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'This is fantastic,' auditor says of Y-ville's finances

YOUNGSVILLE -- The town's finances got a clean bill of health.
Jim Winston with the Oxford accounting firm of Winston, Williams, Creech, Evans & Co., LLC, presented the board with its audit report for the 2013-14 fiscal year -- giving the town an unmodified opinion, meaning that the town's financial reporting was in accordance with all reporting frameworks.


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<i>'People side' of history in focus at annual event</i>
'People side' of history in focus at annual event

LOUISBURG -- Historian and long-time "friend" of the Person Place in Louisburg, Michael Hill, took members of the preservation society on a verbal walk through the home's history during the annual meeting of the Person Place Preservation Society last week.
Hill has been associated with the historic Person Place home on the campus of Louisburg College for more than 30 years and did his master's thesis on the home and the families associated with it.


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Veteran <i>Times</i> carrier says he'll miss customers most
Veteran Times carrier says he'll miss customers most

LOUISBURG -- We like to say news in this area is brought to you by The Franklin Times.
The truth, though, is that for the past 22 years, more likely than not, it was brought to you by Bobby Tharrington.
Tharrington, a county native, retired as one of this paper's longest tenured carriers.
"The thing I liked the most," Tharrington said, "was meeting all types of different people and dealing with them.
"I'm really going to miss seeing them and talking with them."


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Police seeking five who robbed store

LOUISBURG -- Police are looking for a handful of suspects accused of robbing a local clothing store at gunpoint.
According to investigators, store employees allege five black men entered the store at about 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, brandished a weapon and demanded money.
The suspects were in and out in a few minutes, said Louisburg Police Chief Rick Lassiter, and no one was hurt.


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Gas tank tumbles into hole; emergency situation resolved

BUNN -- Part of the downtown business community was evacuated and roads were blocked as emergency crews worked to corral a propane gas leak on Wednesday.
According to county emergency services staff, an environmental company had been working to remove contaminated soil from the Bunn Exxon on Main Street when the ground around the site gave way and a roughly 300-gallon tank fell inside the 15-foot hole.


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