A Louisburg man and Rocky Mount woman accused of swindling a Creedmoor woman out of her life savings are slated to appear in Granville County court next month.
Law enforcement officers in Franklin County, Creedmoor and Rocky Mount combined with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division to charge Aaron Pittman, 55, of N.C. 39, and his wife, Mildred Diane Dew, 56, with several charges associated with the theft.
Franklin County and Central North Carolina dodged a wintry mix on Friday, but Saturday presents one more hurdle.
No town or governmental offices were impacted on Friday, but the threat of sleet and snow caused Franklin County school staff to delay opening by two hours as a storm began to sweep through the area Friday morning, bringing the wintry mix.
FRANKLINTON — Police arrested a man on charges of disturbing the peace and assaulting an officer after he claimed to have downed at least four gallons of corn liquor.
According to a report by Sgt. K.J. Hornaday, he was responding to a call regarding a suspicious person near N.C. 56 and Chavis Street when a short distance away, he was flagged down by a man trying to help his friend, Ryan Jay Moore.
The Murphy House has to recall nearly 3,000 pounds of barbecue according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the company is recalling 2,850 pounds of pork barbecue products because they may contain an undeclared allergen, soy flour.
Soy flour is a known potential allergen, which is not declared on the label.
A case alleging that Franklin County and a dozen other entities were responsible for a helicopter crash that killed a former deputy was dropped late last month.
It’s not clear if the dismissal is for good, though.
“The remaining defendants appear, at this time, to have no assets,” said Hill Allen, attorney for Ann Greene, the wife of Ted Horton, who died in a May died in a May 14, 2004 helicopter crash.
The filing period begins Monday, giving incumbents or newcomers a chance to run for county, state and federal offices.
The period opens at noon on Monday and runs through Feb. 26 at noon.
To file, candidates have to be 21, fill out paperwork at the Board of Elections office and pay a fee: which is $1,740 for a federal seat, $207 for a state seat, or 1 percent of either the salary of a position like clerk of court or 1 percent of the stipend paid to a commissioner or school board member.
BUNN — Town officials and staff moved another step closer to improving its wastewater system this week.
The town’s system has reached a capacity level that requires expansion.
On Tuesday night, the board chose the engineering firm of O’Brien and Gere Engineers Inc. out of Raleigh to oversee the project.
Franklinton High School teacher Billy Jackson
If the first 35 or so days of 2010 are any indication, this promises to be a long year!
For those of us who were more than happy to see the turbulent, challenging days of 2009 come to an end, the fact that 2010 is continuing that difficult path is no cause for celebration.
Okay, okay, enough winter weather already!
As someone said recently, snow in North Carolina isn’t supposed to behave like this.
On those rare events when we have snow, it’s supposed to melt quickly. Maybe give the kids time to get their fill of sled riding and to ruin a few clothes, but that’s it!
GOOD MORNING: Regardless of whether Punxsutawney Phil, Gen. Beauregard Lee, Sir Walter Wally, or whom or whatever saw their shadow or not Tuesday, my calendar indicates that we’ve got seven more weeks of winter remaining and the forecast for this weekend is somewhat indicative of that fact.
Snow is nature’s way of calling time out, at least here in North Carolina. Let some white stuff collect on the ground and we call off schools, close businesses and stay home. And, despite what some recent transplants might tell you, it is a good thing.
So much for a balanced approach in your main editorial of the January 30 edition. You made reference to the Congressional Republicans as the party of “no” and the party without any solutions or programs of their own. First, I for one, am comfortable with “no” when it must be used to preserve basic American principles.
LOUISBURG - Graveside services for Alton D. Johnson, 24, who died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, will be held Sunday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. at Mary Helen Jones cemetery, with the Rev. Carl D. Wardrett officiating.
LITTLETON - Funeral services for Teen Lynch, 75, who died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Feb. 6) at White Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alonza West officiating. Burial will follow in the Teen Lynch family cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Geneva Jones Brodie, 67, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Jones Chapel Baptist Church, Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Brodie family cemetery in Louisburg.
