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Showing 46 articles from September 28, 2012.

FRONT PAGE

Narcotics officers bust two on multiple counts
Kizzy Burnette
Narcotics officers bust two on multiple counts
Narcotics officers arrested a couple suspected of drug dealing who gave up the goods in more than one way.
Quincy L. Thompson, 30, and Kizzy C. Burnette, 33, were arrested the morning of Sept. 19 and charged with trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, maintaining a dwelling to sell a controlled substance, simple possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Thompson was additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

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<i>Quite a ‘birthday’ present!</i>
Quite a ‘birthday’ present!
A decade or so ago, after he became “re-associated” with Louisburg College, Dr. John Cameron, a former chairman of the board of trustees, said he expressed some concern about a neglected house that occupied a prominent place on the college campus.
He quickly learned to his chagrin that “we owned it,” he told the crowd assembled to witness a ground-breaking ceremony that will restore that structure, known as the former Arthur Person House.

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Park ‘n walk? You may need VGCC permit
Vance-Granville Community College hired some security, but there were a few people who got pink slips this week.
Security officers handed out some notices for traffic violations to people who didn’t have parking permits — many of whom park on campus to use the town of Louisburg’s bike trail.
The move caught some of them off guard.

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PACKING ‘EM IN
PACKING ‘EM IN
Deborah Perry with Dreams Farm, right, shows off a llama to Wilbert Wilkins and Brenda McNeil during their visit to Riverbend Park in Louisburg for Senior Fun Day in the Park festivities. The event is hosted by the county’s Department of Aging, giving seniors a chance to have fun, fellowship and learn about the resources available to them in Franklin County and the surrounding community.

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Park Board told to limit, expand potential sites
Parks and Recreation advisors have narrowed their list of potential park sites to five, but owners of one nearby estate want the board to narrow that list to four.
And at least two residents said they hoped the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board would expand their scope during a special-called meeting on Sept. 25.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Youngsville resident Walter Royster does his Spider Man impression

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Arms Race
Editorial Cartoon: Arms Race

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If you believe polls, Obama holds a slight edge
If you believe polls, Obama holds a slight edge
GOOD MORNING: President Barack Obama continued to lead Republican Mitt Romney by four points this past Wednesday — the third survey in a week to give the president a slight edge. Two other polls last week also gave Obama the edge.
Obama is, after all, a known quantity. Romney, on the other hand, is something else.

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Raising next generation is our most critical task
When a retired Army officer speaks at a public gathering, it’s not unusual to hear comments about freedom — and especially, the cost of freedom.
For Americans, that’s a familiar refrain and we’d be surprised it if didn’t happen.
And, you don’t exactly have to bleed Red, White and Blue to understand the value of freedom and the cost of both obtaining and protecting it.

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How’s the economy? Depends who you ask!
How’s the economy? Depends who you ask!
Talk about a week of contrasts — and maybe that’s actually a good thing.
After spending an evening listening to “experts” say how the local economy is getting better and the future is bright, I spent some time around town and heard exactly the opposite.
At the Committee of 100 annual meeting last week, reports were generally quite positive and suggested that things were getting better fairly quickly.

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Pet is family’s only Democrat
Dear editor:
I thoroughly enjoyed watching on television the National Democratic Party Convention in Charlotte.
My red dachshund, Maggie Mae, and I watched most of the convention together at home.

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OBITUARIES

CHARLES S. “CHARLIE” BREWER
YOUNGSVILLE— Charles Selden “Charlie” Brewer, 63, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at Maria Parham Medical Center, after a very long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was a recent resident of Kindred Care of Henderson. A graveside service was held Thursday, Sept. 27, at Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

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RONALD C. HILLIARD
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Ronald C. Hilliard, 51, who died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Emmanuel Church of God, with Bishop Lester Allison officiating. Burial will follow in the Nelson Chapel Baptist Church cemetery.

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CHARLES D. SLATE
WAKE FOREST —Charles Donald Slate, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.

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DONALD P. RICHARDS
ZEBULON - Donald Pettigrew Richards, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 28, at Union Chapel Baptist Church, with interment in the church cemetery.

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DANA J. BRAFFORD
WAKE FOREST - Dana Jackson Brafford, 50, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at her home. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Falls Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Terry Ashe officiating. Burial will follow in the Falls Community Cemetery.

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DENNIS W. EDMONDS
YOUNGSVILLE —Dennis Wade Edmonds, 55, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at is residence. A memorial service honoring his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.

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JOSEPHINE P. MOSS
KITTRELL - Josephine Pulley Moss, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at Community Memorial Health Center in South Hill, Va. A memorial service was held Friday in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel.

