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July 7, 2009.
Boats anchor in Lake Royale to get a better view of the Fourth of July fireworks. Franklin County residents had plenty to celebrate with Fourth of July events scheduled all over the county on Saturday.
Laura Hall, Maggie Wilder, Noah Wilder, Jan Strickland and Darin Wilder take in the fireworks show at the Franklinton High School football field. The annual event was hosted by the town’s American Legion Post 52.
The family of two girls killed by a fleeing suspect has rekindled its lawsuit against the Franklinton Police Department and the town, itself.
The family of Linsay and Maggie Lunsford, 18 and 9, respectively, filed a lawsuit against former Franklinton Officer Michael Dunlap, Police Chief Ray Gilliam, the town and Guy Christopher Ayscue, arguing that they were all to blame for the Dec. 1, 2007 chase and crash that killed the two Granville County sisters.
The chase started when Ayscue raced through an intersection in Franklinton.
When a baby is born with drugs in their system, there are very few comforts a doctor can provide to ease the shakes, tremors and crankiness exhibited during withdrawal.
Two local law enforcement officers want to at least make it uncomfortable for the responsible parents, pursuing charges against a handful of recent mothers they allege passed drugs on to their babies during pregnancy.
Most often, the issue of drug abuse and pregnancy are handled by social service, community or rehabilitative resources.
Franklinton officials have called a special meeting to discuss infrastructure issues in light of problems at its water plant.
Town staff and officials said that a routine problem reared its head late last week when the plant had to pull more water than usual from a portion of the reservoir where the water is more stagnant.
When that occurred, the water that was pulled into the plant had too much iron and when it was treated with chlorine, it oxidized and created brown colored water.
Franklinton resident Sheila Allers
As North Carolina enters a new fiscal year without a state budget -- and as the state’s economic woes seemingly mount daily -- we want to be supportive when our state senator, Doug Berger, says he is “not going to be intimidated by special interest groups when it comes to taxpayer money.”
If you read our weekend edition, you know that Sen. Berger, who is co-chair of the Health and Human Services appropriations committee, is at odds with the proposed budget for home health services.
GOOD MORNING: Hope you had a nice holiday weekend. Frankly, as one who normally has Saturday’s and Sunday’s off anyway, in addition to having some difficulty realizing that Saturday was a national holiday myself, you would probably have had some difficulty convincing grandson Andrew Johnson that Saturday was any sort of holiday either as I rousted him out of the sack early to help with Saturday yard chores as usual.
I just wrote a story about some funny water in Franklinton, and I have to believe that some current governors must have stopped in for a drink.
The first to take a sip had to be South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford.
Last month, Sanford disappeared for about a week and led his wife, inner circle and everybody else to believe he was hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Turns out he had jetted to Argentina to be with/say goodbye to a woman with whom he was having an affair.
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RISOR, Norway - Roger Hauge, 28, died Saturday, July 4, 2009 of head injuries from a diving accident. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 9, in Risor.
EPSOM - Dennis Wayne Vick, 40, died Saturday, July 4, 2009 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 7, at Corinth Baptist Church, with the Rev. Brent Farrar officiating. Interment followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.
LOUISBURG - Jean Marie Wolff-Rossi, 42, died Friday, July 3, 2009 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the Louisburg College Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Parrish officiating.
ZEBULON - Mary Arrington, 97, died Thursday, July 2, 2009.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Amanda “Rabbit” Collins, 82, who died Saturday, July 4, 2009, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thomas Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
RALEIGH - Patricia “Pat” Mann, 61, died Sunday June 28, 2009. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 6, at Mount Peace Baptist Church in Raleigh. Burial followed at Saint Delight United Church of Christ, Louisburg.
WAKE FOREST - Lottie Thelma Keith Pearce, 90, died Friday, July 3, 2009 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 6, with Pastor Michael Bass and the Rev. Julian Motley officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Rochelle Frances Bass Hawkins, 85, died Saturday, June 27, 2009. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 3, in the Cutchins Funeral Home chapel in Franklinton, with Joseph B. Cutchins Jr., director, officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Franklinton.
