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Showing 37 articles from December 11, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Jury picked
Jury picked
Attorneys seated a jury earlier this week, and prosecutors were expected to be in the crux of their case against a Louisburg man charged with killing a Bunn teenager in 2005.
On Monday afternoon, prosecutors and defense attorney Boyd Sturges began selecting a jury that will determine the guilt or innocence of Antione Perry.
The now 22-year-old is on trial for the first-degree murder of Marc Philippeaux.

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The heat is on — 13 shopping days to go
SHOPPING IN THE SUNSHINE. Ashleigh Hale is out in short sleeves and sunglasses while Christmas shopping this week.
The heat is on — 13 shopping days to go
It might be close to Christmas, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it when it comes to temperatures.
A warming trend that started Monday was expected to keep thermostats hitting just more than 80 degrees through today, with end-of-week predictions reaching toward 70 Thursday and 60 Friday.

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What’s up with Wal-Mart?
Ground breaking for a Wal-Mart supercenter originally planned for this fall has been pushed back to late spring 2008.
Developers say the project still has the green light, though.
“It’s going to happen,” said Dr. Phil Goodson, who assembled the land deal and took the project to GFD Development in Cary.
“It’s just been delayed by Wal-Mart.

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PARADE OF CHEERS
Angel Johnson, left, and Dawn Davis enjoy the floats that went by Saturday during Bunn’s Christmas parade.
PARADE OF CHEERS

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OBITUARIES

MARTHA M. HARRIS
YOUNGSVILLE - Peggy Louvenia “Martha” Merritt Harris, 71, died Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2007 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 10, at South Main Street Baptist Chapel, Wake Forest. Burial followed in the Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

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JOHNNIE A. CLARK
YOUNGSVILLE - Johnnie Atmoore Clark, 70, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Harris Chapel Baptist Church cemetery.

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ELIJAH JEFFERSON JR.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Elijah Jefferson Jr., 57, who died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Gillfield Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thomas Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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JULIA C. DIXON
KNIGHTDALE - Julia (also known as Julie and Judy) Capell Dixon died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007 at Rex Hospital. A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Dec. 11, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, Knightdale, with the Rev. Alan Moody and the Rev. Jay Tilley officiating. Burial followed at her father’s side at Maple Springs Baptist Church, Louisburg.

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GAIL W. WHITE
RALEIGH - Gale Watkins White, 55, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 at Rex Healthcare. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 9, at Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church, Raleigh. Burial followed in the Watkins family cemetery.

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FELICIA M. BUMPERS
HENDERSON - Felicia Marie Bumpers, 31, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007 at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 9, at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Samuel Tunstall officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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WILLIE MAE H. HAYES
FRANKLINTON - Willie Mae Harris Hayes, 95, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 8, at Union Grove Baptist Church in Youngsville, with the Rev. Samuel T. Tunstall officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Franklinton.

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LOUISE E. PASSMORE
LOUISBURG - Louise Egerton Passmore, 101, died Monday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2007. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Earl Dulaney officiating.

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GLADYS P. WHITE
WAKE FOREST - Gladys Hicks Perry White, 93, died Monday morning, Dec. 10, 2007 at Rex Health Care. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 12) at Beulah Christian Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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YVETTE A. FITZGERALD
APEX - Yvette A. Fitzgerald, 85, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 3008 Old Raleigh Rd., Apex. She was born in Maseau, Canada, to Ernest and Alina Allie.

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ALBERT “SNAG” COLEY
CASTALIA - Funeral services for Albert “Snag” Coley, 82, who died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Linda Tayborn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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ROBIN H. WHITTEN
RALEIGH - Robin Harris Whitten, 45, formerly of Franklin County, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Bryan-Lee Funeral Home chapel, Wake Forest Road, Raleigh.

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WESLEY “HOSSFLY” ALLEN
LOUISBURG - Wesley “Hossfly” Allen died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007. Arrangements by Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Wake Forest.

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MARIE J. LEONARD, October 24, 1925 – December 10, 2007
WENDELL - Minnie Marie Jones Leonard, 82, of Wendell, died peacefully Monday evening in Rex Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Atkin Jones; brothers, W. H. Smith and Thomas Smith; and her sisters, Edna Mason and Mildred Beckham. She attended Louisburg College and was a member of Cedar Rock First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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SPORTS

Not “PREP”-ared
Not “PREP”-ared
LOUISBURG -- Rocky Mount Prep encountered an enormous amount of pressure during a visit to Louisburg for a pair of non-conference basketball matchups Monday.
And all of that pressure came from the Louisburg defense -- in both varsity contest.
Utilizing a full-court press, the Warriors and Lady Warriors were able to score a convincing sweep of their foes from Nash County.

