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LOUISBURG -- Historian and long-time "friend" of the Person Place in Louisburg, Michael Hill, took members of the preservation society on a verbal walk through the home's history during the annual meeting of the Person Place Preservation Society last week.
Hill has been associated with the historic Person Place home on the campus of Louisburg College for more than 30 years and did his master's thesis on the home and the families associated with it.
LOUISBURG -- We like to say news in this area is brought to you by The Franklin Times.
The truth, though, is that for the past 22 years, more likely than not, it was brought to you by Bobby Tharrington.
Tharrington, a county native, retired as one of this paper's longest tenured carriers.
"The thing I liked the most," Tharrington said, "was meeting all types of different people and dealing with them.
"I'm really going to miss seeing them and talking with them."
LOUISBURG -- Police are looking for a handful of suspects accused of robbing a local clothing store at gunpoint.
According to investigators, store employees allege five black men entered the store at about 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, brandished a weapon and demanded money.
The suspects were in and out in a few minutes, said Louisburg Police Chief Rick Lassiter, and no one was hurt.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School's arrangement with Louisburg College to play its games against Franklinton and Bunn at the Taylor Center has been a profitable one -- except on the scoreboard.
Since those contests were shifted to LC a few years ago, Louisburg's boys basketball squad had been unable to come up with a victory against either one of its Franklin County rivals.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School's Lady Warriors couldn't escape the feeling that they gave one away during an early-campaign loss at Franklinton.
LHS went ahead early, only to see the Lady Rams rally and go ahead for good courtesy of Tanisha Wall's final-minute heroics.
STANHOPE -- After seeing one winning streak snapped two nights earlier, the Southern Nash Firebirds embarked on another one last Friday night at the SNHS Gymnasium.
Southern had opened the 2014-15 boys basketball campaign with five straight victories, but the Firebirds suffered their first setback last Wednesday on the road against the C.B. Aycock Falcons in Wayne County.
LOUISBURG -- Few observers gave the Louisburg Lady Warriors much of a chance during their basketball rematch last Wednesday against undefeated Bunn.
BHS had rolled past Louisburg just five days earlier, and the Lady Warriors were still seeking their first victory of the campaign.
LOUISBURG -- It's been an up-and-down start to the season for the inexperienced Bunn High School boys basketball squad.
But this much is certain -- the Wildcats seem to save their best for the biggest events.
That assessment was evident last Wednesday as Bunn, playing in front of a huge crowd at Louisburg College's Taylor Center, finished off a season sweep of chief rival Louisburg with a 58-41 decision.
Freshman Darreus Caldwell (right) scores for Bunn.
CHAPEL HILL -- Here are last weekend's championship matchups in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's State Football Playoffs:
Franklinton High's Darion Green (left) goes up for a rebound as Louisburg's Kenan Epps defends during last Friday night's boys basketball showdown.
Louisburg High School's Mackenzie Wood (lelft) tries to find an open teammate during last Friday's home decision over rival Franklinton HS.
Louisburg High School's Michael Bowers (right) makes a strong move toward the hoop as Bunn's T.J. Jones defends during last Wednesday's boys basketball game.
ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats have unveil edtheir 2015 field staff as they prepare for their first season as the Advanced-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.
Luis Salazar, who has 15-plus years of major league coaching experience, will helm the Mudcats this summer.
Carlos Mendez will serve as the team's hitting coach, while Derrick Lewis joins the staff as the pitching coach. Trainer Joe Toenjes will begin his first season with the Mudcats as well.
Bunn's Tainasha Vines (left) drives to the basket for the Ladycats during last Wednesday night's road victory over Louisburg at Taylor Center at Louisburg College.
ROCKY MOUNT -- The men's basketball team of North Carolina Wesleyan College returned from exam week to post a dominating 110-59 victory over Mid-Atlantic Christian University last Saturday afternoon.
Prior to tip-off, Wesleyan honored former Bishop standout Terry Wright, whose retired jersey #41 was officially unveiled in Everett Gymnasium.
LOUISBURG -- More than 40 women from across North Carolina attended the Fourth Annual Women in the Outdoors Deer Hunt on December 6 in Franklin County.
Participants came from as far away as Beaufort and Asheville.
The event kicked off that Friday evening with a dinner for all hunters and their guides.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College forward Jamarcus Hairston scored 25 points to lead the Louisburg College Hurricanes to a 86-70 victory over the Spartanburg Methodist Pioneers last Saturday afternoon at the Taylor Center.
The Hurricanes, leading 46-33 at the intermission, started the second half a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor to stretch their advantage to 66-43 a little over five minutes in.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Ruby G. Williams, 67, who died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. at Greater New Life Church of Christ in Franklinton, with Elder Dexter T. Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Gupton family cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Helen Vaughan Loyd, 86 of Louisburg went to be with her Lord and Saviour Friday, December 12, 2014. She was born to the late William Henry and Minnie Vaughan on December 10, 1928. She was preceded in death by her husband Willie R. Loyd, Sr. in January, 2014.
AHOSKIE - Joe Patterson, 54, formerly of Louisburg, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 in Ahoskie. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
YOUNGSVILLE - William Burt Ladd died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. at New Hope Christian Church, with the Rev. Steve Barham officiating.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Dorothy "Skeet" White, 66, who died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Stanley Dunston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
KITTRELL - Funeral services for Mary Lou Payne, 71, who died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 12 p.m. at Rowland Chapel Christian Church, with the Rev. Susie Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Pinelawn Cemetery in Farmingdale, N. Y.
LOUISBURG -- Funeral services for Mattie Estelle Horton Young, 87, who died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at the Louisburg Nursing Center, was held on Dec. 8 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. James Jorton and the Rev. Casey Luther officiating.
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