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Showing 38 articles from September 30, 2008.

FRONT PAGE

Man shot to death over 4-wheeler dispute
Man shot to death over 4-wheeler dispute
A Louisburg Town employee remains in the Franklin County Jail after being arrested this past weekend on charges of first-degree murder.
Police allege Derrick L. Crudup shot and killed Darryl Collins, 26, Saturday morning following an argument near midnight at a barbershop at 217 S. Main St.
According to investigators, the argument concerned Collins riding a 4-wheeler on the property of Crudup’s mother.

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Fall Festival Fairies
Fall Festival Fairies
CHANGING FACES. Carlee Reed, left, and her sister, Cayla, of Wake Forest, show off their freshly painted faces during the Youngsville Fall Festival on and around the Youngsville Armory grounds on Saturday. Face painting, provided by Tim Merrill, was just one of the activities available for children and adults during the fourth annual community event. Vendors sold arts and crafts, while vendors and church groups sold chicken and fish plates during the day. There were also children’s games, including an inflatable “Space Walk” and other activities.

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Sign up to vote Nov. 4
The number of Franklin County voters continues to swell, and the Board of Elections is looking to bolster those numbers even more on Friday.
In recognition of Citizen Voter Awareness Month, elections staff will host a county-wide voter registration drive in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Bickett Boulevard in Louisburg from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Flu shot clinic set for Oct. 17
The Franklin County Health Department is preparing to give residents the shot in the arm they need.
The department is hosting a flu clinic on Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Health Department offices at 107 Industrial Drive.

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Sixth-graders meeting Tdap deadline
Sixth-graders meeting Tdap deadline
There were less than a dozen Franklin County school system students kept out of school on Monday because of outdated vaccination records.
A new law that went into effect in January requires all sixth-grade students provide proof of a tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) booster shot within 30 days of their first day of school.
On Sept. 17, about 170 Franklin County school system students did not have proof of the shot.

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Subscription rate to increase
Faced with increasing paper, postage and other costs, The Franklin Times is raising the cost of subscriptions for the first time in six years.
The cost of an annual subscription to the twice-weekly newspaper will climb about six cents per edition or 47 cents a month effective Nov. 1.

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OBITUARIES

BERNARD L. PATTERSON
RALEIGH - Bernard L. Patterson, M.D., 89, formerly of Louisburg, died Sunday, September 28, 2008 after several years of declining health. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, October 1) at Louisburg United Methodist Church, 402 N. Main Street, Louisburg. The family will receive relatives and friends immediately following the service.

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VALERIE D. WEBER
LOUISBURG - Valerie Doreene Weber, 72, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at her home. Memorial services were conducted Monday, Sept. 28, in the chapel of Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services in Louisburg.

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CLAUDIA Y. MEDLIN
WENDELL - Claudia Young Medlin, 97, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Coventry House in Zebulon. Funeral services were Monday at Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell. Burial followed in the Hephzibah Baptist Church cemetery.

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ROBERT LEE J. WOOD SR.
ROLESVILLE - Robert Lee Jackson Wood Sr., 73, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at Rex Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Sept. 29, in the chapel of bright Funeral Home. Burial followed in Raleigh Memorial Park.

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JUDY P. RAY
WAKE FOREST - Judy Pearce Ray, 57, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 28, in the chapel of Bright Fueral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Reynolds officiating. Burial followed in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

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ROSALIND J. CLARK
RALEIGH - Rosalind Jernigan “Roz” Clark, 69, died Saturday, Sept. 27 2008. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh. A graveside service will service will be 11:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 1) at Summerlin family cemetery in Mt. Olive.

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CHARLES RAY SMITH SR.
LOUISBURG - Charles Ray Smith, Sr., 60, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008 at Wake Med. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, at Welcome Chapel Independent Baptist Church, 316 Pine Ridge Road, Zebulon, with the Rev. Bill Shumaker officiating.

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RICHARD BURWELL
LOUISBURG - Memorial services for Richard “Pete” Burwell, 68, of Philadelphia, Pa., formerly of Louisburg, who died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg. A repast will follow the service.

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DARRELL A. COLLINS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Darrell Antwan Collins, 26, who died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thomas Richardson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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DOROTHY M. PASCHALL
LOUISBURG - Dorothy Marie Paschall, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 at Louisburg Nursing Center. Graveside services were conducted Monday, Sept. 29, at New Hope Cemetery in Manson by the Rev. John E. Jefferson.

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WALTER T. SINGLETON
LOUISBURG - Walter Thurman Singleton, 67, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Goldsboro with military honors.

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TAYLOR V. BRAGG
FRANKLINTON - Taylor Vann Bragg, 70, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 28, at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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HAROLD LEE MITCHELL
FRANKLINTON - Harold Lee Mitchell died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 28, at Mt. Carmel Christian Church, with burial following in the church cemetery.

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JAMES C. DENTON
ZEBULON - James Coleman Denton, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008. Funeral was Sunday, Sept. 28, at Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell.

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WILLIAM DRAKE FREEMAN
CASTALIA - William Drake Freeman, 82, of Castalia, N.C. passed away on Monday, September 29, 2008 in the Nash Health Care Systems after a brief illness. He was born on April 12, 1926 in Nash County, NC. He was a retired farmer, country store and cotton gin Owner/Operator of Taylor Gin Company, INC. Drake was a member of Castalia Baptist Church, Castalia, NC.

