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Showing 20 articles from July 29, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Pepper spray used in parking violation
Louisburg officers used pepper spray to subdue a 55-year-old woman who authorities said was becoming verbally abusive and combative when they issued her an illegal parking citation. The suspect, Mamie Terrell Perry, said she never spoke out of hand, but was treated like an animal.

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Airport operation strengthens under county watch
Airport operation strengthens under county watch
Franklin County’s airport contributes nearly $13 million a year through direct and indirect revenue. That’s from a state Division of Aviation preliminary report released this month. A final, detailed report is expected in September that will identify the economic impact airports have on a community.

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Barrick arrested in Hoke County
A former Franklin County sheriff’s deputy facing involuntary manslaughter charges was arrested twice in the last two weeks on charges of stalking and assault in Hoke County.

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Metal plant gets nod from LPB
Metal plant gets nod from LPB
The Louisburg Planning Board recommended that Town Council approve a special exception permit to bring a business to the town’s industrial park. The board reviewed the request Thursday and after determining that the metal recycling business would have no adverse impacts on the community, it voted unanimously.

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Tick fever: just a bite can cause a fright
The county health department hasn’t logged any cases of severe tick disease, but they know the little buggers are crawling. According to the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources, July and August are the prime months for attacks.

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Strumming up some bluegrass, Preddy style
FRANKLINTON — The Preddys are back at it again with their annual bluegrass festival that draws music lovers from far and wide. The event, which started 30 to 40 years ago as a jam session and get- together for musicians, has turned into an event that draws thousands of people from throughout the region and across state lines.

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OBITUARIES

ARTHUR D. YARBROUGH
SPRING HOPE - Arthur Dewitt Yarbrough, 80, died Wednesday morning, July 26, 2006. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with the Rev. H.W. Harrell officiating. Burial at Bunn Memorial Gardens.

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BRENDA T. RAY
RALEIGH - Brenda Truslow Ray, 53, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today (Saturday, July 29) at bryan-Lee Funereal chapel in Garner. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

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FENNER N. SPIVEY, JR.
LOUISBURG - Fenner Norman Spivey Jr., 78, died Tuesday afternoon, July 25, 2006. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, July 29) at Louisburg United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Earl Dulaney officiating.

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H. COPLIN HOUSE
LOUISBURG - H. Coplin House, 91, of Louisburg, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006 in Franklin Regional Medical Center. He will always be remembered as a true gentleman and a wonderful father and grandfather. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7). Funeral services were held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. from White Level Baptist Church, with the Rev. Johnny Gupton officiating.

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H. O. ROSS JR.
RALEIGH - Hickman Odell “H.O.” Ross Jr., 78, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 28, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Raleigh.

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JAMES A. PERRY
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. James Arthur Perry, 84, who died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at South Main Street Baptist Church in Louisburg, with the Rev. Larrell Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.

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JAMES F. APPLEWHITE
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for Mr. James F. Applewhite, 71, who died Monday, July 24, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, July 29) at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ricky Daughtridge officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

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M. D. EATMAN
ZEBULON - M. D. Eatman, 84, retired farmer, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 28, at Massey Funeral Home. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

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MICHELE M. VITALE
RALEIGH - Michele M. Vitale, 56, died Monday, July 24, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 28, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Raleigh. She was born in Chicago, Ill. to William and Irene Morsette. She taught in several area schools.

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RADAH S. EDWARDS
ZEBULON - Mrs. Radah Strickland Edwards, 77, died Thursday, July 27, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, July 29) at Union Hope Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Strickland family cemetery.

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SPORTS

Louisburg remains in the mix at D-Y Minor States
PLUCKY IS SAFE. Louisburg’s Gregory ‘Plucky’ Clifton slides under a tag attempt from Kiwanis’ Alston Warren at home plate and scores during his team’s victory over the Fayetteville club. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
Louisburg remains in the mix at D-Y Minor States
CLINTON — Thanks to a victory Wednesday over Fayetteville Kiwanis, the Louisburg All-Stars lived another day at the Dixie Youth Minor League State Tournament.
And then another one. Louisburg faced its second elimination game Thursday, but the contest was postponed due to rain.

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Midnight Madness for Bunn
BUNN — The Bunn High School football team will conduct its season-opening Midnight Madness program Sunday night at the BHS Football Field. Varsity players are asked to meet at the school at 5:45 p.m., followed by the JV performers at 9 p.m.

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Stingrays come up short against Winchester
PERFECT FORM. Town and Country’s Jennifer Shearon competes in the backstroke during the Stingrays’ home meet Thursday against the Winchester Waves from Raleigh. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
Stingrays come up short against Winchester
LOUISBURG — One of the surest signs of summer’s pending conclusion is the end of the Town and Country Stingrays’ swim schedule. After two months of competition, that worksheet will close next Thursday when TC hosts the Finley YMCA squad.

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Wammock will coach VB squad
When looking for a new volleyball coach, Louisburg High Athletic Director James Collier had one name in mind from the outset.
Erica Wammock.
After graduating from East Carolina University, Wammock joined the staff at LHS -- her alma mater -- for the 2005-06 school year.

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