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Showing 20 articles from April 15, 2006.

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<FONT SIZE=5>Barrick scheduled for court Monday</FONT>
Barrick scheduled for court Monday
The case against a former Franklin County deputy is slated for a first court appearance Monday, but nothing significant is expected.
Prosecutors have charged Ben Barrick with involuntary manslaughter for his role in the May 2004 death of Deputy Ted Horton.

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EMS improving in Bunn, Youngsville
Franklin County rearranged some equipment this week as part of a plan to lessen the burden on emergency transport. The Quick Response Vehicle program, approved in March, authorizes the county to hire five paramedics and purchase emergency vehicles to be put in Bunn and Youngsville.

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Hippity hop-hop, looks like Easter’s on its way
Hippity hop-hop, looks like Easter’s on its way
SHARING EASTER JOY. 4-H member Kristen Belue presents Britthaven resident Susie Battle with a potted plant that the group passed out for the Easter holiday on Friday. The 4-H group, Exceptional County Intelligent Teens Educated Dedicated and Determined (EXCITED) handed out 50 plants and 85 Easter cards.

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Sidewalk ordinance has new path
YOUNGSVILLE — Town officials approved an ordinance change this week designed to improve quality of life. By unanimous vote, the board requires that developers install sidewalks for new construction on several designated streets.

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Franklin County timberland part of International Paper project
Some Franklin County timberland will be part of a conservation plan that will protect 218,000 acres across the Southeast. International Paper, which transferred its land to Blue Sky Timber in Franklin County, has agreed to sell more than 77,000 acres in North Carolina.

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OBITUARIES

EDITH R. WRIGHT
BUNN - Mrs. Edith Elizabeth Rogers Wright, 65, died Monday, April 10, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Gethsemane Baptist Church, Bunn. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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MAGGIE LULA FOGG
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Lula Fogg, 96, who died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, will be conducted at noon today (Saturday, April 15) at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Timothy Walker officiating.

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JOHN C. GOODWIN
FRANKLINTON - John Clifton Goodwin, 50, died Thursday, April 13, 2006 in a Henderson hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, in the Franklin Funeral Service chapel in Franklinton, with the Rev. Clyde Waiden officiating.

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C. VANN CHAMPION
LOUISBURG - Charlie Vann Champion, 80, died Thursday, April 13, 2006. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at the Wester family cemetery.

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MAGGIE LULA FOGG
LOUISBURG - Maggie Lula Fogg, a resident of Louisburg and retired school teacher from the Franklin County School System, died on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, in Bethesda, Maryland.

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SPORTS

<FONT SIZE=7>The 2nd Seed</font><br><FONT SIZE=4>Lady Hurricanes snare runner-up spot in Region X<font>
The 2nd Seed
Lady Hurricanes snare runner-up spot in Region X
LOUISBURG — Louisburg College closed Region X regular season action as the runner-up in the league’s fast-pitch softball standings. But lately, the Lady Hurricanes have been second to none.

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<FONT SIZE=4>Ladycats rally to edge NCC rival Franklinton</FONT>
Ladycats rally to edge NCC rival Franklinton
BUNN — Host Bunn made good on its hopes of staying tied atop the Northern Carolina Conference’s softball standings. But Franklinton also made quite a statement, albeit in a 3-2 loss to the Ladycats in an NCC showdown Tuesday night at the BHS Field.

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Red Rams strong at The River
LOUISBURG — Pardon Coach Nathan Moreschi for feeling a sense of urgency during Tuesday’s latest Northern Carolina Conference golf showdown. Heading into the event, Moreschi’s Franklinton Red Rams trailed Bunn by one stroke for the No. 2 spot in the NCC behind leader Roanoke Rapids.

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<FONT SIZE=4>LC honors top stars at event</font>
LC honors top stars at event
Louisburg College honored its student-athletes during the school’s annual Winter-Spring Sports Banquet Tuesday at the LC Multi-Purpose Center.
The event also served as a farewell appearance for outgoing LC men’s basketball coach J. Enid Drake, who is retiring after five decades of service to the school.

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Hinton happy with LC’s recruiting class
LOUISBURG -- With Krystal Poyer graduating, one of Louisburg College’s chief off-season recruiting goals was to find a quality setter to take her place. LC head coach Jenna Hinton didn’t have to travel far to locate a replacement for the talented Poyer.

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LC's Williams set to attend Lees-McRae
LOUISBURG -- Melody Jo Williams made the most -- in a big way -- of her season to shine at Louisburg College.

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LIFESTYLES

<FONT SIZE=4>‘More Than Just A Man’ traces story of Jesus</FONT>
From left are: Janell Capell (Mary), Cameron Capell (young Jesus) and Tony Capell (Joseph).
‘More Than Just A Man’ traces story of Jesus
For Christians of any denomination, this phrase “More Than Just A Man” cannot apply to anyone but Jesus Christ. The story of the crucifixion is one that does not change much; it stays about the same, in spite of the religion chosen within the Christian world.
The emphasis placed within the story, though, differs according to the doctrine of the church we decide to follow and the cultures we are accustomed to living in.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

‘Air Force Blue’ casts new hue of pride
on the campus of Louisburg High School
While orange and royal blue have long been official school colors at Louisburg High, there’s a new hue of blue on the Warrior campus this year: Air Force Blue.
Following a lengthy application process and almost two years of preparation, Louisburg High was among a handful of schools selected for the 2005-2006 school year to launch an Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Program.

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The Front Office
Again, the school system seeks suppport for your vote May 2
Two years ago, people like you came together in a grassroots effort to improve the public school buildings in Franklin County. Your support for long-needed improvements resulted in overwhelming approval by the voters to build, expand, modify, and improve classrooms for students at all grade levels and in every region of the county.

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ALL ABOUT OUR CLASS
Bunn High School
The BHS Student Council sponsored a “Books and Supplies Drive” during the last two weeks of March.
Books and school supplies collected during the drive will be sent to areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

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