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Showing 39 articles from October 5, 2010.

FRONT PAGE

County accepts grant that will fund access road to industrial park
County accepts grant that will fund access road to industrial park
Franklin County commissioners accepted a grant that will pay for an access road, connecting U.S. 401 to the Triangle North Franklin business park.
And they agreed to contract with the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments (COG) to manage the project.
“It takes a lot of work,” said Franklin County Economic Development Director Ronnie Goswick, noting that in order to receive all federal and state payments for the project, rigorous reporting, terms and conditions must be met.

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Commissioners support US 1 Corridor Survey
Franklin County commissioners agreed to support the expansion of a U.S. 1 corridor study that could plot the future of one of the county’s main thoroughfares.
In 2005, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) decided to study the four-lane highway from I-540 through U.S. 1-A in Youngsville.

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Battle Royale
FINISH STRONG. Above, Youngsville’s Carol Ayers crossed the finish line at the Lake Royale Sprint Triathlon on Saturday. Her 20th place finish was 15 spots better than her finish last year, her first at the Franklin County event.
Battle Royale
LAKE ROYALE — They do keep score and declare a winner at the Lake Royale Sprint Triathlon, but the spirit of community was just as strong as the spirit of competition on a brisk Saturday morning.
It marked the fourth year that the Franklin County resort community has hosted the FSSeries triathlon sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

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Homegrown cookin’
SWEET BUSINESS. Kevin Mitchell with Mitchell Farms in Bunn checks on some sweet potatoes this week.
Homegrown cookin’
The United Way and the Cooperative Extension office are teaming up to give residents a taste of Franklin County.
Both agencies are hosting a Local Food Roast at the Franklin County Farmer’s Market this Friday, selling food plates filled with local fare.
The hope is that residents like it enough to make it a habit and boost the bottom line for local growers.

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Bunn man charged in shooting
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies charged a Bunn man in a weekend shooting.
James Henry Dale, 50, of 110 John’s Drive, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

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LET’S MAKE A DEAL
LET’S MAKE A DEAL
Melanie Floyd, left, of Wake Forest, strikes a deal with Margo Klahn, of Franklinton,  during the Franklinton community-wide yard sale this past Saturday.

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2010-11 United Way campaign kicks off
2010-11 United Way campaign kicks off
With the return of a few favorite events and a couple of new ones, the United Way of Franklin County 2010-11 campaign is under way.
This year’s campaign is being led by Co-Chairs Nicki Perry and Sheriff Pat Green. The two have had extensive volunteer histories with UWFC and continue to support the organization’s effort to help in human services areas in Franklin County.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Louisburg resident Carl Person

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Franklinton Petty Zoo
Editorial Cartoon: Franklinton Petty Zoo


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State has simple explanation for $28 million in overpayments
Well THAT explains it!
Ever notice that the simple explanation is usually correct?
That certainly seems to be the case regarding the scandal at the North Carolina Employment Security Commission which somehow managed to make $28 million in overpayments to unemployed people.

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Cooper more offended by Doug Berger’s photo than Harry Foy’s 20-year-old signs
Cooper more offended by Doug Berger’s photo than Harry Foy’s 20-year-old signs
GOOD MORNING: It looks like we’ve got some pretty nice weather in store for us locally for the remainder of this week, what with sunny days, moderate daytime temperatures and a zero chance of rain forecast thru Saturday.
Daytime highs Wednesday thru Saturday are expected to top out in the mid 70’s with overnight lows around 50 with the exception of tonight (Wednesday) when temperatures could dip into the 40’s.

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Firefighters watch home burn because of unpaid fee
Firefighters watch home burn because of unpaid fee
People always talk about taxes or fees and what they get for their money.
Well, according to news reports out of South Fulton, Tenn., at least one man knows what he won’t get — fire protection.
Firefighters in that town watched a county home burn down because its owner didn’t pay a $75 fire protection fee.

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Website Reader Participation Results Sept. 29-Oct. 5
Last Week’s Poll
Water rate?
Rate Franklinton’s handling of their water problems. 1 to 5, 5 highest.

