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Showing 25 articles from April 29, 2008.

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Health care access not addressed
Health care access not addressed
For a second time, the state has denied Franklin Regional Medical Center’s petition to relocate for not addressing health care access adequately.
In its 71-page finding, the state Division of Health Service Regulation’s Certificate of Need Section, a division within the state Department of Health and Human Services, denied FRMC’s petition primarily because it would hinder access to health care.

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Residents complain to state about school bond advocacy
Two county residents have asked the state Board of Elections to investigate allegations that commissioners and educators have violated state law.
A letter attributed to Tony Efird and David Kearney was sent to the county Board of Elections and the state Board of Elections last week as the two alleged that the Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education used taxpayer money to advocate for a $53-million school bond that will go before voters on May 6.

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Guns, drugs seized from Louisburg home
Guns, drugs seized from Louisburg home
Louisburg police and the county’s narcotics unit arrested one person and are looking for another person suspected of selling guns and drugs out of a Louisburg home.
Officers with the county’s Multi-Agency Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 911 S. Main St. on Thursday evening and arrested Lola Jones, 40, but the other suspect, Kimball A. Hinton, 23, escaped.

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<i>Baby and Bev</i>
Baby and Bev
WOMEN’S SHOW. N.C. Lt. Gov. Bev Perdue was in Louisburg on Saturday, attending the annual Woman’s Show at the Armory. She greeted young and old, including Dylan Hall, son of Stephanie and Jason Hall. The show hosted 30 vendors. The Louisburg School of Dance performed in the morning, and a fashion show organized by Rowe’s Men’s Shop capped off the afternoon.

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Celebrating the strawberry: sweet time expected Friday
On Friday, red will mean go.
The annual Franklin County Strawberry Festival kicks off the opening of the county’s Farmers’ Market.
The crimson fruit will be the center of attention for the seventh year of the festival, which is highlighted by cooking contests, free homemade strawberry ice cream and a photo contest.
“We’re hoping for a nice, sunny day and a big turnout,” said Cooperative Extension Director Cedric Jones.

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OBITUARIES

ESSIE MAE BRADFORD
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Essie Mae Bradford, 61, who died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 30) at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.

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INGRID C. BROOKS
FRANKLINTON - Ingrid Cornice Books, 33, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 26, at Manasseh Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Samuel T. Tunstall officiating.

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WILLIAM F. PRIVETTE
ZEBULON - William Frederick Privette, 65, died Monday, April 28, 2008 at Rex Healthcare. A private memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale.

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ESTINE L. MASSEY
ZEBULON - Estine Lewis Massey, 88, died Saturday, April 26, 2008 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 29, at Rocky Cross Holiness Church, with burial following in the church cemetery.

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JOSEPH R. PEARCE SR.
RALEIGH - Joseph Romus Pearce, 74, died Saturday, April 26, 2008. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, April 29, at Montlawn Memorial Park, South Wilmington Street, Raleigh.

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WILLIAM C. DORSEY
SPRING HOPE - W. Clyde Dorsey, 85, died Monday, April 28, 2008 at Nash General Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at White Level Baptist Church cemetery, Louisburg, with the Rev. Jerry Braziel officiating.

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CHARLES W. BRYANT
ZEBULON - Charles Wadell Bryant, 76, died Saturday, April 26, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 28, at Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell. Entombment was at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Zebulon.

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SPORTS

Spike Success Continues
FATIMAH TO FAYETTEVILLE. Fatimah Patterson (center), (back, l to r) FHS Athletic Director Deran Coe and FHS Principal Charles Fuller; (front, l to r) former FHS volleyball coach Ericka Wilkins and Kim Patterson (mother).
Spike Success Continues
FRANKLINTON -- Fatimah Patterson wasn’t drawn to volleyball because one of her friends coerced her into trying the sport. And it wasn’t because she attended a Franklinton High School spike match, wishing she could be out there, delivering a kill past an opponent.
“Actually, my first experience with volleyball was watching it on television,’’ Patterson said.
“It looked like a lot of fun to me, so I decided I wanted to play.’’

