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Showing 31 articles from April 1, 2008.

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BREAKING NEWS!!! Two people are dead and one injured in morning shooting
SHOOTING. Emergency service technicians and police attend to a shooting victim Tuesday morning in Louisburg. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
BREAKING NEWS!!! Two people are dead and one injured in morning shooting
Two people are dead and one injured in a possible domestic dispute today in Louisburg.

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BREAKING NEWS!!! Two people are dead and one injured in morning shooting
BREAKING NEWS!!! Two people are dead and one injured in morning shooting
Two people are dead and one injured in a possible domestic dispute today in Louisburg. Police report they received a call of shots fired around 8 a.m. at Phelps Staffing off Bickett Boulevard. Eyewitnesses say a black male in his late 20s fired multiple shots at two women before fatally shooting himself.

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BREAKING NEWS!!! Two people are dead and one injured in morning shooting
BREAKING NEWS!!! Two people are dead and one injured in morning shooting
Two people are dead and one injured in a possible domestic dispute today in Louisburg. Police report they received a call of shots fired around 8 a.m. at Phelps Staffing off Bickett Boulevard. Eyewitnesses say a black male in his late 20s fired multiple shots at two women before fatally shooting himself.

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BREAKING NEWS!!! Two people are dead and one injured in morning shooting
BREAKING NEWS!!! Two people are dead and one injured in morning shooting
Two people are dead and one injured in a possible domestic dispute today in Louisburg. Police report they received a call of shots fired around 8 a.m. at Phelps Staffing off Bickett Boulevard. Eyewitnesses say a black male in his late 20s fired multiple shots at two women before fatally shooting himself.

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BREAKING NEWS!!! Two people are dead and one injured in morning shooting
SHOOTING. Emergency service technicians and police attend to a shooting victim Friday morning in Louisburg.(Times photo by Geoff Neville)
BREAKING NEWS!!! Two people are dead and one injured in morning shooting
Two people are dead and one injured in a possible domestic dispute today in Louisburg.

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Murder/suicide in Louisburg
Shooting scene - Rescue workers surround Heather Miller above, after she was shot by a man who reportedly killed Amy Alverez and then himself Tuesday morning.
Murder/suicide in Louisburg
Investigators were putting together the pieces of a murder/suicide Tuesday morning that left two people dead and one injured.
Officers responded to an 8:15 a.m. shots-fired call at Phelps Staffing off Bickett Boulevard.
They found Amy Calamaco Alvarez, 22, dead, and her shooter, Jerold Lee, 26, dead next to her from a self-inflicted wound. Another woman, Heather Miller, 30, was found in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to the hip. She was taken to Franklin Regional Medical Center before being taken to UNC Hospitals.

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Shooting scene
Shooting scene
Alverez and Lee are covered near the doorway.

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Long Mill reassignment
CONCERNS. Alexander Phillips is a bit worn out following a public hearing on school reassignment. His mom, Jennifer Phillips, waits to talk to Superintendent Dr. Bert L’Homme, seated.
Long Mill reassignment
A rainy night did not put a damper on parental concerns, with more than 70 people attending the first of three public hearings this week about reassignment for Long Mill Elementary.
Parents from mainly Youngsville spoke passionately Monday at Cedar Creek Middle School to the Board of Education, raising questions of equality and fairness when it comes to those children who are under selection to be moved to another school as proposed in three committee-recommended plans.

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FRMC says it’s cleared through CMS resurvey
Franklin Regional Medical Center staff said they have successfully corrected operating issues that federal regulators said placed patients in immediate jeopardy.
The state, on behalf of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, conducted a survey on March 7.

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Novant buys into HMA; Louisburg opposes Rex plan
The Louisburg Town Council agreed this week to oppose a Rex Healthcare plan to expand its main campus in Wake County, while a change in ownership of FRMC’s parent company could affect relocation efforts by the hospital from Louisburg to Youngsville.
Rex, which joined with Franklin Regional Medical Center in October to file a petition to relocate FRMC to Youngsville, filed a certificate of need petition in February to proceed with a $115-million expansion.

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OBITUARIES

WILLIAM R. “BILL” ROBBINS
STEM - William R. “Bill” Robbins, 70, died Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Oxford Manor Nursing Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 1, at Peaces Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. Jason Hunter and the Rev. Tony Futrell. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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JEANETTE E. BAILEY
LOUISBURG - Jeanette Elliott Bailey, 58, died Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Rex Hospital, Raleigh.

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NELL D. LYLES
LOUISBURG - Nell Durham Lyles, 86, formerly of Rocky Mount, died Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Louisburg Nursing Center in Louisburg. Graveside services were conducted Monday, March 31, at Pineview Cemetery in Rocky Mount.

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SARAH M. YARBROUGH
SPRING HOPE - Sarah Melba Yarbrough, 76, died Monday morning, March 31, 2008. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg. Burial will follow in Bunn Memorial Gardens.

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VIVA H. GILLIAM
RALEIGH - Viva H. Gilliam died Sunday, March 30, 2008. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 2) at Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Raleigh, with Dr. David J. Halley officiating.