ZEBULON - Edna Mumford Wattenbarger, 77, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 at her home. Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 5, at Hephzibah Baptist Church, Wendell. Burial was in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.
LOUISBURG - Joseph Edward Lunsford, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 at his home. A funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 4, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home Chapel, Millbrook Road, Raleigh. Interment followed at Centerville Baptist Church cemetery.
RALEIGH - Carrie T. Brodie, 61, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at Old Liberty Baptist Church, Louisburg, with Dr. Charles Murrill officiating.
ZEBULON - Maxine Richardson Champion, 58, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 5, at Elevation Baptist Church, Raleigh. Burial was in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.
ZEBULON - Hazel Johnson Parrish, 85, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 4, at Union Chapel Baptist Church. Entombment followed in the church cemetery.
WAKE FOREST - Iva Mae Tart Barham, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 at her home. Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 4, at Beulah Christian Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ronald Harris officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
CASTALIA – Sallie Lou Currin Wood, 87, of the Red Bud Community, died Thursday evening, Feb. 4, 2010 at her home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Red Bud Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gatis Perry and the Rev. Robert Ricks Boone officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall and other times at the home.
THREE’S COMPANY. Despite being surrounded by three Pitt players, Louisburg College’s Jeremy Atkinson (with ball) escapes for a layup during Wednesday night’s home victory at historic Holton Gymnasium.
LOUISBURG -- This time last season, John Meeks wasn’t sure if his Louisburg College Hurricanes were performing at a high level heading into the most important portion of the campaign.
Meeks, however, has an opposite viewpoint of his 2009-10 club, which has been rolling through Region X foes.
FRANKLINTON - Before this week, Franklin County had never boasted a Division I women’s college soccer signee.
Then it happened twice -- and within a 24-hour period.
And it was fitting that the signees were Franklinton teammates Amanda Knapp and Shaylyn Poppe, who have dominated opposite ends of the field during their accomplishment-filled careers with the Lady Rams.
FAMILY TIES WITH MORGAN STATE. Bunn High School’s Robert Preston (right) has signed a football letter-of-intent to attend Morgan State University -- the same school his mother graduated from.
BUNN -- In hopes of finding a college home, Bunn’s Robert Preston literally went the extra mile by creating his own website -- www.recruitrobertpreston.com.
The eventual answer to Preston’s quest, however, would come much closer to home.
Wednesday at the Bunn Media Center, Preston signed a letter-of-intent to continue his football career at Morgan State University.
Last weekend’s pitiful weather has affected several scheduled high school sporting events in Franklin County.
Here’s a rundown:
• Bunn High School’s basketball teams were supposed to play this past Tuesday at Roanoke Rapids.
Instead, that event will be held Monday. The Wildcats will then close out the week (and their regular season) with a home game Tuesday against Franklinton and Thursday on the road at Northwest Halifax.
CONTACT WITH COCO. Louisburg College guard Coco Hull (with ball) is fouled on her way to the basket during the Lady Hurricanes’ home victory Wednesday night against Guilford Tech CC.
LOUISBURG -- Within a 10-minute span at practice Monday, Louisburg College’s women’s basketball team lost two starters for its showdown two days later against Guilford Tech.
First, freshman forward Ariel Phelps -- the queen of the double-double this season -- suffered a slight concussion.
Moments later, wing Monique Williams, another talented frosh, slightly fractured her ankle.
BUNN -- Bunn High School’s 2010 track and field campaign will begin March 11 with a home meet against Northern Carolina Conference opponent North Johnston.
The Wildcats’ complete schedule is as follows (home meets are listed in CAPS):
HENDERSON -- The 2010 calendar year has been a good one so far for the Vance-Granville Community College men’s basketball team.
The Vanguards had a 4-7 record when December came to a close, but as of Jan. 27, the team has a winning record of 10-8 (8-3 in Region X Division II conference).
High School Basketball
Bunn at Roanoke Rapids 6:30 p.m.
