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Showing 47 articles from November 15, 2011.

FRONT PAGE

Bank robbery suspect arrested in Atlantic City
Local authorities who allege a UNC student robbed two banks in North Carolina are waiting to see how jurisprudence gets handed out.
On Saturday night, Atlantic City Police arrested Gordon Miller Goodwin, 22, after his mother tipped off local authorities, police confirmed.

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NC Supreme Court decision strengthens campus police
NC Supreme Court decision strengthens campus police
A North Carolina Supreme Court decision has reinforced Louisburg College’s police force.
The state’s highest court ruled last week that private, religious-affiliated schools had the authority to employ sworn campus police units.
That power came under question following a DWI arrest made by Davidson College police in January 2006.

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TURNOVER
TURNOVER
Emergency crews responded to this two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of N.C. 39 and Dyking Road at about 4 p.m. on Monday. At least two people were taken to Franklin Regional Medical Center where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the wreck that turned a pickup truck over onto its side.

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Election results official
Canvassing produced no changes in Nov. 8’s general election, making the results official on Tuesday.
Four municipal races were contested and two incumbents, Franklinton Commissioner Joe Cutchins and Bunn Commissioner Robert Hartsfield, lost reelection bids.
Cutchins had served Franklinton for 20 years, but he received the least amount of votes in a three-person race for two seats.

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Deputies investigate vehicle break-ins
Franklin County investigators are looking for suspects who broke into an unlucky number of vehicles.
The morning of Nov. 9, 13 people in the Zebulon-area of Franklin County reported break-ins.
“They all involved shattered windows,” Sheriff’s Office Capt. E.H. Smith said of the break-ins involving locked vehicles.

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Third tobacco farmer sues seed producer
Now, a tobacco seed producer and distributor are facing lawsuits from three farmers.
Attorneys representing Louisburg farmer Jimmy Nelms filed a complaint in Franklin County Civil Superior Court, alleging that Cross Creek Seed Inc. and Crop Production Services provided them with a bad batch of tobacco seed.
The most recent complaint was filed on Nov. 10.

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GETTING READY FOR COMPANY!
GETTING READY FOR COMPANY!
Thursday will be a big day at the Franklin County Arts Council building in Louisburg. The building will open at 10 a.m. for the first day of the juried show “The Best of Franklin County Arts!” Then, at 11 a.m., there will be a ribbon cutting and rededication of the building as the Franklin County Cultural Arts Center. That evening, a potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m. with the Arts Council’s annual meeting starting at 6:45 p.m.

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Participation will determine fate of Franklinton Christmas parade
FRANKLINTON — Town officials and organizers should know on Thursday how close they are to pulling off a Christmas miracle.
The town’s Chamber of Commerce and fire department have organized the Christmas parade for years, but got burned out on the event this year.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Louisburg resident Will Hinton

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Map Quest
Editorial Cartoon: Map Quest

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Gingrich way off base on deficit commission
Not long ago, we referred to election years as the “silly season” when politicians said all sorts of silly things to attract attention.
Few comments in recent memory have rivaled presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s comments for silliness.
Although, maybe his comments reflect an almost total break from reality and history ... especially history!

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Miller, students put on great Veterans Day show
Miller, students put on great Veterans Day show
GOOD MORNING: I hope you enjoyed the relatively mild fall weather we’ve experienced locally for the past several days ‘cause it’s expected to be much cooler Thursday and Friday with daytime highs about what we’ve been looking at in the way of overnight lows.
Tuesday morning’s low of 61 degrees beats the highs of 56 and 54 degrees we’re expecting Thursday and Friday.

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Thieves could pay high price for bank robberies
Thieves could pay high price for bank robberies
It’s not that I’ve given a lot of thought to bank robberies, but with what’s gone on the last few weeks, it’s been on my mind.
Youngsville and Apex police allege that on Nov. 3 and Nov. 8, Gordon Miller Goodwin, 22, robbed SunTrust Banks within their jurisdictions.

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Website Reader Participation Results Nov. 9-15
Even though Franklin County taxpayers’ funds are being used to pay for the services of redistricting consultants Mel Black and Associates, where do you believe their loyalties lie?

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Laurel Mill should be considered for park
Dear Editor:
Why Not Laurel Mill/Sandy Creek as a county park site?
In his column a couple of weeks ago Asher Johnson correctly pointed out that there are no parks in the northern part of the county. He suggested Jackson Mill/Jackson Pond as a good site.

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Welcome sign for job creators
RALEIGH – In the liberal imagination, conservatives oppose excessive government taxes and regulations because of their unwarranted faith in the competence, nobility, and perfect knowledge of business executives.

