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Showing 42 articles from December 7, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Marc Philippeaux: murder trial begins Monday
PERRY
Marc Philippeaux: murder trial begins Monday
The case against one of three men charged with killing a Bunn teenager in January 2005 is slated for a jury trial on Monday.
Antione Perry, 22, Elliott Hazelwood, 28, and Charles Mayo, 22, were arrested the evening of Jan. 16, 2005 shortly after investigators allege the trio was responsible for firing an assault rifle into a crowd, killing Marc Philippeaux.

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Police remain silent on future of officer in 90-mph pursuit
While a State Highway Patrol investigation concluded this week and recommends that no charges be filed in a high-speed chase that killed three, an internal investigation that could determine the future of an officer involved remains unsettled. Both investigations began following a pursuit that began the afternoon of Dec. 1, when Franklinton Officer Michael Dunlap witnessed a 1988 Pontiac speed through an intersection in the wrong lane.

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Green puts moratorium on county chases
A fatal crash that ended a police pursuit last weekend has prompted the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to suspend chases. And law enforcement agencies across the county are reviewing policy. “I met with my command staff and attorney and we have come out (Thursday) with a moratorium on chases,” said Franklin County Sheriff Pat Green.

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Christmas delight at night
Christmas delight at night
FRANKLINTON’S FA-LA-LA-LA-LA FESTIVITIES. Out-going Mayor Jenny Edwards and Mayor-elect Elic Senter share some laughs as they watch Franklinton’s nighttime Christmas parade go by on Thursday.

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Swanson named Board of Commissioners chairman; McGhee-Young is vice chairman
Commissioner Robert Lee Swanson, center, grabs hold of the gavel as he is selected chairman of the county Board of Commissioners. Outgoing Chairman Lyn Buffaloe, left, and County Manager Chris Coudriet, right, look on.
Swanson named Board of Commissioners chairman; McGhee-Young is vice chairman
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners chose an old hand and some new blood for leadership this year. Robert Lee Swanson, serving his 27th year on the board, was elected Monday night as chairman of the board for the eighth time — probably a county record. Penny McGhee-Young, in her first full year as commissioner, was elected as vice chairman.

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OBITUARIES

DONALD G. BURGESS
ZEBULON - Donald Gill Burgess, 61, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007. Services will be conducted today (Saturday, Dec. 8) at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. A visitation with the family is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the services will begin at 2 p.m.

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DONALD JOSEPH BATES
LOUISBURG, NC - Donald Joseph Bates, 81, of 213 Hidden Forest Road, died Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at Wake Medical Center. He was born in Tupper Lake, NY, the son of the late Arthur and Alice Girard Bates, and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Europe during WWII. Services were held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, December 7, 2007 at Leah’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

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EVA M. ANDERSON
LAKE ROYALE - Eva Marie Anderson, 86, passed at her home on Tuesday morning. Born in Johnsonburg, PA, to the late Andrew and Stella Mrofchinski, she moved to Cary in 1973 and was employed at NC DMV. Eva is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Clarence (Fritz) Anderson, who became her faithful, devoted and patient caregiver during her years of declining health.

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JAMMIE C. WHITE
CHARLOTTE - Jammie C. White of Charlotte died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007 at the Brian Center in Charlotte. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Saints’ Delight United Church of Christ, Louisburg. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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LEONARD R. CUPP
LOUISBURG - Leonard R. Cupp, 85, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007. Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.

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LOUISE L. PRIDGEN
FRANKLINTON - Louise Layton Pridgen, 95, died Thursday evening, Dec. 6, 2007, at Louisburg Nursing Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in the chapel of Franklin Funeral Service, Franklinton, with the Rev. Clyde Waiden presiding. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. No public visitation is planned.

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THEORA E. HOLDER
LOUISBURG - Theora E. Holder, 53, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Dec. 8) in ACM Chapel - Chappell’s Funeral Home, Garner.

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WILLIE MAE HAYES
FRANKLINTON - Willie Mae Hayes, 95, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Dec. 8) at Union Grove Baptist Church, Youngsville. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

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ZALENE CAVINESS
RALEIGH - Zalene Caviness, 86, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007 at Rex Healthcare. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Dec. 8) at Fellowship Baptist Church, Raleigh. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

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SPORTS

A Matta of Fact<br>LHS’ boys fall, girls win when Mattamuskeet comes to town
A Matta of Fact
LHS’ boys fall, girls win when Mattamuskeet comes to town
LOUISBURG — Louisburg High School girls basketball coach James Collier knew graduated star point guard Keisha Hartsfield couldn’t be replaced with just one player.
So Collier is trying the next alternative.
During Tuesday’s season-opening home victory over Mattamuskeet, Collier and the Lady Warriors utilized both Tierra Hicks and Juana DeLeon at the point -- with successful results.

