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FES employee arrested for hitting a student

FRANKLINTON -- Police arrested an elementary school teacher assistant accused of assaulting a student with disabilities.
Margaret Harris, 61, was arrested Monday and charged with assault on a handicapped person.
According to authorities, a Franklinton Elementary School employee alleged that on the morning of April 12, during school hours, they witnessed Harris hit a female student on the leg with a spoon.


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<i>Fun Field Day with a purpose</i>
Fun Field Day with a purpose

ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY EVENT. Dozens of people attended the Louisburg Tractor & Truck Kubota Field Day event recently. In addition to a chance to look at all the latest equipment, photo above, there also was an inflatable slide for children to enjoy, food, a radio live remote and prizes.
In the photo above, Stephanie Wilkes (left) and Tessa Egan help customers with registration for door prizes. During the day-long event, Kubota representatives were on hand to answer questions and help customers select the right piece of equipment.


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Young people dominate ... in Youngsville, of course!

YOUNGSVILLE -- Youngsville lived up to its namesake last week as young people dominated the board's meeting.
First, teenager Logan Harrison approached town leaders about creating, essentially, a youth advisory council for the town.
Later in the April 12 meeting, Mayor Fonzie Flowers recognized Corey Hilderhoff, a senior at Franklin Academy, who organized a 5K Color Run that benefited Feeding Franklin -- an organization that coordinates and provides food for those in need.


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Chamber drops Tar River Fest, Christmas parade

LOUISBURG -- The Tar River Festival, since 1991, has been the event for which Franklin County residents and visitors gathered for fun, food and festivities.
The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce decided this year that it will be no more.
At the same time, the Chamber board also decided not to sponsor the annual county Christmas Parade that has been held in Louisburg for years -- although the town of Louisburg stepped up almost immediately and announced it will handle the parade and that it will continue as usual this year.


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<i>Volunteers who care step up for kids!</i>
Volunteers who care step up for kids!

TEAMWORK. Above, Stephen Beckstrand applies the club logo to a room.


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Your dog won't bite? Stats show otherwise

Everyone knows their dog won't bite -- and prefers to just lay around on the porch, in the shade or, if the weather is chilly, maybe a warm, sunny spot.
It's a family pet -- well, maybe it barks a little but surely wouldn't bite.
But many mail carriers know that's not always true -- and some learned that the hard way!


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Local man faces eight felony drug charges

LOUISBURG -- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man on eight felony drug charges.
George Pugh, 60, of Park Road, was charged with three counts of selling and delivering a Schedule II Controlled Substance, three counts of selling and delivering a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, and two counts of maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of selling controlled substances.


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Durham man faces statutory sex offenses

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies arrested a Durham man on child sex charges.
On April 9, deputies charged Oswald Miles Jr., 28, with one count of felony statutory sexual offense with a child, and one count of indecent liberties with a child.
He was placed in the Franklin County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.


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Man arrested on sex charges

LOUISBURG -- Sheriff's deputies arrested a Franklin County man on sex charges.
On April 5, Ricky Leon Williams Jr. was charged with one count of felony second degree forcible sexual offense and one count of misdemeanor sexual battery.
The 31-year-old was placed in the Franklin County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.


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Community Foundation accepting grant applications

LOUISBURG -- The board of advisors of the Franklin County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for projects funded from its community grantmaking fund, according to Al Wheless, board president.
Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in Franklin County. Applications are now available online.


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