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Showing 40 articles from March 7, 2008.

FRONT PAGE

Clyburn eyeing another position
Clyburn eyeing another position
Louisburg College President Michael Clyburn, who hasn’t been at the two-year institution for a full year, is a finalist for a president’s position in West Virginia.
Published reports and the Alderson-Broaddus College website confirm that Clyburn is one of two finalists for the school’s top post.
“Basically, I’m still employed and working hard,” Clyburn said by cell phone on Friday. “I’m still the president of Louisburg College and still working hard.”

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Nutrition fair: no small potatoes
Nutrition fair: no small potatoes
REACHING FOR KI-WEE. Youngsville Elementary School second-grader Kaitlin Oakes, center, reaches for kiwi as she and other students wrapped up the annual nutrition fair held at Royal Elementary School. About 500 elementary students took part in the event, held each year to educate youngsters about the importance of making healthy food choices and exercise. Students went around to booths where parks and recreation staff, dental hygienists, and other health providers talked with students.

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LC pulls out $2 million for finance rescue
The Louisburg College board of trustees agreed to pull $2 million from an investment fund to help stabilize the school’s finances.
In December, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools placed the two-year institution on a six-month warning, claiming the school’s financial stability is shaky.

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Matching $$$ go along with rural grants
Franklin County commissioners will consider taking further steps to complete two sewer projects expected to bring more jobs to the county.
The North Carolina Rural Economic Development recently announced that it awarded $250,000 for a project to extend sewer service to Hill Ridge Farms for a restaurant and business expansion project. The agri-tourism business also plans to create 25 more full-time jobs.

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Erin Mullen presented Silver Award
A Louisburg teenager was awarded the Congressional Award Silver Medal on Friday, recognizing her volunteer efforts.
Congressman Bob Etheridge was scheduled to present the honor to Erin Mullen at her home.

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Reassignments for Long Mill under review
Reassignments for Long Mill under review
Franklin County school staff Monday will present the Board of Education with three reassignment proposals to help existing students fit into the new Long Mill Elementary School.
In December, an advisory committee of school board members and parents began work with an N.C. State education and transportation group to develop attendance boundaries for the new school.

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Ayscue had cocaine in system during fatal Franklinton chase
An autopsy report indicates that a man who initiated a Franklinton Police chase that resulted in three deaths had cocaine in his system.
The report, released on Tuesday, shows that Guy Ayscue had the impairing substance in his system at the time of the Dec. 1 chase.

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OBITUARIES

ROBERT F. MANN
FRANKLINTON - Funeral services for Robert F. Mann, 79, who died Saturday, March 1, 2008, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Richard Petway officiating. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.

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PEARL M. STEED
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Pearl Gray M. Steed, 84, who died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, March 8) at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Timothy Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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PAMELA J. SMITH
LOUISBURG - Pamela J. Smith, 63, of Temecula, Calif., died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008. A memorial service was conducted in California.

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LILLIAN M. KEARNEY
FRANKLINTON - Lillian M. Kearney, 78, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Haywood Baptist Church, Louisburg. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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DELOIS B. PERRY
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Delois B. Perry, 71, who died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel, in Louisburg, with the Rev. Michael Alston officiating. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.

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H. ROBERT “BOB HAWKINS
ZEBULON - Harry Robert “Bob” Hawkins, 81, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, March 8) at Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell. Entombment will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

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BEVERLY VAN TASSELL
RALEIGH - Beverly Anne Baker Van Tassell, 59, died Sunday, March 2, 2008 at her home. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Montlawn Memorial Park.

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ELSIE H. WOOD
FRANKLINTON - Elsie H. Wood, 78, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, March 8) at Riverside Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Clements Funeral Service, Durham.

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CHRISTINE MONTAGUE-SPRUILL
FRANKLINTON - Christine Montague-Spruill, 74, of Willingboro, N.J., formerly of Franklinton, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, March 8) at First Baptist Church, Franklinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.

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WALTER ROBINSON
NORLINA - Funeral services for Walter “Kingfish” Robinson, 76, who died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. John Alston officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

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ELIZABETH D. MINCHENKO
LOUISBURG - Elizabeth D. Minchenko, 69, died Thursday morning, March 6, 2008. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg.

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ROXANNA ALSTON
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Roxanna Alston, 66, who died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with Minister Robert Alston officiating.

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A. FAYE MEDLIN
LOUISBURG – Alice Faye Medlin, 58, of Louisburg, died Wednesday evening.
Faye was preceded in death by her mother, Madeline Privette Chatman; daughter, Sally Chatman; and brother, Malcolm “Rabbit” Chatman.

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EULA MAE BARTHOLOMEW MOORE
LOUISBURG – Eula Mae Bartholomew Moore, 96, of Britt-haven Nursing Center, Louisburg, passed away March 4, 2008. She and seven siblings were reared in the White Level community by their parents, Joseph Nick and Bettie Joyner Bartholomew. All preceded her in death except for her sister, Mrs. Mary Etta Edwards of Henderson, NC. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ois Lyman Moore, and grandson, Joseph Philip Moore, Jr.

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SPORTS

Legends O’The Links
Legends O’The Links
ROCKY MOUNT - Northgreen Country Club is regarded as a difficult track under normal conditions, let alone the ones golfers faced Thursday during a high school tri-match featuring Northern Nash, Bunn and Rocky Mount.
Recent rains left the course muddy, in addition to the usual early-season woes that area layouts encounter before they grow in for the summer.

