Commissioners told school board members: “spend what you have,” so they did. The Board of Education awarded $17.2 million in bids Tuesday night for bond projects at Bunn and Louisburg high schools, following a joint meeting with county commissioners in the face of a May 26 deadline for the Bunn project quotes.
County staff has proposed a spending plan nearly $5 million more than the current budget, while keeping the tax rate the same. The $69.4-million proposed budget for the 2006-07 fiscal year also calls for people to pay more for water and sewer, solid waste and planning and inspections services.
In a move toward making trash a lucrative business, county staff is proposing a $45 fee that every resident and business would have to pay for county disposal service at the landfill and convenience centers.
The county’s lottery money will be used to pay for education debt if the county manager’s proposed budget passes. The county could get $1.1 million from the lottery near the end of the next fiscal year, Chris Coudriet, county manager, said.
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie B. Shearin Hill, 72, who died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Linda Tayborn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Curtis Lee Driver, 76, died Thursday, May 25, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Saturday, May 27) in Lancaster Memorial Park in Louisburg, with the Rev. Brian Cameron officiating.
LOUISBURG - Geral Y. Sargent, 89, died Monday, May 22, 2006 at Louisburg Nursing Center in Louisburg. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, at St. Paul Presbyterian Church, Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.
LOUISBURG - Kenneth Rayvon Griffin, 40, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006 in Louisburg. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 26, at White Level Community Holiness Church. Burial followed in the Griffin family cemetery.
WAKE FOREST - Mabel Best Shearin, 90, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 26, at Oak Level Christian Church in Youngsville.
LOUISBURG - Mary K. Wright, 69, of Newark, N.J., died Tuesday, May 23, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, May 27) at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church, Louisburg. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Mary L. Lawrence, 65, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, May 27) at Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.
NASHVILLE - Minnie Deola Lancaster Bunn, 99, died on May 23, 2006 at her home, Carolina House in Morehead City, North Carolina. She was born in Louisburg, North Carolina on January 3, 1907 to the late June Lancaster Bunn and Hattie Pierce Bunn.
FRANKLINTON - Graveside services for Mr. Paul B. McGirt, 79, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Franklin County, who died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at Manasseh Chapel Baptist Church cemetery in Franklinton. Cutchins Funeral Home Director Joseph B. Cutchins Jr. will officiate.
WARRENTON - Funeral services for Mr. Samuel Arvel Hedgepeth, 87, who died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, will be held today (Saturday, May 27) at 11 a.m. at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Willie Silver officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Yvonne P. Davis, 56, of Bronx, N.Y. died Monday, May 22, 2006. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 29, at South Main Street Baptist Church, Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Cedar Street Cemetery in Louisburg.
BETHEL — Bunn’s Ladycats believed they could win Tuesday in the second round of the Class 2-A State Softball Playoffs. But North Pitt simply had too much faith.
LOUISBURG -- Back when his team was struggling early in the season, Louisburg College fast-pitch softball coach Don Gines never envisioned that the Lady Hurricanes would finish among the Elite Eight teams in the nation.
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton High School Athletic Director Deran Coe has announced that Seniors Doanita Williams and Blake Pace have been saluted as the FHS Athletes of the Year for the 2005-06 season.
One day this spring, Geoufrey Anderson, after a long baseball game at Bunn High School, was greeted at the door to his house by his young son, Jackson.
“Jackson wanted to know why I couldn’t be at his (youth league) game that day,’’ Anderson said. “When he says that, it always breaks my heart.’’
LOUISBURG -- The Seventh Annual North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run is scheduled for June 2 at The River Golf and Country Club. Proceeds benefit the North Carolina Special Olympics.
Teaching writing and building character go hand-in-hand for one Cedar Creek Middle School teacher. Integrating the two has been the cornerstone of his teaching method, Jason King, who teaches a seventh-grade elective class at CCMS, said.
To tell you the truth, this month didn’t start off all too well. The failure of the school bond was a huge disappointment. Saying anything else would be a lie and my Mom taught me to always tell the truth. And that is a lesson I learned early and it’s a lesson that guides everything I do personally and professionally.
Franklin County Schools will offer summer school this year to students in grades three through eight who do not pass state end-of-grade tests. High school students will have the chance to take course recovery sessions for incomplete or failed subjects.
A judge granted a rare change-of-venue request, agreeing to bus in jurors from Warren County to hear a Franklin County murder case. Superior Court Judge Milton Fitch decided Thursday that media reports surrounding the October 2004 death of Philip Fred Winters were too prejudicial to cull a jury from Franklin County.
Prosecutors notified a former sheriff’s deputy charged with involuntary manslaughter that he could plead guilty, avoiding a trial. Ben Barrick appeared in Franklin County Superior Court during a case management session on Wednesday.