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<i>County once attracted residents for its 'pure air'</i>
County once attracted residents for its 'pure air'

During the early nineteenth century, residents of eastern North Carolina dreaded such ailments as "bilious fever," typhoid fever, and especially malaria.
According to his obituary in the Raleigh Register, Matthew Dickinson, the first headmaster of Franklin Academy in Louisburg, died in September 1809 of "a bilious fever which he had caught on a journey in the low country."


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ELVIS RETURNS
ELVIS RETURNS

Louisburg Lions Club will present award-winning Elvis tribute artist Stephen Freeman for a special benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Norris Theatre at the Seby Jones Performing Arts Center at Louisburg College. Freeman has been a tribute artist since 1998. Fans from around the world in 2010 and 2011 voted him Elvis Tribute Artist of the Year, as polled by Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.


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