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Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory “Service With Pride and Dignity”

Locally Owned & Operated by Tom Clancy 103 W. Franklin Street Louisburg, NC 27549

919-496-4191

www.stricklandfuneralhome.net

CLANCY STRICKLAND WHEELER funeral home and cremation service

1051 Durham Road • P.O. Box 293 Wake Forest, NC 27588

919-556-7400

Locally Owned & Operated by Tom Clancy • Andy Wheeler Jerry Strickland “We honor all existing funeral plans from other funeral homes.”

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Holden Moss Certified Public Accountants

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AQUARIUM SUPPLIES 31 Years

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ASSISTED LIVING

Committed to Compassion

Louisburg Nursing Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and Louisburg Manor, an assisted and independent living center, provide a safe and comfortable home for you or your loved ones. We offer short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term care at a variety of levels that are tailored to meet your needs. Our short-term rehab facility has a state-of-the art therapy gym and 16 private rooms. Contact us for more information.

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Davis, Sturges & Tomlinson At t o r n e y s At L Aw

We are committed to providing high quality, cost-effective legal services that bring the best possible results for our clients.

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101 Church Street • PO Drawer 708 Louisburg, NC 27549 • 919-496-2137 www.davissturgestomlinson.net Proudly Representing Franklin County Schools Since 1968.

Gena Walling McCray, PLLC Attorney and Counselor at Law

NC Board Certified Family Law Specialist Serving Franklin and Surrounding Counties.

Family Law • Estate Planning www.AttorneyMcCray.com 215 Court Street, Louisburg, NC

(919) 497- 0091

AUCTIONEER

Jason Aycock NCAL - 6679 • NCALF - 8621

Office: 919.853.3069 Mobile: 919.495.0285 Auctions for: • Personal Property • Farm Equipment • Rare Collectible Tractors • Household Items • and various other specialty sales

3878 NC 581 Hwy, Louisburg, NC 27549

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AUTO BODY REPAIR

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AUTO PARTS

Strickland auto Supply Foreign • Domestic Car & Trucks Auto Parts & Accessories At Competitive Prices 344 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg • 496-4122 Hours: M-F 7:30 - 6 Sat 7:30 -1:00

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300 Main St., Bunn, NC Ken Pearce, Owner

Day Phone: 919-496-3984 Night Phone: 919-496-2568

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BANKING

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BOY SCOUTS

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BUILDINGS

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AGRICULTURAL & COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS • STEEL ROOFING

1825 Hickory Rock Rd • Louisburg, NC 27549

Wammock Utility Buildings

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BUSINESS CARDS

We will design & print your

BUSINESS CARDS! Affordable • Professional • Fast

MOSS FOODS, INC NC 27549

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812 S. Bickett Blvd.

Store Hours: 7 am-7 pm

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CHILD CARE 25

118 Industrial Drive Louisburg, NC 27549

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abcadventures1996@gmail.com Hours: M-F 6:30am-6:00pm Serving Children Birth to 10 Years Valerie Weston, Owner/Director

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Office: (919) 496-4200

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Summer Jessup, Owner/Director

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Fax: 919-496-3584 Email: stpaulchildcare@embarqmail.com

Patricia Privette Administrator

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CLOCK SALES & REPAIR New and Antique Clock Sales & Repair

Watch & Pocket Watch Repair Clocks, Vintage Watches, Pocket Watches ALL WATCH BATTERY REPLACEMENTS www.clocktiquesrc.com

2004 S. Main St., Wake Forest NC

919-556-8963

WE ALSO MAKE HOUSE CALLS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES 919 497 5444 1-800 620 6120 En español 1-844 203 8896

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

Services are free of charge and confidential

FARM SUPPLIES

Grissom Fertilizer & Farm Supply Customer satisfaction is our top priority.

Nutrena Feeds • Fertilizers • Seeds • Medications Tack • Quality Hay • Farm Supplies

Hwy 39N • 15 miles North of Louisburg

252-492-3662

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Quality for over 40 years.

