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Showing 25 articles from October 17, 2008.

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Sunrise with a moonset off Mort Harris Road
Sunrise with a moonset off Mort Harris Road
FULL MOON. A full moon, right, sets a beautiful scene Wednesday morning at sunrise off Mort Harris Road. Cooler temperatures are expected to move in this weekend, and with the changing color of leaves all around, fall has definitely arrived. Keep in mind time reverts to standard time at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November, just two weeks away. (Times photo by Kathy Harrelson)

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“Fun ‘n Sun” event: securing funding has been a problem
Those who propose bringing an air show and aviation convention to Franklin County say they can do so without dipping into county coffers.
The history of the show in other places to get funding, however, has been unstable, those involved with similar events said this week.
Dale Faux and other aviation enthusiasts have proposed bringing a $250,000 First in Flight Aviation Convention to the Franklin County airport using grants, sponsorships and donations from aviation associations, such as the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

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Sims Bridge Road project: safety, costs are concerns
Sims Bridge Road project: safety, costs are concerns
FRANKLINTON — Following an informational meeting about a bridge replacement project, some people left in a huff, but some left hoping transportation officials will address their concerns.
The state Department of Transportation is planning to replace the Sims Bridge Road bridge, which crosses the Tar River.

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Fuel spills at FHS
Fuel spills at FHS
FRANKLINTON — A school system maintenance crew was expected to clean up the remnants of a 30-gallon fuel spill by Friday.
According to schools’ Assistant Superintendant of Auxiliary Services Tommy Piper, a tanker was delivering heating oil to a tank at Franklinton High School when a mishap occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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Breakfast and politics scrambled for candidates, public
Breakfast and politics scrambled for candidates, public
The Franklin County Schools’ Nutrition Department can whip up some mean scrambled eggs, and the Bunn High School auditorium is a showplace.
Candidates at least agreed on these couple of things during the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce “Eggs and Issues” forum Wednesday.

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OBITUARIES

ILSE H. JONES
WAKE FOREST - Ilse H. Jones, 70 (born in Germany), died Monday evening, Oct. 13, 2008 at Britthaven Nursing Center in Louisburg. A graveside service was conducted Thursday, Oct. 16, at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

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JAMES W. LEONARD
WENDELL - James William Leonard, 92, died Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2008 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 18) at Hales Chapel Baptist Church, Burial will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

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JOHN L. HARRIS
LOUISBURG - John Lindsey Harris, 86, of Washington, DC, formerly of Franklin County, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 in Bethesda, Md. Graveside services were conducted Friday, Oct. 17, at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Earl Dulaney officiating.

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JOYCE H. BENSON
GARNER - Joyce Harris Benson, 83, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. A memorial service was conducted Friday, Oct. 17, at Bryan-Lee Funeral chapel in Garner. Interment service will be at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Tex., at a later date.

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NINA R. WRIGHT
ZEBULON - Nina Robinson Wright, 83, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008. A funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 18) in the Wilkerson Funeral chapel. Burial will follow in Winterville Cemetery.

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ROBBIE D. PUTNAM
YOUNGSVILLE - Robbie Duane Putnam, 50, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 in Youngsville.
A celebration of his life will be shared by family and friends at 215 Georgetown Woods Drive, Youngsville, today (Saturday, Oct. 18) beginning at 3 p.m.

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ROBERT C. FLOWERS
ZEBULON - Robert Cameron Flowers, 78, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 at Guardian Care in Zebulon. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 18) at Spring Hope Funeral Home, Spring Hope, by the Rev. Dale Eatmon and the Rev. Cameron Currin. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery in Nashville.

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SPORTS

SVHS In A Stunner: Lady Raiders shock No. 1 seed BHS
SVHS In A Stunner: Lady Raiders shock No. 1 seed BHS
BUNN -- Southern Vance added one final exclamation point Wednesday to its dominant 12-year volleyball run in the Northern Carolina Conference.
SV had either won a league tournament or regular season title in nine of its previous 11 campaigns in the NCC under veteran head coach Darlynn Oxendine.

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The road is familiar to Canes: Louisburg’s road trip continues at Ferrum
LOUISBURG -- In the most literal sense, Louisburg College will celebrate its football homecoming on Nov. 1 with a matchup against George Mason University’s Club Team at Patterson Field.
Indeed, it will be quite a homecoming for a squad that has only played one home game in nearly the past two months.

