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Showing 23 articles from November 18, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

$2-million-plus Allen/Rock hub site deal up for vote Monday
Franklin County commissioners could spend up to $3.5 million in reserves for a potential hub site at the airport, making a decision within two weeks after first discussing it as a board. There has been no public discussion of the purchase or the process of deciding the new hub site location.

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Wal-Mart rejects Louisburg
Wal-Mart developers withdrew site plans for a new super center, saying the town’s development guidelines are too restrictive. GFD Management Inc., of Cary had presented the town with plans for a Wal-Mart Supercenter and a handful of out parcels planned on just more than 70 acres at the corner of U.S. Highway 401 and N.C. Highway 56 behind D & J Automotive.

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Alice Morgan Person recreated in an upcoming book
Alice Morgan Person recreated in an upcoming book
A Franklin County businesswoman who was decades ahead of her time will live again.
The “Life Out of the Ordinary” of Alice Morgan Person will be the focus of a presentation Nov. 28 in Louisburg by David W. Hursh, head music librarian and associate professor at East Carolina University’s J. Y. Joyner Library in Greenville.
He will speak during the Person Place annual meeting at 6 p.m.

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Stomach flu outbreak at Royal
More than 100 Royal Elementary School students and more than a dozen staff members missed school this week because of the stomach flu. According to county Health Director Philip Tarte, about 50 students missed school on Wednesday and 116 students missed school on Thursday.

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Farm-City breakfast serves up partnership
Farm-City breakfast serves up partnership
Area residents, farmers and leaders sat down for a breakfast of local proportions. The Franklin County Cooperative Extension on Wednesday had its second of three events designed to highlight the contributions and significance of farming in Franklin County and the surrounding area.

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West River Road bridge bids are let
The state Department of Transportation began advertising a project to repair a roadway washed out in June. In June, rains from Tropical Storm Ernesto created enough rushing water underneath West River Road at Buffaloe Creek to wipe out a culvert that supported the integrity of the road.

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OBITUARIES

CAROLDEAN ALSTON
LOUISBURG - Caroldean Alston, 49, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.

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FRED W. MITCHELL
BUNN - Fred W. Mitchell, 84, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006 at his home. Graveside services were conducted Friday, Nov. 17, in Bunn Cemetery, with the Rev. Dale Mead officiating.

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GEORGE W. EAVES JR.
DURHAM - George W. Eaves Jr., 88, died Sunday morning, Nov. 12, 2006 at his home. A memorial service was conducted Thursday, Nov. 16, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Betty Berghaus officiating. Burial was private at Maplewood Cemetery.

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PATRICIA M. MAJOR
FRANKLINTON - Patricia Anne Major, 71, a resident of Green Hill Road, died Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 14, 2006 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Nov. 18) at St. James Catholic Church, Henderson, by Father Bill Upah. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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PHILLIP M. HORTON
CARY - Phillip Marshall Horton, 60, formerly of Louisburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Nov. 18) at Ransdell Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

RED RAMS DROP OPENERS AT SOUTHEAST HALIFAX
RED RAMS DROP OPENERS AT SOUTHEAST HALIFAX
TILLERY — Terry Alston knew many of the players on her young team would feel the pressure of competing in their first varsity game.
But this was a much different pressure than what Alston had imagined.
Taking on one of the area’s most powerful clubs in recent years, Franklinton, with a virtually new lineup from last season, competed well in the first half in its 2006-07 opener at Southeast Halifax.

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Walker is the man for Rams
FRANKLINTON — Change will be the keyword of the Franklinton High School boys basketball program this season. Look around, and it doesn’t take long to figure out that everything is different, from the head coach to the roster of players.

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County’s stars nab NCC picks
BUNN — After winning the Northern Carolina Conference Tournament for the first time, the Bunn Ladycats placed three performers on the All-NCC volleyball squad. BHS’ all-league selections were senior Paige Murashige, junior Brandy Driver and sophomore Jessica Barker. Junior Maghan Place was an honorable-mention pick for the Ladycats.

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LC’s spike coach has resigned
Less than one week after the conclusion of the best season in the program’s resurgence, Jenna Hinton has resigned as the volleyball coach at Louisburg College. Hinton, who came to LC from Kerr-Vance Academy three years ago, has accepted a full-time position with the Triangle Volleyball Club out of Morrisville.

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East Carolina announces 10 baseball signees
GREENVILLE -- Eight high school seniors and two junior college players have signed early national letters-of-intent to play baseball at East Carolina in 2008, head baseball coach Billy Godwin has announced.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Bunn Elementary AIG students hit the pages
AIG students have worked really hard during the first quarter of the school year. We are all involved in Junior Great Books, the Continental Mathematics League practice, and Wordly Wise vocabulary development.

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The Front Office
Last July we introduced a new Franklin County Schools publication titled “First Thursday.” Contents are geared to anyone with an interest in Franklin County children and our public schools.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Build a sweet house of crunchy holiday delights
The Youngsville Revitalization Committee will host its 2nd annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest on Saturday, Dec. 2. Last year there were nine entries. The rules are as follows:

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Gold Sand chief resigns
Gold Sand’s fire chief stepped down on Thursday after 12 years in a leadership position. Chris Edwards had been assistant chief for 10 years and the department’s chief for the past two years but left, saying on Friday that there were issues with the department’s governing board.

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It’s official: votes added up
The Board of Elections conducted a canvass Friday afternoon, making the Nov. 7 election final. The board went through 179 provisional ballots on Friday to make the election official.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Bunn Blanks Farmville Central
KEY PLAY — This 20-yard pass reception by Brandon Barnes set up Bunn’s only touchdown during a 7-0 road decision at Farmville Central in the second round of the Class 2-A State Football Playoffs. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
Bunn Blanks Farmville Central
FARMVILLE — Bunn, fighting for its postseason existence, held Farmville Central to 107 total yards, including 32 on the ground, to defeat the Jaguars 7-0 Friday in the second round of the Class 2-A State Playoffs on the FC campus in Pitt County. The sixth-seeded Wildcats, now 12-1 overall, will be at home for the rest of the Eastern portion of the playoffs -- as long as they keep winning.

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LHS’ Season Ends At James Kenan
WARSAW — After averaging 50 points over the past five games, the Louisburg High offense was derailed Friday by a powerful James Kenan squad. Undefeated host James Kenan lived up to its billing as a No. 1 seed, rolling to a 35-6 home victory over the Warriors in the second round of the Class 1-A State Playoffs.

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