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Showing 45 articles from December 4, 2010.

FRONT PAGE

Hicks pleads to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, gets probation
A Rocky Mount man avoided jail time this week, pleading guilty to a lesser charge of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle for his role in a 2009 automobile crash.
Ronald Bruce Hicks, 65, made the plea Tuesday afternoon in Franklin County Superior Court, accepting responsibility for his role in the death of Jessica Lynn Dixon.

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Bullet fired into house, suspects sought
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are looking for suspects who shot into a Pilot home this week.
Bunny Williams said he doesn’t know if investigators will ever find the perpetrators, but he’s definitely glad the bullet didn’t find him or his wife on Wednesday afternoon.

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‘Twas a cold night before Christmas
‘Twas a cold night before Christmas
Above, Santa Claus came to town Thursday night as the star of Franklinton’s Christmas Parade. It was cold for old Kris Kringle, but his reindeer didn’t have to worry about route-altering winds during the parade.

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Woman arrested for terrorizing community
Woman arrested for terrorizing community
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested a White Level woman this week described by the community as a terror.
Deputies arrested Phyllis Hazel Courtney, 62, on Wednesday after alleging she walked onto Alton Leonard’s T Model Jones Road property and began hitting him with a large wooden stick.

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County’s jobless rate decreases
The number of Franklin County workers grew slightly last month, decreasing the unemployment rate by 3-tenths of a percent.
Franklin County joins 65 other counties that saw the number of employed workers increase. The county’s unemployment rate dipped to 8.7 percent in October.

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Commissioners to pick new chair, vice chair
Franklin County commissioners will be tasked with selecting new leadership positions Monday night before delving into an agenda that features key decisions on emergency communications.
Emergency communications director Christy Shearin is slated to advise commissioners about two proposals designed to boost emergency communications.

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Gilliam to represent county in Veteran’s Park
A World War II veteran and long-time resident was selected to represent Franklin County in the North Carolina Veteran’s Park that will open this coming summer in Fayetteville.
On Monday, an artist will cast a mold of Clifford Gilliam’s hand — which will be on display with 99 other veterans representing every county in the state at the memorial park.

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Yeazel named Assistant Principal of the Year
Yeazel named Assistant Principal of the Year
Melissa Yeazel, assistant principal at Bunn High School, has been named the 2011 Franklin County Schools Assistant Principal of the Year.
Yeazel began her teaching career at Bunn High School in 1997 as a mathematics teacher.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Louisburg College sports fan Maggie Delikat

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Santa Maybe
Editorial Cartoon: Santa Maybe


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Budget losses put North Carolina’s classrooms in a “Race to the Bottom”
Brace yourself, you’re going to be reading and hearing a lot about education funding in coming months — and much of it is going to be difficult to fully grasp.
As we have been suggesting for months, North Carolina’s budget crisis is likely to hit the classrooms hard next fiscal year.
Unfortunately, Franklin County will not be the exception to the rule.

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Leaked diplomatic messages show embarrassing lack of professionalism
Leaked diplomatic messages show embarrassing lack of professionalism
I can’t help it, but three questions popped immediately into mind as this controversy over WikiLeaks swirled around over the last several days.
WikiLeaks is the web-based (naturally!) outfit that leaked a virtual treasure trove of U.S. diplomatic messages that have proven embarrassing to this nation.

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Pearl Harbor attack brings back memories of a young combat air crewman
Pearl Harbor attack brings back memories of a young combat air crewman
A TIME TO REMEMBER: This coming Tuesday, Dec. 7, marks the 69th anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Empire and the subsequent entry of the United States into WWII. And although I had just turned 14 at the time, as I have noted from time to time, I remember that Sunday quite well.

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Putting people to work is legislative priority
While the first order for our new legislative leaders is balancing our state budget, the second is helping put people to work. The sooner we move the needle on unemployment, the sooner our economy recovers and good things begin to happen in every section and every sector of our state. Without adding more public sector jobs or incurring more budget deficits, there are things our state can do that will lower unemployment numbers.

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The Bigger Bang Theory
RALEIGH – As Gov. Beverly Perdue and the new Republican legislature grapple in the coming months with a state budget deficit exceeding $3 billion, they’ll get a lot of advice – and little of it will be “free.”
For every dollar of public expenditure or targeted tax break on North Carolina’s books, there’s a lobbyist or interest group paid to protect or expand that dollar.

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OBITUARIES

LLOYD G. TOMLIN SR.
CHERITON, Va. - Lloyd Garland Tomlin Sr., 66, formerly of Franklinton, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. A celebration of his life will be held Monday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at Perry’s Chapel Baptist Church, Franklinton.

