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<i>Innovative magic: Old tires to energy</i>
This innovative PRTI plant near Franklinton could benefit from company's sale
Innovative magic: Old tires to energy

FRANKLINTON -- Innovation coupled with international finance could launch a major expansion effort by a Franklinton-based company which converts old tires into their basic components -- mostly fuel which becomes energy.
The leadership of PRTI, which is located in the 2000 block of U.S. 1 in Franklin County have agreed to sell a majority stake in the firm to Malta-based Energen Global.


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County radio system: Work in progress or a potential tragedy?

LOUISBURG -- The emergency radio system was again a topic of conversation for the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.
Depending on who was at the podium, it's either just what the county asked for or it's going to get someone killed.
In August, former Bunn Rescue Squad member Scott Strickland told commissioners during the public comment portion of their meeting that the county's multi-million dollar emergency radio system was flawed.


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Officials 'committed' to U.S. 401
Officials 'committed' to U.S. 401

LOUISBURG -- Last week, legislators said a nearly $300 million infusion of cash would help the State Department of Transportation maintain current projects, including improvements to U.S. 401 from the Wake County line to Royal [Section C].
Going forward, Speaker of the House Tim Moore and Rep. Lisa Barnes said they will remain committed to funding DOT -- with an eye on either keeping improvements to U.S. 401 from Royal up to Louisburg [Section D] on track or back to its original timetable.


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Animal shelter improving, but work remains

LOUISBURG -- Animal advocates told commissioners that improvements have been made since last they spoke.
But, they will continue to speak for those who can't speak for themselves.
Last month, volunteers, representatives of animal rescue operations and others pleaded with county commissioners to make changes at the shelter to improve animal welfare and reduce euthanasia numbers.


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Head-on crash claims another life on U.S. 401

LOUISBURG -- A Louisburg man is facing charges related to a weekend head-on collision.
Jimmy Stallings, 63, of Hickory Rock Road, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Trooper P.L. Clayton, Stallings was traveling south on U.S. 401 at about 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 30 when the driver of a Lexus heading north crossed the center line and crashed into his Chevy Lumina.


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Louisburg High School senior Madi Leonard


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