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Showing 26 articles from April 1, 2006.

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<FONT SIZE=5>Andrews-Moore house burns</FONT><br><FONT SIZE=3>Historic home left in ruins by Wednesday fire</font>
HISTORY FLAMED OUT. A Wednesday night fire gutted the Andrews-Moore home on Simon Collie Road. Local firefighters have not determined a cause, but agents with the State Bureau of Investigation were called in to help. (Times photos by Gary Cunard)
Andrews-Moore house burns
Historic home left in ruins by Wednesday fire
Local firefighters have called in state agents to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a historic home. It’s the second historic structure in eastern Franklin County that’s been destroyed by fire in nine months.

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<FONT SIZE=4>Lottery starts up statewide</font>
Lottery starts up statewide
Residents and retailers hit the ground running on Thursday, the first day of the state lottery.
The North Carolina Education Lottery and its contractor, GTECH Corp., shipped out more than 100 million tickets to retail outlets across the state by 6 a.m. Thursday.
Those who began playing the lottery on Thursday could play scratch-off games.

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Murder charge against teen is dropped
The District Attorney’s office dropped murder charges against a Franklin County teenager. But Brandon Lyn Bullock, 17, continues to face charges that he killed Leroy Kelley Sr.

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<FONT SIZE=4>Speed Bump pilots way to a new home</FONT>
Speed Bump pilots way to a new home
While there has been talk about who will operate the Franklin County Regional Airport after April 1, there has never been a question about who was in charge from the beginning — Speed Bump.
The Rottweiler-Spaniel mix, who gets his name because of a penchant for getting hit by cars, has been around the airport since it opened in 1988.

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OBITUARIES

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DOUGLAS A. WHITE SR.
FAYETTEVILLE - Retired Army 1st Sgt. Douglas A. White Sr. died Sunday, March 26, 2006, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. A graveside service with military honors will be held in Franklinton at a later date.

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EDNA M. WOODLIEF
FRANKLINTON - Edna Mitchell Woodlief, 71, died Thursday, March 30, 2006 in a Louisburg nursing facility. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, April 1) at Franklinton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Rod Mullen, the Rev. Luis F. Reinoso, the Rev. David Averette and the Rev. Clyde Waiden officiating. Inturnment will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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FRANCES GRIFFIN WEAVER FOSTER
LOUISBURG - Frances Griffin Weaver Foster, 89, went to be with her Lord and her beloved husband of 41 years, Wade H. Foster, Jr., on Thursday, March 30, 2006. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from Louisburg Baptist Church with the Rev. Reggie Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in the Foster Family Cemetery.

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GWENDOLYN B. RUSS
LOUISBURG – Gwendolyn Bateman Russ, of Louisburg, died Thursday morning. A private memorial service will be held on Saturday.

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HAZEL F. RICHARDSON
WAKE FOREST - Hazel Flood Richardson, 85, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Wake Forest Care Center, Inc. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, April 1) at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, with Dr. Jo Ann Stancil of New Hope Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.

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JANIE R. DRIVER
LOUISBURG - Janie R. Driver died Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Arrangements by Richardson Funeral Home, Louisburg.

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MARY F. LLOYD
RALEIGH - Mary Freeman Lloyd, 76, died Sunday, March 26, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 31, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest. Burial followed in Youngsville Cemetery.

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SPORTS

<FONT SIZE=5>All Knotted Up</font><br><FONT SIZE=3>FHS’ 2nd-half tally gives Lady Rams a tie with LHS</font>
MIDFIELD MAGIC. (L to R) Louisburg’s Brenda Leon and Franklinton’s Ashley Mikulski attempt to gain possession near the midfield during Wednesday’s 2-2 tie in a Northern Carolina Conference matchup on the LHS campus. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
All Knotted Up
FHS’ 2nd-half tally gives Lady Rams a tie with LHS
LOUISBURG — Further evidence about the parity of girls soccer in Franklin County came Wednesday afternoon on the Louisburg High campus. After 100 minutes of action, a winner couldn’t be determined between Franklinton and host LHS, and the result was a 2-2 draw in a Northern Carolina Conference showdown.

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Bunn’s On A Roll
Ladycats off to solid start on the diamond
LOUISBURG — With seven starters returning, Bunn High expected to be strong on the fast-pitch softball field this spring. The Ladycats, coached by Melanie Lovin, have lived up to those expectations -- and more -- through 10 games.

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Prep Roundup: Tough foes test BHS in NCC tennis action
FRANKLIN COUNTY — Bunn has been competitive to date on the Northern Carolina Conference boys tennis circuit this spring. But taking on the powerful Warren County Eagles is another story for another NCC squad.

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<FONT SIZE=4>Denton’s the pick for Canes</font>
Denton’s the pick for Canes
When he was a boy, Aaron Denton attended J. Enid Drake’s basketball camps on the Louisburg College campus -- never thinking that one day he would succeed Drake as LC’s men’s hoops coach.
But what had been a long-time dream for Denton became a reality Wednesday when he was chosen to replace Drake, who has retired after 41 storied years on the LC campus.

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The Wright Stuff?
Wright’s wife takes over at BHS during husband’s rehab
BUNN — Daniel Wright didn’t have to look very far to find his replacement as Bunn High’s girls track and field coach for the 2006 season. He didn’t even have to look outside of his own home.

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Red Rams in charge of county links race
BUNN — Franklinton’s lead may not be insurmountable in the Franklin County Golf Championship standings, but it would be quite the upset if either Bunn or Louisburg rallied to topple the Red Rams.

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LIFESTYLES

<FONT SIZE=3>LHS students kick up their heels to Moroccan music</FONT>
LHS students kick up their heels to Moroccan music
Casa Blanca!
Yes, but not the real place, it was one of the highlights of the Louisburg High School (LHS) National Honor Society’s recent three-day trip.
The Casa Blanca restaurant in Delaware, with Moroccan cuisine and dancing, was the location where the group had supper on Saturday.

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Season finale includes dinner and a show at LC
On Monday, April 17, at 8 p.m., the Louisburg College Auditorium will present Windwood Theatrical’s production of the classic musical comedy “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” This zany musical follows the mad-cap adventures of chorus girl Lorelei Lee, a role made famous on Broadway by Carol Channing in 1949 and on screen by Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s.

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Stitch in time: quilting class deadline extended
The 10-week beginner machine quilting class scheduled to begin March 29 at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus has been delayed until April 12.

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Wastewater training set
Vance-Granville Community College will offer a Wastewater Level I and II class at its Franklin County Campus, beginning this month.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Recommendation on Rudd expected Monday
The county manager and attorney will pore over thousands of pages of documents, memos and SBI reports before presenting commissioners with a comprehensive report about a former tax collector who bilked residents out of nearly $300,000.

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<FONT SIZE=3>Over eggs, sausage and coffee, United Way says thanks</font>
Over eggs, sausage and coffee, United Way says thanks
The United Way got a jump-start this year with a breakfast banquet, thanking people and businesses who contributed to a successful campaign. “We just thought it would be something different,” said United Way Executive Director Don Hamrick.

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United Way ‘Day of Caring’ needs projects
Wendy Watkins, “Day of Caring” chairman for the United Way of Franklin County, is looking for projects. Watkins and her committee have recruited 19 groups to assist with this year’s “Day of Caring.”

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