BUNN — State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler stood in front of bright, new red vocational education building and a pristine parade of green and yellow tractors.
It was another color, though, that caught Troxler’s attention.
“I look around and I see a lot of gray heads,” Troxler said of the farming community.
Architects representing CVS have petitioned Louisburg to rezone land around a convenience store for a potential relocation. Architects out of Alpharetta, Ga., presented the town’s zoning administrator with plans to rezone land around the Kangaroo gas station at the corner of Bickett Boulevard and N.C. 56 from residential to business.
The Hope Baptist Church congregation is expected to soon decide its short-term plans. The Youngsville Woman’s Club bought the old Youngsville Christian Church last month, meaning that Hope Baptist members, who had rented the space for five years, will need to move when the club begins plans to turn the space into a town museum.
CUTTING UP. Kristen King, the county’s clerk to the board of commissioners, slices up some desserts prepared by county employees who competed in a dessert-making contest. Winners received vacation time and other honors. Once the competition was complete, county employees and their guests got to eat the treats during a county picnic at Joyner Park in Louisburg.
Franklin County Sheriff Pat Green led a group of department heads in pitching budget requests that include increases that could affect the county’s fiscal bottom line. As he sat down before a handful of commissioners on Thursday, Green described his perch as a hotseat.
Sheriff’s deputies have arrested another suspect in a string of recent home invasions and robberies. The first break came April 21 when deputies arrested Norwood Yarborough, 36, of Louisburg.
LOUISBURG - Robert June Smith Jr., 78, died Thursday morning, April 26, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, April 28) at Red Bud Baptist Church, with the Rev. Leo Lowery officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Mr. Dorie “V.” Coley, 60, who died Sunday, April 22, 2007, were conducted on Friday, April 27, at White Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alonzo West officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
BUNN - Funeral services for Arthur “Peter” Hodge, 72, who died Thursday, April 26, 2007, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Old Phelps Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Elvis Lee Harris Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE - Larry Todd Cassidy, 42, died Sunday, April 22, 2007 at Durham Regional Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.
LOUISBURG - Ellsworth Kaye “Zeke” Jones of Lake Royale passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, after a courageous battle with Lymphoma.
BUNN -- Franklinton wrapped up the mythical Franklin County Girls Soccer Championship Wednesday, but FHS head coach Deran Coe has his sights set on much more pertinent things these days. Such as a Northern Carolina Conference crown.
LOUISBURG -- Nick Bell’s jarred eagle on the par-4 seventh hole provided an appropriate exclamation point to Bunn’s Franklin County golf championship Thursday at Bull Creek. The Wildcats finished off the crown at the 36-hole event with 638 total strokes, compared to 671 for Louisburg and 755 for Franklinton.
BUNN — Even through mass graduation losses over the years, one thing remains constant about the Bunn High School girls track and field team.
Northern Carolina Conference championships.
BHS, coached by Daniel Wright, wrapped up its third consecutive NCC regular season crown with a pair of key victories this week.
LOUISBURG -- Mike Mitchell (men’s basketball) and Dione Eccles (women’s basketball) have been saluted as the Outstanding Student Athlete Award winners at Louisburg College. The Outstanding Student Athlete Awards are given annually to the male and female athletes who have made the most outstanding contribution to the athletic program while maintaining academic excellence.
BUNN -- Nash Central is much improved on the tennis court this spring -- a fact the Bunn Wildcats have discovered on two occasions. The Bulldogs finished off a season sweep of the Wildcats with an 8-1 team decision Wednesday afternoon at the BHS Courts.
HENDERSON -- Brittany Boyd’s overtime goal gave the Louisburg Lady Warriors a clutch 3-2 road victory at Southern Vance Wednesday in a Northern Carolina Conference girls soccer matchup. Louisburg trailed 2-0 at one time in the contest, but the Lady Warriors were able to rally for the decision.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are looking for suspects in a sexual assault case. A 23-year-old Louisburg woman told deputies on Tuesday that she was assaulted by a group of Hispanic men in a trailer on Mays Mountain Way.
On Saturday, May 5, the Concert and Symphonic Bands from Louisburg High School will perform in the 12th annual “Turn-of-the-Century” concert on the historic courthouse steps in downtown Louisburg.
The concert will begin at 6 p.m. and should last about 45 minutes. Both bands will combine for the 1918 Sousa setting of the National Anthem, and the concert will conclude with both bands combining once again for the traditional school songs that have been a part of Louisburg for many years.
Louisburg High School is host to Maria Fernanda Pezzotti, an exchange student from Cúcuta, Colombia. She came to Louisburg through the American Scholastic Associates International (ASAI) with an office in Babylon, N.Y. This organization is very well established (since 1992), with Arrival Evaluation, Mid Program Evaluation, and End of Program Evaluation.