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Showing 20 articles from September 11, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Doing a tractor Justice
The tractor parade makes its way to the exhibit area after looping the 2.8-mile “Justice Triangle.”
Doing a tractor Justice
The fellowship hall has been built, but the fundraiser that was started to finance it grows on.
The 7th annual Justice Antique Tractor, Car and Engine Show — in the shadows of its creator and beneficiary, Duke Memorial Baptist Church — just keeps plowing along, with more participants, a larger exhibit area and a 2.8-mile tractor parade making this year’s surprisingly large crowd not a surprise at all.

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0-For Over!
0-For Over!
The Franklinton High School football team experienced its first on-field victory in three years Friday night, and coaches and administrators want the good times to continue.
“Obviously, the kids are really excited,” said school Athletic Director Deran Coe. “It’s great to see the team walking around with their heads held high.

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Capacity fees stir debate
FRANKLINTON — Town officials had a lively discussion about capacity fees and sewer obligations that prompted one commissioner to query whether the town would be better off unincorporated.

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Health Dept. seeking interim director
The Franklin County Board of Health will meet Thursday to discuss qualifications needed to fill the health director position on an interim basis.

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Concert series begins Friday
On Friday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m., Louisburg College will present the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra as the first performance of the 2007-2008 Allen de Hart Concert Series.

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The shock, the pain, the fear of 9/11 remembered six years later
The shock, the pain, the fear of 9/11 remembered six years later
Six years later, the war on terror wages under murky conditions, but those who gathered Tuesday to honor those who died in the attack say their commitment is clear.
During the morning hours of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist-piloted commercial airliners crashed into the World Trade Center, killing more than 2,750 people.Shortly after, another plane, carrying more than 40 passengers crashed into a Pennsylvania field after passengers overtook the plane. Yet another plane crashed into the Pentagon.

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OBITUARIES

EDNA P. PATTON
BUNN - Edna Mae Perry Patton, 82, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg.

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BERRY PARKER
FRANKLINTON - Berry Parker, 50, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.

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ALICE MAE R. BRANCH
FRANKLINTON - Alice Mae Richardson Branch, 94, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007.

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MARGARET R. MCLEOD
YOUNGSVILLE - Margaret Ross McLeod, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007 at her residence.

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CURTIS S. PRICE
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Baby Boy Curtis Solomon Price, who died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Richardson Funeral Home Chapel in Louisburg, with the Rev. Lorenzo Peterson officiating.

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WILLIAM C. COLLINS
ROCKY MOUNT - William Carl Collins, 74, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.

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JASON A. BLACKBURN
LOUISBURG - Jason A. Blackburn, 79, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 in Louisburg Nursing Center.

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JAMES H. CHAMPION
LOUISBURG - James Howell Champion, 63, of Louisburg, died Monday, September 10, 2007, in Wake Medical Center.

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SPORTS

When Push came to Shove
When Push came to Shove
BUNN -- In a game that featured a combined 751 yards of offense, it was a key defensive stand Friday night that helped Bunn outlast chief rival Louisburg.
With the visiting Warriors 31 yards away from taking the lead early in the second half, Bunn stopped LHS one yard on a key fourth-and-three situation.

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Gridiron streak is finished
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton snapped an on-field losing streak dating back to August of 2004 last Friday night. And the Red Rams did so in resounding fashion.

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Landmark conquest for Canes
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College has come up with some big victories during the brief three-year history of its resurgent football program.
But none of those triumphs could match Sunday’s home victory over perennial powerhouse Hargrave Military Academy.

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Sweeping up the Gym
Sweeping up the Gym
LOUISBURG -- Bunn, Northern Vance and Franklinton. On consecutive days.
That’s why, before play even began, Louisburg High volleyball coach Erica Wammock stressed to her team that last week’s schedule would be one of the most difficult of the season.

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CONTEST WINNERS
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last weekend’s game and individual winners from The Franklin Times Football Contest:

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COMMUNITY NEWS

School bells ringing along with Rotary drive
School bells ringing along with Rotary drive
Successful is the only way to describe the Louisburg Rotary Club’s annual Back-to-School Supply Drive, organizers said this week.
“We wanted to make sure that kids who can’t afford basic school supplies don’t have to go without,” said Louisburg Rotary President Alitha Palich.

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