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Showing 31 articles from December 5, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Brrrrr... Here we go
Bone-chilling cold and rain appropriately announced the beginning of Winter Weather Awareness Week on Sunday, and emergency management staff advises residents to be ready.

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Franklin County on holiday parade
STAR OF THE SHOW. Santa Claus was the star of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce parade held in downtown Louisburg on Sunday afternoon. Santa was greeted with cheers and applause as the bringer of gifts rode down Main Street.
Franklin County on holiday parade

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Local history written
What happens when a retired teacher with a lifelong interest in history and heritage joins forces with a retired attorney whose avocation is genealogical research and writing – and then is bolstered by the efforts of a large, diverse committee?

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Sheriff Pat Green sworn in at high noon
I SWEAR. Sheriff Pat Green, left, is sworn in with his wife, Tracey, and children, Kacy and Kyle, by his side.
Sheriff Pat Green sworn in at high noon
Pat Green was officially installed as the new Franklin County sheriff Monday, being able to sit in an office he’d only dreamed about before. “I remember when Sheriff (William) Dement came and spoke to my elementary class,” Green said to an overflow crowd that gathered inside the Franklin County Courthouse to see him and others be sworn in.

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Commissioners take oaths; Buffaloe new chairman
NEW, OLD FACES. Re-elected Commissioner Harry Foy, left, joins new commissioners Penny McGhee-Young and Bob Winters. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)
Commissioners take oaths; Buffaloe new chairman
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners seated its new chairman and vice chairman Monday and promptly got into the business of the county.

Commissioner Lyn Buffaloe was selected as the board’s chairman. Commissioner Robert Lee Swanson was selected as vice chairman.


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OBITUARIES

NANCY BOONE SHEARON
LOUISBURG - Nancy Boone Shearon of Louisburg went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 4, 2006.

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JOHN O. WILLIAMS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. John O. Williams, 60, who died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, were conducted Monday, Dec. 4, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Bobby C. Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the Hickory Grove Church cemetery.

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WINNIE R. MITCHELL
LOUISBURG - Winnie Russell Mitchell, 94, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 3, at Plank Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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GEORGE LEE LEMAY
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. George Lee LeMay, 78, who died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 6) at Concord Baptist Church in Kittrell, with the Rev. Clarence LeMay officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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PAULINE R. ARNOLD
ZEBULON - Pauline Rogers Arnold, 87, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 at Rex Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be conducted at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Youngsville, at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 6), with the Rev. Bill Wallace and the Rev. Jack Glasgow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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DARNELL P. SPANN
ZEBULON - Mrs. Darnell Phillips Spann died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 6) at Pilot Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

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JANE P. SENTER
FRANKLINTON - Jane Pruitt Senter, 81, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 in a Louisburg nursing facility. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 6) at Union View Baptist Church, with the Rev. T. J. Kollar officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.

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JOAN C. ROBERTS
BUNN - Joan Cole Roberts, 76, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006 at her home. A memorial celebration will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at New Hope Worship Center, with Pastor Joe Ferguson officiating.

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LORRAINE BASS-JONES
FRANKLINTON - Lorraine Bass-Jones, 61, of East Orange, N.J., formerly of Franklinton, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.

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SPORTS

Numbers On Rise
Numbers On Rise
LOUISBURG -- For a gauge of the progress being made with the Louisburg High School wrestling program, simply attend one of the Warriors’ practice sessions.

Between a full varsity roster and the members of the new Terrell Lane Middle School grappling program, there isn’t much room to work inside the Edward Best Elementary School Gymnasium.


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Winning Ways
Winning Ways
FRANKLINTON - Before hitting the mat for practice Monday, Franklinton High wrestling coach Jon Pearsall gathered his players in a circle for a ceremony that is becoming a standard these days for the Red Rams.