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RANDY CRUDUP
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Randy Crudup, 47, who died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg.

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ADA L. PERRY
ZEBULON - Ada Lockleair Perry, 91, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Dec. 4) at Hopkins Chapel Baptist Church, 4525 Hopkins Chapel Road, Zebulon, with the Rev. Earl Roach and the Rev. Glenn Brock officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

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JONATHAN M. COCHRAN JR.
WAKE FOREST - Jonathan Monroe Cochran Jr., 83, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 at Wake Med. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Dec. 2, at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will take place at a later date at Pachaug Cemetery in Jewett City, Conn.

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ELEANOR D. ROUSE
ZEBULON - Eleanor Faye Davis Rouse, 67, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 at her residence. Funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 3, at Edwards Funeral Home in Kinston, with the Rev. Tommy Tripp officiating. Interment was at Snow Hill Cemetery.

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WILLIS W. “WHIT” HAYES
LOUISBURG - Willis W. “Whit” Hayes, 82, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. National Cremation, Raleigh.

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SPORTS

Depleted Rams
A DIAMOND FOR FHS. Franklinton’s Diamond Graham (with ball) looks for a teammate during Tuesday night’s girls basketball game at Southern Nash.
Depleted Rams
STANHOPE -- Playing up one classification level and with a shorthanded roster, the Franklinton Lady Rams were unable to effectively match up Tuesday night against the host Southern Nash Ladybirds.
Southern, in its season opener, broke open a tight game in the third period and went on to defeat Franklinton by a 33-25 margin at the SNHS Gymansium.

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A Marathon Begins
INSIDE INTENSITY. Louisburg College sophomore frontliner Ariel Phelps (with ball) scores in the paint for the Lady Hurricanes during their Region X home contest Wednesday evening against Guilford Tech at historic Holton Gymnasium.
A Marathon Begins
LOUISBURG -- Head Coach Mike Holloman didn’t mope too much Wednesday when his Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes dropped a Region X home matchup against Guilford Tech.
Holloman simply reached for his distance-running shoes.

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Tie-Breaking Win
PONDERING HIS NEXT MOVE. Franklinton’s Jordan Perry (right) takes on Kerr-Vance Academy’s Wyatt Evans during Wednesday night’s non-conference wrestling matchup in Henderson.
Tie-Breaking Win
HENDERSON -- With the score of the match ending all even at 33-33, a tie-breaker format was utilized to determine the winner of Wednesday’s non-conference prep wrestling match between Franklinton and host Kerr-Vance Academy.
On the basis that they won seven matches compared to six for Kerr-Vance, the Red Rams were awarded the team victory in the match.

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Atkinson, Phelps on JC squad
Atkinson, Phelps on JC squad
Two players familiar to Louisburg College fans have received Player of the Week honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association for the weekend ending Nov. 24.
LC sophomore forward Jeremy Atkinson, who has been dominant for the 8-1 Hurricanes, was saluted on the NJCAA Division II level after averaging 33.5 points and 15.5 rebounds during a three-game stretch.

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Canes Blast Clinton
COLLISION COURSE. Clinton Junior College’s E.J. Mills (with ball) collides with Louisburg College’s Will Smith (1) during Wednesday night’s basketball action at historic Holton Gymnasium.
Canes Blast Clinton
LOUISBURG -- Future opponents of the Louisburg College Hurricanes during the 2010-11 men’s basketball season must understand this disclaimer:
Good luck with trying to get the Hurricanes to play away from their preferred pace.

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County Sports Schedule Week of Dec. 5-11
High School Wrestling
THURSDAY
Bunn at Kerr-Vance Academy    6 p.m.

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SN Claims Close One
DOUBLE TEAMED. Franklinton’s Jamal Johnson (with ball) tries to get away from a pair of Southern Nash defenders during Tuesday’s basketball event at the SNHS Gymnasium in Stanhope.
SN Claims Close One
STANHOPE -- With Kevin Williams still not at 100 percent because of an injury, the Franklinton Red Rams have been looking to other offensive options during the early portion of the 2010-11 boys basketball campaign.
Some of those players stepped up for Franklinton during Tuesday’s road game at Southern Nash -- which also featured Williams’ regular-season debut as he continues to nurse a leg injury suffered during FHS’ football playoff game in mid-December.

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LC baseball sked released
LC baseball sked released
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College’s 2011 baseball season will begin with a home doubleheader on Feb. 5 against Wilkes Community College.
First pitch is scheduled for noon at picturesque Frazier Field on the LC campus.
The Hurricanes, under third-year coach John Thomas, will once again compete in the Region X standings.