Louisburg resident Tico Wilkins, 10, participated in the NBA Fit Regionals last month in Charlotte. Wilkins took fourth in the competition and was part of a meet-and-greet session with several Charlotte Bobcats’ players. Earlier, Tico earned first place in the 9-10 age group during local action, sponsored by the Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department. Tico is currently a fourth grader at Edward Best Elementary School.
Franklinton High School girls soccer standout Amanda Knapp signs a letter-of-intent to continue her career at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. Also pictured are (back, l to r) Mike Knapp (father), FHS Athletic Director/Soccer Coach Deran Coe and FHS Principal Charles Fuller; (front) Brenda Knapp (mother).
Franklinton High School girls soccer star Shaylyn Poppe signs a letter-of-intent to continue her career at Gardner-Webb University, which is located in Boiling Springs. Also pictured are (back, l to r) FHS Athletic Director/Soccer Coach Deran Coe, FHS Principal Charles Fuller and Nichole Poppe (sister); (front, l to r) Jason Poppe (father) and Terri-Lynne Poppe (mother).
Louisburg College guard Paquita Wingate (14) fights for a rebound against Guilford Tech CC.
Louisburg College’s Jeremy Atkinson follows a shot Wednesday against Guilford Tech.
Cellular phones have been on the market for over 14 years, and users across the country are estimated into the millions. As cellular phones increase in popularity, many questions are surfacing concerning safety, health and environmental issues.
One of the first sweet advantages of cellular phones is the luxury of talking to loved ones in far distant places and nations from the most remote areas in the world. More importantly, we find advantages related to emergencies, crime watch, businesses, etc.
John and Ryan Anselmo of Louisburg are proud to announce the birth of their son, John Lucas Anselmo, born Dec. 3, 2009 at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. He weighed 8 pounds and was 21 1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Van and Jamie Cash of Louisburg and Brenda Whitley, also of Louisburg.
Paternal grandparents are John T. Anselmo of Spring Hope and Rosemarie Calabria of Wilson.
Paige Williford and Ricky Johnson were married on Dec. 19 during a 2 p.m. ceremony at Sparta Advent Christian Church. The officiating minister was Jack Ellis.
The bride is the daughter of James and Teresa Williford of Elm City.
The groom’s parents are Ronnie and Betty Gupton of Louisburg.
Annual registration for Franklin County Schools’ kindergarten will be held at each of the eight elementary schools in Franklin County.
In order to assure a child has a smooth transition into school, parents are asked to register during one of the dates.
Louisburg police arrested a man accused of leading police on a short vehicle chase.
According to a report by Officer Elliott Coker, police began to follow Bradley Greear as he drove on Bickett Boulevard at about 10 p.m. on Wednesday.
Officers were familiar with Greear, whose license was revoked.
While the tax filing deadline is more than two months away, it always seems to be here before you know it. Here are the Internal Revenue Service’s top 10 tips that will help your tax filing process run smoother than ever this year.
To file your 2009 individual tax return, you’ll have to decide which form to use …unless you e-file. If you file electronically, the software automatically selects the simplest and best form for you. Whether you use e-file or prepare on paper, using the simplest form will help avoid costly errors or processing delays. And remember, if you file electronically, it speeds up the processing of your tax return and the delivery of your refund.
The Internal Revenue Service has free tax forms and publications on a wide variety of topics. If you need IRS forms, here are five easy methods for getting the information you need.
Scott Southerland, left, was presented the 2009 Firefighter of the Year award for the White Level Fire Department at the department’s Christmas party in December. Presenting the award was White Level Fire Chief Billy Brewer Sr.
Louisburg College’s Seby Jones Performing Arts Center will be home this coming Friday, Feb. 12, to the American Big Band.
The theatrically-staged, costumed, and choreographed production will feature 20 singers, dancers, and musicians who will bring the big band story to life, featuring highlights of the last 80 years of big band music in America.
The Louisburg Lions Club enjoyed a very informative program recently on economic development activities in Franklin County from EDC Director Ronnie Goswick. His presentation included marketing efforts of the shell building located across from Triangle North Executive Airport, along with the county’s application for a broadband stimulus grant from the federal government. Above are Lions program chairman Dr. Mark LaBranche, left, and Goswick.