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Shortly after 4 p.m. today, Franklin County amended its proclamation of a State of Emergency and issued a curfew. The Franklin County curfew is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Sunday. (Click here for that news story.)
Just after 5:15 p.m. today, the Mayor of Youngsville, Fonzie A. Flowers, wrote an email addressed to Franklin County Commission Chairman Sidney E. Dunston of which WIZS News was a recipient.
“Good afternoon. In response to the curfew provision of the attached proclamation, I would very respectfully like to clarify the county’s curfew shall not apply in the corporate limits of the Town of Youngsville and the town has no intention of instituting a curfew at this time.
“Thank you for your continued service to our community.”
Subsequently, Flowers explained to WIZS News by way of telephone any number of pitfalls with this for the Town of Youngsville and took exception to the manner in which the proceedings were handled.
In an email to WIZS News, the Youngsville Town Administrator, Phillip D. Cordeiro, indicated “the towns of Louisburg and Franklinton have shared they do not intend to participate in the county’s curfew either.”
Mayor Arthur Wright in Franklinton told WIZS News, “And that’s true for Franklinton also. We are not enforcing any curfew.”
If you will be driving through these areas for essential reasons, you should be mindful of the discrepancies within Franklin County as well as the differences, at least at this time, with the greater surrounding area.
WIZS News is continuing to attempt to reach the mayor of Louisburg.