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FINANCIAL ADVISOR

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FLOORING SALES/INSTALLATION

A.B. Hair Carpets Residential & Commercial

Carpet Luxury Vinyl Tile Laminate VCT Hardwood Sheet Vinyl

EDWARD EVANS President

203 US Hwy. 1 Norlina, NC 27563 Phone: (252) 456-3307

4600 Paragon Park Rd., Raleigh, NC 27616

919.872.2775

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Part of 600 store nationwide flooring co-op Eastern North Carolina’s largest independent flooring store, minutes from Louisburg on US 1

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FLOORING SALES/INSTALLATION

ExprEss floors www.xpressfloors.com

Carpet••Vinyl Vinyl• Carpet Tile••Hardwood Hardwood• Tile Laminate FloorRepairs Repairs• Floor 212 South Bickett Blvd., Louisburg Carpet Carpet Cleaning (919) 496-1700 GraniteGranite Counter Tops Counter Tops • 111 West Nashville Drive, Nashville • Back Splashes Back Splashes (252) 883-7100 Shower Re-Models Shower Re-Models

FURNITURE

East Wake Furniture 410 Shepard School Rd. Zebulon, NC 27597 (919) 269-4404 Mon - Sat 8:30-6:00

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Warrenton Furniture Exchange, Inc. Furniture • Appliances Mattresses • Electronics DAVID S. GARDNER, President

115 East Franklin Street Warrenton, NC 27589 (252) 257-3693

Shop local in the Largest Showroom in Franklin County!

WOOD’S HOME FURNISHINGS Home of Fine Furniture Since 1969 ~ Large Selection of Mattresses! HOURS: Tues.-Fri. 9am-5:30pm; Sat. 9am-1pm; Closed Sun. & Mon.

228 Ronald Tharrington Rd Louisburg, NC • 919-496-3101

WE DESIGN & PRINT BUSINESS CARDS!

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GARAGE DOORS 24 Hour Service Locally Owned & Operated

Residential

G ARRETT’S GARAGE DOORS, INC.

Over 25 Years Experience

Commercial

Sales - Service - Installation Doors • Electric Openers • Dock Equipment • Broken Spring Replaced • Free Estimates

919.853.3058 or 919.291.2409 Licensed

Insured

GAS & OIL

L.H. Dickens & Son, Inc. 2311 White Level Road, Louisburg, NC 27549

Family Owned & Operated

919-853-2117 Fax 919-853-3151

Dickens Gas

Customer Service Is Our #1 Priority

Residential, Commercial & Farm Accounts Welcome!

Propane • Fuel Oil • Kerosene

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Richards Oil Co., Inc. 2063 NC 39 Highway North Louisburg, NC 27549

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GENERAL CONTRACTOR

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919-496-1527 PO Box 326 • Hwy. 39 Bunn, NC 27508

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GOVERNMENT OFFICES Richie W. Duncan Director

Andy Kuhn Existing Industry Coordinator

Economic Development Commission 228 Park Avenue Youngsville, NC 27596

Lori Duke Administrative Support Specialist

Phone 919.554.1863 • Fax 919.554.1781 lduke@franklincountync.us

www.franklinedc.com

Nicki Perry Director

Department of Social Services 107-A Industrial Drive PO Box 669 Louisburg, NC 27549 www.franklincountync.us

Phone: 919.496.8118 Fax: 919.496.8137 nperry@franklincountync.us

GREENHOUSE

Plants • Mulch • Stone • Gift Shop

35 Pine Ridge Road • Zebulon, NC 27597 • (252) 478-4649 chrisgreenhouse.com

GROCERY STORE

812 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, NC • (919) 496-3696

www.mossfoodsinc.com Your hometown grocery store for over 39 years with the finest selection of USDA meats & poultry. Locally Owned & Operated by Alvin & Sandy Moss ATM

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HARDWARE & BUILDING SUPPLIES

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INSTRUCTION - TRAINING

Youngsville Continuing Education Center Christian Education Courses & Certificates Dr. Janet McCowan Harris Director Email: jharrisycec@gmail.com Mail Address YCEC PO Box 641,Youngsville, NC 27596

Physical Center Location Allen Chapel Missionary Baptist Church 693 T.K. Allen Rd, Louisburg, NC

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Editorial/opinion reported locally Five COVID-19 cases spreadsEarly College officials advise as disease High could have new home soon ‘Monitor your symptoms,’ health for the latest reports • Click on Breaking News www.thefranklintimes.com Serving Franklin County

