The Highway Patrol reports that speeding in excess of 90 mph was a factor in the single-car crash.
Erma LeMay was probably late for her doctor’s appointment Thursday morning, but for John McKenny, she was just on time. On her way down N.C. Highway 56 heading to Rocky Mount from her home in Seven Paths she, her daughter and a friend came across a fiery car wreck.
PROUD MAMMA. Ronna Ferguson, mother of Sgt. Steven Ferguson, holds up a sign and waves a flag as her son and other troops from Louisburg and Youngsville return home.
POPE AIR FORCE BASE — Hundreds of area soldiers were met with yells, screams and cheers when they stepped down from their plane Wednesday and made their way to a base hangar, where happy family and friends welcomed them home after more than a year in Iraq.
Those yells and screams were probably the best way to sum up overwhelming emotions from both camps.
“It’s indescribable,” Pfc. Kenneth Willis said of his emotions after being back in the arms of family and friends. The Louisburg resident was met by his girlfriend, Heidi Stewart.
Franklin Regional Medical Center’s parent company has installed a new chief executive officer just five months after it made its most recent change at the top. Former CEO James Jeansonne was tapped to lead the hospital in late April but, within the past few weeks, he was transferred to another Health Management Associates medical facility in Virginia.
The eggs were scrambled. The bacon was crisp, and the coffee was hot. The morning table was set Wednesday for candidates in the Nov. 7 election in Franklin County races to serve up their own menus on topics that ranged from the widening of U.S. Highway 401 to classroom sizes.
The Louisburg Town Council is looking at providing help for developers responsible for a significant facelift downtown.
Susan Lewis appeared before the Council on Tuesday, detailing her business ventures along East Nash Street.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Elsie Mae Gupton Uzzle, 80, of Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly of Louisburg, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 in Daytona Beach. A graveside service was conducted Thursday, Oct. 19, at Volusia Memorial Park in Daytona Beach.
FRANKLINTON — Fun- eral services for Gladys Mae Alston Green, 77, who died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Herbert Bell officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedar Street Cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Homer Joshua “Joe” Brown Jr., 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Oct. 20, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Phil Brantley officiating. Burial followed in Bunn Memorial Gardens.
LOUISBURG - Lila Mae Cash, 74, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at Britthaven of Louisburg. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 21) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Dr. Mike Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Flat Rock Baptist Church cemetery.
SPRING HOPE - Thelma Hill Hicks, 76, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at Nash General Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 21) at Cypress Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
BUNN -- Over the summer, Franklinton High boys soccer coach Deran Coe worried that a lack of experience and talent in goal would keep his Red Rams from having a successful season. FHS had a solid core of returning players, but none of them had seen time in net.
LOUISBURG — From the opening kick, it was quickly apparent that the Louisburg College women’s soccer squad was going to emerge victorious during a Region X home showdown against the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie. The only question was what the final score would be.
HENDERSON -- Forgive Henry Jones for being uncertain about his team’s chances for success at the Northern Carolina Conference Volleyball Tournament. Last Wednesday, Jones’ Bunn High Ladycats had been swept in three games at home against rival Louisburg during BHS’ Senior Night festivities.
Greed makes strange bedfellows, which brings us to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s decision to bring Miami (Fla.), Virginia Tech and Boston College into the league a few years back.
Obviously, this was a ‘football decision’ as the ACC planned to capitalize on the skill and fan base of those schools to strengthen an already-solid conference.
LOUISBURG — From the department of the inevitable came Louisburg High’s dominant performance during the finals of the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament.
Don’t come to Kimberly Ferrell with too far off-beat ideas in education.
She’s seen too many results with the ones that are tried and true, and she believes that increases in standards through No Child Left Behind and the N.C. ABCs means only one thing — her staff will have to do more to achieve.
And, she’ll be doing it with proven, researched techiques.
“Oh what a thrill to be at the Mill” is the phrase that you hear when you travel the halls at Laurel Mill.
Three years ago, you couldn’t have told me that a school that is in a rural farm community approximately eight miles northeast of Louisburg and four miles east of Centerville would be where I find the center of my joy.
After all is said and done, after all the arguments are argued, and after all the plans are implemented, I know that there is one goal that supersedes all others: all students attending and learning in safe and orderly schools. I must tell you that we work every day to ensure that your children are safe.
CHURNING AHEAD. Brandon Harris picks up yardage for the Franklinton Red Rams during Friday’s road setback at Bunn. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
BUNN -- On a night when star lineman Kerry Neal was honored for his Shrine Bowl selection, it was only fitting that Bunn’s defense ruled the day during a Northern Carolina Conference home victory over Franklinton.
Neal, who has verbally committed to Notre Dame, even got into the act, stealing a pitch in the second quarter and rumbling for a touchdown.
Neal’s heroics were part of a solid team defensive effort as the Wildcats held FHS to 13 total yards en route to a 55-0 decision over the winless Red Rams.
LOUISBURG -- A second-quarter barrage led to a happy homecoming Friday for the Louisburg Warriors.
Leading by eight points after the initial frame, the Warriors erupted for four touchdowns the rest of the way before halftime.
The heroics continued in the second half as LHS went on to defeat Southeast Halifax 54-0 in a Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference football event at Warrior Field.