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Showing 33 articles from August 21, 2007.

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Louisburg Town Council moves ahead with Phase II of Joyner Park
Louisburg Town Council moves ahead with Phase II of Joyner Park
The Louisburg Town Council accepted a $100,000 grant Monday night to help push along plans for the second phase of Joyner Park.
The town was awarded a $426,300 North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant earlier this summer and on Monday, the board agreed to accept a $100,000 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Harry Foy arrest: 911 call released
Commissioner Harry Foy didn’t make mention of his arrest during a board meeting on Monday night, but by Tuesday, he had sworn out charges against a woman who alleged the former Navy man assaulted her out on the Pamlico Sound.

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Franklin County Schools gets ready for new year
FRONT AND CENTER. Franklin County Schools system Superintendent Bert L’Homme, standing, talks with educators, staff and school board members during an event this week as the schools get ready to start classes on Monday.
Franklin County Schools gets ready for new year
Keeping teachers in Franklin County is a priority for the Franklin County Schools’ administration, and a host of new programs are leading to a much higher teacher retention rate.
There’s been a big focus on retaining new teachers in the past three years, and through the efforts of the FCS’ Human Resource Department, new teachers are now staying in the system longer.

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Wilbur Jolly served public to help others
Wilbur Jolly served public to help others
Friends, family and colleagues took the time to say goodbye to a legal and legislative leader who always had time to help others.
Wilbur Morton Jolly died Saturday at the age of 90.
Jolly represented Franklin County in the Senate in 1957, 1959 and 1963.
He also represented the 14th District in the House of Representatives in 1980.

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Annexation agreement threatened over Franklin’s need for water
An annexation agreement that would allow Wake Forest to extend its water service within Franklin County could fall apart if Raleigh’s City Council takes to heart concerns expressed by its utilities director.

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OBITUARIES

JOSHUA A. ZINN
YOUNGSVILLE - Joshua Adam Zinn, 25, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 22) at Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest.

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DAVID A. GILLESPIE SR.
LOUISBURG - David Allen Gillespie Sr., 53, died Saturday morning, Aug. 18, 2007. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 22) at Maple Springs Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jay Tilley officiating.

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CAROLYN G. UNDERWOOD
YOUNGSVILLE - Carolyn Green Underwood, 77, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 at Blue Ridge Health Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Aug. 20, at Youngsville Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Youngsville Town Cemetery.

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LILLIE M. MANN
FRANKLINTON - Lillie Mae Morgan Mann, 65, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 12, at Hawkins Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. Walter S. Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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EVA T. SNOW
ZEBULON - Eva T. Snow, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. Services were private.

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ELSIE W. MANGUM
WAKE FOREST - Elsie Wiggins Mangum, 92, died Saturday, Aug. 18, at Carillon Assisted Living in Shelby. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 22) at Flat Rock Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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WILBUR M. JOLLY
ZEBULON - Wilbur Morton Jolly, 90, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Oakwood Cemetery in Louisburg.

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DOROTHY G. “DOT” CASEY
RALEIGH - Dorothy G. “Dot” Casey, 79, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Andrews United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Pinecrest Memorial Park.

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SPORTS

Plundered
Plundered
FRANKLINTON - Franklinton’s high hopes for the 2007 football season didn’t come to fruition in the team’s opener last Friday.
Instead, backyard rival South Granville controlled the game from the outset and went on to post a convincing 52-6 non-conference decision over the Red Rams at the FHS Football Field.

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Wildcats, Firebirds to clash
STANHOPE -- Two teams with scores to settle will meet Friday for a season-opening football contest at Firebird Stadium.
The last time Bunn visited Southern Nash two years ago, the Wildcats were whacked 27-0 in one of the most lopsided defeats in recent BHS grid history.

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Red Rams wreck Firebirds, 7-0
Red Rams wreck Firebirds, 7-0
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton boasts 11 seniors on a talented, veteran-laden roster, while Southern Nash returns only three starters from last season’s squad.
Those intangibles didn’t provide a recipe for a close match during Monday’s season-opening boys soccer event at the Franklinton Recreation Park.

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NFL picks sure to be off mark
NFL picks sure to be off mark
And now the moment you haven’t been waiting for -- another futile attempt at picking the final National Football League standings for the 2007 season.
Joining me, as he always does, for this annual, nonsensical Franklin Times tradition is my respected (well, not actually) cohort, Carey Johnson.

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Mudcats nab final game of home series
Mudcats nab final game of home series
ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats batted around during a five-run seventh inning to salvage the final game of their five-game series with Mississippi, downing the Braves 6-4 at Five County Stadium before 5,782 fans on Saturday night in a Class AA Southern League baseball matchup.

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Louisburg looks for repeat versus Ravenscroft
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High has enjoyed its share of offensive explosions over the past decade. But few could match the heroics of last year’s road victory at Ravenscroft.

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High School Grid Scores
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Here are scores from high school football games played on Friday, August 17:

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LIFESTYLES

Johnson, Inscoe marry June 23
Tori Michelle Johnson and Brannon Todd Inscoe were united in marriage on June 23, 2007 at 5 p.m.

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England is finalist in national pageant
Angelica Reneé England, 15, was a state finalist in the National American Miss North Carolina Pageant July 28-30 at the Renaissance Suites in Charlotte.

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MARRIED
Sherree Fogg of Franklinton and Ke’shion Edgerton of Louisburg were married July 22, 2007 at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Louisburg.

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ENGAGED
Susan Wright Horrell of Roanoke Rapids and Benjamin Randall Horrell of Raleigh announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren English Horrell of Roanoke Rapids, to Thomas Mitchell Bunn Jr. of Spring Hope.

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BIRTHS
David and Allyson (Fayard) Sonntag of Alexandria, Va., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Calleigh, born May 29, 2007 at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D. C. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long.

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Smith, Riggs marry in July 28 ceremony
Erin Sue Smith and Douglas Lewis Riggs were married on July 28, 2007.

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ANNIVERSARY
Drew and Mary Carroll celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11, 2007. They were honored with a party at the Youngsville Community House, hosted by their children, Debbie and Teresa, and close family.

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MILITARY
Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Raymond J. Alston has been mobilized and activated for a future deployment to an undisclosed overseas forward operating base to support the mission of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Conyers rides quarter horse Sonny right into regional competition
John C. Conyers IV of Youngsville qualified for the Southeast Regional 4-H Horse Show in Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 1-5, by riding Ima Southern Heir (Sonny), a palomino quarter horse. Conyers and Sonny took the Western Division Junior Reserve Championship at the N.C. State 4-H Horse Show in Raleigh at the Hunt Horse Complex on July 11-15.

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Decision on new taxes, fees put off until January
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners decided that any decision to put a sales tax or a land transfer tax before voters should wait until next year.

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Shelter meeting Thursday
There are a couple of meetings coming up in the next few days that residents should be interested in attending or at least following.

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Man killed in motorcycle wreck
A Franklinton man was killed Sunday night following a high-speed motorcycle wreck.

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Correction
The photographer of the Humane Society photos in the Aug. 18 edition was incorrectly identified.

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