a temporary "white flag" shelter, the Louisburg Town Council tabled the whole matter pending further study.
A white flag shelter is a temporary shelter that would be available only during a period of very cold weather -- and open for only a very few hours at a time.


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Fentanyl blamed in teen's death

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County investigators linked an addictive drug to a teen's death last week.
Franklin County authorities responded to a home in the 1700 block of Old Halifax Road the afternoon of Feb. 17 to find 18-year-old Jacob Cope dead.
In an incendiary social media post on Tuesday, Sheriff Kevin White attributed the death to Fentanyl.
"I am angry," White said. "Mad as hell actually.


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Local firefighters join brotherhood in their time of necessity
NOW THAT'S SUPPORT. If David Braswell had a single doubt about the support he has in the communities he has served, the photo above should dispel those doubts immediately after dozens turned out for a Saturday parade.
Local firefighters join brotherhood in their time of necessity

CASTALIA -- "Firefighters are a brotherhood. We look out for one of our own." Leland Joyner, chief of the Castalia Fire Department, described the sentiment but not the scope of the outpouring of fire trucks and more than 80 firefighters Saturday for a tribute parade to Castalia Fire Captain David "Pac-Man" Braswell.
Capt. Braswell, an active member of the Castalia Fire Department for 38 years, is out on extended medical leave.
Along with Joyner, Braswell watched the massive demonstration of support from his front porch along NC 58 in Castalia.


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Long-time Youngsville firefighter died in line of duty
Long-time Youngsville firefighter died in line of duty

YOUNGSVILLE -- Funeral services for a longtime firefighter and community stalwart are set for today, Feb. 29.
Youngsville Fire Department Safety Officer Louis Dunston died Feb. 20, in what is characterized as a line of duty death. He was 78.
On Feb. 19, the U.S. Fire Administration said, Dunston was participating in departmental training.
The next day, Dunston experienced an apparent cardiac arrest, authorities said, and could not be revived.


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Sinorris Branch at the Louisburg Senior Center


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