FRANKLINTON — Contractors began work last week on a project expected to open up business opportunities along U.S. 1, including a proposed Hardee’s.
Town officials awarded a $174,879 contract to Sanford Contractors Inc. in March and the group began work to install a 3,500-foot sewer line from N.C. 56 to Pocomoke Road along the west side of U.S. 1.
The General Assembly approved a $19 billion budget this week that keeps a static tax rate, however, there were plenty of shifts and cuts in spending.
Local legislators Doug Berger and John May said the state was able to fund priorities such as education, health care and jobs.
State legislators adopted a $19 billion budget, juggling lottery money in a way, they say, saves teacher jobs.
Franklin County financial staff, though, say the move just means Franklin County loses more than $592,000 it could have used for school construction and debt.
More than 700 in-home care patients in this region could be cut off from vital care by next year, according to representatives of home care agencies.
The state approved a $19 billion budget this week that includes $50 million in cuts to a Medicaid program that helps 38,000 people living at home with personal care, such as bathing and cooking.
Mother and daughter Irene and Annie Best, above, compare their handiwork during an artistic class on clay put on by award-winning artist Senora Lynch at the Youngsville Library on Wednesday. Lynch, a member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe in Warrenton, teaches people about her art and heritage during the sessions.
FRANKLINTON — Town commissioners adopted a budget Tuesday night that raises water rates and the displeasure of its largest customer — Franklin County.
The board voted unanimously during a special-called meeting to adopt its 2010-11 budget with a static tax rate of 68 cents per $100 of assessed property value.
The Franklin County 401 Citizens Action Committee decided Thursday night to seek a drastically scaled down TIGER II grant to try to get improvements started on the vital highway in Franklin County.
In its third meeting in just two weeks, the committee voted to seek about $16 million in federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery II funds this summer in an attempt to jump-start the local project.
Crews with Benton Roofing out of East Flat Rock began work to repair the top of the old Roma’s Italian Restaurant building at the corner of Bickett Boulevard and Wade Avenue in Louisburg. Property owners G.E. Commercial Solutions in Orlando, Fla., would not comment on any proposed new use, however, Louisburg town staff did not have any permits on hand that indicated renovations or a new use for the property.
Youngsville’s Elijah Alston
Well, well, the devil is really in the details as folks have been saying for decades.
And we’re about to give you 592,000 reasons to believe that old saying.
This most recent example begins with all the hot air being generated in Raleigh about how proceeds from the state lottery are making a positive difference in our public school system this year.
North Carolina — especially Eastern North Carolina — lost one of its true characters and crown jewels in recent days.
Francis Warren Meekins of Manteo passed away shortly after his 77th birthday.
Francis was owner, editor, publisher and all around hand at The Coastland Times, a newspaper and printing operation he ran for many years with his wife, Virginia.
GOOD MORNING: First things first as the saying goes. And first I want to express the thanks and appreciation of all of us here at the Times office to Pat McGhee of the Epsom Community for that absolutely delicious blackberry cobbler she dropped off for us here at the Times Thursday.
It is the goal of the Parks and Recreation Committee to honor the request made by Edgar Owens to erect a park based on his outline in his will. The committee is working hard on this. In addition to our regular meetings, we are holding special meetings to work on it. I feel we are making some progress.
ST. PETERS, Mo. —Donna Kaye Burnette, 63, of St. Peters, Mo., third daughter of William Hubert and Mamie Pearl (Place) Burnette, deceased, formerly of Louisburg, died unexpectedly, Friday, July 1, 2010 at her home.
ZEBULON - Lynda Johnson Massey, 67, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Funeral service was Friday, July 2, at Union Hope Baptist Church, Zebulon. Burial services followed at the Massey Cemetery.
GARNER - Gerald Ford Martin II, 41, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at his home. Funeral service was Friday, July 2, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel in Knightdale. Entombment was in Montlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Raleigh.
WENDELL - Nora Denton Perry, 90, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Funeral service was Friday, July 2, at Bethany Baptist Church, with burial following in the church cemetery.
RALEIGH - Betty G. Layton, 84, died Monday, June 28, 2010. A service to celebrate her life was held Thursday, July 1, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Interment followed at Raleigh Memorial Park.
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for Rose Arrington Evans, 68, who died Friday, June 25, 2010, will be held today (Saturday, July 3, 2010) at 1 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, with the Rev. James W. Parks officiating.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for James Clinton Boone, Sr., 80, who died Thursday, July 1, 2010, will be Thursday, July 8, at 2 p.m. at Rocky Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with the Rev. Rory Sneed officiating.
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for Genie Coley, 84, who died Monday, June 28, 2010 were Friday, July 2, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Betty Chauvin Hochenedel McKinne, formerly of Louisburg, North Carolina, died in Sonoma, California on June 28, 2010, two months short of her 90th birthday. She was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on August 31, 1920 to Jane Elizabeth Chauvin Hochenedel, an artist, designer and art teacher, and Benjamin Franklin Hochenedel Jr., a sugar chemist. Her father died in 1924. In 1928 her mother married William Elliott Jones, a noted sugarcane industry figure who was associated with Southdown Plantation in Houma, Louisiana. The family moved to Houma, where Betty spent the remainder of her childhood years.