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Fabulous Five For FHS: Red Rams roll to 5th straight grid conquest
Fabulous Five For FHS: Red Rams roll to 5th straight grid conquest
FRANKLINTON — The unpredictability of Franklinton’s predictable offense was on display Thursday during a Northern Carolina Conference football showdown against Warren County.
FHS head coach Clark Harrell didn’t mind that the Eagles’ defense was keying on Red Rams’ leading rusher Michael Crudup, who has long since passed the 1,000-yard mark this fall.

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Another Deep Run?: LHS looking for more playoff heroics
Another Deep Run?: LHS looking for more playoff heroics
LOUISBURG -- The pressure to succeed was tremendous last season when a senior-dominated Louisburg High School volleyball team entered the Class 1-A State Playoffs.
Louisburg lived up to the hype, sweeping through the East Region without losing a game before falling to a tough Hendersonville club in the State Finals.

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VGCC to open Nov. 2 on road
HENDERSON -- Vance-Granville Community College has released its men’s basketball schedule for the 2008-09 season.
The Vanguards, coached by Louisburg resident Avery Wilson, will open Nov. 2 with a road game at Thomas Nelson.
VGCC’s initial home contest will be Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. against Southside CC from Virginia.

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Northern stops Warriors
Northern stops Warriors
LOUISBURG -- Northern Nash erupted for a trio of first-half goals and went on to defeat Louisburg by a 5-1 margin in a non-conference boys soccer match Thursday at Joyner Park.
It was the second victory for NN over Louisburg in a one-week span.

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LIFESTYLES

Close your eyes and go anywhere you choose
Close your eyes and go anywhere you choose
During the present times, especially, it is wise to use your imagination to get your life recharged.
From time to time we all need to enjoy activities that make us relax and have fun, activities that take us outside the routine of our daily lives.
As our freelance writer of The Franklin Times, Mason Rizzo puts it, you have to (once in a while) “mute the world with favorite things.”

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COMMUNITY NEWS

FATAL WRECK.
FATAL WRECK.
A 2-year-old Youngsville boy, who was a passenger in the minivan, above, was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck involving a twin-axle mobile home transportation truck. The driver of the truck, Robert D. Griffin Jr., 22, of Oxford was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, driving left of center, failure to secure a load, failure to properly secure a trailer, and failure to register a trailer with the state Division of Motor Vehicles.

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Youngsville has new, six-hen law; no roosters
YOUNGSVILLE — The Town Board of Commissioners revised its animal ordinance to allow residents to keep chickens in town.
Town Administrator Brenda Robbins said residents recently wondered whether they could keep chickens in the corporate limits.
Before the board’s Oct. 9 meeting, the animal ordinance addressed horses, cattle, hogs and other livestock, but it did not specifically speak about chickens.

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Cherry Hill concert Sunday
The second of three fall concerts at Cherry Hill Plantation in Warren County will feature Italian pianist Marco Sollini who has earned international acclaim from music critics and from some of the greatest contemporary musicians.
He will perform Sunday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Bunn Piles Up Points In Win Over NWH
Bunn Piles Up Points In Win Over NWH
BUNN -- Bunn amassed its highest single-game points total since 1998 in blowing out Northwest Halifax in a Northern Carolina Conference football matchup Friday night on the BHS campus.
The Wildcats collected big play after big play on offense and took advantage of five Northwest Halifax turnovers to roll past the Vikings by a 71-20 margin.

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Louisburg Shuts Out North Edgecombe
Louisburg Shuts Out North Edgecombe
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg scored on each of its possessions in the first half and went on to rout North Edgecombe by a 46-0 margin Friday in a Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference football matchup at Patterson Field.
LHS, winners of seven straight games, improved to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the TRAC.

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FHS Wins Fifth In a Row
FHS Wins Fifth In a Row
FRANKLINTON -- The unpredictability of Franklinton’s predictable offense was on display Thursday during a Northern Carolina Conference football showdown against Warren County.
FHS head coach Clark Harrell didn’t mind that the Eagles’ defense was keying on Red Rams’ leading rusher Michael Crudup, who has long since passed the 1,000-yard mark this fall.

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