Former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong will spend a day in jail, punishment for his zealous prosecutorial tactics that could have sent three innocent men to the same place for much longer.
Louisburg attorney Charles Davis, who served as special prosecutor in the two-day hearing that ended on Friday said Nifong’s sentence sends the right message.
Although the heat has fallen from triple digits, Franklin County farmers are still struggling with a drought that has created a statewide emergency for hay.
Neither the defense attorney nor the victim’s family appeared happy with a plea agreement Tuesday after a Franklin County woman was ordered to serve three months in jail for killing her boyfriend.
There was no rest for this writing spider over the Labor Day weekend, spotted working in a local garden. Although a bit threatening in size, the striking spider is not harmful to humans and thrives on insects such as flies and mosquitoes.
BUNN — The Board of Commissioners agreed during a special called meeting Friday to hire a school resource officer.
By unanimous vote, the board tabbed Doug Elliot as its school resource officer, and he’ll be responsible for securing Bunn High School.
Officers with the county’s Animal Control Office were expecting to find a home this week for a unique visitor.
Animal Control Officer Maylon Edwards responded to a house in Youngsville last Wednesday after a property owner reported that a previous resident had left an iguana in the home.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Bettie G. Kelley, 97, who died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Haywood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Luther Coppedge officiating.
LOUISBURG - Harold Clay Abernathy Sr., 64, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007.
FRANKLINTON - Elijah Miller, 65, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007.
LOUISBURG - Douglas Lee Upchurch, 65, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 at his home.
HENDERSON - Harold David Rosehart, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Guardian Care of Henderson.
FUQUAY-VARINA - Willis Burton Harrell, 82, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007 at Wake Medical Hospital.
YOUNGSVILLE - John William Thedieck Sr., 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.
ZEBULON - Lissie Ray Thompson Langdon, 82, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007.
LOUISBURG - David Sexton has rarely entered a season -- at least in recent memory -- with as many questions as he does in 2007.
Sexton had enjoyed an amazing run of national-level success during his decade-long stint as the head men’s soccer coach at Louisburg College.
JAMESVILLE -- A long trip toward the coast proved to be a profitable journey last Friday for the Bunn Wildcats.
Bunn’s stingy defense limited host Jamesville to just 42 total yards, and the Wildcats went on to post a 48-0 decision in a non-conference football contest.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg got the victory, but Franklinton made a statement during last Friday’s non-conference football contest at Warrior Field.
Host LHS entered the game as a prohibitive favorite, but the Red Rams hung tough before the Warriors were finally able to wrap up a 30-0 decision.
LOUISBURG -- Already revered as one of the school’s all-time best men’s players, Adam Reekie hopes to make his mark at Louisburg College again -- this time as the women’s soccer coach.
Reekie, who starred at LC from 2001-03, has returned to the campus as the Lady Hurricanes’ skipper. Results have been positive so far, as the Lady Hurricanes are off to a 3-0 start.
FAIRFAX, VA. -- George Mason has proven to be a recent nemesis for the Louisburg College football team.
Over the past two years, GMU has edged LC on the gridiron. But not this time around.
ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats (32-38) ended their season on a positive note Monday afternoon, knocking off the Tennessee Smokies (37-33) by a 4-3 final at Five County Stadium in a Southern League baseball event.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last week’s North Carolina high school football results:
Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville was the setting for the Aug. 25, 2007 wedding of Tiffany Reagan Kinton and Michael Gerald Couch. The Rev. Pamela J. Gilliam officiated.
The Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham was the site of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Summer Reading Teacher Inservice Workshop.
The following Franklin County students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2007 semester at North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro:
Thanks to members who choose to round up their Wake Electric power bill each month to the next whole dollar, the company was able to contribute almost $15,000 to local non-profit organizations.
More than 30 people gathered at River Bend Park in Louisburg recently to enjoy sun, dancing, refreshments and take part in a clothing giveaway.
The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District has received its cost share allocation from the state for nonpoint source pollution control from agricultural activities.