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Showing 21 articles from June 9, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

County outlines Nassif site concerns with school staff
The site selected by the Board of Education for the new high and elementary schools has some concerning issues, according to the county manager and his staff. The 114-acre property on N.C. Highway 56 and Fred Wilder Road, known as the Nassif site, was selected in April by the BOE as a suitable site for new schools that would serve the Youngsville and Franklinton areas.

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Appeals Court topples Durham impact fees
Durham officials plan to appeal to the state Supreme Court a lower court’s ruling that its decision to collect impact fees was illegal. And Franklin County will continue supporting Durham and any other county’s ability to enact a fee that requires new development to pay for added school construction.

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Police grants: Franklinton, Youngsville get new $$
The Franklinton and Youngsville police departments are ready to spend some federal money. The departments were each awarded a grant by the Governor’s Crime Commission, which gives out federal money that comes from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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‘Embarqing’ on a new business path
‘Embarqing’ on a new business path
County, town and business leaders gathered for a ribbon cutting at the regional headquarters of a business with a new name and logo, but the same old commitment to local service, company officials said.

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Youngsville set to condemn two properties
The Town of Youngsville is moving to condemn two buildings on East Main Street. The town had previously sent letters to the owners of the properties asking them to improve the properties but had not seen much progress.

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OBITUARIES

COLLIEN BLUNDER
FRANKLINTON - Collien Blunder, 86, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.

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JULIA B. DICKERSON
LOUISBURG - Julia Emma Ball Dickerson, 77, died Thursday morning, June 8, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, June 10) in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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MARTHA K. GILBERT
A memorial service for Martha Kearney Gilbert, 63, of Goldsboro, a native of Franklin County, who died Saturday, June 3, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Shady Grove Baptist Church.

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PRESTON E. BATTLE
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Mr. Preston Eugene Battle, 57, of Jamaica, N.C., formerly of Hollister, who died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, June 10) at Shiloh Baptist Church, in Warren County, with the Rev. W. Tabron officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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ROSA M. BROOKS-YARBROUGH
FRANKLINTON - Rosa M. Brooks-Yarbrough, 80, of Holladay, Tenn., formerly of Franklinton, died Thursday, June 1, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, June 10) at Greater New Life Church of Christ, Franklinton.

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SCOTT A. “WOODY” WOODIN
FRANKLINTON - Scott Allen “Woody” Woodin, 42, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at Wake Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, June 10) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Mike Davis officiating.

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VERNIE P. PERRY
ZEBULON - Vernie Pearce Perry, 88, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Pearce Baptist Church, Zebulon. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

Frazier’s team nabs victory in Major League game
Frazier’s team nabs victory in Major League game
LOUISBURG — The Louisburg Mobile Home Biscuits are rising steadily in the Louisburg Recreation Department’s Major League Baseball standings. The Biscuits, coached by Stanley Frazier, evened their record at 6-6 on the campaign with an impressive 10-2 victory over the Bulls Thursday night at Sheilah R. Cotten Field on the Louisburg College campus.

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LC’s Martinez Goes In 11th
LC’s Martinez Goes In 11th
LOUISBURG — Anthony Martinez joined the Louisburg College baseball program this season with the intention to improve his standing for the Major League Baseball Draft.
Consider it done.

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One more stalwart for Canes
One more stalwart for Canes
Louisburg College men’s basketball coach Aaron Denton has added another performer -- one he is very excited about -- for the upcoming season.
When Denton accepted the LC job three months ago, he promised to hit the recruiting trail hard.

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BHS star saluted at luncheon
BUNN — Anyone associated with track and field or cross country in Franklin County already knew that Tria Metzler possessed the heart of a champion. Now, the entire state knows it.

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LC’s golfers in 2nd in nation
CHAUTAUAQUA, N.Y. -- Heading into Friday’s final day of competition, the Louisburg College Hurricanes are in second place overall at the 2006 National Junior College Athletic Association Division III National Golf Tournament.

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LIFESTYLES

Group Study Exchange looks toward world peace
Group Study Exchange looks toward world peace
Among the Rotary Foundation programs, the Group Study Exchange (GSE) represents their major efforts towards understanding and world peace.
This group approaches young professionals from different countries in order to show them various cultures, along with providing them the opportunity to experience new horizons.
Last month, the Rotary Club District 7710 of NC had a wonderful visit from the GSE 2005-2006, District 4590, based in Sao Paulo Interior, Brazil. The local Rotary Club was able to host them and exchange ideas. The purpose of their visit was to acquire knowledge that will be helpful in their professions, their communities, and to themselves.

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Franklinton opens its ears; more public comment welcomed
FRANKLINTON — Town officials decided during a public hearing Thursday night that they would allow more public comment before adopting zoning changes that affect the town and its extra-territorial jurisdiction.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

16 cadets graduate, ready to start serving the public
Sixteen cadets graduated May 17 from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course at Vance-Granville Community College. After passing the state certification exam, all 16 are authorized to work in any law enforcement department in North Carolina.

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Tractor accident claims life
A Wood man was killed last month following a farm equipment accident. According to a Franklin County sheriff’s report, Linwood Richardson was doing some work on his property on N.C. Highway 561 and Collins Mills Road when, on an incline, the tractor rolled over.

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