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Showing 24 articles from May 3, 2006.

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<FONT SIZE=5>Green, Winstead forge ahead</font><br><FONT SIZE=4>Jones, Lynch come up short</FONT>
Pat Green gets a congratulatory kiss from wife Tracey on Tuesday night as the final count came in. (Times photo by Kathy Harrelson)
Green, Winstead forge ahead
Jones, Lynch come up short
Former Lt. Deputy Pat Green bested his former boss in a three-way primary race for the Democratic nomination for sheriff, while Bunn Police Chief Kent Winstead won the Republican sheriff’s nomination.
Garnering 48 percent of the vote, Green collected 2,677 votes to 1,421 votes for fellow challenger and former Lt. Joe Lynch.
Incumbent Sheriff Jerry Jones received 1,439 votes.

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<font size=6>Bond fails</font>
Disappointment shows on the faces of schools’ Superintendent Dr. Bert L’Homme, County Manager Chris Coudriet and school board member John May as the results of a $45-million school bond come in Tuesday night. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)
Bond fails
Residents voted down a $45-million bond on Tuesday, leaving school and county officials with the challenge of finding how to deal with growth and aging facilities.
Unofficially, the vote was 3,770 no votes to 3,500 yes votes. The tally becomes official during a later canvass.
The bond would have included money for a new high school in the Franklinton and Youngsville area, and other school improvements.

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Walking the fine line of advocacy
AnnMarie DellaMorte didn’t like what she found in her granddaughter’s school bag the night before Election Day.

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SBI investigates 2nd racial slur
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies and the State Bureau of Investigation are looking into another racially-motivated vandalism.

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Boys and Girls Club could be open at Riverside as soon as fall
The Louisburg Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit last week, clearing the way for a youth organization to use school property.

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VGCC dedicates new classroom<br>building on Franklin County campus
David Brooks, left, vice chairman of the Vance-Granville Community College board of trustees, and VGCC President Randy Parker. (Contributed photo)
VGCC dedicates new classroom
building on Franklin County campus
The newest classroom building has been in use at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus since January. The college officially dedicated the building in ceremonies April 26.
Franklin County and college officials participated in the dedication, which was attended by state Rep. Lucy Allen of Louisburg and others from the county.

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OBITUARIES

WOODROW W. “WOODY” GRANT
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Grant, Jr., 57, who died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, were conducted Tuesday, May 2, at Ivory Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Shelton Daniels officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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BLANCHE P. FREEMAN
RALEIGH - Blanche Carlyle Pace Freeman, 86, died Friday, April 28, 2006 at Rex Healthcare. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 30, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, Knightdale. Burial was in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

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CAROL W. PENDERGRASS
CLAYTON - Carol Worlds Pendergrass, 61, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 30, at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton, with Dr. John Allen officiating. Interment followed at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest.

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GERALDINE M. EDWARDS
SPRING HOPE - Geraldine M. Edwards, 76, died Sunday, April 30, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 2, at Ephesus Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bill Wakefield officiating. Entombment will be at a later date at Peachtree Baptist Church cemetery.

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WILBERT EPPS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. Wilbert Epps, 87, who died Sunday, April 30, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. C. L. Dunston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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LORENZO COOPER
KITTRELL - Funeral services for Mr. Lorenzo Cooper, 20, who died Sunday, April 30, 2006, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Concord Baptist Church, with the Rev. Samuel Blalock officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

<FONT SIZE=6>BHS’ Wright Moves</font><br><FONT SIZE=4>Sophomore star sparks Ladycats to victory against Louisburg High</FONT>
Bunn senior midfielder Carrie Jones sends the ball forward while being chased by Louisburg’s Brenda Leon during Monday’s Northern Carolina Conference girls soccer matchup at the LHS Football Field. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
BHS’ Wright Moves
Sophomore star sparks Ladycats to victory against Louisburg High
LOUISBURG - Kristen Wright displayed her favorite hat Monday to celebrate the final leg of Bunn High’s Franklin County girls soccer sweep. Wright’s hat trick propelled the Ladycats to a 5-1 road victory at Louisburg to complete BHS’ successful four-game swing through county foes LHS and Franklinton.

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<FONT SIZE=4>A New Challenge</font><br><FONT SIZE=3>FHS’ Jordan accepts Holly Springs position
Franklinton High boys basketball coach Thurman Jordan has announced his resignation in order to accept a similar position at the new Holly Springs High School in Wake County.
A New Challenge
FHS’ Jordan accepts Holly Springs position
FRANKLINTON -- Franklin County’s boys basketball history is filled with great coaches who honed their craft here before moving on to higher-level challenges. The roll call is impressive -- Lin Green, David Neal, Scott McInnes, Terry Davis, Dexter Cooley and Andy Wheeler, among many others.

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LC soccer star now in the USL
LC soccer star now in the USL
One of the most talented players in Louisburg College men’s soccer history is now competing professionally. Armando Romero, a 2004 LC grad who went on to finish his college career at Radford University, debuted last Saturday for the Charleston Battery of the first-level United Soccer League.

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LC closes Region X sked with victories
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Louisburg College will enter next week’s Region X Baseball Tournament as the No. 4 seed after taking three of four games last weekend in LC’s regular season league finale at Florence-Darlington Tech at Legion Park.

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SPORTS SHORTS: Bunn’s Robertson leads NCWC into tournament
ROCKY MOUNT -- Kyle Robertson and the North Carolina Wesleyan Battling Bishops baseball team will begin Division III regional action May 18 at a site to be determined. The regional winner will then advance to the national tournament.

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LIFESTYLES

Fox hunters fight cancer
The third annual Fox Hunters Relay For Life Red Bud Church Hunt was Saturday, April 22, at Tri County Fox Preserve in Castalia, owned by John Stevenson.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

VGCC honor inductees
Vance-Granville Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted 101 students into the international honorary society of two-year colleges on April 18. This was the largest group ever inducted since the Alpha Sigma Chi chapter began at Vance-Granville.

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Teachers can apply for grants
North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives have earmarked more than $500,000 for classroom-based projects through its funding of the Bright Ideas Education Grant Program for 2006-2007. Teachers can learn about the program and apply online at www.ncbrightideas.com.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

New whistling tune: convention seeking support
Each year the Franklin County Arts Council evaluates its efforts to provide cultural activities specifically directed to citizens of Franklin County.

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Addressing the fuel crisis
As skyrocketing gas prices hobble family budgets across America, rural Americans are being hit particularly hard. We have longer commutes to work, to school, to the grocery store and to the doctor. Many school districts are struggling to pay for fuel for buses, and some farmers are already operating at a loss this year.

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Allen, Newhouse will speak at VGCC graduation May 12
State Rep. Lucy T. Allen of Louisburg will be the commencement speaker for Vance-Granville Community College’s Spring Graduation on Friday, May 12. Robert Newhouse of Oxford, president of Vance-Granville’s Student Government Association, will be the student speaker.

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Man dies in car crash; 12-year-old hit by truck
Within an hour Sunday, state Highway Patrol troopers responded to two serious accidents, one resulting in a death.

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