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Showing 22 articles from June 27, 2007.

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FC new home sales hold steady
FC new home sales hold steady
Franklin County is holding its own in new residential home sales, while the nation’s average is near a five-year low at the end of the first quarter of 2007.
The rate of new homes sold in the county has remained steady with occasional increases, Pat Young, Franklin County planning director, reported.

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Survey gauges roads
Franklin County is conducting a two-part survey to identify how communities view road conditions.
The state Department of Transportation planning branch and Franklin County have collaborated to appoint a nine-member committee that focuses on county road conditions, Planning Director Pat Young said.

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First catch of summer
First catch of summer
ARMS WIDE OPEN. Trenston Williams stretches with arms wide open to catch a ball Saturday at Joyner Park. He was taking a break from a family picnic on the first weekend of the summer. (Times photo by Kathy Harrelson)

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County plans to analyze growth
Commissioners will be presented with a chance this afternoon (June 27) to help guide growth and development in the county.
More importantly, when they’re done, they’ll be able to attach the dollar figures needed to design the kind of county they want.

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Increase taxes or not? The big county question
Commissioners are scheduled to meet today with an eye toward adopting the 2007-08 budget.
Staff has presented commissioners with a range of budget scenarios, including a spending plan with no tax increase, one that proposes a 3-cent tax increase and one that proposes a 5-cent tax increase.

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Ham radio operators tuning together
Ham radio operators tuning together
Hams ran free in Roger Allen’s field this weekend.
Franklin County Amateur Radio Relay League members assembled for an annual field day operation.
Duane Tetterton, president of the club, said the event is as much a drill as a collection of people coming together for a hobby.
“We are taking part in an emergency preparedness drill,” Tetterton said as he pointed to the humming generators. “All of our power is being run independently.

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OBITUARIES

INETTA R. GREEN
FRANKLINTON - Inetta R. Green, 44, died Friday, June 22, 2007 at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. Funeral service was conducted Tuesday, June 26, at Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church, Franklinton. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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FONZA B. HARRIS
CREEDMOOR - Fonza Bailey Harris, 95, died Friday, June 15, 2007 at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 20, at Rock Spring United Church of Christ in Creedmoor, with the Rev. Veola Johnson officiating.

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LADORA A. EPPS
HENDERSON - Funeral services for Ladora A. “Sissy” Epps, 26, who died Monday, June 18, 2007, were conducted Saturday, June 23, at Haywood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Clarence Dales officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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CLYDE S. LANCASTER
GARNER - Clyde Sherrod Lancaster, 81, died Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Rex Healthcare. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 26, at Highland Baptist Church. Burial followed at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.

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RUTH S. ALFORD
ZEBULON - Ruth Stallings Alford, 86, died Sunday, June 24, 2007. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, June 27) at Pilot Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Upchurch-Alford-Bunn cemetery.

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SANDRA P. THOMPSON
RALEIGH - Sandra Ann Page Thompson, 38, died Saturday, June 23, 2007 at her home. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at First Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, with the Rev. Bob Inskeep officiating.

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LOUISE C. WILLIAMS
YOUNGSVILLE - Louise Clark Williams, 82, died Sunday, June 24, 2007 at Duke Health Raleigh Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 27) at Faith Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.

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MARTHA JEAN BASS
LOUISBURG - Martha Jean Bass, 70, died Saturday, June 23, 2007 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 25, in the chapel of Lancaster Funerals and Cremations, with the Rev. Tom Eldridge officiating. Burial followed in Spring Hope Memorial Gardens.

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JO ANNE G. TAYLOR
ZEBULON - Jo Anne Gwynn Taylor, 71, died Thursday, June 21, 2007 at Wake Med. A memorial service was conducted Monday, June 25, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel in Knightdale. Inurnment was at Garden of Memories Mausoleum, Metarie, La.

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SPORTS

Oxford’s Defense Does It
GETTING A LIFT. Youngsville backstop Jobie Morris is carried off the field after making a diving, game-clinching catch for the final out and victory over Louisburg.
Oxford’s Defense Does It
BUNN - Diamond experts will readily tell you that pitching and defense win baseball games.
And in the Coach-Pitch scenario, pitching isn’t a factor. Which leaves defense -- something the Oxford All-Stars have flashed plenty of during action at the Dixie Youth District X C-P Tournament at Bunn Elementary School.
With a spot at the states at stake, Oxford has consistently thwarted opposing threats with strong leather. In fact, Oxford has only allowed six total runs while scoring victories over Youngsville and Bunn.

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Carolina's struggles continue
ZEBULON -- The Tennessee Smokies’ (40-34/ 5-2) starter Justin Berg pitched a gem Sunday afternoon to defeat the Carolina Mudcats 4-1 at Five County Stadium in a Class AA Southern League baseball matchup.

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TOURNEY ROSTERS
BUNN -- Listed are Franklin County’s rosters from the Dixie Youth Coach-Pitch District X Tournament at Bunn Elementary School

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COMMUNITY NEWS

United Way dollars are allocated throughout county
The United Way of Franklin County’s board of directors has granted $112,341 to 18 local agencies for 29 programs that provide services to Franklin County residents.

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3 new directors to lead UW
The Franklin County United Way board of directors appointed three new members at its June meeting.

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Man killed in wreck
A Wake Forest man was killed Friday following a single-car wreck.
According to Trooper B.R. Simmons, Freddie Jones, 37, was traveling north on Mays Crossroads Road just before 9 p.m. when he lost control of the 1991 Acura Integra he was driving.

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ACADEMY GRADUATE
ACADEMY GRADUATE
Asher James Johnson, left, son of Harry and Nancy Johnson of Portland, Texas and grandson of Asher and Jean Johnson of Louisburg, who graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. June 18, is with “Grandpa” Asher, a WWII veteran, during a recent visit here. (Contributed photo)

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