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visited. tested person may have and “just about every medi- positively had contact [or are concerned that you did], Students at Franklin County’s Early College High for future expansions. Schooll could have a new building County Health Department “If you’ve said. “The first to call home soon — have been very supportive There has been no timetable and at minimal cost to county cal provider in the community.” are under quarantine here’s what you need to do,” LaVigne of the Early College High for an announced deci- School — taxpayers. sion, although one is expected as they should be. Those who’ve tested positive said health staff has thing is monitor your symptoms. wePreliminary conversations soon. LaVigne The school, which [you’ve been in contact], some time about replacing have been going on for From my perch here on Bickett and isolation orders. And people as they know who “[But] if you know in fact the aging and increasingly Boulevard, this seems were not necessarily is specifically targeted at kids who as many County joined the list of like a win-win for both schools inadequate ECHS modular-style positive. headed for college but clearly to self-quarantine. LOUISBURG — Franklin of COVID-19 as the pan- worked to contact — and a good deal for the talent, buildbuild had contact with those who tested have the recommend people cases is meeting a real need in this ing that the school has about taxpayers as well. all have been in close counties with confirmed community and departments don’t outgrown. See VIRUS Page 2A down, shutter and suspend deserves all our support. He said, at present, health That building is adjacent to that a It’s no secret that the ECHS demic continues to shut the Franklin to investigate every place To the credit of ECHS students campus of VGCC on NC 56 manpower or resources better quarters if it is to continue needs aspects of life. and staff, the school West, Louis LouisCounty residents tested to burg. and meet the needs of Franklin grow has received an “A” rating for the last two consecutive On March 20, four Franklin Gary Cunard health officials confirmed. County years, despite being housed Franklin lin County Superintendent young people. in an inadequate building positive for the coronavirus, county case appeared on of that is as ugly as a mud fence. Schools Rhonda Schuhler has If VGCC isn’t using its campus By Wednesday, an additional confirmed Health and Human Services to Getting the school into a much the offer from Vance-Granville capacity — and since it sits the State Department of better building with Community College, door right next improved facilities, like noting that to ECHS at the final details have yet to laboratories, that are needed website. be worked out, existing facility — it makes perfect sense to utilize an for such a school is has died from COVID-19 but ut that conversations thus far bound to instead of borrowing the money Also, a North Carolinian state. [A later portion of are promising. to con- dent morale — and likely improve staff and stuto the struct a new school building. She explained that the final decision student performance as had complications, according deaths no that will be made by noted well. The county commissioners, the Franklin County commissioners, this story, sent to press earlier, most of them anyway, who are to be presented with h a preliminary been reported]. ry of See MY TURN Page 5 A offer from the Vance-Gran Vance-Granhealth officials are not identiville Board of Trustees in the To protect their privacy, not near futur future. tested positive and have She said she has met with Franklin fying the individuals who County Manager those folks might have visited. where Angela Harris revealed to go over the offer and that Har say publicly Harris will be Director Scott LaVigne did presenting the offer to the commissioners Franklin County Health missioners soon. has been done by the Franklin Franklin lin County school officials that testing for COVID-19 have been studyy ingCole options for the ECHS for some High alumni time. Enrollment at to dine. From left, Louisburg ECHS has reached about 200, stepped up at the Lou- Jones, LHS seniors Maddie Wood and Chandler the maximum number HELPING OUT. Volunteers sophomore of studentss that can be handled to feed the seniors during Parrish. At far right, Ty Jones, a LHS in thee current curr modular 60 12A. isburg Senior Center More photos on Page units. volunteers put together se- gladly helps too. the pandemic. Several In addition, n, there are concerns that the more than 900 meals for laboratory boxes of food, making and other facilities ities in the school are ot optimu normally be at the center optimum for the nior citizens who would curriculum that is heavily focused not on ma math and science. By comparison, on, the current ECHS building is about 11,000 1,000 square feet while Building ilding 5, which VGCC is offering, is about 20,000 square By GARY CUNARD feet. Currently, Times Publisher ntly, ECHS has eight space ight medium-sized medium training, work traini classroomsand a manufacturing for while Building 5 has 10 in an unusual session to deal in the spring once large classr additional parks for addition classrooms, rger LOUISBURG — Meeting hallways, more storage space Educa- By CAREY JOHNSON building leaving behind facility was essentially and/or s larger ace and more office Franklin County Board of recreation staff of 2017, of space. with an unusual crisis, the er on left unchanged. f ff. ing emergency powers to Times Staff Writer sweeping finance sstaff. dilapidated buildings Building tion Monday night granted deal ng 5 also has laboratories Renovating the back contincon — and classroom Schuhlerr to allow her to “As the town classro Cross Street that they had half of the administrative — space Superintendent Rhonda that t ILLE this will could be converted into YOUNGSVILLE crisis. to more labs