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Showing 19 articles from September 21, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

United Way kicks off official campaign<br><i>Bananas get peeled</i>
THE CHAMPIONS. Bananas coach Wendy Watkins, front row far right, hands over the winners’ trophy to Dale Byrns and his Blues squad.
United Way kicks off official campaign
Bananas get peeled
The Blues held on for a hard-fought 54-49 victory Thursday night during the United Way All -Star Basketball Game, and efforts to raise money for worthy organizations this year are expected to be just as intense.
The game, in its eighth year, serves as the kickoff for fund-raising efforts and United Way has set a goal of $115,000.

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Towns jointly hire an attorney
The Franklinton and Youngsville town boards of commissioners joined forces Wednesday night to hire attorneys who will represent their support for a hospital relocation.

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Franklinton puts off fee decision
FRANKLINTON — The Board of Commissioners delayed any decision regarding capacity fees, opting to make the infrastructure driving fee a part of another work session.

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Roaming pit bulls kill adopted puppy; another severely wounded
Roaming pit bulls kill adopted puppy; another severely wounded
A pit bull attack Thursday afternoon left one family pet dead and another clinging to life this weekend.
It also left a couple heartbroken.
Jackson and Pattie Taylor adopted two Catahoula Leopard dogs from the Franklin County Animal Shelter earlier this week.

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OBITUARIES

JAMES S. PERSON
FRANKLINTON - James Samuel Person, 63, a native of Franklin County, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007 in Paterson, N. J. Funeral services were conducted Wed., Sept. 19, at Manassas Chapel, Franklinton.

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ADDIE O. LONG
RALEIGH - Addie Orrell Long, 94, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 at Litchford Falls Healthcare and Rehab. Center.

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THE REV. ROGER BRODIE
FRANKLINTON - Funeral services for the Rev. Roger Brodie, 96, who died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. S. T. Tunstall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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JUDY M. RITCH
LOUISBURG - Judy Murphy Ritch died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007. Funeral arrangements by Lancaster Funeral & Cremation Service were incomplete at press time.

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SPORTS

Blue-collar guy:<br>Billy Godwin may wear purple and gold but his work ethic is true blue
Blue-collar guy:
Billy Godwin may wear purple and gold but his work ethic is true blue
GREENVILLE - Deep inside Clark-LeClair Stadium -- hidden away from the club seats, the fancy press box and the state-of-the-art scoreboard -- is Billy Godwin’s favorite place.
“This is where we get the work done,’’ Godwin says as he giddily reaches for a key to open the entrance door adjacent to the visiting dugout. “I love it in here.’’

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FHS star will be on television
FHS star will be on television
Franklinton High grad Wilbur Pender went to Catawba College as a preferred walk-on, but he has quickly established himself as a defensive force for the Indians.

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Lady Warriors continue to roll on the volleyball court
CONWAY -- Louisburg High’s inexorable march toward yet another Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference volleyball championship continued Thursday with a decisive 25-8, 25-10, 25-2 road victory at Northampton East.

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Woodburn’s Way
Woodburn’s Way
FRANKLINTON -- The Franklinton Red Rams are a different team when Robbie Paugh and Jerrett McLean aren’t around to hold down the back of the team’s defense.
That was evident during Wednesday’s home matchup against Northern Vance -- a club the Red Rams had topped by three goals just two weeks earlier.

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LIFESTYLES

Is there ever a good time to start learning a language?
Is there ever a good time to start learning a language?
The notion that there is an advantage in learning a foreign language at an early age might be true to a certain extent. But it may also be a harmful misconception for adults who are eager to learn a language other than their native tongue. With a popular misconception, adults can become doubtful of their ability to learn a new language.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Bridges is new District Court judge
Gov. Mike Easley recently appointed S. Quon Bridges as District Court judge for the 9th Judicial District, which covers Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren counties. Bridges takes the vacant seat created by the death of District Court judge H. Weldon Lloyd in June 2007.

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DEED TRANSFERS
Following is a list of real estate transfers amounting to $5,000 or more in Franklin County for Aug. 31, 2007, as recorded in the office of the Franklin County Register of Deeds.

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BUSINESS

TDA plans on reaching out to different groups
Members of the Franklin County Tourism Development Authority want to do more to draw visitors to the county.
Since February of 2006, the occupancy tax has generated $88,700 and the county has authorized spending $9,200 in operating expenses for the Tourism Development Authority (TDA) and grants for events that bring visitors to the community.

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PREP FOOTBALL

A Bulldog Bash
A Bulldog Bash
BUNN -- Just a few hours before the opening kickoff Friday, Bunn High School head football coach David Howle talked about how meaningless his team’s No. 4 Class 2-A state ranking really was.
And Howle also surmised that Nash Central, after dropping games to BHS in each of the past two seasons, would be a fired-up bunch when the Bulldogs traveled to Franklin County for a non-conference showdown against the Wildcats.

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Rams Shut Out Princeton
FRANKLINTON -- Victories are becoming contagious at Franklinton, and this time a homecoming crowd was on hand for the celebration.
For the second time in three weeks, the Red Rams have collected a victory following Friday’s 28-0 home decision over a winless Princeton club.

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LHS Blasts Past RR
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Following a slow start, the Louisburg Warriors began to surge in the second quarter en route to posting a 30-7 road victory Friday against Russell Weinstein’s Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets.
LHS didn’t find the end zone in the initial frame, but the Jackets did, thanks to a 3-yard run from Tremayne Simmons. After the PAT, Roanoke Rapids had claimed a 7-0 advantage.

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