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Showing 19 articles from June 21, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Reading test scores are up countywide
Reading test scores are up in every Franklin County public school, based on preliminary results of this year’s end-of-grade tests.

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BMS’ Tabron named Teacher of the Year
Franklin County’s new teacher of the year knows his way around Bunn.

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County budget, $45 waste fee approved
Commissioner Don Lancaster, far right, questioned why the Planning Department needs a 10 percent fee increase for inspections and permits.
County budget, $45 waste fee approved
Commissioners adopted a $69.4 million spending plan that included no tax hike but does impose a $45 trash fee and a 10 percent increase in planning and inspection fees.

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Adequate Public Schools Ordinance adopted
Franklin County commissioners adopted an ordinance Monday night that will charge developers for impacts on the school system.

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Town of Louisburg OKs budget with rate hikes
The Louisburg Town Council approved its 2006-07 budget which calls for water and sewer rate increases, but no tax hike.

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‘Juneteenth’ celebrated
Kimberly Wilson, Linda Batchelor, Renee Batchelor and Nataki Batchelor, from left to right, sing a song with the help of Kaitlyn Adams, front.
‘Juneteenth’ celebrated
FRANKLINTON – The 2006 Juneteenth celebration lived up to its name. Members of the community gathered at the town Recreational Park on Saturday to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States.

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Dr. Thomas O. Wheless delivered much to people of Franklin County
A Louisburg man who dispensed medicine, made house calls and delivered countless babies in Franklin County died Monday. Dr. Thomas Wheless was 87.

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OBITUARIES

A. EARL CARTER
LOUISBURG - Algie Earl Carter, 82, died Monday morning, June 19, 2006 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 20, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Reggie Rushing officiating. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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MOTTON WATSON IV
KITTRELL - Funeral services for Mr. Motton Watson IV, age 13, who died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, were conducted Monday, June 19, at Bunn Middle School, with the Rev. Melvin Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the M. H. Jones Cemetery.

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MARY SUE ARNOLD
ZEBULON - Mary Sue Arnold, 59, died Sunday, June 18, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 21) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Arnold was a native of Vance County.

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THOMAS O. WHELESS, MD
LOUISBURG - Dr. Thomas O. Wheless, 87, died Monday, June 19, 2006, at his home. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Dulaney officiating.

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WILLIAM S. DAVIS
WAKE FOREST - William Steve Davis, 69, died Sunday, June 18, 2006 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 21) at Wake Forest Church of God, with the Rev. Mike Wells and the Rev. Doug Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

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JOHN F. HOLLIDAY
UNION, WVa. - John Franklin Holliday, 62, of Union, W. Va., formerly of Franklinville, N. J., died Friday, June 16, 2006 at his home following an extended illness.

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SPORTS

Four-Peat For Bunn
Youngsville’s Brice Strickland crosses home plate for a run as Bunn’s Bryan Bowden attempts a tag during last Friday evening’s Dixie Youth District 5 Coach-Pitch All-Star Baseball Tournament on the campus of Oxford Webb High School.
Four-Peat For Bunn
OXFORD - Bunn’s fourth Coach-Pitch championship in a row might be No. 1 on the list of all-time dominating performances in the area’s Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament annals.

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Bunn set to host district All-Star softball tourneys
BUNN -- Get ready for a busy weekend of fast-pitch softball at Bunn Elementary School.

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Edwards relishes conquest
Edwards relishes conquest
Freddie Edwards doesn’t stay up until 2 a.m. much anymore, but he would have spent all of Monday night/Tuesday morning at the RBC Center if he had the opportunity.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Lancaster starts at Union Bank
Don Lancaster, a 20-year banker at First Citizens Bank, has joined Union Bank as market executive for Franklin County.

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Medical coding prep class starts at VGCC Aug. 6
Certification is becoming a requirement for persons in healthcare facilities who handle medical billing and who file insurance claims. Vance-Granville Community College is offering a class to prepare them to meet this requirement.

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Contractors can sign up for list
The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District is updating the contractor list of individuals in Franklin County and surrounding areas who would like their name added to the “General List of Contractors.”

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