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Showing 32 articles from November 11, 2008.

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Day of Honor
Capt. Tony Daschke, left, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and current commander for Alpha Batter 5-113th Field Artillery, served as the keynote speaker during a Veterans Day service on the courthouse steps of the Franklin County Courthouse.
Day of Honor
A throng of people gathered in front of the Franklin County Courthouse steps to recognize those who fought and continue to fight for freedom.
County Veterans Services Director Victor Alston said Franklin County residents have played as significant a role in protecting freedom as anyone, anywhere.
“Franklin County citizens have served in our armed forces with pride and distinction and made contributions and sacrifices to almost every conflict in which this nation has engaged,” Alston told the crowd gathered on the crisp, bright day.

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County prepares for crises
Members of the county’s emergency response community met Monday, taking initial steps to establish the guidelines and protocols necessary to give out information quickly and correctly in the event of a disaster.
The county’s Emergency Management Department hosted a meeting of the Franklin County Joint Information System work group, allowing key municipal, county and emergency response leaders the opportunity to weigh in on a plan that would be critical during a disaster-type event.

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Rep. Allen recovering from injuries from fall
Sate Rep. Lucy Allen is recuperating at home this week following a fall that resulted in broken bones and scrapes.
Allen was at home on Thursday heading down the back steps when she fell.
“I was very lucky,” Allen said on Tuesday. “I hit my head, but not hard.”
She did, however, break both wrists as she attempted to cushion her fall. She also cracked a knee cap.

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Wheeler named Franklin County Schools Principal of the Year
Wheeler named Franklin County Schools Principal of the Year
Even though Brooke Wheeler’s late father, Clay Batchelor, was a principal, she never imagined herself as filling similar shoes.
It wasn’t until her sophomore year of college that she decided to leap into the education field.
Fifteen years since deciding to take the education route, Wheeler is not only an accomplished teacher, but also the most recent Franklin County Schools’ Principal of the Year.

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OBITUARIES

REGINA L. BUTLER
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Regina Louise Butler, 60, who died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, will be today (Wednesday, Nov. 12) at 1 p.m. at the Tabernacle of Witness and Worship, with the Rev. Lawrence Alston officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Church cemetery.

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WILLIE B. MORGAN
HENDERSON - Funeral services for Willie Belle Morgan, 66, who died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Timothy Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Nelson Church cemetery.

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HILDA P. LORD
LOUISBURG - Hilda P. Lord, 86, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008. Graveside services were conducted Monday, Nov. 10, at Providence Methodist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Earl Dulaney officiating.

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BOBBY B. PEARCE
FRANKLINTON - Bobby Buffaloe Pearce Sr., 69, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 at his home. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 10, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Reynolds officiating.

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EVELYN C. BURGER
FRANKLINTON - Evelyn Catlett Burger died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 at her home. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, off Highway 56 West, Franklinton.

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DAISY W. HINTON
ZEBULON - Daisy Winstead Hinton, 95, died Wednesday night, Nov. 5. 2008 at home. Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 9, at Hales Chapel Baptist Church. Burial was in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

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BARBARA SPIVEY
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Barbara Spivey, 68, who died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, will be Friday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. at Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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CHARLIE M. MAPP
LOUISBURG - Charlie M. Mapp, infant, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008. Graveside service was Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Gillfield Church cemetery. Arrangements by Richardson Funeral Home.

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MATTHEW T. FOX
YOUNGSVILLE - Matthew T. Fox, infant, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Zebulon.

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FRANCES B. STRICKLAND
November 5, 1923 – November 9, 2008
LOUISBURG – Frances Boggs Strickland, 85, of Louisburg, died Sunday morning at her home.

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SPORTS

It’s Playoff Time
It’s Playoff Time
FRANKLINTON - With all eyes on high-scoring running back Michael Crudup, the Franklinton Red Rams turned to their other offensive options during last Friday’s key Northern Carolina Conference showdown against Southern Vance.
Crudup, one of the area’s top rushers, was kept out of the end zone -- despite having another solid all-around outing -- by the Runnin’ Raiders.
But his teammates certainly weren’t.

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Bunn The Best In NCC Standings
Bunn The Best In NCC Standings
WARRENTON -- Bunn is not a team that will allow you to forget your mistakes.
Last Friday night, they proved that to Warren County.
The Wildcats took two early interceptions and turned them into touchdowns.
Carrying all the momentum in their final regular season game, the Wildcats rolled up a 42-0 lead going into halftime.

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Warriors surge by Gates Co.
GATESVILLE -- Known more for their powerful running game, the Louisburg Warriors made some rare trips to the air last Friday to secure a Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference conquest at Gates County.
LHS senior quarterback Ryan Stern connected with Greg Small on a trio of touchdown passes, and the Warriors would roll to a 44-6 decision against the Red Barons.

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Perry is honored by SAC
Perry is honored by SAC
Literally, the hits just keep coming this season for former Louisburg High School gridiron standout Lakeem Perry.
Perry, a true frosh linebacker at Catawba College, has been saluted as the South Atlantic Conference’s Defensive Freshman of the Year.
Perry recorded 74 tackles this fall, including nine for a loss. He also recovered a fumble and broke up three passes while helping the Indians to a 6-4 overall record -- meaning Catawba now has compiled 14 consecutive winning campaigns.

