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Showing 23 articles from November 28, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Preservation company honors Louisburg man
Preservation company honors Louisburg man
A Louisburg man was presented with an award this past weekend for his devotion to the environment.

Allen de Hart was one of eight people from across the country to receive REI’s Stewards for the Environment Award.

He was nominated and honored for his nearly three decades of service and commitment to preserving the environment and showcasing it for others.


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DPI town-hall style meeting here Dec. 7
The community will be given a chance next week to discuss how schools can better prepare students.

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Loan, housing frauds ended
Three area businessmen have been convicted of corporate fraud.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Henderson businessman Donald W. Gupton, owner of Dynasty Homes of Henderson, Superior House Center and Creative Real Estate and Manufacturing Housing Sales Center, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, making material false statements and conspiracy to commit money laundering.


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Peaceful way to start the day
Peaceful way to start the day

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Coudriet given raise, taken to more than $100,000
Franklin County commissioners rewarded County Manager Chris Coudriet with a merit raise this month — marking his fifth pay increase in three years.

Commissioner Raymond Stone said Coudriet has been worth every cent of his pay increases which took him from $85,000 when he was hired in October of 2004 to $100,551 — the result of the most recent 5 percent merit increase earlier this month.


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OBITUARIES

RUTH G. WHEELER (March 24, 1929 – Nov. 25, 2006)
LOUISBURG – Ruth Griffin Wheeler, 77, of 3398 NC 581 Hwy., died Saturday.

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DONALD T. WILLIFORD
LOUISBURG - Donald Tart Williford, 60, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006. A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, Louisburg.

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JOHN EARL ALLEN
HENDERSON - Funeral services for Mr. John Earl Allen, 90, who died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Nelson Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Emma Solomon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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HAZEL MORRISON
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Morrison, 86, who died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Ambassadors for Christ Church, with the Rev. Tyrone Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Mary Helen Jones cemetery.

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FRANCES A. TUCKER
ZEBULON - Sarah Frances Anderson Tucker, 78, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

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JAMES M. BRANTLEY
ZEBULON - James Mack Brantley, 46, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006 at the home of his parents after months of declining health. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 27, at Zebulon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jack Glasgow Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

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RODNEY E. “SNAKE” WEST
LOUISBURG - Rodney Everette “Snake” West, 54, of Louisburg died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 27, at Centerville Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

Lady Rams nab first hoops win
Lady Rams nab first hoops win
HENDERSON - Guard Jennifer Staggers poured in 16 points as the Franklinton Lady Rams won for the first time this season, claiming a 36-29 road decision last Friday at Northern Vance.

The victory was the first as a head coach for new FHS mentor Terry Alston.


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Thoughts from the playoffs
Thoughts from the playoffs
A few thoughts following the conclusion of the state football playoffs:

• We have some very good high school football in Franklin County. But we still have a ways to go to compete with some of the ‘big daddies’ out there. Of course, that puts us in no different position than most of the schools in the state.


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LC Hurricanes scheduled to kick off Region X play
LAURINBURG -- Maybe the final score was closer than Aaron Denton may have hoped for.

But Denton, Louisburg College’s first-year men’s basketball coach, doesn’t necessarily see that as a negative.


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LHS, Bunn ready for hoops season
LHS, Bunn ready for hoops season
FRANKLIN COUNTY - Following the late finishes to their football seasons, Louisburg and Bunn will finally hit the hardwood this week.

Louisburg will open Friday at Durham School of the Arts for head coaches Chris Davis (boys) and James Collier (girls). LHS’ home debut will be Dec. 8 against non-conference foe Rocky Mount Preparatory School.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Shooting kills Nashville man
A Nashville man is dead after a shooting at a Castalia ball field early Sunday morning.

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Franklinton police probe shooting
FRANKLINTON - Town police are looking for suspects who fired shots into a home on Thanksgiving.

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Even more holiday activities
Open House
Magnolia Garden Gifts & Florist in Downtown Louisburg is having their Christmas Open House this week through Saturday, Dec. 2. Refreshments will be served. Their hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. through Christmas.

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Cherry Hill’s last fall concert planned for this weekend
The last of three fall concerts at Cherry Hill Plantation in Warren County’s community of Inez will begin at 3 p.m. this Sunday.

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4-H camping on “the list”
The season is approaching when children begin to write out their Christmas lists. One of the best gifts you can provide your child is an opportunity to explore the world through 4-H camping.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Nick Of Time
Nick Of Time
BUNN - Trailing by one point early in the third quarter, Clinton got things going in the Nick of time.

And in the process, the Bunn defense got Nicked up during a 34-16 loss to Clinton in the third round of the Class 2-A State Playoffs last Friday at the BHS Football Field.


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Next year promising for squad
Next year promising for squad
BUNN - On paper, Bunn seems primed for another big year in 2007, especially with the loss of only eight seniors from a club that tied a score record with 12 victories this fall (as opposed to just two defeats).

But those upperclassmen, though low in numbers, made huge contributions to the Wildcats’ litany of successes over the past four years.


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