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County to lease former retail space for offices

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County administration announced the signing of a lease that will help alleviate some space issues.
Following a closed session in June, commissioners gave County Manager Angela Harris authority to negotiate a lease agreement with JMD Housing LLC to move some county offices into the old Walmart space at 279 S. Bickett Boulevard.
The agreement has the county leasing 35,000 square feet for $3.75 per square foot a month -- $10,937.50 per month.


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Traffic stop results in drug arrest

LOUISBURG -- A traffic stop led a special unit of the sheriff's office to arrest a Selma man.
Harold Tew Corbett, 25, was charged Sept. 15 with possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver MDA/MDMA, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for the sale of a controlled substance, possession of an altered firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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Raleigh man charged with selling cocaine

LOUISBURG -- Members of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office's Community Action Team arrested a Raleigh man on drug charges.
Steven Lamont Sanders, 51, was charged Sept. 16 with two counts of trafficking cocaine.
The arrest came after the Franklin County Sheriffs Office Community Action Team (C.A.T) conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 1 near Franklinton.


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Louisburg abandons alley; upgrades police pay

LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg Town Council ploughed through a long agenda of relatively routine business items Monday night although it did make one decision that could lead to future residential growth in the town, adjusted pay rates in the police department and agreed to spend a chunk of federal money earmarked for COVID-19 relief.


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