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Showing 22 articles from July 20, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Commissioners not sold on stand-alone, school bond vote
The decision Monday by the Franklin County Board of Education to request a stand-alone school bond referendum in August 2008 will be discussed in a special joint meeting of the BOE and the county Board of Commissioners next month.

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Ancient art tunes in with modern-day ‘labor of love’
IN HIS WORLD. Craftsman Mike Anderson in his backyard woodworking shop, where he crafts stringed instruments. (Times photos by John Benning)
Ancient art tunes in with modern-day ‘labor of love’
As Mike Anderson looks around his small backyard woodworking shop, which would seem cluttered, hot and uncomfortably tiny to most, he pauses, gazing fondly over the hand tools, wood shavings and stacks of wood piled in the corner. Hanging on the wall is a diagram of “Il Cannone,“ a violin made in 1742 by the great Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu.

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Filing period closes<br>Board seeking another one-stop, early voting place
Filing period closes
Board seeking another one-stop, early voting place
The Franklin County Board of Elections is looking at another location to host its one-stop, early voting. Since there is no statewide election scheduled this fall, early voting will still take place of the Board of Elections Office.

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Franklinton OKs highway grant; discusses graffiti ordinance
The Franklinton Board of Commissioners adopted a grant resolution Tuesday that appropriated $25,751 for the Governor’s Highway Safety Program from the town budget. The mission of the GHSP is to promote highway safety awareness and reduce the number of traffic crashes in North Carolina by way of good planning and execution of safety.

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OBITUARIES

HALLIE S. OLIVER
GREENSBORO – Hallie Summerlin Oliver, 84, died Monday, July 16, 2007, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today (Saturday, July 21) at South Elm Street Baptist Church, with Dr. Lawrence Clapp officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park.

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FRED P. CORBETT
ZEBULON – Fred Patrick “Pat” Corbett, 70, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007. A funeral service was Friday, July 20, at Union Hope Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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JAMES E. MARTIN
CASTALIA – James E. “Kelly” Martin, 72, died Thursday, July 19, 2007. Funeral services will be Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. at the Richardson Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in the Kelly-Martin family cemetery.

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SUE R. STRICKLAND
YOUNGSVILLE – Sue Ray Strickland, 72, died Monday, July 16, 2007. A funeral service was July 20 in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Burial followed in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

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WARREN D. WILDER
FRANKLINTON – Warren D. Wilder, 62, died Monday, July 16. A funeral service was to be today (Saturday, July 21) at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Cutchins Funeral Home.

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ELIZABETH N. WILLIAMS
FRANKLINTON – Elizabeth N. Williams, 73, died July 17, 2007. A funeral service will be held Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. at Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church in Franklinton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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DARREN JACKSON HALL
Darren Jackson Hall, age 41, of Dacula, GA, went to be with his Heavenly Father and his earthly Father, Troy Jackson Hall, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

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SPORTS

LC’s WILLIAMS SIGNS WITH NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN
LC’s WILLIAMS SIGNS WITH NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN
Just give him a chance.
That’s been Buddy Williams’ motto throughout his career as a basketball player. When he was at Southern Nash, Williams was considered too small (at 6-foot-3) to compete with some of the tougher post performers in his conference.
Still, Williams excelled on the hardwood for the Firebirds. But nobody -- not even one school -- recruited Williams out of Southern Nash. So Williams walked on

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Carolina a winner at home
ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats (13-14) jumped to an early lead Wednesday afternoon and held on to a 4-1 victory over the Montgomery Biscuits (19-8) at Five County Stadium, snapping a 10-game losing skid to the Biscuits in a Class AA Southern League matchup.

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Louisburg wrestlers travel to Appalachian
Louisburg wrestlers travel to Appalachian
LOUISBURG -- With all but two starters returning, the Louisburg High School wrestling squad hopes this winter to enjoy the best season in the four-year history of the program. Judging by results at last week’s Appalachian State University Wrestling Camp, the Warriors on well on their way to achieving that lofty goal.

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The Post finished for good
The Post finished for good
Before coming to Franklin County, I earned the nickname ‘The Terminator,’ since I had worked for two newspapers that folded during my employment. Thankfully, Times publisher Gary Cunard bravely ignored that tidbit on my resume’, and I’ve been happily chugging along for the past 11 years.

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FHS to open vs. Louisburg
FRANKLINTON -- The Franklinton High School Lady Rams will open their 2007 volleyball schedule with a home game against Louisburg on Aug. 21. FHS’ complete worksheet is as follows (home matches are listed in CAPS):

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LIFESTYLES

FEELING FIT
FEELING FIT
New Image Fitness owners Doug and Sheryl Dunne are in front of their new business in Louisburg. New Image Fitness, formerly Titans Gym, offers free and cable weight machines, a 1,125-square-foot aerobic room, nine cardiovascular machines and a computer software program that helps members keep track of nutrition information. The center is at 1048 S. Main St. and is having free weight-loss seminars on Friday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. For more information on memberships call (919) 340-1835.

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Bears of Love steps up to help children in need
Franklin County has a new face for toy donations. It’s cute and fuzzy, too. Bears of Love Inc., a non-profit charity organization started by Marie Rosales-Mateo, is on its feet, replacing Operation Toy Box Inc., which closed down in Louisburg three years ago.

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Learning a second language is challenging
Most of us learn a foreign language, not as a child, but later in life, which is, believe it or not, more difficult than you think. This is true especially when people believe they can learn another language by taking a so-called conversational course. If you try to learn a foreign language later in life, and not as a child, you must understand the structure of the language and apply that grammar as often as you can.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Judge Lloyd remembered as a hero
Vance County District Court Judge H. Weldon Lloyd was a hero to many. Lloyd, 55 when he passed away of a heart attack on June 20 while at a judges’ conference at Wrightsville Beach, spent almost every waking hour in a wheelchair, having been handicapped by a type of muscular dystrophy since childhood.

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Youngsville building to come down
YOUNGSVILLE — A special called meeting of the Youngsville Board of Commissioners Thursday night proved short-lived. Vickey Willis’s request for rezoning and appeal for variance of the lot at 311 Cross St., which Willis was prepared to purchase, were both withdrawn by the petitioner before any discussion took place.

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New bed, breakfast approved for Wolfpit off Highway 401
The Louisburg Board of Adjustment on Friday approved a request to allow a local historical home to operate as a bed and breakfast. “Wolfpit,” a 19th century plantation home owned by Fleet and Betsy Benning at 1501 U.S. Highway 401 South, received a conditional use permit from the board after Assistant Town Administrator Tony King made a presentation explaining the property’s zoning and use restrictions.

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