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Showing 22 articles from April 26, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

<font size=5>School, county leaders get behind bond vote</font>
Bob Winters, left, and Ann Marie Dellamorte questioned some aspects of the $45-million school bond, proposed for a May 2 vote. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)
School, county leaders get behind bond vote
Short of building a fence around the county that no one wants, commissioners and school leaders said voters will need to support a $45-million school bond on May 2 that, in part, will put a high school in place to handle growth.

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Woman charged in shooting death
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Henderson woman on Friday night, alleging that she shot and killed her boyfriend. Authorities responded to 158 Louisburg Farms Road just before 10:30 a.m. to find Frederick Lee Crudup, 33, of Henderson, suffering from a gunshot wound.

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Judge tells Rudd to get serious about restitution
A Superior Court judge gave a former tax collector three more years to pay his debt and a stern warning — pay up or risk getting jammed up. Probation officers alleged in court on Monday that Donnie Rudd willfully violated his probation by failing to pay the $60,000 he owes the county after he illegally pocketed a $50 fee from more than 5,000 delinquent taxpayers in the 1990s.

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Spirit of Relay strong in Bunn
BUNN — Despite the threat of rain on Friday night and a promised downpour on Saturday, the spirit of Relay For Life shown through in its return trip to Bunn. “We had to cut it short on Saturday, but we had raised a good amount by then,” said co-organizer Timothy Bryant. “We still have money coming in, but as of Saturday, we were a little shy of $200,000.

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OBITUARIES

WILLIAM C. MCALISTER
FRANKLINTON - William James Claude McAlister, 88, formerly of Bostic, N.C., died Saturday, April 22, 2006 in a Raleigh hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 25, at Union View Baptist Church, with the Rev. T. J. Kollar officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery

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RUBERT B. PEARCE JR.
HENDERSON - Rubert Benjamin Pearce Jr., 79, died Friday, April 21, 2006 at his home on Kerr Lake. Graveside services were conducted Monday, April 24, in Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton, with the Rev. Canon Ted Malone officiating.

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G. REGGIE MOORE
FRANKLINTON - Gilmer Reggie Moore, 62, died Saturday, April 22, 2006 in Wake Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 24, in the chapel of Lancaster Funerals and Cremations in Louisburg by the Rev. Carl Hunter.

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KATIE G. WILLIAMS
PETERSBURG, VA. - Funeral services for Katie Green Williams, 95, formerly of Louisburg, who died Monday, April 24, 2006, will be held Saturday, April 29, at 1 p.m. at Haywood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Luther Coppedge officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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DOROTHY L. PARRISH
WILLOW SPRING - Dorothy Lee Jones Parrish, 81, died Monday, April 24, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 26) in the chapel of Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Angier, with the Rev. Carol McCartney officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Spring Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.

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MARCUS W. HOLSCLAW JR.
DURHAM - Marcus Warren Holsclaw Jr., 50, of Durham died Thursday, April 20, 2006 at his home after a long illness. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 26) at the Holsclaw family cemetery on Ballard Pruitt Road in Franklinton. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin Funeral Service and Cremation, Franklinton.

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EDNA E. PEARCE
WAKE FOREST - Edna Earle Pearce, 74, died Monday, April 24, 2006 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Beulah Christian Baptist Church.

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HERBERT ARCHIE DAVIS
HENDERSON - Herbert Archie Davis, 92, of Henderson, formerly of Louisburg and Fayetteville, died peacefully at Granville House in Oxford on April 21, 2006 of late effects cerebrovascular disease.

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JAMES B. “J.B.” ELLIS
OXFORD - James B. “J.B.” Ellis, 74, a resident of 3443 Hwy. 401 S., Louisburg, died Saturday, April 22, at Britthaven Nursing Center in Louisburg.

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SPORTS

Fondest Farewell
LOUISBURG -- To anyone within listening distance, Luis Pimentel kept reminding them that this was the final home weekend of his Louisburg College career. And he had planned to make the most of the celebratory occasion.

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Repeat Defenders
Members of the Louisburg College fast-pitch softball team proudly display their championship plaques from the Region X Tournament, which concluded last Friday afternoon in Hartsville, S.C. Louisburg defeated Pitt CC to win the event. (Photo Submitted)
Repeat Defenders
HARTSVILLE, S.C. - All along, Louisburg College was destined to ride the talented arm of Ashley Raynor to the Region X Softball Tournament championship. That proved to be the case, as Raynor offered three sterling mound performances as the Lady Hurricanes successfully defended their tourney crown.

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Warriors earn win over FHS
FRANKLINTON -- Jason Joyner pitched 5 2/3 strong innings as the Louisburg High Warriors finished off a season sweep of Franklinton with a 7-4 road victory in a non-conference baseball matchup Monday at the Franklinton Recreation Park.

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Ceremony is planned for Wilder
Ceremony is planned for Wilder
When Lester Wilder coached his final home game at Franklinton High School in March, there were plenty of hugs, smiles, laughs and tears. Look for more of the same May 27 when FHS will host the Lester Wilder Retirement Dinner. The event, which will feature an upscale dress code, is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. inside the FHS Gymnasium.

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Ayscue helps Lady Warriors to crown at Halifax tourney
LOUISBURG -- Even with a young team, one talented constant has remained this season for the Louisburg High fast-pitch softball squad. And that would be junior pitcher Amber Ayscue.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

More experienced, ready for next year, LHS Quiz Bowl team home smiling
Louisburg High School’s 2006 Quiz Bowl season ended with a loss in the state championships, but coaches hope the experience is a spring board for the future.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Terry Allen is not the average politician
Working campaign door to door
Terry Allen is not the average politician
Terry Allen is quick to point out that he’s not a politician. But he would probably swear that he’s run into a lot of them in a door-to-door campaign that he hopes will lead to the Republican nod he’ll need on May 2 to challenge for the county’s sheriff’s seat in the fall.

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Kent Winstead still working the fields
Making community contacts
Kent Winstead still working the fields
As a star football player at N.C. State, there were few things that took Kent Winstead off the field. A shredded knee cost him two games in 1988, but he was back on the gridiron for the remainder of the year. The injury may have cut short chances of playing in the National Football League, but it never stunted his desire for athletics.

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Older is better come Saturday
The Franklin County Library will sell discarded and donated material Saturday, April 29, in two locations.

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