if called home for decades. building, Cordeiro said, ues to grow,needed. with the escalating COVID-19 The special Monday T Administrator Phil space to own Administrator Town The new building on Youngsville be an excellent The VGCC building also nted coming was con- C employemploy empl al boasts several ordeiro presented Cordeiro renovated would allow night meeting seve meet use for those space” out- U.S. 1-A was all three to host its town meetreas that ECHS students and ral “shared said. sai areas ducted partially over the missioners with an staff can conconalso ees,” Cordeiro tinue to use budget to accommodate however e as they always have, school wever ings there, while space wever, Page 7A however, internet and partially line of his 2020-21 chool officials official said. See BUDGET departm In addition, parking should conference keeps the departments, not bee an issue with in the West River Road proposal that keeps half of what was adding wi Building 5 although call for the back though it has become onee neutral, calls administrative complex tax rate neutral, at the high school’s existing site. milli in renowhere board chair Paige about $1 million ECHS, conCHS, the only Franklin County Sayles and member Rose- vations and new nty school scho at the along with growth. moment that in struction, and a raises some 16 agenda, but was jettiand has an “A” grade grad from the sta Laurel Mill Ele- mary Champion were state, te, gives McGill Associates By CAREY JOHNSON soned in favor of brevity. high school students solicited dents the opportunity to obtain both endance. The remain- fees. mentary School has attendance. county staff Staff Writer their high school diploma and an associate’s joined • In January 2019, most ambitious Times he most The and crafted ociate’s degree become the fifth site derr of the board in four awarded public input our or five nically, aspect of the budget — a wasyears. One commissioners in Franklin County the meeting electronically, aspect a the plan, which LOUISBURG — O It has beento popular off which was lar with both parents McGill Associates prev presented he first time that has been preview rents and students where officials are dis- the to slated to beand casualty, at least initially, usually has a waiting list given to commissioners of COVID-19 has been $166,000 contract of studentss wishing tributing free lunches done locally. county commissioners to enroll. This year, for instance, ame after during a special called develop the plan, which du The move came 500 students were and breakfasts to the county’s Comprehen- would help officials last week. accepted and of ly 50 were placed on ina Gov. Roy March Marc 19 meeting — are sive Development Plan. because nearly n a waiting list. students while the North Carolina However, Currently, determine of plans interested students are selected to renovate the concerns pla which and staff Cooper declared a state d for ECHS schools are closed. document, coronavirus The direct by an to annual how lottery ry system. administrative own’s for where and gatherings, The meals are also emergency and ordered town’s will serve as a guide ho that impact, regarding The Franklin Campus state’s complex, which hosts mpus of VGCC C has suffere commissioners suffered a available at Louis- the closure of all the development for resources other things, county decline e enrollment in recent years ools through town hall staff, the police county among thatinMarch and p Look, I know how ers, burg and Bunn high public schools parts of the next 20 years, was transportation, the campus infra- pared back pu rs, builders and other have been under utilized for 300 (now department and public some ome time, how some ideas can leaders schools, and Franklin- at least March prompting the college’s originally on the Frank- structure and services — 16 meeting. tors to northeastern looked out at oper es to consider a con- sound CRAZY 3A lege’s trustees of works operations. ton and Youngsville revised to May 15). PLAN Page Seeditional at the wooded areas and lin County Board Franklin County. offer to Franklin klin County that would allow time. all the things that come schools open Youngsville moved into Since local board of elementary VGCC access to the existing Commissioners’ March The rush brought fields between Durham supervi- its new administration adminis D Early College ge mobile I’m sure that back in and between 11 a.m. and education have for killing his father units (pending a few modifications) people, ancillary busiRaleigh and said public as well as plans the 1950s, when bank12:30 p.m., Mondays sion over the local Franklinton man sentenced ness and industry to — this looks like a great Carey Johnson ols, they have the schools, through Fridays Franklin County and the place to put some statescribe the power to prescribe Why do I bring up region. of-the-art -art businesses ided that Dr. -- and decided Members of the comand industry duties of the superintendent flexibility dustry — they these seemingly eco ity to respond ecogreater were mett with blank nomic Schuhler should have development mittee hope they can JOHNSON C By CAREY capture that kind of suclong shots?!? stares or, worse, laugh quickly to the evolving crisis. granted her: laugh- lon Times Staff Writer Time Well, that’s because cess again. ter. That being the case, the board or Times y waive board policies They want to restore man convicted of killAnd, •Authority to temporarily d, I’m also sure the grassroots group, LOUISBURG — A Franklinton penalty and spending she deems necessary to comply that provisions of policies as when President ities or the death resident the Northeast Franklin the Portis Gold Mine, avoi or government authorities ng his father avoided ing County Revitalization complete Hoover signed appro with guidance from health with appro- Coun a responses. rest of his life in jail. he th the effective murder other for degree museum, Co Committee, priations