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Showing 29 articles from October 3, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

County to pursue certificates of participation for school funding
Franklin County commissioners agreed to let staff pursue a funding strategy to cover a $13-million gap between school construction and renovation obligations and available funding.

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911 goes down
County emergency staff went on alert when 911 communications went down, working to avoid any gaps in coverage.

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Face to face on Agriculture Field Day
READY FOR MY CLOSE UP. Bunn High Future Farmers of America student Josh Poole shows off a llama that was on display from Dreams Farm in Louisburg for the Agriculture Field Day at Riverbend Park in Louisburg
Face to face on Agriculture Field Day
Agriculture Field Day at Riverbend Park in Louisburg, held last Tuesday, was sponsored by the Cooperative Extension office based in Franklin County and gives third -graders in the county an opportunity to learn about rural life and teaches students farming and agriculture. They also teach students how food comes from the farm to be in grocery stores and restaurants.

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Arts Council looking for members
The Franklin County Arts Council is conducting its 2007 membership drive through Dec. 31.

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Ben Barrick brings in his attorney; bond lowered
A judge agreed to reduce a former deputy’s bond this week, expecting that such financial relief will move along an involuntary manslaughter trial.

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Baxter’s gets a new water line, to open soon
Baxter’s gets a new water line, to open soon
Louisburg’s newest eatery should be opening within a couple of weeks with the completion of a water line extension.

To accommodate a sprinkler system in Baxter’s Ale House off Nash Street downtown, developer Susan Lewis had to hire a contractor to extend a water line from across the street, she said Monday.


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OBITUARIES

MATTIE BELL “MOOKIE” WASHINGTON
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Bell “Mookie” Washington, 66, who died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 4) at Haywood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Luther Coppedge officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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JOSEPH H. ALSTON
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. Joseph H. Alston, 91, who died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Fork Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Luther Alston Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Alston family cemetery.

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LULA D. ALLEN
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Dunston Allen, 77, who died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles McKnight officiating. Burial will follow in he church cemetery.

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BOBBY C. NEAL
BUNN - Bobby Clyde Neal, 53, of Bunn, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.

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CREMO FERRELL
ZEBULON - Cremo Ferrell, age 100, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Zebulon.

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THOMAS B. “BRAD” SHREWSBERRY
YOUNGSVILLE - Thomas Bradley “Brad” Shrewsberry, 48, formerly of Barkers Ridge, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 at his residence. Services will be at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 4) at Tankersley Funeral Home chapel, Mullens, with Pastor Gary Pollard and Pastor James Tunstalle Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Wayne Shrewsberry Cemetery, Barkers Ridge.

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JOEL M. CREECH
ZEBULON - Joel MacRay Creech, 49, died Friday evening, Sept. 29, 2006 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 2, at Friendship FWB Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

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MACY H. MAY
ZEBULON - Macy Harp May, 88, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. A funeral service was conducted Sunday, Oct. 1, at Temple Baptist Church, Raleigh. Burial followed at Montlawn Memorial Park.

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WILLIAM P. COIT
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for Mr. William P. Coit, 88, who died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Union Hill Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

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ROGER LEE MCKELLAR
ROCKY MOUNT - Funeral services for Mr. Roger Lee McKellar, 49, who died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Richardson Funeral Home in Nashville, with Brother Roy Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the McKellar family cemetery.

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SPORTS

With Flying Colors
With Flying Colors
LOUISBURG - During his final pre-match discussion with his players, Louisburg College men’s soccer coach David Sexton emphasized that this would be one of the Hurricanes’ most difficult home matches of the season.

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Red Rams shut out Bunn
Red Rams shut out Bunn
FRANKLINTON - The Franklinton Red Rams have boasted plenty of high-powered offensive stars during the brief history of the school’s boys soccer program.

But it’s all about defense this season for the Red Rams.


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NV Outlasts Ladycats
HENDERSON - Bunn’s season-long hex against Vance County schools continued Monday with a 25-15, 26-24, 23-25, 25-20 road setback at non-league foe Northern Vance.

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Red Rams earn Takedown award
FRANKLINTON - Members of the Franklinton High School wrestling program accepted a donation last Friday from Martin Fleming, the editor of The TakeDown Report.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Woman killed in 401 accident
A Louisburg woman was killed Friday night when a motorist ran a stop sign approaching U.S. Highway 401.

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Edith May leads seniors by example
Edith May teaches by computer.

She also teaches by example.


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‘Autumn Arts’ is coming
“Autumn Arts 2006,” the 31st installment of the annual juried art show sponsored by Vance-Granville Community College and the Kerr Lake Art Society, will be Nov. 6 through Dec. 1.

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Man killed in single-car wreck
A Louisburg man died following a single-car crash Sunday afternoon.

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Jerry Jones first N.C. sheriff to get crisis training
A partnership between the Vance County Sheriff’s Department and Five County Mental Health Authority has developed over the past year to better address calls to law enforcement that are generated by incidents involving people who suffer from mental illness.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Red Rams topped by the Vikes
FRANKLINTON - South Granville erupted for three touchdowns in the final eight minutes to break open a close game en route to earning a 34-7 road victory Friday at Franklinton.

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Ex-Rams coach is honored
Ex-Rams coach is honored
BOONVILLE - A two-story press box/concession building and a field house are just two reminders of the impact B.W. Holt had on Starmount High School during his tenure as head football coach and athletic director.

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A Clutch Rally For Warriors
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg Warriors will carry a two-game winning streak into league action following a 28-14 comeback victory over Lakewood last Friday at Warrior Field.

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BHS hits road to take on SV
BUNN - Ironically, the Bunn Wildcats and Southern Vance Runnin’ Raiders were just five minutes apart during their last football games two weeks ago.

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