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Football player with asthma didn’t deserve public humiliation
Dear Editor:
We as parents are charged with the obligation and commitment for instructing and directing our children in the way they should go. Our lifestyle, spiritually, educationally, socially, physically and mentally, describes who we are in the home. Stability and continued growth can be maintained and should include community involvement, church attendance in Sunday school and Bible study, supporting school programs and activities, and investing in quality family social time for bonding.

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Louisburg High dress code up to staff’s interpretation
Dear Editor:
My name is Kerria Fleming and I attend Louisburg High School. I am an honor roll student and I am involved in many clubs.
This week at my school we are celebrating spirit week (Sept. 27 - Oct. 1). I am the vice president of Louisburg High School Student Government Association (SGA). I have been participating in all of the events.

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OBITUARIES

WILLIAM D. RICKS
LOUISBURG - William Doris Ricks, 83, of Louisburg died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Louisburg Nursing Center.  Graveside services were  held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Sandy Creek Baptist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Cory Wilson officiating.

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ARCHIE P. PARRISH
RALEIGH - Archie Perry Parrish, 80, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 6) at Union Chapel Baptist Church, Zebulon, with the Rev. Mark Palmer and the Rev. George Whitman officiating.

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RILEY L. ALLEN SR.
ANGIER - Riley Lenward Allen Sr., 62, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 6) at Feggins & Feggins Funeral Chapel in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Junious M. Debnam officiating. Burial will follow in the Wake Forest Cemetery in Wake Forest. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1 p.m. Wednesday at Feggins & Feggins.

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ROSA LEE YARBOROUGH
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Rosa Lee Yarborough, 95, who died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 6) at Allen Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Stanley Dunston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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CAREY LYNCH JR.
WHITAKERS —Funeral services for Carey Lynch Jr., 76, who died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at Swift Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wilson Battle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

Andre’s Assault
CANNADY ON THE GO. Bunn High School running back Quinton Cannady (with ball) heads upfield during the Wildcats’ road victory last Friday night against the North Johnston Panthers in NCC gridiron action.
Andre’s Assault
KENLY -- Andre Davis had a night to remember last 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 in his first year as a starter, 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.

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EDGED AT THE FINISH
GOBOURNE GOES FOR THE GOAL LINE. Louisburg’s Rommaine Gobourne (with ball) isn’t about to be denied on his way to the goal line during the Warriors’ home football game last Friday against Northern Vance.
EDGED AT THE FINISH
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg head coach Chris Lee expected a tight game when his Warriors entertained Northern Vance for a homecoming football matchup last 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.

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RR’s Justin Credible
ON THE MOVE. Roanoke Rapids’ Tyrell Everette (with ball) tries to run past Franklinton’s Demetrius Burk during last Saturday night’s prep football matchup.
RR’s Justin Credible
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- When Roanoke Rapids is clicking like this, the Yellow Jackets will be tough to defeat in their quest to repeat as Northern Carolina Conference football champions.
With star quarterback Justin Rawles running RR’s offense to near-perfection, the Yellow Jackets were easily able to get past Franklinton in an NCC showdown last Saturday night at historic Hoyle Field on the RRHS campus.

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R. Rapids looks solid in league
R. Rapids looks solid in league
The believers in the Roanoke Rapids High School football team continue to grow in Franklin County.
In the past two weeks, the Jackets have showcased their skills in dispatching of Louisburg and Franklinton.
Versus LHS, the Jackets weren’t necessarily clicking on all cylinders offensively, but still managed to post a comfortable victory.

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LC’s Home Sweet Home
AT ARM’S LENGTH. Louisburg College running back Dominique Nelson (with ball) uses a stiff arm to evade a Jireh Prep defender during last Saturday afternoon’s contest.
LC’s Home Sweet Home
FRANKLINTON -- There was a reason the field seemed steadily tilted Louisburg College’s way during the Hurricanes’ first-ever football game on the Franklinton High School campus last Saturday.
It’s called special teams, and it was indeed special for the Hurricanes during their initial home game of the season against Jireh Prep Academy.

