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Showing 23 articles from March 29, 2006.

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<FONT SIZE=5>Lottery tickets on sale Thursday</FONT>
Moe Maweri is ready for Thursday’s games.
Lottery tickets on sale Thursday
Organizers and retailers are preparing for a crush when lottery tickets go on sale Thursday.
The North Carolina Education Lottery and its contractor, GTECH Corp., began shipping out more than 100 million tickets to retail outlets across the state in order to begin selling them at 6 a.m. on Thursday.
Moe Maweri, who runs Four Star Grocery on N.C. 401 north of Louisburg, said he can’t wait.

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Racial slur on campaign sign prompts investigation
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a vandalism as a possible hate crime. According to authorities, a passing motorist noticed that one of Joe Lynch’s campaign signs was spray painted with what was intended to be a racial slur.

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<FONT SIZE=3>Louisburg High wins Quiz Bowl</font>
Louisburg High wins Quiz Bowl
DISTRICT CHAMPS. The Louisburg High School Quiz Bowl team won in district competition in Louisburg on Saturday. Above, Kerry Neto holds the district trophy following more than two hours of general knowledge questions in rounds with Lee Senior High School and Northern Vance High School teams from District VII. See more photos inside. LHS moves on to state competition April 22.

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Boys, Girls Club moves forward
A school board facilities committee will recommend entering into a lease to let the local Boys and Girls Club use the Riverside Elementary gym as a base of operations.

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OBITUARIES

VIRGINIA G. THOMAS
WAKE FOREST - Mrs. Virginia G. Thomas, 90, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Wake Medical Center-North in Raleigh. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 26, at Olive Branch Baptist Church in Wake Forest. Burial followed in the Wake Forest Cemetery.

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THEOLISE FOGG
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. Theolise Fogg, 81, who died Saturday, March 25, 2006, will be conducted at 12 noon Thursday, March 30, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church by Minister Brenda Cooley, eulogist. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

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CHARLES R. SMITH
APEX - Charles R. Smith, 70, died Friday, March 24, 2006 at Wake Medical Center. A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, March 28, at Crossroads Fellowship Church, Raleigh.

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SAMUEL F. IPOCK
ZEBULON - Samuel Frank Ipock, 43, died Sunday, March 26, 2006. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Zebulon United Methodist Church, 121 West Gannon Avenue, Zebulon, officiated by the Rev. Todd Krueger.

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PETER W. “P.W.” KNOTT
YOUNGSVILLE - Peter Wesley “P.W.” Knott, 86, died Monday, March 27, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gary McNair officiating.

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BENGENE “BEN” M. DRIVER
LOUISBURG - Bengene “Ben” Matthew Driver, 68, died Monday, March 27, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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ANTHONY KELLY
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. Anthony Kelly, 78, who died Saturday, March 25, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. Stephen Baptist Church, with the Rev. Junious M. Debnam officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Stephen Church cemetery.

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<FONT SIZE=4>Local Track Time</FONT><br><FONT SIZE=3>Franklin County track squads soar into season</FONT>
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Franklin County track squads soar into season
FRANKLINTON -- Corrie Trotter expects to take on many tough foes on her way to a possible Class 2-A State Championship in the girls high jump event.
But Trotter, a Franklinton High veteran, didn’t have any competition during Monday’s track and field meet against Louisburg and Warren County at the Franklinton Recreation Park.

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<FONT SIZE=4>Louisburg, Aiken Tech settle for Region X split</font>
LC’s Jessica McLawhorn
Louisburg, Aiken Tech settle for Region X split
LOUISBURG — Rarely have the Region X Fast-Pitch Softball standings been as jumbled as they were last season.
Look for more of the same in 2006 -- if last Saturday’s meeting between rivals Louisburg College and Aiken Tech serves as an appropriate barometer.

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<FONT SIZE=4>A repeat champion in contest</font>
A repeat champion in contest
Determination.
It’s what fuels the competitive spirit. It’s what helps us dig deep into the reserve of resolve during challenging times.
It’s what helps us succeed when others say that we can’t.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Rams top WCHS in the NCC
WARRENTON -- Chris Miller had high hopes as his surging Franklinton High fast-pitch softball team began league play Monday at Warren County.

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Road woes hamper LC’s baseball squad
FLAT ROCK -- Perhaps the Louisburg College baseball team could use a brochure on how to win on the road in Region X action. For the second straight weekend, the Hurricanes dropped three of four away from Frazier Field against a region opponent.

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LIFESTYLES

Youngsville arts festival this weekend
The town of Youngsville and its Woman’s Club is preparing for a bigger and better second year to its Arts in the Community Festival. “It has grown,” said Ellen Woodlief, one of the organizers of the event.

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Rebekah Taylor to perform at Cherry Hill
Rebekah Taylor, daughter on Ron and Paula Taylor, will be performing at Cherry Hill in the Inez community on Sunday, April 2. Her performance, to begin at 3 p.m., will include music by Schubert, Mendlelssohn, Chopin, and Mozart.

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<FONT SIZE=3>Southard earns Eagle Scout</FONT>
Southard earns Eagle Scout
Christopher Scott Southard, a Franklinton resident and member of Boy Scout Troop 530, was awarded Scouting’s highest award - Eagle Scout - on Sunday, March 19, at Franklinton United Methodist Church.
Southard, 18, began as a Cub Scout while in the fourth grade.

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Plan, decorate for your own wedding
The “Wedding Doctor” will make a house call to Vance-Granville Community College to teach a class on wedding planning and decoration.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

County gets ready to take over airport management
Airport commissioners continue plans for a transition in management, tabbing a subcommittee to oversee the switch. The airport’s current operator, First-in-Flight Aviation, is expected to have either sold out to a county-approved operator by April 1 or the county is expected to take over its own operations by then.

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<FONT SIZE=3>MEAC gives students chances to prepare</FONT>
MEAC gives students chances to prepare
Fifty-four Franklin County School juniors representing the three high schools along with four chaperones recently had the opportunity to attend the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) High School Day located at Progress Energy and the RBC center in Raleigh.
The theme for the 2006 MEAC High School Day is: “Practice Prepares You for the Game ... Education Prepares You for Life.”

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