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OBITUARIES

JESSE T. “DINO” WILLIAMS
FRANKLINTON — Funeral services for Jesse Thomas “Dino” Williams, 64, who died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Westminister Evangelistic Church #2, with Bishop Louis Witherspoon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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LAURA C. SNEED
KITTRELL - Funeral services for Laura C. Sneed, 88, who died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at Concord Baptist Church, with the Rev. S. E. Blalock officiating.

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FENNER C. MATTHEWS JR.
HENDERSON - Fenner Charlie “Boogaloo” Matthews Jr., 54, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at Maria Parham Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Freedom Life Church of God, conducted by the Rev. Jeff Prewer. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Louisburg.

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OLIVER L. JONES III
HENDERSONVILLE, TN - Oliver Lewis Jones III, 80, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Graveside services will be held Friday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. at Nashville National Cemetery.

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HILDA E. THARRINGTON
LOUISBURG - Hilda Eva Tharrington, 64, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Hospice of Wake County Hospice Home. Funeral service was held in the Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services chapel on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Dale Eatmon officiating. Interment followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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CHERYL E. BUNN
ZEBULON - Cheryl Edwards Bunn, 59, died at her home on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, with Pastor Tim Hopkins officiating.

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GEORGE A. CARAPELLE
ZEBULON - The Rev. George Anthony Carapelle, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Heritage Baptist Church, Zebulon, with the Rev. David Dupree officiating.

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SOLOMON PERRY
A memorial service for Solomon Perry, who died Nov. 9, will be held Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. at Union Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 2613 Highway 96 South, Wilton.

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ROBERT (RUSS) B. MAY
January 9, 1959 - October 23, 2011
LOUISBURG - Robert Burt May died Oct. 23, 2011 at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill.

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EARNEST PERRY VALENTINE
MANASSAS, VA - Ernest Perry Valentine of Nokesville, VA passed away on November 14, 2011 at the age of 80.

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SPORTS

NEW FACES FOR LC
STRONG DEFENSE. Louisburg College’s Tyquan Roberts (right) clamps down defensively on Durham Mt. Zion’s Michel Nzege during last Friday night’s game as part of the annual Roger Taylor Classic at Holton Gymnasium on the LC campus.
NEW FACES FOR LC
LOUISBURG -- Visitors to Holton Gymnasium for men’s basketball games this season are encouraged to pick up a Louisburg College team roster at the front entrance.
Chances are, you’re going to need one.
Like the gym they compete in, the Hurricanes have been completely refurbished following last year’s storybook campaign, which featured the shattering of a slew of school records.

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Bunn Puts Up 63 In Victory
HIT PARADE. (L to R) Bunn’s Thomas Zakerski, James Bumpers and Tarik Cohen bring down an Elizabeth City Northeastern player during last Friday’s second-round matchup in the Class 2-AA State Football Playoffs.
Bunn Puts Up 63 In Victory
BUNN -- It’s amazing how, even with the chip on their collective shoulders, the Bunn Wildcats are still one of the fastest football teams around.
“At the beginning of the year, a lot of folks didn’t think we were going to do this well,’’ said BHS head coach Chris Miller. “But I really like this team.’’

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Wildcats pick up the pace
Wildcats pick up the pace
Bunn encountered an important third-down situation during last Friday’s second-round football playoff victory against Elizabeth City Northeastern.
While combing through a list of plays in his brain, BHS head coach Chris Miller received a recommendation from an unlikely source -- running back Dominic High.

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HIGH SCHOOL GRID SCORES
CHAPEL HILL -- Here are last Friday night’s results from second-round action in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Football Playoffs:

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Mudcats make pick for their new skipper
Mudcats make pick for their new skipper
CLEVELAND, OHIO -- The Cleveland Indians have named Edwin Rodriguez as Manager of the Class-A Advanced Carolina Mudcats of the Carolina League.
Rodriguez, 51, compiled a two-year managerial record of 78-85 (.479) over his two seasons as Manager of the Florida Marlins from June 23, 2010 to June 18, 2011, becoming the first Puerto Rican-born manager in Major League history. 

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BMS Nabs Spike Title
BMS Nabs Spike Title
BUNN -- Compared to last year, Bunn took a much different path toward the Middle Athletic Conference Tournament Volleyball Championship this time around -- albeit with the same result.
Blessed with star power in 2010, BMS rolled to the MAC crown. One of those performers -- Tainasha Vines -- is already excelling as a freshman at Bunn High School.

