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Showing 19 articles from May 13, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Left foot in, left foot out - Stone is back in runoff
There will be a Democratic nomination battle for the Commission District 6 seat after all. Commissioner Raymond Stone attempted to concede the race to Dorothy May Wilder an hour after election results were finalized on Tuesday.

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Youngsville is eyeing annex of Sheetz property
Youngsville could add Sheetz convenience store to its jurisdiction. The town commissioners voted to investigate annexation of the 2.307 acre property Thursday night at a Town Hall meeting.

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<FONT SIZE=3>This year’s strawberry crop<br>is bursting with sweetness
Ripe for the picking
This year’s strawberry crop
is bursting with sweetness
Go ahead, pick one.
Franklin County farms are overflowing with strawberries, and while the fruits ripen, growers and the county are preparing for the Strawberry Festival.
The 3rd annual event will be Friday, May 19, at Shannon Village Shopping Center in Louisburg and marks this year’s opening of the Farmers Market.
Strawberries are the earliest product available at the market, Cedric Jones, director of the Cooperative Extension, said.

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Franklinton light going up
FRANKLINTON — A Fayetteville company began installing a traffic signal last week at a dangerous intersection on U.S. 1 — a month after a fatal wreck.

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County staff sets out plan for emergency preparation
County staff met this week to discuss emergency preparations, including how it would deal with an outbreak, such as a pandemic flu.

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OBITUARIES

BENNIE G. PERRY
ZEBULON - Bennie Gray Perry, 68, died Monday, May 8, 2006. A memorial service was conducted Thursday, May 11, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.

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SUSIE BELL BAKER
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Bell Baker, 82, who died Monday, May 8, 2006, will be held at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, May 13), at Timberlake Grove Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. K. G. Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Delight United Church of Christ cemetery.

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GEORGE D. “DONNIE” PERRY
ZEBULON - George Donald “Donnie” Perry, 61, died Thursday, May 11, 2006 at Rex Healthcare. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, May 13) at Hopkins Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

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EMMETT MILTON CHESSON JR.
RICHMOND, VA - Emmett Milton Chesson, Jr. passed away Thursday, May 4, 2006 in Henrico Doctor’s Hospital in Richmond, VA. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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SPORTS

Crusaders spoil LHS’ first soccer playoff trip
Crusaders spoil LHS’ first soccer playoff trip
RALEIGH - Members of the Louisburg High School girls soccer team didn’t find out until Monday afternoon that the Lady Warriors -- for the first time in school history -- had reached the Class 1/2-A State Playoffs.

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Bunn, NJ Meet In Classic
Bunn, NJ Meet In Classic
BUNN -- Tuesday’s postseason matchup between Bunn and North Johnston boasted a little bit of everything that makes soccer a pleasurable spectator sport.
The game, which was tight the entire way, featured plenty of scoring chances on both sides from two evenly matched clubs.
There were penalty kicks, acrobatic saves, clutch plays, momentum swings and a wealth of talented offensive performers.

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Franklin’s links stars at region
CHAPEL HILL -- The Preserve at Jordan Lake, a newer trek designed by PGA Tour professional Davis Love III, has quickly gained a reputation as a shotmaker’s course.

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Richard’s realm on the links
Richard’s realm on the links
Changing your golf swing can be like getting mud splashed across your face.
Literally.
I’ve played golf on and off for 25 years, spending most of the time in denial at the fact that my homemade swing, including a rather quirky grip, was sufficient enough for me to be a decent player.

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Lady Rams fall versus Raiders
FRANKLINTON -- This wasn’t the way Chris Miller wanted his Franklinton Lady Rams to close their fast-pitch softball regular season.

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BYRL announces youth football registration
BUNN -- The Bunn Youth Recreation League has announced its signup dates for the 2006 football season. Registration will be held at the following times:

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Making a difference: United Way’s Day of Caring
Since 1995, the United Way of Franklin County has had a Day of Caring. The Day of Caring demonstrates to the community how volunteering can make a positive impact on community problems.

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GMC says goodbye to CEO
Prior to his departure on April 14, Ronald J. Vigus, former chief executive officer of Granville Medical Center, was recognized by the center’s employees at a reception in his honor.

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Humane Society cruising for shelter support
The Franklin County Humane Society will host its 2nd Motorcycle Trophy Run “Cruiz’n 4 Critters” on Saturday, May 20. This fund-raiser benefits the Franklin County Humane Society and its various programs.

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Schools set parents’ meeting
Franklin County Schools has scheduled a parent meeting for Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at Mitchell Media Center, 102 Dogwood Road, Louisburg.

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