It’s going to be big, and it’s going to be the whole weekend.
Louisburg College’s BIG EVENT begins Friday.
That night, eight people will make Louisburg College history with their induction into the inaugural class of the Louisburg College Athletic Hall of Fame.
BIG DAY. Melissa Moody, Raynor Gilliam and Lindsey Marshall serve barbecue and fried chicken plates for the fundraiser.
With the decision behind it to turn the Franklinton High School building into a middle school when a new high school opens, the Board of Education has approved $3.9 million in bids for upgrades.
Franklin Regional Medical Center, emergency services and area emergency crews are planning to team up this week to perform a disaster drill.
The exercise, spearheaded by the hospital, is designed to gauge response, reaction and recovery from a major disaster in the community.
YOUNGSVILLE — Union members and former employees of a telephone company said they would continue efforts to spread their message that Embarq has broken promises to thousands of retirees.
Seventeen years as a nurse in Raleigh hospitals proved to be taxing and demanding, so Diana Perry decided she needed a different atmosphere – one in nursing but one that was a little more predictable and one that would allow her to spend more time with her family.
Eleven years later, Perry remains the head nurse at Bunn High and Bunn Middle, and her passion and enjoyment are at an all time high.
Local planners said efforts to solicit road improvement ideas from the public were successful.
In July, the state Department of Transportation and county planning staff mailed out 1,000 surveys and made the document available online, asking residents and motorists to prioritize road issues in Franklin County.
RALEIGH - Ernest Henry Major, 68, a resident of Spring Arbor Assisted Living and a former resident of Franklinton, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007 at Wake Medical Center.
LOUISBURG - Marjorie Dell Lancaster, 83, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Sept. 24, at Johnson Funerals and Cremations in Nashville.
ZEBULON - Eunice Ward Wall, 82, died Sunday morning, Sept 23, 2007 at Duke Health Raleigh Hospital.
WENDELL - Lessie Gray Perry Davis, 88, died Sunday evening, Sept. 23, at her home.
RALEIGH - Ervin Manly Moore, 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 at Mayview Convalescent Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 23, at Temple Baptist Church, with interment following in Raleigh Memorial Park.
RALEIGH - Ronnie Surles, 53, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007. A memorial service was conducted Monday, Sept. 24, at Inwood Baptist Church.
SPRING HOPE - Forest Harris, 79, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Louisburg.
CASTALIA - Milton Penderman, 95, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Louisburg.
LOUISBURG – Shirley Cole Faulkner, 71, of Louisburg, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday evening.
LOUISBURG - Judy Mae Murphy Ritch, 58, of Louisburg, died Friday, September 21, 2007, in Rex Hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. from the chapel of Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, with the Rev. Jimmy Carpenter officiating. Entombment followed in Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.
GALAX, Va. - James A. Weathers Jr. (Jay), 49, of Galax, VA, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 at Twin County Regional Healthcare. He was born Sunday, December 1, 1957 to James A. and Joyce Knott Weathers of Louisburg.
LOUISBURG - For a blueprint of what the Louisburg College program aspires to be, simply visit the football office at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville.
There, you’ll find GMC’s 2001 National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship trophy. Along with second-place prizes collected in 2002 and 2005.
BUNN - Just a few hours before the opening kickoff last 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.
Fall is my favorite time of the year. Actually, it’s not even close.
Football is great, the weather is near-perfect and my birthday is coming up. Let’s face it -- your birthday is the only day where you can actually be treated like a king or queen.
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 last Friday’s 28-0 home decision over a winless Princeton club.
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 last Friday against Russell Weinstein’s Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets.
FAYETTEVILLE -- The North Carolina Wesleyan Blue & Gold football team of North Carolina Wesleyan eased the pain of two tough early season losses last Saturday by winning their second straight contest, a 50-10 rout of Methodist College on the road.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last week’s North Carolina high school football scores:
BUNN -- The Bunn Ladycats stepped out of league play Monday and were defeated 8-1 by Northern Nash at home in a girls prep tennis matchup.
BHS’ lone victory came at No. 1 singles, where Ashley Yeatman topped NN’s Marci Flye 6-1, 7-6.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last weekend’s game and individual winners from The Franklin Times Football Contest:
The Youngsville Woman’s Club Inc. (GFWC-NC), serving the Youngsville community for more than 52 years, inducted five new members into this service organization recently. New club women (left to right) are Mary Margaret Norman; Lisa Girvin; (with President Mary Jo Buffaloe); Carol Ashley; Brenda Joyner and Kelly Osborne; (with First Vice President Annie Berger) join the club’s active projects that serve Youngsville schools and the community.
HOT FALL FEST. Rosanell and Armenta Eaton show off some crafts and jewelry inside the Youngsville Armory where about 70 other vendors exhibited their wares as part of the Youngsville Fall Festival on Saturday. Vendors showed off jewerly, soaps, flower arrangements and gourmet food. Dozens of people also brought out classic cars for visitors to see in the Youngsville Elementary School parking lot.
Taking big game (wild turkey) with use of bait proved to be a costly fowl for two Wake County residents recently.
Small and limited resource farmers will have an easier time enrolling in the Environmental Quality Incentive Program with a special initiative targeting these farmers.
The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce offers an annual program to help people develop leadership skills titled “Leadership Franklin.” The program is offered to adults, but now the program will extend to high school students.