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Showing 34 articles from October 23, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Water flows again
Water flows again
Franklin County rescinded intense water restrictions and the state lifted a boil water advisory just before the weekend started, however, the governor still wants water customers to be efficient.
About 1.5 million gallons of water were wasted Thursday when a water main burst in Henderson.

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Frankenfest on Main
A committee established to revitalize Franklinton is set to scare up some interest in town this week with its first festival — Frankenfest on Main.
Town commissioners formed the Uptown Revitalization Committee in February, tasking it with finding ways to revive a flagging down town.

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Egg-cercise in Democracy
Candidates Anita Fuller, Charles Holloway, Elic Senter, Art Wright, Mary Green Johnson, Emma Ruth Stewart, Bill Williamson and Joseph Johnson prepare to answer audience questions.
Egg-cercise in Democracy
YOUNGSVILLE — Candidates trying to stay in public office and those looking to snatch away seats had their first opportunity to discuss issues and their platform Tuesday over breakfast.
The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce held its annual “Eggs and Issues” forum at Hill Ridge Farms on Tuesday morning, allowing candidates for office in Bunn, Centerville, Louisburg, Franklinton and Youngsville the opportunity to introduce themselves to the public.

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School bond meetings scheduled
They’re coming to a school near you.
School board members are pairing up with county commissioners for education meetings about the May school bond referendum for $53.3 million.

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OBITUARIES

GRADY CRUDUP
FRANKLINTON - Funeral services for Grady Crudup, 88, who died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 24) at Gethsemane Baptist Church, with the Rev. Everett W. Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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LLOYD E. STIRES
YOUNGSVILLE - Lloyd Stires, 96, died of natural causes on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wake Forest. Burial will follow in the Wake Forest Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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ROBERT W. “BOBBY” SPENCER
LOUISBURG - Robert Wrenn “Bobby” Spencer, 68, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007 in Duke Hospice Facility. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 24) in the chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ginger Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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THERESA D. MCCOY
FRANKLINTON - Funeral services for Ms. Theresa D. McCoy, 51, who died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, will be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 24) at Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Walter Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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ZELDA P. MITCHELL
ZEBULON - Zelda Privette Mitchell, 79, died Friday morning, Oct. 19, 2007 at Wake Med. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Oct. 21, at Pearce Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

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ZELMA J. STROTHER
LOUISBURG - Zelma Jeanette Strother, 67, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 in Kindred Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 22, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Sidney Stafford officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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EARVIN “BAY-BAY” BRODIE
FRANKLINTON - Earvin “Bay-Bay” Brodie, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 20, at First Baptist Church of Franklinton, with the Rev. Diane F. Dozier officiating. Interment followed in the Hawkins Baptist Church cemetery in Franklinton.

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TERESA O’NEAL
LOUISBURG - Teresa O’Neal died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh.

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FRED L. FEARING
ELIZABETH CITY - Fred L. Fearing, 93, died in Albemarle Hospital on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Oct. 21, at First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mike Frese. Burial followed in the Episcopal Cemetery.

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LAWRENCE A. EDWARDS
SALISBURY - Lawrence Allen Edwards, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 at North Carolina State Veterans Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 22, in the Summersett Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Allen officiating. Burial followed in the U.S. National Cemetery, Statesville Boulevard location, with military honors conducted by the Rowan County Military Honor Guard.

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LUCILLE H. DENTON (Feb. 17, 1932 – Oct. 19, 2007)
LOUISBURG – Lucille House Denton, 75, of the Wood Community, passed away Friday night following a long illness.

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CHARLES D. ROGERS
YOUNGSVILLE - Charles Douglas Rogers, 86, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Danny Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

Ram-alamadingdong
Ram-alamadingdong
FRANKLINTON - Maybe it’s a mythical honor, but Bunn High School head coach David Howle takes pride in his team’s recent ability to lay claim to the Franklin County Football Championship.
Bunn wrapped up its 13th county crown in the past 15 years in convincing fashion last Friday, and got a key Northern Carolina Conference victory to boot.

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Warriors roll past NH-East
CONWAY -- Louisburg faced one of its toughest Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference tests of the season last Friday, but the Warriors still came away with a 30-18 road triumph at Northampton East.
Louisburg maintained the top spot in the TRAC with a 4-0 league mark. The Warriors are also 8-1 overall and will return home for their final two regular season games, beginning with this coming Friday’s contest against Northampton West.

