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Showing 19 articles from August 5, 2006.

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Barrick gets more time and hires an attorney
Barrick gets more time and hires an attorney
The case against a former sheriff’s deputy charged with involuntary manslaughter was frozen until later this month, giving Ben Barrick more time to acquire state evidence against him and consult with a newly hired attorney.
A criminal matter in Hoke County, though, could affect his Franklin County sentence.

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Where’s the vote? County buys Epsom property
Without a public vote, Franklin County announced the purchase of the old Epsom School property this week in a move to improve what they call a nuisance and eyesore. In late 2004, the county’s planning office condemned the building, citing it as a public health hazard.

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Letting her light shine for all to see
Letting her light shine for all to see
Barbara Perdue has known for a very long time that her granddaughter, Kelly, is special.
Now, people all across the country are going to find out just how much.
Kelly Woodall - who was born with cerebral palsy - is this year’s Ms. Wheelchair N.C., and she is competing today (Saturday) in the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant in Little Rock, Ark.

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National night out bonds police and community
National night out bonds police and community
NIGHT OUT FOR FUN. Kelly Smith, wearing “beer goggles” tries to navigate a straight line while Louisburg Police Officer Cliff Stephens, Garrett Stanly and her son, Jeffrey, look on during National Night Out festivities at Joyner Park in Louisburg. Activities were also held at Person Place in town.

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Bridge planned at West River Road culvert
The state Department of Transportation has committed to building a bridge over a creek that, when flooded by Tropical Storm Alberto, caused the collapse of West River Road. The storm, which came through in early June, caused Buffaloe Creek to flood a triple box culvert under the road and a portion of the roadway collapsed under the pressure.

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Louisburg joins funding to provide sewer lines for all town residents
The Louisburg Town Council agreed to use a combination of loans and grants on Wednesday to fund a $3.5-million project that will shore up some sewer headaches while now ensuring that every home in town has sewer service.

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OBITUARIES

BERNARD J. DAWSON SR.
RALEIGH - Bernie Dawson died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006 in his home. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Aug. 6, at 3 p.m. in Raleigh Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.

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ELLEN H. LEAK
GREENSBORO - Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Lovely Hodge Leak, 77, who died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg, with the Rev. Larry Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Phelps Chapel Church cemetery.

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IRENE P. RAY
WAKE FOREST - Irene Mae Poole Ray, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006 at Hillside Nursing Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Aug. 5) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Burial will follow in the Free Will Baptist Cemetery.

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JAMES H. KING
HENDERSON - James Horton King, 85, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, by the Rev. Douglas Cutts at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton, with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Macon.

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SHUNKA R. LEONARD
GRAHAM - Funeral services for Mrs. Shunka Ruffin Leonard, 29, who died Monday, July 31, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Aug. 5) at South Main Street Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Gardens.

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THOMAS “BONE” STRICKLAND
SPRING HOPE - Funeral services for Mr. Thomas “Bone” Strickland Sr., 81, who died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with Elder Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas family cemetery.

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SPORTS

Returnees to bolster Warriors
Returnees to bolster Warriors
LOUISBURG — From Ricky Person to Chad Bumpers to Randy Mitchell to Jeremy Arrington (and many more), Louisburg High School has boasted its share of amazing offensive football talents over the past decade.
Because of that, LHS has amassed some prolific offensive numbers. But even with such a lofty standard, LHS head coach James Collier feels like his 2006 contingent has the capability to be the school’s best offense.
Ever.

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TC Wraps It Up
TC Wraps It Up
LOUISBURG — Another fun, successful season concluded Thursday for the Town and Country Swim Team. TC, competing at home, fell 184-173 to a strong Finley YMCA Flyers’ squad out of Raleigh. But the setback didn’t take away from the many accomplishments the Stingrays enjoyed this summer.

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Alston to play hoops at Greensboro College
Alston to play hoops at Greensboro College
FRANKLINTON — From the first time Chad Alston stepped into the Franklinton High School gymnasium as a freshman, then-FHS head basketball coach Thurman Jordan knew he had the potential for something special.

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Simeo is a hero in Savannah
During his gridiron playing days at Louisburg High School, Simeo Smith was always thought of as a gentle giant — a large man with an even bigger heart. So it was no surprise when news filtered out of Savannah, Ga., that Smith had committed a heroic act that helped save the life of a young child.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Hub site negotiations continue; occupancy tax coming in
Still negotiating a new Kerr-Tar Hub site off Bert Winston Road in Franklin County, while property tax dollars are flowing in, the county’s departments are busy this month. Franklin County Department heads have reported the following activities:

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Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin’ town
Three Franklin County commissioners left for a national conference in Chicago on Friday. County Manager Chris Coudriet and commissioners Sidney Dunston, Raymond Stone and Lynwood Buffaloe were expected to attend the National Association of County Commissioners conference, which wraps up next Wednesday.

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It’s KFC and Taco Bell, sans El Perico site and LJ Silver’s
Taco Bell is still coming to Louisburg, but it won’t be in the old El Perico building. Teresa Eberwein, director of marketing for Luihn Food Systems Inc., which bought the property and prepared to put a Taco Bell-Long John Silver’s combination restaurant in the old building, said Friday that a Taco Bell would instead be placed inside the KFC restaurant as a combination venture.

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