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August 17, 2010.
County commissioners agreed to use bond money approved in a 2008 election to pay for a new modular building to house the Early College High School.
A public hearing on Monday night drew two residents on opposite sides of the fence, however, the board’s decision to use excess money from the $53 million school bond was unanimous.
YOUNGSVILLE — A journey that for many riders began in Creedmoor and wound its way through Franklinton before concluding in Youngsville was in honor of those whose journey never ends.
The Franklinton Chapter of Rolling Thunder, a group committed to searching for and educating the community about prisoners of war and those missing in action, held a ceremony in remembrance of the 43 members of North Carolina’s military that are still POW/MIA.
MARKEITH WILL BE MISSED. Louisburg High School cornerback Markeith Kearney (11) lines up on defense during last Friday’s North Johnston Football Jamboree. Kearney, a rising senior at LHS, drowned Monday. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
A Louisburg High School rising senior drowned Monday in what investigators are calling a freak accident.
According to investigators, Markeith Kearney and a group of friends had gone to another friend’s house at 1512 East River Road to swim in a pool.
The friend was not home, but another man at the residence — Charles Mayo —warned the group that the pump was not working on the pool and water was dirty and advised them if they swam, it was their decision.
A car show in its third year of raising money for the Franklin County Boys and Girls Club is not running out of gas.
Organizers held their annual event in the Johnny’s Barbecue cruise-in lot on Saturday, raising $1,010 for the community program.
A Zebulon man will remain in custody while the state Supreme Court decides if it will hear an appeal.
A jury convicted Robert Lee Pastuer in April 2009 for his role in the fall 2006 death of his estranged wife, Narskelsky Pastuer.
In July, though, an appellate court ruled that prosecutors did not meet the burden of proof necessary to convict.
Construction work on a long-awaited Louisburg utility project should finally resume after an eight-month battle that began with the bankruptcy, in December, 2009, of the construction company originally hired to do the work.
The original contractor, Mainline Construction Co., filed bankruptcy not long after starting the project and what ensued was a long struggle with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to get another contractor approved.
Louisburg resident Amanda Smith
“No one will take the SBI seriously ever again.”
Chilling words from Charlotte lawyer Jim Cooney.
But he’s almost certainly correct — and the sooner Attorney General Roy Cooper and other ranking state officials accept the accuracy of that statement, the sooner a workable solution can be found.
GOOD MORNING: Take notice state Sen. Doug Berger and Rep. John May, the ball is in your court. Former assistant state Treasurer and television host Tom Campbell, whose syndicated columns appear regularly in The Franklin Times says, the public is “weary” of problems in the Department of Motor Vehicles, The state Highway Patrol, the state Board of Elections and now even the SBI, as well as the NCDOT and state government in general.
I read a story recently where a university professor explained that the decline in courtroom dress is the result of a casual society and ignorance of court culture.
As a police reporter, I’ve sat in numerous courtrooms totally appalled at the the outfits that some people feel comfortable wearing before a judge who, essentially, holds their fate.
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RALEIGH – Every passionate reader has a first literary love – that first book that captured your attention and inspired your desire to explore and understand.
For me, it was a true classic: “A Child’s History of the World.” First published in 1924, the book was the product of the innovative mind of Virgil Hillyer, the Harvard-trained headmaster of the Calvert School in Baltimore.
FRANKLINTON—Tommy R. Oakley, 48, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010 at Wake Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 18) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Ravan officiating. Burial will follow in Soapstone United Methodist Church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON— Wilma Inez Allen Vaughan of 318 Bowen St., Franklinton, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Lucy Bell McKnight, 49, who died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at Concord Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Samuel Blalock officiating. Burial will follow in the Manasseh Church cemetery.
WAKE FOREST - Raymond Jones Sr., 79, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 at Wake Med in Raleigh. Funeral service was conducted Sunday, Aug. 15, at Corinth UCC in Youngsville, with Pastor Michael McCotter officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON —Jaylin Disuan Cannady, age 4, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 14, at Greater New Life Ministries Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. Leroy Duke officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery in Franklinton.
FRANKLINTON— Mattie Mae Brodie Harris, 64, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 13, at Hawkins Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. W. S. Taylor officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON—Mary Louise Jenkins Landis, 71, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 12, at Rock Spring Baptist Church, Creedmoor. Burial was in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON — Ernest Fletcher, 81, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 at UNC, Chapel Hill. A memorial service was held Sunday, Aug. 15, at Princes Chapel CME Church, New Hill.
LOUISBURG - Vincent A. “Vinnie” Lauria died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, less than 24 hours after his second wife, Lucille, had died.
YOUNGSVILLE —Willie Rudolph “Rudy” Evans, 91, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 18) at Youngsville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Stratton officiating. Burial will follow in the Youngsville Town Cemetery.
ZEBULON - Joseph T. Jones, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 in Hampton, Va. Funeral services will be held at noon today (Wednesday, Aug. 18) at William Toney’s Funeral Home, Zebulon. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to noon prior to the service.
ZEBULON - Bishop Robert A. O’Neal Sr., 80, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010. Funeral will be at noon today (Wednesday, Aug. 18) at Hales Chapel Baptist Church, Zebulon. Interment will be in the O’Neal-Whitley cemetery.
RALEIGH - Norman Exum Conyers, 83, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 18) at Montlawn Memorial Park.
RALEIGH - Billy Kenneth Hubbard, 80, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 at Wake Medical Center. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Millbrook Road, Raleigh. Burial followed in Pine Forest Cemetery in Wake Forest.
