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Showing 25 articles from January 8, 2008.

FRONT PAGE

Funeral, bond PR firm OK’d
DEBATING THE ISSUES. Interim County Manager Angela Harris, second from right, and commissioners, Bob Winters, Penny McGhee-Young, Robert Lee Swanson and Lyn Buffaloe.
Funeral, bond PR firm OK’d
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners agreed to pull nearly $8,000 from its reserves to help a family pay to bury a man killed in a traffic accident involving a sheriff’s deputy.
Marcus Coppedge died the evening of Dec. 31 when he was hit by Deputy Crystal Mitchell as he crossed U.S. Highway 39 in Ingleside.

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County will share in half cost of bond education
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners agreed to meet the School Board halfway, sharing in the cost to produce an informational campaign regarding a $53-million school bond.
A subcommittee of school board members and commissioners have discussed ways of spreading word of the bond, and the school board decided that Gazella Communications is the best option to get the message out.

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Armed robber hits Arch Aluminum
YOUNGSVILLE — Police are looking for suspects who entered a Youngsville industrial plant and robbed employees at gunpoint.
According to a report by Officer G. Farmer, three suspects wearing black ski masks entered a side door at Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc. at about 10:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Agriculture Census is in the mail
Franklin County farmers will soon have the chance to make their voices heard and help shape the future of agriculture for years to come.
The opportunity will come to their mailboxes in the form of the 2007 Census of Agriculture.

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Novozymes North America welcomes new site president
Novozymes North America welcomes new site president
Thomas Nagy had a few tips for Lars Hansen — 10 of them, to be exact, from the American Chamber of Commerce on how to work with Americans.
Just the idea of such a list was enough to prompt the majority-American reception crowd at Denmark-based Novozymes North America into laughter as workers gathered Friday to welcome the new site president to Franklinton.

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OBITUARIES

HORACE “BILL” WILLIAMS JR.
LA CROSSE, Va. - Horace “Bill” Williams Jr., 84, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 in Community Memorial Health Center. A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, Jan. 2, in La Crosse Cemetery with military and law enforcement honors.

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JUDITH ANN ELLIOTT
LOUISBURG - Judith Ann Elliott, 63, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008 at her home. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

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LINDA C. MEDLIN
BUNN - Linda Carol Medlin, 56, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 at Nash General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the chapel of Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, Louisburg, with the Rev. Bobby Murrell officiating. Entombment followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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HENRY G. HAUBOLD
NORLINA - Henry George Haubold, 77, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 7, at Grace Baptist Church, Louisburg, with the Rev. Wes Baily and Dr. James Earls officiating. Burial followed in the Wise Baptist Church cemetery.

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LEON C. SMITH
FRANKLINTON - Leon Clifford Smith, 76, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 5, at First Baptist Church in Franklinton, with the Rev. Diane Dozier officiating. The Rev. André Johnson gave the eulogy. Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton.

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WILLIE S. KEARNEY
FRANKLINTON - Willie Salathel Kearney, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008 at his home in Franklinton. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 5, at New Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Louisburg, with the Rev. Jamil Crosson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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PHILLIP R. BUNN JR.
ZEBULON - Phillip Roosevelt Bunn Jr., 49, died suddenly Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 at his home. A memorial service was conducted Sunday, Jan. 6, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel in Knightdale, with Jim Gillespie and the Rev. Earl Roach officiating. Private inurnment took place in the Bunn family cemetery.

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LUTHER E. STRUM
ASTALIA - Luther E. Strum, 76, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008. A graveside service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 9) in the Strum family cemetery, Castalia. Arrangements by Johnson Funeral and Cremations, Rocky Mount.

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LEROY SMITH
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Leroy Smith, 67, who died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, will be conducted at noon on Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Paul Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Jerrod Lowery officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedar Street Cemetery.

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SPORTS

LATE CHARGERS
LATE CHARGERS
LOUISBURG - After the game had come to its stirring conclusion, Louisburg High School girls basketball coach James Collier confronted respected Weldon mentor Grady Williams.
Collier simply wanted to know where Williams was keeping his horseshoe, as it appeared like Weldon had a little bit of good fortune on its side down the stretch.

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Southern snares 2 from BHS
Southern snares 2 from BHS
BUNN -- There’s a reason Southern Vance is considered one of the teams to beat this winter in the Northern Carolina Conference boys basketball standings.
Even if the Runnin’ Raiders were off to an 0-5 non-league start -- in part because Southern Vance got things going late because of the school’s Final Four appearance in the Class 2-AA State Playoffs.

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Dominant Grid Warriors Rewarded
Dominant Grid Warriors Rewarded
LOUISBURG -- Potency on both sides of the ball sparked Louisburg High to its best-ever season on the gridiron in 2007.
On offense, LHS had a record-setting, one-two backfield tandem in Greg Small and Hakeem Strickland, both of whom piled up yardage behind a strong offensive line.

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Bunn duo competes in contest
Bunn duo competes in contest
For Bunn’s David Howle and Brandon Barnes, the best part of the inaugural Under Armour All-American High School Football Game wasn’t necessarily the contest itself.
“What I’ll remember was the week of practice,’’ said Howle, who served as an assistant coach for the Silver Team. “Just meeting coaches from across the country was great -- I made a lot of friendships.

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Holloman picks up No. 498
Holloman picks up No. 498
SHALLOTTE -- Head coach Mike Holloman picked up his 498th career victory last Saturday as the Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes rolled to a 100-42 decision on the road against Brunswick Community College in a Region X women’s basketball matchup.
Holloman sought No. 499 Tuesday at home against Lenoir CC. If the Lady Hurricanes won that contest, Holloman would go for his milestone Saturday at 1 p.m. against long-time rival Walters State at historic Holton Gymnasium on the LC campus.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Biotechnology classes start at VGCC-FC
Classes to train area residents for jobs in the growing biotechnology manufacturing field will be held on weekdays, evenings and on Saturdays, beginning this month at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus.

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HONORS
The following Franklin County students have been named to the Louisburg College honor list or dean’s list for the fall 2007 semester. Full-time students having a grade-point average of 3.50 to 4.00 are eligible for the dean’s list, and students with a grade-point average of 3.00 to 3.49 are recognized on the honor list.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

TDA approves 2 requests
TDA approves 2 requests
The county’s Tourism Development Authority recommended the county support local farmers and a local college.
The authority, on Monday, decided to award a $16,000 grant to the Cooperative Extension Agency to support its Franklin County Farm Foods and Craft Tour in May.

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Federal tax forms are in the mail
With millions of tax packages beginning to arrive in mailboxes this week, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to watch for commonly overlooked tax credits and late tax law changes that could affect their tax returns.

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POLICE REPORTS
Three Henderson men await a February court date after officers arrested them for speeding down the town’s major highway.
According to a report by Officer Terry Pearce, he was on patrol on U.S. Highway 1 in the early morning hours of Jan. 1 when he saw headlights approaching fast in the northbound lane.

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 1-9-2008
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 1-9-2008
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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