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CLARA MCNEILL
LOUISBURG - Clara McNeill, 89, died Thursday, March 27, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 1, at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Lumberton. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements by McMillan Funeral Home, Lumberton.

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HELEN T. GANN
LOUISBURG - Helen T. Gann, 81, died Sunday, March 30, 2008. Arrangements by Johnson Funeral and Cremations.

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SPORTS

Survivor -- Wilson
Survivor -- Wilson
WILSON - Franklinton competed in a rare role last Saturday at The Brittany For The Girls Soccer Tournament at Gillette Park.
Usually a team that wipes out its opponents by lopsided scores, the Lady Rams had the opportunity to milk a small lead against a tough team at the annual event.
Franklinton, playing in heavy rain and chilly temperatures, raced to a two-goal cushion against the Lady Bulldogs through the first half of action.

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LC Draws Into Three-Way Region Tie
LC Draws Into Three-Way Region Tie
LOUISBURG -- Even after a 1-1 weekend, the Louisburg College baseball team has reached the top of the Region X standings.
But LC’s perch is shared by long-time rivals Pitt Community College and Spartanburg Methodist College, and the outcome of the three-way tie is destined to serve for a dramatic final month of the campaign.

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All I need is just one miracle!!!
All I need is just one miracle!!!
Two songs keep running through my head as we approach this weekend’s NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball games (with a few word changes in some instances):
The first tune, with regrets to the famed band The Spinners is ‘Could It Be I’m Falling In Love’?
“‘Could it be I’m falling in love (pause), with my bracket? Could it be I’m falling in love (pause) with it? With it? With it?

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FT County Track Meet scheduled
FT County Track Meet scheduled
BUNN -- The annual Franklin Times County Track and Field Meet is scheduled for April 12 at the Bunn High School Football Field.
Prep squads Franklinton, Bunn and Louisburg will compete, along with middle schools Bunn, Terrell Lane and Cedar Creek.
Admission is $5 per person, and action will begin with field events at 9 a.m.

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County players star for Battling Bishops
DANVILLE, VA. -- Junior Justin Batts recorded the game-winning RBI on both Saturday and Sunday to help lead his North Carolina Wesleyan Battling Bishop baseball squad to a USA South sweep of host Averett University.
Batts delivered a two-run single in the eighth inning of last Saturday’s 3-0 Wesleyan victory, and in Sunday’s 6-4 win, drove in the go-ahead run with a single to left in the 10th inning.

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Pirates take key baseball series at Central Florida
ORLANDO, FLA. -- Justin Bristow worked eight innings of scoreless ball and struck out a career-high eight batters en route to his fourth win of the season as East Carolina took game three of the Conference USA series against No. 19 UCF 10-1 at Jay Bergman Field Sunday afternoon.

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LIFESTYLES

Women in Art Celebration winners announced
The opening reception March 28 for the Women in Art Celebration of Women’s History Month was highlighted by the announcement of the winners.
With 28 women artists entered in the competition, judge Donna Slade studied entries in eight categories: oil, photography, acrylic, pastel, pencil, pottery, mixed media and watercolor.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

HONORS
Missouri Baptist
Emily Jean Edington of Franklinton has been named to the honor roll at Missouri Baptist University for the fall 2007 semester.
Qualified students must achieve a grade point average between 3.40 and 3.75 during a semester. Edington was honored at MBU’s convention March 6, along with other high-achieving collegiate scholars.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Finch Chevrolet closing in southern Nash County
BAILEY ­— James Finch Chevrolet in Bailey will soon be closing the doors of its dealership in southern Nash County.
Owners Lucy Finch and Bridget Finch Tyson said due to unfortunate circumstances, including the sudden passing of James Finch, they have decided with great sadness to close the doors of the Bailey location.

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Harris, Young apply for county manager’s job
Interim County Manager Angela Harris has put in a bid to become the county’s top administrator.
Harris, a one-time assistant manager, was named as the county’s interim manager in December after Chris Coudriet resigned at the end of last year.
The application process has been confidential, but Harris confirmed that she is seeking the position.

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Blazing Bass Boat
Blazing Bass Boat
Fire departments from Bunn, Franklinton and Youngsville responded to a backyard shop fire on Tarboro Road on Friday night. Earl Perry was syphoning gas from a tractor to fill his boat for a weekend fishing trip when a gas spill ignited. The boat’s gas tanks erupted, setting Perry’s pants and the contents of the metal structure on fire. Perry was able to get his pants off before any injury, but the metal building and the fiberglass boat gave way to the heat. Above, a thermal imaging camera is used to detect hot spots so firemen can spray them to prevent any flare-ups.

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Election 2008 rundown
The Franklin County Board of Elections announces that the 2008 primary election for federal, state and county offices will be May 6. Polls will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. The last day to register for the 2008 primary election is April 11.

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American Legion Post 52 honors service excellence
American Legion Post 52 honors service excellence
Franklinton American Legion Post 52 had its annual Awards and Ladies Night Dinner at the American Legion Building on Saturday evening, March 15.
There were 80 members and guests in attendance.

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 04-02-2008
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 04-02-2008
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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