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Person Propels Louisburg Past Southern Vance
Person Propels Louisburg Past Southern Vance

ROCKY MOUNT -- With time beginning to run short -- Louisburg turned to Quamon Person to do the heavy offensive lifting during Friday's non-league home football contest against Southern Vance at Patterson Field.
Person delivered a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Warriors rallied for a 33-18 triumph over the Runnin' Raiders.
Louisburg is now 2-3 overall, while Southern Vance dropped to 0-5 on the campaign.


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Short-Handed Red Rams Rally Past Panthers

STEM -- Even without seven starters unavailable due to injury, Franklinton found a way to get past Granville Central on Friday in a non-conference football matchup.
The Red Rams, who were competing without starting quarterback Kyeon Spencer and running back Tyreese Williams -- among others -- rallied with 14 points in the third period to defeat the host Panthers by a 14-9 margin.


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Rosa On The Run For Bunn
Rosa On The Run For Bunn

BUNN -- Last season, Omar Rosa was a novelty third-down fullback for the Bunn Wildcats -- and quite an effective one at that.
But when injuries depleted the fullback position this fall, BHS coach David Howle bestowed increased responsibilities for Rosa, who was previously more known for his work along the line.
Rosa just keeps getting better and better at his new craft -- a fact that was in evidence during Friday's 52-36 home decision over non-league opponent Nash Central.


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PATRICK A. TAYLOR
December 26, 1957 - September 22, 2016

LOUISBURG - Patrick Andrew Taylor, 58, of Louisburg, died Thursday afternoon.


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Breaking News: Three proposals for local hospital similar but contain key differences

LOUISBURG -- Duke Lifepoint wants to bring worldwide name recognition, essentially a $1 million immediate investment, at least a 10-year commitment to provide healthcare in Franklin County and commit $24.0 million to expand access to inpatient behavioral health services and restoring facilities at the Louisburg-based hospital.
They also plan to establish an ambulatory service center at a location in Youngsville.


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Trail ride shooting wounds man

Authorities continue to investigate a weekend trail ride in the Kittrell area of northern Franklin County that turned violent, leaving one man in the hospital being treated for a gunshot wound.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred about 11:20 p.m. on Sept. 17 when two men, who apparently were on the trail ride, got into an argument in an open area near 5202 Rocky Ford Road.


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Traffic stop results in gun, drug charges

LOUISBURG -- Police arrested a convicted felon on charges that he had a gun and drugs.
According to a report by Officer A. Castaneda, he responded to a call of careless and reckless driving on Bickett Boulevard the evening of Sept. 17.
The 1990 Chevy had an expired registration tag and Castaneda stopped the vehicle in the parking lot of Moss Foods.
Officers allege they found a marijuana pipe in the center console and searched the vehicle, finding a revolver belonging to the driver, Jess Lee Althiser, 34.


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State says 'no' to funding Owens Park

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County's bid to use a state grant to develop Owens Park was denied, but while the state path to prosperity is blocked, a path to federal funding has opened up, county staff said.
Franklin County applied to the state in May for a $250,000 Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant, funding they wanted to pair with money that Edgar Owens left the county to develop a public park.


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Back to 1973 -- and fuel shortages?
Back to 1973 -- and fuel shortages?

LOUISBURG -- There was no fear that school buses would be stranded on the side of the road or that emergency medical transports would cease, but Franklin County officials and staff were keeping an eye on fuel gauges this week.
A pipeline leak in Alabama earlier this month has meant the supply of gasoline to the Southeast and East Coast has trickled, drying up fuel supplies at local gas stations -- leaving motorists in long lines and stations without fuel in their pumps.


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Anti-opioid drug now in hands of county deputies

LOUISBURG -- Heroin continues to burrow its way into communities across the country, including Franklin County.
In response, local emergency management officials have been training and equipping first line responders with a weapon -- Naloxone -- which combats opioid overdoses.
"All of our sheriff's deputies are trained (with it)," said Franklin County Emergency Services Director Jeff Lewis.


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Church carillon rankles some residents

LOUISBURG -- Topics ranging from recycling to a newly installed church carillon -- loved by some, unloved by others -- kept the Louisburg Town Council busy during its regular September meeting this week.
Maury York, representing the Historic District Neighborhood Association, asked that the town take a "more comprehensive and efficient approach" to recycling household garbage -- and said two polls taken by his group show overwhelming support for recycling.


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Three hospital proposals received

LOUISBURG -- Those interested in healthcare in Franklin County can begin reviewing proposals from those who want to provide it.
WakeMed, Duke Lifepoint and Franklin County Healthcare Hospital and Practice Accountable Development Group have each submitted a proposal to provide healthcare out of the former Novant Health Franklin Medical Center location.
Novant shuttered the facility last October and the county has been working to bring in another entity to at least operate an emergency room and, perhaps, bolster that service with other amenities.


