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Showing 29 articles from May 31, 2006.

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<FONT SIZE=5>New fund-raising rules start June 1</FONT>
Michael Bullock will have to scale back the number of fund-raisers he has for his church off Bickett Boulevard as part of a new town ordinance in Louisburg. Assistant Town Administrator Tony King, left, talks to Bullock last week about the new rules.
New fund-raising rules start June 1
Churches, fire departments and anyone else looking to host a fund-raiser in Louisburg have until today to do it for free.

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County could give up to $98K on Flextronics project
County commissioners will be asked to provide a Durham company with nearly $100,000 in incentives to move $5 million in equipment to its Youngsville contractor.

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Gethsemane has special remembrance
Geraldine Harris sits proudly by the display that she has helped organize for years as part of a memorial service for military men and women.
Gethsemane has special remembrance
BUNN — Members and friends of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church remembered military veterans and their families Monday, with a special focus on the contributions of African Americans.

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Stires ideas stifled by Dunston
A Franklin County resident and state Senate candidate plans to take his ideas for school funding directly to the Board of Education after he says he was silenced by commissioners.

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Man is charged in death of wife, fought about trip
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a domestic homicide from over the holiday weekend.

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Songwriter captures emotions, pain of real-life experiences
“Short Time Here” is paced by a Southern, bluesy guitar and a harmonica.

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OBITUARIES

ANNIE M. PEARCE
SPRING HOPE - Annie Medlin Pearce, 68, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006 in Nash General Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, June 3, at Pearce’s Baptist Church cemetery, with Dr. Ron Wallace officiating.

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DALMA T. EDWARDS
SPRING HOPE - Dalma Therman Edwards, 79, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at Avanta Nursing Home in Wilson. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 2, at First Baptist Church, Spring Hope, conducted by the Rev. Allen C. Allen.

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EDNA R. WOOD
FRANKLINTON - Edna Ross Wood, 82, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, June 2, at Union View Baptist Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. Clyde Waiden officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

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VERNELL JONES
WASHINGTON, DC - Funeral services for Vernell Jones, 81, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Franklin County, who died Monday, May 29, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Haywood Baptist Church, Rocky Ford Rd., Louisburg, with the Rev. Luther Coppedge officiating.

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LILA L. EDWARDS
LOUISBURG - Lila Leonard Edwards, 100, died Saturday, May 27, 2006 in Louisburg Nursing Center. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Centerville Baptist Church cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Robert Ricks Boone.

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ROBERT S. PENDER
FRANKLINTON - Robert S. Pender, 64, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg. Services were conducted Tuesday, May 30, in the Cutchins Memorial Chapel in Franklinton, with the Rev. Mattie Crudup officiating.

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LEOLA C. HENDERSON
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Leola Coley Henderson, 67, who died Saturday, May 27, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 31) at Pleasant Grove Baptist CHurch, with the Rev. Timothy Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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MARY L. LAWRENCE
FRANKLINTON - Mary Lane Lawrence, 64, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at her home. Celebration services were conducted Saturday, May 27, at Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. Walter S. Taylor and the Rev. Earl Brewer officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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ELSIE P. CHEATHAM
FRANKLINTON - Elsie Perry Cheatham, 70, died Saturday, May 20, 2006 at WakeMed in Raleigh. Services were conducted Friday, May 26, at Hawkins Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. Walter S. Taylor officiating.

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JOHN C. FOGG
FRANKLINTON - John C. Fogg, 79, died Thursday, May 25, 2006 at Duke Hospital due to complications resulting from an automobile accident. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, may 31) at Manasseh Baptist Church, with the Rev. Samuel Tunstall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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PEGGY D. MURPHY
ZEBULON - Perry D. Murphy, 68, died Sunday, May 21, 2006. A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 5356 Pearces Road, Zebulon, with Dr. Ron Wallace officiating.

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JAMES T. JONES
ZEBULON - James Thomas Jones, 70, died Thursday, May 25, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 28, in the Strickland Funeral Home chapel in Wendell. Burial followed in Greenmount Cemetery.

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MARTHA D. COPELAND
ZEBULON - Martha Durfey Copeland, 78, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Graveside services were conducted at Ahoskie Cemetery in Ahoskie on Sunday, May 28.

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WILLIAM L. “BILL” CLARK JR.
SCOTLAND NECK - William L. “Bill” Clark Jr., 84, died Sunday, May 28, 2006. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 31) at the chapel of Bowling Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery.

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JOYCE A. COCKERHAM
RALEIGH - Joyce Allen Cockerham died Friday, May 26, at Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh. The family will receive friends at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Street, on Thursday, June 1, from 12 to 1 p.m., followed by a graveside service at Raleigh Memorial Park at 1:30.

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NORMA L. OLSEN
LOUISBURG - Norma L. Olsen, 88, died Friday, May 26, 2006. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh.

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J. B. LAND May 12, 1933 – May 28, 2006
LOUISBURG – Joseph Boyd “J.B.” Land, 73, of Louisburg, died Sunday night.

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SPORTS

Bunn’s Little signs to play at Louisburg College
Bunn High School senior point guard Marcus Little signs a letter-of-intent to continue his basketball career at Louisburg College. Also pictured are (back, l to r) BHS hoops coach Gerald Melton and LC basketball mentor Aaron Denton.
Bunn’s Little signs to play at Louisburg College
BUNN - Marcus Little’s decision to attend Louisburg College made too much sense for it not to happen.

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All-NCC’s honorees selected
FRANKLIN COUNTY - Two Players of the Year and three Coaches of the Year.

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Retiring Wilder saluted with banquet at FHS
Whitney Averette escorts Coach Lester Wilder into the FHS gym for his retirement dinner. Wilder is a coach and a friend for Averette. (Times photo by Brett Sherrick)
Retiring Wilder saluted with banquet at FHS
No Red Ram athlete will ever again wear the jersey number 20.

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Prepared for action in Canada
Prepared for action in Canada
When you travel to a golf resort and play as a twosome, chances are pretty good that you’re going to get paired up with another group.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Louisburg High bands’ annual spring concert this Friday night
Strike up the band. The Concert and Symphonic Bands of Louisburg High School will present the annual formal spring concert on Friday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Louisburg High School Auditorium on Allen Lane.

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DWI checkpoint nets $1.5 million in cash
Area law enforcement agencies combined on a license checkpoint effort near Franklinton that netted the largest cash seizure in the town’s history — more than $1.5 million.

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