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Showing 22 articles from December 29, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Franklin roads deadly — #5 in N.C.
Franklin roads deadly — #5 in N.C.
Motorists in Franklin and Warren counties stand a high chance of being killed in a car crash, according to an organization that advocates transportation safety. That same study by AAA Carolinas, though, ranks the two counties high in safety when it comes to the overall number of wrecks per mile straveled.

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Airport Commission wants county $$ upfront
Airport staff will try to avoid delays this Tuesday by asking commissioners to front them money for a hanger project they say is vital to the airport’s growth. In October, airport consultants revealed that D.W. Ward was the lowest bidder, willing to build two new hangars for $607,733.

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HEART ADOPTION DAY.
HEART ADOPTION DAY.
The HEART volunteer group, which rescues animals and puts them up for adoption in Franklin County and surrounding areas, had a holiday event Dec. 16 in Youngsville at the Johnson’s Farmer’s Market Restaurant. Above are Ramsey Schlafer and Skyler Richmond hugging “Dixie Dog,” aka Karen Webb. Inside, a table was set up by Wayne Haas and Kelly Johnson. The group found several dogs and cats new homes. For more information about the group call (919) 494-2808.

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State ends Quiz Bowl competition
The State Library announced Friday it will discontinue district and state competitions of the Public Library Quiz Bowl. Local library staff say Franklin County’s three high schools will continue local competitions.

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OBITUARIES

FANNIE H. SMITH-KINGSBERRY
KITTRELL - Mrs. Fannie H. Smith-Kingsberry, 75, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006 at Britthaven of Henderson. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Dec. 30) at Shiloh Baptist Church in Kittrell. Burial will follow in the Smith family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. at the church on Saturday.

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SHIRLEY B. CARTER
LOUISBURG - Shirley Bartholomew Carter, 82, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 27, 2006 at Louisburg Nursing Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Dec. 29, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Reggie Rushing officiating. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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BERNICE L. SANDAU
LAKE ROYALE - Bernice Littig Sandau, 81, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Dec. 28, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Keith Dey officiating. Burial, Garden of Memories Cemetery in Tampa, Fla.

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LONNIE L. BURRELL
FRANKLINTON - Lonnie Lassiter Burrell, 63, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Kinches Chapel United Church of Christ, Franklinton, with the Rev. Willie R. Nixon III officiating.

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LENNIS W. NARRON
ZEBULON - Lennis Whitley Narron, 89, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Dec. 30) at Union Hope Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Murray family cemetery.

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ELIZABETH W. EDDINS
ZEBULON - Elizabeth Wood Eddins, 92, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. today (Saturday, Dec. 30) at Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Zebulon Cemetery.

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BAXTER B. RICHARDS
TAMPA, Fla. - Baxter Buck Richards, 90, formerly of Zebulon, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Dec. 30) at Union Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Zebulon Road. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery with military honors.

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KEVIN T. GREENE
RICHMOND, Va. - Funeral services for Mr. Kevin Troy Greene, 33, who died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, will be held Sunday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg. Burial will be in the Mary Helen Jones cemetery.

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ERVIN L. SEAGROVES
LOUISBURG - Ervin Lee Seagroves, 69, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ginger Thomas and the Rev. Roger Owens officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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MAXINE BROCK
BUNN - Maxine Brock, 63, died Dec. 28, 2006.
Arrangements will be announced by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Zebulon.

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SPORTS

<FONT SIZE=5>Building at TLMS</FONT><br>Tornadoes developing a successful mat program
Building at TLMS
Tornadoes developing a successful mat program
LOUISBURG — Smiley Mueller and Jackson Ellis were two of the loneliest athletes in Franklin County last year. As members — and the only members — of the first-year Terrell Lane Middle School wrestling team, Mueller and Ellis practiced together and went to matches together, but they had no teammates.

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Franklin teams in tourneys
CLAYTON — Bunn finds itself in a familiar position at the Clayton News-Star Holiday Invitational
Basketball Tournament.
The title game.

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<FONT SIZE=4>Kings Of The NCC</font>
Kings Of The NCC
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Add another accomplishment to Kerry Neal’s growing list of accolades from his football career at Bunn High School. Neal, a senior end, has been selected as the Northern Carolina Conference Defensive Player of the Year following a vote of the league’s coaches.

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Holiday thoughts abundant
Holiday thoughts abundant
It’s officially crunch time for The Franklin Times’ Football Contest. With four different picks remaining, Johnson and Neville are tied at 3-3. But since I’m the defending champion, I need to only go 5-5 to keep the beloved old-school ‘Ironside’ stapler.
Johnson took a 3-2 lead Wednesday after UCLA collapsed in the fourth quarter, helping Carey’s beloved Florida State Seminoles rally for a victory.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Pilot park planners turn to county for more funds
A community that rarely relies on the county for support will ask the county for assistance on Tuesday. In November, commissioners agreed to provide $195,000 over three years in matching funds for a $500,000 grant to improve the Pilot Lions Community Park after community leader Johnny Alford made a pitch for the project.

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Golden LEAF gives $35,000 toward TRLC paddle trail
The Golden LEAF Foundation has awarded a $35,000 grant to the Tar River Land Conservancy in Louisburg. The Golden LEAF grant will assist with a regional effort to develop and market a paddle trail system along the Tar River in Granville, Vance, Franklin, Nash and Edgecombe counties.

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Rajah from Youngsville’s ‘Metro Zoo’ finds new home
Beloved tiger Rajah, from the Youngsville zoo, will find his new home at the Carnivore Preservation Trust (CPT), a sanctuary for big cats and other exotic animals in Pittsboro. Van Eure, an avid supporter of the former Triangle Metro Zoo in Youngsville and owner of the Angus Barn restaurant in Raleigh, is adamant about not letting her old friend go hungry.

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DEED TRANSFERS
Following is a list of real estate transfers amounting to $5,000 or more in Franklin County for the time period Dec. 15-18, 2006, as recorded in the office of the Franklin County Register of Deeds.

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