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Showing 22 articles from May 4, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Protecting the environment<br>Forum’s turnout falls short of expectations
Protecting the environment
Forum’s turnout falls short of expectations
Franklin County staff and area environmentalists had a public forum Thursday night to tell residents what efforts are under way to protect the environment. While public attendance was not ideal, the number of protective efforts is, said County Manager Chris Coudriet.

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Public hearing on COPs set for Monday
Residents will get a chance to discuss a funding strategy that commissioners are proposing to use to build a new school, animal shelter and address utility needs, including a sewer line to the proposed new hospital location. In October, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners agreed that it would let staff pursue certificate of participation bond money to cover about $15 million needed to pay for renovations and school construction that a $30-million bond failed to do.

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Ripened cooks place in berry big annual festival
WINNERS. Strawberry Festival cooking contest winners Friday, top from left to right, are Dottie Wrenn, Hailee Tyler, Sandra Stafford, Shelly Dickerson, Evan Cassidy, Megan Cassidy and Sean Cassidy.

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Department of Aging, police fight against scams
FRANKLINTON — Law enforcement officers, Department of Aging staff and state representatives will host an event next week to keep scammers at bay. The Franklin County Department on Aging is hosting its second Scam Jam on Tuesday, inviting law enforcement, AARP of North Carolina, representatives from the state Attorney General’s Office and the state Insurance Office to give the county’s elderly population tips on how to avoid scams and frauds. “We wanted to have this ag

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<em>FCS employees of the quarter</em>
FCS employees of the quarter
TOP OF THEIR GAME. Shirley Harris, left, and Rosa Johnson were honored this month as the Franklin County Schools’ employees of the quarter. Harris’ voice is the one callers hear first when greeted when they call the school system. The receptionist and her colleague, who is the N.C. Wise data manager at Laurel Mill Elementary, were praised for their dedication and positive attitudes.

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Chamber seeks national accreditation
The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is looking for a national approval rating. The board of directors on Thursday agreed to pursue accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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OBITUARIES

ETHEL WARD
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Evangelist Ethel Ward, 95, who died Saturday, April 28, 2007, were conducted Thursday, May 3, at Mt. Hebron Holiness Church, with Evangelist Joseph Leonard officiating. Burial followed in the M.H. Jones cemetery.

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JULIAN E. MITCHELL
ZEBULON - Julian Elson Mitchell, 85, a WW II veteran and retired farmer, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 3, at Union Chapel Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with military honors.

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JERRY O. BAKER
LOUISBURG - Jerry Olive“Wahoo” Baker, 61, died Saturday, April 21, 2007 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 24, at New Hope Christian Church, with the Rev. Steve Barham and the Rev. Ricky Beddingfield officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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VERLIE M. HICKS
FRANKLINTON - Verlie Moseley Hicks, 92, of Franklinton, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007 in Guardian Care in Henderson. She was a life-long member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for a number of years.

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WILLIS W. NASH
LOUISBURG - Willis Winfield Nash, 83, of Louisburg, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. from Louisburg Baptist Church, with Dr. Reggie Rushing officiating. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park. A Georgia native, Mr. Nash came to North Carolina in 1949 as a dealer for International Paper Company.

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EDNA A. DAUSE
FRANKLINTON - Edna A. Dause, 77, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.

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SPORTS

Ladycats wrap up No. 2 spot in the NCC
BUNN — Quality — not quantity — was the keyword for Bunn High School’s fast-pitch softball Senior Night festivities. The ceremony lasted just five minutes Tuesday evening, mainly because the Ladycats had only two upperclassmen this season.

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BHS explosion results in 13-3 home decision
BUNN — With veterans Jimmy Tanner, D.J. Scott and Brandon Strickland on the staff, pitching wasn’t expected to be a problem this season for the Bunn High School baseball team. Bunn’s rotation has lived up to expectation, but the Wildcats’ bats have disappeared during some of the club’s most important contests of the spring.

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Jeremy’s ready to graduate
Jeremy Arrington is truly one of Franklin County’s greatest success stories -- on and off the football field. During his days at Louisburg High, Arrington became the school’s all-time leading rusher -- along with one of the state’s top rushers in history. Following a bad experience with a junior college in Kansas that had given Arrington some false promises, he refused to quit and instead ended up at Division II powerhouse Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn.

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Lady Warriors celebrate Senior Night with a win
Lady Warriors celebrate Senior Night with a win
LOUISBURG -- Andrew Blackburne tried to play Mr. Nice Guy, especially since it a feel-good Senior Night for his Louisburg High School girls soccer team. But midway through a sluggish first half, the usually low-key Blackburne had seen enough.

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On Track In The NCC
On Track In The NCC
HENDERSON -- Mass graduation losses have decimated the Bunn High School girls track and field squad over the past several years. But the Ladycats always seem to have the ability to reload and dominate once again, especially in the Northern Carolina Conference standings.

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Louisburg High nabs pair of golf matchups
Louisburg High nabs pair of golf matchups
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg High School golf squad wrapped up regular season action with a pair of impressive victories this week.
Thursday at Bull Creek, the Warriors posted a score of 320, compared to 372 for Franklinton and 381 for Rocky Mount Prep.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

CVS proposal near Kangaroo jumps all over
Developers who have proposed building a CVS store in the current Kangaroo convenience center location withdrew their rezoning petition at the last moment on Thursday. The Louisburg Planning Board was scheduled to discuss a petition to rezone land around the convenience store on Bickett Boulevard from residential to business to accommodate the development.

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These thieves just might be sittin’ fancy
Louisburg police officers are looking for suspects who stole antique furniture from a house of worship. Parishioners of St. Paul Episcopal Church reported on April 28 that someone stole an old marble top table valued at $500 and two oak chairs valued at $500 each.

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Puppy that gave comfort has been lost
Eight months doesn’t seem like a long time to create a bond, but Ricky Powell and Marshal did it. As a Hospice patient, Powell received a great deal of comfort from the Sheba Inu, often more than even his family could do, his mother, Mary Elswick said.

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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 April 9-10, 2007, as recorded in the office of the Franklin County Register of Deeds.

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