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FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Both Louisburg and Franklinton moved their regular season football openers one day ahead with the hopes of avoiding the poor weather forecast for the area.
But it didn't happen as the Warriors and Red Rams got in precious little time on the field before their respective games were suspended.
Louisburg, playing at KIPP Pride, was behind 22-8 at halftime before storms came through Gaston.
HENDERSON -- Given the fact that last year's football showdown between Bunn and Vance County ended with the Wildcats squeaking out an overtime victory, it was safe to assume the clubs' meeting this season could follow another down-to-the-wire path.
And for three quarters, that was exactly the case before the homestanding Vipers pulled away with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to secure a 30-12 decision over BHS in the regular season opener for both squads on Thursday.
FRANKLINTON--Maurice Lee Hock, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer.
HENDERSON--Funeral services for Mary Ann Winston, 57, who died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. at Faith Missionary Church in Louisburg with Pastor K. G. Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Faith Church cemetery.
LOUISBURG -- County commissioners applauded emergency communications staff for how they've addressed issues with its emergency radio system, and first responders lauded the system as an improvement.
Emergency Communications Director Christy Shearin provided the board and the public with an update on the roughly $11 million system that was installed in 2012 and the more than $2.5 million in grant-funded upgrades since.
LOUISBURG -- County management announced that its emergency communications department has secured grant funding they can use to build a stand-alone dispatch center.
Emergency Communications is currently set up in a roughly 850-square-foot room at the sheriff's office.
LOUISBURG -- First they celebrated and then they got down to a short agenda loaded with routine items.
Most members of the Louisburg Town Council attended an unusual outdoor program to "welcome" a new truck to the Louisburg Fire Department's fleet before returning later to town hall for their August meeting.
Louisburg Mayor Karl Pernell lauds the cooperation between the town of Louisburg and Louisburg College during a ceremony for the town's new fire truck Monday night.
LOUISBURG -- Members of the airport's advisory board tasked its director with crafting a plan or policy that keeps the airfield looking tidy.
During the board's Aug. 13 meeting, Interim Airport Director Bo Carson asked the board for guidance on how it wanted to deal with what he described as derelict planes, particularly those that are tied down on the airfield -- the most visible crafts to visitors.
LOUISBURG -- Airport officials, staff and engineers say residents will have their chance to see and offer feedback on a plan that will help the county draw down $12 million to help grow and develop Franklin County's Triangle North Executive Airport.
Part of that growth includes plans to extend the runway and lure higher-priced jets to the airfield.
If you hear church bells ringing about 3 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 25, it's for a very important reason.
The bell ringing is to help commemorate 400 years of African American History in Culture as part of a Healing Day National Bell Ringing.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Louisburg is planning to participate and is inviting other churches and the community to join them in ringing their own bells.
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A couple of weeks ago, a groups of kids from the Franklinton area -- probably with the urging of their parents -- thought they were going to a basketball camp on a Saturday.
Sure, there was a lot of talk about basketball, techniques, practice, drills -- and a lot of fun for the kids.
Election Day is Nov. 5, but that's not why I'm telling folks now that they should stand up and be counted.
During the most recent Franklin County Board of Commissioners meeting, a Census representative was on hand, asking officials to support their work, and reminding the public of just how important the count really is.
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It's the night before the first day of school. Nervous anticipation and excitement sets in.
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United Way of Franklin County, Franklin County School District and the Boys & Girls Club have partnered to collaborate on a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Imagination lab to invest in the future of local children and the community.
The STEAM Imagination Lab will be housed at Franklinton Middle School but available to the entire school district as a destination for learning.
Every year the Grand Chapter of North Carolina, Order of The Eastern Star (OES) Scholarship Committee accepts recommendations from each of its chapters for students of OES and Masonic members that will be going to college in the fall or who are attending college. This year William B. Barrow Chapter No. 39 in Louisburg was selected to present scholarship awards to three students. The certificates were presented at a covered dish supper at the James A. Johnson Lodge in Louisburg recently.
A Louisburg man skidded off the road and crashed into a pole Monday afternoon, and later died as a result of his injuries. Michael P. Moore, 40, was pronounced dead at WakeMed hospital. According to the State Highway Patrol, Moore was traveling along N.C. 39 near Bern Wilder Road when he ran off the road to the right and struck a utility pole. Trooper J.T. Southerland said Moore exceeded a safe speed for the rainy conditions.
LOUISBURG -- Airport management is planning an event next month to show off the airport and the tenant businesses that call it home.
During the most recent meeting of the Franklin County's Triangle North Executive Airport's Advisory Board, Bo Carson said he's planning a Sept. 28 event -- sort of an open-house -- to better expose the public to the airport.
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