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Early voting wraps up this weekend; election day is Tuesday

LOUISBURG -- Early voting wraps up this weekend, leading into Tuesday's election day.
At press time, more than 3,400 people had cast a ballot during early voting.
The early voting period for the May 17 election runs through May 14.


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Warnings flashing yellow; COVID cases increase here

COVID is still stalking Franklin County -- and health officials warn that the warning signs are "flashing yellow" as local cases increase.
"Flashing yellow" means that Franklin County is starting to trend toward higher community transmission, health officials said. Red is the most significant warning level and only Alamance County is still designated as red. Green is the lowest level of warning.


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County budget to debut Monday

LOUISBURG -- County management plans to present the county's newest spending plan to commissioners and the public on Monday.
Earlier this month, County Finance Director Jamie Holtzman told commissioners that currently, the county's revenues are strong and its expenditures are in line with projections.
Even while pulling $6.4 million from savings to help balance this year's budget, the county's unassigned fund balance is $25.3 million.


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<i>Enjoying spring in the park!</i>
Enjoying spring in the park!

SPRING CHICKENS. Franklin County's Department of Aging hosted its annual senior fun day, turning it into a Spring Day event this year. Above, Evelyn Manns and Veronica Mitchell wait to take a spin for prizes at the vendor table set up by United Healthcare.


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Second degree murder charges facing driver

YOUNGSVILLE -- A Youngsville man was charged with second degree murder for his role in a crash that killed a mom.
Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies served the warrant, arresting Salvador Sanchez Aguilar on May 7 -- nearly four months after the deadly accident that prompted the charges.


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Couple charged with elder abuse
Kimberly Carter
Couple charged with elder abuse

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies arrested a Plymouth couple accused of stealing from their mother.
An investigation by the Wilson County Department of Social Services and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office prompted them to level more than 70 charges of abuse and exploitation of an elder against Kimberly Gayle Carter, 53, and Robert Lavon Carter Jr., 51.


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FRANKLIN FACE
FRANKLIN FACE

Robbin Strickland enjoying Senior Spring Day


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