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Flash flood cuts U.S. 401; repairs to take weeks
Flash flood cuts U.S. 401; repairs to take weeks

YOUNGSVILLE -- U.S. 401 has withstood a number of hurricanes, but a torrential downpour last Saturday forced rushing water downstream, buckled a culvert and dropped a roughly 40-foot section of the two-lane highway into the Little River near the Franklin-Wake County line.
Department of Transportation officials anticipate it won't be open to through traffic until the end of July or early August.


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Contractor picked for LHS complex

The Franklin County Board of Education tentatively settled on a contractor for the Louisburg High School athletic complex Monday night after disqualifying two bidders for defects in their bid documents.
When the dust settled, the school board unanimously agreed that Daniels and Daniels Construction Co., Inc., of Goldsboro was the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.


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<i>Class of 2019 finds its wings!</i>
A LITTLE HELP. Bunn High Assistant Principal Nowell Brooks helps Jason Armstrong with his cap.
Class of 2019 finds its wings!

LOUISURG -- More than 600 students from the county's three high schools crossed stages this weekend, earning the right to call themselves high school graduates.
Crossing the stage is just the first of many feats that Bunn High salutatorian Katelynn Roark figures she and her fellow 214 graduates will accomplish.
Bunn High kicked off a trio of graduations on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Louisburg College's auditorium.


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What did it 'cost' to balance budget?

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County Commissioners adopted a revised budget that erased a proposed tax increase and slashed some governmental resources.
The sheriff's office sustained a third of the $1.3 million in reductions.
On May 20, County Manager Angela Harris presented a budget that proposed to raise taxes, use general fund money to hire 18 full-time employees, get new vehicles and provide departments with a host of resources in a growing county.


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Rashaad Petty, Seven Months Old


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