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Showing 22 articles from June 13, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

The hope and expectation of Graduation
The hope and expectation of Graduation
BLOOMING. Bunn High graduate April Cooke prepares to deliver her mother a flower and a hug during graduation ceremonies at the Louisburg College auditorium on Saturday.

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Take it from these two Franklin grads: the best is yet to come
Take it from these two Franklin grads: the best is yet to come
Don’t fall.
That was the limbo I found myself in during that slow, lonely march to my diploma in 2003. That was the danger dangling in front of me as my gown swept the stage. It was one of the most prestigious moments in my life. There were two options. Option one: I walk the tightrope, don’t fall and become a successful high school graduate.

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Sewer, water rates to increase
Louisburg officials have begun poring over a budget that represents a decrease in spending and no tax increase, but it will call for residents to pay more for water and sewer service.

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Family arranges public service for Thomas Ray
The family of a man whose body was recently identified will host a memorial service at a Franklinton cemetery.

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Peachtree Baptist Church rises from the ashes of 2005 fire
Peachtree Baptist Church rises from the ashes of 2005 fire
There is always hope, even in the face of devastation.
Just ask Peachtree Baptist Church members.
They, along with friends and family, gathered Sunday morning to share memories of the old sanctuary and to dedicate the new one.

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HAPPY ENDINGS
County high schools hold graduation ceremonies at Louisburg College Auditorium Saturday. Click headline to download page in PDF format.

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OBITUARIES

JANET D. PERRY
LOUISBURG - Janet Dement Perry, 50, died Saturday, June 9, 2007 at Duke Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 11, at Louisburg United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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CHRISTENE THOMAS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Christene “Tene” Thomas, 74, who died Sunday, June 10, 2007, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 13) at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randolph Alston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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MARGARET MORRIS
YOUNGSVILLE - Margaret “Tilda” Young Strickland Morris, 98, died Friday, June 8, 2007 at Louisburg Nursing Center. Mrs. Morris did not like going to funerals, so no services will be held. Visitation was Sunday, June 10, at the home of Susan Timberlake in Youngsville.

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ALTON W. FREEMAN
LOUISBURG - Alton W. Freeman, 86, died Friday, June 8, 2007. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, June 12, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Nashville. Arrangements by Johnson Funerals and Cremations, Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount.

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SPORTS

Barton Bound
Barton Bound
LOUISBURG - Versatility is important on the volleyball court, and it certainly served Chasity Hilliard well during her spike career at Louisburg High School.
Hilliard’s well-rounded talents were evident early on -- so much so that she earned a spot in LHS’ lineup as a freshman.

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Bunn High’s Yarborough to play at Averett Univ.
Bunn High’s Yarborough to play at Averett Univ.
BUNN -- A post player with nimbleness, passing skills and the ability to drain a jumper from 15 feet away.
With those intangibles, Bunn High School’s Ric Yarborough was the recruiting option of several Division III men’s college basketball programs.

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Linksters will play for Canes
LOUISBURG -- Tyson James Lynn of Sarasota, Fla., has signed a letter of intent to join the Louisburg College men’s golf team in the fall of 2007.
Lynn, a student at Riverview High School, made the commitment to LC on May 14.

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East-West rosters are completed
East-West rosters are completed
GREENSBORO -- Several All-State selections, including the AP Player of the Year, are among those who are expected to compete in the 33rd Annual NCCA East-West All-Star Women’s Basketball Game July 16 at the Greensboro Coliseum (6:30 p.m. tip-off).

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LIFESTYLES

3 earn distinction of Eagle Scout
Andrew Blackburn, Davy Burton and Jackson Sherrod were inducted as Eagle Scouts during an awards ceremony on May 6.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Feeling a bit artsy? Try for this grant
The Regional Artist Project Grant Program provides financial assistance to artists pursuing projects that will further their professional development.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Getting connected: KARTS has new route
Kerr Area Transportation Authority has for many years provided door-to-door and point-to-point public transportation not only for Franklin County but Warren, Granville and Vance counties.

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4,500 gallons of untreated wastewater go into creek
A sewage spill in Youngsville Saturday night released about 4,500 gallons of untreated wastewater into Richland Creek, a tributary water conveyance to the Neuse River basin.

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Marc Rotterman to speak at GOP meeting
Fox News commentator and political consultant Marc Rotterman will be the guest speaker at the Franklin County Republican Party’s meeting June 14.

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Pilot park progressing
Franklin County received the first of two grants they need to build a park in Pilot.
In January, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners agreed to buy 18.3 acres from the Pilot Lions Club, agreeing to spend $131,959 — half of the cost.

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Day of Caring success
The community came together last month to help nearly two dozen residents and organizations repair homes and do yard work that might have otherwise been neglected.

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LC golf team places 4th in the nation
The Louisburg College men’s golf team finished fourth in the nation in the 2007 NJCAA Division III National Men’s Golf Championship tournament.

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