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If you blinked, you missed it
If you blinked, you missed it
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High’s initial foray into the much-anticipated Class 1-A State Volleyball Playoffs lasted all of 51 minutes Saturday afternoon.
Taking on a Perquimans team that gave the Lady Warriors some troubles (before LHS won) in last year’s Class 1-A State Playoff Quarterfinals, Louisburg had little trouble this time around in scoring an efficient 25-10, 25-16, 25-18 decision at the LHS Gymnasium.

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LC legend passes at 93 years
LC legend passes at 93 years
Louisburg College lost one of its greatest friends, ambassadors and alumni with last Friday’s passing of Fred Fearing.
A former baseball player at LC, Fearing passed away in his hometown of Elizabeth City at 93.

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BHS Gets By Graham
BHS Gets By Graham
BUNN -- Bumps in the road are inevitable during any drive through the state volleyball playoffs.
But Bunn High School head coach Henry Jones wasn’t thrilled about the pothole his Ladycats sank into during last Friday’s first-round, 2-A home matchup against Graham.

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LaRose sparks Hurricanes to home victory
RALEIGH -- Carolina’s six-game road trip proved to be Seventh Heaven for forward Chad LaRose.
Relegated to a grinding line for the majority of his career, LaRose was moved up to Top-Six minutes when injuries continued to mount for the Hurricanes’ frontliners, including Erik Cole, Scott Walker and Andrew Ladd.

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High School Grid Scores
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are updated North Caroina High School Athletic Association football scores:

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

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LIFESTYLES

Quiltmaker takes 2nd
Quiltmaker takes 2nd
Linda Carlisle of Louisburg won a second place for her quilt at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh.
Carlisle started quilting as a retirement hobby just two years ago after moving to Louisburg with her husband, John, from California. She has completed more than a dozen projects so far with the help of her teacher, Debbie Lou Powell, of Henderson.

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BIRTHDAY GIRL
BIRTHDAY GIRL
Catherine Kelly of Louisburg celebrated her 92nd birthday on Sept. 19.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

BOARD OF EDUCATION RETREAT
BOARD OF EDUCATION RETREAT
The Franklin County Board of Education’s annual retreat was Monday, Oct. 22, in Raleigh. Sessions, including the one above led by Assistant Superintendent of Auxiliary Services Tommy Piper, left, were held on the state of the school system relative to the upcoming May bond referendum for $53.3 million and long-range facility plans, testing and accountability, high school initiatives and high school guidance and counseling.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

National Association of Counties recognizes Kerr-Tar Regional Hub project
The National Association of Counties awarded the region for its efforts at collective economic development — namely the Kerr-Tar Regional Hub project.
Franklin, Vance, Granville and Warren counties entered into the hub agreement, sharing the costs of developing industrial sites as well as the revenues generated.

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Yadusky pulls out of race in Youngsville
A four-way race for two available commission seats in Youngsville has been reduced to a three-way race as incumbent Commissioner Kaye Yadusky decided not to seek re-election.

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Allen recognized for environmental work
Allen recognized for environmental work
The North Carolina Recreation and Park Association honored state Rep. Lucy Allen during its annual State Conference in Charleston on Aug. 25-29.

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Maria Parham raises awareness
Maria Parham Medical Center has a full month planned to raise awareness about breast cancer.

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Sturges joins LC board of trustees
C. Boyd Sturges III has been elected to the Louisburg College board of trustees.

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Lowes Foods to begin ‘Friends’ drive
The 13th annual Friends Feeding Friends food drive begins Wednesday, Oct. 31 at all Lowes Foods stores and will continue through Dec. 31.

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BIG SWEEP
BIG SWEEP
About 20 people came out for the Franklinton Big Sweep this past weekend.The clean-up will have the town ready for its big Frankenfest celebration this coming Saturday, Oct. 27. From left, back are: Claudette Giani, Elic Senter, Kate Pattridge and Becky Wilkins; front, Eric Pattridge and Zackery Pattridge. Town committees and the Solid Waste Task Force participated as well as Mayor Jenny Edwards and state Rep. Lucy Allen.

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