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Showing 44 articles from November 30, 2010.

FRONT PAGE

Accused murderer given bond
Accused murderer given bond
A man accused of murdering an acquaintance and fleeing to Virginia was given a bond on Tuesday morning, an avenue that could mean his pre-trial release.
Franklinton Police and Virginia State Police arrested Rashawn Arrington on Sept. 21 — a day after investigators and witnesses allege he shot and killed Jesse Montague Jr.

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Fatal wreck ruled accident
The state Highway Patrol has concluded that a fatal wreck last week was an accident.
No charges will be filed against the driver, Christine Davis of Franklinton.
Davis hit and killed Dominic Moises Alvarenga while the 19-month old was in the roadway at about 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 22.

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THE MAN ABOVE
THE MAN ABOVE
Franklinton Public Utilities Director Raymond Bragg, top, and town employee Ken Edwards, below, set up the Christmas tree that will be the centerpiece for the town’s Christmas parade, scheduled for this Thursday night. Parades in Youngsville, on Saturday at 10 a.m., and in Louisburg, Sunday at 3 p.m., are later this week, too.

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Police warn against new scam
After arresting a Louisburg man on scam charges last week, investigators are warning residents to look out for another scam now.
An elderly Louisburg man reported last week that he received a letter from someone notifying him that he won a department store giveaway of $4,900

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ARTICLE UPDATED SINCE PRINT EDITION: Two murder suspects granted bond, third denied bond reduction
Two suspects accused of killing a Kittrell-area man were granted bonds on Tuesday.
A superior court judge denied a bond reduction for a third suspect, the accused shooter.
 
 

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Franklinton proposes two business incentive packages
Franklinton proposes two business incentive packages
FRANKLINTON — The town’s Economic Development Commission has proposed two incentive programs to lure business to Franklinton.
The town’s governing board will meet next month to decide if it’s something they can do.
The town’s EDC and commissioners met Monday night in a joint session to discuss the proposal.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Louisburg resident Damien Jacobs

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Benched
Editorial Cartoon: Benched


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Now that she has been elected, Ellmers may ease up on earmark ban promise
Oh, my! What a difference a new perspective can make!
The difference was readily apparent from merely the headline in the venerable News & Observer last week that read: “Federal earmark ban still fluid.”
In other words, the world looks entirely different when you are an elected official than when you were a candidate stumping for votes and trying to convince the electorate that you’re different from the other guy.

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Poll says Pernell abuses power of his office
Poll says Pernell abuses power of his office
GOOD MORNING: What’s the name of that song “Into each life some rain must fall?” It ain’t “Sunny Weather,” is it? Oh well, at any rate, the rain should be over sometime today (Wednesday) and much cooler weather returns tonight.
Cheers!

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More alcohol at airports creates problems, but could provide financial solutions
More alcohol at airports creates problems, but could provide financial solutions
When I saw the headline: ‘Fliers now find it easier to booze up,’ it was like comedic gold.
Especially when you factor in the more intense, touchy feely safety efforts by the Transportation Security Administration.
The only thing missing is music, and you have a veritable night club experience.
Let me put this together.

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Website Reader Participation Results November 23-30
Last Week’s Poll
Influential gain?
Does Louisburg Mayor Karl Pernell use the influence of his office for personal gain?

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How can we forecast the economic future?
We’d all like to predict the future. I am often asked to predict the economic future, as are many of my colleagues. Our half-joking response is two-fold: Our crystal ball is cloudy, and we’re much better at predicting the economic past!
However, economists do take the job of trying to assess where the economy might be going seriously. We have developed several ways of meeting this task.

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OBITUARIES

WILLIAM F. SPENCER
FRANKLINTON— Funeral services for William F. Spencer, 85, who died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kelvin Gregory Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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JAMES HECKER
LOUISBURG—James Hecker, 77, died Sunday Nov. 21, 2010 at his residence. A memorial service honoring his life will be held 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 1) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home.

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THOMAS DALY
YOUNGSVILLE—Thomas Daly, 65, died at home on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. A funeral mass is scheduled at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 1) at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 520 W. Holding Ave., Wake Forest.

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RODERICK “RICK” CARTER
FRANKLINTON - Roderick A. Carter, 66, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. A celebration of Rick’s life will be planned in Rochester, N.Y. at a later date.

