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Showing 23 articles from September 12, 2006.

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Franklin County remembers 9/11
ATTENTION. Sgt. D. Collins, far left, and deputies Harry Upchurch and J.G. Hastings salute the flag during the 9/11 ceremony Monday at the Franklin County Courthouse steps at noon. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)
Franklin County remembers 9/11
Residents and county, state and federal leaders paused Monday to reflect upon the lives lost during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks five years ago.

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BOE moves ahead with plans for $12.5M school
The Board of Education will ask commissioners for roughly $12.5 million to build an elementary school in the Franklinton/ Youngsville area.

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Raeford, Mary Conn continue their giving
In life, Raeford and Mary Conn gave much to their community and its children.

They felt so strongly for youth that their last will and testament speaks to their convictions from beyond.


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Road rage victim of last year killed in DWI-related car wreck
A Youngsville man who had already gone through a life-threatening incident on Capital Boulevard lost his life there last week.

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OBITUARIES

S. ADELE CHAMPION
LOUISBURG - Sudie Adele Champion, 80, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2006. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 13) at Saints Delight Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.

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THURSTON R. ALSTON
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Funeral services for Thurston Roosevelt Alston, 55, who died at Huntsville Hospital on Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Nelms Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville.

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FAYE J. FULLER
CREEDMOOR - Faye Jones Fuller, 94, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006 at Brantwood Nursing Center in Oxford. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 13) at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Dr. Marc Tilley officiating. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Gardens.

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FRANCES T. WOODLIEF
FRANKLINTON - Frances Tant Woodlief, 92, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in the Franklin Funeral Service chapel, 504 E. Mason Street, Franklinton, with the Rev. Bobby Piper officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

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NANCY P. KING
LOUISBURG – Nancy Perry King, 59, of 2702 NC Hwy. 39 N., died Monday at her home. Nancy was a daughter of the late Marcus Wayland and Myrtle Neville Perry and was preceded in death by her sister, Dean Perry Brantley. Nancy was a nurse for over 30 years and retired from Henderson Clinic for Women after 26 years of employment.

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DENVER SKYE ALLEY
LOUISBURG - Denver Skye Alley, infant, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006 in Maria Parham Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Fairview Cemetery.

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SPORTS

BHS Bounceback
BHS Bounceback
STANHOPE -- Combined, Southern Nash and Bunn had lost eight consecutive matches heading into Monday’s boys soccer event at the SN Field.

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Same Old Song
Same Old Song
LOUISBURG - Louisburg College has touted plenty of positive changes on campus over the past few years, from a football program to improved dormitories to a full-time police force.

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BHS’ Neal receives a big honor
BHS’ Neal receives a big honor
Kerry Neal’s vast accomplishments -- both on and off the football field -- continue to be recognized on local, regional and national levels.

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Canes fall vs. Tigers in opener
LOUISBURG -- The main objective of a no-huddle offense is to confuse opposing defenses.

Not the other way around.


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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

New dean of applied technologies on board at VGCC
A new dean of applied technologies and public service is on the job this fall at Vance-Granville Community College. VGCC named Bobby Van Brunt to succeed Dean James Wheeler, who returned to the classroom.

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Medical coding class at VGCC
Vance-Granville Community College will make the medical coding certificate program available at its Franklin County Campus for the first time this fall.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Emily Honeycutt’s full life of family, community service celebrated during White Level birthday party
A princess for a day, Emily Pearl Honeycutt sat in front of a window in the reception room of White Level Baptist Church with her tiara sparkling in the sunlight as much as her smile was.

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Tourism Development Authority gets organized
A group charged with spurring tourism in Franklin County figures it may need some administrative help.

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Johnson is honored with Merchant Marine Gold Star
Merchant Marine Midshipman Asher James Johnson of Portland, Texas, has received a Gold Star at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., for academic achievement during the second term of 2006. Johnson was honored at the annual Academic Awards Ceremony at the Officers’ Club in Melvill Hall on April 19.

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Reaching out to soldiers with a greeting
“My Soldier” is a program that puts politics aside and lets U.S. soldiers know that someone back home cares.

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Raleigh police officer cited in lawsuit involving shooting
A Franklin County man filed a lawsuit last week, claiming that a former Raleigh police officer acted negligently and maliciously three years ago when he fired six shots into his car — hitting him once in the back.

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For the love of tractors
SERIOUS BUSINESS. Dylan Stevens shifts gears with all the intent he can muster while navigating this John Deere tractor on Saturday. (Times photo by Kathy Harelson)
For the love of tractors
The 6th annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine Show was a two-day success this past weekend, with more than 1,200 people attending, organizers said.

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Bunn High Class of ‘61 walks hallways again
Members of the Bunn High School graduating class of 1961 met at Bunn High School for their 45th reunion Saturday, Aug. 26.

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