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Showing 18 articles from June 6, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Etheridge meets with troops in Iraq
Congressman Bob Etheridge met with Iraqi special forces and its new prime minister over the weekend, but the only conversations surrounding allegations of military-led executions of civilians were between the delegation and the U.S. second highest ranking general in Iraq.

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Municipal leaders oppose waste fee
Louisburg Mayor Karl Pernell
Municipal leaders oppose waste fee
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners will host its first budget work session this coming Monday after hearing from town leaders who don’t want their residents charged a trash fee.

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FCS excellence recognized with teachers of the year
TEACHERS OF THE YEAR.
FCS excellence recognized with teachers of the year
Franklin County Schools celebrated the school-level teachers of the year Thursday. The teachers, their spouses, their principals and members of Central Office had dinner and a ceremony to recognize them.

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Thunderstorm sweeps<br>through Franklin County
Thunderstorm sweeps
through Franklin County
DOWNPOUR. A severe thunderstorm swept through Franklin County around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, with dime-size hail falling here of Bickett Boulevard in Louisburg. No serious damages were immediately reported.

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OBITUARIES

BONITA B. RAY
ZEBULON – Bonita Baker Ray, 53, died Monday, June 5, 2006. Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 7) at Pearce Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Johnson family cemetery.

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JARVIS “JAY” EARL HOLLAND
YOUNGSVILLE - Jarvis “Jay” Earl Holland, 52, died Monday, June 5, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 7) at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale. The Holland family will receive relatives and friends immediately following the service.

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IOLA P. MEDLIN
FRANKLINTON - Iola P. Medlin, 83, died Friday, June 2, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 5, at Grace Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wes Bailey officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery, Franklinton.

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WILLIAM “DICK” ROGERS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. William “Dick” Rogers, 70, who died Sunday, June 4, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at St. Hope Baptist Church, with the Rev. Phillip Lynch officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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MARTHA K. GILBERT
GOLDSBORO - Mrs. Martha Kearney Gilbert, 63, died Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

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SPORTS

<FONT SIZE=4>An LHS Salute</FONT>
LOUISBURG HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL BANQUET HONOREES.
An LHS Salute
LOUISBURG -- Randy Lassiter has already enjoyed a prolific career at Louisburg High School.
And he still has one more year to go.

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LC could be better next year
Team MVP Brittany Wilkins (with ball) will return for her sophomore season next year for the Louisburg College women’s basketball team. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
LC could be better next year
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College went 25-2 and didn’t lose until the final regular season game as part of an amazing 2005-06 women’s basketball campaign.
Believe it or not, the Lady Hurricanes could be even better next winter.

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Randel’s clutch homer sends Mudcats to a home triumph
ZEBULON -- Kevin Randel hit a three-run homer to lift Carolina past Mississippi by a 3-1 margin to snap a six-game losing streak on Monday night at Five County Stadium in a Class AA Southern League baseball contest.

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Kimble’s work is apparent
Kimble’s work is apparent
Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a series as Franklin Times sportswriter Geoff Neville (against all odds) attempts to have his golf game improved by The River Golf Club professional Richard Kimble.

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LIFESTYLES

Tar River Festival beats out the rainy-day odds...
Kaitlyn Greene on a pony ride.
Tar River Festival beats out the rainy-day odds...
Vendors at the Tar River Festival skirted around a washout this past Saturday, even though the early morning hours left them damp. But, by noon, the rain had stopped, and, despite some cloudy skies now and then, there was plenty of sunshine to go around.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church celebrates
The Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church congregation moved into its new building April 1.
This event was a culmination of many efforts. It started June 10, 1993 at a 7 p.m. special called meeting requested by the late Dr. Joseph C. Paige, who was the pastor at that time. The building committee was formed and the “Challenge to Build” was presented.

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Medical Assisting Program class passes 100 percent
All 11 of the August 2005 graduates of the Medical Assisting Program at Vance-Granville Community College who took the American Association of Medical Assisting National Certification exam in January have passed the test, the college learned recently.

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49 students honored for creative work in conservation
The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District had its 11th annual awards program at Terrell Lane Middle School recently.

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Laurel Mill after-school program will close in 2006-07
The Laurel Mill Elementary before- and after-school program will not continue into next school year.

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