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Showing 22 articles from February 5, 2008.

FRONT PAGE

Second job fair set for Flextronics
Second job fair set for Flextronics
Economic development officials will conduct a job fair next week, the second such session they’ve held to help ousted Flextronics employees find work.
The Singapore-based company announced in October that it was closing its Youngsville plant — leaving 486 out of a job, according to documentation filed with the state Department of Commerce.

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County water challenges
County water challenges
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners scheduled a meeting at the end of the month to explore water resources, including intensifying efforts on one option that is being challenged by Raleigh.
During the board meeting Monday night, county engineers from Hobbs Upchurch & Associates presented commissioners with information outlining how population growth will create a demand that outpaces supply through the next 20 years.

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<i>Beloved educator remembered</i>
Beloved educator remembered
Dianne Carter began her career as a reading and math teacher at Epsom School in 1974, but friends and colleagues had trouble placing her impact into words or counting the many ways she’s made Franklin County schools and the community a better place since then.
Carter, 56, died Friday.
“We’re not going to forget Dianne Carter,” Superintendent Bert L’Homme said in her eulogy. Carter was laid to rest Monday in Zebulon.

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Louisburg will try to open up dialogue with FRMC
The Louisburg Town Council asked its legal counsel to negotiate retaining significant health care in the central part of Franklin County.
The decision was made following a closed session of a special called meeting at noon on Tuesday.

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OBITUARIES

JULIUS “JAY” WILLIAMS
RALEIGH - Julius “Jay” Van Williams, 77, died Sunday morning, Feb. 3, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Strickland Funeral Home chapel, Wendell. Burial followed in Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.

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IVOR G. CRITCHER SR.
BRACEY, VA - Ivor G. Critcher, 83, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 6) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Gary McNair officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

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CARY D. MONTAGUE
FRANKLINTON - Cary D. Montague, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home.

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ETHEL M. STHRESHLEY
LOUISBURG - Ethel Medlin Sthreshley, 81, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, 2008. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Centerville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Keith Campbell officiating.

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LYNN J. DAVIS
TAMPA, Fla. - Lynn J. Davis, 79, of Tampa, Fla., passed away January 28, 2008. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Zeb B. Davis; son, Zeb Davis III, and his wife, Crystal; daughter, Barbara L. Davis; brother, Ashley Ball Jones; sister, Madie Brewer; grandchildren, Susan Thompson, Melanie Duss and Benjamin Cobly Davis; and great-grandchildren, Tyler Thompson, Daniel Duss, Andrew Duss and Jasmine.

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DIANNE M. CARTER
May 16, 1951 – Feb. 1, 2008
SPRING HOPE – Dianne Massey Carter, 56, of 12145 Anderson Rd., died suddenly Friday night. Mrs. Carter was the director of Elementary Education and Title I for Franklin County School Systems. Among her many awards are the Governor’s Award for Excellence in 1989 – 1990, Teacher of the Year for Franklin County in 1990 – 1991 and 1993—­­1994, Teacher of the Year for the State of North Carolina in 1994 – 1995, and a member of the Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. Teacher Advisory Committee in 1999. Throughout her career, Mrs. Carter not only influenced the lives of students, she was a mentor and invaluable resource to the teachers of Franklin County.

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NOVIE B. DUPREE
November 15, 1922 – February 3, 2008
LOUISBURG – Novie Ball Dupree, 85, of Louisburg, died Sunday morning at her home.

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SPORTS

Raider Rampage
Raider Rampage
FRANKLINTON - For the first time in recent memory, Southern Vance wasn’t the tower of mat power in the Northern Carolina Conference during regular season action.
But the Raiders sure got the job done last Saturday at the most opportune time -- in the NCC Tournament championship at the Franklinton High School Gymnasium.

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Red Rams’ hopes are dampened
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton entered last Friday’s showdown against Warren County needing key victories in both girls and boys action to stay in the thick of the race for a postseason slot out of the Northern Carolina Conference.
Now, FHS will have to play catch-up in both standings in order to secure a slot in the Class 2-A State Playoffs.

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Warriors win one vs. West
Warriors win one vs. West
GASTON -- Louisburg High picked up a huge boys basketball victory against Northampton West last Friday in Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference action.
Needing a conquest to hold on to the fourth and final state playoff spot out of the TRAC, the Warriors rolled to a 61-41 decision over the host Hurricanes, who are guided by veteran mentor Jerome Williams.

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Span The Globe
Span The Globe
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College and Globe Tech have teamed up for several memorable women’s basketball matchups over the past decade.
Add one more game to that list.
LC, taking on a Globe squad that the Lady Hurricanes had defeated by double digits earlier in the year, proved to be a much tougher opponent for once-beaten Louisburg during last Saturday’s rematch at historic Holton Gymnasium on the LC campus.

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LC drops two road contests
LC drops two road contests
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg College Hurricanes dropped a pair of tough Region X road games last weekend in men’s basketball action.
Last Saturday, LC traveled to Aiken Tech in South Carolina -- regarded as one of the most difficult places to play in the league -- and were defeated by a 99-79 margin.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Friends of Hospice donate to endowment fund
Friends of Hospice donate to endowment fund
The local Friends of Hospice organization recently presented a gift to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund that will create an academic achievement scholarship in the group’s name. The first Friends of Hospice scholarship will be awarded later this year to a VGCC nursing student.

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Jailer resigns as probe continues
The Franklin County jailer being investigated by the state on charges that she embezzled from a PTA resigned this week.
Sheriff Pat Green confirmed that he accepted the resignation of Melanie Allen.

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Tar River Conservancy receives NRE Award
The Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society presented the Tar River Land Conservancy with the prestigious Natural Resource Enhancement Award at their annual dinner in January.
The award recognizes outstanding contributions in natural resource conservation.

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Dinner and performance at Louisburg College
On Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m., Louisburg College will present a special Valentine’s Day concert event with acclaimed singer Steve Lippia.

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BUSINESS

Applications for YABA Expo being accepted
The Youngsville Area Business Association (YABA) is having its second annual Business Expo.
The event will be Thursday, March 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 142 US1-A, across from Youngsville Elementary School.

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 2-6-2008
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 2-6-2008
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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