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Showing 20 articles from May 20, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Louisburg restricts community fund-raisers
The Louisburg Council is requiring organizations to pay to have fund-raisers in town. After the 5-2 vote on Monday, non-profit organizations and associations must get a $10 temporary zoning permit to host a fund-raiser in the City Limits.

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<FONT SIZE=4>Strawberry Festival opens Farmers’ Market</FONT>
Strawberry Festival opens Farmers’ Market
SPEECHLESS. The Strawberry Festival on Friday morning at the opening of the county Farmers’ Market in Louisburg left many people, including Ethan Wrenn, above, sweetly speechless as they sampled local berries, cakes, pies, jellies and homemade strawberry ice cream. See the May 24 edition for a complete list of contest winners

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Schools’ funding spotlighted: Bill to be introduced
As county commissioners and school board members prepare for a May 23 meeting to discuss school facility needs and funding, work is also under way in Raleigh. State Sen. Doug Berger plans to introduce legislation next week that would allow all 100 counties to institute a sales tax for school construction.

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<FONT SIZE=4>Tourism Authority going all out for high profile</FONT>
Tourism Authority going all out for high profile
The Franklin County Tourism Development Authority plans to use the Tar River Festival as its coming out party. The authority agreed to spend no more than $600 for a tent, table and other equipment it will need to outfit a booth at the June 3 festival in downtown Louisburg.

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<FONT SIZE=3>Airport security contract under review</FONT>
Airport security contract under review
The county’s Airport Authority agreed to move forward with plans to address security while reviewing the contract with the current security provider.
Airport Director Leigh Osborn told authority members that there are holes in the airport’s safety measures, including the fact that its camera system cannot zoom in on the license plate numbers of those entering gates and the entry gate system itself needs an upgrade.

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OBITUARIES

BLANCHARD K. “B.K.” GAY JR.
RALEIGH - Blanchard Kearney “B.K.” Gay Jr., 75, died Thursday, May 18, 2006. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at Pearce Baptist Church cemetery, 4636 Pearce Road, Zebulon, with the Rev. Mark Cottrell officiating.

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CHARLES D. LAWRENCE
FRANKLINTON - Funeral services for Mr. Charles D. Lawrence, 58, who died Friday, May 12, 2006, were conducted Thursday, May 18, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg. Burial followed in the Sandhills Veteran’s Cemetery, Spring Lake.

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D.C. PHILLIPS
LOUISBURG - Daily Clemons “D.C.” Phillips, 85, died Wednesday morning, May 18, 2006. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Art Burkam officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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PHYLLIS T. ROSS
CHARLOTTE - Phyllis Timberlake Ross, 78, died Monday, May 15, 2006 at Presbyterian Hospital. A memorial service was conducted Thursday, May 18, at Harrison United Methodist Church, Pineville, with the Rev. Dr. Mark Plummer, the Rev. Gayle Montgomery, and the Rev. Terry Hammil officiating.

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SUSIE M. KELLEY
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Susie M. Kelley, 83, who died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery of Gwynn Oak, Md.

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THOMASENA LANKFORD
Mrs. ThomasEna (“Tommie”) Lankford of Sunset Avenue, Louisburg, died at midnight, Thursday, May 18, 2006, in Rex Hospital, Raleigh, surrounded by her children. Mrs. Lankford, the only child of the late Thomas A. Gandy and Irene (“Ena”) Hendley Gandy, was born in Wadesboro, North Carolina on December 1, 1920.

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WILBERT G. SPIVEY
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Wilbert Gene Spivey, 62, who died Tuesday, May 16, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, May 20) at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Spivey family cemetery.

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SPORTS

<FONT SIZE=5>Tiger Tale At LHS</FONT><br><FONT SIZE=3>Louisburg can’t break playoff hex vs. Williamston
Tiger Tale At LHS
Louisburg can’t break playoff hex vs. Williamston
LOUISBURG — During a pre-game ceremony, Louisburg High baseball coach Al Bolton honored his talented trio of seniors -- Tyler Phelps, Christian Daniel and Jason Joyner. As part of his speech, Bolton recalled how the current senior class has enjoyed its share of postseason success.

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Lady Hurricanes 1-1 at NJCAA tourney
PLANT CITY, FLA. -- After being seeded No. 16 in a 16-team format, most onlookers didn’t expect much from the Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament.

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<FONT SIZE=4>Warriors hit road to states</font>
Warriors hit road to states
LOUISBURG -- A circular driveway between the school auditorium and the softball field provided a makeshift area for Louisburg High to practice its relay handoffs Thursday afternoon. LHS needed to hone its handoffs, as Friday was going to be a busy day for the school’s relay squads.

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<FONT SIZE=3>Bunn star signs with Hurricanes
Bunn star signs with Hurricanes
When he accepted the men’s basketball coaching position at Louisburg College last month, Aaron Denton stressed the importance of having a big first scholarship signee.
Actually, Denton’s initial signing proved to be a Little one. Not that it should matter to Denton -- or any LC hoops fan.

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Robertson, NC Wesleyan star at regional diamond tourney
ROCKY MOUNT -- North Carolina Wesleyan College, fueled by a strong pitching performance from Bunn High graduate Kyle Robertson, was two outs away from nabbing a victory Thursday over Bridgewater in the second round of the NCAA Division III Baseball South Regional Tournament at Bauer Field on the NCWC campus.

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LIFESTYLES

Amigos’ Club continues on path of cultural experience
Amigos’ Club continues on path of cultural experience
Back in March 2004, I introduced the readers of The Franklin Times to a very interesting and innovative club organized at Edward Best Elementary School.
This Amigos’ Club helps students cope with difficulties or provides guidance to children with social or cultural adjustments.
Cattie Reinoso (English as a second language teacher) and Ann Williamson (counselor) are the advisers of the Amigos’ Club, composed of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders of Edward Best Elementary.
The majority of the students are of Hispanic descent, which makes it easier to help the group to form a sense of identity.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Randy Parker featured on NC PEOPLE Sunday
President Randy Parker of Vance-Granville Community College will be the featured guest on NC PEOPLE on UNC-TV this weekend. Parker will be interviewed by William Friday, retired University of North Carolina president, on the program that airs on the statewide public TV network.

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Come hear the band play
The Louisburg High School band will put on its “Turn of the Century” concert on Saturday at the Franklin County Court House in Louisburg. The 11th consecutive concert begins at 6 p.m. and will feature traditional music.

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