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November 22, 2006.
HAPPY TURKEY DAY Art teacher David Diehle led his Laurel Mill kindergarten class in a colorful expression of Thanksgiving on Monday. Braden Salter, 5, above, was one of the first to complete his coloring. (Times photo by Kathy Harrelson)
Franklin County commissioners agreed to buy land around the airport for a potential hub site, but only after another property owner made a last-ditch pitch to sell his property.
Rodney Preddy offered his 94-year-old grandfather a rare night on the town of dinner and dancing.
The 2006 Artist of the Year Award was the real treat, though.
Local leaders of the Boys and Girls club effort in Franklin County had two pieces of news last week — they received another sizeable donation and they’ve installed an administrative person who will help open a club to serve the area’s youngsters.
LOUISBURG – William C. Johnson, Sr. 88, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 in Raleigh. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Hephzibah Baptist Church, Wendell. Burial followed in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Raleigh.
YOUNGSVILLE - Oscar S. Pearce, 90, formerly of 966 NC Hwy 96 East, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006 at Blue Ridge Health Care. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 22) at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - James Edward Upright, 85, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. Lew A. Perry, 37, who died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, will be conducted at 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg, with the Rev. Emma Solomon officiating. Burial will follow in the Nelson Chapel Church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Rochelle Leonard Southall Hayes, 67, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg. Entombment was at Lancaster Memorial Park.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Ms. Mildred “Bunk” Closs, 50, who died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Haywood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Luther Coppedge officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
ZEBULON - Gary Lee Mills, 44, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 22) at Massey Funeral Home in Zebulon.
WENDELL - Fred Lee King, 82, died Saturday morning, Nov. 18, 2006 at the Wellington Nursing Center in Knightdale. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Church of Christ in Raleigh, with Brother Johnny Kornegay officiating.
BUNN - Iley Gooden, 97, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.
ZEBULON - Gene Thomas Wynne, 65, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Beulah Christian Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Denton family cemetery.
BUNN - John Dunston, 64, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 19, at Gethsemane Baptist Church cemetery, Bunn, with burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.
LOUISBURG - Timothy A. Baumker, 45, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh.
ZEBULON - Freeman Eaddy Jr., 54, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home.
LOUISBURG - Mack W. Perry, 76, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, in the Alston-Anderson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Concord Baptist Church cemetery, Kittrell.
KENLY -- Two undefeated teams -- both division champions -- competing for the East Wake Football League crown.
A better scenario couldn’t have been orchestrated for last Sunday’s EWFL Mini Mite Super Bowl at North Johnston High School.
LOUISBURG -- Tommy Atkinson’s second season as the Louisburg College baseball coach will begin Feb. 10 with a home doubleheader against Hiwassee College out of Tennessee.
O.J. Simpson’s book ‘If I Did It’ has been taken off the shelves.
STANHOPE -- If any performer symbolizes the fledgling Franklinton High School wrestling program, it’s Corey Hoffmann.
Last year, Hoffmann didn’t win a match during FHS’ initial campaign of mat existence.
So what did Hoffmann do in the off-season? He certainly didn’t quit.
LOUISBURG -- With opponents packing the paint to stop Louisburg College star post Brittney Wilkins, head coach Mike Holloman has been looking for some of his other performers to step up during a sluggish start to the 2006-07 women’s basketball season.
Make this Thanksgiving holiday a healthy one for the whole family…and it’s easier than you may think.
Baby boomers visiting aging parents during the holidays may be in for a shocking surprise.
The spring 2007 semester at Vance-Granville Community College begins Monday, Jan. 8, and college officials advise to apply early and register in time to get the classes needed.
An award was recently presented to the Franklin County Detention Center by the North Carolina Jail Administrators’ Association at its yearly conference in High Point.
FRANKLINTON - An elderly town woman died last week after being overcome by smoke.
According to investigators, Patricia Major, 71, of Green Hill Road, was burning brush and doing yard work around her house the afternoon of Nov. 14 when the fire apparently got out of control.
Bunn residents Andy and Jennifer Montroy have taken over the operations of Sweeties, a candy and sandwich shop on Nash Street in downtown Louisburg. Pictured from left to right at a recent grand opening are the Montroy’s children, Liam, Zach, Nina, Cheyenne, and Caleb. The shop offers all sorts of goodies to satisfy a sweet tooth, including this display to the left. The store helps do parties and teas and provides gift baskets. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)
The Nu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi Sorority Inc. had its 3rd annual Miss Nu Epsilon Cotillion on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Louisburg United Methodist Church.
FARMVILLE - During his 19 years as a head coach, David Howle has seen plenty of strong defensive efforts from his Bunn High School football team.
But this one might just rank up there among the all-time greats.
WARSAW -- After averaging 50 points over the past five games, the Louisburg High offense was derailed last Friday by a powerful James Kenan squad.
BUNN -- One of the state’s most iconic programs will be heading to Bunn Friday night for possibly the biggest home game in BHS gridiron history.