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Mudcats announce ‘11 coaches
Mudcats announce ‘11 coaches
CINCINNATI, OHIO -- The Cincinnati Reds today have announced that the entire 2010 Carolina Mudcats coaching and medical staff have returned for the 2011 season. David Bell, Ryan Jackson and Jimmy Mattocks will return for their third season in a Mudcats uniform and Tom Brown will be back for his second season.

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THIS GATOR GOT A DEER
THIS GATOR GOT A DEER
Emily Wood, who resides in Orange Park, Fla., recently bagged her first buck during a hunting expedition in Franklin County -- with a little help from her father, Randy. Emily, 14, was in the area visiting her grandparents, Carl and Brenda Wood of Zebulon.

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TRAFFIC JAM
TRAFFIC JAM
Franklinton’s Matthew Davis tries to score inside Tuesday against a pair of Southern Nash players.

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LIFESTYLES

A sad conspiracy worth talking about
A sad conspiracy worth talking about
As we enter Advent and all the preparations that go along with it, it is very important to look at the meaning of the word Advent.
Advent is derived from the Latin verb “advenir,” which means He is to come. It has been celebrated in the Christian calendar at least since the 8th century. It is a time for the study of the prophecies and their wonderful promise.

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Holiday Giving & Events
Youngsville 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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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Bunn High School announces Honor Roll
Robin Faulkner, principal of Bunn High School, announces the Honor Roll for the 2010-11 first six-weeks grading period. To be named to the A Honor Roll, a student must make no grade lower than 93. To be named to the A-B Honor Roll, a student must make no grade lower than 85.

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Cedar Creek Middle School first nine weeks Honor Roll
Brooke Wheeler, principal of Cedar Creek Middle School, announces the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period.  To be named to the A Honor Roll, a student must make no grade lower than 93.  To be named to the A/B Honor Roll, a student must make no grade lower than an 85.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Franklinton police continue to investigate Thanksgiving attack
A former Louisburg insurance agent is slated to appear in Franklin County District Court next year on charges of embezzlement.
A criminal investigator with the state Department of Insurance (DOI) arrested Judy W. Allen, 54, in October, charging her with one count of agent embezzlement.

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VGCC open house shines spotlight on Franklin Campus
VGCC open house shines spotlight on Franklin Campus
Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus held an open house, called the “Pre-Registration Premiere,” on Nov. 10. The name of the event referred to the fact that registration for the upcoming spring 2011 semester started the following Monday, Nov. 15. The semester begins Jan. 5.

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BOOK PRESENTATION
BOOK PRESENTATION
Joanne Carpenter of the Rocky Ford community recently presented the book “On Old Marlborough Road” to The North Carolina Room at The Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford. The book tells the story of the experiences of two Upton, Mass., families during the Civil War.

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Dance team wins first place at festival
Dance team wins first place at festival
Louisburg School of Dance participated in the N.C. State Fair Folk Festival Clogging Competition on Oct. 15. Their clogging routine, “Buttermilk Biscuits,” won first place. Cloggers from all over the state participated in the week-long folk festival competition.

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Deadline nears to sign-up for N.C. Environmental Quality Incentives Program
The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced December 17, 2010 as the deadline to qualify for funding through 2011 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in North Carolina. Landowners who wish to participate in this ranking and funding cycle should have their applications submitted to their local NRCS Field Office by close of business Friday the 17th.

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Franklinton Christmas Parade Pics, 1
Franklinton Christmas Parade Pics, 1
A CHOO. It was cold Thursday night, but a fire-engine red choo choo train broke through the cold during the Franklinton Christmas Parade.

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Franklinton Christmas Parade Pics, 2
Franklinton Christmas Parade Pics, 2
MIGHTY MINIS. Mini-Mite cheerleaders, from left to right, Jainyla Williams and Amaya Mercer, are all smiles as they prepare for the Franklinton Christmas Parade on Thursday.

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Franklinton Christmas Parade Pics, 3
Franklinton Christmas Parade Pics, 3
BUNDLED UP. Sophia Towers, back left, and Charlie Cox, back right, kept warm on Thursday night during the Franklinton Christmas Parade with, clockwise from front left, Chandler Mulhollen, Devin Collie and Michael Cox.

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BUSINESS

NAMED TO BB&T ADVISORY BOARD
NAMED TO BB&T ADVISORY BOARD
Michael Perry Gupton (left), associate broker with South Shore Realty, and Pam Cottrell Young (right), office manager of Rustic Building Supply, have recently been named to the BB&T Louisburg Local Advisory Board. Both Gupton and Young are lifetime residents of Franklin County and active in the community.

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