second necessary for as and use it as a to build a dam sary to has what lawful actions necessary But, after being sentenced the and •Authority to take any Morgan would be 72 at “entrepreneurs” epreneurs” you might consider a lure for visitors. off public education, to provide on March 20, John Lawrence Admittedly, it won’t decided prison release — 11 years ensure the continuation d to build casinos casino dream in their heart and of studentss and employees earliest he’d be eligible for be easy, or inexpensive. and hotels in the middle economic development was when he died by for the health and safety de than Richard Morgan Jr. m health and government younger from youn The 450-acre site is of the desert, developsign in their eyes. or respond to direction his son’s hand. deveelop- dollar signs The group was formed owned by a group of ers there were met with authorities. “As “A his son said, [Richard adjustments to the curricuman and much skepticism, as several years ago and, private investors. Such actions may include: onal proMorgan Jr.] was a great of alternative educational Boyd recently narrowed their recently, The Northeast wants well. lum and the provision a good man,” said Attorney John to employee work schedules to Having the benefi buy gram options; adjustments anywhere benefit of focus to three goals: Sturges, who represented chool calendar; to the school • olster broadband between 50 to 100 acres time, we’ve seen and assignments; modifications meals; Morgan in the case. n th that ivery of school-provided wer were to accomplish their goal. both projects have been service in the area; adjustments to the delivery “The things that were said property owned or controlled the com“I just think the gold • evelop a ri tourmassively successful. limitations on access to rue about his impact on true plying to any governmenapplying mine could be a nucleus said. “ ... This is a opportuniti At RDU, the first ism opportunities; St by the Board of Education; munity,” Sturges Richar Morgan Jr. enjoyed other aid as may be available; rder victim Richard of a lot of attractions Murder • Install a marketin major firm to move into majo o almost Biblical proporof tal body for financial or waiver of tragedy for int Show body Tractor Tracto the research park was plan that attracts resi almo an Absalom kind is and applying to anyy governmental reminiscing at the Justice tions. It’s almost resi- in the area,” group compliance with which day in the Chemstrand Corpo regulations or requirements, matte Corpo- dents and businesses to member Lucy Allen said on Mason Street on the of a matter.” emergency. with assis- side the police station at a previous meeting in ration, relocating P relocatin from affected by the COVID-19 Franklinton Police, om the area. o contracts without board John Morgan Court Stat Bureau of question. Better Decatur, Decat ur, Ala. to the park •Authority to enter into broadband, January. he purtance from the State hearing, Carlson told Superior amount necessary for the During the plea hearin according to county The group’s facilitator, in on Nov. 26, 2017, n May 1959. Morgan Mor approval for any dollar remembers John Morgan ies, or Dunlow that he remembe Dun equipment, supplies, Inve igation, arrested John father, Investigation, wrapped him in Judge John Then came Inter 3 a.m., he heard a chase of resources, materials, technology, Inter- staff, is on the way in Dr. Jim Foster, said that hnology, instruction ng officers that at about that he stabbed his fath to investiga- calmly telling Frankli County and the if the group was really national with his father on Main services for sanitation, cleaning,to the COVID-19 emer- allegingstuffed him Business Franklin he basement and told hi in the lated related sheets, scuffle in the home he shared serious about doing the for the crime. Machines Machines (IBM), some northeast region. or other needs directly with fiv black men were responsible Adam Carlson, Street. such action is consistent tors that five Committee members project, while they don’t more forward thinking Sgt. P gency situation, provided See MURDER Page 3A inton Police king laws. According to Franklinton yet have the funding, and vision and, today, have worked diligently anoth officer outand another all applicable state and federal diligen Morgan approached him RTP is one of the largSee SCHOOLS Page 2A John SPORTS larg to market and promote they have everything THIS WEEK INOur duty is to pursue est st rese research parks in the area, hosting hostin a sig- they need to get started. FRANKLIN FACE High ursue the truth with determination, “One of my roles with the country countr and ranks nature event last year. DEATHS accuracy and fairness; to be resolute INSIDE Now, th among the top parks in school they’re thinking this group is that I’m a esolute in our and, 26 hollan big with the possibility seed planter,” he said the world. dylan b. holland, responsibility sports lity to the public trust, independent 4B solomon 63 carlton solomon, promoting tourism during the group’s Feb. As far as that patch of promoti Classifieds .................... The River hold of anyon 6A anna c. holden, 103 influence of dirt in Vegas, well, around the region’s gold 24 meeting. fluence that deters those objectives. Church ......................... golf pro rendell neal, 54 across mining histo “One of the things it’s only one by 4A history. of the most ........................ you 1 Editorial to t.j. todd, 91 Brought successful Going bac Randy North back to the that we’ve talked about recreation/ 10A ider, 78 sandra e. snider, Franklin Facts ............. destination resorts in all 1800s, the gold rrush as a group, from the Davis Carolina 6A arks, 72 mark ronald r. marks, brought many prospec of the world. Obituaries ..................... prospecton, 74 john l. alston, See CAREY Page 5 A Postmaster: Send address y stainback, 68 dress correction forms 3579 to: ickie y. vickie 1B

