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Showing 22 articles from October 6, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Meth lab busted up
Meth lab busted up
Agents with the county’s Multi-Agency Narcotics Unit charged two Franklin County residents with operating a methamphetamine lab.
According to an incident report by Sheriff’s Deputy J. Davis, officers with M.A.N.U. went to 1637 N.C. 98 West on Tuesday to investigate allegations that the home was being used to manufacture meth.

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Flextronics is closing down
Flextronics is closing down
YOUNGSVILLE — Flextronics will shut down its Franklin County plant, leaving 750 employees wondering about their futures.
Human Resources Manager Troy O’Donnell confirmed the closure Friday after the Youngsville plant was notified on Thursday.

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TDA continues funding for community events
The Franklin County Tourism Development Authority recommended that the county support two community events and one private enterprise.
The county’s occupancy tax has generated $94,475 since collections began in February 2006 and, on Wednesday night, the Authority (TDA) recommended that the county spend a total of $7,655 to support Frankenfest on Main; Hill Ridge Farms’ Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Festival; and a triathlon at Lake Royale.

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Hundreds of cyclists roll into town
Hundreds of cyclists roll into town
A traveling band of brothers and sisters called Louisburg home Wednesday, one stop on a week-long trip from the mountains to the coast.
Cycle North Carolina’s annual Mountains to the Coast bicycle tour brought about 1,000 cyclists to Louisburg, where they camped at Louisburg College or stayed at local hotels or bed and breakfast establishments.

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BLESSINGS
BLESSINGS
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church Vicar Carin Delfs, right, gets set to bless “Abby,” center, as Ann Caron holds her still. Delfs performed the Blessing of the Animals for a dozen or so pets, including a snake, on Wednesday, the eve of St. Francis Day. St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and the environment.

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OBITUARIES

JAMES M. FINCH
BAILEY - James Madison Finch, 71, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 6) at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson, with the Rev. Gary Vassar officiating. Burial will follow in the Bailey Town Cemetery

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DENNIS YOUNG
LOUISBURG - Dennis Young, 51, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 at his residence. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 6) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. J. Marshall Neathery officiating.

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HOBSON G. FINCH, JR. (September 12, 1943— October 4, 2007)
LOUISBURG – Hobson Gray Finch, Jr., 64, of Louisburg, died Thursday evening.

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SPORTS

Franklinton makes Bunn number 13
Franklinton makes Bunn number 13
BUNN - Forget superstitions. Especially when you are part of the machine that is the Franklinton High School boys soccer program.
Thirteen, considered the most star-crossed number of all, was lucky indeed Wednesday for the Red Rams, who racked up their 13th straight victory with a 9-0 road pasting of Bunn in a Northern Carolina Conference contest.

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Bunn falls in shootout to Nash Central
Bunn falls in shootout to Nash Central
BUNN -- Two teams headed in different directions met in the middle for a high-scoring boys soccer showdown Thursday on the Bunn High School campus.
Host Bunn has struggled in recent matches, and the Wildcats are now without talented keeper Juan Villalvazo, who has been dismissed from the team.

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Johnson’s arrogant musings
Johnson’s arrogant musings
Like a Hollywood star strutting on the red carpet, or a musician riding the wave of a gold album, Carey Johnson is hot these days.
Red hot.
Always the bottom feeder of Franklin Times picks, brackets or fantasy league contests, Carey has enjoyed a spectacular -- and unlikely -- renaissance over the past seven months.

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Bunn Nears NCC Crown
BUNN -- Henry Jones’ Bunn Ladycats are now officially just one victory away from their first Northern Carolina Conference regular season volleyball championship.
The Ladycats took another step toward that goal Thursday with a home decision over first-year program Granville Central.

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P,P & K salutes winners
P,P & K salutes winners
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department hosted its annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition Sept. 29 at Bunn High School.
Results were as follows:

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Hurricanes defeated in OT in NHL opener
RALEIGH -- The Montreal Canadiens, on the strength of three power-play goals, defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in overtime Wednesday night by a 3-2 margin in the National Hockey League regular season opener for both squads at the RBC Center.

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LIFESTYLES

Getting along with other cultures every day
Getting along with other cultures every day
Modern life is a labyrinth. You may ask, what kind of labyrinth are we talking about?
Well, it’s simple; we are living in an era in which getting along with others who are culturally different is an everyday experience.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Annual Shriners’ Fish Fry
Annual Shriners’ Fish Fry
The annual Shrine Club Fish Fry was held Wednesday. Proceeds benefit a network of 22 Shriners‘ Hospitals for Children, which care for crippled and burned children. Vincent Wood provides drive-through service for a customer.

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Escaping a fire — what’s your plan?
It is practically impossible to read the newspaper or watch the local television news without learning about a fire that has destroyed a property, maimed someone or even claimed a life.

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High beam it when you can
To help decrease the number of wildlife and automobile crashes, the N.C. Department of Transportation reminds motorists to be aware of the increased presence of deer on North Carolina’s roads this fall.

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DISTRICT COURT
Following are some cases adjudicated in Franklin District Court recently: Abbreviations:

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PREP FOOTBALL

SV Wins NCC Struggle
SV Wins NCC Struggle
BUNN -- ‘This is it!’ Southern Vance football coach Mark Perry shouted before the start of the fourth quarter.
Perry was referring to the still-in-doubt outcome of Friday’s Northern Carolina Conference showdown between his Runnin’ Raiders and the host Bunn Wildcats.

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Rams Edged By RR
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Learning how to win close games continues to be the No. 1 priority for the Franklinton High School football program.
Heading into Friday’s Northern Carolina Conference opener at Roanoke Rapids, the Red Rams had dropped two tight, non-league overtime matchups.

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Defense Sparks LHS
TILLERY -- Southeast Halifax’s power-oriented offense found little room to run Friday at home against the Louisburg Warriors and their stern defense.
Louisburg limited SEH to just 27 rushing yards -- on 34 attempts -- en route to claiming a one-sided 38-3 victory over the host Trojans in a Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference football event.

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