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A SIGN OF TROUBLE. Franklinton staff and County Commissioner Harry Foy are apparently at odds over the size of several campaign signs that the candidate has placed throughout town. Officials say the size violates its ordinance.
FRANKLINTON — Candidates were asked last month to remove election signs found to be in violation of town ordinances. Only one candidate — County Commissioner Harry Foy — remains in violation, Town Manager Larry Carver said.
Some Franklin County residents found themselves zapped by scammers posing as power company representatives. As early as Sept. 21, residents began complaining to law enforcement that someone claiming to either be with Progress Energy or Wake Electric called and requested credit card information, or else their service would be disconnected.
Authorities arrested a Franklin County man accused of running an illegal night club called Poe Boys.
Nearly a week’s deluge brought good and bad news to Franklin County.The good news is that Franklinton was able to lift its most stringent water restrictions, going from Stage III to Stage I limitations.
Commissioners will be asked Monday night to accept a Crime Control and Public Safety grant that would expand law enforcement efforts at the sheriff’s office.
EXECUTIVE DECISION. Franklinton Mayor Elic Senter, center, talks to residents about the proposals the town can consider to improve its water assets.
FRANKLINTON — After fielding questions and hearing concerns from residents, including some who once represented the town, commissioners agreed to apply for stimulus money that could be used to improve the town’s reservoir and dam.
North Carolina Farm Bureau’s Healthy Living for a Lifetime initiative will provide free health screenings at Franklin Regional Medical Center Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
RAISE THE FLOOR. Franklin County School System Superintendent Eddie Ingram shared with the Committee of 100 how important it is for educators not only raise the ceiling of expectations for students, but also raise the floor, giving all students a better p
YOUNGSVILLE — Members of Franklin County’s Committee of 100 are optimistic that the area’s economy is poised for a turnaround.
Youngsville resident Ivan Duncan
Should this one be filed under: 1) What were they thinking? 2) Are they nuts? or, 3) No good deed goes unpunished?
Way to go, Wake Forest.
At least the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Committee!
Add another 5.5 inches of rainfall to the 3.8 inches we received a few days earlier this week and you’ll come close to erasing our September rainfall deficit.
Jay Lamm’s editorial cartoon depicting Rosemary Champion’s criticism of Harry Foy’s vote against bringing Palziv North America to Franklin County as leaving a “bad taste” in voters’ mouths is curious indeed.
RALEIGH – Free enterprise creates the conditions for business to thrive. But don’t expect business organizations and lobbies to be consistent advocates for free enterprise and the principles of limited, constitutional government that make it possible.
In the 1992 election, candidate Bill Clinton’s campaign manager kept Democrats focused by repeating one phrase that defined the campaign: “It’s the economy, stupid.” This year candidates need to understand the number one theme is: “It’s jobs, stupid.”
WAKE FOREST —Louise Wilson Macon, 82, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 at Wake Medical Center. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 2) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Wake Forest Cemetery.
MARSHALLBERG -Margaret House Jones, 87, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at Carteret General Hospital. A memorial service was held Thursday, Sept. 30, at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Doug Wagner and the Rev. Ellis Bedsworth officiating.
FRANKLINTON —Emil L. “Dunk” Preddy, 98, died Wednesday night, Sept. 29, 2010, at Brantwood Nursing Center in Oxford.
FRANKLINTON – Sue Lee Cox Gilliam, 80, of Franklinton, died Monday afternoon.
CASTALIA - Durward Braswell “D.B.” Gardner, Jr., 68, of Castalia, beloved husband, father, brother and Papa, died Thursday, September 30, 2010, at Rex Healthcare. He is the son of the late Durward B. & Esther Leonard Gardner. He was also preceded in death by his sister, June G. Smart. He was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed his spot on Gardner Farms. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Cedar Rock First Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Ricks Boone officiating. Entombment will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.
TWO VERSUS ONE. Franklinton’s Hannah Hooton (left) tries a kill attempt over Bunn’s (l to r) Brianna Gatson and Savanah Hopper during Tuesday’s Northern Carolina Conference volleyball event at the Bunn Dome.