RALEIGH - Nesby O’Neal Pittman, 50, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 at Wake Med in Raleigh. A funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 16, at Apex Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Wake Memorial Park, Cary.
Funeral services for Betty H. Mc-Kinne, who died on June 28, will be held Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 11:00 AM, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 Church Street, Louisburg, N.C. The committal of ashes will follow immediately after the church service, at Oakwood Cemetery.
CENTERVILLE - Mrs. Ella Ruth Wood Nelms, 86, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of Centerville, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 17, 2010.
ZEBULON - Ann Baker Bullock, 65, of 6898 NC 39 Highway South, died Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Rex Healthcare. Ann was born February 5, 1945 in Franklin County to the late William Horace Baker and Frankie Mae Richards Baker. She retired as a supervisor in the License and Theft Division of the NC Department of Motor Vehicles. Following retirement, she enjoyed working at Chris’ Greenhouse and Garden Center. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all.
TOUCHDOWN TIME. Louisburg’s Montre Lewis breaks into the clear on his way to a touchdown for the Warriors during last Friday’s scrimmage with Southern Nash at the annual North Johnston Jamboree.
LOUISBURG -- Nobody can accuse Chris Lee of backing down from a challenge -- a trait that was in evidence last Friday at the annual North Johnston High School Football Jamboree.
Lee, who is entering his second season as the head gridiron coach at Louisburg, saw his Warriors tangle with some tough competition at the quality event.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg’s much-anticipated volleyball season won’t kick off this weekend against one opponent.
Instead, the Lady Warriors will tangle with a string of foes at the Heritage High School Tournament in Wake County.
For LHS head coach Erica Wammock, heading to the event brings back memories of her playing days under the legendary Freddie Edwards in the mid-1990s.
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton took on its share of heavyweights during action last Friday at the annual Tarboro Football Jamboree in Edgecombe County.
For the third consecutive year, the Red Rams headed back to Coach Clark Harrell’s hometown to meet the likes of SouthWest Edgecombe (expected to be in the mix for a Class 2-AA State Title), Tarboro (the defending Class 2-A State Champ) and North Edgecombe (expected to compete for a Class 1-AA State Title).
Exactly one year has passed since our last bout with ineptitude -- the annual Franklin Times predictions for the Atlantic Coast Conference football season.
Lacking rationale, our picks are almost guaranteed to be fraught with failure. So follow them at your own risk.
Still, we’ll keep trying, as we never give up at the FT. At least when it comes to terrible prognostications.
BUNN -- A familiar bird will help the Bunn Wildcats kick off the 2010 high school football season Friday night.
The C.B. Aycock Falcons, who were Bunn’s first opponent in each of the past two seasons, will head to BHS for this fall’s opener.
BUNN -- The Bunn High School football program will host a Spaghetti Supper on Aug. 23 at the BHS Cafeteria.
Food will be available from 5-8 p.m. for a minimum donation of $5.
Merchandise will also be for sale.
For more information, contact Bunn High School at 496-3975.
Roster members were (in no particular order) Coaches Alan Lockhart, Mike Soles and Mark Bailey and players Alanah Lockhart, Ryan Bailey, Austin Soles, Aidan Gupton, Camden Santos, Joshua Pearce, Collin McLaughlin, Eric ‘Tyler’ Dohnert, Kaleb Benac, Elijah Sikes and Keyonna Kennedy.
Roster members were (in no particular order) coaches Sam Jordan, Mark Harris and Walter Sharron and players Skye Bunting, Rebecca Goswick, Larry Andrews, Kiah Harris, Dalton Rolls, Benjamin Rolls, Landon Amarin, Rolland Brogden, Ward Brogden, Jenna Andrews, Tayshawn Conyers and Trent Horne. (Photo Submitted)
Roster members were (in no particular order) coaches Abigail Basham, Beckie Bishop and Susan Harris; players Caleb Basham, Samantha Bishop, Carly Harris, Braxton Bowers, Alyssa Lambeth, Isabella Lambeth, Kylee Hummel, Russell Hammel Jr., Jaiden Harris, Justin Leatherman and Xavier Royster. (Photo Submitted)
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- Jacksonville’s Elih Villanueva tossed a five-inning, rain-shortened no-hitter against the Carolina Mudcats, the Suns’ first in five years as the Suns defeated the Mudcats 1-0 at the Baseball Grounds on Sunday afternoon in a Class AA Southern League baseball contest.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hing and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Long of Youngsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Nicole Long to Michael Shane Sullivan, the son of Ellen Sullivan of Youngsville. The wedding will take place on Sept. 25, 2010 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Youngsville.
Taylor Martin, Class of 2012 at Elon University in Elon, was elected Student Government president for the 2010 – 2011 school year.
As president, Taylor is responsible for a six-figure budget, presides over the student senate meetings, is the liaison between the students and school administration, and conducts judicial hearings and grade appeals.
Students from the 2010-2011 Louisburg College freshman class, along with members of the faculty and staff, participated in a “Clean Sweep” project Monday morning from 8-11 am.
As part of their orientation, new students participate in Crossroads – a first-year experience course that introduces them to various aspects of college life and encourages service to the community.
Former Bunn resident John Kostandin receives an award from SFC Brindell for his continued support of the US Military in Iraq.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are looking for suspects who stole a kitchen sink.
And a bunch of other stuff, too.
A Knightdale construction company representative reported on Aug. 15 that someone stole the sink, refrigerator, dishwasher, a commode and 49 more pieces of household items from a property at 56 Hogwood Road.