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March 10, 2009.
Triangle North Franklin Executive Airport tenants signed an agreement last month that helps clear the way for a skydiving operation.
With commissioner approval, the pact is scheduled to be tested on March 21.
After reviewing liability issues in December, Franklin County commissioners agreed to move forward with plans that would allow Triangle Skydiving Center to operate at the county’s airport.
After several months of waiting and two postponements by her request, Neecie Clifton got her say Monday night.
During a marathon closed session for personnel of the Franklin County Board of Education that stretched until 1:15 a.m., Clifton and her attorney appeared before the school board, arguing the former Louisburg High School lab facilitator was unjustly fired in December.
Above, Royal Elementary School students Taylor Vitale, center, white shirt, and Jalin Debnam, center, blue shirt, lead their class in the Hokey Pokey during an annual nutrition fair at Royal Elementary School on Thursday. About 500 elementary students took part in the event, which is to educate youngsters about the importance of making healthy food choices and exercise. Students went around to booths where parks and recreation staff, dental hygienists and other health providers talked with them. Students received prizes, and each received a gift basket of fruit and other goodies.
CaptiveAire workers returned to work on Monday after an apparent electrical fire forced an evacuation on Friday.
Fire investigators believe the motor on a ventilation fan attached to an outside wall locked up and sparks began to arc inside.
Those sparks, investigators said, reached some flammable materials on a storage rack on the outside of the building — causing a fire that ignited woods outside and the building inside.
In Gov. Beverly Perdue’s first State of the State address Monday, her speech was flowery and optimistic but fell short of the specifics she is going to have to deliver to lead North Carolina through the current economic times.
In reality, as Gov. Perdue was talking about the importance of education, local school board members were discussing her recent head-scratching raid of school construction dollars and, ironically, lottery dollars to balance the state budget. What a terrible disconnect.
GOOD MORNING: We had some really beautiful weather over the weekend, but if Greg Fishel and the WRAL-TV weather team are right, this spring-like weather we’ve been enjoying is coming to a screeching halt after today (Wednesday) when we are led to expect something like a 21-degree dip in the daytime highs along with a possibility of some rain.
Just what kind of American are you?
Federal, state and local governments are all dealing with shortfalls in revenue that not only make expansion impossible, it quite possibly could mean cuts in service.
That’s a nice way of saying some people are going to be out of work.
Last Week’s Poll
Confidence in commissioners?
Do you have confidence in Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners to lead the county through these hard economic times?
It’s well known by now that the current recession began in the residential housing market.
An unprecedented boom in housing construction and sales earlier this decade carried the price appreciation rates for homes to previously unseen, lofty levels.
The following votes were taken in the General Assembly, week ended March 5, by state Rep. Lucy Allen and state Sen. Doug Berger:
BUNN – Bill Young, 80, died Sunday morning, March 8, 2009. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, March 10, at Bunn Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Gary Vassar officiating.
LOUISBURG - Marjorie May Davis, 76 of Louisburg, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, in Britthaven of Louisburg. Graveside services will be today (Wednesday, March 11) at 1 p.m. from Brainerd Cemetery, Cranbury, NJ.
HELEN, GA. - Rosalie Banks, 96, of Helen, Ga., former resident of Franklin County, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Willow Garden Assisted Living in Tocoa, Ga. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Center Baptist Church in Helen, Ga.
YOUNGSVILLE - Bertha Mason Holden, 89, died Friday evening, March 6, 2009 at her residence. Funeral services were Monday morning, March 9, at Wake Union Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Karen Walters Dale, 52, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009. A memorial service, followed by family visitation, was conducted Monday, March 9, at Bright Funeral Home and Cremation, Wake Forest.
LOUISBURG - Agnes Connell Hyman, 80, died Thursday, March 5, 2009. Funeral was Sunday, March 8, at Flat Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gary McNair officiating. Burial followed Sunday afternoon at Oak City Cemetery, with the Rev. Sonny Simpson presiding.
LOUISBURG - Charles E. Privette, Sr., 72, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Hillside Nursing Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Al Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Popes Chapel Christian Church cemetery.
ZEBULON - Lillie Driver Gay, 94, of Guardian Care died Sunday, March 8, 2009. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 11) at Watkins Chapel Baptist Church. Entombment will be in Zebulon Town Cemetery.
COLUMBIA - Mary Estelle Robbins, 86, of Columbia died in Franklinton on Monday, March 9. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 11) in the chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Franklinton Chapel (formerly Franklin Funeral Service), 504 E. Mason St., Franklinton, with the Rev. Carl Hunter presiding. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
MORVEN, N. C. - Stanley Williams Stovall, Jr., 63, died Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at his home near Wadesboro, N. C.