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STANCIL E. WOODLIEF
YOUNGSVILLE —Stancil E. Woodlief, 78, died Saturday morning, Nov. 27, 2010 at Wake Medical Center. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov.  29, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Stratton officiating. Burial was in Youngsville Town Cemetery.

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LURLYNE F. STRICKLAND
LOUISBURG – Lurlyne Fuller Strickland died Monday afternoon, November 29, 2010 at her home.  She was born in Franklin County, daughter of the late Ballard J. and Mabel Gilliam Fuller.  Mrs. Strickland was a retired seamstress.

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LAWRENCE W. (DICK) VAUGHN
FRANKLINTON— Lawrence Winston (Dick) Vaughn, 77, died peacefully at his home on Friday, November 26, 2010. Dick was born in Franklinton, NC to the late Earnest and Willie Mae Vaughn on July 23, 1933.

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HOYT KIRBY CASH
HENDERSON ‑ Hoyt Kirby Cash, age 61, of Henderson, died Sunday, November 28, 2010, at Guardian Care of Henderson.  Graveside services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Lancaster Memorial Park in Louisburg, with the Rev. Kenny Davis officiating.

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“MULE MAN” RANDY A. MEDLIN
March 2, 1958 – November 28, 2010
LOUISBURG – Randy Anthony Medlin, 52, of Louisburg, died Sunday evening.

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SPORTS

NOR’EASTER HITS BHS
QUINTON GETS AWAY. Bunn High School senior running back Quinton Cannady (with ball) escapes an Elizabeth City Northeastern defender during last Friday night’s Class 2-AA State Playoff Football Game.
NOR’EASTER HITS BHS
ELIZABETH CITY -- Through two postseason games, the Bunn Wildcats had done an effective job of exploiting the weaknesses of their opposition.
BHS had used its overall team speed advantage to outlast North Pitt in the first round before turning in its best defensive effort of the season one week later during a conquest of the Kinston Vikings.

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BHS’ Davis Honored By NCC
TOUGH TO STOP FOR THE WILDCATS. Bunn High School senior quarterback Andre Davis (with ball) was a dominant force this football season -- and he has been saluted as the Northern Carolina Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year.
BHS’ Davis Honored By NCC
FRANKLIN COUNTY  -- Rare are the occasions when a high school quarterback can collect 1,000 yards rushing and passing in both the same season.
Especially when it is the first year as a starter at the signal-caller position for that player.
But Bunn’s Andre Davis, who was a wide receiver last fall, proved to be a quick learner in 2010 for the Wildcats.

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McHale is the pick as Rams’ AD
McHale is the pick as Rams’ AD
After opening the search to all comers, Franklinton High School Principal Charles Fuller looked in-house to find his best candidate for FHS’ vacant Athletic Director position.
During his teaching career at Franklinton, Paul McHale has been a jack-of-all-trades. He’s served as a coach for cross country, junior varsity baseball and swimming, among others.

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HIGH SCHOOL GRID SCORES
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last Friday’s results and this week’s semifinal pairings for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s State Football Playoffs:

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XC Runners Claim Honors
XC Runners Claim Honors
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Bunn’s Brannon Perry and Northwest Halifax’s Tyauna Bryant ran circles around their competition during the 2010 Northern Carolina Conference Cross Country Season.
For their dominant efforts, Perry and Bryant have been saluted as the NCC’s Male and Female Runner of the Year.

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New golf coach is selected at VGCC
New golf coach is selected at VGCC
HENDERSON -- Jim Schwab of Durham has been named the coach for the intercollegiate golf program at Vance-Granville Community College.
Schwab takes the reins of the program as it prepares for its third season, and its second season of official National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)-level competition.

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Battling Bishops split games in Virginia
Battling Bishops split games in Virginia
WINCHESTER, VA. --Behind the hot shooting of junior Matt Dougherty, the men’s basketball team of North Carolina Wesleyan College managed a two-game split at this weekend’s 3rd Annual Southern Shootout hosted by Shenandoah University.
Dougherty poured in a career-high 31 points in last Saturday’s 91-87 double overtime win over Mary Washington.