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And people as they know who “[But] if you know in fact the aging and increasingly Boulevard, this seems were not necessarily is specifically targeted at kids who as many County joined the list of like a win-win for both schools inadequate ECHS modular-style positive. headed for college but clearly to self-quarantine. LOUISBURG — Franklin of COVID-19 as the pan- worked to contact — and a good deal for the talent, buildbuild had contact with those who tested have the recommend people cases is meeting a real need in this ing that the school has about taxpayers as well. all have been in close counties with confirmed community and departments don’t outgrown. See VIRUS Page 2A down, shutter and suspend deserves all our support. He said, at present, health That building is adjacent to that a It’s no secret that the ECHS demic continues to shut the Franklin to investigate every place To the credit of ECHS students campus of VGCC on NC 56 manpower or resources better quarters if it is to continue needs aspects of life. and staff, the school West, Louis LouisCounty residents tested to burg. and meet the needs of Franklin grow has received an “A” rating for the last two consecutive On March 20, four Franklin Gary Cunard health officials confirmed. County years, despite being housed Franklin lin County Superintendent young people. in an inadequate building positive for the coronavirus, county case appeared on of that is as ugly as a mud fence. Schools Rhonda Schuhler has If VGCC isn’t using its campus By Wednesday, an additional confirmed Health and Human Services to Getting the school into a much the offer from Vance-Granville capacity — and since it sits the State Department of better building with Community College, door right next improved facilities, like noting that to ECHS at the final details have yet to laboratories, that are needed website. be worked out, existing facility — it makes perfect sense to utilize an for such a school is has died from COVID-19 but ut that conversations thus far bound to instead of borrowing the money Also, a North Carolinian state. [A later portion of are promising. to con- dent morale — and likely improve staff and stuthe to struct a new school building. She explained that the final decision student performance as complications, according noted that no deaths had well. The county commissioners, the Franklin County commissioners, will be made by this story, sent to press earlier, most of them anyway, who are to be presented with h a preliminary been reported]. ry of See MY TURN Page 5 A offer from the Vance-Gran Vance-Granhealth officials are not identiville Board of Trustees in the To protect their privacy, not near future. futur tested positive and have She said she has met fying the individuals who with Franklin County Manager those folks might have visited. Angela Harris to go over the say publicly revealed where offer and that Harris Har will be Director Scott LaVigne did presenting the offer to the commissioners Franklin County Health missioners soon. has been done by the Franklin Franklin lin County school officials that testing for COVID-19 have been studyy ingCole options for the ECHS for some High alumni time. Enrollment at to dine. From left, Louisburg ECHS has reached about 200, stepped up at the Lou- Jones, LHS seniors Maddie Wood and Chandler the maximum number HELPING OUT. Volunteers sophomore of studentss that can be handled to feed the seniors during Parrish. At far right, Ty Jones, a LHS in thee current curr modular 60 12A. isburg Senior Center More photos on Page units. volunteers put together se- gladly helps too. the pandemic. Several In addition, n, there are concerns that the more than 900 meals for laboratory boxes of food, making and other facilities ities in the school are ot optimu normally be at the center optimum for the nior citizens who would curriculum that is heavily focused not on ma math and science. By comparison, on, the current ECHS building is about 11,000 1,000 square feet while Building ilding 5, which VGCC is offering, is about 20,000 square By GARY CUNARD feet. Currently, Times Publisher ntly, ECHS has eight space ight medium medium-sized classtraining, work traini roomsand a manufacturing for while Building 5 has 10 in an unusual session to deal in the spring once large classr addition parks for additional classrooms, rger LOUISBURG — Meeting hallways, more storage space Educa- By CAREY JOHNSON building leaving behind facility was essentially and/or s larger ace and more office Franklin County Board of recreation staff of 2017, of space. with an unusual crisis, the er on left unchanged. f ff. ing emergency powers to Times Staff Writer sweeping dilapidated buildings the back finance sstaff. Building tion Monday night granted deal ng to 5 Renovating also her has contincon had allow laboratories — and classro they Schuhlerr to “As the town classroom — Cross Street that space Superintendent Rhonda thatt could be converted ILLE half of the administrative this will YOUNGSVILLE crisis. into to more labs if called home for decades. building, Cordeiro said, ues to grow,needed. with the escalating COVID-19 The special Monday T Administrator Phil space to own Administrator Town The new building on Youngsville be an excellent The VGCC building also nted coming was con- Cordeiro employ employempl al boasts several Cordeiro presented renovated would allow night meeting seve meet use for those space” out- U.S. 1-A