Louisburg College students began this school year under full police protection. The two-year college had been operating with a part-time security detail, but school officials decided to employ a college police department this school year.
A preliminary road building and improvement plan further delays any widening of U.S. 401, but project supporters say the possibilities of improving the roadway could still see a green light.
A DAY FOR SMILES. Najee Dunston, center, enjoys time with Shriners Dale Stoughton, right, and Hunter McGee at the Shriners Hospitals - Greenville last week. Najee, who has cerebral palsy, was getting ready to have his colorful casts removed.
For the 38th year, the Franklin County Shriners will be raising money by selling fried fish plates next week. The 2006 fry is Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Plates are $6 each. Every dollar generated will go toward operating Shriner orthopedic and burn hospitals throughout North America.
The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will look to name a new director — making a third hire in three years. Shana Filter, hired in the spring of 2005, announced her resignation Thursday to the Chamber’s board of directors.
The county’s Chamber of Commerce will host a forum next week designed to lay out infrastructure needs in Franklin County. The event will be Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at Novozymes.
ZEBULON - Billy Wayne Cooper, 59, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at Pine Ridge Baptist Church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Dee Greer Westmoreland, 33, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Sept. 8, at New Life Church in Rolesville. Burial will follow in the Vaught family cemetery in Spanishburg, W. Va., on Monday, Sept. 11.
LOUISBURG - Dorothy Harris, 62, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006. Funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at St. Hope Baptist Church, Spring Hope, with burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.
YOUNGSVILLE - Funeral services for Mr. James Otis Smith, 62, who died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Terrell Lane Middle School, with the Rev. Ronald Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Mary Helen Jones cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE - Neil-Ross Anderson, 23, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Alan Skinner officiating.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Patricia Ann Jones, 55, who died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church, with Pastor Richard Macon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
LOUISBURG — History, meet the Bunn Ladycats.
Six years ago, when most of the current BHS group were in elementary school, Bunn rallied from a two-game deficit to win a spirited volleyball matchup at ultimate rival Louisburg.
LOUISBURG — Cross country can be a numbers sport, and Louisburg High has plenty of numbers — at least on the boys side — this season.
The Warriors, with a fully stocked roster, defeated Franklinton 21-38 in prep running action Tuesday on the LHS campus.
Wednesday, LHS topped Southern Vance, also at home, as the Runnin’ Raiders didn’t have enough performers to qualify for scoring procedures.
The girls’ squads at both meets featured incomplete rosters.
BUNN -- Considering his team had already been drubbed by Tarboro this season, Bunn High boys soccer coach Frank Poyer didn’t hold optimistic aspirations for Thursday’s rematch on the BHS campus.
And for good reason.
Bunn is off to its best volleyball start since 1998 -- the year the Ladycats went undefeated before falling to a powerful Hendersonville squad in the Class 1-A State Finals.
On Monday, Sept. 11, Franklin County residents will reflect upon the events surrounding Sept. 11, 2001 and will honor Franklin County Emergency Service volunteers and employees.
Franklin County elementary school students will stay put. Federal Court Judge James Fox ruled Friday that his consent decree for desegregation trumps in a conflict involving No Child Left Behind sanctions that would have otherwise been imposed on the Franklin County School system.
The Committee of 100 received approval this week to erect a shell building at the airport to attract business and industry. By unanimous vote on Tuesday, Franklin County commissioners agreed to let the nonprofit economic development organization take hold of 24 acres of unused airport property to build a 30,000- to 35,000-square-foot building.
Prosecutors will have their own psychologists examine the results of three IQ tests that could spare a defendant the death penalty.
Former Franklin County deputy Ben Barrick pleaded guilty to trespassing in a Hoke County court this week in a deal that removes a number of related charges.
GIVING CHASE. Louisburg’s Hakeem Strickland carries the ball while being trailed by Bunn defensive end Kerry Neal. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
LOUISBURG — So much for the theory that Louisburg’s speed would trump Bunn’s brawn. Friday night, Bunn’s power won out — in a big way — as the Wildcats steamrolled Louisburg by a convincing 36-0 margin in the renewal of the teams’ annual Franklin County football grudge match.