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Youngsville hopes for DOT help with traffic woes

YOUNGSVILLE -- Town staff said the State Department of Transportation is close to finding the funds needed to improve traffic flow through town.
Based on comments made during the Youngsville Board of Commissioners' Aug. 9 meeting, those fixes can't come fast enough.
In 2014, area transportation planners completed the Northeast Area Study, which identified transportation strategies for towns and cities in Wake and Franklin counties.


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Y-ville resident questions spending

YOUNGSVILLE -- Youngsville's development -- both residential and commercial -- is trending upward, staff and officials have said.
But so are town costs.
Resident Keith Falt told commissioners during their Aug. 9 meeting that he's concerned expenses are rising faster than any revenue generated by new development.


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Shots fired into home; woman hit

FRANKLINTON -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies are looking for suspects in a weekend shooting that sent a woman to the hospital.
The injuries to the 39-year-old woman were not life-threatening, authorities said.
According to Franklin County Sheriff's Office Chief of Staff Terry Wright, Farren Burrell was inside her home on Midnight Lane just before 2 a.m. on Aug. 11 when shots were fired into her home.


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Lack of quorum stymies meeting

LOUISBURG -- The Triangle North Executive Airport Advisory Board could not conduct business this week because they did not have a quorum.
The board meets the second Tuesday of each month, however, on Aug. 7, only three board members -- Dr. Philip Stover, Shelley Dickerson and David Bunn were in attendance. The seven-member board needs at least four members for a quorum.


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<i>A Night Out to build local communities</i>
A Night Out to build local communities

EVENING SHADE. Louisburg, Bunn and Franklinton communities celebrated National Night Out on Aug. 7. The event is designed to build and strengthen relationships between neighbors, as well as improve the rapport between residents and the law enforcement and first responder community. Pictured above, Elaine Simpson concentrates on catching a flying hula hoop during festivities in Bunn, which were held at Town Hall. National Night Out in all three towns featured a combination of food, fun, games and fellowship.


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