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.
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.
The Board of Education is set to consider two land contracts in an open meeting Thursday night.
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.
Franklin County and area residents will be treated to fireworks next week as the country celebrates its independence.
Prosecutors dropped charges against two coaches at the heart of melee at Franklinton High School that involved dozens of people during a postgame celebration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BUNN - Bunn’s All-Stars ran into an unconquerable foe Sunday during the championship round of the Dixie Youth Ponytails District Softball Tournament.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Virginia man was killed Friday following a head-on collision on N.C. Highway 39 during a heavy rainstorm.
A Louisburg grandmother will be watching television with a bit of urgency today.
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.