CASTALIA - Laura Edwards Pearce, 80, of the Red Bud Community died July 1, 2010.
USE THE FORCE. Bunn All-Star shortstop Christian Murray (right) forces Oxford’s Luke Bradshaw at second base during Wednesday evening’s action at the Dixie Youth Minor League Baseball Tournament.
BUNN -- After rolling past three foes in convincing fashion, the Oxford All-Stars took a much different route to seal up the championship Tuesday at the Dixie Youth Minor League Baseball District Tournament.
In its first three games, Oxford had used its explosive bats to outscore its opposition by a whopping 38-9 total.
But in the finals, Oxford rode some timely pitching -- and its share of clutch hitting -- to defeat host Bunn in a tight contest.
LOUISBURG -- Once again, the Town and Country Swim Team Stingrays are making a big splash in the pool during the 2010 summer season.
Veteran head coach Jamie Cash is once again in charge of the successful Town and Country program, which competes every Thursday evening against swim clubs based out of Wake County.
Chris Davis’ commute just got a lot shorter. And his wardrobe -- though still bright -- will be making a distinct change from orange to purple.
Davis, Louisburg High School’s Athletic Director and boys basketball coach, submitted his resignation this week. He will become the first-ever boys hoops skipper at the new Corinth-Holders High School.
The Bunn All-Stars took second place at the Dixie Youth Minor League District Baseball Tournament, which was held at Bunn Elementary School.
The Oxford All-Stars earned the championship at the Dixie Youth Minor League District Baseball Tourney, which was held at Bunn Elementary School.
Members of the Bunn All-Stars proudly display the Sportsmanship Trophy following Tuesday’s finale at the Dixie Youth Minor League District Baseball Tournament.
Members of the Oxford All-Stars celebrate after receiving their championship trophy at the annual Dixie Youth Minor League District Baseball Tournament. Oxford wrapped up the crown with a victory over Bunn on Tuesday at Bunn Elementary School. Oxford qualified for the D-Y State Tourney, which will be held later this month.
Bunn All-Star third baseman Trevor Wilder (left) reaches for the ball as Oxford’s Colby Wilkerson slides into the bag during Tuesday’s Dixie Youth Minor League District Baseball Tournament Championship, which was held at Bunn Elementary School.
Bunn catcher Chris Green tags Oxford’s Dustin Brewer at home plate during Tuesday’s title contest of the Dixie Youth Minor League District Baseball Tournament at the Bunn Elementary School Field. Brewer was called out on the close play.
(L to R) Bunn All-Stars Graeson Ford and Tucker Brown display the runner-up trophy from the Dixie Youth Minor League District Baseball tournament, which concluded Tuesday.
RALEIGH -- Carolina Hurricanes center Rod Brind’Amour today announced that he will retire from hockey and transition to a position in the team’s front office.
“For 10 years, Rod Brind’Amour has represented the best of Hurricanes hockey,” said Hurricanes President and General Manager Jim Rutherford.
ZEBULON -- For the second straight night, the Carolina Mudcats got a quality start from their starting pitcher as Matt Fairel went six strong innings giving the Mudcats a 6-5 win over the Jacksonville Suns at Five County Stadium on Thursday night in a Class AA Southern League baseball showdown.
Two returning Vance-Granville CC men’s basketball Vanguards recently signed letters-of-intent confirming their desire to continue as sophomores. They are (l to r) Trentin Cozart of Oxford and Derrick Knight of Bunn. Cozart was named the team’s Most Valuable Player for the 2009-2010 season and led the Vanguards in assists.
LOUISBURG -- Perfection is rarely achieved in sports, but that’s exactly what Madison Murray was able to achieve this spring as a member of the Louisburg Racers.
Murray put together an amazing 1.000 batting average during regular season action in the Louisburg Recreation Department’s 8-Under Softball League.
BUNN ANGELS. The Bunn Angels earned a second-place finish at last weekend’s Dixie Softball District Tourney at Bunn. Pictured are (back, l to r) Coaches Kim Bell, Mike Robbins and Wayne Garrett; (middle, l to r) Rekyiah Clifton, Victoria Hendricks, Kamesha Rogers, Ashlyn Bowden, Alex Denton and Jessie Whitley; (front, l to r) Katelyn Robbins, Taylor Ferguson, Casey Salter, Hannah Nazelrod, Holly Garrett and Emily Bell.
BUNN COACH-PITCH. The Bunn Coach-Pitch All-Stars took third place at the recent Dixie Youth District Tourney in Youngsville. Pictured are (in no particular order) Coaches John Benson, Randy Kagarise, Donnie Honeycutt and Wayne Glover; Players Aidan McKeithan, Chris Salter, Jaylen Perry, Trent Simmons, Jordan Perry, Cy Anderson, Seth Bullock, Matthew Thomason, Sam Kagarise, Brett Murray, Malakai Morrow and Tyler Honeycutt.
The fourth quarter honor roll at Youngsville Elementary School has been announced and includes the following students:
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are looking for suspects who stole from a house of worship.
According to a report by Dep. Christy Smith, she responded to Shady Grove Baptist Church on Tuesday evening to find that the building on Egypt Church Road had been broken into.