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Local residents urged to simply stay at home!
A Youngsville police cruiser is disinfected to help flatten the curve
Local residents urged to simply stay at home!

LOUISBURG -- In 12 days, Franklin County went from zero COVID-19 cases to 11.
The state Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that number by March 31 -- a day after Gov. Roy Cooper's Stay at Home order took effect.
The order formalizes a number of gathering and other restrictions scientists believe will flatten the curve of the spread of the coronavirus, but it also gives officers enforcement powers against those who flaunt the law.


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POSTAL PROTECTION
POSTAL PROTECTION

As North Carolina begins a lock down to try to slow the pandemic of COVID-19 that is ravaging the world, someone may have to rework the unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service. While it's not official, the popular belief is that its motto is "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."


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School board changes to 'virtual' meetings

LOUISBURG -- With public schools closed and much of the state on a lockdown of sorts, even the way local governing boards operate is changing.
One of the first local changes involves the Franklin County Board of Education which, for the duration of this pandemic, will not meet in a traditional public format but, instead, will meet virtually.
Instead of meeting on-site at the school district's West River Road Administrative Complex, the board will meet electronically from their homes.


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Even Franklinton budget retreat isn't immune from virus effects

FRANKLINTON -- The COVID-19 pandemic has made public meetings a tricky situation.
Most recently, the Franklin County Board of Education met partly in person and partly via digital connection to avoid large gatherings and maintain social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


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Youngsville finds noise concerns come with growth

YOUNGSVILLE -- Town officials said they'd be ready to discuss how they might be able to aid the hospitality industry this month.
During the board's March 12 meeting, Brian Whitley, co-owner of The Victorian wedding venue on SE Railroad Street, asked officials if they might be ready to amend its ordinance on sound amplification.


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FRANKLIN FACE
FRANKLIN FACE

Louisburg College pitcher Ina Womack


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