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Showing 32 articles from August 28, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

$53-million school bond  called for in May 2008
$53-million school bond called for in May 2008
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners agreed to put a $53- million school bond before voters during the May 2008 primary.
And following that decision, the Board of Education made a commitment to use the Franklinton High School as a middle school once it uses the bond money to build a replacement high school.

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Youngsville teen killed in crash; 2 others die in separate incidents
A trio of fatal wrecks that began on Friday was punctuated Sunday by the death of a Youngsville teenager who had battled cancer.
Louisburg resident Ronald Tyrone Kearney, 34, was killed Friday as he tried to walk across U.S. Highway 401 near Glen Chris Lake at about 3 a.m.

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Enrollment on the rise
BOOK BAG BUDDIES. Brandy Moore, right, and Kirsten Kimmerly start third grade at Edward Best Elementary school off as “definitely best friends.”
Enrollment on the rise
The drains worked at Laurel Mill. The new cafeteria was a big hit at Bunn High, and the largest senior class ever at Louisburg High has taken a seat.
Construction projects from the $30-million bond package were on target, and new principals at Bunn Middle and Bunn High reported great days, as did every other top educator in the 12 of 13 schools in the system that started a traditional calendar Monday.

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FRMC files appeal
Franklin Regional Medical Center filed its appeal of a state decision that denies its move to Youngsville.
In July, the state Division of Facility Services denied the hospital’s attempt to relocate to U.S. Highway 1 and N.C. Highway 96 stating that the hospital did not show how it would meet the needs of the elderly, poor and underserved in its new location.

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Barrick’s attorney wants Currin removed from case
An attorney for a deputy charged with killing another deputy wants the county’s prosecutor removed from the case alleging impropriety.
Ben Barrick was indicted last spring on charges that he was responsible for the May 2004 helicopter crash that killed Deputy Ted Horton.

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Louisburg hires new administrator
Louisburg hires new administrator
The Louisburg Town Council named its new administrator Monday, tapping in someone with familiarity with the lay of the land and the town’s challenges.
The Town Council picked Mark Warren, an assistant city manager in Henderson.

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Albright satisfied with animal shelter plans, backs off opposition
Proponents of a new animal shelter next to the Sheriff’s Office are breathing a bit easier this week after learning that the primary opponent to the project has withdrawn his opposition.

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The Bell has rung.
Franklin County School Year 2007-08 begins: Schools started here on their traditional calendar Monday, with 8,127 students reporting for educational opportunity.

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OBITUARIES

RONALD T. KEARNEY
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Ronald Tyrone Kearney, 34, who died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, were conducted Monday, Aug. 27, at Ambassadors For Christ Ministries, with the Rev. Barbara McKnight officiating. Burial followed in the Cemetery on the Hill.

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TABITHA D. CARPENTER
YOUNGSVILLE - Tabitha Dawn Carpenter, 19, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007 in Virginia from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 29) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mike Wells officiating. Burial will follow in the Wake Forest Cemetery.

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WALLACE L. AYSCUE
BAILEY - Wallace Livingston Ayscue, 80, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, Wendell. Burial followed in Antioch Baptist Church cemetery.

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ERNEST J. DICKERSON
DURHAM - Ernest James Dickerson Jr., 83, died Saturday morning, Aug. 25, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Clements Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Norman Davis officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

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DAVID R. BUNCH
RALEIGH - David R. Bunch, 65, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007 at his home. Services will be held at a later date in California.

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WILLIAM “BILL” BRANTLEY
ZEBULON – William Brantley, 81, of Zebulon died August 27, 2007. Mr. Brantley was a son of the late Graham Vann and Ina Medlin Brantley.

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JOSEPHINE P. ZEALAND
LOUISBURG – Mrs. Josephine Perry Zealand, 92, of Louisburg, died August 24, 2007. Born and raised in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Crudup Perry and Lois Tucker Perry of Louisburg. Mrs. Zealand was a graduate of Louisburg College and Woman’s College (now UNCG). She taught for many years in the Franklin County School system before becoming a librarian with Louisburg College. Mrs. Zealand stayed in touch with many of her former students and enjoyed visiting with them.

