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Showing 20 articles from August 22, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

County named in ‘03 mudsling accident lawsuit
Commissioners met in closed session Monday night to discuss a lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman injured during a mudsling accident in 2003.

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Teachers getting ready for first day of school - Friday
Louisburg Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kerry Wroblewski, above, gets her classroom in order while showing off a FCS mug given to each teacher this year. Class starts Aug. 25. (Times photo by Kathy Harrelson)
Teachers getting ready for first day of school - Friday
With reading test scores up at every Franklin County school, 2006-07 will be marked with strong focus on writing.

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Public vote on Epsom property after selling
While the decision to buy the old Epsom School property did not generate public discussion, an official action to approve a budget ordinance amendment for the purchase on Monday night sparked debate.

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Whaley files response, denies responsibility in helicopter crash
A man identified as a member of the organizational team that brought a failed helicopter program to the county said he’s not responsible for a crash that killed a deputy in 2004.

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Commissioners consider some $45 waste fee exemptions
After listening to a bit of public comment and discussing the matter amongst themselves, commissioners opened the door to exempt some residents from the $45 trash fee.

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OBITUARIES

BESSIE F. GRISSOM
WAKE FOREST - Bessie Forsyth Grissom, 97, of Wake Forest Care Center, formerly of Moore’s Pond Road, Youngsville, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Aug. 19, at Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

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JOHN W. GREEN
BEAUFORT - John William Green, 76, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at Carteret General Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 23) at Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, with the Rev. Ken Turner officiating. A reception will follow for all friends and family.

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DANIEL H. CLARK
ZEBULON - Daniel Herbert Clark, 71, died Sunday evening, Aug. 20, 2006 at Rex Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 23) at Beulah Christian Baptist Church, with Dr. Mike Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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DONALD C. BLEVINS
LOUISBURG - Donald Coolidge Blevins of Louisburg, North Carolina, formerly of Bristol, Tennessee, died on August 21. He was a native of Ashe County, North Carolina, and had lived in Bristol, Tennessee most of his life. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his service during World War II in the U. S. Army with Company B of the 143rd Infantry Regiment. He was retired from the Sprint/United Telephone Company and was a member of Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church.

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SPORTS

NC Is Hat Tricked
NC Is Hat Tricked
BUNN - After three weeks of intense preseason work, it took only 15 seconds for Bunn High School’s boys soccer season to get off to a strong start.

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Huntsville wins versus Mudcats
HUNTSVILLE, ALA. -- Yovani Gallardo retired the first 16 hitters and drove in two runs to lead Huntsville past Carolina 11-2 at Joe Davis Stadium on Thursday night in a Class AA Southern League action.

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ACC grid picks are predicted
ACC grid picks are predicted

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East Carolina's Ray claims prestigious award
East Carolina's Ray claims prestigious award
GREENVILLE -- East Carolina junior outfielder Jamie Ray was one of 15 collegiate baseball players named to the 2006 SEBaseball.com summer all-star team, which was comprised of players from southern college who excelled in amateur leagues.

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LIFESTYLES

Bunn High Class of 1940 has 66th reunion
Members of the Bunn High School Class of 1940 recently celebrated their 66th reunion at the home Demo and Delores Tant in Momeyer.

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Cottrell family reunion brings 74 together
Descendants of the late Joseph and Meta Lee Cottrell held a reunion Saturday, July 15, at Green Hill Country Club in Louisburg.

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Gabriella Davis goes to pre-teen competition
Gabriella Michele Davis recently participated in the 2006 Pre-Teen America Scholarship and Recognition Program at the Sheraton Imperial Convention Center in Research Triangle Park.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Chamber plans D.C. trip
The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is planning its annual trip to Washington, D.C. for “The Washington Perspective” Speakers Program for North Carolina Chambers of Commerce on Monday, Sept. 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 26.

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PREP FOOTBALL

LHS On The Road
LHS On The Road
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Always expect plenty of offensive fireworks when Louisburg tangles with Ravenscroft on the football field.
Last year, the Ravens from North Raleigh invaded Franklin County and topped LHS in a 41-26 shootout.

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Wildcats glide by the Vikes
CREEDMOOR -- A long, hard-fought game turned Bunn’s way for good during just a 10-second span Friday night.

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Red Rams topped versus SE Halifax
TILLERY -- Franklinton High School opened its 2006 football season Friday with a 34-7 road setback at non-conference rival Southeast Halifax.

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