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Showing 43 articles from November 23, 2010.

FRONT PAGE

UPDATED! Child killed in hit and run
The state Highway Patrol continues to investigate a fatal hit and run that killed a child.
 

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Franklinton leaders will meet to discuss business incentives
FRANKLINTON — Franklinton’s Economic Development Commission and the town’s governing board are scheduled to get down to business next week.
They have scheduled a joint workshop to discuss implementing a business incentive program.

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Community Thanksgiving meal
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday when Americans gather with family and friends to celebrate the harvest — and to eat too much, watch football and perhaps even sneak in a hunting trip or a nap.
But for families who are struggling financially, it can be a very difficult time, especially for the children.

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Stocking up to fight hunger
SHELVING RESPONSIBILITY. Annette Jones, foreground, and her daughter, Lisa, helped stock shelves on Saturday, prepping food items that were picked up by local pantries on Monday.
Stocking up to fight hunger
The third time continues to be the charm for the Franklin County United Way.
Its third food drive has turned out to be the biggest, collecting about 9,000 non-perishable food items, providing relief to hundreds of families this holiday season.

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Unemployment rate is on a steady decline
North Carolina’s unemployment rate marked a steady decline in October.
Franklin County employment security commission staff hope that trend continues here.
According to the North Carolina Employment Security Commission (ESC), the state’s rate of unemployed people went from 9.7 percent in September to 9.6 percent in October — the most recent statistics available.

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Superior Court has full docket
Franklin County prosecutors have a full trial docket this coming week, including two murder cases.
Another felony death by motor vehicle case could be resolved when the session begins on Monday.
In one matter, two of the seven suspects accused of killing a Kittrell-area man are scheduled to appear before Superior Court Judge Henry W. Hight Jr.

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United Way awards teachers’ grants
CHECKING IN. Kevin Potter, with Novozymes, right, presents United Way of Franklin County Executive Director Kathy Harrelson, middle, and United Way Chairman Dale Byrns, left, with a check for $12,000.
United Way awards teachers’ grants
The United Way of Franklin County awarded more than $30,000 to innovative teachers who plan to use those funds to boost the classroom experience.
The organization held its annual Teachers’ Awards Reception last week at Novozymes.
In all, teachers submitted 81 grants requesting more than $94,000.

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SHOT OF HELP
SHOT OF HELP
Veterinarian Dr. Elyse Goldman, left, provides Lucky with a rabies shot as his owners, Maria and Isabel Rodriguez, help the pooch brace for the shot. The clinic was held Saturday at the county Animal Shelter on T. Kemp Road in Louisburg. For more information about future rabies clinics, call the shelter at (919) 496-3032.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Bunn resident Alysha Wonka

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Two Year Warranty
Editorial Cartoon: Two Year Warranty


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Give thanks for what you have and renewed hope of the future
Happy Thanksgiving!
And good luck with that turkey and all the fixin’s tomorrow!
Although it’s almost impossible for some of us to believe it is Thanksgiving already, the calendar doesn’t lie!

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Karl should bury fence issue and plant shrubs around its gravesite
Karl should bury fence issue and plant shrubs around its gravesite
GOOD MORNING: Ok “Nat,” you win. I apologize for not getting back to you in a more timely manner, but as far as me “insinuating” anything, I hasten to point out that they are your words, not mine. I didn’t dream this up myself, you know. I was merely “questioning” why there had apparently been some problem in allowing the county library to situate a little vinyl-clad storage building back of the library, as I had been informed, while Mayor Karl Pernell had won approval for a “highly visible” vinyl fence around the Baptist Church at the corner of Noble and Spring streets,

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Safety is worth a few inconveniences
Safety is worth a few inconveniences
What is wrong with people?
It’s been hard to avoid all of the hullabaloo this week from angry air travelers, upset from what they call invasive safety checks put in place by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
From what I understand, travelers can submit to a body scan before they are able to board a plane.

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Website Reader Participation Results November 17-22
Last Week’s Poll
Too much influence?
Does county attorney Darnell Batton wield too much influence in the policies and operations of Franklin County?