FRANKLINTON - Addie N. Kearney, 84, died Friday, July 3, 2009. Arrangements by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Franklinton.
LOUISBURG - David Thomas “D.T.” Strother, Sr., 72, died Monday, July 6, 2009, in Duke Raleigh Hospital. Services were incomplete at press time.
ANOTHER BLAST FOR BUNN. Bunn’s Christian Sledge (3) is greeted at home by his teammates after hitting a home run during his club’s victory over Louisburg in winner’s bracket action Sunday night at the Dixie Youth Major League Baseball Tournam
YOUNGSVILLE -- For the Bunn All-Star Team, the hits just keep coming and coming.
Even with the loss of several key expected performers to a select team, the Bunn All-Stars have rolled into the finals of the Dixie Major League Baseball District Tournament at Luddy Park.
ROCKY MOUNT -- Even though he left Nash County five years ago, Dickie Schock has always kept a close eye on the football program at Rocky Mount.
After all, Schock spent one season at RM (2003-04) under B.W. Holt, his long-time mentor.
When Holt announced his retirement earlier this summer, Schock was quick to apply for the lofty task of replacing the legendary Holt.
“It didn’t take long for me to think about it,’’ Schock said. “To me, this is one of the top five (high school football) jobs in Eastern North Carolina.’’
LOUISBURG -- Without a doubt, Greg Small will hold a home-field advantage over opponents this fall.
That’s because Small, regarded as one of the top players in recent football history at Louisburg High School, has decided to remain at home to continue his gridiron career.
Small, a tailback, has signed with Louisburg College, which plays its home games at Patterson Field on the LHS campus.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College men’s golf coach Charles Sloan was nominated and elected Vice-President and President-Elect for the NJCAA Division III Golf Coaches by his peers at their annual meeting held during the National Championship Tournament earlier this month.
The Vice-Presidential term will be from 2009-2012 and the Presidential term will be from 2012-2015.
As part of his duties, Coach Sloan will attend the annual meetings at the National Championship site each year.
Bunn High School head football coach Chris Miller (center) talks to his players during a break in the action at the Beast of the East Passing Tournament, which was held June 13 on the campus of East Carolina University in Greenville.
BUNN -- In Chris Miller’s estimation, rumors of the downsizing of Bunn’s vaunted rushing attack are a bit premature.
Miller, BHS’ first-year football coach, acknowledges that the Wildcats will throw the ball more out of his preferred spread offense.
But don’t expect the Wildcats to become a total fun-and-gun machine.
After all, one of the major objectives of the offense is to spread out defenders, leaving more room to run up the middle. This was a strategy that was well-utilized by spread guru Joe Salas during his coaching days at Franklinton.
BUNN -- The DREAMS/Bunn High School Wildcats Basketball Camp will be held July 13-17 at the Bunn Dome.
Boys and girls ages 7-15 are welcome to participate. Cost is $50 per person, which includes T-shirt and lunch on the final day of the camp.
The event will run from 9-12:30 p.m. each day. Special guests will be in attendance.
For more information, contact BHS women’s basketball coach/athletic director Charles Mann at (919) 496-3975 (work) or (919) 671-4550 (cell).
The Bunn Wildcats 11-Under Select Baseball Team earned second place at the Southern Slam Tournament, which was held June 27-28 in Myrtle Beach. Pictured are (back row, l to r) Assistant Coach Rodney Medlin and Head Coach Larry McKeithan; (second row, l to r) Austin Mitchell, Tyler Loyd, Nick Williams, Spencer Brickhouse, Shane Garrison and Joshua Boone; (front row, l to r) Aidan McKeithan (kneeling), Connor McKeithan, Chris Vaughn, Justin Whitley, Jake Brubaker, Austin Medlin and Bowie Oliver. Not pictured is Assistant Coach Kyle Garrison.
The Youngsville American All-Stars recently competed in the Dixie Youth Coach-Pitch District Tournament at Oxford Webb High School and reached the semifinals. Pictured are (back row, l to r) Coaches Bill Osborne, Reggie Faulkner, Todd Whitaker and James Reynolds; (middle row, l to r) Ben Hornyak, Jack Osborne, Ian Faulkner, Chandler Griffin, Josh Brown, Parker Coats and Chase Corey; (front row, l to r) Cameron Whitaker, Lyeshan Parker, Zach Newsome, Grant Reynolds, David Ball and Richard Cardona.
