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Showing 25 articles from May 27, 2006.

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<FONT SIZE=5>BOE OKs $17.2M for BHS, LHS projects</FONT>
BOE OKs $17.2M for BHS, LHS projects
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.

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No tax increase for FC proposed 2006-07 budget
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.

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Flat waste fee for all
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.

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<FONT SIZE=3>Local lottery interest wanes; dollars add up in reserve fund</FONT>
Local lottery interest wanes; dollars add up in reserve fund
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.

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OBITUARIES

ANNIE B. SHEARIN HILL
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.

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CURTIS LEE DRIVER
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.

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GERAL Y. SARGENT
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.

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KENNETH R. GRIFFIN
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.

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MABEL B. SHEARIN
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.

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MARY K. WRIGHT
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.

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MARY L. LAWRENCE
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.

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MINNIE L. BUNN
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.

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PAUL B. MCGIRT
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.

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SAMUEL A. HEDGEPETH
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.

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YVONNE P. DAVIS
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.

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SPORTS

North Pitt pitcher Sutton shuts down Ladycats
North Pitt pitcher Sutton shuts down Ladycats
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.

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LC women looking to ‘07 season
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.

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Pace, Williams earn AOY honors at Franklinton
Pace, Williams earn AOY honors at Franklinton
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.

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Anderson resigns at Bunn High
Anderson resigns at Bunn High
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.’’

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Torch Run golf tournament scheduled
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.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Cedar Creek pulling from strengths of each other
Cedar Creek pulling from strengths of each other
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.

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The Front Office
Failure of school bond disappointing
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.

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Summertime school bells ringing
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.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Change of venue honored in Winters’ murder case
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.

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Barrick could avoid trial in Horton death
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.

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