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Showing 38 articles from June 8, 2010.

FRONT PAGE

Committee appointed to study Early College High School
MONEY TALKS. County commissioners, including Don Lancaster, foreground, listen to new information regarding the Early College High School program during the board’s meeting on Monday night.
Committee appointed to study Early College High School
Commission Chair Penny McGhee appointed a group expected to come up with a plan for the Early College High School program.
Commissioners, the school system and Vance-Granville Community College have held an ongoing discussion for months about how to best address space issues at the Louisburg campus — which is being exacerbated by the influx of students through the Early College Program.

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Car crashes into Star Mart
DRIVE THRU. A Lake Royale man crashed his car through this Star Mart on Sledge Road Saturday afternoon. The crash caused a significant amount of damage, but no injuries were reported.
Car crashes into Star Mart
Police arrested a Lake Royale man who apparently tried to turn a convenience store into a drive-thru.
Anthony Warren Holden, 37, was charged Saturday afternoon with driving while impaired and reckless driving after crashing his car through the back of the Star Mart on Sledge Road.

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Three Lake Royale residents charged with armed robbery
Three Lake Royale residents charged with armed robbery
Three Lake Royale residents were charged in an armed robbery that proved there is no honor among those with criminal intent.
According to Lake Royale investigators, a 15-year-old resident told authorities that he went to 106 Mohave Drive the afternoon of June 1 to visit friends and smoke marijuana.

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Man, 25, charged with taking indecent liberties with a child
Franklinton police arrested a Louisburg man charged with taking indecent liberties with a child.
According to a police report and Det. Reginald Norflett, a girl under the age of 16 recently accused William Michael Langley, 25, of committing a lewd and lascivious act back in September.

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Bunn commissioners place moratorium on Internet cafes
Bunn commissioners place moratorium on Internet cafes
Bunn town commissioners have joined the Internet gaming fray, placing a 90-day moratorium on any such proposals while they study the issue.
During the board’s meeting on Monday night, a majority of the board agreed to hold off on reviewing any petitions to allow Internet Sweepstakes Cafe type operations in town.

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Franklinton celebration honors long-time employee
Franklinton celebration honors long-time employee
FRANKLINTON — Not much has gone on in town the last 32 years that Raymond Bragg didn’t know about.
Well, not until last weekend, when friends, residents and officials held a Community Celebration event with Bragg as the guest of honor.
Nearly 200 people filled the American Legion Hut on Saturday, expressing their appreciation for Bragg’s decades-long service to the town.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Louisburg resident Chase Ragland

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Hydro Sports
Editorial Cartoon: Hydro Sports


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United Way Community Food Drive gets underway
Times are tough these days for many who call Franklin County home — but for some, even finding enough to eat is becoming increasingly difficult.
While it’s difficult for many of us to imagine, food shortages exist even in 21st Century America and, yes, even here in Franklin County.

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Blacksnake still causing concern; Gupton’s letter gets readers fired up
Blacksnake still causing concern; Gupton’s letter gets readers fired up
GOOD MORNING: Well, here we are, midway into the second week of June already and before you know it, Father’s Day and the first day of summer will be upon us.
I got a bang out of some of the online replies to my Saturday comments regarding the blown call that robbed Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga of a perfect game, as well as our snake visit.

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Bid to drive up business has an interesting smell to it
Bid to drive up business has an interesting smell to it
I don’t know how old you have to be to begin saying: “what will they think of next?” But it must be 36.
Because, after reading a story out of Mooresville, that was my first thought.
It seems that a grocery store chain has erected a billboard in that town that smells.

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Website Reader Participation Results June 2-8
Last Week’s Poll
Straight-TIcket Voting
Should North Carolina do away with Straight-Ticket Voting?    

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Forewarned is forearmed
This isn’t a good time to be the Governor or a legislator in North Carolina. But politicians don’t have the luxury of choosing the times; they must face the realities in which they find themselves and make the most of them. 