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Ladycats take on N. Vance
Ladycats take on N. Vance
BUNN -- Bunn High School played a tough volleyball match Monday at home, dropping a 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 24-26 and 15-10 at the Bunn Dome.
“(Northern Vance) was very good,’’ said BHS head coach Henry Jones. “It was a good test. I thought we played pretty well -- we just ran out of gas in the fifth game.’’

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TAR HEEL BASKETBALL SCORES
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are recent results from the Triangle Tar Heels Fall Basketball League:

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THE KING PANTHER
THE KING PANTHER
North Johnston’s players run through this gargantual Panther before home football contests.

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ERVIN ESCAPES
ERVIN ESCAPES
Ervin Hunt picks up yardage for the Louisburg Warriors during their narrow home setback last Friday night against the Northern Vance Vikings.

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FANTASTIC SAM
FANTASTIC SAM
Louisburg College linebacker Sam Kidd (right) makes a stop for his team during last Saturday afternoon’s victory against Jireh Prep at the Franklinton High School Football Field.

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HOLDING UP THE PRIZE
HOLDING UP THE PRIZE
Daylin Tharrington reeled in this 8-pound, 6-ounce whopper during a recent fishing expedition at a private pond in Franklin County. Daylin is the son of Ryan Tharrington and Michelle Perry of Louisburg.

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LIFESTYLES

WEDDING
WEDDING
Katie Lynn Edwards and Kiel Dickens Gunter were united in marriage on June 19, 2010 during a 4 p.m. outdoor lakeview ceremony at The Hudson Manor in Louisburg.  The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Bill Haley. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Edwards of Youngsville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gunter of Louisburg and the late Jan Spangler.

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BIRTH
BIRTH
Hannah and Matthew  Stover of Willow Spring are pleased  to announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Marie Stover, at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, on Aug. 3, 2010, weighing 8 lbs. She was 21 1/2 inches long.
Grandparents are Susan (Wood) and Timothy P. O’Daniel of Raleigh., Sheila (Spencer) Stover of Bunn, and Lt. Col. (AF ret) Jack Stover of Littleton.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

LES to offer free tutoring
Louisburg Elementary School will be offering free tutoring services to eligible students to help children succeed in reading and mathematics. 
In order to be eligible, students must be enrolled in any grade level at the school and also receive free or reduced-price lunch. Parents must sign up their children no later than Thursday, Oct. 21.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

VGCC Community Band concert
The Vance-Granville Community Band will present its first concert in Franklin County when it performs on Monday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center at Louisburg College. Admission is $5, but free for children age 11 and under.

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CLASS REUNION
CLASS REUNION
The B.F. Person-Albion Class of 1962 celebrated its third class reunion on Saturday Oct. 3, at the Franklinton Park in Franklinton. It was a time of good food and fellowship. Along with class members, attendees included three class teachers, the Rev. Walter Yarbrough, James Foster and Dorthy H. Jones, along with  Dr. Priscilla Brodie as guest teacher.

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Boys & Girls Club receives donation from CenturyLink
Boys & Girls Club receives donation from CenturyLink
The Boys & Girls Club of Franklin County received a donation from CenturyLink for $3,700 to pay for repairs to its air conditioning unit.
The air conditioning unit for the Boys & Girls Club building at 53 West River Road in Louisburg was in need of repairs. CenturyLink, who holds a board seat of the Boys & Girls Clubs, stepped forward to pay for the repairs.

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Council elects officers, presents annual awards
Council elects officers, presents annual awards
The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments held its Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Henderson Convention Center in Henderson. Chairman of the Kerr-Tar Board of Directors, Sidney Dunston, presided over the meeting, which was attended by 150 people.

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BUSINESS

Moore promoted by Union Bank
Hope Moore has been promoted to IT manager and treasury services manager for Union Bank and Trust, a community bank based in Oxford.
Moore joined the bank four years ago as a Union Bank advisor and loan processor in the Louisburg office. She will remain in Louisburg, and she will report directly to Thomas Combs, the bank’s president and CEO.

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