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May 2, 2008.
Wake Health Services is preparing to give county residents another health care option after announcing plans to begin services at the end of May in Youngsville.
The not-for-profit community health organization planned to open a clinic using federal funding at the beginning of the year, but the Raleigh company said they couldn’t find an appropriate location.
SEASON OF PRAYER. Residents, officials and church leaders celebrated the National Day of Prayer on Thursday on the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse. Above, Joe Stanberry clasps his hands together with dozens of others who turned out for the service.
The May 6 primary is expected to generate a lot of voter traffic, elections officials say.
Voters casting their ballot on May 6 will be able to weigh in and affect a presidential nomination bid, decide the fate of a $53-million school bond and narrow the field of local candidates seeking seats on the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.
Residents who have alleged that county and school governing bodies violated state election laws concerning the $53-million school bond hope a state investigation will shed light on the issue.
Tony Efird and David Kearney sent a letter to the county and state boards of election, alleging that commissioners inappropriately used money to advocate for the school bond and that school board members and staff have pushed the school bond in violation of the law.
Hillary Clinton’s press office confirmed that the presidential hopeful will tour Wake Forest during a campaign swing today, Saturday, May 3.
And President Bill Clinton is tentatively scheduled to come through Louisburg on Monday.
The time and places the former president would visit were not finalized by Friday, though, press staff said.
YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Community House looked more like Grand Central Station on Tuesday night as residents and officials packed the building to find out how plans for a high-speed rail will affect them.
The Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor, a roughly $4-billion project, would connect Richmond to Raleigh, initially, with plans to go farther south to South Carolina and Georgia.
WINSTON-SALEM — Funeral services for Joseph Samuel Jordan, 60, of Winston-Salem, formerly of Castalia, who died Wednesday, April 30, 2008, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
ZEBULON - Gertrude Theresa “Gretta” Pittman, 74, died Tuesday night, April 29, 2008, at WakeMed. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 2, at Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell. Burial followed in Greenmount Cemetery She was born in Clyde Bank, Scotland.
EPSOM - Gary Wayne Smith Sr., 61, died Monday, April 28, 2008. In honor of the life of Gary (Pop), a memorial celebration will be conducted at a later date.
FRANKLINTON - Mary C. Perry, 102, died Friday, April 25, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 2, at Popes Chapel United Church of Christ, church cemetery. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mildred Mae Hight, 60, who died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, will be conducted Monday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at Nelson Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Emma Solomon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Danny J. Wright, 64, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, May 3) at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Clements Funeral Service, Durham.
LOUISBURG - John H. Ihrie III, 85, died Friday, May 2, 2008. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg were incomplete at press time.
It didn’t take long for Conner Carmack to feel right at home at Louisburg College.
The South Effingham senior punter signed with the two-year North Carolina school Friday.
“It’s small, and it’s a good atmosphere,” Carmack said. “Hopefully, I’ll learn and move on to the next level.”
Carmack made his first visit to the school two weeks ago and was scheduled to return for their signee day program Saturday. He said the environment there — the school has an enrollment of about 750 — suits him better.
Clay pots have a long history of daily use in many societies for cooking, for water and grain storage and also for decorations.
Early pottery was most commonly made by hand rather than with a wheel. Later the wheel took the place of the early method, and with it a little bit of the time-consuming, hand-created way of making them.
Franklinton High School National Honor Society students had a memorable first week of April as they visited New York City. The students, who all had a minimum grade-point average of 3.5, visited a host of big sites. Among the sites toured were the Empire State Building, Trinity Church, Museum of Natural History, Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty), Ground Zero and Central Park. In addition, students got to view the classic “Mary Poppins” at the New Amsterdam Theater. (Contributed photo)
A Bunn Middle School student died Thursday evening from injuries in a car crash, school administrators and staff said Friday.
According to Trooper B.E. Pulliam, Tyler Gower, 13, was a passenger in a car with his mother, Rebecca Jameson, when the vehicle ran off the left side of John Winstead Road and crashed into a fence just after 8 a.m.
Gower died Thursday evening at WakeMed.
Franklin County Public Utilities Director Bryce Mendenhall will be asking county commissioners for direction to address immediate and long-term water needs at a board meeting Monday.
The board met during a February work session to discuss water supply options.
The board has already acted on one of Mendenhall’s recommendations when it formed a Utility Advisory Committee made up of staff and commissioners.
Bill Palich, left, member of the Louisburg Rotary Club, and Linda Rudolph, executive director of Safe Space Inc., are with Anabella Palacios, right, Rotary Club of Cordoba, Argentina. Palacios, of Cordoba, visited Safe Space Inc. and Louisburg on April 29. She is part of the Group Study Exchange (GSE), a cultural and vocational exchange program with Rotary International.
Students in the Franklinton High School Drama Department had a dress rehearsal this week as players get ready for the May 8 opening of the stage adaptation of “Anastasia.” Above, Calico Holliday, left, plays the production’s star, Anastasia, in a scene with Amanda Styers, who plays Maria Sophie. Students are responsible for everything from choosing the play to casting, wardrobe, set design and stage management. The play will be in the Franklinton High School auditorium on May 8, 9 and 10. Tickets are $5. For more information, call Lisa Lawrence at 494-2332.
Louisburg College will be tobacco-free beginning in August 2008.
The policy, approved by the school’s board of trustees on April 24, makes Louisburg the only private college in the Triangle area recognized by the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund (HWTF) as a 100 percent tobacco-free campus.
4-H Show and Sale winners and participants, left to right, front row Carter Dunbar, Joey Moore, Zeke Holder and Jackson Neal; second row Jackson Lewis, Samuel Lewis, Amari Champion, Luke Dunbar, Leah Dorsey, Anna Dorsey, Tiffany Steffensen Preston Ramsay; third row Elizabeth McAuslan, Star Braswell, Elizabeth Autrey, William Fields Jacob Noe, Colton Steffensen, Lacie Steffensen, Brody Steffensen, Abigail Dorsey, Faith Dunbar, Kimberly Womble, Maggie Dorsey, Beverly Foster; fourth row, Leigh Hales, Amy Smith, Lauren Edwards, Charlie Holder, Joseph Holder, Wesley Dunbar, Ted Noe, Selena Bullock, Lindsey Edwards and Frank Harris with Wake Electric.
Franklin County hosted for the fourth time the annual Four County 4-H Junior Livestock Show and Sale on Friday, April 25 at the Double D Equestrian Center, Louisburg. Forty-one youth from Granville, Vance, Warren and Franklin counties participated.
Franklin County had the largest group of 4-H’ers showcasing their animal science 4-H project (beef heifer, market goat, breeding meat goat, breeding ewe, market lamb, and dairy goat).
In the animal competitions, Franklin County had numerous winners.
Amedisys Inc. announced recently it has acquired Tender Loving Care Home Health and Hospice in Louisburg.
Tender Loving Care Home Health and Hospice in Louisburg will continue serving the area, and the present staff will remain in place. The agency is at 1937 N.C. Highwy 39 North.