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MABLE P. CRUDUP
FRANKLINTON - Mable Privette Crudup, 90, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Pope’s Chapel United Church of Christ, Franklinton, with the Rev. Mattie Crudup officiating.

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PERRY RICKS SOUTHALL
CHARLOTTE - Perry Ricks Southall, 84, of Charlotte died at his residence on Sunday, September 28, 2008.

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KATHERINE GUPTON
SEBRING, Fla. - Katherine Gupton of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Louisburg, died Sunday, September 28, 2008. Memorial services will be in November.

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SPORTS

LC’s Big-Play Blues
LC’s Big-Play Blues
LOUISBURG - After a competitive first half, Louisburg College’s hopes of springing an upset went to the Dogs during a Sunday afternoon football matchup against perennial power Georgia Military College.
GMC’s Bulldogs -- a team LC has never defeated -- held a narrow four-point margin late in the initial half before scoring on LC’s season-long bugaboo -- a big play.

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LHS Roars Past Roanoke Rapids
LHS Roars Past Roanoke Rapids
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High’s final non-conference audience featured an encore-worthy performance from both its offense and defense during a 46-6 home decision last Friday against Roanoke Rapids at Patterson Field.
The Warriors, led by a season-high 221 rushing yards from Hakeem Strickland, racked up 458 total yards of offense -- 437 of which came on the ground.

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Red Rams earn third conquest
PRINCETON -- Franklinton’s victory streak is now at three after last Friday’s wild 34-28 road decision at Princeton in a non-conference high school football matchup.
After giving up the go-ahead touchdown with 1:43 remaining in the high-scoring game, FHS immediately responded when Dietrich Mitchell returned the ensuing kickoff 78 yards for the eventual contest-winning score.

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Sked difficult for LC women
Sked difficult for LC women
LOUISBURG -- Head coach Adam Reekie plans on making the most of his Louisburg College women’s soccer squad’s brief escape from Region X opposition.
With important matches looming later in the schedule, Reekie has toughened up his team’s ledger in the coming weeks, with the hopes that the Lady Hurricanes will be ready for the Region X Tournament in early November.

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A first for Wildcats: a win versus RRHS
BUNN -- One of the most historic nights in the history of the Bunn High School boys soccer program came Monday as the Wildcats -- for the first time -- defeated perennial area power Roanoke Rapids in a Northern Carolina Conference matchup.
Bunn roared to a six-goal lead in the first half and then held off a Jackets’ threat to post a 6-4 decision at the BHS Soccer Field.

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Back To Crudup’s Future
ROCKY MOUNT -- When he took the head football coaching job at Nash Central High in the off-season, Kevin Crudup desired to bring some of the successful intangibles that he learned during his days as a player at Bunn under David Howle.
Crudup has done exactly that as his Bulldogs, after a stunning, lopsided loss to Tarboro to begin the season, have rattled off four consecutive on-field victories.

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HIGH SCHOOL GRID SCORES
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last weekend’s North Carolina high school football results:

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Wesleyan a huge winner
RED OAK -- Tailbacks Stedman Mathis and Antonio Harris combined for 330 rushing yards and five touchdowns last Saturday afternoon as the Battling Bishop football program earned its unprecedented 12th consecutive USA South victory with a 42-0 pounding of Methodist University at the Northern Nash Football Complex.

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Mudcats align with Cincinnati
ZEBULON -- Last Friday afternoon, the Double-A Carolina Mudcats and National League’s Cincinnati Reds jointly announced the signing of a two-year player development contract running through the 2010 season.
Additionally, the Mudcats will be hosting a major league exhibition game with the Reds on Friday, April 3, 2009 at Five County Stadium.

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FOOTBALL CONTEST WINNERS
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last week’s game and individual winners from The Franklin Times Football Contest:

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

VGCC graduates honored during commencement
North Carolina Community College System official Linda H. Weiner saluted the summer graduating class at Vance-Granville Community College as the principal speaker for the college’s Aug. 7 commencement exercises.
The ceremony, conducted in the VGCC Civic Center, was the second of two commencement events at the college in 2008.

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HONORS
Charles Bass of Louisburg, a senior in automotive technology, was named to the All-A Scholastic Honors list at Pittsburg State University for the 2008 summer sessions.
To qualify for this honor, a student must complete at least six semester hours, receive a grade of A in all credit course work for the semester and no grade of I in any course during the semester.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Falling for good time in Youngsville
Falling for good time in Youngsville
At the Youngsville Fall Festival on Saturday, Isabel Rodriquez readies for the “Space Walk.”

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Quintana named to opticians board
Gov. Mike Easley has appointed Andres Quintana of Youngsville to the North Carolina State Board of Opticians.
Quintana is an optician at Heritage Eye Care. She received the Wake Forest Leadership Award in 2006 and the New Member of the Year Award from the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce in 2007. Quintana received her associate’s degree in ophthalmic sciences at Essex County College in Newark, N.J., and is working toward her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Southern New Hampshire University.

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