Investigators arrested a Zebulon man Thursday night, charging him with the murder of his estranged wife. Franklin County sheriff’s deputies combined with the State Bureau of Investigation and the Zebulon Police Department to arrest Robert Lee Pastuer, alleging he killed Narskelsky Pastuer about a week before family members reported her missing.
CHRISTMAS CHEER. It’s time to put on a Christmas face, and Maureen Meehan knows exactly how to do it. She was volunteering last week at a HEARTS animal adoptions event at Johnson’s Farmer’s Market Restaurant in Youngsville. Meehan, now a “foster parent” for homeless animals, adopted her dog from HEART, and said it was the best thing she’s ever done.
Law enforcement agents are urging people to be safe this holiday weekend. Christmas falls behind Thanksgiving and Mother’s Day as the most heavily traveled holidays, but there will be enough traffic to warrant precautions.
PROGRESS. Workers with Bobbitt Construction have been putting up one of the three buildings that Advance Metal Processing will use when it opens its doors for business in Louisburg. The metal recycling operation will employ about 15 people.
FRANKLINTON — Engineers said the town’s water plant upgrade is improving water quality, but town residents could still be told that their water could pose health problems because of the way the testing cycle is conducted.
YOUNGSVILLE - Richard Luckwaldt, 73, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006 at Britthaven Nursing Center in Louisburg. A memorial service celebrating his life was conducted at 1 p.m Thursday Dec. 21 at Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest with Pastor Preston Wagner officiating.
ZEBULON - Hazel Jones Tant, 92, (Pine Ridge Community) died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006. Funeral Services were Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
WAKE FOREST - Pearl Catlett Marshall, 86, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 20, 2006, at Hillside Nursing Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Dec. 22, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Stony Hill Baptist Church cemetery.
ZEBULON - Hattie Lee Morgan Pulley, 100, of the Oliver House, formerly of Zebulon, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Dec. 22, at Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell. Burial followed in the Zebulon Town Cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Edwin “Ronald” Williams, 48, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home.
LOUISBURG — When a team gets on a winning streak, it seems like a different player comes through every night.
Such has been the case with the Franklinton High boys basketball squad.
During last week’s home squeaker over Louisburg, FHS’ Tristan Linton and Aaron Layne came through as the Red Rams pulled away late for a tight victory.
In Tuesday’s rematch, this time at the LHS Gymnasium, it was time for Franklinton’s Cameron Keith and Corey Smith to sparkle.
BUNN — When Bunn is effective in its inside-out game, the Wildcats should be tough to beat this season. And while BHS displayed its best outside-shooting effort to date Thursday, it was a stickback at the buzzer by senior post Ric Yarborough that sealed the Wildcats’ 69-67 home decision over East Wake at the Bunn Dome.
BUNN — In order to defeat the Bunn Ladycats this season, opponents must put together four solid quarters of basketball.
Three wasn’t good enough Tuesday for the Southern Nash Ladybirds.
Controlling the tempo most of the way while avoid BHS’ trademark full-court press, the Ladybirds trailed by only three points heading into the final stanza.
If anyone knows about shooting, it’s Troy Wheless.
One of the best basketball players -- and shooters -- in Franklin County history, the former Bunn High School star is back at his alma mater these days, working as a volunteer coach for the boys hoops team under Gerald Melton.
Ironically, the most glaring weakness for the 2006-07 Wildcats is a lack of a consistent outside-shooting threat.
Someone very special put herself in the shoes of Mary and thought, “How would Mary celebrate Jesus’ birthday?” The answer in our country would, of course, be a cake and candles and His name on it. This special lady, with a great imagination, looked upon the traditional Christmas tree as a cake and placed on the tree the name Jesus and His title, “The Christ.”
Melissa Alston, a 2004 graduate of Franklinton High School, was one of the winners of the Community Impact Student Award.
PSNC Energy is marking its 24th year of sponsoring The Salvation Army Heat Care Fund by contributing $40,000 to the program, which provides assistance to needy, disabled and elderly individuals who need help in paying their energy bills.
Although gas prices are a bit higher than last year, experts expect an increase in motorists on the road this holiday season. According to pre-holiday surveys conducted by AAA Carolinas, almost 2.5 million North and South Carolinians will hit the road this holiday season — a 3.7 percent increase over last year.
A high speed chase that started in Zebulon looped through Nash County before ending in Wendell with the suspect wrecking the 1991 blue Chrysler Lebaron he had stolen. According to Lt. Mike McGlothlin of the Zebulon Police Department, Officer Scott Hicks was on routine patrol on South Wakefield Street around 10:11 p.m. last Friday night when the Chrysler drove by, almost striking Hicks’ vehicle.
Five local people along with one person from Garner appear likely to spend their Christmas behind bars as a result of actions in Franklin District Court the week of December 18-23.
Following is a list of real estate transfers amounting to $5,000 or more in Franklin County for the time period Dec. 13-15, 2006, as recorded in the office of the Franklin County Register of Deeds.
Fonville Morisey in Youngsville welcomes two new employees into the fold. First, Kerri Kidd has joined the Fonville Morisey Realty Office in Youngsville as a full-time associate.
First South Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Alan Wright Riggs to its Greenville branch located at 907 E. Firetower Road. Riggs has been named assistant vice president and branch manager
Board and management leaders from local farm supply operations heard reports on Southern States Cooperative’s fiscal year financial results at a conference held recently in Raleigh.
CHAPEL HILL — A study of settlement decisions in workers’ compensation claims for low back pain has found almost no relationship between the rating of the disability’s severity when the claim was settled and reported pain and disability 21 months later.