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GORDON MANGUM JR.
FRANKLINTON —Gordon Mangum Jr., 81, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 28 at Pope Chapel United Church of Christ, Franklinton, with the Rev. Leroy Dukes officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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JOSEPHINE F. HAYES
LOUISBURG — Josephine Fuller Hayes, 91, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at Hillside Nursing Center in Wake Forest.  She was a graduate of W.R. Mills High School. She was preceded in death by her brother, W.O. Fuller. 

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JONATHAN E. BENNETT
YOUNGSVILLE— Jonathan E. Bennett of Youngsville died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

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SPORTS

LC PULLS RANK
BOXING OUT. Louisburg College’s Hassan Kouyateh (12) positions himself for possession during Wednesday’s soccer match against Cape Fear CC.
LC PULLS RANK
LOUISBURG -- Through eight matches, the Louisburg College Hurricanes have yet to meet much resistance in Region X men’s soccer action.
So the Hurricanes will take their tour on the road this weekend to see how their talents stack up on a national stage.

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Tennis tie for teams at Bunn
IT’S TENNIS TIME. Bunn’s Jhovanna Salmeron returns a forehand as part of the Wildcats’ home tennis match Wednesday vs. FHS.
Tennis tie for teams at Bunn
BUNN -- Even a few well-placed car lights couldn’t help determine the winner of Wednesday’s Northern Carolina Conference girls tennis match at the Bunn High School Courts.
Earlier in the campaign, Franklinton had secured an easy victory against Bunn, rolling by an 8-1 margin.
But the rematch was destined to be determined by a final doubles match, which began with the overall team score tied at 4-4.

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Louisburg defeats Wildcats at home
HOLDING OFF. (L to R) Bunn’s Maynor Rodriguez and Louisburg’s Tyrone Mills duel for possession during Wednesday’s soccer contest at Joyner Park.
Louisburg defeats Wildcats at home
LOUISBURG -- It takes a good soccer team to withstand an opponent’s best push early in the match -- and still be there for a counteroffensive.
That’s exactly what the Louisburg Warriors did during Wednesday’s key Northern Carolina Conference home boys event against backyard rival Bunn.

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BHS claims spike wins
BHS claims spike wins
BUNN -- Following a convincing non-league victory Monday against Nash Central, Bunn kept the volleyball momentum going in Northern Carolina Conference action with a pair of decisions this week.
Tuesday, the Ladycats were a three-game winner at Warren County. Scores were 25-15, 25-22 and 27-25.
The Lady Eagles had a game point in the third, but Bunn broke serve before Sammi DeBruhl closed things out with service points at 26 and 27.

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Vick the new AD for FHS
Vick the new AD for FHS
If anyone has an insider’s grasp of the athletic program at Franklinton High School, it’s Steve Vick.
After 17 years of working in poultry science at North Carolina State University, Vick decided to become a biology teacher at FHS in 2004.
Vick was already well-acquainted with Franklinton as his son, Ryan, was a star athlete at FHS who would graduated in 2005.

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County Sports Schedule Week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6
High School Football
FRIDAY
Louisburg at Warren County    7:30 p.m.
Franklinton at Bunn    7:30 p.m.
High School Volleyball

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Lady Rams return to form versus LHS
MOSS MAKES THE PLAY. Franklinton’s Anna Moss (right) goes up for a kill during Thursday’s victory against Louisburg.
Lady Rams return to form versus LHS
FRANKLINTON -- A simple but effective response.
That’s what Franklinton volleyball coach Caitlin Withers was looking for Thursday when her Lady Rams hosted Louisburg for the beginning of a tough three-match stretch that will help determine FHS’ final position in the Northern Carolina Conference standings.

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Vance-Granville drops first home matches
READY TO STRIKE. Cynthia Kelly (6) gets ready to hit the ball during the Vance-Granville-Johnston CC volleyball match on Sept. 22 at Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson.
Vance-Granville drops first home matches
HENDERSON -- The Vance-Granville Community College women’s volleyball team hosted its first matches at home on Sept. 22. VGCC welcomed teams from Johnston Community College and Rockingham Community College to the tri-match at Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson.
In the first match of the day, the Jaguars of Johnston CC defeated the Vanguards, three sets to none (with scores of 25-8, 25-16 and 25-11).

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MADISON MASTERS THE SPORT
MADISON MASTERS THE SPORT
Franklinton’s Madison Poupard is one of the top girls tennis players in the area.

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SHE’S NO. 1
SHE’S NO. 1
Miranda Wiinstead played No. 1 Singles for the Bunn Ladycats during Wednesday’s match with Franklinton.

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RUSH JOB
RUSH JOB
Louisburg College’s Jacques Francois (left) hurries into scoring position during Wednesday afternoon’s home decision over Region X rival Cape Fear CC at Ronald May Field.

