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Showing 27 articles from August 29, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Barrick pleads not guilty
Ben Barrick said in Superior Court on Monday that he was not guilty of killing a former deputy, a decision that sets up an October trial.

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SAT scores are steady
Franklin County’s SAT scores have remained steady the past three years, while the number of students taking the college-prep test have risen.

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Jumper safe and sound following mishap
(Times photo by Kathy Harrelson)
Jumper safe and sound following mishap
YOUNGSVILLE — A parachute jumper is recovering from a minor back injury he received Saturday while performing at the Firemen’s Family Day.

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Louisburg Council OKs metal fab location
The Louisburg Town Council approved two measures Monday night designed to spur business development.

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Rezoning sparks public support, much concern
Rezoning sparks public support, much concern
The Louisburg Town Council rezoned residential parcels south of the Tar River to single family lots, hoping the move helps restore family values and put a dent in transient crime.

The unanimous decision reached Monday night does not impact existing homes, so duplexes and apartments can remain as non-conforming uses.


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OBITUARIES

HELEN T. CLARK
LOUISBURG - Helen Tharrington Clark, 95, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006 at her home. A funeral service to celebrate her life was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at Louisburg Baptist Church, with the Rev. Reggie Rushing officiating. Burial followed in the Tharrington family cemetery.

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GLORIA ANN MONROE-BATTS
FRANKLINTON - Gloria Ann Monroe-Batts, 49, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006 at her home in Germantown, Md. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 26, at Cutchins Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Franklinton, with the Rev. Jeanette Pender officiating. Inturnment and committal rites were held at Hawkins Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Franklinton.

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LONNIE J. MURRAY
DURHAM - Lonnie James Murray, 87, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006. A graveside service was conducted Monday, Aug. 28, at Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton, with Pastor Joe Leonard officiating.

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GRACE E. WIGGINS
WAKE FOREST - Grace E. Wiggins, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, at Flat Rock Baptist Church cemetery, with Pastor Gary McNair officiating.

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JAMES T. WINN
CREEDMOOR - James Travis Winn, 66, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006 at Duke Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 29, at First Baptist Church in Creedmoor by Dr. Tom Jenkins. Burial was in Liberty Christian Church cemetery in Epsom.

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CHARLES B. SMITH
LOUISBURG - Charles B. Smith, 69, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 29, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Bill Shoemaker officiating. Burial followed in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

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JAMES W. “BILL” WALKER
MACON - James William “Bill” Walker, 59, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

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LETTIE WHITLEY RAYBURN
ZEBULON – Lettie Whitley Rayburn, 87, died Friday morning at Wellington Nursing Center. Funeral service was held 2 pm Sunday, Aug. 27, at Union Hope Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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JAMES H. WILKERSON
LOUISBURG - James H. Wilkerson, 78, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Mt. Hebron Holiness Church, Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Mary Helen Jones Cemetery in Louisburg.

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WILLIAM D. HOOD, JR.
FRANKLINTON - William D. Hood Jr., 87, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006. A memorial service was conducted Sunday, Aug. 27, at his home, 424 E. Green Street. Arrangements by Underwood Funeral Home.

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ADELL L. WILSON
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for Mrs. Adell Levonia Wilson, 64, who died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tyrone Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

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ROGERLINE H. WALKER
TRENTON, N .J. - Funeral services for Rogerline Hazelwood Walker of Trenton, N.J., formerly of Louisburg, who died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.

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SPORTS

All About The ‘D’
BUNN -- Bunn put together one of its most flawless defensive performances in recent memory Friday against a touted Southern Nash offense.

Fittingly, the Wildcats wrapped up the victory with a key defensive play.


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FHS’ Brittany Blast
FHS’ Brittany Blast
WILSON - Other than the state playoffs, no soccer event in Eastern North Carolina is more prestigious than the annual Brittany For The Boys Tournament.

That’s why Franklinton head coach Deran Coe was thrilled when his Red Rams received a coveted invitation several months ago to participate in the 36-team showcase.


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LHS rallies past Vikes
LHS rallies past Vikes
HENDERSON -- Down two games to zero, the Louisburg Lady Warriors clawed back to defeat host Northern Vance by a 20-25, 17-25, 25-21, 25-16, 17-15 margin in a non-conference volleyball matchup Monday at the NVHS Gymnasium.

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Gridiron contests to move?
Gridiron contests to move?
Franklin County’s athletic directors and football coaches devote much of the off-season to finalizing their gridiron schedules.

And a fellow named Ernesto seems intent on foiling their plans.


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LIFESTYLES

REUNIONS
Freeman-Jones The Freeman-Jones family reunion will be Sept. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Crudup Home, 1718 Dead Road, Bunn.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

HONORS
Wardrick Kelli G. Wardrick of Louisburg attended the Summer College in Biotechnology and Life Science (SCIBLS) at North Carolina State University from July 10 - Aug. 4.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Ernesto set to bring rain to Franklin County
Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Ernesto to be a significant rain event for Central North Carolina, including Franklin County.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Warriors rack up numbers
NORTH RALEIGH -- Louisburg has been known for its high-powered offensive attack over the years. But the Warriors put up a number for the ages last Friday night at Ravenscroft.

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LHS, Rams Renew Series
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- As a player and coach, Chris Miller has seen his share of gridiron heroics in Franklin County.

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Red Rams defeated by Cardinal Gibbons
FRANKLINTON -- Cardinal Gibbons erupted for five first-half touchdowns, and the Crusaders went on to sink Franklinton 40-0 in a non-conference football matchup last Friday at the FHS Football Field.

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