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Showing 21 articles from August 12, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

New plaque will honor sacrifices of WWII servicemen
New plaque will honor sacrifices of WWII servicemen
County Veterans Services Director Victor Alston is working to unveil a plaque later this year to recognize those who lost their lives as a result of World War II. There are monuments and plaques around the county honoring those who fought in the Civil War and Vietnam, but there isn’t anything to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the first World War or World War II.

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Lead-tainted toys not given at FC libraries
Word of lead in the paint of toys handed out for the statewide summer reading series hit home for Betty Ball. It was a feeling of relief, not dread. Ball, the Franklin County children’s library program director, said Friday that she did not order the toys, which are bendable animals and were given out as part of the “Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales” series.

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Franklinton rezoning will up property values, taxes
FRANKLINTON — Word that residential property taxes will be affected by a rezoning change has town officials reconsidering their long-range plans. Town officials have worked for nearly two years on a plan to rezone property to help guide growth in the future.

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Three injured in 401 crash
Three injured in 401 crash
Three people were taken to Franklin Regional Medical Center after suffering injuries in a two-car wreck on U.S. 401 South.
Rescue and law enforcement responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 401 and Huntsburg Drive at about 2 p.m. Thursday.

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Judge rules against deputy claim of distress
A Superior Court judge put a stop to a former deputy’s case against the Sheriff’s Office and Franklin County. But Russell Ogden’s wrongful termination lawsuit against Youngsville remains.

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OBITUARIES

CHRISTOPHER D. “CHRIS” JACKSON
FRANKLINTON - Christopher DeWayne “Chris” Jackson, 38, a commercial glass technician, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Aug. 12) at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner. Burial will follow at Fellowship Community Cemetery, Angier.

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ERIC GARCIA
ZEBULON - Eric Garcia, 35, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006 at his home. A graveside service was conducted Friday, Aug. 11, at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon. He was born in Salem, N.J.

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GORDON H. THOMAS
LOUISBURG - Gordon Hugh Thomas, 64, died Thursday, Aug, 10, 2006 in Rex Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Aug. 12) in the chapel of Lancaster Funerals and Cremations, Louisburg.

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LEON MORGAN
FRANKLINTON - Leon Morgan of New York, N.Y., formerly of Franklinton, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Aug. 12) at Manasseh Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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MARION C. GRADY
LAKE ROYALE - Marion Charles Grady, 78, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006 at the Autumn Care Nursing Center in Nashville. A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, in the Louisburg College Chapel in Louisburg. Burial will be on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at St. John’s Cemetery in Middle Village, N.Y.

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SPORTS

Franklinton High hopes to get on winning track
Franklinton High hopes to get on winning track
FRANKLINTON — Chris Miller accepted the Franklinton High School football job just a few months before the start of the 2005 regular season. And Miller, along with his Red Rams, spent most of the campaign playing catch-up.

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Ten Hurricanes sign up with four-year schools
Ten Hurricanes sign up with four-year schools
LOUISBURG — Whether it be with high school programs or four-year colleges, word is beginning to circulate about the Louisburg College football team. That’s part of the job description for LC head coach Rick Mohlmann, who is guiding the program into its second season of existence.

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Louisburg High looks to be loaded this season
Louisburg High looks to be loaded this season
LOUISBURG — Erica Wammock will have plenty of assistance in her development as a prep volleyball coach this fall.
Her players will see to that.
Wammock, in her initial season at the helm of the Louisburg High School spike program, inherits a team loaded with depth, talent and tenacity.

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It’s about time for the picks
It’s about time for the picks
Autumn.
It’s the time when young men’s thoughts turn to fancy. Football fancy, that is.
Want romance? How about the romanticism of gladiators tangling on the field for supremacy, whether it be in college, high school or the National Football League?
With such folly comes other inevitable frivolity, such as the annual misguided predictions from myself and Carey Johnson.

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LHS will open Aug. 23
LOUISBURG — The Louisburg High Lady Warriors will begin their 2006 volleyball schedule with three road matches, including an Aug. 23 opener at Franklin County rival Franklinton. LHS’ first home event will be Aug. 31 against Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference rival Southeast Halifax.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Franklinton leaders focus on economic development
FRANKLINTON — Town officials will consider establishing two entities to drive business and economic development. During a workshop on Thursday, members of the Franklinton Strategic Planning Committee presented the town’s governing board with a survey outlining residential priorities and overwhelmingly, the response was that more needs to be done to attract business downtown and throughout the town.

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Have you seen this girl?
Have you seen this girl?
Family and friends are looking for a Terrell Lane Middle School student they haven’t seen in weeks.
According to a flier, Guadalupe Vianey Mora Gonzalez, 14, left her parent’s house on July 21 and hasn’t been seen since.
Family said she might be with a male friend, who is 19 or 20 years old.

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Hidden Lake wants annexed
Hidden Lake wants annexed
YOUNGSVILLE — Commissioners set a public hearing next month to review an annexation petition by developers of a luxury subdivision. Construction on Hidden Lake, a 120-lot subdivision featuring homes starting at $800,000, began this month.

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DEED TRANSFERS
Following is a list of real estate transfers and timber deeds amounting to $5,000 or more in Franklin County for the time period July 7-12, 2006, as recorded in the office of the Franklin County Register of Deeds.

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Clarification
The Louisburg Town Council received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office. Also the sewer project will address unsewered homes in town on Thomas and Glen streets and Bonner Place and an area of Edgewood Drive called the Edgewood extension.

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Correction
It is back to school soon for Bunn Middle students, but there is no assistant principal there - yet. The Times incorrectly reported Carla Coble as the assistant principal in the “Back to School” section in the Aug. 9 edition.

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