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Showing 25 articles from May 20, 2008.

FRONT PAGE

Commissioners give museum nod, no funding
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners pledged to back plans for a county museum but offered no monetary support.
Last month, the Franklin County Arts Council board of directors decided to create a Franklin County Museum of History inside the former BB&T building on Nash Street in Louisburg.
The Arts Council anticipates it will take at least $400,000 to buy the building and presented commissioners with plans Monday night.

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A ripening experience
A ripening experience
UP CLOSE ON THE FARM TOUR. The best way to experience the Franklin County 5th annual Farm, Foods and Crafts Tour was letting go and taking it head-on. John Anderson of Youngsville, above, tries to eat more strawberries than actually made it in his pail at Vollmer Farm on Saturday.

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Louisburg opposes annexation moratorium
The Louisburg Town Council adopted an ordinance on Monday night opposing a possible moratorium on one form of town growth.
A House study committee has recommended that legislators impose a temporary moratorium on all involuntary and satellite municipal annexations.
If enacted during the short session, which began last week, the moratorium would last through June 2009.

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Maple Springs Baptist working off faith, family
About 40 members of Maple Springs Baptist Church came together Saturday for a fundraiser for Rheagan Hall, who is having a kidney transplant soon. Her grandparents, Lucille and R.T. Hayes, are members of the church. Above is the kitchen crew.
Maple Springs Baptist working off faith, family
Tears of happiness came to Rheagan Hall’s eyes on Saturday.
The people who brought her such joy couldn’t see her emotion and gratitude, but it was there — faithfully.
As dozens of church members at Maple Springs Baptist Church just outside of Louisburg spent the day raising money by selling barbecue chicken plates for Rheagan’s kidney transplant, the 28-year-old was at home in Myrtle Beach, S.C., overwhelmed by the generosity coming her way from people miles and miles away.

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OBITUARIES

DAVID LEE GROGAN
FRANKLINTON - David Lee Grogan, 59, died Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Duke Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Unity Baptist Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. Will Vegara and the Rev. Clyde Waiden officiating.
He was born in Durham to the late Walter and Annie Knott Grogan. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Franklinton.

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GUY M. GALARDI SR.
MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Guy M. Galardi Sr., 65, died Thursday, May 15, 2008 at his residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at noon today (Wednesday, May 21) at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach. Interment will follow at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. prior to the service.
He was born in Revere, Mass., a son of Nella (Vetere) Galardi and her husband, the late Mateo Gilardi. Prior to is move to Myrtle Beach, he worked in the banking industry in Massachusetts. He was an artist, a designer, a poet, a writer and a real estate broker.

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ITO V. FOGG
FRANKLINTON - Ito Virginia Fogg, 95, died Friday, May 9, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 17, at Manasseh Chapel Baptist Church, Franklinton, with Elder Willie L. Winston officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Reared in Franklinton, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Fogg and Hattie Debnam Fogg. She relocated to New York in 1933, where she was employed as a service worker at the Gladstone Hotel for many years.

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JOSEPH V. SALZILLO
LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA, Fla. - Joe Salzillo, 75, died Friday, May 9, 2008 at his home. A memorial service was conducted for family members at Assumption Catholic Church.
He was born in Providence, R.I. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked at ITT, Nortel and Dell, receiving many prestigious awards. He lived in both Raleigh and Cary between 1977 and 1990.

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LINDA M. STROUD
FRANKLINTON - Linda Marshall Stroud, 67, died Monday morning, May 19, 2008 at Duke Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 21) at Perry’s Chapel Baptist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Clyde Waiden officiating. Friends may visit with the family following the service in the church or other times at the residence of Jackie Stoud.

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LONNIE J. TEN BROEK
HENDERSON - Lonnie Jan Ten Broek, 63, died Monday, May 19, 2008 at Rex Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 23, at Grace Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wes Bailey and the Rev. Dan Walser officiating. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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LULA MAE W. WASHINGTON
HENDERSON - Lula Mae Williams Washington, 70, died Friday, May 16, 2008 at Duke Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. Stanley Dunston. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Raymond and Lula Davis Williams. She joined Allen Chapel Baptist Church at an early age.

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RINDA M. GUPTON
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - Rinda M. Gupton, 92, died Friday, May 16, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 21) in the J. M. White Funeral Home chapel in Henderson by the Rev. Jack Edge. Burial will follow in the Middleburg Cemetery in Middleburg.
She was born in Wayne County, W. Va., the daughter of the late Adam and Amy Finley Maynard. She lived independently until February, just around the corner from her son and his family.

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THERESA M. WALL
LOUISBURG - Theresa Malanix Wall, 40, died Friday, May 16, 2008 at home. A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, May 20, in the chapel of Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services in Louisburg, with the Rev. Keith Campbell officiating.
Surviving: sons, William Blake Johnson and Jacob Earl Wall, both of the home; grandmother, Marrian Fischer of Louisburg.

