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Showing 22 articles from August 14, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Planning Board calls meeting on shelter Aug. 23
Although there are concerns that a business development could pose a snag for an animal control shelter, a decision to postpone a Louisburg Planning Board meeting by a week will not delay any municipal decision on a special-use permit.

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NEW SCHOOL LOOK
NEW FACE. Louisburg High School has a more defined face as part of the $8.6-million construction project there, which should be ready for the opening of Franklin County schools on Aug. 27. (Times photo by Kathy Harrelson)
NEW SCHOOL LOOK
The bell is ready to ring for the projects from the 2004 $30-million school bond and from additional dollars appropriated by the county.
Projects at all three high schools — primarily Louisburg and Bunn — and at Laurel Mill, Youngsville and Bunn elementary schools are finished or are nearing completion.

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School board swings to May vote
The Board of Education will pursue a May 2008 school bond.
The board had suggested to county commissioners an August 2008 special referendum for a $53-million bond.

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Radio show will feature local topics
Radio show will feature local topics
A local radio station will begin a show next month giving residents a forum to clear the air.
Country 102’s “Franklin County Forum” — a two-way talk show — will hit the airwaves on Sept. 1 beginning at 8 a.m.

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OBITUARIES

ANNA L. BAREITHER
LOUISBURG - Anna Louise Bareither, 87, died Saturday morning, Aug. 11, 2007 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Aug. 13, at Red Bud Baptist Church, with the Rev. Leo Lowery officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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NATHANIEL ALSTON
HOPEWELL, Va. - Nathaniel Alston died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at Southside Regional Medical Center.

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ALBERT J. SCHUSTER
RALEIGH - Albert J. Schuster, 94, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007 at his residence.

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LILLIE M. MORGAN-MANN
FRANKLINTON - Lillie M. Morgan-Mann, 65, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 12, at Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home.

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LEON WHELESS PERRY
HENDERSON - Leon Wheless Perry, 91, of Henderson passed away on August 11. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., at the home of Lee Garrett, Weybossett Subdivision, 102 Beavertrail Road, Henderson. A private family graveside service will be conducted Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Louisburg.

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SPORTS

Got Your Back
Got Your Back
WAKE FOREST -- Franklin County titans Bunn and Louisburg hoped to perform in front of a grand stage at the Friday Night Pigskin Preview.
Instead, the teams settled for a matinee edition of the annual event at Wake Forest-Rolesville’s Trentini Stadium.

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Red Rams are ready to go
Red Rams are ready to go
FRANKLINTON -- The Franklinton Red Rams will be the lone Franklin County football team in action this Friday, as FHS will kick off its 2007 campaign with a home game against backyard foe South Granville.
And FHS head coach Chris Miller can’t wait.
“We’re excited,’’ Miller said. “Every game is important, but we also understand that the season won’t hinge on how we do in the first game.

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I am just an aging old dude
I am just an aging old dude
Of life’s many humbling experiences, none are more powerful than mortality.
Every day, I cover young, strong and energetic athletes. And every one of them will grow old one day, just like me.
Mortality is painful. Even though I try to run 20-30 miles per week, I experience mortality at seemingly every turn at the track

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Hopes are highest for LHS
Hopes are highest for LHS
LOUISBURG -- Not since Freddie Edwards retired as head coach after the 1997 campaign have preseason expectations been this high for the Louisburg High School volleyball squad.
And for good reason.
The Lady Warriors return all but three key rotation players from last year’s group, which reached the Class 1-A State Semifinals before falling on the road against a powerful Pender County contingent.

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Mudcats edged by Jacksonville Suns
Mudcats edged by Jacksonville Suns
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- Blake McGinley worked six shutout innings en route to his third straight victory as Carolina downed the Jacksonville Suns 4-3 at the Baseball Grounds on Sunday in a Class AA Southern League baseball event.
McGinley (W, 6-7) permitted just two hits and a walk to earn his sixth victory of the season.

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NCHSAA adds to HOF list
NCHSAA adds to HOF list
CHAPEL HILL -- Eight more outstanding names in the annals of state prep athletics have been selected for induction into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

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LIFESTYLES

Get your passport up to date at fair
The Louisburg Post Office, 125 North Main St., will have a Passport Fair on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Benfield, Nicholson exchange vows on July 21
Jeana Michele Benfield became the bride of James Troy Nicholson on Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Westminster Baptist Church in Westminster, S. C. The Rev. Joe Benfield of Bangkok, Thailand, and Dr. Rick Lee of Eastside Baptist Church in Liberty, S.C. performed the double-ring ceremony at 2 p.m.

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ENGAGED
Ray and Kathy Gupton of Louisburg announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Ashley Brooke, to Daniel Keith Jones, son of Bud and Betsy Jones of Wood. The wedding will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8, at White Level Baptist Church.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Back-to-school party planned for Friday at Riverbend Park
A community advocacy group is hosting a back-to-school bash this Friday at Riverbend Park.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

UW hires executive director
UW hires executive director
The United Way of Franklin County tapped its next executive director this week.
The board selected Patricia Johnston to guide the organization on a permanent basis after having Angela Harris serve in the post on an interim basis.

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Arrests made in home break-ins
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies made arrests last week in a string of home break-ins and a business theft.

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Noise issues, lawsuits discussed as airport study continues
Noise issues, lawsuits discussed as airport study continues
An advisory committee responsible for guiding development around the county’s airport and hub site recommended some actions designed to limit future lawsuits and protect homeowners from potential noise issues.
After being advised that a 230-residential lot subdivision is being planned for Clifton Pond Road, just south of the airport, the Small Area Plan Advisory Committee (SAPAC) recommended that county staff ask developers to provide sound-proofing insulation for those homes.

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