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Showing 28 articles from August 12, 2008.

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Nine FC schools meet expected growth with ABCs
Nine of Franklin County’s 13 schools met expected growth in preliminary figures released this week through the state’s ABC’s accountability testing.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction sets growth goals for each school in the state using the ABC model. This model is aligned to national standards.

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Catalyst for cash
Above, Hale’s Auto owner Bert Hale shows where thieves stole the equipment.
Catalyst for cash
More people have been sliding under car frames recently, but it’s not because a new auto garage has opened.
Auto dealers, repair shops and car owners have reported a series of thefts in the past week as thieves have made off with dozens of catalytic converters.
The phenomenon has been detailed state- and nationwide, but the crime wave has just hit Franklin County.

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Defendants seek to be dismissed from Larry Green lawsuit
Every defendant alleged to be responsible for mistakenly leaving a live man for dead has filed motions of dismissal.
The family of Larry Green, an Ingleside man who was presumed dead only to be discovered living hours later, filed a lawsuit in December of 2007, claiming multiple parties were negligent for Green’s resulting crippled state.

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<i>Local farm featured in Wall Street Journal</i>
Local farm featured in Wall Street Journal
On Google Earth, 17 Lloyd’s Way is a tiny speck.
Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal print and video story has put Freedom Farms of Louisburg on the map.
The New York newspaper dispatched a reporter and videographer to Sally and Warren Coad’s farm for two days, focusing on the farm’s nearly 90 heads of Dexter Cattle — a miniature brand of cow — and the roughly dozen children who feed, care for and train the animals as part of the family farm’s show program.

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Allen de Hart Concert Series kicks off with Doc Watson
Allen de Hart Concert Series kicks off with Doc Watson
Tickets are now on sale for Louisburg College’s 51st Allen de Hart Concert Series, which will feature a wide variety of artists ranging from bluegrass and big band to comedy opera and a family variety show.
In addition to the concert series, the Louisburg College Auditorium is also the place to see and hear one of America’s true musical legends. As part of what has now become an annual Special Event Concert, The Del McCoury Band will perform their greatest bluegrass hits, which have earned them more International Bluegrass Music Awards than any other artist. This concert will take place on Friday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. All seats for this special event are reserved.

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OBITUARIES

JOYCE ANN COWAN
LOUISBURG - Joyce Ann Cowan, 55, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008 at her home.

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HOWARD L. GLASSCOCK
YOUNGSVILLE - Howard L. Glasscock, 77, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dale Myers officiating. Burial followed in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

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JAMES K. SPENCER JR.
KITTRELL - James Kade Spencer Jr., 82, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Plank Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Carol Dean and the Rev. Bud Budzinski. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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SAPIRO D. O’NEAL
RALEIGH - Sapiro Delbridge “S.D.” O’Neal, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 13) in the Mausoleum Chapel of Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Ave.

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JOHN H. HAWKINS
FRANKLINTON - John Henry “Babe” Hawkins, 85, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Durham. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 3, at New Birth Christian Temple in Franklinton, with the Rev. Dr. W. H. Garner officiating. Interment was in the Hawkins Chapel Missionary Baptist Church cemetery, Franklinton.

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RANDY D. HOCUTT
YOUNGSVILLE - Randy D. Hocutt, 60, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 10, in the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Wendell. Burial was in Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church cemetery.

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WILLIAM G. “BILL” KING
December 20, 1940 – August 11, 2008
LOUISBURG – William “Bill” Garland King, 67, of Louisburg, died Monday afternoon.

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ROGER PERRY HARRIS SR.
LOUISBURG - Roger Perry Harris Sr., 69, of Louisburg entered eternal life Monday, August 11, 2008. He was a retired sales representative for Owens and Minor and a member of Louisburg Baptist Church. He served his country in the Army National Guard and the United States Air Force.

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SPORTS

FHS Will Wing It
FHS Will Wing It
FRANKLINTON - During a recent practice, a Franklinton High School offensive lineman missed a blocking assignment that caused a play to blow up out of the wing-T formation.
As if on cue, first-year FHS coach Clark Harrell started walking to the player, but he couldn’t speak before being interrupted by the lineman, who pleaded that the mistake wasn’t his fault.
“I’ve been running this offense for 30 years,’’ Harrell said. “I know how to run it.’’

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It’s Trentini Time
It’s Trentini Time
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- While the main focus will be on their respective teams, don’t be surprised if coaches James Collier (Louisburg) and David Howle (Bunn) sneak in a glimpse at the other side of the field during Friday’s Pigskin Kickoff at Trentini Stadium.
That’s what happened last year as Bunn and Louisburg competed in the same segment -- but not against each other -- at the event, which is held on the campus of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School.

