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Showing 24 articles from August 1, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Franklinton police confiscate Ecstasy capsules
FRANKLINTON — More than 480 Ecstasy capsules were confiscated by police just before a routine DWI traffic checkpoint Friday night.

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Two rabies cases ID’d
State labs confirmed the third case of rabies in Franklin County on Monday.

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Parata chooses Franklin
A Durham company will expand in Franklin County, with a roughly $5-million investment.

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Block grant will improve 13 houses
Block grant will improve 13 houses
Franklinton town officials received a $428,000 homes improvement grant this month, two years after applying. Staff submitted the community revitalization application in 2004 to improve 13 homes along Person and South Main streets.

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Volunteers in Medicine off to mission in Venezuela
Volunteers with the local free clinic left Friday on a mission to Venezuela where they expect to get as much as they give.

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OBITUARIES

HELEN C. SMITH
LOUISBURG - Helen Cooley Smith, 87, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Lancaster Funerals and Cremations in Louisburg, with the Rev. Mark Lynch officiating. Burial followed in the Murray family cemetery.

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PERCY WILLIAMS JR.
LOUISBURG - Percy Williams Jr., 65, died Sunday, July 30, 2006. Services noon Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Spaulding Family Resource Center Auditorium; burial at Perry’s Chapel Church Cemetery.

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ROOSEVELT M. PRIVETTE
FRANKLINTON - Funeral services for Mr. Roosevelt Michael Privette, 46, who died Sunday, July 30, 2006 will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Allen Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, with the Rev. Marcus Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

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LOIS W. BLALOCK
ANGIER - Lois Frances Walton Blalock, 81, of Sanford, died Sunday, July 30, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 2) at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Angier. Burial will follow at Willow Spring Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.

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JIMMY W. RIVES
HOPE MILLS - Mr. Jimmy Wrenn Rives, 76, formerly of Apex, died Sunday evening, July 30, 2006 at Heritage Place in Fayetteville. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 2) at Mt. Zion Church, Hwy. 13, with the Rev. Arthur Horne and Rev. Ken Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

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SYLVIA G. JONES
WAKE FOREST - Sylvia Gray Ford Jones, 71, died Monday, July 31, 2006 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Beulah Christian Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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ESTHER N. JONES
FRANKLINTON - Mrs. Esther Neal Jones, 93, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 2) at Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church, Franklinton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

The World Stage
The World Stage
DYERSBURG, TENN. - There was no sulking after the Bunn Darlings’ historic postseason run ended Monday at the Dixie Softball World Series. In fact, there was a party. A pool party, that is.

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Wildcats open FB practice
Wildcats open FB practice
BUNN -- This time last year, David Howle didn’t know what to think of his inexperienced football squad.

Heck, Howle, Bunn’s veteran head coach, wasn’t even sure if he was putting the right parts in the right places. At few points in his career had Howle undergone so much uncertainty during preseason drills.


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BHS’ Melton faces a Little backcourt problem
BHS’ Melton faces a Little backcourt problem
BUNN -- For the first time in five years, a Little backcourt success won’t be going a long way for the Bunn High School boys basketball program.

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Wildcats at No. 7 in polls
Wildcats at No. 7 in polls
Preseason football rankings are really worthless fodder. How were we to know that Bunn, after a miserable start, would make the Class 2-AA Semifinals in 2005 with such a young team?

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Louisburg Dunn in at states
CLINTON -- One entity stood between the Louisburg All-Stars and a chance to play in the finals of the Dixie Youth Minor League State Tournament.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Rumor on Lake Royale school reassigments to BES dispelled
Word on the street about Lake Royale elementary students being reassigned from Edward Best to Bunn Elementary is unfounded.

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Exchange students need local homes
Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year program homestays, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

UW campaign leaders named
United Way of Franklin County has tabbed its leadership group, which will be responsible for soliciting support for issues of health and human services.

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Franklinton moves toward council-manager style
The Franklinton Board of Commissioners has agreed to change its town charter, taking steps to give its head administrator more day-to-day control.

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Chief Lassister: two officers acted appropriately with pepper spray
The Louisburg Police Department is continuing its investigation into a pepper spray incident July 24.

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Nagy joins board of American-Danish Business Council
Thomas Nagy, president of Novozymes North America Inc. since 2004, has been appointed to the board of directors of the American-Danish Business Council (ADBC).

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Low-cost spay, neuter mobile unit next stop here Aug. 10
The next low-cost Spay & Neuter Assistance (SNAP) date for Louisburg is Aug. 10.

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