LOUISBURG — Commissioners held off on considering a resolution to defend an amendment that has divided the country — and led to some pointed words between two county commissioners.
A handful of residents last week urged the board to adopt a resolution to preserve and defend the Constitution, particularly the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms.
LOUISBURG — The case against two teens accused of conspiring to kill the younger teen’s mother and steal money continues to churn.
Investigators allege a 15-year-old girl plied her 18-year-old boyfriend, Shannon Nyamodi, with money and drugs to kill her mother, Rhonda Maclean, and steal about $50,000.
Both were arrested in the hours following the coordinated Aug. 16 home invasion.
Two “storms,” one caused by Mother Nature and the other by pressroom problems, caused some weekend editions of The Franklin Times’ to be delivered later than normal.
A winter storm, which arrived with freezing rain, sleet and even snow flurries, hit this region mid-afternoon Friday just as the weekend edition was going to press, explained Publisher Gary Cunard.
Louisburg resident Tatiyana Hamlett
A Franklinton area man was slated to appear in court earlier this week on drug charges.
Narcotics agents arrested Roger Wayne House the afternoon of Jan. 23 after finding a significant amount of drugs in his home.
House was slated to appear in court on Tuesday. It was not clear at press time when he would next be scheduled to appear in court.
GOOD MORNING: While it didn’t look all that bad outside when I got up Saturday morning, it was enough to make me give up any plans I had for going over to Harold “Waterbed” Wood’s for breakfast.
The only activity I observed outside were the birds at the two big bird feeders in front of the house where several large red Cardinals presented a sharp contrast to the sleet and snow that covered everything.
One of those little-noticed political comments in Raleigh recently would be funny if it weren’t so serious.
It all started with State Rep. Paul Stam who suggested that welfare recipients in North Carolina should be banned from buying lottery tickets.
His reasoning was that, “we’re giving them welfare to help them live and yet by selling them a ticket, we’re taking away their money that is there to provide them the barest of necessities.”
That’s probably true — at least in a general sense.
In school, it was one of the first things I was good at.
It sort of gave me confidence that if I could be good at one thing, then maybe I could achieve other successes.
I like to think I did.
But now, that one good skill is no longer required to be taught in North Carolina schools, so I’ve read.
Cursive handwriting has apparently gone the way of the Dodo.
ZEBULON – Macon Zebulon Morris Jr., 72, of the Pilot Community, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 28, at Pilot Baptist Church, with burial following in the Massey-Poole family cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Willie Lee Wilson, 77, who died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Mary Helen Jones cemetery.
PILOT - Shirley Temple, 50, of the Pilot Community died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Rocky Cross Baptist Church in Middlesex.
FRANKLINTON —Bonnie Holder Moore Doss, 68, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 30) in the chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 504 E. Mason St., Franklinton. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
APEX - Thomas C. Alston Jr., known to his family and friends as “Cut,” died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. A memorial service will be held at Apex United Methodist Church on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends after the service. Interment will follow at a later date in Siler City.
YOUNGSVILLE - Susan Liles Shearon, 67, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 30) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest. Burial will follow in the Woodland Baptist Church cemetery.
LOUISBURG – Craig Wayne Sledge, 62, of Louisburg, died Saturday morning.
LOUISBURG - Richard Kelly Murphy, 68, of Louisburg, died Saturday, January 26, 2013. The son of the late Johnnie Garvis and Wilma Burnette Murphy. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in Vietnam.
Yet another change has come to the Louisburg area business community with the new year.
Betty and Rickey Raynor, of Louisburg, owners of United Country – Raynor & Associates, and Rochelle Moon, owner of Rochelle Moon Realty, have completed a merger of their two companies.
The newly formed company – United Country – Rochelle Moon Realty – will be managed by Moon, while Betty serves as a broker associate.
I was invited to attend the Memorial Service for some 61 former residents of Louisburg Nursing Center (LNC) who, during this past year, have preceded us to glory.
There are too many to name, but they are all worthy of our thoughts and memories for years to come.
The service was opened with remarks by LNC Administrator Cheryl Vermilyea.
Ray and Betty Faye Collins celebrated their 50th Anniversary on Dec. 1, 2012 with family and friends at Red Bud Baptist Church. They were married in 1962.
Do you know your ecological address?
It is not the same as your E 911 address, but it does matter.
Your ecological address relates to the watershed in which you live, and if you are reading this, you are alive and your life depends upon clean water. A watershed is the area that drains to a common waterway, such as a stream, river, lake, estuary, or even the ocean, and we all live in one.
BUNN -- Theoretically, every contest in the Northern Carolina Conference is a must-win game if a club hopes to finish at the top of the league boys basketball standings.
Some, however, have a more direct impact on the NCC race than others.
For Bunn, the mission was simple heading into Monday’s home matchup with Corinth Holders.
LOUISBURG -- Not even the frigid weather last Saturday could cool off the on-fire Louisburg College women’s basketball squad.
The recent ice storm did push the starting time back 15 minutes for the game between LC and Cape Fear.
But that only delayed the inevitable as the top-ranked Lady Hurricanes improved to 15-1 overall with a convincing 95-42 decision over the visiting Sea Devils at Taylor Center on the LC campus.
BUNN -- A trap game usually provides a negative connotation for a girls high school basketball team.
The reference comes when a club is coming off a huge win and is expected to easily take its next contest.
Whether it be a hangover from the important victory or overconfidence, many squads over the years have succumbed to the threat of a trap game.
The most successful coach in Franklin County softball history will now have a permanent place beside some of the state’s all-time greats.
The legendary Mike Lovin, who guided the Bunn High School program from 1980 through 2004, will be inducted this weekend into the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.