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What do you 'see' when you say library?

So, what and where should the Franklin County library be -- and what are your suggestions for helping it reach its potential?
The library board is calling for community input on these questions and is asking that you share your opinions, creativity and ideas and help design a better library.
The Franklin County Library Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11 to begin to create a vision and road map to the future of library services in Franklin County, focusing on the Central Library.


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HOT HOUSE
HOT HOUSE

Four fire crews battled a blaze that ripped through a Franklinton house. Firefighters from Mitchners Crossroads, Franklinton, Louisburg and Youngsville responded to the fire at a home in the 3900 block of West River Road near Ayscue Way at about noon on May 22 to find smoke billowing out from the attic area of the home. A woman lived there with six children, but none were inside when the fire started.


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Mini-medical school camps offered twice, once in Louisburg

High school students from throughout the region are invited to learn about health sciences and careers in medicine by participating in the 2015 "Mini-Medical School" Summer Camp, conducted by the Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College.
The intensive, week-long day camp is being offered twice: June 22-26, at VGCC's South Campus, located between Butner and Creedmoor, and July 27-31, at VGCC's Franklin County Campus, just outside Louisburg.


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16 complete basic law enforcement class
16 complete basic law enforcement class

HENDERSON -- A Franklin County deputy was among 16 graduates that completed the 100th Basic Law Enforcement Training course at Vance-Granville Community College.
Bronson Murphy was among the cadets who took part in the graduation ceremony recently at VGCC's Civic Center.
Murphy has been with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office since August 2013.


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Health Department director warns of loss of care options

The Franklin County Economic Development Commission got a little bit of good news -- and heard some strong words of concern during its bimonthly May meeting in Louisburg recently.
Ronnie Goswick, the county's economic development director, told the committee that his office has been "pretty busy" with companies looking at the "spec" building in the industrial park or at site in the Youngsville area.


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Robbers strike sweepstakes cafe in 'Burg

LOUISBURG -- Police are looking for a suspect in an early morning armed robbery.
Proprietors of the Louisburg Business Center, a sweepstakes cafe across from Town Hall, reported at 5 a.m. that a man armed with a gun robbed the store on May 27.
No customers were inside the essentially 24-hour business, but two employees were robbed at gunpoint.


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Old rape case probed by deputies

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies are investigating a rape alleged to have occurred three years ago.
Investigators were made aware Monday of the allegations.
According to Franklin County Sheriff's Office Chief of Staff Terry Wright, officers were made aware that a girl, who is now 16, alleges she was raped three years ago.


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Big weekend looms for nine local Special Olympians
PROCESSION. Laci Wade, right, was one of the more than 60 competitors in the county's Special Olympics, as they marched around the Franklinton High School track during Opening Ceremonies.
Big weekend looms for nine local Special Olympians

RALEIGH -- This weekend, nine Franklin County special olympians will test their mettle against the best in the state.
It's a challenge that most athletes have been preparing for their whole life.
And since Franklin County revived its Special Olympics program in 2008, the athletes have the perfect platform to showcase their skills.
They're getting good at it, organizers said.


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