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Williams Stands Out As Student-Athlete
Williams Stands Out As Student-Athlete
LOUISBURG -- Emily Williams isn’t just one of the finest girls soccer players in Franklin County. She’s also one of the best in the classroom.
Because of that unique combination, Williams, a senior at Louisburg High School, has been invited to compete this summer at the 2008 United States Scholar Athlete Games.

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LC’s grid team inks 38 players
LC’s grid team inks 38 players
LOUISBURG -- First-year head coach John Sala has wasted little time replenishing the roster of his Louisburg College football squad.
Sala, who took over the job earlier this year, has already inked 38 high school players to letters-of-intent.
Here is the complete list of LC’s gridiron signees to date:

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FRANKLIN COUNTY RECREATION REPORT
BUNN -- Here are updated results from the Bunn Youth Recreation League’s 2008 fast-pitch softball/baseball seasons:

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LIFESTYLES

OF Garden Club rolls into spring
The Old Fashion Garden Club met at the home of Ilean Mattocks for its April meeting, with club President Martha Hyman presiding.
Devotion was led by Ilean Mattocks, ending with a timely poem, “Springtime Midas Touch,” by Lois Fritz.
Some tips were given by the Horticulture Committee on drought-smart gardening.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

LC graduation is Saturday
Louisburg College will hold commencement exercises on Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. in the college’s auditorium.
A baccalaureate service will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Benson Chapel.

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HONORS
Matthew Richardson and Betty Clifton of Castalia have announced the conferral of their daughter’s, Avonia Richardson-Miller, doctoral degree.

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FUTURE LEADERS
FUTURE LEADERS
High school students from Future Franklin County Leadership attended the county commissioners’ meeting on April 21. From left to right, Commissioner Sidney Dunston is next to his daughter, Cydney, and other members, Jazmyn Thomas, James Kearney, Dennis Paredes, Damien Jacobs and Tyshia Hedgepeth. The program, sponsored by the Cooperative Extension, Chamber of Commerce and Franklin County Schools, exposes students to citizen opportunities.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

2nd Annual Woman’s Show
2nd Annual Woman’s Show
RECIPES. Checking out the Centerville Baptist Church cookbook, “Precious Memories,” at the Woman’s Show from Louisburg Nursing Center are, from left, Cheryl Vermilyea, administrator; Debbie Edwards, admissions, and Kathy George, activities’ director, with Barbara Joyce. Meaca Perry, clinical coordinator, was also with this booth.

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Safe Space searching for volunteers to help victims
Safe Space Inc. will have a training for community members who wish to volunteer for the agency.
Volunteers will receive training on domestic violence and related issues, agency services, and agency policies and procedures.

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Correction
In Saturday’s edition of The Franklin Times, we reported an incorrect web address for the North Carolina Medical Board.

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SOMETHING’S COOKING
SOMETHING’S COOKING
Town of Louisburg utility crews were out on Tuesday putting electricity to the building that will house a Waffle House restaurant on Bickett Boulevard near the intersection of Bunn Road. Crews have been on site for a about a month, and the building frame and roof is basically complete. According to Waffle House staff, the restaurant is expected to be open toward the end of June. Waffle House is headquartered in Norcross, Ga., and operates more than 1,500 restaurants that are company and franchisee owned. The company has been around for more than 50 years.

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NEW ATTORNEY
NEW ATTORNEY
The 9th District Bar has welcomed new attorney J. Chad Perry, son of Ernest Perry and the late Joanne Perry, as he is sworn in at the Franklin County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 22. From left are attorneys Michael A. Williams and Thomas H. Clifton, both of the law offices of Williams and Clifton in Louisburg; Judge J. Henry Banks and J. Chad Perry.

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