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Legislative Watch
The following votes were taken in the General Assembly, week ended June 4, by state Rep. John May and state Sen. Doug Berger.


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OBITUARIES

CLARA HARMON
DECATUR, IL—Clara Harmon, 89, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Fair Havens Christian Home in Decatur, IL.  A private burial was held Monday at Bunn Memorial Gardens.

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GENEVA L. RICHARDSON
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Geneva L. Richardson, 85, who died Saturday, June 5, 2010, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Linda Taybron officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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TIMOTHY B. LEWIS
ZEBULON – Timothy Bernard Lewis, a native of Franklin County, died  Thursday, June 3, 2010. Funeral service was Sunday, June 6,  at  Pilot Baptist Church. Burial was in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. 

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CAROLYN T. BULLARD
CHARLOTTE - Carolyn Timberlake Bullard, 80, died at Carolina’s Specialty Hospital, Charlotte, on Friday, June 4, 2010. A private, graveside service was held Monday, June 7, at Youngsville Cemetery in Youngsville, with the Rev. Dr. Layne Smith, her pastor, officiating.

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BRUNETTA R. TAYLOR
ZEBULON - Brunetta Ray Taylor, 64, died Sunday, June 6, 2010 at her home. Graveside services were Tuesday, June 8, at Pine Ridge Baptist Church.

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RUBY S. ALLSBROOK
ENFIELD - Ruby Thomas Shearin Allsbrook “Aunt Ruby”, 93, died Monday, June 7, 2010. A service to celebrate her life will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, June 9) at Lakeside Baptist Church. A commital service will follow at 3 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Enfield.

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MARY B. AVENT
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for Mary B. Avent, 86, who died Saturday, June 5, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 11, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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ELIZABETH KNIGHT
LOUISBURG - Elizabeth Knight, 55, died Sunday, June 6, 2010. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.


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LAURA JEAN CARD
FRANKLINTON- Laura Jean Card, age 45, died on June 3, 2010. Mrs. Card was born on July 20, 1964 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a teacher’s assistant at Opio Holy Spirit Academy in Franklinton.

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SIDNEY FRANKLIN FAULKNER, JR.
FRANKLIN, VA — Sidney Franklin Faulkner, Jr., 78, supported by his loving family and friends, departed this life peacefully June 7, 2010 at Southampton Memorial Hospital.  Born in Franklin County, NC to the late Lelia Hale and Sidney Franklin Faulkner, he was a former resident of Henderson, NC, and was retired as an auditor for the retail clothing store industry.  He was a member and former deacon of Mountain Grove Baptist Church in Alert. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, with the Rev. Bill Wallace officiating.

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SPORTS

Head Of State
Head Of State
FRANKLINTON -- Deran Coe’s appeal as a soccer skipper has long since been known in this area.
The rest of the state is now starting to take notice.
Sunday in Greensboro, Coe, Franklinton’s boys and girls coach, was saluted as the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association’s Class 2-A Girls State Coach of the Year for the 2010 campaign.

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No Contest In NCC
SIMPLY UNBEATABLE. Franklinton High School’s Gillberto Pannunzio, an exchange student from Brazil, went undefeated in Boys Singles action during the 2010 season in the Northern Carolina Conference.
No Contest In NCC
FRANKLINTON -- Even though he only speaks cursory English, Franklinton’s Gillberto Pannunzio was the talk of the Northern Carolina Conference Boys Tennis Season.
Pannunzio, an exchange student from Brazil, dominated his competition at No. 1 Singles this spring in the NCC -- so much so that he didn’t even lose a set while earning a league championship.