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Wildcats edged by Warriors
BUNN -- Even though his team is off to an 0-2 start, Bunn High boys basketball coach Gerald Melton is hardly discouraged at this early stage in the season. “We had five starters graduate and have only one experienced player back,’’ Melton said. “And we are playing a very tough non-conference schedule.

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LHS ‘pins’ hopes on tie-break to take down S. Nash
LHS ‘pins’ hopes on tie-break to take down S. Nash
LOUISBURG — They didn’t know it at the time, but an early attention to detail from the Louisburg High wrestlers would pay long-term dividends during a home match Wednesday against Southern Nash. The squads battled to a tie through regulation, meaning criteria would be used to determine a winner.

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Holloman has date with 500
Holloman has date with 500
Six victories away, and counting.
Louisburg College women’s basketball coach Mike Holloman has always shied away from any personal notoriety, though he has always been happy to publicize the overall success of his Lady Hurricanes’ program.
But along with that success comes conquest, and Holloman has picked up plenty of victories during his career at LC.

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Red Rams win over Durham Arts
DURHAM -- Franklinton High went on the road Thursday night and came away with a 57-24 victory at Durham School of Arts in a prep wrestling matchup at the historic DSA Gymnasium. The Red Rams improved to 4-7 overall with the clutch conquest.

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LIFESTYLES

Goodbye to Maria, and hello to Nuntakan
Do you remember reading in an April issue of The Franklin Times about a Louisburg High School exchange student by the name of Maria Pezzotti from Colombia? Well, believe it or not, she left this past Monday for her native land after spending a whole year in Louisburg. As we say goodbye to Maria, we also welcome to our community Nuntakan (Pear) Piyasirisingha, who recently arrived from Thailand. She also is hosted by Betty Conklin through American Scholastic Associates International (ASAI).

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NOT OVER YET
NOT OVER YET
Don’t start yawning, there are two more Franklin County parades to go. The Bunn parade is Dec. 8 at 10 a.m., and the Alert parade is Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. This young float rider was spotted a bit sleepy-headed in the Youngsville Christmas Parade on Dec. 1.

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NEW YOUNGSVILLE MURAL
NEW YOUNGSVILLE MURAL
The fourth in a series of murals for Youngsville has been completed. The Downtown Youngsville Revitalization Committee decided three years ago to make art a part of the revitalization of Youngsville. The first project was to repaint the faded Coca Cola sign at the corner of Main and Cross streets in muted colors to give an antique look.

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FRUIT OF LABOR
FRUIT OF LABOR
Betty Jo Redmond shows off a pineapple grown from the top of a cut pineapple. It has taken her about five years of careful attention and a lot of patience, but the plant has finally produced fruit.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Night Moves: Topless club in Franklinton topples
Night Moves: Topless club in Franklinton topples
FRANKLINTON — Developers tore down an eyesore that for years served as a de facto town entrance that commissioners and residents despised. The demolition of Night Moves on Thursday was part of a development plan that officials and economic development staff figure will be a key to the town’s financial renaissance.

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MAKINGS OF GOOD READERS
MAKINGS OF GOOD READERS
Alitha Palich, left, Louisburg Rotary Club president; Holt Kornegay, center, Franklin County Library director, and Dr. Bert L’Homme, Franklin County United Way president, express the importance of dictionaries to third-graders at Louisburg Elementary School this week.

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Bring in a can of food; get break on library fines
The Franklin County Libraries will exchange $1 of amnesty toward patron fines for a can of food during the week prior to the Christmas holiday. The food collected by the libraries will be distributed by Care and Share. Amnesty will apply to existing fines only and will not offset fines yet to be incurred.

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DONATION FOR SAFE SPACE
DONATION FOR SAFE SPACE
Members of the Bunn High School Student Council present Safe Space Inc. with a check for $1,332 in honor of former student Elvira Hernandez who was shot and killed by her boyfriend in May.

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 12-8-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 12-8-2007
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist. Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline. Here are a few guidelines that may help you submit the funniest line...

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 12-5-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 12-5-2007
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist.
Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline.
Here are a few guidelines that may help you submit the funniest line...

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 12-1-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 12-1-2007
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist.
Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline.
Here are a few guidelines that may help you submit the funniest line...

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-28-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-28-2007
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist. Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline. Here are a few guidelines that may help you submit the funniest line...

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-24-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-24-2007
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist. Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline. Here are a few guidelines that may help you submit the funniest line...

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-21-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-21-2007
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist. Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline. Here are a few guidelines that may help you submit the funniest line...

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-17-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-17-2007
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist. Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline. Here are a few guidelines that may help you submit the funniest line...

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-14-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-14-2007

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-10-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-10-2007

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-07-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-07-2007
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist. Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline.

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-3-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 11-3-2007
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist. Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline.

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 10-31-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 10-31-2007
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist. Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline.

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 10-27-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 10-27-2007
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist. Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline.

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 10-24-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 10-24-2007
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist. Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline.

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