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Judge relaxes school desegregation rules

LOUISBURG -- After more than a half century, Franklin County Schools are out from under much of a federal court desegregation order, although the district will face some restrictions through at least 2020.
In late December, U.S. District Court Judge Louise Flanagan released her decision which significantly lessens federal oversight of the county's schools.


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County approves match for airport master plan

LOUISBURG -- To get money, you've got to give money.
By a majority vote, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners did just that, agreeing to provide the 10 percent match needed for a $410,948.67 master layout plan for Triangle North Executive Airport.


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<i>Giving wings to angels</i>
Dawson catches a nap
Giving wings to angels

LOUISBURG -- Dawson Lunsford's voice ricocheted off the walls and filled Franklin County's airport with a crackle -- the sounds of a happy two-year-old.
He was there with his mom and dad, Whitney and Jammie, as part of a planned stop between their home in Alabama and their ultimate destination -- Boston Children's Hospital.


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Zebulon man gets jail for hit-and-run death

LOUISBURG -- A Zebulon man was sent to jail Monday on charges that he hit and killed a 59-year-old Youngsville woman in the spring of 2017.
Prosecutors said Brandan Edward Avent hit and killed Doris Matthews during the early morning hours of June 11, 2017, leaving her for dead along the side of the road. Avent was given a 17-to-30-month sentence.


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<i>Fire Association salutes two 'Firemen of the Year'</i>
DECADES OF SERVICE! Fire Association President Tommy Lloyd (left) presents William "Bill" Bailey his award.
Fire Association salutes two 'Firemen of the Year'

The Franklin County Fire Association awarded two veteran firefighters their coveted 'Fireman of the Year' award Tuesday evening. Saluted were long-time Louisburg fireman William "Bill" Bailey (in the photo at the left) who has been a fireman for more than 48 years and still has a percentage of calls answered that's "out the roof," according to Association president Tommy Lloyd, who presented the awards.


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FRANKLIN FACE

Bunn legend Lamont Strickland


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