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State health plan needs triage, but nobody wants the nursing task
Mark this down as another example of a well-intentioned task force that studied an issue, came up with a conclusion everyone had already reached but failed to answer the larger questions behind the primary question. We marvel that it took so long for so many on the legislative task force to come to the obvious conclusion that governance of the teachers and state employees’ State Health Plan needs to be moved from current legislative oversight.

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OBITUARIES

MCMEKA NICHOLE “NIKKI” ALSTON
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for McMeka Nichole “Nikki” Alston, 37, who died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Timothy Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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BETTY G. ALIBRANDI
RALEIGH - Betty Grayce Griffin Alibrandi, 73, died Thursday, Nov. 18. A celebration of her life was held Monday, Nov. 22, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Millbrook Road, Raleigh.

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THOMAS C. WILLIAMS
FRANKLINTON —Thomas Stuart Williams, 58, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 22, at Manasseh Chapel Baptist Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. Samuel T. Tunstall officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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JAMES S. MITCHELL JR.
WAKE FOREST- James Sterling Mitchell Jr., 97, died Sunday Nov. 21, 2010 at the William Dunlap Hospice Center in Raleigh. Funeral services will be held 2  p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Earl Roach officiating. Burial will follow in the Duke family cemetery.

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RICHARD A. GRIFFIN
FRANKLINTON —Richard Allen Griffin, 74, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2010 at his residence. A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 21, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home.

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DOZA W. CHAMPION
LOUISBURG – Doza Wester Champion, 77, died  Sunday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2010. Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Wednesday at Saints Delight Baptist Church where she was a dedicated member for many years.

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CLEON DAVIS
HENDERSON - Funeral services for Cleon Davis, 55, who died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Mitchell Baptist Church, with the Rev. Daniel Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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MCKINLEY “BULLET” COOPER
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for McKinley “Bullet” Cooper, 55, who died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Philadelphia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Terry Stample officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Delight Baptist Church cemetery.

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FRANCES PROCTOR MOSS
SPRING HOPE - Frances Proctor Moss, age 84, died Sunday, November 21, 2010.

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“BECKY” REBECCA S. BURNETTE
August 26, 1933 – November 21, 2010
LOUISBURG – Rebecca “Becky” Summerlin Burnette, 77, of Louisburg, passed away Sunday morning after a long courageous battle with leukemia.

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SPORTS

Cats On The Move
MOVING RIGHT ALONG. Quinton Cannady (with ball) and the Bunn High School Wildcats moved into the third round of the Class 2-AA State Football Playoffs following a home decision last Friday against Kinston.
Cats On The Move
BUNN -- On the first play of the game, Bunn senior quarterback Andre Davis appeared to be stopped behind the line of scrimmage -- only to escape on his way to a 68-yard gain.
The fun, however, was only beginning for Davis and his Wildcats’ teammates.

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CC Celebrates Championship
GIVE HIM SIX. Cedar Creek Middle School’s Shyheim Jones (with ball) races away to a touchdown during the Jaguars’ victory this season against Hawley. Cedar Creek won its first-ever Middle Athletic Conference gridiron championship in 2010.
CC Celebrates Championship
YOUNGSVILLE -- For the first time in the school’s 13-year history, the Cedar Creek Jaguars have won the MAC-9 Football Championship.
In their final regular season game earlier this month, the Jaguars defeated Hawley by a 29-14 margin to secure the crown.
Cedar Creek closed at 7-1 overall, which was good enough for a tie for the top spot with Henderson Middle School.

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Wildcats rolling at best time
Wildcats rolling at best time
Die-hard football fans in Bunn don’t take kindly to losing.
Especially in lopsided fashion.
Especially against a backyard rival.

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HIGH SCHOOL GRID SCORES
CHAPEL HILL -- Listed are last Friday’s scores and this Friday’s schedule in the NCHSAA State Football Playoffs:

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LC squads rack up hoops conquests
LC squads rack up hoops conquests
LOUISBURG -- Jeremy Atkinson’s double-double sparked the Louisburg College Hurricanes to a victory last Saturday in their Region X Division II opener.
Atkinson, a sophomore from Wilson Fike, poured in 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Hurricanes soared to an 87-61 decision against Catawba Valley.

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Former Bunn standouts sparkle at NCWC
Former Bunn standouts sparkle at NCWC
ROCKY MOUNT -- Bunn High School graduates Kimani Yarborough and Ric Yarbrough were sharp on the hardwood last weekend for the North Carolina Wesleyan College Battling Bishops at their annual Roger Taylor Invitational men’s basketball tournament.

