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Showing 22 articles from June 16, 2006.

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STORM TURNS TRAGIC: Fast-moving water sweeps boy away
STORM TURNS TRAGIC: Fast-moving water sweeps boy away
A Kittrell teen died Wednesday after being sucked through a drainage ditch by rushing water. According to law enforcement officers, Motton Watson IV, 13, was playing basketball with two other friends when the ball got away from him into a drainage ditch.

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7 inches wash out roadways, trap residents
Franklin County’s main river and tributaries burst to overflowing Wednesday as Tropical Storm Alberto dumped about 7 inches of rain in some places. Alberto, which sloshed through central North Carolina early Wednesday, dumped nearly 5 inches of rain in Louisburg.

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Facilities action expected Monday
Franklin County commissioners are expected to vote Monday on an ordinance that will charge developers for impacts made on the school system. The vote is expected after a public hearing on the ordinance the same evening.

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Waste fee returns on board agenda

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OBITUARIES

JAMES DAVIS SPEED
JAMES DAVIS SPEED
LOUISBURG - James Davis Speed - a farmer, a cattleman, a statesman and a gentleman passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2006.
At age 91, Speed’s energy and enthusiasm for public service never waned.
His attention to the business of the day was strong throughout his entire
life, which was accomplished, rich and purposeful in many arenas.

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DAVID L. PERRY
BERKELEY, Calif. - Mr. David Lyle Perry, 40, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006, in San Ramon, Calif. He was born Nov. 2, 1965, in Sumter, S.C., to Bennett and Linda Perry. David was a member of Fries Memorial Moravian Church. He graduated from Bishop McGuiness High School and later attended N. C. State University.

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DAVID L. PERRY
BERKELEY, Calif. - Mr. David Lyle Perry, 40, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006, in San Ramon, Calif. He was born Nov. 2, 1965, in Sumter, S.C., to Bennett and Linda Perry. David was a member of Fries Memorial Moravian Church. He graduated from Bishop McGuiness High School and later attended N. C. State University.

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DOROTHY M. WILCOTT
ZEBULON - Dorothy Maher Wilcott, 99, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at Hillside Nursing Center. A prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, with the family to visit immediately following the service.

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ELIZABETH A. MOSS
RICHMOND, VA. - Mrs. Elizabeth Alston Moss, 90, a resident of Richmond, Va., formerly of Warren County, died Sunday, June 11, at her residence in Richmond. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, June 17) at Dickies Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Corey Taylor. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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JULIUS “JUNE” E. CARTER
WENDELL - Julius “June” Everette Carter, 79, died Thursday, June 15, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.

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LINDA C. MOORE
KNIGHTDALE - Linda Lou Cooke Moore, 58, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at her home. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, June 17) at Duke Memorial Baptist Church cemetery, Hwy. 581, Spring Hope.

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MATTHEW S. WARDRICK
ZEBULON - Matthew S. Wardrick, 47, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, June 17) at Alston-Anderson Funeral Home Chapel, 904 S. Main Street, Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Wardrick family cemetery, Centerville.

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NOVA S. JONES
CASTALIA - Nova S. Jones, 67, died Monday, June 12, 2006. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, June 17) at Cedar Rock Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Zebulon.

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ROGER L. “SNAPPER” PEARCE
ZEBULON - Roger Landon “Snapper” Pearce, 68, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at Wake Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today (Saturday, June 17) at Hopkins Chapel Baptist Church, 4525 Hopkins Chapel Road, Zebulon, with the Rev. Earl Roach and the Rev. Ricky Anderson officiating.

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WILLIAM C. “BILL” PALMER
HUDSON - William C. “Bill” Palmer, 75, died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at Frye Regional Hospital in Hickory following several months of declining health and after suffering a stroke on June 11.

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SPORTS

Braves — 3 Outs Away
Dominic High of the Braves (left) slides home safely as Marlins’ catcher Jeremy Kennedy tries to come up with a relay throw during Tuesday evening’s BYRL Major League championship game. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
Braves — 3 Outs Away
BUNN — Considering the way that the Eye Care Associates Braves’ pitchers were mowing down batters, only one factor appeared to stand between the team and a pending Bunn Youth Recreation League Major League Baseball Tournament championship. Those ominous clouds that hung over the Bunn Elementary School Field would ultimately rain on the Braves’ parade during Tuesday’s scheduled BYRL finale.

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Big-Time Honor
LOUISBURG — Given the lofty stature of the program, it’s only fitting that Louisburg College will have a player at the first annual National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Basketball All-Star Game. The inaugural event will featured a two-contest series July 7-8 at the Rip Griffin Center on the campus of Lubbock (Texas) Christian University.

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Wachovia standings finalized
Wachovia standings finalized
Louisburg High’s dominance of the Class 1-A Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference wasn’t limited to the playing field this season.
When the final 2005-06 Wachovia Conference Cup standings were released, LHS held a comfortable margin in the TRAC standings, thanks to a strong spring-sports push that featured league titles in baseball, softball, girls track and field and boys track and field.

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Mudcats break long hex versus Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Brett Carroll's clutch, check-swing single started a two-run rally in the ninth, then his diving catch preserved the Carolina in the bottom of the inning as the Mudcats defeated Birmingham 5-3 at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium on Thursday night in a Class AA Southern League diamond game.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Commissioners discuss Horton suit in closed session
On Monday, commissioners discussed a lawsuit that alleges that the county, along with a dozen defendants, was negligent in the 2004 helicopter crash that killed a former deputy. No action was taken following the closed session discussion, allowable under the state’s Open Meetings Law to discuss pending litigation.

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Louisburg budget hearing Monday
Louisburg Town Council will host a public hearing Monday night, presenting a budget with no tax increase but increases in water and sewer fees. The $12.3 million budget keeps the tax rate at 48.5 cents per $100 of valuation, but water and sewer fees increased.

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Riot charges dropped against Warren coach
The District Attorney’s Office dropped charges against one of the coaches accused of inciting a melee during a high school basketball postgame celebration.

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