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Police nab local man after high-speed chase
Police nab local man after high-speed chase

YOUNGSVILLE -- Authorities arrested a man they allege led them on high-speed chase with a child inside the vehicle.
Joseph Wayne Griffiths, 56, was charged with fleeing to elude arrest, misdemeanor child abuse, reckless driving to endanger. He was also served with a Durham warrant on a charge of making a false report to a police station.


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Chastain's legal case complicated; in hands of NC appeals court

RALEIGH -- The State Supreme Court refused a temporary stay, meaning a superior court judge's decision barring the former clerk of court from holding the office remains in effect.
In a Sept. 15 ruling, Supreme Court Justice Phil J. Berger Jr. denied motions on behalf of Patricia Chastain to overthrow Superior Court Judge Thomas H. Lock's April decision to permanently disqualify Chastain from office.


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Three carjacking suspects sought

YOUNGSVILLE -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies are looking for suspects in a reported armed robbery.
According to authorities, a woman reported she was returning to her Bounding Lane home just before 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 when she was confronted by three masked man, at least one of which was armed with a gun.


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<i>Positive thinking sisters reunited</i>
Positive thinking sisters reunited

EIGHT KEARNEY SISTERS REUNITED. This family of sisters finally reunited in Franklinton for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic and other issues that kept them apart. They recently enjoyed a weekend of laughter, reminiscing, good food, sewing and a trip to the old homeplace, what they called, "the dirt road," which is the now paved Goswick Road.


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Free prostate screenings available in Henderson

HENDERSON -- For the 24th year, doctors and staff at Maria Parham Health have volunteered to provide free prostate screenings for men in the community.
In recognition of September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, screenings will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.
No appointments are necessary.


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Nickles for Know-How Referendum looming

The Franklin County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Center, 103 S. Bickett Boulevad, Louisburg.
The referendum is held to let users and producers of feed or fertilizer decide if they wish to continue the self-assessment program.


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