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FHS’ season concludes
BURLINGTON -- Franklinton coach Clark Harrell pretty much got what he expected heading into last Friday’s showdown at perennial powerhouse Burlington Cummings in the second round of the Class 2-AA State Football Playoffs.
“Cummings is very good,’’ Harrell said. “You just have to give them a lot of credit. They have an excellent team. We didn’t lose to a slouch.’’

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Wesleyan wraps up football sked
ROCKY MOUNT -- In just his 20th career game, sophomore linebacker Tazmon Foster broke North Carolina Wesleyan College ’s career tackles record with the 217th of his career in the first half, but it would not be enough as the Bishops saw their 2011 season come to an end with a 28-7 loss to visiting Shenandoah University last Saturday.

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COUNTY DEER HARVESTS
COUNTY DEER HARVESTS
DANIEL DOES IT. Franklin County resident Daniel Wilder brought in an 8-point buck during a hunting expedition on November 7.

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BIG-TIME BOARD WORK
BIG-TIME BOARD WORK
Louisburg College’s Rashod Chavis (left) and LaShawn Alexander (center) go up for a rebound during LC’s win last Friday versus Mt. Zion.

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GAME ACTION
GAME ACTION
Elizabeth City Northeastern quarterback Karem Felton is brought down by Bunn’a Jordan Denton.

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LIFESTYLES

ARTISTIC STITCHING
ARTISTIC STITCHING
Not all art is done with a paintbrush as evidenced by this quilt that will be on display at the Thursday opening of the new Franklin County Cultural Arts Center on Justice Street in Louisburg. The building will open at 10 a.m. for the first day of the juried show “The Best of Franklin County Arts!” Then, at 11 a.m., there will be a ribbon cutting and rededication of the building as the Franklin County Cultural Arts Center.

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ENGAGEMENT
ENGAGEMENT
Janie Donaldson announces the engagement of her daughter, Pamela Ayscue Hight to Cory E. Leonard, the son of Elwood and Becky Leonard of Castalia. The couple plans to marry on Nov. 19, 2011 at the Leonard Home Place in Castalia.

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BIRTHS - Brooklyn Laine Jarrell
BIRTHS - Brooklyn Laine Jarrell
Ryan and Jenna Jarrell of Henderson are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Laine Jarrell, born Oct. 22, 2011 at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

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BIRTHS - Lucas James Pineda
BIRTHS - Lucas James Pineda
Brandy Chesser and Brandon Pineda of Louisburg are proud to announce the birth of their son, Lucas James Pineda, born Aug. 24, 2011 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. He weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Deatra and Greg Chesser of Bunn.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

POWER UP
POWER UP
Louisburg Electric Department workers Colt Jones, right, and Paul Dickerson prepare power lines for the new load that will be created by an expected Sheetz convenience station, to be located at the corner of Bickett Boulevard and Wade Avenue.

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Morgan completes boot camp
Morgan completes boot camp
PFC Seth Jackson Mor-gan completed Marine boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., on Sept. 9. He is now participating in a program at the School of Infantry for the military occupational Specialty of Security Forces.
He is the son of Steve and Debbie Morgan of Ridgeway, Va., formerly of Franklin County, and is the grandson of Ann Morgan of Louisburg and the late Philip Morgan.

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Louisburg native promoted to major
Louisburg native promoted to major
Angela Morris-Manning was promoted to Major in the United States Air Force on Nov. 1.
Major Morris-Manning, a Louisburg native, was pinned by her parents, Thomas and Saundra Morris, at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.

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Medlin finishes basic training
Medlin finishes basic training
PV2 Daniel Medlin  of Youngsville graduated from basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., on June 23. He recently completed his AIT at Ft. Gordon, Ga., and graduated as a Distinct Honor Graduate on Sept. 28, with the highest average of his graduating class.

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Louisburg police looking for suspects in business break-ins
Franklinton police made two DWI arrests last week.
In the first case, Officer Terry Pearce and Sgt. W.B. Bulloch came upon a grey vehicle heading South on Main Street with a headlight out.
When they stopped the vehicle at about 1 a.m. on Nov. 9, they realized the driver, Steven C. Webb, was driving with a revoked license.

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For a Brighter Future holds open house
For A Brighter Future, Inc., a nonprofit organization in Franklinton which provides support services for girls in grades 7-12 in Franklin County, held its open house Saturday, Nov. 5. The organization, located at 8 N. Main Street, provides students with tutoring, mentoring opportunities, and career development. Program components also assist students with plans for the world of work or education beyond high school.

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