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Showing 32 articles from February 26, 2008.

FRONT PAGE

<i>Dot Robertson honored with state Medallion Award</i>
Dot Robertson honored with state Medallion Award
At Burlington Industries and Harriet and Henderson Yarns, Dorothy Robertson began helping retirees with their plans when they left work.
When she retired from there, she didn’t see the need to stop helping others. The Louisburg Senior Center is one of the many benefactors of her service, helping older residents with insurance and other matters.

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$36-million jail expansion
$36-million jail expansion
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to discuss Thursday a jail expansion project with a $36-million price tag.
Architecture firm Brennan Associates Inc. completed in December a jail study that predicts jail crowding in the years to come and an estimation to build a 78,000-square-foot housing facility and 39,700-square-foot administrative/intake area.

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MANU confiscates 106 grams cocaine, marijuana; two arrests made
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MANU confiscates 106 grams cocaine, marijuana; two arrests made
The Sheriff’s Office is pursuing federal charges against two drug dealers who were arrested last week with more than 100 grams cocaine.
On Feb. 22, agents with the Multi-Agency Narcotics Unit (MANU) and a Sheriff’s Office tactical entry team executed a search warrant on Jordan School Road, arresting the two occupants, Derrick Lamonte Cooke, 28, and Cemetria Lanee Eaton, 19.

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Stires files for District 7 Senate
Youngsville resident Chuck Stires has added his name to the primary field, filing to run for the Republican nomination for Senate District seat 7 for a second consecutive time.
Democratic incumbent Doug Berger has already filed for re-election.

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OBITUARIES

THOMAS A. PERRY
KITTRELL - Thomas Andrew Perry, 73, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, at Concord Missionary Baptist Church, Kittrell.

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ELEANOR MAE DANIS
LOUISBURG - Eleanor Mae Danis, 87, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at Nash General Hospital. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg. Burial will follow at the Wood Baptist Church cemetery in Wood.

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CLYDE B. STEVENS
FRANKLINTON - Clyde B. Stevens, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at Louisburg Nursing Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Franklinton. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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J. LINWOOD KEITH
WAKE FOREST - Joel Linwood Keith, 89, died at his home on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 following a period of declining health. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 27) at Rolesville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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W. GLEN MITCHELTREE
ZEBULON - W. Glen Mitcheltree, 74, died Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2008 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Strickland Funeral Home chapel, Wendell. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens with military honors.

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CHARLES B. EMORY
RALEIGH - Charles B. “CB” Emory died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008. He requested there be no funeral service; his wish was to be cremated.

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TONI D. RAY
ZEBULON - Toni Duke Ray, 54, died Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2008, at UNC Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Zebulon Baptist Church. A private burial followed the service.

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MARIE W. WILLIAMS
HENDERSON - Marie Whetstone Woodard Williams, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 at Maria Parham Medical Center. A graveside service was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at New Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Carol Dean.

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Annette T. Smith
LOUISBURG – Annette Tharrington Smith, 40, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, Feb. 27) at 11 a.m. at the Centerview Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Stamper officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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NANCY W. CREWS
HENDERSON - Nancy Fleming Winston Crews, 86, of 95 Old Poplar Creek Road, Henderson, N.C., died Saturday, February 23, 2008 in Raleigh, N.C.

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SPORTS

Journey Begins
Journey Begins
LOUISBURG - Basketball postseason schedules inevitably take teams far away, and then back home again in the span of a few days.
It’s a three-game-a-week whirlwind as clubs vie for the opportunity to make it to Greenville for the Class 1-A State Girls Basketball Playoffs.
Louisburg’s road began Monday at home, and the Lady Warriors opened with a convincing 48-22 decision over Warsaw James Kenan.

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Wildcats deliver in the finals
Wildcats deliver in the finals
HENDERSON -- Why stop now?
That’s the theme for the Bunn Wildcats as they enter the Class 2-A State Playoffs following a miraculous late-season surge in the Northern Carolina Conference.
Once seven games under the .500 mark, the Wildcats have rattled off 10 consecutive decisions, including last Friday’s 43-41 victory over host and No. 1 seed Southern Vance in the NCC Boys Basketball Tournament Championship.

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LC women favored in Region X
LC women favored in Region X
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College hasn’t lost at the Region X Women’s Basketball Tournament since the early 1990s -- a trend LC head coach Mike Holloman would love to continue this weekend.
LC will be the No. 1 seed for the annual tourney, which will be staged Saturday and Sunday at Cape Fear Community College in Downtown Wilmington.