was all three to host its town meetreas that ECHS students and ral “shared sai areas said. ducted partially over the missioners with an staff can con con-also ees,” Cordeiro tinue to use budget to accommodate however, e as they always have, school wever ings there, while space wever, Page 7A however internet and partially line of his 2020-21 chool officials official said. See BUDGET departm In addition, parking should conference keeps the departments, not bee an issue wi in the West River Road proposal that keeps half of what was adding with Building 5 although call for the back though it has become onee neutral, calls administrative complex tax rate neutral, at the high school’s existing site. milli in renowhere board chair Paige about $1 million ECHS, conCHS, the only Franklin County Sayles and member Rose- vations and new nty school scho at the along with growth. moment that in struction, and a raises some 16 agenda, but was jettiand has an “A” grad grade from the sta Laurel Mill Ele- mary Champion were state, te, gives McGill Associates By CAREY JOHNSON soned in favor of brevity. high school students solicited dents the opportunity to obtain both endance. The remain- fees. mentary School has attendance. county staff Staff Writer their high school diploma and an associate’s joined • In January 2019, most ambitious Times he most The and crafted ociate’s degree become the fifth site derr of the board in four awarded public input our or five nically, aspect of the budget — a wasyears. One commissioners in Franklin County the meeting electronically, aspect a the plan, which LOUISBURG — O It has beento popular off which was lar with both parents McGill Associates prev presented he first time that has been preview rents and students where officials are dis- the to slated to beand casualty, at least initially, usually has a waiting list given to commissioners of COVID-19 has been $166,000 contract of studentss wishing tributing free lunches done locally. county commissioners to enroll. This year, for instance, ame after during a special called develop the plan, which du The move came 500 students were and breakfasts to the county’s Comprehen- would help officials last week. accepted and of ly 50 were placed on ina Gov. Roy March Marc 19 meeting — are sive Development Plan. because nearly n a waiting list. students while the North Carolina However, Currently, the determine of interested state staff a renovate students to and concerns are selected pla plans Cooper declared d for ECHS schools are closed. The document, which by an annual lottery to direct coronavirus administrative own’s for where and how gatherings, ry system. The meals are also emergency and ordered town’s will serve as a guide ho that impact, regarding The Franklin Campus state’s complex, which hosts mpus of VGCC C has suffered commissioners suffere a available at Louis- the closure of all the development for resources other things, county decline e enrollment in recent years ools through town hall staff, the police county among thatinMarch and p Look, I know how ers, burg and Bunn high public schools parts of the next 20 years, was transportation, the campus infra- pared back pu rs, builders and other have been under utilized for 0 (now department and public some ome time, how some ideas can leaders schools, and Franklin- at least March 30 prompting the college’s originally on the Frank- structure and services — 16 meeting. tors to northeastern looked out at oper es to consider a con- sound CRAZY 3A lege’s trustees of works operations. ton and Youngsville revised to May 15). PLAN Page Seeditional at the wooded areas and lin County Board Franklin County. offer to Franklin klin County that would allow time. all the things that come schools open Youngsville moved into Since local board of elementary VGCC access to the existing Commissioners’ March The rush brought fields between Durham supervi- its new administration adminis D Early College ge mobile I’m sure that back in and between 11 a.m. and education have for killing his father units (pending a few modifications) people, ancillary busiRaleigh and said public as well as plans the 1950s, when bank12:30 p.m., Mondays sion over the local Franklinton man sentenced ness and industry to — this looks like a great Carey Johnson ols, they have the schools, through Fridays Franklin County and the place to put some statescribe the power to prescribe Why do I bring up region. of-the-art -art businesses ided that Dr. -- and decided Members of the comand industry duties of the superintendent flexibility dustry — they these seemingly eco ity to respond ecogreater were mett with blank nomic Schuhler should have development mittee hope they can JOHNSON C By CAREY capture that kind of suclon shots?!? stares or, worse, laugh quickly to the evolving crisis. granted her: laugh- long Times Staff Writer Time Well, that’s because cess again. ter. That being the case, the board or Times y waive board policies They want to restore man convicted of killAnd, •Authority to temporarily d, I’m also sure the grassroots group, LOUISBURG — A Franklinton penalty and spending she deems necessary to comply that provisions of policies as when President ities or the death resident the Northeast Franklin the Portis Gold Mine, avoi or government authorities ng his father avoided ing County Revitalization complete Hoover with guidance from health signed appro with appro- Coun a responses. he rest of his life in jail. the th Committee, has what