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Utility deal behind closed doors ... again!
LOUISBURG — At their December meeting, Youngsville commissioners said the matter of a utility transfer was in the hands of Franklin County leaders.
Franklin County commissioners apparently dribbled that ball behind closed doors on Monday night, but did not take a shot at resolving the matter in public.

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RECOGNITION
RECOGNITION
Commission Vice Chair Sidney Dunston, left, and the rest of the board thanked Commissioner Shane Mitchell for his service as chairman in 2012. Mitchell was also selected as chair this year.

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Franklin Faces
Franklin Faces
‘Dynamic Duo’ Chris Smith, James Harris

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DONE DEAL
DONE DEAL
The Coats for Christmas campaign has ended with over 200 coats given to those in need, including: Safe Space, Care and Share, the county’s Senior Citizens centers and YABA’s Christmas cheer program, according to Wayne Champion, coordinator for the campaign. Champion thanked Village Cleaners for their support again this year as well as the people that donated and helped with the project.

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Editorial Cartoon: Kick the Can
Editorial Cartoon: Kick the Can

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Everyone needs to be at table for gun control talks
Everyone needs to be at table for gun control talks
While viewing pictures of this country’s deadliest war, thoughts of this country’s Civil Unrest weren’t far from my mind.
From 1861 to 1865, for four years, three weeks and six days, this country was embroiled in a bitter battle that pitted brother against brother, cousin against cousin and communities against one another.

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<i>Column not in this edition</i>
Column not in this edition
Asher Johnson’s column won’t appear in this edition. He’s taking a break.

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Finding that ‘perfect’ gift since the pressure is off
Now that Christmas has come and gone ­ and Santa and his reindeer are safely (we hope!) back at the North Pole — word comes that some folks in Washington, D.C., of all places, found the perfect gift for their returning boss.
And that gift is even sparking a few ideas on the local scene.

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Lincoln’ worth seeing even if not always accurate
Dear editor:
I would like to encourage all to see the new movie “Lincoln.”
Surprisingly, while not totally historically accurate, it does a very good job of emphasizing the struggle that took place by the Republicans in Congress to pass the 13th Amendment (Abolition of slavery), against the vehement opposition of the Democrat party. 

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Don’t ‘drop the ball’ on park
Dear editor:
Enough with the posturing and grandstanding, let’s get the Edgar Owens Park on the ground already. This process has already been drawn out entirely too long. It’s a wonderful gift that Mr Owens bestowed upon Franklin County and it’s absurd it hasn’t happened yet. 

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‘Epitome of a Southern lady’ will be missed
Dear editor:
The Lord called home one of his children on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.
Barbara Burnette was a very special lady and a true, loyal friend to me and many others.

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Preserving the Constitution
Dear editor:
The 2nd Amendment states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  As you read it, there are four parts:  1) requires each free state to have a well regulated militia; 2) the job of the militia is to maintain the security of a free state; 3) the right of the people to keep and bear arms; 4) shall not be infringed.


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Dog fighting ring breakup earns congrats
Dear editor:
Congratulations are due to the Sheriff’s department and Animal Control for investigating and breaking up the dog fighting operation in Franklin County. 

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Students finish BLET course
Students finish BLET course
Twenty-five cadets graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course at Vance-Granville Community College during a Dec. 18 ceremony held in the Civic Center on Main Campus.
After passing the state certification exam, all are authorized to work in any law enforcement agency in North Carolina.

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Dozing driver, asleep at pump, wakes up to face drug charges
A Franklinton woman who fell asleep at the wheel was arrested on drug charges.
According to investigators, Franklinton Officers Bennett Manson and A.J. Bishop responded to the Wilco Hess the evening of Jan. 4 after getting a call of a suspicious person.
According to the report, a woman, later identified as Angelica Dickerson, was sitting in her vehicle at the pump for about 15 minutes when an employee called 911.

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Local group receives Food Lion grant
For A Brighter Future, Inc. recently became the recipient of a $3,500 grant from Food Lion Charitable Foundation.
The $3,500 donation will be used for food purchases
For A Brighter Future is an after-school program which provides tutoring, mentoring and career counseling for students in grades 9-12 in Franklin County.

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CHRISTINE STOKES
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Christine Stokes, 97, who died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 11 a.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bobby Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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TRAVIS D. BOYD
CASTALIA – Travis Don Boyd, 65, died Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2013 at his home. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at White Level Baptist Church, with the Rev. Henry Stamper officiating.

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HANS-JURGEN SCHULZ
LOUISBURG - Hans-Jurgen Schulz, 69, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Franklin Regional Medical Center.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

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EDITH A. PERRY
YOUNGSVILLE - Edith Alford Perry, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Hillside Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 9) at Flat Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gary McNair officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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CRAYTON M. WASHINGTON
MANHATTAN, N.Y. - Funeral services for Crayton Christine Morgan Washington, 87, who died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 9) in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Dan Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in the Nelson Chapel Church cemetery.

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RUBY L. STONE
DURHAM- Ruby Louise Stone, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at UNC Hospitals. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main Street, Durham.

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KENNETH R. STEVENS, SR.
WARRENTON - Kenneth Raymond Stevens, Sr., 74, of Warrenton, died Saturday, January 5, 2013, at UNC Chapel Hill.  Kenneth retired from the US Air Force after 21 years of service as an aircraft mechanic and aircraft scheduler, touring Vietnam for one year.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Stevens, Sr. and Alvina Knight Stevens; his brothers, Robert Stevens, Jr., and Edward “Pete” Stevens; and his two nephews, Malcolm Stevens and Edward Stevens.

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<i>Feeding Franklin with turkeys</i>
Feeding Franklin with turkeys
United Way and its partners delivered hundreds of turkeys in time for holiday meals.
Thanks to donations from Youngsville businessman E. Carroll Joyner, the United Way was able to provide hundreds of families with turkeys this past Christmas as part of its fall food drive.
Joyner is the primary donor, but he isn’t the only one.

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HILLRIDGE SUPPORT
HILLRIDGE SUPPORT
The UWFC turkey program receives support from Hillridge Farm in Youngsville each year. John Hill, above left, helps store the turkeys that go to the Youngsville Area Business Association’s Christmas Cheer program, which was on Dec. 15. YABA received 15 cases of the turkeys. With Hill on delivery day were UWFC board member Michael Schriver, right, and Betty Craig, UWFC Community Campaign co-chair, not pictured.

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