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Showing 24 articles from January 12, 2007.

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Community events for King begin Saturday
Community events for King begin Saturday
Franklin County residents will have two public venues this year to celebrate the life and legacy of a legendary civil rights leader. Organizers in Franklinton will host the town’s first Martin Luther King Jr. celebration beginning at 11 a.m. today.

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High bonds set in Philippeaux murder case
A Superior Court judge issued multi-million dollar bonds for two suspects charged with killing a Bunn teenager despite the objections of the victim’s mother. After listening to testimony from prosecutors, defense attorneys and the victim’s family on Thursday, Judge Carl Fox issued Charles Mayo a $2.5 million bond and Antione Perry a $5 million bond.

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Louisburg College, VGCC: students return
Louisburg College, VGCC: students return
SPRING SEMESTERS BEGIN. Louisburg College students, from left to right, Ashley Murdock, DeWayne Williams, Ricky Holden and Vance Harrell, work in the school’s computer lab this week. Spring semester classes began at Louisburg College and Vance-Granville Community College this past Monday.

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New elementary school progress challenges staffs
When the day comes for the county’s new elementary school to open off Bert Winston Road, it will already have a full history of education, learning and problem-solving. The county and school system are hurrying to get the construction project on track, and there have been perceived and real delays from both camps.

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SWEEPING UP, WATCHING OUT.
SWEEPING UP, WATCHING OUT.
A collision on Bickett Boulevard Monday night was not serious, but did cause a mess. Louisburg Police Officer Anthony Holtz checks over his shoulder for traffic as he sweeps in the middle of the road.

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Legislators’ public forum on Tuesday
Residents will have a chance to hear experts talk about issues ranging from education to combating gang violence during a public forum slated next week. State Sen. Doug Berger and state Reps. Lucy Allen, Jim Crawford and Michael Wray combined to host the public forum and workshop, giving interested residents a chance to hear about issues and provide input, as well.

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OBITUARIES

GEORGE D. AYSCUE
TIFTON, Ga. - George Dickie Ayscue, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at his residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 11, in the chapel of Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors in Tifton, Ga., with the Rev. Terrell Roberts and the Rev. Chris Shoemaker officiating. Ron Evans gave the eulogy. Burial followed in Oakridge Cemetery, Tifton, Ga.

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WINFORD M. MURRAY
FRANKLINTON - Winford M. Murray, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Jan. 13) at Union View Baptist Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. T. J. Kollar and the Rev. Ed Revelle officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

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CORA MAE DUBOIS
FRANKLINTON - Cora Mae DuBois, 46, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 11, at Kinches Chapel Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. Willie R. Nixon III officiating. Interment was in Peace Memorial Gardens, Roxboro.

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JAMES C. TABRON
FRANKLINTON - James Clarence Tabron, 65, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 10, at First Baptist Church, Franklinton by Dr. Coolidge McCoy. He was born in Franklin County to Emma L. Wilder Tabron and Junious Tabron.

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PATTIE J. WELCH
LOUISBURG - Pattie Johnson Welch, 93, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 at Magnolia Living Center in Dunn. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Jan. 13) at Corinth Baptist Church cemetery.

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SIDDIE C. MITCHELL
RALEIGH - Siddie Carter Mitchell, 95, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Jan. 13) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Sam Gore officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgecrest Baptist Church cemetery.

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MARY LEE P. PITTS
FRANKLINTON - Mary Lee Patterson Pitts, 94, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 in an Oxford retirement facility. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, in the Franklin Funeral Service Chapel, Franklinton, with the Rev. Don Ward officiating. Burial will follow in the Bunn Town Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home.

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JEWEL MAE D. HARRIS
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Jewel Mae Dennis Harris died Thursday, January 11, 2007 at her home in St. Augustine, Florida. She was born in Franklin County on June 8, 1922, the daughter of Frank and Menta Dennis, who predeceased her.

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SPORTS

LHS loses second-half lead; NE wins in OT
LHS loses second-half lead; NE wins in OT
LOUISBURG — Development versus disappointment.
That facet continues to provide an ongoing saga for the Louisburg High boys basketball team, which has only one senior -- and one victory -- this season.
The conquests may not be piling up, but LHS head coach Chris Davis continues to see positive things from his Warriors -- even during one of the most heartbreaking setbacks of the year.

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LC shakes off rust in home win
LOUISBURG -- Forget the heartfelt, holiday sentiment. Mike Holloman had a rather succint New Year’s thought Tuesday evening for his Louisburg College women’s basketball players.
Just over four minutes into the game, Holloman yanked his starters during a listless beginning to LC’s first game after Christmas Break.

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<FONT SIZE=4>A Breeze In TRAC</font><br>Lady Warriors have no problem with NE
A Breeze In TRAC
Lady Warriors have no problem with NE
LOUISBURG -- For fans, following the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference girls basketball standings is as easy as 1-2-3.
Once again, Weldon, Southeast Halifax and Louisburg should battle for the top three spots in the six-team Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference.
That’s the way it was last year when Southeast Halifax joined the TRAC and ended up reaching the Class 1-A State Finals.

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LC ready for a key matchup
LOUISBURG -- Before the season began, first-year coach Aaron Denton set a simple goal for his Louisburg College men’s basketball squad.
Win either the Region X regular season or tournament championship.

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Prep Roundup: LHS fares well at Person mat event
ROXBORO -- Louisburg High’s Noel Mueller took home the top honor at last Saturday’s Rocket Duals Wrestling Tournament at Roxboro Person High School.

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Jim
Jim "Crow" Patterson Marshall Football Memorial Page

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Benefit dinner for Anderson
BUNN -- A benefit spaghetti supper for Bryant Anderson will be held Jan. 20 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Bunn Middle School Cafeteria. Cost is $6 per plate, and eat-in or take-out options are available.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Louisburg College, VGCC: students return to classes
Louisburg College, VGCC: students return to classes
Officials and staff at two of the area’s colleges say enrollment has defied expectations for the spring semester.
Spring enrollment at Vance-Granville Community College is higher than its fall enrollment. Louisburg College numbers are lower than their fall enrollment, but the spring numbers met expectations and continue a five-year trend of increased enrollment at the school.

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Consortium buys Johnson property
The Johnson family farm off U.S. Highway 401 in Louisburg has been sold to a Raleigh consortium. UMIYA RDU Inc. has bought 45.6-acres that make up two tracts for just more than $2 million, according to property heirs.

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RELAY FOR LIFE
Variety show
“Famous” New Hope hot dogs, along with homemade french fries, will be sold at New Hope Christian Church on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a variety show at 6:30 p.m.
Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Yard Sale
Rock Spring Baptist Church Relay For Life team will have a yard sale Saturday, Jan. 27 (7 a.m. - until), between Jeffrey’s and Annie Lee’s on Highway 39 South. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Steak Dinner
Rock Spring Baptist Church Relay For Life team will be hosting a steak dinner Saturday, Feb. 17, to benefit the American Cancer Society. There will be a 5 - 6 p.m. sitting. Tickets are $20 a person or $35 a couple. Seating is limited.
To purchase tickets, go by or call the Flower Cottage at (919) 497-5700.


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