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Showing 17 articles from May 17, 2006.

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<FONT SIZE=4>Town pursues DOT median on Bickett</font>
Making any left turn on Bickett Boulevard in Louisburg can become risky and dangerous.
Town pursues DOT median on Bickett
The Louisburg Town Council said it supports the Police Department in improving safety along Bickett Boulevard. Police Chief Rick Lassiter has proposed asking that the state Department of Transportation install a median along the town’s main thoroughfare to limit left turns on the four-lane road.

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Joint meeting May 23
Another joint meeting about schools’ facilities funding is set for May 23.

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Tar River Land Conservancy rallies for Tar paddle trail
The Louisburg Town Council adopted a memorandum of understanding Monday night, taking an organizational step that should help guide a paddle trail project.

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Confederate soldiers are remembered
Jimmy D. Wall, right, leads re-enacters in a rifle salute to commemorate Confederate Memorial Day at Oakwood Cemetery in Louisburg on Saturday. (Staff photo by Brett Sherrick)
Confederate soldiers are remembered
Two weeks before the nation takes a day to honor its veterans, the Franklin Rifles honored the Confederate dead. The Rifles, a camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans, had a service to commemorate Confederate Memorial Day at Oakwood Cemetery in Louisburg on Saturday.

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Times intern begins work
Brett Sherrick
Times intern begins work
The Franklin Times has a new intern. Brett Sherrick of Youngsville will be working with the Times for the summer, reporting on news and sports.

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OBITUARIES

ALONZA L. “LONNIE” BLACKLEY
FRANKLINTON - Alonza L. “Lonnie” Blackley, 91, died Saturday, May 13, 2006 in a Henderson hospital.

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RACHEL RICHARDSON
WARRENTON - Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Richardson, 80, who died Friday, May 12, 2006, were conducted Tuesday, May 16, at 2 p.m. at the Pine Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Hedgepeth officiating. Burial followed in the St. James Richardson family cemetery.

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INEZ J. CRATER (June 8, 1938 – May 14, 2006)
MIDDLESEX - Rachel Inez Jeffreys Crater, 67, of 13543 Burgess Rd., Middlesex, a resident of the Rocky Cross Community, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, Mother’s Day at 7:30 pm, after spending a wonderful weekend with her cherished family. Inez had fought a courageous battle with Lung Cancer since November 2003.

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SPORTS

Tria’s Prime Time
Bunn’s Krystal Hawkins (center) sprints to the finish during the 200 at last Saturday afternoon’s Class 2-A Mideast Regionals at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
Tria’s Prime Time
RALEIGH- Regional time. State time. Prime time. Tria’s time. During her storied career at Bunn High School, senior distance runner Tria Metzler has developed a well-earned reputation as a clutch performer who excels during the highest-level meets.

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Franklin’s teams hot late in ‘06
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The high school baseball teams in Franklin County certainly have saved their best for last during the 2006 campaign.

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Red Rams Nip SV In Finale
Franklinton High School’s Trey Rogers (5), playing the final game of his prep career, slides safely into second base during the Red Rams’ road victory last Friday against the Runnin’ Raiders from Southern Vance. (Submitted photo by Ashley Steven Ayscue)
Red Rams Nip SV In Finale
FRANKLINTON -- Maybe it was a rebuilding year for the Franklinton Red Rams, but they certainly provided a happy ending to the campaign last Friday. Taking on Southern Vance, which had yet to lose in Northern Carolina Conference action, the visiting Red Rams defeated the Raiders 7-5 to close out their NCC (and regular season) schedule.

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BHS girls make softball history
BUNN -- Despite fielding an always-competitive team since the inception of fast-pitch softball in 1995, one prize has eluded the Bunn Ladycats -- an undefeated, regular season league record.

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Get well soon, Mr. Anderson
Get well soon, Mr. Anderson
My first request today is for thoughts and prayers for former Bunn High School student-athlete Bryant Anderson. Bryant, who is ‘Mr. Bunn’ personified, is currently battling a serious illness, and he needs the support of everyone, whether they prefer the colors of green and gold, orange and blue or red and black.

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Louisburg High honors lone star as part of Senior Night
Louisburg High School’s Lauren Stewart is all smiles as she is honored during Senior Night festivities Monday evening for the Lady Warriors’ fast-pitch softball team. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
Louisburg High honors lone star as part of Senior Night
LOUISBURG -- Pardon Lauren Stewart for hogging the spotlight Monday at the Louisburg High School Softball Senior Night. As LHS’ lone upperclassman in 2006, Stewart was the center of attention as she accepted gifts, flowers and balloons from her appreciative teammates.

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Robertson, Wesleyan to play at home
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee has announced the teams that will compete in the 2006 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship and two-time national champion North Carolina Wesleyan will host one the regionals -- starting today in Rocky Mount.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Tuning into a solid future right here at home
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third of a three-part series about the International Whistlers’ Convention - “What is its Future in the County?” The convention is typically this time of year but was not put on this year due to an overload of associated responsibilities for organizers and planners. The convention will be in 2007, and the Franklin County Arts Council hopes to keep the event in Louisburg. Part I was published in the May 3 edition; Part II was published in the May 10 edition.)

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Farm tour kicks off this weekend
Area residents and visitors will be treated to a tour of the county’s farms and craft stops this weekend.

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