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Help decide who controls our elections

Dear editor:
Your readers should know there's a statewide movement afoot--for the voters to determine who controls our elections.
The question for readers is, do you agree, or disagree, that NC voters should have a chance to join with the overwhelming national majority who've already approved that:


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How to grow kids who love to read

Dear editor:
Imagine if every preschool child received a book in his/her home every month for the first five years of life.
Imagine the excitement those children would have in receiving those gifts.
Imagine if this 60-volume library was absolutely free to the child and his/her family! Now imagine this is a reality.


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Editorial Cartoon: Accordingly...
Editorial Cartoon: Accordingly...

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Sign-up dates for science camps near

Dates for registering children for GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer are rapidly approaching!
Science in the Summer in North Carolina is a fun and free science education initiative that is designed to help elementary and middle school children "grow into science."
Through classes held at public libraries and community-based centers in 10 North Carolina counties and taught by certified teachers, this program gets kids excited about studying science with hands-on experiments.


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Local man earns BLET, passes state certification
Local man earns BLET, passes state certification

Daniel S. Ayscue graduated from Cape Fear Community College's 99th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLET) on Feb. 6. He passed the state certification exam and will be employed with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.
As class president, Daniel spoke to the 21 other classmates and congratulated them for successfully completing the 667-hour training program. He was also awarded the captain Ralph W. Roper BLET Leadership Award and received a silver engraved plate.


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BLAKE NEWS AT LC
BLAKE NEWS AT LC

LOUISBURG - Building an elite-level junior college baseball program is a process that takes time -- and involves several different layers.
For Louisburg College second-year head coach Blake Herring, the first part of the process was to bring as many talented recruits to campus as possible -- and he feels he made a positive step in that direction with a strong off-season class of incoming freshmen.
Now comes the next step -- one that is often filled with discouraging moments.


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STREAK UP TO 17
STREAK UP TO 17

LOUISBURG -- Thanksgiving wasn't far removed and Christmas shopping lists were still being fulfilled back on December 3.
That's when Louisburg College last lost a men's basketball contest -- a time that now spans nearly three months and 17 victorious outings.
The Hurricanes kept on rolling last Saturday at home as Coach Neil Dixon's crew improved to an impressive 23-3 with a 95-81 home conquest against Region X opponent Catawba Valley Community College at Taylor Center on the LC campus.


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Warriors wrap up seasons
Warriors wrap up seasons

WELDON-- The end of the season didn't transpire as hoped for both the Louisburg High School girls and boys basketball squads.
LHS' girls, as the No. 2 seed, were looking to at least make the finals of the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference Tournament last week at Weldon.
But the Lady Warriors were upset by Southeast Halifax in the semifinals of the event by a 44-40 total last Thursday.


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Spencer rolls in ECU debut

OXFORD, MISS. -- Bunn's Spencer Brickhouse made his college baseball debut one to remember, even if his East Carolina University Pirates weren't able to earn a victory.
Chase Cockrell and Ryan Olenek tallied five of No. 8 Ole Miss' eight hits, while David Parkinson allowed three runs in seven innings leading the Rebels to a 5-4 win over No. 6 East Carolina last Friday afternoon in front of a record crowd of 12,117 at Swayze Field.


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Canes respond with a huge win
Canes respond with a huge win

LOUISBURG -- Two weeks ago, Louisburg College suffered one of its most disheartening women's basketball defeats of the season as they were edged at home by Cape Fear as part of the school's annual 'Play For Kay Day.'
Since then, the determined Lady Hurricanes have quickly clawed back with a trio of victories, including an 85-74 home decision Monday afternoon against long-time rival Spartanburg Methodist College out of South Carolina.


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Time To Bounce Back
Time To Bounce Back

FRANKLINTON -- One of the most important intangibles any successful program possesses for the long-term is the ability to bounce back after disappointing losses.
Franklinton has experienced two such fates in the past two weeks in boys basketball -- a loss at South Granville with the Northern Carolina Conference regular season title at stake and a defeat versus Warren County in last Friday's championship game of the NCC Tournament at the FHS Gymnasium.
But the Red Rams quickly brushed aside those heartbreaks during Tuesday's opening-round contest against Southwest Onslow in the Class 2-A State Playoffs.


