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Lack of a quorum delays park planning talks

LOUISBURG — The county’s first chance to figure out how to turn a golf course into a county park came and went Tuesday night with no activity.
Last week, Franklin County commissioners agreed to offer First Citizens Bank $700,000 to purchase Bull Creek Golf and Country Club.


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Board names three principals as new school year looms

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Board of Education spent about $118,000 on new computer software, accepted the resignations of 25 teachers and filled three principal positions during a very routing Monday night meeting.
The three principals hired included naming Monica D. Headen as principal of Long Mill Elementary, promoting her from the assistant principal’s position.


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U.S. 401 crash injures three; police seeking driver who fled
U.S. 401 crash injures three; police seeking driver who fled

LOUISBURG — Authorities are looking for a Youngsville man they allege caused a three-car wreck.
According to a report by Trooper D.J. Ball, Dan Giles, 44, was driving a truck north on U.S. 401 when he apparently began to cross the center line at about 10 a.m. on Aug. 11.
He sideswiped a van driven by Karen Harley of Hollister before running head-on into a Nissan Sentra driven by Elizabeth Worsham of Mooresville.


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Airport manager criticized, supported at meeting

LOUISBURG — A former employee continued to assail the county’s airport director over management issues, but pilots and tenants defended leadership at Triangle North Executive Airport.
And they fingered former operations specialist Bruce Allen as being disruptive and creating a hostile work environment.


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<i>Local Lions bridge gender gap</i>
Local Lions bridge gender gap

History has been made at the Louisburg Lions Club as Joy Watkins has become the first female president of the club.
The Louisburg Lions Club was chartered in 1942 and currently has 31 members and the club’s first lady president.
The club’s new president is a Louisburg native and a graduate of Meredith College.
She also comes by her service to the Lions Club naturally.


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Franklin Face
Franklin Face

Franklinton High School student Seth Champion


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