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LHS girls claim win in opener
LOUISBURG -- Keisha Hartsfield collected 19 points and drained two free throws with five seconds left to give the Louisburg High Lady Warriors a 36-35 home victory last Friday over Durham School of the Arts in a girls prep basketball matchup.

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Denton is unbeaten for Canes
Denton is unbeaten for Canes
uick question -- who has the all-time highest winning percentage in the history of college basketball (with a nine-game minimum)?

John Wooden? Coach K? Dean Smith? Adolph Rupp? Bob ‘My Game Face Is On’ Knight?


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LC men’s, women’s teams pick up wins
WENTWORTH -- Louisburg College’s amazing start to the men’s basketball season needed only one more item for complete legitimacy -- a key Region X road victory.

The undefeated and 20th-ranked Hurricanes took care of that order of business last Saturday by winning their region opener at Rockingham Community College.


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LC Hosts Fall Banquet
LC Hosts Fall Banquet
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College said goodbye to several standout athletes -- and a well-respected coach -- during last Tuesday’s 2006 Fall Athletics Banquet at the LC Multi-Purpose Center.

Stalwarts from Louisburg’s five fall sports teams were honored, including a strong sophomore class of performers.


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NC Wesleyan falls in Roger Taylor Tourney finals
NC Wesleyan falls in Roger Taylor Tourney finals
ROCKY MOUNT -- Behind 25 points and 11 rebounds from Jake Baldwin, the Lions of Piedmont College earned a 78-57 championship win over host North Carolina Wesleyan last Saturday at the 2006 Roger Taylor Invitational men’s basketball tournament.

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LIFESTYLES

Prevent credit fraud this Christmas season
Whether you begin buying gifts after Thanksgiving on Black Friday or online on Cyber Monday, you’re contributing to the busiest shopping season of the year. That’s good news for retailers. It may also be good news for thieves.

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Make a spicy party mix this year
With all the parties and entertaining that go on during the winter holiday season, you need to have some easy, tried-and-true recipe favorites that you can make quickly.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Berger on basin commission
Gov. Mike Easley has appointed Sen. Doug E. Berger (D-Franklin, Granville, Vance, Warren) of Youngsville, Sen. S. Clark Jenkins (D-Edgecombe, Martin, Pitt) of Tarboro and Rep. Tim Spear (D-Chowan, Dare, Hyde, Washington) of Creswell to the Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission.

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Harris gets educator award
Durham Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carl Harris was honored in Charlotte recently at a conference for the National Association for Gifted Children. Harris was superintendent of Franklin County Schools prior to moving to Durham.

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Palmer in ‘Investment Advisor’
Michael H. Palmer II, former Franklin County resident, has an article that appeared in the October issue of “Investment Advisor.” Palmer is a principal in the investment firm Trust Company of the South, headquartered in Burlington. He heads the Raleigh branch.

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Williams meets with Etheridge
Olivia Williams, a sophomore at Franklinton High School, recently met with U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge in his Washington, D.C., office.

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Christmas Parade in Louisburg
(Times photo by Carey Johnson)
Christmas Parade in Louisburg
Bunn High School band member Tyler Cooke(right) warms up just before the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce parade began in Louisburg on Sunday afternoon.

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Historic home destroyed by fire
Historic home destroyed by fire
Another historic home in Nash County has been destroyed by fire.

Friday night the home at 9441 Main St. in Castalia burned while owners Cookie and Vance Parrish were out to dinner.


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Habitat volunteers are needed
A Habitat workday has been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers, church groups or individuals are needed to aid in completing a home on Paradise Valley Way, Louisburg.

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Youngsville Christmas festivities
Youngsville Christmas festivities
SMILE FOR SANTA. Above, 3-month-old Ayden Clegg takes his first picture with Santa as Deborah Stallings, left, captures the moment following the Youngsville parade. The town parade started at 10 a.m., but activities such as a pancake breakfast, lunch at Hill Ridge Farms and fun and music at the Youngsville Armory preceded and followed the parade last Saturday. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)

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