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Area Clubs In Brittany

WILSON -- Once again, Franklin County will be well represented at the annual The Brittany Girls Soccer Showcase, which will be held March 10-11 at the Gillette Soccer Complex in Wilson County.
The event, which will be in its 13th season, is considered one of the top girls soccer showcases in Eastern North Carolina.
Franklin County's entrants will be Franklinton and Bunn.


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Williams earns All-CIAA selection

CHARLOTTE -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), with its Men's and Women's Basketball Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association, has announced the 2017 Men's & Women's All-CIAA First Team and All-Rookie honorees.
Virginia State University garnered three men's honorees with senior Elijah Moore, junior Richard Granberry, and senior Kevin Williams.
Williams prepped at Franklinton High School before earning All-American status as part of his two-year career at Louisburg College.


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EAST-WEST BOYS SOCCER LIST

GREENSBORO -- Here are the rosters for the East-West All-Star Boys Soccer Game, to be played July 18 in Greensboro:


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REUNION AT WEST DAVIDSON
REUNION AT WEST DAVIDSON

CHAMPS REUNITED. Louisburg resident Dana Holloman (fourth from right) was part of a special ceremony recently as West Davidson High School honored its 1986 Class 2-A Girls Basketball State Championship Team. West Davidson went 29-1 that year and was the Central Carolina Conference Champs thanks in part to an undefeated regular season. The Dragons were also the Davidson County Invitational Champs and the Region 5 Champs.


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OUT ON THE SLIDE
OUT ON THE SLIDE

Louisburg College's Zacchaeus Rasberry (left) is tagged out after sliding past second base inadvertently during last Saturday's home doubleheader against long-time rival Pitt CC.


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CAN'T BE STOPPED
CAN'T BE STOPPED

Louisburg High School's Shyann Collier (with ball) makes a strong move toward the basket during last Thursday's tournament setback against Southeast Halifax at Weldon HS.


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FLOATER
FLOATER

Louisburg College guard Mikeil Watkins drives for a basket for the Hurricanes during last Saturday afternoon's home decision against Region X rival Catawba Valley CC at Taylor Center


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LANCE LAYS ONE IN
LANCE LAYS ONE IN

Franklinton's Lance Parker scores on a layup for the Red Rams during last Friday's title game against Warren County in the Northern Carolina Conference Boys Basketball Tournament.


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<i>Secret to long life? Laugh a lot and dance!</i>
Secret to long life? Laugh a lot and dance!

What is the secret to longevity?
If you ask Rosa Lee Baker of Bethlehem Church Road, Youngsville, the response you will get is: "laugh a lot and dance!"
Born Feb. 25, 1917 at the beginning of WWI, Ms. Baker, who goes by a variety of names, including "Granny," "Rosie," and Granny Rose," among others, is known for her energetic personality, loving demeanor, sense of humor, for always having a smile on her face and hugs and kisses to give to almost everyone she meets.


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MICHAEL "RED" DUNN

LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Michael "Red" Dunn, 55, who died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. at Mitchner's Grove Baptist Church in Louisburg, with the Rev. Melvin Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchner's Grove Church cemetery.


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ANNIE LOUISE JOHNSON

LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Annie Louise Johnson, 84, who died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. at Allen Chapel Baptist Church in Louisburg, with the Rev. Stanley Dunston officiating. Burial will follow in the Allen Chapel Church cemetery.


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GREGORY D. AVENT

CASTALIA - Gregory D. Avent, 68, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Durham. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Castalia Baptist Church, Castalia. Burial will follow at 8181 Inscoe Road, Castalia.


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MARIE W. BRANCH

LOUISBURG--Funeral services for Marie Wiggins Branch, 87, of Hamburg, Pa., formerly of Louisburg, who died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. David Rosby officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.


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JOYCE ANN MURRAY

FRANKLINTON-- Joyce Ann Murray, 66, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Graveside funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Beulah Christian Baptist Church cemetery, 8225 Mitchell Mill Rd., Zebulon.


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