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Showing 20 articles from June 27, 2006.

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<FONT SIZE=5>Barrick back in courtroom</font>
Barrick back in courtroom
Former Franklin County deputy Ben Barrick has been given a month’s extension to prepare his defense against involuntary manslaughter charges. A grand jury indicted Barrick in March after prosecutors alleged his negligence led to a May 2004 helicopter crash that killed Deputy Ted Horton.

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State close to Medicaid compromise
Medicaid relief is being hashed out by House and Senate committees this week as one of the biggest issues in the state’s 18.8 billion budget.

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Moss to take land contracts to school board Thursday night
The Board of Education is set to consider two land contracts in an open meeting Thursday night.

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Customers sign up for natural gas services
Customers sign up for natural gas services
Contractors with PSNC Energy are expected to have piped Louisburg’s major thoroughfares with natural gas lines by the end of the year. Louisburg town officials entered into a franchise agreement with the company last year and PSNC Energy began installing commercial-serving lines along N.C. 56 and Bickett Boulevard in December.

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Local skies to explode for the Fourth of July
Franklin County and area residents will be treated to fireworks next week as the country celebrates its independence.

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FHS melee: Charges dropped against coaches
Prosecutors dropped charges against two coaches at the heart of melee at Franklinton High School that involved dozens of people during a postgame celebration.

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OBITUARIES

FURNEY “JACK” PERRY
YOUNGSVILLE - Furney Presley “Jack” Perry, 64, died Saturday, June 24, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 27, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Burial followed in the Popes Chapel Church cemetery.

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SWANNIE S. FREEMAN
ZEBULON - Swannie Solomon Freeman, 97, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at Guardian Care in Zebulon. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 26, at Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial followed in Historical Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.

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FOY B. HORNE
ZEBULON - Foy B. Horne, 85, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at Wake Medical Center. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, June 25, at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.

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FRED DONAL FRAZIER SR.
WELDON - Fred Donal Frazier Sr., 78, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 28) at Crestview Memorial Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids, with Full Masonic Rites. The Rev. George Plvan will officiate.

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PETER “PETE” HENRY COOK JR
BOYDTON, Va. - Peter “Pete” Henry Cook, Jr., 51, died Friday, June 23, 2006 in Louisburg. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 28) at Herbert L. Farrar Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends following the service.

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SPORTS

The Waiting Game
The Waiting Game
BUNN - Bunn’s All-Stars ran into an unconquerable foe Sunday during the championship round of the Dixie Youth Ponytails District Softball Tournament. The weather.

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No Surprises For Angels
BUNN - Even though their team was comprised of only 9 and 10-year-olds, the Bunn All-Stars were by far the most experienced squad at the Dixie Youth Angels State Softball Tournament.

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Carolina’s captain is signed up
RALEIGH -- The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that the team has agreed to terms with Captain Rod Brind’Amour on a five-year contract. The deal will pay the veteran centerman $4 million in each of the first three years, and $3 million in each of the last two years, and is in lieu of the 2006-07 option on his prior contract.

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Mudcats earn 2-0 home win
ZEBULON -- Lee Mitchell’s solo home run in the last of the fifth broke a 0-0 tie just ahead of a game-ending rain storm as Carolina defeated Jacksonville 2-0 at Five County Stadium after 5 1/2 innings on Sunday afternoon in a Class AA Southern League baseball event.

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A legend began in Franklin
A legend began in Franklin
Strange as it may sound, one of the state’s all-time greatest prep track and field careers began in the teacher’s lounge at Bunn High School.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

UW dollars allocated
The United Way of Franklin County’s board of directors announces the granting of $111,667 to 20 local agencies for 27 programs that provide services to Franklin County residents.

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Ingleside car wreck claimed Va. man; three others hurt
A Virginia man was killed Friday following a head-on collision on N.C. Highway 39 during a heavy rainstorm.

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Grandma will be glued to the tube today
A Louisburg grandmother will be watching television with a bit of urgency today.

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Schools, health department partner to show students the realities of smoking
Tobacco’s dangers are well documented; not to mention tobacco use is illegal for teens. Nonetheless, teen tobacco use statistics show that teens are not getting the “no smoking” message.

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