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Showing 20 articles from July 1, 2006.

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BOE questions Moss’ property offers
BOE questions Moss’ property offers
After hearing Jim Moss’ proposal about two parcels of land, the Board of Education decided to continue to deliberate. Moss spoke with the BOE Thursday night during a meeting that had been specially called to deal with budget amendments before a reassignment committee meeting.

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Philippeaux case: Mental retardation is argued
The defense attorney for one of the suspects alleged to have killed a Bunn teenager is set to argue that his client isn’t fit enough to face the death penalty. Law enforcement officers arrested Antione Perry, 20, Charles Sidney Mayo, 21, and Elliott Hazelwood, 27, in January of 2005, alleging the Louisburg trio were responsible for the shooting death of 17-year-old Marc Philippeaux.

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Fan program brings breezes of comfort
Fan program brings breezes of comfort
Local seniors have a few new fans. Electric fans, that is. The Franklin County Department of Aging will give out 35 fans to residents aged 60 and older who are in need of some heat relief, Director Roxanne Bragg-Cash said. The county usually gives out about the same number of fans each year, Bragg-Cash said.

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Medicaid freeze locks in county’s obligations for year
Franklin and 99 other counties will get one-time Medicaid relief this coming fiscal year with continued dialogue expected to yield even more benefits to North Carolina’s counties. Conferees from both the House and Senate discussed a state takeover of Medicaid’s financial obligation currently held by counties.

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Clerk candidate meets write-in deadline
Clerk candidate meets write-in deadline
There will be a battle for the Clerk of Court position this fall. The Board of Elections certified Dan Vinson as an unaffiliated candidate on Friday. By mid August, it could be a three-way race, at least.

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Fireworks to light the skies
Get ready for fireworks countywide. On Tuesday, the Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation will host its spectacle at Louisburg High School.

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OBITUARIES

ABIGAIL NICHOLS
FRANKLINTON – Abigail “Abby” Grace Nichols, infant, died on June 28, 2006, at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh.

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RODNEY ALSTON
Rodney Alston, 71, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 3, at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Ellis family cemetery.

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SPORTS

Bunn All-Stars claim D-Y Darlings Tourney title
Bunn All-Stars claim D-Y Darlings Tourney title
BUNN — Indeed, the Bunn All-Stars were the Darlings of the Ball at the Dixie Youth District Girls Coach-Pitch Softball Tournament. Bunn’s Darlings, under the direction of Chris Brantley, swept two games from the Louisburg/Youngsville All-Stars to win the Darlings (ages 7-8) event, which was staged Tuesday at Bunn Elementary School.

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Pitching propels Biscuits
Pitching propels Biscuits
LOUISBURG — When thunderstorms forced the Louisburg Rec Major League Baseball Tournament into a one-day event, the fate of the Louisburg Mobile Home Service Biscuits fell firmly on the talented right arm of Jesse Nichols.
Wednesday’s postponement meant the three-team tourney would be staged Thursday, using a single-elimination format instead of double-elimination.
And with pitching rules relaxed, that meant Nichols could throw to his heart’s content.

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Dunn Bests Rival Bunn
Dunn Bests Rival Bunn
BUNN — On any level, pitching is the most important commodity for a softball team. And when Bunn started to run out of pitching Thursday, the All-Stars lost their chance to win the Dixie Youth Ponytails Softball Tournament.

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On-court heroes are witnessed
On-court heroes are witnessed
As if a chance meeting with Tim Straw last month in Raleigh didn’t provide enough Louisburg High old-school tennis memories, I had another interesting meeting last weekend.
Two former LHS stalwarts -- within 15 minutes of each other.
Strange.

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Bunn gets Leland rematch
BESSEMER CITY — Bunn couldn’t have picked a more appropriate opponent to begin play in the 2006 Dixie Youth Coach-Pitch State Tournament.

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LIFESTYLES

Central America offers an experience of a lifetime
Central America offers an experience of a lifetime
To learn a language, one must know proper grammar. Of course, too much grammar can be boring. For this reason a blend of a balanced instruction of grammar with motivational environmental activities makes a perfect setting for anyone to grasp a second language.

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Paying attention with inner self guides local artist’s creations
Paying attention with inner self guides local artist’s creations
Since childhood, artist Margaret Hilpert has felt an intimate connection with the shapes and forms of the natural world. For most of her adult life, she has expressed that love through her art.
“The light on a tree or the sweep of color in a meadow invites me to stop and pay attention. To me, that is what art is about - letting myself pay attention - not just with my eyes, but with my inner self as well.”

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Joyce Greene honored for community services
Joyce Greene honored for community services
Throughout the nation, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrates May Week.
May Week is a time for Deltas to plan and execute activities for the sorority that will promote an awareness of Delta’s programs, projects and their impact on the community.
Oxford-Henderson Alumnae Chapter encompasses Granville, Vance, Franklin and Warren counties in North Carolina and Mecklenburg County (Clarksville), Va.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Heir to proposed elementary school site wants in on dealings
A beneficiary to a piece of property being discussed as a potential new elementary school site wants in on the negotiations. Jim Moss proposed selling about 45 acres to the school system on Thursday, but an heir to a portion of the land has not been included in the contract negotiations nor has her trustee.

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Centerville rape, kidnapping case is continued
The case against a Centerville man charged with breaking and entering, kidnapping and rape was continued until later this summer. Police arrested William Earl Anderson, 33, of 713 Wood Church Road, in August of 2005.

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Ever want a say-so? Here’s a chance to get involved
FRANKLINTON — Interested in participating in the development of Franklinton? Consider the many opportunities available to become involved and serving the town as a member of various boards and committies. These appointed boards and committees review a wide variety of issues before action is taken by the Town Board.

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Contract made for psychiatric services
Five County Mental Health Authority and Carolina Behavioral Care (CBC) have announced plans to collaborate on a unique private/public partnership devoted to improving the quality of mental heath services and systems in the five county area.

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