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SPORTS

Bunn defense “spreads” out Firebirds
Bunn defense “spreads” out Firebirds
STANHOPE - Bunn’s offense has received plenty of preseason acclaim, but it was the team’s defense that sparked last Friday’s opening prep football victory at Southern Nash.
The Wildcats picked up two key interceptions from Antoine Glover in the first half and limited Southern Nash to 93 total yards during a 26-7 decision at Firebird Stadium.

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Bunn bests Nash Central at The Brittany
Bunn bests Nash Central at The Brittany
WILSON -- Nash Central and Bunn got off to an early start -- as in last Friday afternoon -- at The Brittany For The Boys Soccer Tournament.
Most teams were in action last Saturday, but BHS and NC headed to Gillette Park one day earlier to renew their recent non-conference rivalry.

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Warriors win over Granville
Warriors win over Granville
STEM -- Y-Monh Eban scored three goals and added an assist as Louisburg High defeated first-year program Granville Central by a 6-4 margin Monday evening on the GC campus.
Louisburg, coached by Brent Cardwell, is now 1-0-1 on the season. The Warriors opened last week with a tie against Northern Vance.

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LHS Rolls Past Ravens
LOUISBURG -- For the second straight year, the Louisburg High Warriors put up some huge offensive numbers against Ravenscroft.
This time around, Louisburg racked up 475 total yards en route to defeating the Ravens 44-10 in the Warriors’ regular season opener last Friday night at the LHS Football Field.

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Rams edged in 2 OT by Southeast Halifax
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton’s Red Rams came close, but they couldn’t snap their three-year losing streak last Friday night.
Instead, Franklinton dropped a 14-6, double-overtime heartbreaker to Southeast Halifax, which is coached by former FHS mentor Rick Byrd.

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Mudcats wind down year
MONTGOMERY, ALA. -- Jake McGee fanned nine over seven shutout innings as Montgomery cut Carolina’s elimination number to four, blanking the Mudcats 4-0 at Riverwalk Stadium on Sunday night in a Class AA Southern League baseball matchup.

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Red Rams’ Equalizers
Red Rams’ Equalizers
WILSON -- Sportsmanship and competitive matches are the theme of the annual Brittany For The Boys Soccer Tournament at Gillette Park.
Using those intangibles, Franklinton was a hit on both counts during last Saturday’s Brittany matchup against Southwest Onslow, a talented club out of the soccer-rich Jacksonville Area.

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HIGH SCHOOL GRID SCORES
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last Friday’s high school football scores from across the state:

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Five-Game Win
Five-Game Win
HENDERSON -- A victory and a much-needed, five-game dose of tough competition.
Needless to say, the Bunn Ladycats got what they wanted out of Monday’s non-conference road volleyball matchup at always-solid Northern Vance.

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LIFESTYLES

ENGAGED
Mike and Elaine Ihrie of Louisburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Stone of Wilson, to Richard Pridgen of Wilson, now stationed in Hudgins, Va., with the Coast Guard. The groom-elect is the son of Dallas and Thebbe Pridgen of Wilson. A beach wedding is planned for October 2008.

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ENGAGED
Kimberly V. Kidd of Louisburg announces the engagement of her daughter, Crystal Kidd of Castalia, to Daniel Morgan of Castalia, the son of Gerald and Judy Morgan of Louisburg and Jerry and Stella Walch of Columbia, S.C. A 2 p.m. wedding is planned for Oct. 27, 2007 at Maple Springs Baptist Church, Louisburg.

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ENGAGED
Heather and Brad Shearron of Franklinton and Mickey Fleming of Garner announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Elizabeth Fleming of Franklinton, to Daniel Patrick Hymiller of Franklinton.

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BIRTHS
Nick Norris and Brittany Short of Louisburg announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Jolie Norris, born Aug. 8, 2007 at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Franklin County history book needs more local stories from residents
Franklin County has a long, complex and fascinating heritage –– and no one is more convinced of that than the dedicated group of volunteers who are pulling together Franklin County’s heritage book.

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Bert L’Homme not candidate in Orange
Unconfirmed reports to The Franklin Times that Franklin County Superintendent Bert L’Homme is a candidate for the Orange County top job couldn’t be farther from the truth, L’Homme said.

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Tarte resigns as county health department head
Health Department Director Phillip Tarte announced his resignation Tuesday after accepting a similar post in Union County.

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Conservation dollars available
The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District has received its cost share allocation from the state for nonpoint source pollution control from agricultural activities.

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