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Showing 22 articles from April 7, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Occupancy tax dollars coming in
Preliminary reports suggest that tourism’s economic effects grew across the state last year, and business people suspect the county will benefit from such a trend through its occupancy tax.

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<FONT SIZE=5>Teen dies in motorcycle/car collision</FONT>
FATAL SCENE. Preston Phelps, 19, of Louisburg was riding the motorcycle above when he crashed into a car driven by Emily Murphy, 84, on Bickett Boulevard. Murphy faces charges, and an investigation continues.
Teen dies in motorcycle/car collision

Preston Phelps on his Harley Davidson
An 84-year-old Youngsville woman has been charged in the vehicular death of a 19-year-old Louisburg man in a tragic wreck that police say accents the need for a low-profile median along the increasingly congested stretch of Bickett Boulevard.
Preston Phelps was riding his motorcycle north on the roadway in Louisburg on Wednesday just before 6 p.m when Emily Murphy pulled into his path, turning left from a turning lane, into the Wal-Mart parking lot, Louisburg Police Chief Rick Lassiter said.
Phelps dropped the bike to slide and crashed into the right front of the car on the passenger’s side, Lassister said.

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Airport dispute heading for arbitration
The county has taken over airport operations this month. An arbitrator could determine at what cost. Former airport operator First In Flight Aviation agreed to hand over management of the airport effective April 1 after discussions to patch contract differences failed.

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OBITUARIES

JAMES A. “J.A.” SANDLING JR.
YOUNGSVILLE - James Alfred “J.A.” Sandling Jr., 77, died Wednesday morning, April 5, 2006 in an automobile accident. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 7, at Woodland Baptist Church, with Dr. Tommy Seedorf and the Rev. Clyde Waiden Jr. officiating.

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PRESTON K. PHELPS
LOUISBURG - Preston Kyle Phelps, 19, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, April 8) at Maple Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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DAVID “DIESEL” LEFANCHECK
YOUNGSVILLE - David “Diesel” Lefancheck, 38, of Youngsville died Monday, April 3, 2006 as the result of an automobile accident in Durham County. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 7, in the chapel of Lancaster Funerals and Cremations in Louisburg. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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CATHERINE W. WINSTON
YOUNGSVILLE - Catherine Wade Winston, 89, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006 in a Raleigh hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 7, at Youngsville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Glenn Greenway and the Rev. Charles D. Stratton officiating.

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LAWRENCE H. WRIGHT
ZEBULON - Lawrence H. Wright, 77, died Tuesday, April 3, 2006. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, April 8) at St. Paul Church of Christ #2, Emit.

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Sara Moore “Polly” Connelly
GREENSBORO - Mrs. Sara Moore “Polly” Connelly, 91, of 3560 Wildflower Dr., died peacefully Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Wellspring Retirement Community.

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SPORTS

<FONT SIZE=7>Bunn Outburst</FONT><br><FONT SIZE=4>Ladycats break open tight game with solid 2nd-half</font>
DOING IT WRIGHT. Kristen Wright (left) scored a pair of goals for the Bunn Ladycats during Thursday afternoon’s victory against the Franklinton Lady Rams. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
Bunn Outburst
Ladycats break open tight game with solid 2nd-half
BUNN — Ashley Olinger offered a simple second-half strategy for her Bunn Ladycats during Thursday’s Northern Carolina Conference home showdown against rival Franklinton. “The game plan at halftime was to put twice as many shots on net as we did in the first half,’’ said Olinger.

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<FONT SIZE=5>BHS aces toss no-hitters on back-to-back days</font>
BHS aces toss no-hitters on back-to-back days
BUNN -- Most high school fast-pitch softball coaches feel fortunate if they have one quality pitcher to help guide them through the season. Bunn’s Melanie Lovin has three strong hurlers to choose from.

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Franklinton Lady Rams ready for big week
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Head coach Chris Miller knows that his Franklinton Lady Rams are a competitor in the Northern Carolina Conference fast-pitch softball race.

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<FONT SIZE=4>LC coach in search of success</font>
LC coach in search of success
Aaron Denton peeked into the Holton Gymnasium darkness Friday morning and looked up at the banners commemorating all of Louisburg College’s women’s basketball championships.
“That’s great,’’ said Denton, who admires the many successes that LC’s current list of outstanding coaches has achieved. “But we need some for the men, too.’’

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Southern Vance scores key league win versus Wildcats
BUNN -- A transformer mishap led to a power outing that postponed Bunn’s home baseball matchup Tuesday against Northern Carolina Conference foe Southern Vance.

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Carolina Hurricanes offering NHL playoff ticket packages
RALEIGH -- The Carolina Hurricanes have announced today that Hurricanes ticket sales representatives will be available to take deposits on 2006-07 season tickets on today beginning at 8 a.m., in the RBC Center’s VIP lobby.

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LIFESTYLES

<FONT SIZE=4>We must reach out and help each other</FONT>
We must reach out and help each other
Do you ever think about how much running we do in our lives?
Do you ever think about what it would be like if we just try to forget the fast schedule? Or what it would be like to find a quiet time?
A quiet time or meditation time can indeed place us in a position to get the self out of the way and get ready to study, pray, or give of our time to serve others.

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Learning the ABCs - apples, bananas and carrots
School system to place a bigger emphasis on nutrition education
The Franklin County Board of Education recognizes that our country suffers from an alarming rate of obesity, associated with very high rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

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Youngsters cash in on tin with recycling contest
Some Franklin County residents are walking around with a little more cash these days, thanks to their aluminum recycling efforts.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

<FONT SIZE=3>Reading takes spotlight with Easley’s education agenda
Reading takes spotlight with Easley’s education agenda
Gov. Mike Easley unveiled an education agenda this week that included plans to bolster reading at the middle school level.
Easley wants to install literacy coaches who will help train teachers on better ways to reach struggling students.

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Countdown to May 2
The Franklin County Board of Elections swore in a new member Friday morning and made some tweaks to registration guidelines as they move closer to the May primary.

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James Sandling Jr. killed in two-car wreck
FRANKLINTON — A 77-year-old Youngsville man was killed Wednesday morning following a two-car wreck. James A. Sandling Jr., was driving east on Pocomoke Road when he pulled the 2004 Chevy pickup truck he was driving into the path of a sport utility vehicle traveling south on U.S. Highway 1.

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