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January 4, 2008.
RECREATING THE SCENE. An accident reconstruction team from the state Highway Patrol has been on the scene of an accident at least twice this week to investigate a fatal accident where a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy killed a pedestrian.
The family and friends of a Louisburg man killed in a car accident involving a Franklin County deputy will lay him to rest today, while investigators continue to piece together details.
Preliminarily, Sheriff Pat Green said he believes Deputy Crystal Mitchell was speeding in the 45-mph zone at the time of the accident.
Franklin County’s new health director began work this week focusing on building the teamwork necessary to continue the department’s successes and meet the needs of the future.
Eric Ireland comes to Franklin County after 19 years as a public health preparedness manager for the Guilford County Department of Public Health.
Franklin County commissioners could set two clear paths at their meeting Monday night: how they handle policy and procedure and how they move forward with educating the public about a $53-million school bond.
The board has scheduled a 5 p.m. workshop — two hours before the start of the regularly scheduled meeting — to discuss policy and procedure.
Long Mill Elementary School, above, continues to be ahead of construction schedules for its planned opening for the 2008-09 school year. The Board of Education is continuing to develop attendance boundaries for the school, which is off Bert Winston Road. Students who could be affected in the redrawing of boundaries are those now attending Franklinton Elementary, Youngsville Elementary and perhaps Royal Elementary. The school capacity will be 650, and as many as 550 students could be reassigned from other schools, according to Assistant Superintendent of Auxiliary Services Tommy Piper.
LOUISBURG - Peyton James “Sonny” Brown Jr., 80, died Monday night, Dec. 31, 2007. A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Jan. 5) at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Earl Dulaney officiating.
Mrs. Jewel Clark Bartholomew, 99, died Thursday, January 3, 2008 at Franklin Regional Medical Center.
CASTALIA - Wallace Ray Colbert, 73, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2008. A graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Red Bud Baptist Church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Funeral services for Bernard Watson, 50, who died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, were conducted Thursday, Jan. 3, at Manasseh Baptist Church, with Rev. Yarborough officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE - Henry Carl Mitchell died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008. A memorial service was conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Unity Baptist Church, Franklinton.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Marcus Antonio Coppedge, 23, who died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, will be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Saturday, Jan. 5) at the Louisburg High School Auditorium, with the Rev. Sylvester White officiating. Burial will follow in the Haywood Baptist Church cemetery.
RALEIGH - Fred William “Bill” Long, 79, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
DURHAM - Arthur Allen McDonald Jr., 88, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec. 31, in the chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, with the Rev. Jim Bell officiating. Burial followed in Maplewood Cemetery.
RALEIGH - Gay Eppenbach Purvine, 65, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 at her home. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the chapel of the Cremation Society of the Carolinas, 2205 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, with Father James of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church of Raleigh officiating. A second memorial service and interment will be conducted in Andes, N.Y., in early summer 2008.
CLAYTON - Jo Anne Groutt Tomko, 76, died Dec. 28, 2007. A memorial service was conducted Monday, Dec. 31, at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton.
ZEBULON - Effie Wrenn Mitchner, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec. 31, at Massey Funeral Home in Zebulon. Burial was in Oakland Heights Cemetery in Smithfield.
ZEBULON - James Edward “Ed” Hollingsworth Sr., 88, died Thursday morning, Dec. 27, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted today (Saturday, Jan. 5), at the Wakefield Central Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Zebulon Cemetery with military honors.
FRANKLINTON - Leon C. Smith, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today (Saturday, Jan. 5) at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home.
FRANKLINTON - Brenda R. Prince, 57, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton.
SPRING HOPE - Ferrell Eugene Burnette, 74, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 in Louisburg Nursing Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Duke Memorial Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jack Edge officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
BUNN - Franklinton and Bunn were Fit to be Split during Wednesday’s early-season Northern Carolina Conference basketball showdowns at the Bunn Dome.
Playoff berths are often sewn up by strong starts in league action, so these games were a point of emphasis for both host BHS and Franklinton -- even though each squad had played only one NCC contest coming in.
SWAN QUARTER -- Louisburg High made its longest road trip of the season Wednesday, and the drive would be well worth it.
LHS’ boys avenged an earlier-season defeat against host Mattamuskeet in Hyde County, while the Lady Warriors remained unbeaten with yet another convincing conquest.
ROCKY MOUNT -- Ryan Kitchen felt plenty of heat before his final match -- the outcome of which was going to determine the winner of a team wrestling meet Thursday between Kitchen’s Nash Central Bulldogs and visiting Louisburg.
Kitchen, a veteran in the 152-pound weight class, showed savvy under pressure, scoring a 10-1 decision over LHS’ Mohamed Camara.
He’s calling it ‘The Carey Slam’.
More like The Carey Sham.
Or maybe The Carey Scam.
Thanks to a 5-3 deficit in games that we picked differently, I have temporarily lost the beloved old-school stapler -- Old Ironside(s) -- to Carey Johnson in the annual Franklin Times Bowl Picks Contest.
RALEIGH -- The Carolina Hurricanes will host Teacher Appreciation Night, presented by RBC Centura, on Jan. 10, as the team hosts the New Jersey Devils for a 7 p.m. matchup.
All North Carolina education professionals are invited to take advantage of a special teacher appreciation rate for tickets to the game. Teachers and school administrators may purchase lower-level tickets for $25 and upper-level tickets for $15 at the Time Warner Cable Box Office at the RBC Center with valid school identifications.
LOUISBURG -- Listed are the latest results from the Louisburg Parks and Recreation Department’s basketball leagues:
High School Basketball
Northampton West at Louisburg 6 p.m.
Roanoke Rapids at Bunn 6 p.m.
Franklinton at Warren County 6 p.m.
In many foreign countries, Santa Claus is not the only one who makes children happy during the holiday season. The celebration of the Three Wise Men (Los Tres Reyes Magos) in countries like Spain and Mexico, to name two, is widespread among many families.
It is a beautiful tradition where Melchor, Caspar, and Baltasar (names given in Spain) bring Christmas presents to the children who have been good throughout the year. Christmas in Spain will last, for the little ones, until Jan. 6.
Franklin Regional Medical Center recently honored its employees with service awards. At right, top photo, are five-year service award winners from left, front: Mamie Patterson, Annetta Henderson, P.J. Parker, Sharen Taylor, Ann Marie Hogan, Charlotte Hill; back, Chuck Gavazzi, Joy Hicks, Lisa Mosney, Ricky Robbins, Budd Radovich, Edmond Schatzle. Given five-year awards but not pictured are: Robin Henderson, Angela Perry, Richard Collins, Angelia Arrington, Carolyn Tharrington, Wilma Flickinger, Paris Wilcox.
Novozymes employees recently celebrated more than 630 years of service.
Forty-five Novozymes employees and their spouses were honored for their years of service to the company at a dinner at The Wakefield Tournament Players Club.
Thanks to recent rainfall, Franklin County lifted its open burning ban on Jan. 2 at 5 p.m. in concert with the lifting of the state’s burn ban.
In early December, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners adopted an open burning ban ordinance because of the diminished ability to fight fires due to the water shortage.
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