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December 10, 1945 - January 15, 2018

LOUISBURG - Donnie Ray Aycock, 72, of the Justice Community, passed away Monday morning at his home surrounded by his loving family.

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LOUISBURG--Sandra Gail Moore Wiley, 51, of Louisburg departed this earthly life on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her home. Born on February 3, 1966 to the late Samuel Dewey and Hazel Cobb Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Samuel G. Moore and Harold Moore. Family was very important to Sandra and her grandchildren were her life. She was the caretaker of her family; an extremely loyal friend. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting and listening to her favorite music.

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YOUNGSVILLE--Frederick Wayne Pulley died suddenly at his home in Youngsville on Saturday, Dec. 23. 2018. A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, January 21, at 3 p.m. at Wake Forest Baptist Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

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FRANKLINTON - Raymond Wiley May, 69, of Franklinton, died Thursday morning, Jan. 11, 2018, at his home.

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LOUISBURG--Malva Wood Jones, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at her home. The family will receive friends Sunday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. at Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, 804 N. Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg, where funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Reverends Steve Kirk and Bobby Piper officiating. Burial will follow in Saints Delight Baptist Church cemetery.

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October 3, 1930 - January 11, 2018

LOUISBURG - William "Bill" Arthur Wrenn, 87, of Louisburg, died Thursday morning at Hillside Nursing Center.

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LOUISBURG--Funeral services for Ethelene McCray Clifton, 88, who died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, will be held Sunday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Hebron Holiness Church in Louisburg, with Minister Ron Clifton officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Will judge 'soften' school desegregation order?

LOUISBURG -- The Franklin County Board of Education Monday night decided to join with the U.S. Department of Justice in a recommendation which, if a federal judge approves, could significantly lessen federal oversight of local schools.
However, some restrictions would likely remain through at least 2020.

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Riley Burton, front, pulls his friends, Rylan Brantley and Zach Brame in a sled down a hill on Sunset Avenue in Louisburg on Jan. 4. Franklin County government and schools were closed during the storm and cold weather shut off water to the county's planning office and its Louisburg library this week. They were both open for staff and the public by Wednesday.

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Franklinton police target drug market
Franklinton police target drug market

FRANKLINTON -- Police began making arrests this week, the result of a more than two-month long investigation into drug activity in town.
The crackdown, investigators said, was the result of a fatal driveby shooting over the summer and complaints from the community about an open-air drug market in the area of Mill Street.

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Youngsville leaders peek into future
Youngsville leaders peek into future

YOUNGSVILLE -- Town leaders spent a full day last week, hashing out how it needs to bolster its infrastructure to who it will need to lead them into the future.
Organizers and commissioners, though, wanted to make sure the retreat wasn't just a mental exercise -- they tasked people with roles, responsibilities and deadlines.

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<i>FHS offers advanced 'Capstone' program</i>
FHS offers advanced 'Capstone' program

Franklinton High School will be the first school in Franklin County, and one of fewer than 50 schools in North Carolina, that will offer the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone program to its students during the 2018-2019 academic year.
There are currently 32 schools in North Carolina that participate in this selective program, with all schools required to submit an application during the fall of the year and gain approval by the College Board.

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Former town hall an asset or liability?

YOUNGSVILLE -- For some, the discussion surrounding the old town hall and police department is just that -- old.
However, an old development could give the matter new life.
Youngsville moved out its dilapidated town hall and police department buildings last spring.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face

Caleb Sadler, Five Months Old

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<i>Change at Farm Bureau</i>
Change at Farm Bureau

NEW AGENCY MANAGER. Chris Slack (right) is the new agency manager at North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, Franklin County. Slack takes over for Charles Early (left), who retired at the end of last year after 47 years with the company. Early was with Franklin County Farm Bureau for 11 years. The Franklin County office employees a staff of 13.

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Editorial Cartoon: Ride
Editorial Cartoon: Ride

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One-two weather punch almost KO'd us
One-two weather punch almost KO'd us

Maybe it's just the cold but it still seems strange writing 2018!
But it's here and although it has been chilly ... no, cold ... actually, frigid!, it's a new year full of promises and challenges.
Here at The Times, we faced our first major challenge last week, partially courtesy of the weather which, thankfully, didn't come close to what the babbling bunch on Raleigh television was predicting.

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Retreating to the future may not be the best idea

It's January, a new year full of hope, optimism and plans -- plus retreats galore!
Retreats, if you're not familiar with the term, is government-speak for getting away to discuss plans, topics, schemes and half-baked ideas -- and these sessions are done preferably at a time so inconvenient that members of the public rarely attend.

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Influenza is nothing to play around with
Influenza is nothing to play around with

It's not very often that I read news stories and still have an aha moment, but this week provided one.
First off, let's just say that starting late last week and through the weekend, I had been in a medicated haze, enduring severe body aches, bone-jarring chills and a nagging cough that triggered three days of hiccups.

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Monument is deserved

Dear editor:
I once again find myself reading letters from students attending Louisburg College. The first correction is that the Confederate Monument is not part of the Louisburg College Campus. The monument is actually in the middle of North Main Street which is a public thoroughfare. Until Louisburg High School was built, Mills High School was on the East side of North Main Street. The idea that the monument has always been in the middle of the campus is incorrect.

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Special council nears President Trump's 'red line'

Dear editor:
Clearly, President Trump has tried to derail the Russia Investigation from the very beginning. He has called it a hoax many times, fired FBI director James Comey, and has continuously made critical remarks about Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who now leads the investigation.

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Monument is part of local history

Dear editor: I am an 82-year-old white female who has been a lifelong resident of Louisburg and Franklin County, and very proud of it. My town, a beautiful, clean, friendly place to live.
I would like to thank Warren Harris and Ann Brown for their informative letters.

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Move statue to bring peace

Dear editor:
I am writing this letter to show my concern about the Confederate monument in the middle of our campus. Here at Louisburg College, the population is primarily African American students.

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Editorial Cartoon: North Korea
Editorial Cartoon: North Korea

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Robber changes mind

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect in a thwarted armed robbery attempt.
According to authorities, a man whose face was partially covered entered the Red Barn store in the 4100 block of N.C. 56 East before 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 6, brandished a gun and demanded money.

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