OUISBURG - Emma Sessoms Davis, 74, died at her home on Monday, March 9, 2009.
LOUISBURG – Sandra Burnette Tharrington, 63, of Louisburg, passed away Friday night.
OGLESBY, ILL. -- With a national tournament spot at stake, the Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes rattled off the final eight points of the contest to defeat host Illinois Valley Community College by an 84-78 margin in Monday’s District Tourney action in the Land of Lincoln.
Thanks to the furious late flurry, the Lady Hurricanes will carry a 26-3 overall record -- and a 13-game winning streak -- into next week’s National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Tournament.
BUNN -- Bunn hopes a veteran team and a rookie coach will prove to be a profitable combination on the baseball diamond during the 2009 season.
The Wildcats got off to a quick start last Friday, picking up a 7-1 home decision over Franklin County rival Louisburg.
“I was very happy with the effort,’’ said BHS first-year head coach Chris Lewis -- a former pitcher for the Wildcats. “The boys came out and didn’t make a lot of errors. We also hit the ball very well.’’
FRANKLINTON -- One of the area’s most successful soccer tournaments will enjoy a renewal this week in Franklinton.
That’s when the annual Brassfield Commercial Shamrock Classic Girls Soccer Tourney will be held. Matches will be held at both the Franklinton High School Football Field and the Franklinton Recreation Park.
Louisburg resident Justin Loyd is making the most of his final collegiate baseball season at Gardner-Webb University.
Loyd, who prepped at Kerr-Vance Academy in Henderson, has been selected as the Big South Conference Player of the Week by hitting .611 during four games last week.
Loyd had 11 hits in 18 at-bats for the Runnin’ Bulldogs, including a 3-for-4 effort against the University of North Carolina that featured a double.
CHAPEL HILL -- Here is this weekend’s schedule for the annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Basketball Championships:
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The rivalry between Louisburg College and Spartanburg Methodist College is usually one of the most hard-fought on the Region X baseball circuit.
But the powerhouse Pioneers had little trouble with LC this time around, scoring a four-game home sweep against the Hurricanes during action last weekend on the SMC campus in the Palmetto State.
Emily N. Williams of Louisburg, a freshman at UNC-Greensboro, has been listed on the fall semester dean’s list.
This recognition is based on the following criteria: completion of 15 or more semester hours at UNCG, a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher with no grade below a B-, and current enrollment at UNCG for six or more hours.
The following is a continuation of honor rolls for Franklin County Schools. They are being published in consecutive editions, as space allows.
FRANKLINTON — For the next month or so, officers will be increasing their community policing efforts.
This Friday, the Franklinton Police Department is unveiling a pilot program called Police Chat, where officers will stop by the Franklinton Senior Center to talk with residents about any issues they see fit.
The following people were penalized in Franklin District Court recently for driving while impaired (DWI).
Louisburg mail carrier Sherry Edwards is all smiles after she completes the last sort of her Louisburg 6 mail route and prepares to end her 30-year career with the U.S. Postal Service. Edwards has been carrying Route 6, which includes the Laurel Mill, Alert, Gold Sand areas, for 23 of her 30 years, driving about 66 miles a day to reach 670 mail boxes in the rural area.
Louisburg High School senior Mamour Camara, front center, was recognized by the Franklin County Board of Education Monday night for scoring a perfect 800 on the math section of the SAT and for winning the state 1A/2A 135-pound individual wrestling championship. In the back row are Camara’s parents, James Hughes and Mame Hughes, along with LHS Principal Freda Clifton and Board of Education Chairwoman Paige Sayles. The school board presented Camara with an original cartoon by Jay Lamm that was published in The Franklin Times. Another framed copy of the cartoon, mirrored after the image of President Barack Obama, went to the high school.
The spring rabies clinics are under way.
Clinics will be on Saturdays as follows:
Ammons Pittman GMAC Real Estate has recognized Top Producer agents for accomplishments in the Wake Forest office for 2008.
George Pittman, president, and David Huffine, broker in charge, recognized Donna McIntyre and Kathy Williams as the Top Team in the Wake Forest office and companywide. Wake Forest office agents receiving recognition as Top Producers were Deborah Nance, the top sales agent, and Elizabeth Hundley, the top listing agent, both in Wake Forest and companywide. Kay Galloway was recognized as the new home sales leader.