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Showing 24 articles from January 15, 2008.

FRONT PAGE

Courtroom a-tie-er
ADDING TO THE DECOR. Bailiff Fred Wheeler places a sign outside Franklin County District Court this week at the request of Judge S. Quon Bridges. Bridges has made a point of improving behavior and dress when he’s holding court.
Courtroom a-tie-er
District Court Judge S. Quon Bridges is working to end a slide in courtroom decorum that has ended — most notably ­— with pants sagging below the waist.
Bridges, appointed in September and bringing 26 years of courtroom experience with him, said he’s seen the respect for the courthouse and the courtroom decrease to the point of people showing up in court with pants low enough to show off their underwear.

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Holloman Reaches 500
Holloman Reaches 500
Mike Holloman can’t even remember his first victory as the Louisburg College women’s basketball coach.
But he’ll never forget what happened last Saturday at Holton Gymnasium on the LC campus.
Holloman picked up his 500th career decision as the Lady Hurricanes defeated long-time rival Walters State Community College 75-56.

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FRMC poll shows relocation support
Proponents and opponents of a proposal to relocate Franklin Regional Medical Center will have an opportunity to express their opinion this afternoon.
And according to a hospital public polling of Franklin County residents, FRMC staff say the majority of residents support the relocation.

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OBITUARIES

ADA D. DEMENT
FRANKLINTON - Ada Frances Dickerson Dement “Nannie,” 92, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Union View Baptist Church in Franklinton. Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery.

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JOSEPH A. PATTERSON
LOUISBURG - Joseph Allen Patterson, 64, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 at his home.

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WILL J. GUPTON SR.
LOUISBURG - Will Johnson Gupton, 96, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Sandy Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in Red Bud Baptist Church cemetery.

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LAQUAN M. EVANS
ROCKY MOUNT - Funeral services for Laquan Mykel Evans, 21, who died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 16) at LifeLine Outreach Ministries, with the Rev. Barbara Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Mary Helen Jones cemetery.

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JERRY LEE SOLOMON
FRANKLINTON - Jerry Lee Solomon, 60, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 at Rex Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 19, at Capital Funeral Home in Raleigh. Friends are welcome to visit family from 2 to 4 p.m.

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RICHARD E. FRYE
WAKE FOREST - Richard Etheridge “Dick” Frye, 93, died Saturday morning, Jan. 12, 2008 at Wake Medical Center. A memorial service honoring his life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home.

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ALBA LUZ CASTELLON
YOUNGSVILLE - Alba Luz Castellon, 60, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at Capital Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raleigh. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 12, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, with the Rev. Gerson Torres officiating. Burial followed in the Wake Forest Cemetery.

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DOUGLAS PITTMAN
LOUISBURG - Douglas Pittman, 61, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. A celebration of life was conducted Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Carolina Pines Baptist Church, Raleigh, with the Rev. Horace Hamm officiating.

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J. WESLEY HUNT
September 21, 1966 – January 14, 2008
LOUISBURG – James Wesley Hunt, 41, of 136 Pete Smith Rd., died Monday morning.
Wesley was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and worked for Wake County Public Schools.

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LEONARD H. ASKEW
KITTRELL - Leonard H. Askew, 77, of Kittrell, died Tuesday, January 15, 2008, in Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the chapel of Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, with the Rev. Clyde Waiden Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Askew family cemetery.

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MARY JO MORGAN
April 25, 1947 – January 13, 2008
LOUISBURG – Mary Jo Morgan, 60, of 4264 Hwy. 56 E., died Sunday afternoon.
Mary Jo was the daughter of the late Ila Mae and Russell Clayton Wood and a native of Franklin County.

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SPORTS

Milestone Mike
Milestone Mike
LOUISBURG - Back in 1993, Dave Kragel and his Walters State Lady Senators invaded Holton Gymnasium and handed Mike Holloman the first home loss of his career as the Louisburg College women’s basketball coach.
Granted, it was five years after Holloman took over the job, but the successful skipper always remembered the feeling he had that day, walking off the court after a rare defeat.

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A Shooting Swoon
A Shooting Swoon
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton’s players could have competed with their wallets in pockets last Friday, and it wouldn’t have made a difference.
The Red Rams simply couldn’t buy a basket during a crucial home matchup against Northern Carolina Conference foe Southern Vance.
Cold-shooting Franklinton would be unable to match buckets with the Runnin’ Raiders, who ran away in the second half en route to claiming a 54-34 decision in front of a packed house at the FHS Gymnasium.

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Warriors honored in TRAC
Warriors honored in TRAC
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School’s boys soccer dominance last fall was rewarded with seven sports on the All-Tar Roanoke Athletic Conference squad.
LHS, guided by Brent Cardwell, went 4-0 in league play and outscored opponents by a 39-4 margin. LHS finished ranked 15th in the last Class 1-A State Boys Soccer Poll.

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Hurricanes pick pair of victories
LOUISBURG -- After taking one month off for Christmas break, the Louisburg College men’s basketball team returned to the hardwood with a fury last weekend at Holton Gymnasium.
Taking on a pair of Region X foes, the Hurricanes rolled to victories over Denmark Tech (84-66 last Friday) and the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie (82-67 last Saturday).

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NE tops Louisburg boys
LEGGETT -- North Edgecombe proved to be as good as advertised when the Warriors entertained Louisburg High last Friday in a key boys basketball matchup in the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference.
NE collected 25 points in the first quarter and went on to defeat Louisburg by a 56-34 margin.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

HONORS
Jemonde Taylor was recently elected and installed as student body president at General Theological Seminary in New York City. In addition to his presidential duties, he works with the youth and homeless in the area. He spends one night per week in a homeless shelter.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Byrns elected president of United Way board of directors
Byrns elected president of United Way board of directors
The United Way of Franklin County board of directors has elected Dale Byrns, Franklin County Schools, as its 2008 president.
Kevin Potter, Novozymes North America, was elected vice president.
Debra Poleo, William Shelton Associates, was re-elected as treasurer, and Patricia Johnston, United Way of Franklin County executive director, will serve as the board secretary.

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Male mentoring program at VGCC helps lift up students
A recent bowling outing by a group of local men was not just fun and games. It was a key component of Vance-Granville Community College’s male minority mentoring program.
The Male Mentoring Program, also called M2, is designed to assist first-year ethnically diverse students in acquiring the confidence, resources and skills needed to succeed academically and socially at Vance-Granville.

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NURSES READY TO GO TO WORK
NURSES READY TO GO TO WORK
Vance-Granville Community College recently had a combined graduation and pinning ceremony for students who completed the certified nursing assistant (or Nurse Aide) I and II programs at the main campus and at Kittrell Job Corps Center. The 49 graduates were honored in ceremonies on Dec. 10 and Dec. 12 at the main campus. These graduates are now eligible to take the North Carolina Nurse Aide competency exams and then to work in various health care settings, such as hospitals and home health agencies.

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 1-16-2008
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 1-16-2008
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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