Local, state and federal agents are investigating a theft that has put 16,000 motorists at risk for financial fraud. Louisburg police officers responded to a break-in call at the Division of Motor Vehicles driver’s license office on Tanglewood Drive last week.
Capping off a surprise withdrawal from the N.C. House District 49 race earlier this week, Dave Harker said Friday he is back in the contest with state Rep. Lucy Allen. Harker said his doctor has given him clearance to go ahead with the race. The vote is Nov. 7.
DREAM REALIZED. Carroll Joyner, a NCSU graduate and Youngsville resident, had a dream more than 15 years ago for a visitor center at the university’s campus in Raleigh. The $5-million building was dedicated Thursday.
RALEIGH — When Brenda Joyner picked out the tie her husband wore Thursday, she knew it had to be red. The entrepreneur, North Carolina State University graduate and supporter, former cattleman and developer of the Golden Corral restaurant chain at the height of its success during the 1980s is admittedly more at home without a necktie and suit.
YOUNGSVILLE — In recent years, Franklin County has been touted as a haven for growth and economic development. County Manager Chris Coudriet told those gathered at the Committee of 100’s annual banquet that the future is now.
DONATION. Franklin County United Way President Bert L’Homme presents a $5,000 donation to help get the Boys & Girls Club up and going by the end of this year on the Riverside campus.
Bert L’Homme, president of the United Way of Franklin County, presented a start-up grant of $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Club this week. Assisting with the presentation was board member Ava Parker.
LOUISBURG – Colleen Louise Young, 76, died Thursday evening, Sept. 21, 2006. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, with Rev. Tom Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in Ransdell Chapel Baptist Church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Dorothy Melissa Leonard Pemberton, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006 in New York City, N.Y. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Sept. 18, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with Evangelist Joseph Henry Leonard officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Louisburg.
YOUNGSVILLE - Elizabeth S. Unterzuber, 44, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 20, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Sept. 23) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery, Middlesex.
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Mr. Larry W. Anstead, 52, who died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Pine Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Hedgepeth officiating. Burial will follow in the Lynch family cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Malcolm Arrington, 74, who died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Sept. 23) in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Haywood Baptist Church cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service.
LOUISBURG - Margaret Nell Lewis Weston, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006 in Louisburg Nursing Center. A memorial service was conducted Thursday, Sept. 21, at the home, 104 N. Valley Drive, Louisburg.
WAKE FOREST - Milton R. Caudle, 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Sept. 22, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, with the Rev. Jamie Dew officiating. Burial followed in the Falls Community Cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Woodrow Wilson Tabb died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006 at The Brian Center of Durham. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Sept. 23) at Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Louisburg, with the Rev. Sidney Dunston and the Rev. Luther Coppedge officiating.
WHIPPING A FOREHAND. Bunn High School No. 1 singles player Ashley Yeatman concentrates on her follow-through during her prep tennis match Wednesday afternoon against Louisburg High’s Laura Lord at the BHS Courts. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
BUNN -- Blessed with a veteran lineup, this is the season the Louisburg High Lady Warriors have been pointing to on the tennis court for a long time. LHS has plenty of talent and experience to go around, beginning with No. 1 player Laura Lord -- a four-year fixture in the Lady Warriors’ lineup.
FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL. Bunn’s Chris Limer (center) watches the ball bounce off teammate Orlando Urbina’s head during Thursday’s prep soccer action at Northern Nash. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
RED OAK — Heading into Thursday’s showdown at Northern Nash, Bunn had taken three of four matches this fall against NEW-6 Conference opponents. That successful streak, however, would end against the talented Knights, who soared to a 7-1 decision over the Wildcats in the non-league contest at the NNHS Field.
AURELIAN SPRINGS -- Henry Jones was determined not to make a big deal out of his 200th volleyball victory as the Bunn High head coach. But his players had a different idea.
Can Franklinton take away Roanoke Rapids’ time-honored, Northern Carolina Conference throne on the boys soccer field this season? At least one coach -- who has been both clubs play -- thinks so.
FRESHMAN PHENOM. Shelby Freese, who is a ninth-grader, has been playing well this season for the Franklinton High School tennis team. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
FRANKLINTON -- Losing a player the caliber of Lachelle Gatson would adversely affect any high school tennis program. Gatson, one of the best performers in recent Franklin County history, saw her strong career at Franklinton High end after last fall due to graduation.
A Youngsville police sergeant is on administrative leave while the State Bureau of Investigation and the Youngsville Police Department review an excessive force complaint. Sgt. Stephen Puryear arrested Stephen Williamston on Sept. 6 on charges of driving while impaired and other associated moving violations.
FRANKLINTON — Town officials agreed to proceed with their plan to provide officers at high school sporting events, holding onto the option to tweak it.
Franklin County Schools Career Technical Education Programs and Vance-Granville Community College Biowork Program will have an open house to discuss the recent Biotech Partners grant awarded to Franklinton High School. The event is Sept. 28.
Junior and senior students in public and private colleges are invited to participate in the 2007 Legislative Internship Program. Interns will work a minimum of 30 hours each week at the General Assembly, which convenes in January 2007.
BIG-PLAY MAN. Chris Fleurmont rushed for 135 yards and scored two touchdowns Friday for the Bunn Wildcats during their road victory at Nash Central. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
BUNN -- Before the season began, Bunn High head football coach David Howle accentuated the toughness of his club’s non-conference schedule. Maybe so, but the Wildcats made it through the difficult trek with six consecutive victories following an impressive 42-14 road decision Friday at Nash Central in the non-league finale for both squads.
LOUISBURG -- Senior Randy Lassiter has offered plenty of heroics as a quarterback during his career at Louisburg High School. But Friday, Lassiter offered one of the most amazing plays of his LHS tenure -- from the punter position.
GASTON -- Northampton West returned the opening kickoff and never looked back en route to defeating Franklinton 62-0 in a non-league football matchup on the West campus. West, which celebrated homecoming in successful fashion, remained unbeaten with the decision.