BUNN -- Not even veteran head coach Henry Jones could have envisioned the success his Bunn Ladycats have enjoyed this season in the Northern Carolina Conference.
Certainly, Jones expected his club to compete for NCC supremacy, but not in the fashion the Ladycats have been able to display so far.
STRETCH DRILL. Louisburg’s Zoe Hinton (middle) and Sharika Evans (right) rise to try to block a kill attempt from North Johnston’s Tayler Creech during Thursday evening’s Northern Carolina Conference spike match at the NJHS Gymnasium in Kenly
KENLY -- One spot in the Northern Carolina Conference volleyball standings could spell the difference between a favorable and not-so-admirable draw for the upcoming Class 2-A State Playoffs.
With that fact in mind, Louisburg sought the No. 2 outright position in the NCC on Thursday during an expected tough journey to North Johnston.
Predictably, the recent heavy rains have had an effect on Franklin County’s high school sports schedules.
But after the sun came out Friday afternoon, Louisburg decided to play its home football contest as planned against the Northern Vance Vikings.
High School Football
Louisburg at Franklinton 7:30 p.m.
Bunn at Northwest Halifax 7:30 p.m.
BUNN -- The Bunn High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes will present a Fields of Faith ceremony on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the BHS Football Field.
Everyone is welcome to attend the free event. FCA members from Franklinton and Louisburg High Schools, along with area church groups, are encouraged to be a part of the ceremony.
Franklinton resident Kevin Strickland, 10, harvested his first deer this year, using a crossbow. Kevin made a perfect shot from 35 yards away to bag the 20-inch, 7-point buck.
Former Louisburg High School football standout Lakeem Perry took advantage of a bye week for Catawba College to return home last Friday to watch the Warriors tangle with Roanoke Rapids at Patterson Field. Perry is a junior starting linebacker at Catawba, which will carry a 2-1 record into today’s road matchup at Wingate University.
FRANKLINTON HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING WINNERS. Above, members of the Franklinton High School Homecoming Court last Friday night included winners (l to r) Danzel Patterson, Casey Preddy, Taylor Wilder, Blake Bell (standing in for Kendrick Teasley), Nikki Bell and Ezel Rogers (standing in for Reggie Williams. Pictured on the back row are last year’s King and Queen, Cedrick Parker and Erica Bratton. (Submitted photo by Jason Cox)
WAKE FOREST -- Franklinton’s Lions traveled to Wake Forest last Saturday for a key East Wake Football League showdown. Here are the results of each game:
• Wake Forest 42, Franklinton 12 (Pee Wees) -- Deauntae Carroll had a strong game for Franklinton, rushing for 174 yards and one touchdown on nine carries.
This week, I had plenty of opportunities to share my Chilean culture. First of all, I was invited by James Hairston, Student Events coordinator, to share my Latin music with the students at Louisburg College. Then, I thought how much fun it would be if I invited my Mexican friend from Henderson and do a program together. We have not done many programs together lately, since we have been so busy.
Archie and Georgette Baker are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sabrina, to Jason Cox, son of Chris and Jenny Cox. The ceremony is planned for 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Maple Springs Baptist Church in Louisburg. Friends and family are invited to attend.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg head coach Chris Lee expected a tight game when his Warriors entertained Northern Vance for a homecoming football matchup Friday at Patterson Field on the LHS campus.
Lee got what he anticipated -- expect for a potential victory that slipped away from his squad late in the fourth quarter.
The clubs battled to the final minute before the Vikings were able to escape with a wild 37-36 victory over LHS.
KENLY -- Andre Davis had a night to remember Friday -- and one North Johnston would like to forget -- during Bunn’s key Northern Carolina Conference football matchup with the host Panthers.
In an amazing all-around performance, Davis, a senior quarterback, rushed for 133 yards and passed for 48 more as the Wildcats earned the league victory by outlasting host North Johnston by a 27-13 score.