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SPORTS

Patterson, Vick earn Franklinton’s Athlete of the Year honors
Patterson, Vick earn Franklinton’s Athlete of the Year honors
FRANKLINTON — Between them, Fatimah Patterson and Landon Vick combined to win seven varsity letters this season for Franklinton High School.
Which made them easy selections for FHS’ Male and Female Athletes of the Year.
Vick and Patterson -- both seniors -- were presented with those awards during a Spring Sports Ceremony Monday evening at the FHS Auditorium.
Franklinton Athletic Director Deran Coe gave both performers their plaques as they received standing ovations.

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Bunn Moves Into Third Round
Bunn Moves Into Third Round
BUNN -- As always, the pressure has been on Ashley Driver to perform on the mound during the Bunn Ladycats’ run through the Class 2-A State Softball Playoffs.
Driver has readily accepted that challenge the past two seasons, and she is continuing her crunch-time dominance in 2008.
In two postseason outings, Driver has yet to allow a run, including a 1-0 shutout victory against Farmville Central in second-round action last Saturday at Ladycats Field.

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Mt. Olive features LC stars
Mt. Olive features LC stars
A pair of former Louisburg College baseball stars have helped Mount Olive College earn a No. 1 national ranking this season on the NCAA Division II level.
Erik Lovett, who played a key role when LC won the Region Tournament championship in 2005, is now a senior for the Trojans. Lovett started all 58 games this spring for Mount Olive, batting .365 with a team-high 16 home runs.

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The All-Americans: Ty and David Howle tabbed for contest
BUNN -- David Howle has coached in many postseason All-Star games during his successful tenure as the Bunn High School gridiron skipper.
But this one is destined to be the best one of all for the veteran coach.
Howle will be an assistant for the Fifth Annual All-American Bowl Game Classic, scheduled for Jan. 3, 2009, at 3 p.m. at a site to be announced.

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LC Stars Named All-Region
LC Stars Named All-Region
LOUISBURG -- Three Louisburg College performers have earned first-squad honors on the 2008 All-Region X Baseball Team.
Making the list for the Hurricanes were starting pitcher Matt Little, third baseman Justin Hilt and outfielder Samson Williams.
LC freshman second baseman Seth Canipe was tabbed for the second time.

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FHS slated to host youth soccer camp
FRANKLINTON -- The Franklinton High School Red Ram Soccer Camp is slated for June 16-18 on the FHS campus.
Times will be from 9 a.m.-noon each day. There will also be a night session on the final day from 5-7 p.m. The event will culminate with a picnic.
Boys and girls ages 5-14 are welcome to participate. All campers will receive a T-shirt and photo.

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LIFESTYLES

Livin’ it up at the Lake Donna Party
Livin’ it up at the Lake Donna Party
Ramsey Schlafer, and Kacie Alford, both 6, dance around the floor during the Lake Donna Party celebration in Youngsville on Saturday.

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Easy Days on Farm Tour
Easy Days on Farm Tour
Summer Brown and Jesse Carter, above, enjoy time at Lynch Creek Farm on Saturday

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COMMUNITY NEWS

WORKING TOGETHER.
WORKING TOGETHER.
R.T. Hayes, right, is with Ben Baker on Saturday morning as potatoes were boiling for chicken plates that were sold by Maple Springs Baptist Church to help Hayes’ granddaughter with costs associated with a kidney transplant. The church, off Highway 56 outside of Louisburg, took the opportunity to help Rheagan Hall as part of its community mission through the Southern Baptist Association.

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FRMC files CON appeal
Local hospital officials filed an appeal last week with the state Office of Administrative Hearings, asserting that their plan to relocate to the Youngsville area provides equal access to health care.
In April, the state Division of Health Service Regulation’s Certificate of Need Section, a division within the state Department of Health and Human Services, denied Franklin Regional Medical Center’s petition primarily because it would hinder access to health care.

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Memorial Day service Saturday at Lake Royale
The AMVETS Post 201 at Lake Royale will host a Memorial Day program at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The event will feature the singing of the National Anthem, and speeches by state Rep. Lucy Allen and Commissioner Bob Winters.

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Cherry Hill concert coming up May 25
If you enjoy piano music –– especially pieces evoking Paris of the 1920s –– then Cherry Hill in Warren County is where you’ll want to be Sunday afternoon, May 25, beginning at 3 p.m.
A spring concert titled “Andrew Willis and Friends” will present a program that is a preview of the 2008 Focus on Piano Literature of Paris in the 1920s that will be featured at the University of North Carolina’s Greensboro Campus June 5 to 7. More information about that program is available on the web at uncg.edu/mus/focus.

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