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Showing 24 articles from September 5, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Federal judge scheduled to hear NCLB exemption
A conflict between a consent decree and No Child Left Behind penalties is scheduled to be heard in federal court Friday.

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Death penalty challenged in Philippeaux case
A Superior Court judge will hear an argument today that may spare a murder suspect the death penalty.

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Searching for treasure at Hill Ridge Farms
LOTS TO DISCOVER IN YOUNGSVILLE. Karen Spangler-Pereira, with her son, Nevin, sorts through a bag of dirt at Hill Ridge Farms in Youngsville on Saturday during a fall festival, catching a glance of something sparkling in the bottom.
Searching for treasure at Hill Ridge Farms

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Cattlemen’s Association scholarships awarded
Cattlemen’s Association scholarships awarded
A local association that champions cattle farming in Franklin County continued one tradition earlier this month and will begin a new one next month that emphasizes youth involvement in farming.

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Justice Tractor Show this weekend
Justice Tractor Show this weekend
SEEING GREEN. Ellie Siphle’s emerald eyes are focusing on the green John Deere tractors at the Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine Show last year. Of course there are red ones and yellow ones and blue ones too. The 2006 show starts Friday and continues through Saturday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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Allen is on High Speed Rail Compact
N.C. Rep. Lucy Allen, D-Franklin, has been appointed to the North Carolina-Virginia High Speed Rail Compact which will study, plan and develop high-speed rail transportation in the two neighboring states.

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OBITUARIES

CAROL J. UPCHURCH
MILLERSVILLE, Md. - Carol Jones Upchurch, 67, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006 at the University of Maryland Hospital. A private service was conducted, with burial in Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, Md.

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CLARENCE H. “CHICK” WILSON
FRANKLINTON - Clarence Hinton “Chick” Wilson, 85, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006 in Franklin Regional Medical Center, Louisburg. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Sept. 4, in the Franklin Funeral Service chapel in Franklinton, with the Rev. Clyde Waiden officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Fairview Cemetery.

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LUCINDA W. “LACINE” MAYO
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Lucinda Wright “Lacine” Mayo, 43, who died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, will be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 6) at Haywood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Luther Coppedge officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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FRANK A. REAVIS
RALEIGH - Frank Amis Reavis, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006 at Wake Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Trinity United Methodist Church cemetery, Louisburg.

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JESSIE R. MCLAMB
ANGIER - Jessie Robert McLamb, 74, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Sept. 4, in the Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Angier. Burial followed at Banners Chapel Advent Christian Church cemetery, Benson.

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JEAN N. REILLY
RALEIGH - Mrs. Jean Newton Reilly, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. A private graveside service was held Saturday, Sept. 2, at Montlawn Memorial Park.

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CANDACE M. KLOHR
FUQUAY-VARINA - Candace McKinley Klohr, 18, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006. A celebration of her life was conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at her home, 413 S. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina.

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JOSEPH M. “JOEY” MCKENNA
WHITE LEVEL - Joseph Mark “Joey” McKenna, 20, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Wood Baptist Church cemetery.

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LILLIAN L. POLK
YOUNGSVILLE - Lillian L. Polk, 76, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006. Arrangements by Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest.

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SPORTS

Thoughts en route to Friday
Thoughts en route to Friday
A few notes as we head into Friday’s Bunn-Louisburg football game:

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Mudcats fall at home
Mudcats fall at home
ZEBULON -- TJ Nall pitched six scoreless innings and clinched the Southern League strikeout title as the Jacksonville Suns defeated the Carolina Mudcats 8-1 Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium in a Class AA Southern League baseball matchup.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Alford swings with PGA amateurs
Johnny Alford of Zebulon participated in the 2006 PGA TOUR Superstore World Amateur Handicap Championship in Myrtle Beach this past week.

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Nelms Farm joins American Angus Association
Nelms Farm Angus, Castalia, is a new member of the American Angus AssociationSM.

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9/11 service scheduled for Monday
On Monday, Sept. 11, Franklin County residents will reflect upon the events surrounding Sept. 11, 2001 and to honor Franklin County Emergency Service volunteers and employees.

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United Way campaign to kick off with annual hoops game
Nicki Griffin, chairwoman of the United Way of Franklin County Campaign, announced that the Community Campaign Kickoff “All Star” basketball game will be Thursday, Sept. 28.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Small Consolation
FRANKLINTON -- Tropical Storm Ernesto wasn’t the only phenomenon that swept through Franklin County last week.

The ‘Three-Headed Monster’ made yet another appearance, leaving behind another overmatched opponent in its wake.


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Second Season
Second Season
LOUISBURG - Rick Mohlmann has questions, and a football game against the Christopher Newport JVs was supposed to provide the answers.

Though Louisburg College’s scheduled meeting Sunday at Christopher Newport was listed as an actual contest, Mohlmann had also planned to use the matchup as a glorified run-through to determine his starters at several hotly contested positions.


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Wildcats, Warriors are ready
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Speed versus size.

Maybe it’s a stretch to make that kind of comparison leading up to Friday’s annual football showdown between Bunn and Louisburg.


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