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A Big-Time Pitcher’s Duel
A Big-Time Pitcher’s Duel
STANHOPE -- Both mound aces boasted impressive resumes, so it was expected that a pitcher’s duel would be in order when Bunn traveled to Southern Nash for a season-opening softball matchup Monday afternoon.
BHS’ Ashley Driver, after helping the Ladycats reach the Class 2-A State Final Four last year, verbally committed to continue her career at North Carolina Wesleyan College.

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Warriors claim TRAC’s JV title
LOUISBURG -- An eight-year wait proved to be well worth it for the Louisburg High School junior varsity boys basketball program.
Last Friday at the North Edgecombe Gymnasium in Leggett, the top-seeded Junior Warriors wrapped up their first Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference Tournament crown since 2000 with a 65-52 decision over the Weldon Chargers.

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County stars shine at state
WINSTON-SALEM -- Six wrestlers -- four from Louisburg and two from Franklinton -- represented Franklin County at last weekend’s Class 1/2-A State Tournament at Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum.
Louisburg’s Brother Acts of Mamour and Ahmadou Camara and Noel and Smiley Mueller made the journey to compete against some of the state’s top grapplers. So did Franklinton veterans Corey Hoffmann and Bobby Holliman.

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Bunn’s MAC-9 Mastery
Bunn’s MAC-9 Mastery
YOUNGSVILLE -- Bunn Middle School’s boys and girls basketball teams swept their way to the Middle Athletic Conference basketball tournament championship last Friday night.
First, the Lady Bulldogs overcame a four-point halftime deficit to beat the Hawley Lady Hornets 31-22.

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Wesleyan’s Robertson claims baseball honor
Wesleyan’s Robertson claims baseball honor
ROCKY MOUNT -- The North Carolina Wesleyan Department of Athletics has announced that senior Kyle Robertson has been named the USA South’s Pitcher of the Week for February 25.
Robertson was nearly untouchable in his only action of the week, a one-hit shutout of Old Westbury last Saturday.

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Hurricanes acquire Ruutu
Hurricanes acquire Ruutu
RALEIGH -- The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired center/left wing Tuomo Ruutu from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for left wing Andrew Ladd courtesy of a Tuesday deal.
Ruutu, 25, is in his fourth National Hockey League season after the Blackhawks drafted him with the ninth overall pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Dra

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LIFESTYLES

A HINT OF SPRINGTIME
A HINT OF SPRINGTIME
March arrives this weekend and that means it’s time for the first of the three-concert spring series at historic Cherry Hill in Warren County. Featured Sunday afternoon will be the Duke-Pegram Trio that includes violinist Hsiao-Mei Ku, cellist Leonard Zilper and pianist Benjamin Ward. Their program will include music by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

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LOCKS OF LOVE
LOCKS OF LOVE
Baylee Fowler, a kindergartner at Crosscreek Charter School in Louisburg, has donated her hair to Locks of Love. She recently saw a young girl on TV with no hair and wanted to know why. When she found out about Locks of Love, she wanted to give her hair.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Franklinton maps out water, sewer needs
FRANKLINTON — During a work session Monday night, town commissioners discussed water and sewer capacity and needs with an eye toward generating revenue, saving money and conserving water.
With Interim Town Manager Larry Carver facilitating, the board discussed its preliminary interlocal agreement with Franklin County to extend a sewer line down U.S. 1; a new package plant to reuse wastewater; the possibility of using an equalization basin to handle excess flows and avoid spills; and expanding the town’s water capacity.

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Officers needed to train, study for crisis intervention team
The Vance-Granville Community College, Law Enforcement Training Division and the Five County Mental Health Authority serving Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance and Warren counties in collaboration with NAMI NC is accepting registration of law enforcement officers to train to become certified CIT officers.

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SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS
SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS
Laurel Mill Elementary School had its annual science fair recently. Parents, staff and students enjoyed an evening of fun and excitement. Above, from left , are three of the winners: fifth grade, MacKenzie Wantje; fourth grade, Michaela Shearin, and fourth grade, Madison Waddle. (Contributed photo)

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Arts Council bringing dance ensemble to LC for school children
The North Carolina Arts Council’s arts touring program for elementary school children, cARTwheels, brings the excitement of opera, dance and theater to Franklin County on March 13.
The African American Dance Ensemble will perform “See the Rhythm! Hear the Movement!” at the Louisburg College Auditorium for school children in the community.

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Understanding the economic stimulus plan
The United Way of Franklin County, working in cooperation with the United Way of America’s Financial Stability program, wants all Franklin County residents to be aware of and understand the federal government’s Economic Stimulus Plan.
It is especially important that senior citizens understand what they need to do to qualify for and receive their Stimulus Payment check.

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 02-27-2008
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 02-27-2008
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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