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Showing 20 articles from November 2, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Election Nov. 6
Write-in candidate surfaces in Louisburg
Early, one-stop voting has gotten off to a slow start for Tuesday’s municipal elections, but activity should pick up in at least two towns that host contested races. And in Louisburg, a resident has announced that he wants to be a write-in candidate, making it a race in that town, too.

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Mother, child stabbed
Suspect boyfriend flees, eludes arrest
Franklin County sheriff’s investigators are looking for a Zebulon man who stabbed his live-in girlfriend Halloween night before turning the blade on her 7-year-old son. The suspect remains on the loose.

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Final Exam: Hendersonville stands between LHS and state title
MATCH ACTION. Brittini Pittman (front) leads the celebration after LHS won the Eastern Regionals Tuesday.
Final Exam: Hendersonville stands between LHS and state title
LOUISBURG — Louisburg High has won 15 consecutive games -- spanning five matches -- during a dominant postseason run. Look for things to get tougher today for the Lady Warriors. Much tougher. For Louisburg to claim its first state title since 1989, the Lady Warriors will have to take down the Hendersonville Dynasty today at 5 p.m. in the Class 1-A State Volleyball Finals at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh.

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Student wanders from CCM
Franklin County school officials and law enforcement agents faced a test Wednesday morning when a Cedar Creek Middle School student wandered away from campus.
According to sheriff’s office investigators and school personnel, a woman dropped her 13-year-old daughter off at the school at about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday and watched her walk halfway up the sidewalk before she left.

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Basnight to tour area next week
State Sen. Doug Berger has invited one of the state’s most powerful figures to tour Franklin County and get an earful of the issues facing small businesses in the community. Sen. Marc Basnight, president pro tem of the Senate, will join the Wednesday tour, which is open to the public.

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OBITUARIES

JESSE D. HIGH
ZEBULON - Jesse Dwight High, 80, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2007 after many months of declining health. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Nov. 1, at Corinth Baptist Church, Zebulon, with the Rev. Will Abernethy officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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H. PHILIP “PHIL” WALLACE
ZEBULON - Henry Philip “Phil” Wallace, 62, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. A celebration of life service was conducted Thursday, Nov. 1, at Capital City Church of God, Raleigh. Burial followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Zebulon.

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R. NEAL ROWLETT SR.
ZEBULON - Ronald Neal Rowlett Sr., 66, died Tuesday night, Oct. 30, 2007 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. A memorial service was conducted Friday, Nov. 2, at Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell.

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EVERARD L. PERRY
LONGVIEW, Wash. - Everard L. Perry, of Longview, Washington, went home to be with his precious Lord and savior on October 29, 2007. A memorial service will be held in Longview, Washington, at a later date. He was born January 4, 1920 to Wiley and Sally Allen Perry in Louisburg.

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SPORTS

Lady Warriors play today for the state volleyball championship
Lady Warriors play today for the state volleyball championship
LOUISBURG — Louisburg High School picked a perfect time for perfection in its quest for a spot in the Class 1-A State Volleyball Finals.
The Lady Warriors were near-flawless in topping Lakewood 25-11, 25-10, 25-6 in Tuesday’s Eastern Regional Championship in front of a boisterous crowd at the LHS Gymnasium.

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LHS headed to Raleigh for volleyball championships
RALEIGH -- The 32nd edition of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state volleyball championships are slated for today at historic Reynolds Coliseum on the North Carolina State Universtiy campus.
The noon opener of the quadruple header is for the 3-A crown, sending Greenville D.H. Conley (23-4) against West Iredell (27-5), which knocked off perennial state contender West Henderson in Tuesday night’s regional final.

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Tradition tied in for Warriors
Tradition tied in for Warriors
Success and tradition tie through the history of the Louisburg High School volleyball program like a vintage piece of fabric.
Few area teams -- in any sport -- boast this kind of timeless fashion line. The Lady Warriors have won two state championships and qualified for the final eight times, including today’s Class 1-A title matchup against Hendersonville.

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Ragland’s goal sends LHS past Manteo
Ragland’s goal sends LHS past Manteo
LOUISBURG -- Addition by subtraction may have added up to more goals -- and victories -- this season for the Louisburg High School boys soccer squad. Midway through the campaign, LHS head coach Brent Cardwell dismissed three key players -- a move that could have severely hampered the Warriors’ hopes for success down the stretch.

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Wildcats win on the road
REIDSVILLE -- Bunn’s boys soccer fortunes have been on the upswing late in the season. BHS kept the momentum going Wednesday with a 4-3 road victory at Reidsville in the first round of the Class 2-A State Playoffs. The Wildcats will have a herculean task today if they hope to continue in the postseason. At 5 p.m., Bunn will travel to state powerhouse Cardinal Gibbons in West Raleigh.

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LIFESTYLES

Memories of the old tent circus coming to town
Back in my hometown of Angol, Chile, the news of a tent circus coming was one of the biggest excitements I can remember. Going to a circus performance with my family was an event that we could hardly wait for. Even back then, the circus activities were not much different from the circus of today.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Frightfully Fun
Frightfully Fun
ALL HALLOW’S EVE. Costume contest entrant Anterious Williams is the photo subject in front of a pumpkin display. The town’s Arts Alive Committee hosted the pumpkin carving contest and the costume contest in Franklinton.

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Not just “Killin’ Time”: Clint Black to perform at LC
The Louisburg College Auditorium will be home to one of music’s biggest stars on Thursday as Clint Black takes the stage, giving fans an up close and personal glimpse. country music scene in 1989 with his critically acclaimed triple-platinum selling album “Killin’ Time,” has targeted more intimate venues for his recent tour.

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PREP FOOTBALL

BHS Closes With Victory
BHS Closes With Victory
BUNN — Head coach David Howle isn’t quite sure where his Bunn High School football team will be seeded for the Class 2-A State Football Playoffs. But Howle knows this -- the Wildcats appear to be rounding into postseason form following a 42-6 home victory over Warren County Friday night.

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LHS Wraps Up Best-Ever Regular Season
LOUISBURG -- Of the successful campaigns in Louisburg High School football history, none can top this one. Not after LHS wrapped up regular season action with a school-best 10-1 mark following a shutout victory Friday at home against the Gates County Red Barons.

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SV Ends FHS’ Season
SV Ends FHS’ Season
HENDERSON -- Having gotten the better of the season series with Franklinton in recent years, it was hard for Southern Vance fans not to look at Friday night’s Senior Night clash with the Red Rams as little more than a dress rehearsal for the State 2-A Playoffs that start next week.
The defense didn’t miss any cues, piling up seven interceptions while returning one for a score and the offense was good enough to get all the understudies a little work in a 41-14 victory.

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