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Showing 24 articles from July 7, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Ronnie Goswick will head up state Economic Developers Association
Ronnie Goswick will head up state Economic Developers Association
One of Franklin County’s own is set to make his mark on state-level politics. Ronnie Goswick, director of the Economic Development Commission, was named president of the North Carolina Economic Developers Association and appointed to the N.C. Economic Development Board on Wednesday.

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Moss revises land contract
The Board of Education will look at a new contract for a proposed elementary school site Monday, revised by developer and former Commissioner Jim Moss. The new contract removes restrictions and lowers the asking price.

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Harris Road residents up against a ‘dead end’
Harris Road residents up against a ‘dead end’
YOUNGSVILLE — Residents living along a private road outside of Youngsville will have to ban together if they want their road upgraded.
When Thomas Loftis Jr. moved to his Harris Road home in 1982, he and group of other residents and the developer were drafting a road maintenance program that would have been cemented through a homeowners’ association, but time passed and so did the developer and Realtor.

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Cancer Treatment Center improves quality of care
Cancer Treatment Center improves quality of care
Since May 1, the Franklin Regional Cancer Treatment Center has been providing state-of-the-art care for patients in and around the county.
The center, located on Jolly Street in Louisburg, brings together chemotherapy and radiation treatment in one location.
“It’s a valuable new resource for local citizens,” said Paige McLaurin, the company’s property and office manager. “Not only does it make it more convenient for the patients, but it also improves the quality of care by enhancing coordinating the efforts.”

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OBITUARIES

BERTHA L. FEUDALE
WARRENTON - Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha L. Feudale, 63, who died Saturday, July 1, 2006, were be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tecumseh Brayboy officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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CAROL S. WERGINZ
ZEBULON - Carol Stoll Werginz, 76, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 6, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, Knightdale, with Pastor Kevin Martin officiating. A graveside service was held Friday, July 7, at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

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JEAN E. HORTON
ZEBULON - Jean Elizabeth Horton, 47, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at WakeMed. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, July 8) at Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

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LONNIE EVANS
CASTALIA - Funeral services for Mr. Lonnie Evans, 56, who died Monday, July 3, 2006, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Hickory Grove Church cemetery.

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LUCY M. PURYEAR
KNIGHTDALE - Lucy Moody Puryear, 93, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at Guardian Care of Zebulon. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 7, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, Knightdale, with the Rev. Gary Williams officiating. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, July 8) at Beulah Christian Baptist Church cemetery, Zebulon.

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MARCELL EVANS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. Marcell Evans, 65, who died Saturday, July 1, 2006, were Thursday, July 6, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Anthony Alston officiating. Burial followed in the Cedar Rock Church cemetery.

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REV. DR. WILLIAM WALLACE FINLATOR
RALEIGH - The Rev. Dr. William Wallace Finlator Sr., 93, died Monday, July 3, 2006 at Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh. A memorial service was conducted at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church on Friday, July 7, at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow in Finlator Fellowship Hall of the church.

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SPORTS

Bunn drops pair of games to Stanley at C-P event
Bunn drops pair of games to Stanley at C-P event
CHERRYVILLE — Disappointed? Yes.
Distraught? Not at all.
Certainly, Bunn had high hopes for its stay at the annual Dixie Youth Coach-Pitch State Tournament. Especially after the All-Stars returned seven performers from last year’s state runner-up squad.
But once again, Bunn was knocked out by the eventual champion -- this time the strong crew from Stanley.

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Grapplers shine for Warriors
Grapplers shine for Warriors
LOUISBURG — When Phil Mueller started the Louisburg High School wrestling program two years ago, he said that building a successful team would be a year-round proposition.
Mueller wasn’t kidding.
Staying true to his word, Mueller has kept several Warriors busy on the mat this summer.

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Phelps, Lenoir CC a perfect diamond match
Phelps, Lenoir CC a perfect diamond match
LOUISBURG -- Some days, the pain would almost be too much.
But Tyler Phelps would never confess to his Louisburg High School teammates or coaches what he had suspected all along -- that he had a serious shoulder injury.
“There was no telling how long Tyler had the problem,’’ said LHS head coach Al Bolton. “He wouldn’t tell anybody about it.’’

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Who will claim the Cup title?
Who will claim the Cup title?
Between them, local coaching legends David Sexton (Louisburg College) and Deran Coe (Franklinton High) have certainly forgotten more soccer than I’ve learned.
So I’ll leave it to Sexton and Coe to break down Sunday’s 2006 World Cup Final between Italy and France.
Several of the television analysts I’ve heard have Italy pegged as the champion.

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LC football schedule released
LOUISBURG -- The second season in the renewal of the Louisburg College football program will kick off Sept. 3 with a road game at Christopher Newport University in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia.

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LIFESTYLES

Carry on my new friend
Carry on my new friend
On June 26 of this year (on my mother’s birthday), my husband and I headed for Raleigh to run some errands.
We traveled through U.S. 401, N.C. Highway 98, and then continued to Highway #50, which becomes Creedmoor Road.
We had not traveled but half a mile when we saw to our left a tall man walking.

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VGCC reaches out to African-American males
African-American males make up the smallest segment of the Vance-Granville Community College student population, and since the fall of 2000 this segment has declined by about 20 percent.

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New voices for children raised; Guardian Ad Litem expands
The 9th District Guardian ad Litem Program has completed training for two groups. On June 7, three volunteeers were sworn in during Vance County court.

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Gina Hight recognized as “40 Under 40” recipient
The Charlotte Business Journal has named Gina Hight 40 Under 40 award recipient for 2006. Each year the Charlotte Business Journal identifies 40 people under the age of 40 who are making major strides in their careers and having a significant impact on their communities.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

State budget boosts funding for local education
The state approved an $18.9 billion budget that turned out to be a jackpot for education. The budget includes an average 8 percent increase in teacher base salary, doesn’t cut the system’s discretionary funding, and provides funding for low wealth systems.

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Deputy responds to domestic call at county commissioner’s home
A domestic dispute between the Franklin County Commission chairman and his wife did not result in charges but did generate an incident report. Franklin County Deputy B.J. Oakley responded to a domestic call at 129 George Leonard Road at about 7 p.m. on June 30.

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New Board of Elections’ director
New Board of Elections’ director
NEW CHIEF IN TOWN. Long-time Board of Elections Deputy Director Amy Southerland was tabbed as the new elections’ director this week, taking over in September following the retirement of Director Billy Craft. Southerland has more than 12 years of election office experience and has served as deputy director for the past six years. “I am excited about the opportunity ... and plan to make the transition as smooth as possible.

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Riverside students move; will name stay same?
Riverside Elementary Magnet School is losing its students, but it should be keeping its name. The name of the campus will be discussed in a Board of Education meeting on Monday, but there should not be a change, Superintendent Bert L’Homme said.

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