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Showing 28 articles from August 9, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Elementary school site clears ‘chemical’ hurdles
An engineering company cleared a potential elementary school site of any foreseeable geological problems this week.

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$20M bonds sold
Franklin County sold $20 million in school bonds on Tuesday, helping schools while retaining a solid financial footing, a bond rating company said.

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Getting it straight from the horse’s viewpoint
Getting it straight from the horse’s viewpoint
HORSING AROUND. Robert Radcliffe joined others in petting a horse at the second stop of he county’s 12th Horse Farm Tour on Saturday, put on by the county’s Cooperative Extension Service. About 100 people went on the tour of three Franklin farms. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)

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Ogden awaits judge ruling
A former sheriff’s deputy is waiting to find out if his case against the Sheriff’s Office and Franklin County will proceed.

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Tourism board members fall short Monday
The Franklin County Tourism Development Authority didn’t have a quorum Monday afternoon, but available members did discuss ways to improve its profile in the community.

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Taco Bell to ring by summer’s end
Franchisees with the local KFC said this week that hungry residents could expect a combination Taco Bell restaurant by the end of the summer.

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OBITUARIES

SUSAN H. SCOTT
LAKE ROYALE - Susan Hill Scott, 52, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006 at her home. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 9) at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh.

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DORIS M. DICKERSON
LOUISBURG - Doris May Dickerson, 77, died Sunday afternoon, Aug. 6, 2006 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 9) in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Lynwood Boyette officiating. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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WILLIAM H. WILLIAMS
FRANKLINTON - Funeral services for Mr. William H. Williams, 81, who died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Coley Springs Baptist Church, with the Rev. Quentin Alston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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CAROLYN C. BUNN
SPRING HOPE - Carolyn Clay Bunn, 60, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006 in Wake Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, in the Bunn family cemetery, 7750 Mecum Road, Spring Hope, with the Rev. A. Eugene Whitehouse officiating.

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ALVIN J. HOUSE SR.
GIBSONVILLE - Alvin John House Sr. died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006 at the Hospice Home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Aug. 7, at Kimesville Road Baptist Church, with the Rev. J. L. Franks and the Rev. Tommy Love officiating.

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PHYLLIS G. DEMENT
KITTRELL - Phyllis Grissom DeMent, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006 at her home.

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NORMAN L. HOLMAN
YOUNGSVILLE - Norman L. Holman, 50, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006.

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MARY B. LEONARD
LOUISBURG - Mary B. Leonard, 73, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006. Funeral, 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 9) at Rocky Chapel Baptist Church. Burial, church cemetery.

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KATHERINE YOUNG
LOUISBURG - Katherine Boone Young, 85, of Louisburg died Monday, August 8, 2006. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of Lancaster Funerals and Cremations. Burial will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville.

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JOHN H. “BIG BOY” ALLEY
LOUISBURG - John H. “Big Boy” Alley, 77, of Louisburg, died Sunday, August 6, 2006, in Duke Medical Center. A memorial service was held Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. from the chapel of Lancaster Funerals and Cremations, with the Rev. Henry Stamper officiating.

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SPORTS

All-Stars Saluted
BUNN -- From only 20 players, the Bunn Youth Recreation League was able to choose a team that would ultimately represent North Carolina at the Dixie Softball Darlings World Series.

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Wanted: Hitters
Wanted: Hitters
BUNN - Attend a Bunn High School volleyball practice, and it’s easy to see that the Ladycats have as many strong complementary players as any group that Henry Jones has coached during his storied tenure at BHS.

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Franklin clubs hit the field
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Some high school football coaches subscribe to the theory that one scrimmage is enough to prepare their clubs for the upcoming season.

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Mudcats surge in SL matchups
ZEBULON -- Brett Carroll delivered a two-run double in the midst of five-run seventh inning as Carolina defeated West Tenn 6-3 at Five County Stadium in a Class AA Southern League baseball contest on Sunday afternoon.

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Wammock has hopes for spikers
Wammock has hopes for spikers
Expectations.

Those are things Erica Wammock knows all about from her playing days for the Louisburg High School volleyball team.


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O-Line to play a big role in Bunn High’s fortunes
O-Line to play a big role in Bunn High’s fortunes
BUNN -- Much will be on the line when the Bunn Wildcats spring into action on the football field this season.

Literally.


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Bayda rejoins Carolina Hurricanes’ roster
RALEIGH -- The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with left wing Ryan Bayda on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Bayda $450,000 at the National Hockey League level and $50,000 at the American Hockey League level.

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LIFESTYLES

Wright, Lee wed June 24
Elizabeth Christine Smith Lee of Louisburg and the Rev. Dexter Wayne Wright of Bunn were married June 24, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Bunn. The Rev. Everett Jenkins, pastor, and Bishop Johnny Alston officiated.

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Dryman, Murphy marry March 25
Nichole Leigh Dryman and Brandon Ray Murphy were married on March 25, 2006 at First Baptist Church in Wilson. The 6 p.m. double-ring ceremony was performed by Dr. Douglas E. Murray. A reception was held at the Wilson Country Club.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Ambassadors there to guide students
Vance-Granville Community College has selected a diverse group of 12 outstanding students to serve as ambassadors during the 2006-2007 school year.

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Nu Epsilon helps students with scholarship awards
The Nu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi Sorority Inc. hosted its third annual Rainbow Tea recently at Louisburg United Methodist Church.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

License has clerks seeing red
Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties are included in the second phase of the North Carolina campaign to reduce tobacco sales to minors, by promoting the use of North Carolina’s color coded drivers license. Putting it simply, “if you see red, the tobacco sale is dead.”

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