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Franklinton man faces gun, assault charges

FRANKLINTON -- Authorities arrested a Franklinton man on gun charges.
Colm William Martin, 24, of Green Hill Road, was charged Oct. 9 with possession of a firearm by a felon, assault by pointing a gun and injury to personal property.
He is next slated to appear in court on Oct. 25


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Break-in suspects sought

YOUNGSVILLE -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies are looking for suspects in a vehicle break-in.
The incident was reported the afternoon of Oct. 8 in the 100 block of Falls Creek Drive near Youngsville.
It was not clear in the log whether the vehicle was locked, or not.


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Early voting begins today for certain municipal races

LOUISBURG -- Early voting begins Thursday for the 2021 municipal elections.
Voters in Bunn, Franklinton, Louisburg, Youngsville and the parts of Wake Forest that creep into Franklin County can begin casting ballots at 8 a.m. today at the new board of elections office, located at 279 S. Bickett Boulevard in Louisburg -- the old Walmart building.


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Driver avoids jail in fatal vehicle crash

LOUISBURG -- Last week's superior court session included four cases that resulted in someone's death, concluding some and continuing others.
During the case management session that began Oct. 6, Deandre Blacknall pled guilty to felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired.
In November 2019, authorities charged Blacknall with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired and reckless driving to endanger following a head-on collision that killed 63-year-old Jimmy Stallings.


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Gun, drug charges face man

LOUISBURG -- Authorities arrested a South Hill, Va., man on gun and drug charges.
Levante Williams, 25, was charged Oct. 8 with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of Schedule II controlled substance.
Williams is next slated to appear in court on Oct. 26.


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Sidewalk project

The first step toward ending "street walking" near Louisburg High School was taken Monday night.
The Board of Education agreed to cost-share the engineering work to eventually construct a sidewalk along Allen Drive, past Louisburg High all the way to the school's new athletic field.


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