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Showing 26 articles from January 2, 2007.

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El Perico — say hola!
El Perico — say hola!
When El Perico closed its doors less than a year ago, it left Louisburg without a Mexican restaurant to call its own.

Now the town could not only be seeing triple but quadruple.

According to signs around town and Town Hall information, Louisburg could be home to four Mexican restaurants, not including a Taco Bell planned to run jointly inside the KFC on Bickett Boulevard.


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Prime, select service for 25 years
Prime, select service for 25 years
Ask Louisburg grocer Alvin Moss the reason for his store’s 25 years of success in Louisburg, and you’ll get a simple answer.

“Service.”

Press him a little, and the answer will be “customer service.”

And if you listen carefully, he’ll add another secret: quality, trustworthy employees, many who have been with the store for 10 or 20 years or more.


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Horton hearing planned
Attorneys expect to use an administrative hearing this week to chart a court case that alleges more than a dozen entities, including the county and the Sheriff’s Office, were responsible for the death of a deputy.

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Mudsling hearing is Thursday
An administrative hearing this week should clear the path for a lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman who was injured during a mud bog competition almost four years ago.

Theresa Medlin was a spectator at Five County Raceway in Pilot in August of 2003 when a modified Jeep exited the pit area, crashed through a fence and slammed into spectators.


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EARLY MORNING LOGGING
EARLY MORNING LOGGING
Louisburg Streets Department worker Thomas Yates works to cut a tree in sections so it is easier to move. According to witnesses, the tree fell off a logging truck on S. Main Street on Tuesday morning. No injuries or property damage were reported, but law enforcement was on hand to direct traffic as the tree was chopped up. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)

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OBITUARIES

HARRY E. TANT
LOUISBURG - Harry Edgar Tant, 70, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton, with the Rev. Clyde Waiden officiating.

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CARRIE LEESTALLINGS
LOUISBURG - Carrie Lee Stallings, 78, died Sunday morning, Dec. 31, 2006. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Corinth Baptist Church cemetery.

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ARTERIA WHELESS
SPRING HOPE - Arteria Wheless, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home in Spring Hope.

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MAXINE BROCK
BUNN - Maxine Brock, 63, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 3) at Zion Spring Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Bunn. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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SELBY D. OAKLEY
YOUNGSVILLE - Selby Donald Oakley, 74, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 1, at Harris Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bill Haley officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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CAROL ANN JANKOWSKI
LOUISBURG - Carol Ann Jankowski, 61, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006. A Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 3) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Raleigh.

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JOHN H. CLARKE SR.
RALEIGH - John Henry Clarke Sr., 86, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Wesley Memorial Church, with burial following at Historic Oakwood Cemetery.

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JOHNNY JOYNER
ROANOKE RAPIDS - Johnny Joyner, 69, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Massey Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids. Interment followed at Jackson Cemetery.

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JOHN W. TOWNER
WAKE FOREST - John W. Towner, 53, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006 at his home in Wake Forest. A memorial service in his honor will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Mount Carmel Christian Church in Franklinton.

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FRANK JEFFERYS
WAKE FOREST - Frank Jefferys, 63, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 3) at Corinth UCC in Youngsville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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MARY E. PRICE
WENDELL - Mary Ezzell Price, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006. Funeral srvices will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 3) at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, Knightdale, with burial in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.

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RICHARD FREEMAN
RALEIGH - Richard Freeman, 99, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Riley Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Corinth UCC cemetery in Youngsville.

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LOIS C. AYCOCK
LOUISBURG - Lois Collins Aycock, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Philip Kissinger officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

Heisman Heroes
Heisman Heroes
FRANKLIN COUNTY - Each year, the Wendy’s High School Heisman organization names two senior student-athletes from each area high school as qualifiers for a national scholarship.

Nominations are based on academics, athletics and citizenship. Each finalist from Franklin County was also invited to a formal banquet that was held in Cary this fall.


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BHS boys win again in Clayton
BHS boys win again in Clayton
CLAYTON -- Over the past two seasons, the Bunn Wildcats have found the perfect way to ring in the New Year.

By winning the Clayton News-Star Holiday Invitational Basketball Tournament.


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FHS gets 3rd spot at event
KENLY -- Franklinton’s boys and girls both scored victories last Friday to earn third-place finishes at the Bocock Sports Johnston County Christmas Invitational on the campus of North Johnston High School.

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Marshall movie is scheduled
Marshall movie is scheduled
Six years have passed since the last time I stepped inside a cinema.

Call me an un-hip person or whatever you want, but the thought of going to the movies simply doesn’t interest me.

Watching one at home is fine, but dropping 10 bucks (or whatever it is now) to see a mindless film isn’t something that I find appealing.


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Signups offered for Louisburg Rec soccer
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting winter soccer registrations through January 26.

League age is as of January 1, 2007. Town resident fee is $20, non-resident $40.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

VGCC Criminal Justice Club reaches out to community
Criminal Justice Technology students at Vance-Granville Community College are in training to serve the public, and they recently have been getting an early start.

They have been giving back to their communities in a variety of different ways.


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Mae Farm pork producer teams with Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market is teaming up with local pork producer Michael Jones of Mae Farm in Louisburg to bring Chapel Hill a complete line of locally produced fresh pork.

The new local pork offerings include ribs, fresh hams, roasts, tenderloin, chops and fresh in-store made pork sausages. The next phase calls for expansion into the kitchen, introducing an in-store smoker.


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Erin Bryd earns Girl Scout Gold Award
Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council announces that Erin Bryd, a Girl Scout from Franklin County, has been awarded the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Gold Award.

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