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Using history to build the future

LOUISBURG -- The first installment of a lecture series sponsored by the Tar River Center of History and Culture, drew just 24 people last Friday although the speakers represented decades of experience in using historic preservation to build communities and enhance property value and use.
"Business, jobs, investment are what we're all about said Liz Parham, director of the North Carolina Main Street Center in Raleigh.
She noted that 64 communities in North Carolina have utilized the Main Street program and a total of 94 have been involved at some level in the program.


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Franklin Faces
Franklin Faces

Deney Buchanan, Casey Lundy


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LEONARD-MOBLEY GRANT WINNERS
LEONARD-MOBLEY GRANT WINNERS

Piemonte Farm of Greensboro is the 2016 Leonard-Mobley Small Farm Fund Grant winner for 2016. From left at the dinner accepting the grant and award are farm owners Sandra Sarlinga and Fabian Lujan, with son Fermin Lujan and daughter Fiamma Lujan. Cody Morris, far right, is Fiamma's finance and also works the farm.


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'Dinner in the Meadow' mixes food, fun and ag sustainability

LOUISBURG -- The third time for Dinner in the Meadow was charming, with members of the agriculture community, chefs and area residents coming together to bolster small farming.
The evening at Martha Mobley's Meadow Lane Farms brought out the state's best chefs, including David Gaydeski, executive chef for the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, and members of the community in a fundraising effort held in memory of Mobley's mother and husband, Marjorie Leonard and Steve Mobley.


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EDUCATOR HONORED
EDUCATOR HONORED

Danielle Dietz, Bunn Hgh School Exceptional Children teacher, was named Franklin County Schools' Exceptional Child Educator of Excellence earlier this month and was recognized by district officials and board members at a school board meeting. As the District's EOE, she will compete statewide for the title of North Carolina Exceptional Child Educator of Excellence.


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Woman faces drug charges after arrest

YOUNGSVILLE -- Police arrested a Wake Forest woman on drug charges.
According to a report by Cpl. J. Garrett, he was on patrol at the Speedway on U.S. 1 during the early morning hours of Sept. 17 when he saw a small sport utility vehicle speed from the parking lot.
The driver, later identified as Rebecca A. Worley, also apparently spun the tires at the intersection of N.C. 96 and E. Main Street.


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Wildcats Continue NCC Surge
Wildcats Continue NCC Surge

BUNN -- In the past, the sight of an opposing shot going into the goal might have caused irreversible harm to the Bunn Wildcats during a high school boys soccer match.
But as foes are finding out, this is a different Bunn group -- both mentally and physically.
"It's almost like, when the other team scores, our guys want to get it right back,'' said BHS head coach Charles Haley. "It's like we just get hungrier.''


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A PERFECTION PLAN
A PERFECTION PLAN

LOUISBURG -- It's almost impossible for a team to lose when it scores a touchdown on every possession -- an astounding mark the Bunn Wildcats achieved during last Friday's road grudge match against the Louisburg Warriors.
Bunn found the end zone on each series and never punted or turned the ball over.
The result was a walkaway victory for the Wildcats, who rolled 54-7 over Louisburg in front of an overflow crowd at Patterson Field on the LHS campus.


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ROOM TO ROAM
ROOM TO ROAM

Bunn's D.J. Jones received plenty of running room courtesy of the blocking of his offensive line during this play last Friday night against Louisburg.


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REGION SUCCESS
REGION SUCCESS

LOUISBURG -- Even as the defending national champion, Louisburg College's men's soccer team should receive its share of tests this fall in the Region X men's soccer standings.
Last Saturday's event versus the University of South Carolina-Lancaster wasn't one of those moments as the Hurricanes were dominant from start to finish en route to securing a 14-0 decision over the Lancers in front of a good crowd at Dr. Ronald May Field on the LC campus.


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FHS nabs conquest vs. Webb
FHS nabs conquest vs. Webb

OXFORD -- Earlier in the week, Franklinton football coach JeVar Bransome discussed the importance of a quick bounceback performance following a disappointing home loss to Tarboro two Fridays ago.
Consider it done as the Red Rams took the lead by scoring on their first two series and never looking back on their way to a 30-6 decision last Friday night at non-conference opponent Oxford Webb.


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Canes win over CNU

ROCKY MOUNT -- Louisburg College's dominant 2016 football campaign continued Sunday with yet another impressive victory.
The Hurricanes scored in every quarter spot and rolled to a 42-0 road decision over the Christopher Newport Junior Varsity Team in a contest that was staged in Newport News, Va.
Louisburg, coached by Trevor Highfield, is now 4-0 overall. The Hurricanes have taken their last two games via the shutout route.


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DRAWING A CROWD
DRAWING A CROWD

Louisburg College's Mark Taylor (center) is pursued by a pair of University of South Carolina-Lancaster defenders during last Saturday's Region X men's soccer matchup.


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