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Wildcats drop pair vs. ‘Birds
STANHOPE - Tradition-rich Bunn may be off to a slow start, but Southern Nash head coach Robbie Kennedy isn’t offering any apologies for last Friday’s 55-49 home decision over the Wildcats.
“Anytime you beat Bunn, it’s a good win,’’ Kennedy said. “They are a very scrappy team. They come out and play hard.’’

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LC’s men win against Surry
DOBSON - Five players scored in double figures as Louisburg College closed out the first half of its men’s basketball campaign with a 96-84 decision last Saturday at Region X rival Surry Community College.
The Hurricanes, coached by Aaron Denton, improved to 10-2 overall and 3-0 in league action.

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It’s over: Johnson gets ball
It’s over: Johnson gets ball
Win with grace, lose with dignity.
That’s what I was taught during my younger days. Which was kind of funny, considering my youth league coaches often got ejected from games.
Or there was my elementary school basketball coach, who blatantly cheated in an attempt to change the outcome of a contest that we’ve long since forgotten about. But the memory of him doing that will remain with me forever.

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High School Grid Scores
CHAPEL HILL - Here is the final results for last Saturday’s North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Championship Football Playoff Games:

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NORTH CAROLINA SHRINE ROSTER
NORTH CAROLINA SHRINE ROSTER
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Listed is the North Carolina roster for this Saturday’s Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas Football Game, scheduled for 1 p.m. at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford University:

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LHS picks up three mat victories
LHS picks up three mat victories
LOUISBURG - The Louisburg Warriors won three times and lost once while holding a series of home meets in prep wrestling action last Friday at the Edward Best Elementary School Gymnasium.
One of the highlights for LHS came against traditional power North Johnston, as the Warriors came away with a 43-42 victory.

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LC wins three matchups on road
LC wins three matchups on road
BALTIMORE - Louisburg College went into Christmas Break on a strong note by collecting a trio of victories last weekend at the Charm City Women’s Basketball Classic.
The Lady Hurricanes, who have only been defeated once this season, topped Globe Tech (68-58), TCI (81-35) and Baltimore City (88-34).

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FRANKLIN COUNTY RECREATION REPORT
LOUISBURG - Listed are early-season results from the Louisburg Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Basketball League:

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LIFESTYLES

Christmas Movie Trivia
(MS) — How much do you know about your favorite yuletide movies and television specials? See how many answers you can guess correctly.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Nyla Scarborough is Miss Nu Epsilon
Nyla Scarborough, a native of Durham, was crowned Miss Nu Epsilon Chapter 2008 on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Miss Nu Epsilon Cotillion of Alpha Pi Chi Sorority Inc. conducted at Louisburg United Methodist Church.

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Two new members join Angus Association
Micah Dorsey and Silas Dorsey of Louisburg are new junior members of the American Angus Association®, reports John Crouch, executive vice president of the national organization.

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Looking for a glass slipper?
The Cinderella Scholarship Pageant announces its upcoming preliminary on Jan. 2 at Louisburg College.
The Cinderella Scholarship Pageant is new to the North Wake County area. However, the system has been around since 1976. Heather Fergeson is a new director with the pageant.

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Faces on Parade
Faces on Parade

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Peoples tops in supervising
Al Peoples, director of Environmental Health for the Franklin County Health Department, was recently honored by being named the North Carolina Environmental Health Supervisor of The Year by the North Carolina Environmental Health Supervisor’s Association.

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Library offers shuttle service during lot repair
The central library of the Franklin County Library at 906 N. Main St., Louisburg, will close its parking lot Dec. 12 for repair and maintenance.

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Still NO BURNING
The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources continues to enforce a burning ban, which involves Franklin County.

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Tar River Land Conservancy shares in federal grant
Tar River Land Conservancy, along with nine other land trusts, has been awarded a $252,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration to help preserve land along 560 miles of North Carolina’s most treasured scenic highways. The preservation effort will focus on 27 scenic byways – more than half of the scenic byways in the state – in 37 North Carolina counties from the mountains to the coast.

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 12-12-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 12-12-2007
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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