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Returnees huge for Warriors
LOUISBURG -- Brent Cardwell expects his Louisburg High Warriors to be much-improved on the soccer field this fall.
Just don’t expect the record to necessarily show it.
Cardwell has deliberately upgraded his club’s schedule with the hope that the Warriors will be effectively prepared for the Class 1-A State Playoffs.

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Person signs with Vikings
Person signs with Vikings
LOUISBURG -- Finding the correct school wasn’t the only decision Lee Person had to make this summer concerning his immediate future.
Person, Louisburg High’s multi-sport star, also had to figure out whether he wanted to compete in baseball or football on the next level.

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Wildcats pay visit to Duke
Wildcats pay visit to Duke
David Howle has always believed in developing student-athletes on and off the field during his storied tenure as the head football coach at Bunn High School.
Howle has taken kids to churches to speak. He’s made sure his players visited hospitals and gave time to charitable organizations.

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Mudcats master Mobile at home
Mudcats master Mobile at home
ZEBULON -- Scott Cousins’ pinch-hit, three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning provided Carolina with a 5-0 lead, and the Mudcats went on to defeat the Mobile BayBears 5-2 Sunday afternoon in front of 2,429 fans at Five County Stadium.
With the victory, Carolina now leads the North division by 7 1/2 games with the Tennessee result pending.

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E-W hoops coaches picked
E-W hoops coaches picked
GREENSBORO -- Here is a list of the coaching selections for the 2009 East-West All-Star and the Carolina All-Star Classic Basketball Games:

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

HONORS
Ada Manning, a teacher and assistant director at Helping Hands Child Care Center in Bunn, graduated Thursday, Aug. 7, from Vance-Granville Community College. She earned an associate degree in early childhood education.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

VGCC OKs athletic budget
The Vance-Granville Community College board of trustees had its bimonthly meeting on July 21 at the college’s Henderson campus.
Ninth District Superior Court Judge Henry W. Hight swore in retired businessman Donald C. Seifert, Sr. and retired business manager Sara C. Wester, both of Henderson, to serve another four-year term on the VGCC board.

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NEW ADMINISTRATION
NEW ADMINISTRATION
Thirty club women of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs-North Carolina District 5 representing local women’s clubs from four counties met recently in Youngsville to launch the new 2008-2010 administration. GFWC-NC District 5 President Nancy LaPonzina (Youngsville) and Junior Director Jennifer Honeycutt (Henderson) presented new district officers, chairmen and projects including Girls On The Run (GOTR) a character-building development program for pre-teen girls. District 5 delivers community service through membership in district clubs. For membership information, go to www.gfwcncdistrict5.com.

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MUSIC/ART CAMP
MUSIC/ART CAMP
These children had great fun at a music and art camp July 21-25 through Preschool Partners of Louisburg, part of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The camp was based on Camille Saint-Saens’ musical composition of “Carnival of the Animals.” The children are from left to right: Mary Crispo, Cassie Dickerson, Ashton Leonard, Parker Southall, Kai Bennett, Holley Hux, Hanna Burton, Grayson Murphy, Matthew Stone, Siena Crispo, Kaylee Saunders and Sarah Wood.

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4-Her’s discuss youth issues
4-Her’s discuss youth issues
Local 4-H’ers Kala Bacon and Elizabeth Autry recently met with state Rep. Lucy Allen to discuss issues concerning youth in the area.
It was part of the 2008 North Carolina 4-H Citizenship Focus Conference in Raleigh. This event is sponsored by North Carolina’s Touchstone Cooperatives and the N.C. 4-H Development Fund.

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Conservation funds available
The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District has received its annual cost share allocation from the state for non-point source pollution control from agricultural activities. These funds are available to assist landowners in installing conservation practices which help decrease the amount of sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, chemicals and other pollutants from reaching the surface and ground water of the county.

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Jackson appointed music director of Northeast Piedmont Chorale
The Northeast Piedmont Chorale has announced the appointment of Aaron R. Jackson as music director for the 2008-2009 concert season.
A resident of Wake Forest, Jackson holds bachelor degrees in comprehensive music, with a concentration in piano performance, and in religion and Christian ministries from Campbell University.

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New chef for VGCC’s culinary tech program
Vance-Granville Community College welcomed Chef Ross Ragonese as the new head of its culinary technology program on July 29. The two-year associate in applied science degree program, based at the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, prepares students for entry-level professional positions in restaurants, hotels, catering operations, health-care facilities, schools and other institutions.

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