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BRANDENBURG BREAKS AWAY
BRANDENBURG BREAKS AWAY
Bunn’s Tyler Brandenburg (with ball) heads upfield after taking in a pass reception for the Wildcats during last Friday night’s contest against the host Elizabeth City Northeastern Eagles in the third round of the Class 2-AA State Football Playoffs. Northeastern won the outing to advance into this Friday’s state semifinals.

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ON THE MOVE
ON THE MOVE
Elizabeth City Northeastern quarterback Terry Williams (with ball) tries to scramble away from Bunn defender Dezmond Hopkins during last Friday’s showdown in the third round of the Class 2-AA State Football Playoffs. Bunn’s season ended at 11-3 overall after the Wildcats were defeated by a 35-7 margin against the Eagles.

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LIFESTYLES

Craig, Morgan wed
Craig, Morgan wed
Catherine Mary Craig and Timothy Scott Morgan were married on Nov. 27, 2010 at New Bethel Baptist Church in the Epsom Community. The 4 p.m. ceremony was officiated by Pastor Frank Adam.
The bride is the daughter of Phillip Jr. and Betty Skillman Craig of Louisburg.

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Holidays can bring a great deal of stress
Holidays can bring a great deal of stress
Despite the excitement of the holidays, we often see a lot of patients that are under a great deal of stress,” said Betsy Hunt, manager of case management at Franklin Regional Medical Center.
For some people, the stress of the holiday season can be completely overwhelming.

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BIRTH
BIRTH
Mr. and Mrs. Ruffin Howard Wheeler (Jane-Waring House) of Louisburg are delighted to announce the birth of their grandson, Ruffin Thomas Stover, born Sept. 3, 2010, weighing 7 lbs, 4 oz. and stretching 19 1/2 inches long.
Ruffin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thomas Stover (Nancy Kaye Wheeler) of Asheville.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Franklinton High School announces first six weeks grading period Honor Rolls
Charles Fuller, principal of Franklinton High School, announces the Honor Roll for the 2010/2011 first six-weeks grading period.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

CSP funding deadline extended To Jan. 7, 2011
It’s the gift of more time for farmers interested in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).  The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the deadline for producers interested in CSP to Jan. 7.
JB Martin Jr., NRCS State Conservationist for North Carolina, encourages interested farmers to apply early to be considered during the funding cycle.

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Band members attend festival
Band members attend festival
Pictured above are seven students from the Louisburg High School Band who were accepted to the UNC-Wilmington Honor Band Festival, held Nov. 18-20. Students (from left to right) are Justin Benfield, Erin May, Joshua Lusky, Colleen Leonard, Erin Davis, Danielle Wagner, and David Wood. The students worked with the UNC-W music faculty over a period of 10 rehearsal hours to prepare a concert.

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Veteran honored
Veteran honored
Booker T. Driver Sr. was honored at the Veterans Day program held Thursday, Nov. 11, at Gethsemane Baptist Church. He is now 87 years old and is a United States Army World War II veteran. He was fortunate to be able to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., a year after it was dedicated. The World War II Memorial honors over 16 million people who served in the armed forces.

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Carper, Basic Training grad
Air Force Airman Stephen D. Carper graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

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STAR TREATMENT
STAR TREATMENT
Franklinton Public Utilities Director Raymond Bragg puts the star atop the town’s Christmas tree. The tree will be lit during the annual Christmas parade, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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Sign-up for NC Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced Jan. 15 as the deadline to qualify for the first application period of the 2010 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in North Carolina. Landowners who wish to participate in this initial ranking period should have their applications submitted to their local NRCS Field Office by close of business Friday, Jan. 15.

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Suspects sought for armed robbery
Louisburg police are looking for suspects in an armed robbery.
Talasforo Conde-Diaz, 36, and Tomas Conde Osorio, 21, reported on Nov. 26 that they were robbed at gunpoint at the corner of Cooper Street and Kenmore Avenue.

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4-H’ers participate in poultry show and sale
4-H’ers participate in poultry show and sale
On Thursday, Nov. 4, 34 4-H’ers from Warren, Vance, Granville and Franklin counties participated in the Four-County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale, held at the Farmers Market in Louisburg.
One hundred thirty brown-egg laying pullets were judged and auctioned, with proceeds totaling $1,404, the largest amount ever.

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