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Showing 24 articles from June 14, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Commissioners reject Nassif site
Commissioners told school board members to come up with other options for a new high school and elementary school site, saying the recommended one is wrought with too many hurdles.

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Board OKs $98,000 Parata incentive
Commissioners agreed to a $98,000 incentive to a Durham company to bring a $5-million investment here.

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GRADS READY
GRADS READY
County students will take their final steps of high school on Thursday as they walk across the stage.

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Will municipalities get break with waste fees?
Commissioners agreed to continue budget discussions at its next meeting, if needed, with a focus on a proposed $45 countywide trash fee.

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U.S. 1-Pocomoke Road light installed
U.S. 1-Pocomoke Road light installed
FRANKLINTON — Contractors and state Department of Transportation engineers installed a traffic signal last week that area officials hope will improve safety at what has proven to be a deadly intersection at U.S. Highway 1.

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OBITUARIES

ADELYN A. ALLEN
FRANKLINTON - Adelyn A. Allen, 94, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006. A graveside service was conducted Monday, June 12, at Evergreen Cemetery in Franklinton, with Joseph B. Cutchins Jr. officiating.

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ALICE H. LEE
FRANKLINTON - Alice Parham Hedrick Lee, 81, died Sunday, June 11, 2006 in a Louisburg nursing facility. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 14) at Franklinton Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Rigney and the Rev. David Averette officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

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BOBBY A. “BUB” PACE
ZEBULON - Bobby Allen “Bub” Pace, 75, died Friday, June 9, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 12, at Wakefield Central Baptist Church. Burial was in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens with Masonic Rites.

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COLLINS (DOC) BLUNDER
FRANKLINTON - Collins (Doc) Blunder, 89, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Louisburg. Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10, in the Cutchins Memorial Chapel in Franklinton, with the Rev. Samuel Tunstall officiating. Dr. William H. Garner gave the eulogy.

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COYIE H. JEANS SR.
FRANKLINTON - Coyie Herbert Jeans Sr., 91, formerly of 603 Mitchell Ave., Franklinton, died Saturday, June 10, at Louisburg Nursing center. A graveside service was conducted Monday, June 12, at Pearces Baptist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Cottrell officiating.

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EVA. L. JOHNSON
ZEBULON - Eva Mavis Alford Lockleair Johnson, 82, died Monday, June 12, 2006 at the home of her daughter, Sandra. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 14) at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, Knightdale, with the Rev. Brother Billy Sullivan and the Rev. Brother Ray Ted Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in the Beulah Christian Baptist Church cemetery, 8225 Mitchell Mill Rd., Zebulon.

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M. DUKE HOLMES
YOUNGSVILLE - Maryland Duke Holmes, 51, died Sunday, June 11, 2006 at Nash General Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Youngsville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Stratton officiating.

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OTHA L. HAYES JR.
HENDERSON - Otha Lee Hayes Jr., 75, of Henderson (Epsom Community) died Monday, June 12, 2006 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at New Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Frank Adam and the Rev. Jim Curtis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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RAYMOND G. “RAY” HAWKINS
YOUNGSVILLE - Raymond Gene “Ray” Hawkins, 63, died Friday, June 9, 2006 at Rex Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 12, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest.

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RONALD E. “RONNIE” CARTER
LOUISBURG - Ronald Earl “Ronnie” Carter, 52, died Sunday evening, June 11, 2006 at his home. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at his home, with the Rev. Phillip Senn officiating.

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ROSA BROOKS-YARBROUGH
FRANLINTON - Rosa Mea Brooks-Yarbrough, 80, died Thursday, June 1, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 10, at Greater New Life Church of Christ, Franklinton, with Pastor Dexter Perry officiating. Burial was in the Manasseh Baptist Church cemetery, Franklinton.

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SPORTS

Brave New World
Brave New World
BUNN - Quinton Sanders’ Code Electric Braves dropped an early-season game -- and didn’t lose another one the rest of the year.

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C-P event scheduled in Oxford
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Bunn will be looking for a four-peat when All-Star baseball action kicks off Friday with the Dixie Youth District Coach-Pitch Tournament at the Oxford Webb High School Softball Field.

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Braves slide by Nats for Minor League crown
Braves slide by Nats for Minor League crown
BUNN -- Winning a championship proved to be no minor accomplishment for the Dickerson Builders Braves.

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Franklin’s moving to Bunn High
In his own words, Bennie Franklin is ‘heading home’.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Youngsville - my hometown for all to see
Youngsville - my hometown for all to see
Kim Young of Knightdale paints a mural on the side of Griffin’s Restaurant in Youngsville on Saturday. The artwork is part of a project by the town’s business association through a revitalization committee and sponsored through the Franklin County Arts Council.

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Alberto should breeze on by
The first named storm of the 2006 hurricane season is expected only to be a mild inconvenience here.

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D.C. trip stirs emotions, emphasizes the honor of U.S. freedom
On Thursday, May 25, I departed Louisburg along with Ricky Bass, a member of my church, to meet a group of bikers.

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Employment is up; wages on the increase too for Franklin County
Franklin County’s business community received two positive bits of information recently — employment is up and so are wages.

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