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Showing 16 articles from July 25, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Laurel Mill Road drag race ends in injury, charges
A Louisburg man was listed in stable but critical condition this week after being taken to Duke Hospital following an alcohol-related, road-racing accident Saturday morning.

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‘04 bond $$$ running short
It was a big night for the future of Franklin County Schools - one that has opened the door widely for certificates of participation as a funding source.

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Graceful prances of Gideon’s Fire
Graceful prances of Gideon’s Fire
BUNN — A good dressage horse performs ballet-like movements, exhibiting agility and power with a subtle restraint. A good dressage rider makes it look effortless. But Erin Mullen couldn’t hide her excitement this week as she was making final preparations for national competition at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Dressage Seat Medal Championships in California.

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Parental choice not so clear cut with NCLB
Parental choice may not hold up when it comes to Franklin County schools missing NCLB requirements. Four schools failed to meet adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind benchmarks in reading this year.

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Advance Metal Processing looking at T. Kemp Road site
The Louisburg Planning Board will consider issuing a permit Thursday that would allow a metal processing business to locate in the town’s industrial site.

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Mobile home destroyed by fire
Mobile home destroyed by fire
Franklinton and Mitchner’s fire crews responded to a mobile home fire on Allen’s Way on Monday afternoon to find the structure fully engulfed.
According to the woman who was renting the property, she had left the home and when she came back at about 1:50 p.m., the house was on fire.

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OBITUARIES

CHARLIE PERRY JR.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Charlie Perry Jr., 70, of Washington, D.C. died Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, July 26) at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Mary Helen Jones cemetery, Louisburg.

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ELLEN S. LAYTON
RALEIGH - Ellen Stevens Layton, 77, died Friday, July 21, 2006 at the Nursing Center at Oak Summit in Winston-Salem. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 24, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Raleigh. Burial followed at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.

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FRANCES A. CONYERS
WAKE FOREST - Mrs. Frances A. Conyers, 60, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 23, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wake Forest. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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MARY L. BRODIE
FRANKLINTON - Mary Leona Brodie, 79, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 23, at Manasseh Chapel Baptist Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. Samuel T. Tunstall officiating.

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RICKEY E. LOCKHART
BUNN, N.C. – Rickey E. Lockhart, 44, died Saturday, July 22, 2006 at his home in Bunn, N.C. after a prolonged illness. Rickey was born July 11, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio. The family relocated to Ashland, Kentucky, where his parents Thurman (1934-2001) and Mildred Lockhart raised Rickey and his six brothers and sisters.

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SPORTS

Stars continue penchant for late-inning heroics
Stars continue penchant for late-inning heroics
CLINTON — Louisburg’s Comeback Kids are at it again — and in a big way. To win the final game of the Dixie Youth District X Baseball Tournament two weeks ago, the Louisburg Minor League All-Stars needed a last-inning rally to edge their rivals from Bunn.

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All-Stars excited for event
BUNN -- It didn’t take long for Bunn’s players to ‘catch the fever’ of competing at the upcoming Dixie Youth Darlings World Series Softball Tournament. “You should have seen the girls at practice Monday,’’ said Bunn Youth Recreation League Director Teresa Mitchell.

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Swim-meet results difficult to figure out
Swim-meet results difficult to figure out
LOUISBURG -- Keeping up with the scores has become difficult for the Town and Country Stingrays’ swim team. This season, most of the places TC has traveled to have opted to not take down scores.

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A revolt of moms vs. Carey
A revolt of moms vs. Carey
With great amusement, I’ve followed the Carey Johnson bashing on our website from the county’s soccer moms (and dads and grandparents). Seems like Carey’s column ripping the sport a few weeks ago has drawn quite a bit of ire from our constituents.

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