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LC’s squads ranked
LC’s squads ranked
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg College football and men’s soccer teams both moved up on their NJCAA Top 20 polls as the Hurricane football squad jumped up seven spots to #8 while the men’s soccer club moved up two spots to #9.
The LC football team made their climb up the poll as they defeated Lackawanna College, 24-22, last Saturday.

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WHERE’S THE BALL?
WHERE’S THE BALL?
Louisburg College’s Jacques Francois (left) tries to locate the ball during Wednesday afternoon’s home soccer victory against Region X foe Cape Fear Community College.

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LIFESTYLES

GREAT AIM
GREAT AIM
Nidina Pee, right, takes a hula hoop and aims for a target during one of the games set up by vendors at the Department of Aging’s annual Senior Fun Day at the Park. The event was held on Tuesday at Riverbend Park in Louisburg. Pee was taking a shot at a game being conducted by the Department of Aging’s Franklinton center.

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ROUND AND ROUND IT GOES
ROUND AND ROUND IT GOES
Louise Perry, right, spins a wheel for a prize at a booth hosted by Captel, a company that specializes in captioned telephone services for the hearing impaired. Marcel Bellamy, left, checks on Perry’s progress.

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SENIOR CITIZENS CALENDAR OF EVENTS (October 1-5)
LOUISBURG SENIOR CENTER
Telephone: 496-1131 • Meals Daily: 11:30 a.m.
* Exercise Room: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. -  Fri.*
*Billiards: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.*

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Assist from community helps deputies nab 9 on drug charges
Sheriff’s deputies got an assist from the community when they arrested nine people on drug charges.
According to a report by Det. A. Batchelor, sheriff’s office narcotics and organized crime officers combined with agents from the State Bureau of Investigation to execute a search warrant at a home in the 300 block of R.D. Collins Road near Franklinton the afternoon of Sept. 20.

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‘06 Bunn grad headed to Navy
Deon M. Heath, son of Gregory and Dianne Heath of Zebulon, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh.
The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school.

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Intro to photography classes still available
An eager group of students gathered at Mitchell Media Center in Louisburg recently to take the first of four classes titled Introduction to Photography.
Taught by area cinematographer and photographer, Joe Barta IV, the class was open to students at various levels of expertise.  All wanted to feel more comfortable with the cameras they had purchased or been gifted in order to become more proficient and creative photographers.

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Student, guest found with ‘pot’ and pistol
A Louisburg College student and his guest were charged with possession of drugs and a gun.
According to Louisburg College Police Chief Jeffrey Linney, student life staff and then police were called to a dorm room occupied by student Corbin C. Rose, 18, and his 20-year-old guest, Brittnee I. Wright on Sept. 24.

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IT’S A POTATO — HONEST!
IT’S A POTATO — HONEST!
Well, it’s a sweet potato and Clifton Livingston of the Mt. Olive Community was rather surprised at the size it grew this year. As a kind of experiment, Livingston said he planted a sweet potato plant in a pile of ground up mulch, added a little fertilizer and waited. When he decided it was time to harvest his crop, he discovered this six-pound, seven ounce monster.

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Livestock educational meeting set
Anyone interested in livestock production is invited to attend an educational meeting Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Cooperative Extension Center in Louisburg at 6:30 p.m.  
The Franklin County Livestock Association will hold the informational dinner meeting with Greg Walker, Region 5 wildlife biologist, as guest speaker.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Bunn Shuts Out Eagles
Bunn Shuts Out Eagles
BUNN -- Warren County’s single-wing offense didn’t muster a single point during Friday’s Northern Carolina Conference football showdown at Bunn.
Instead, the Wildcats held WC to just 78 total yards on their way to a 36-0 triumph that kept BHS tied atop the NCC standings with Franklinton.

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Pirates Pile Up Points Versus Louisburg
Pirates Pile Up Points Versus Louisburg
LOUISBURG -- Under a steady sea of second-half rainfall, the Louisburg Warriors drowned in a series of missed opportunities -- and big plays from Corinth Holders -- during Friday’s key Northern Carolina Conference gridiron meeting.
The high-powered Pirates used their spread offense to collect seven touchdowns, and Corinth Holders would pull away in the second half to secure a 48-28 win over the host Warriors at Patterson Field.

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Red Rams Rout Vikings
FRANKLINTON -- After five consecutive to-the-wire victories, the Franklinton Red Rams took a much more direct route to success during Friday’s homecoming conquest of Northwest Halifax.
FHS delivered five touchdowns in the first period alone and went on to past the Vikings by a 66-0 margin in a Northern Carolina Conference gridiron contest.

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