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Showing 21 articles from July 18, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Closed: Road repair could take a year
There’s no getting through this part of West River Road at Buffaloe Creek.
Closed: Road repair could take a year
Depending on the scope of work, a secondary east-west route in Franklin County could be closed for a year.

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Cable bills could be coming down with new regs
The General Assembly has passed a bill that could lower cable bills in the coming year.

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Ten of 14 FC schools make AYP
Several hiccups in communication between federal and state departments of education left local schools holding an almost empty bag Tuesday after Department of Public Instruction promised the release of reading testing results first Monday then Tuesday.

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Could relief be on the way from Town Council?
The Louisburg Town Council is expected to take action at an upcoming meeting to aid business interests downtown.

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Crescent Communities donates dollars for Youngsville business growth
The Youngsville Farmers Market sold out of produce, flowers and most free-range meats Saturday morning. Above are vendors Louis “Bubber” Pearce and Patrick Johnson.
Crescent Communities donates dollars for Youngsville business growth
The Youngsville Area Business Association’s Revitalization Committee will use a $25,000 donation to improve downtown.

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OBITUARIES

CLORA B. AVERETTE
RALEIGH - Clora Britt Averette, 75, died Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Raleigh Rehabilitation and Convalescent Center. A Celebration of Life was held Sunday, July 16, at Crabtree Valley Baptist Church.

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BERTHA E. PEARCE
ZEBULON - Bertha “Pete” Thomas Pearce, 83, died Saturday, July 15, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 18, in the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, Wendell.

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WILLIAM E. TRENT, II
RALEIGH - William E. Trent II, 70, died Sunday, July 16, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 18, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Burial followed in the Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

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JAMES BULLOCK
FRANKLINTON - James Bullock, 82, died Monday, July 10, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 15, at Pope’s Chapel U.C.C., Franklinton, with the Rev. Mattie Crudup officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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VICTOR M. GRIFFIN
YOUNGSVILLE - Victor M. Griffin, 54, died Thursday, July 13, 2006. Arrangements by Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest.

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DANIEL L. GERMAN (Jan. 20, 1956 - July 12, 2006)
Mr. Daniel Leland German, age 50, went home to meet his Lord on Wednesday.

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SPORTS

Success At State
The home-plate umpire makes the call that no baserunner wants to see or hear, as he signals ‘out’ as Bunn’s Destini Davis is tagged out on a close play during Sunday’s victory over West Stanly at the Dixie Softball Angels Tournament in Lincolnton.
Success At State
LINCOLNTON - Stanly County teams have proven to be a recent nemesis for the Bunn All-Stars during postseason action.

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One more game for D-Y crown
BUNN -- Oxford’s hopes of sweeping through the Dixie Youth District 10 Major League Baseball Tournament flew away Monday.

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Two Wins Away
LINCOLNTON -- Bunn has taken a unique approach to baserunning at the Dixie Softball Darlings Coach-Pitch Tournament.

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Big blast from the Tn. past
Big blast from the Tn. past
It’s always heartwarming when someone I’ve covered in my two decades as a sportswriter goes on to lead a successful, prosperous life.

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Godwin, team part of NCWC’s Class
ROCKY MOUNT - For his role as an assistant coach on the 1989 NCAA Division III National Championship Baseball Team, Billy Godwin is slated to be inducted into the North Carolina Wesleyan College Baseball Athletics Hall of Fame.

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East Carolina coach passes after illness
GREENVILLE -- Keith LeClair, East Carolina University’s head baseball coach from 1997 to 2002, died at his home Monday following an extended illness.

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LIFESTYLES

Wiggly ways to better soil
North Carolina’s estimated 420,000 tons of food waste are buried or burned each year at a considerable financial and environmental cost.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Let’s talk trash - now six days a week
The Franklin County convenience centers are now opened six days a week.

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Melon madness
It’s time to go a little crazy with some cantaloupe.

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Smith, Lathrope marry on June 25
Janie Kaye Smith of Bunn and Brandon Lawrence Lathrope Sr. of Rocky Mount were married June 25, 2006 at 2 p.m. at The Wildwoods of Rocky Mount. Pastor Clyde Denny officiated. A reception followed the wedding.

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