Freda Clifton, principal of Louisburg High School, announces the Honor Roll for the fourth, fifth and sixth six-weeks grading period.
To be named to the A Honor Roll, a student must make no grade lower than 93. To be named to the AB Honor Roll, a student must make no grade lower than 85.
MORE AT FOUR GRADS - The More at Four Class at ABC Adventures in Louisburg had a graduation ceremony on Monday, June 8. Dinner was served to families at 6 p.m., with graduation at 7 p.m. Pictured (front row, left to right): Casey Daniel, Michelle Morales, Edgar Requena-Garcia, Raymond Barnes, Maria Serano-Campos, Anastasia Turner; middle row: Yonathan Maldonado, Yahir Garcia, Dekiya Lucas, Ismael Alvarez-Arellano, Stephen Godinez; back row: Christopher Allen, Jasmine Robollar-Sixtos, Richard Buckley, Zebedyah Basnett, Evan Connelly and Amier Durham. Not pictured, Akiyah King. (Submitted photo)
The annual Vance-Granville Community College Cosmetology competition was held on April 27 in the Civic Center on the college’s main campus.
This year, students picked one of four categories in which to demonstrate their skills and creative flair: Barbering, Fantasy, Manikin Cut & Color, Updo, and Nails.
FIRST PLACE— (pictured above) From left, standing, VGCC Cosmetology students who won the top prize in their respective categories at the 2009 competition included Melissa Davenport, South Campus (Cut & Color), Semaj Whitley, Main Campus (Barbering), Jessica Rubinoff, Franklin Campus (Fantasy), Lakesha Evans, South Campus (UpDo) and Elisha Winston, Main Campus (Nails). Models for Whitley, Rubinoff and Evans are seated. (VGCC photo)
Louisburg College will implement a new program this semester aimed at reducing underage drinking. AlcoholEdu is an on-line, interactive, web-based alcohol abuse prevention program funded in whole by the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant. The program, which will begin with the fall 2009 semester and end by December 31, will include online training and webinars; printed materials distributed to students, highlighting the dangers of alcohol abuse; and a contest in which students will design public service announcements aimed at youth regarding underage drinking and drunk driving.
GREENSBORO – Devonte Keith of Louisburg and Breanna Mitchell of Franklinton spent June 14-19 at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, participating in the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), a week-long program for selected North Carolina high school students interested in agricultural careers. The program, now in its 22nd year, is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Farm Bureau and NC A&T State University.
Wake Forest resident, Lissette Stephanie Alvarez, a Peruvian-American born and raised in New Jersey, graduated from Louisburg College with honors this spring.
She has lived in North Carolina for about two years.
Alvaraez received an associates degree in science. She participated in the Louisburg College Chorale and made the Dean’s List in her two years at Louisburg College. She also received the Eloise S. Robbins Music Scholarship and was included in “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”
The following Franklin County students received degrees from Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem after completing the Spring 2009 semester:
The following Franklin County students were named to the Winston-Salem State University Spring 2009 dean’s list:
Elizabeth Moss, daughter of Susan and Jim Moss of Youngsville, received the 2009 Geraldine Cate Music Award, presented recently at Saint Mary’s School’s annual academic honors convocation.
Members of a church community were recovering this week from an accident that crushed a church van.
According to a report by Trooper T.W. Allen, Sandra Alston, 58, of N.C. 58, was driving a Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church van west on N.C. 561 when another vehicle drove into her path.
According to Allen’s report, Mavis Burnette, 83, of Dorsey Road, was travelling east on N.C. 561 when she ran off the road to the right at about 5:45 p.m. on July 2.
United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County is now accepting applications for the 2010 Regional Artist Project Grant Program (RAPGP). Artists from Franklin, Johnston, Vance, Warren and Wake Counties can apply for grants up to $1,500 to support projects which will further their professional and artistic development. Applications are made through the county the artists lives in.