museum, and use it as a priations to build a dam Co for second degree murder as necessary for other effective sary to lawful actions necessary But, after being sentenced the and •Authority to take any Morgan would be 72 at “entrepreneurs” epreneurs” you might consider a lure for visitors. off public education, to provide on March 20, John Lawrence Admittedly, it won’t decided prison release — 11 years ensure the continuation d to build casinos casino dream in their heart and of studentss and employees earliest he’d be eligible for died by be easy, or inexpensive. and hotels in the middle economic development for the health and safety de Morgan Jr. was when he government younger and Richard than health m from youn The 450-acre site is of the desert, developsigns in their eyes. or respond to direction his son’s hand. deveelop- dollar sign The group was formed owned by a group of ers there were met with authorities. “A his son said, [Richard “As adjustments to the curricuman and much skepticism, as several years ago and, private investors. Such actions may include: onal proMorgan Jr.] was a great of alternative educational Boyd recently, recently narrowed their The Northeast wants well. lum and the provision a good man,” said Attorney John to employee work schedules to Having the benefi buy gram options; adjustments anywhere benefit of focus to three goals: Sturges, who represented chool calendar; to the school • olster broadband between 50 to 100 acres time, we’ve seen and assignments; modifications meals; Morgan in the case. n th that ivery of school-provided wer were to accomplish their goal. both projects have been service in the area; adjustments to the delivery “The things that were said property owned or controlled the com“I just think the gold • evelop a ri tourmassively successful. limitations on access to rue about his impact on true plying to any governmenapplying mine could be a nucleus said. “ ... This is a opportuniti At RDU, the first ism opportunities; St by the Board of Education; Jr. enjoyed munity,” Sturges Morgan may be available; as aid Richard Richar other or rder victim of a lot of attractions Murder • Install a marketin major firm to move into majo o almost Biblical proportal body for financial tragedy of int body for waiver of Tracto Tractor Show the research park was plan that attracts resi almo an Absalom kind is and applying to anyy governmental reminiscing at the Justice tions. It’s almost resi- in the area,” group compliance with which day in the Chemstrand Corpo regulations or requirements, matte Corpo- dents and businesses to member Lucy Allen said on Mason Street on the of a matter.” emergency. with assis- side the police station at a previous meeting in ration, relocating P relocatin from affected by the COVID-19 Franklinton Police, om the area. o contracts without board of question. John Morgan Court Bureau January. State Stat Better Superior Decatur, Decat the told ur, •Authority to enter into Ala. broadband, from purto Carlson he the park tance hearing, amount necessary for the or During the plea hearin according to county The group’s facilitator, in on Nov. 26, 2017, n May 1959. Mor Morgan approval for any dollar remembers John Morgan ies, Dunlow that he remembe Dun equipment, supplies, Inve igation, arrested John father, Investigation, wrapped him in Judge John Then came Inter 3 a.m., he heard a chase of resources, materials, technology, Inter- staff, is on the way in Dr. Jim Foster, said that hnology, instruction ng officers that at about that he stabbed his fath to investiga- calmly telling Franklin County and the if the group was really national with his father on Main services for sanitation, cleaning,to the COVID-19 emer- allegingstuffed him Business Frankli he basement and told hi in the lated related sheets, scuffle in the home he shared serious about doing the for the crime. Machines Machines (IBM), some northeast region. or other needs directly with fiv black men were responsible Adam Carlson, Street. such action is consistent tors that five Committee members project, while they don’t more forward thinking Sgt. P gency situation, provided See MURDER Page 3A inton Police king laws. According to Franklinton and vision and, today, have worked diligen anoth officer outand another all applicable state and federal diligently yet have the funding, Morgan approached him RTP is one of the largSee SCHOOLS Page 2A John SPORTS larg to market and promote they have everything THIS WEEK INOur duty is to pursue est st rese research parks in the area, hosting hostin a sig- they need to get started. FRANKLIN FACE High ursue the truth with determination, “One of my roles with the country countr and ranks nature event last year. DEATHS accuracy and fairness; to be resolute INSIDE Now, they’re among the top parks in school th thinking this group is that I’m a esolute in our and, 26 hollan big with the possibility seed planter,” he said the world. dylan b. holland, responsibility sports lity to the public trust, independent 4B solomon 63 carlton solomon, promoti As far as that patch of promoting Classifieds .................... The River tourism during the group’s Feb. hold of anyon 6A anna c. holden, 103 influence of dirt in Vegas, well, around the region’s gold 24 meeting. fluence that deters those objectives. Church ......................... golf pro rendell neal, 54 across “One of the things it’s only one by 4A histo of the most mining history. 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