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Winning Season For LC
Winning Season For LC
LOUISBURG -- Regardless of the sport, good coaches have the ability to shift goals midstream -- and still be able to get their teams to buy into the concept.
That’s what John Sala was able to pull off in his first season in charge of the Louisburg College football program.
Sala had lofty expectations for his Hurricanes this fall, but LC dropped its first two games, causing the new skipper to realign his plans.

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

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NC STATE PLAYOFF FOOTBALL PAIRINGS
CHAPEL HILL -- Listed are Franklin County’s brackets in the upcoming North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Football Playoffs:

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Bunn takes NCC’s JV crown
Bunn takes NCC’s JV crown
BUNN -- As fate would have it, the only two teams with undefeated records in the Northern Carolina Conference junior varsity football standings would meet in the final week of the regular season.
And with the NCC championship at stake, the Bunn Junior Wildcats topped Warren County by a convincing 42-12 margin at the BHS Football Field.
Bunn wrapped up its campaign with a 10-0 overall mark. Warren County closed at 9-1.

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

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COMMUNITY NEWS

County works on rescue plan for animals in case of storms, disaster
County works on rescue plan for animals in case of storms, disaster
Members of Franklin County’s emergency response and animal care communities met on Monday in their first efforts toward putting together an animal shelter plan.
Following Hurricane Katrina, Congress adopted the PETS Act, which allows states, counties and municipalities to be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for acts to shelter companion animals in a storm.

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Attempted murder charge follows girlfriend stabbing
Attempted murder charge follows girlfriend stabbing
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Louisburg man charged with trying to kill his girlfriend.
Authorities charged Joseph Daniel Blacknall, 39, 2239 White Level Road, with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, alleging that he stabbed Connie Richardson Lucas in the neck at about noon on Monday.

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Dunston files appeal against court’s child support ruling
Legal representatives for a county commissioner have filed a notice to appeal a judge’s decision for child support.
Attorney Carolyn J. Yancey filed the appeal on Nov. 5 — a week after Judge David LeBarre ordered Sidney Dunston to pay a total of $1,370 a month in child support to his estranged wife, Toni Dunston.
The filing came a day after Dunston was re-elected.

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INTERACTIVE CARTS
INTERACTIVE CARTS
It was all smiles after receiving 17 interactive technology carts through the Reading First Program at Louisburg Elementary School recently. With the 17 carts, all teachers in grades kindergarten through third grade now have their own interactive cart. The carts include a data projector, document camera, laptop, audio system and a microphone. Teachers took part in a mass training last week and could not help but smile while using the new technology.

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COMPUTER SECURITY CONFERENCE.
COMPUTER SECURITY CONFERENCE.
John DeRosa of Louisburg, Marc Salmons of Creedmoor, Monica Turner of Stem, and Kathy Wolford of Oxford attended the annual conference of the Raleigh chapter of the Information Systems Security Association recently. Brad Hoelscher, president of the chapter, invited the students to work the registration table. DeRosa is an information systems security graduate and current web technologies major. Wendy Bailey, VGCC’s program head for web technologies, also attended the event.

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SERVICE RECOGNIZED
SERVICE RECOGNIZED
The Louisburg Lions Club recently recognized Lion C.T. Dean of Louisburg for 60 years of dedicated service to the club. Lion Dean stated how much he has enjoyed his membership in the Lions Club and all the opportunities to give back to his community over the last 60 years. Above are Dean, left, and Lion President Graham Stallings who bestowed the anniversary award. The Louisburg Lions Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Murphy House Restaurant in Louisburg. New members are welcome.

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EMPLOYEES OF THE QUARTER - FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOLS
EMPLOYEES OF THE QUARTER - FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOLS
Above, Jamie Jones, center, is known for her genuine work ethic as data manager for Royal Elementary School. Royal School Principal Shawnee Perry-Manley, right, stated Jones is typically the first person at the school each day and one of the last to leave. Perry-Manley praised Jones for her caring personality and accuracy. At left, Franklin County Board of Education Chair Paige Sayles shares a smile with Jones after receiving the award, which also includes $500.

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Shiny day brings out shiny aluminum for annual contest
Saturday, Nov. 1, was a beautiful day for aluminum recyclers to come out to the Farmer’s Market in Shannon Village to sell their aluminum.
Almost 2,000 pounds of aluminum were brought in for sale before the 1 p.m. cut-off time, and almost $700 in cash was taken away by some happy recyclers.

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Soundfield solutions, new products are topics at conference
Earl McCall, regional director of Avada of Louisburg, was among the nearly 200 clinicians who attended the Avada Business Conference on Oct. 13-15 in Las Vegas.
Avada Hearing Care Centers, operating subsidiary of Hearing Healthcare Management Inc., has this business conference once every two years to advance hearing clinicians’ ability and skills so that they can better help patients in their local markets.

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