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BHS Honors Stars
BHS Honors Stars
BUNN -- Bunn High School paid tribute to its student-athletes during last Tuesday’s 2009-10 Athletic Awards Ceremony, which was held at the BHS Auditorium.
Award winners from the annual event were as follows:

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LC’s grid club joins Northeast
LC’s grid club joins Northeast
Louisburg College is poised to become the southernmost member of the Northeast Football Conference.
For LC head coach John Sala, it’s a big step as the Hurricanes -- for the first time in the revived history of the program -- will be affiliated with a league instead of competing as an independent.

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Bunn JV’s Take NCC Title
Bunn JV’s Take NCC Title
BUNN -- Whenever a coach takes over at a new school, he is always interested in the long-term prospects of the program.
For first-year Bunn baseball skipper Leonard Allen, that view was promising, as he saw several standouts who are destined to one day make an impact on the varsity level.

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State diamond champions crowned
State diamond champions crowned
RALEIGH -- Four champions were determined last weekend at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Baseball Finals Series.
Results from the best-of-three series were as follows, by classification:

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Mudcats continue to tangle with foes in SL
Mudcats continue to tangle with foes in SL
CHATTANOOGA, TENN.  -- A four-run second inning propelled the Chattanooga Lookouts past the Carolina Mudcats 10-7 at AT&T Field on Sunday afternoon in a Class AA Southern League baseball showdown.
Carolina (25-32) established a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Lookouts batted around in the second against starting pitcher Alexander Smit (L, 1-5) for a 4-2 lead.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Franklinton High’s Burkett named UNCG iSchool Scholar
Franklinton High’s Burkett named UNCG iSchool Scholar
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has announced that 179 high school seniors from 44 counties have been named UNCG iSchool Scholars for their outstanding performance in online early college classes.
Among those honored is Crystal Burkett of Franklinton High School. She will receive a special silver and gold honor cord to wear at graduation and a certificate of merit from the University.

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Franklin Regional auxiliary names scholarship winners
Franklin Regional Medical Center’s volunteer auxiliary recently named its 2010 scholarship winners.
Three of the five scholarships were presented to hospital employees in an effort to help them further their education.  This year’s recipients include: Tiffany Alston, Matthew Glenn, Tayla Ricks, Deidre Taborn and Gerri Taylor.

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Louisburg College ROTC signs transfer agreement with NC State ROTC program
A transfer agreement between the ROTC programs at North Carolina State University and Louisburg College was recently signed.
The purpose of the agreement is to provide a basis for cross-enrollment of students from LC into the N.C. State Army Senior Reserve Officers Training Corps (SROTC) Program for four-year degree completion at one of the colleges at N.C. State.

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Franklin County high school seniors honored with scholarships
Kienow
Franklin County high school seniors honored with scholarships
Coming up with a way to pay for a student’s college education is not an easy task. Earning a scholarship can certainly sweeten the process, whether it is for an amount to cover the cost of books or a full ride – every bit helps.

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Terrell Lane gets new computer lab
Terrell Lane gets new computer lab
It’s amazing the difference 21 computers can make. Rather than going to the lab once or twice a month due to availability, Terrell Lane Middle School eighth-grade students can now venture to the lab multiple times a week.
The nice part about the new lab is that it was built from existing resources. Parent Teacher-Student Organization President Faye Weiner inquired with the Franklin County Schools’ technology about using some existing old computers to create a lab.

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Guardian Ad litem partners with NC State Internship program
Guardian Ad litem partners with NC State Internship program
Allen Gibson, a senior in psychology at N.C. State, was chosen from a field of 930 applicants to participate in the 2010 N.C. State Government Internship Program through the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office.
Gibson joins 63 other participants in the program.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Ribeyes holding grand opening
Ribeyes of Louisburg, located at 32 Golden Leaf Circle, has announced its grand opening and is celebrating the event through June 30 with specials and give-aways. 
Everyone is invited to visit the Louisburg location during June for the “Celebration Split” – a 16-ounce rib eye split for two with choice of potato and endless salad bar and Texas toast for each person for only $29.99 – good at the Louisburg location or her sister store in Nashville — 108 West Nashville Drive.

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