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Showing 16 articles from July 12, 2006.

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THINK RED - THINK NEED
THINK RED - THINK NEED
The American Red Cross is hosting a drive in Louisburg on Wednesday, hoping to pump life into a critically low blood supply. The area blood supply is at its lowest level in two years, Triangle Chapter Red Cross members say.

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New town ordinance violated with sofa sale
Town zoning enforcers dealt with the first violator of a new town ordinance that prevents for-profit vendors from setting up shop where they please.

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Education questions lingering
The Board of Education talked about but did not act on key issues Monday night.

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Numbers adding up just right
Numbers adding up just right
Anything good is worth doing twice - or at least seven times. Franklin County’s finance department has been awarded for excellence, again.

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Commissioner’s wife reported injury to 911
A 911 account of a domestic dispute call relates a brief conversation that a commissioner’s wife had with dispatchers to keep the call off emergency airwaves and to get her husband out of the house.

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Twomey wants to be dismissed from NETSTAR/Horton civil suit
A defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit has asked that claims against him be dismissed.

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OBITUARIES

PHILIP A. MILLER
FRANKLINTON - Philip A. Miller, 60, died Friday, July 7, 2006 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 11, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Louisburg. Burial followed in the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Columbarium.

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HAZEL W. FORD
CLARKDALE, Ariz. - Hazel Waddell Ford, 66, died Thursday, July 6, 2006 while in Mexico. A memorial service will be conducted July 15 in Clarkdale, Ariz. She was raised in Louisburg, the daughter of the late Charles E. Ford and Martha N. Ford.

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IREDELL GAY BUNN
ZEBULON - Iredell Gay Bunn, 87, died Friday, July 7, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 9, at Hopkins Chapel Baptist Church, Zebulon, with the Rev. Earl Roach and the Rev. Jack Glasgow officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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JOHN D. COFFIN
RALEIGH - John Donald Coffin, 67, died Saturday, July 8, 2006. A private graveside service will be conducted at Oakwood Cemetery at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, July 12), with the Rev. Ed New of Edenton Street United Methodist Church officiating.

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ZOLLIE SILVER
WARRENTON - Funeral services for Mr. Zollie Silver, 83, who died Monday, July 10, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thomas Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

Their ‘Plucky’ Stars
Their ‘Plucky’ Stars
LOUISBURG - Louisburg can thank its Plucky stars that Gregory Clifton was a member of its roster for the Dixie Youth Minor League District X Tournament. Clifton, affectionately known as ‘Plucky’ by his friends and family, hadn’t come up with a hit until his final at-bat at the tourney - even though he is regarded as one of Louisburg’s chief offensive threats.

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All-Stars are still sparkling
All-Stars are still sparkling
Just because they’ve graduated from Dixie Youth Baseball doesn’t mean the heroics have stopped for six former Louisburg All-Stars.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

School funding law reviewed
On Monday night, July 10, the Franklin County Board of Education:

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Water safety tips ease summertime concerns
Being in and around water is a big part of the summer for many people, but while you and your family enjoy yourselves, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has some advice on how to limit the possibility of summer water fun turning deadly.

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Granville Med Center gets new chief
L. Lee Isley, Ph.D., CHE, has been selected by the board of trustees to serve as the new chief executive officer of Granville Medical Center.

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