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LHS’ girls open with a setback
RALEIGH -- After reaching the third round of the Class 1-A State Playoffs in 2007, the Louisburg Lady Warriors might be in more of a rebuilding mode this spring.
At least early on.
LHS lost seven starters from last season’s powerhouse, including pitcher Amber Ayscue -- one of the most acclaimed performers in school history.

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Walks, Errors Haunt Red Rams In Loss
Walks, Errors Haunt Red Rams In Loss
FRANKLINTON -- Walks and errors can be a detriment against any baseball opponent -- let alone one with the pedigree of the South Granville Vikings.
SG -- a team that went deep into the Class 3-A State Playoffs last season -- took advantage of several Franklinton mistakes in order to stop the Red Rams by an 18-8 margin Thursday in a non-conference diamond contest at the Franklinton Recreation Park.
The victory was the second this spring for South Granville against Franklinton, which dropped to 0-3 overall. FHS’ other loss came earlier this week at Tarboro.

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Franklin’s tandem in E-W game
Franklin’s tandem in E-W game
Both James Collier and David Howle can’t remember the last time -- if any -- that Franklin County was represented by two performers in the same year at the North Carolina East-West All-Star Football Game.
But that will be the scenario on July 17 in Greensboro as Franklin County stars Lakeem Perry (Louisburg) and Terry Davis (Bunn) will be on the roster for the East squad.

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Bunn’s Heisman Heroes
Bunn’s Heisman Heroes
BUNN -- Bunn High School seniors Maghan Place and Joey Batkoski have been selected as BHS’ winners for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award for the 2007-08 school year.
To be eligible for this award, students must display academic aptitude, athletic talent and exceptional commitment to their communities.
Created in 1994, the Wendy’s High School Heisman program has celebrated youth excellence for 14 years. The Wendy’s High School Heisman program, awarded in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman, celebrates the achievements of the nation’s top high school seniors both in and out of the classroom.

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Hurricanes land another gridiron stalwart
Hurricanes land another gridiron stalwart
SPRINGFIELD, GA. -- Daniel Mungin made one trip to Louisburg. That was all it took to sell the Effingham County High School senior on the place.
Mungin signed with Louisburg College on Wednesday morning and will play football for the two-year school beginning next fall.
“It’s a great feeling,” said Mungin, a 6-foot, 205-pound linebacker. “It has always been a big dream for me, just the opportunity to keep playing football. I saw an opportunity, and I took it.”

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LC players claim Region X honors
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College’s women’s basketball team has reaped several rewards from its outstanding season, which featured a 29-2 overall mark.
LC head coach Mike Holloman was saluted as the Region X Coach of the Year after leading the Lady Hurricanes to the league’s regular season championship.

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Annual Bunn Football Camp slated
Annual Bunn Football Camp slated
BUNN -- The 14th Annual Bunn Wildcats Football Camp is scheduled for June 17-20 on the Bunn High School campus.
BHS head coach David Howle will serve as the camp director. He will be assisted by several current and former Bunn players and coaches.

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D&J Automotive to help youth baseball programs
LOUISBURG -- D&J Automotive of Louisburg has developed a partnership with the Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program.
This partnership will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2008 youth baseball season.

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LIFESTYLES

Music helps us express love in all languages
Music helps us express love in all languages
If you are as old as I am, you probably remember the words and music of a song by Mac Davis.
The name of the song is “I Believe in Music.”
How true that is.
The lyrics tell you in simple words how important music and love were in the past, are now, and will continue to be as long as the world exists.

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Blue Star Mothers organizing
Some Youngsville women are working to start a support group for mothers whose children have served in the military.
Paula Fincham and a group of other mothers want to bring a chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America to Franklin County.

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Male mentoring strong at VGCC
Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus was the site of the spring 2008 kick-off event for the college’s “Men-On-A-Mission” male mentoring program on Feb. 12.
The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. James Hardy, who has run a successful dental practice in Louisburg for 27 years. Dr. Hardy reminded the mentees that they “need to set goals and then work towards accomplishing their goals.”

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Tax Tips from the IRS: Special Economic Stimulus letters in the mail
GREENSBORO — More than 130 million American households will begin receiving Internal Revenue Service letters reminding them to file a 2007 tax return in order to receive a 2008 economic stimulus payment.

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Seven ways to get a jump start on your taxes
Earlier is better when it comes to working on your taxes. Taxpayers are encouraged to get a head start on tax preparation, especially since early filers avoid the last minute rush and get their refunds sooner.

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Should you file a tax return?
You must file a tax return if your income is above a certain level. The amount varies depending on filing status, age and the type of income you receive.
For example, a married couple both under age 65 generally is not required to file until their joint income reaches $17,500. However self-employed individuals generally must file a tax return if their net income from self employment was at least $400.

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Choose your correct filing status
Your federal tax filing status is based on your marital and family situation. It is an important factor in determining whether you must file a return, your standard deduction and your correct amount of tax.

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Will the AMT delay your refund?
This year, some early filers may have to wait a few extra weeks for their refunds. The delay is due to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) legislation enacted in December.

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In Case of Emergency

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 03-08-2008
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 03-08-2008
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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