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Mudcats offer tickets
Mudcats offer tickets
ZEBULON -- Once again, the Carolina Mudcats are offering the perfect stocking stuffer -- ‘‘Muddy’s Unreal Deal.’’
For $35, you can purchase a booklet with coupons for 13 $10 tickets for the 2011 season.
Nine tickets are for Sunday-Thursday games, while the other four are for any home contest at Five County Stadium.

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THERE HE GOES AGAIN
THERE HE GOES AGAIN
On the first play of the game, Bunn’s Andre Davis (with ball) set the tone by escaping for a long run during the Wildcats’ victory against Kinston.

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LIFESTYLES

Holiday Giving & Events
Parade
The Town of Youngsville will have its annual Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. Lineup will start at 9:30 a.m. at the old Tom Togs Building at 321 N. Nassau Street. Anyone interested in participating, contact the Town Hall at (919) 556-5073.

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Concert Singers of Cary coming to Louisburg College
Concert Singers of Cary coming to Louisburg College
On Friday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m., Louisburg College’s Allen de Hart Concert Series will present “The Concert Singers of Cary.” This choral ensemble is a community of vocal artists who gather to share the joy of music and to pursue performance excellence.

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A quarter century of manipulation and alignment
A quarter century of manipulation and alignment
Has it ever occurred to you that a certain kind of manipulation is important to your health? Oh yes indeed! There is a kind of manipulation that might even help you live longer, according to many who believe in chiropractic care.
I can personally tell you how helpful it has been to me to get adjusted, to  be manipulated, or to be aligned. Whichever word you want to use, it is still a health-enhancing procedure worth looking into.

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Truesdell, Leonard wed
Truesdell, Leonard wed
Tonya Truesdell Little of Charlotte and Benjamin Little Jr of Rochester, N.Y., are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Shya Nicole Truesdell to Kenneth Murray Leonard Jr.  He is the son of Sarah Arnetta Lewis of Louisburg and Kenneth Murray Leonard Sr. of Raleigh and the grandson of Mary Maxine Leonard and the late Wilbert “Jack” Leonard and Willie Grant Lewis and the late Mary Betty Yarborough Lewis, all of Louisburg.

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ENGAGEMENT
ENGAGEMENT
Charles Toleston Eaves Jr. and Judy Finch Eaves of Henderson announce the engagement of their daughter, Audrey Denise Eaves of Greenville, to Justin Zadock Cobb, also of Greenville.  The groom-to-be is the son of Leslie Warren Cobb and Terri Rogers Cobb of Wilson.  The wedding is planned for Dec. 20, 2010, at the Tulum Resort and Spa in Tulum, Mexico.

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Cherry Hill concert will feature seasonal jazz and classical music
Cherry Hill concert will feature seasonal jazz and classical music
A mixture of light classics and seasonal jazz music will be featured in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at historic Cherry Hill in the Warren County community of Inez.
Pianist Daniel Steinert will be returning for the fourth year in a row and will be joined by the husband-wife team of Brian Koser, soprano and saxophonist and his wife, Pamela, a soprano. It will be the Kosers third visit to Cherry Hill.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Deputies investigate gnome napping
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Raleigh man accused of stealing building materials.
Det. E.H. Smith arrested Grant Simpson Jr., 60, earlier this month, alleging he stole more than $1,100 worth of iron and metals from North State Steele in October.

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ANGELS AMONG US
ANGELS AMONG US
The Children Services Division of Franklin County Department of Social Services gathered together to put the Angel Tree up at Walmart on Nov. 16.  Over 60 Angels were placed on the tree.

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MOTHER TO SON
MOTHER TO SON
Tristan Cahoon helps his mother, Anisa Cahoon, stock shelves this past weekend for the United Way of Franklin County.

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BUSINESS

RIBBON CUTTING
RIBBON CUTTING
Center, from left to right, J.M. Dickens and Jacob Alphin (both holding scissors) take part in a ribbon cutting for their new business venture, Triangle Insurance & Associates. They are surrounded by family, friends and business associates during the ceremony, which was held in front of their office at 103 Market Street in Louisburg.

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