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Showing 32 articles from September 15, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

United Way campaign: the heat is on
United Way campaign: the heat is on
The United Way will tip off its 7th annual All-Star Basketball game in two weeks, and the war of words has begun. The event is the official kick-off for the United Way fund-raising campaign, and the often hard-fought game will pit friends against each other.

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Bridge raises concerns
State transportation staff tried to build a bridge of communication with Mitchner’s residents this week, but a new bridge across Buffalo Creek won’t be done until next year. In June, rains from Tropical Storm Ernesto intensified rushing water underneath the roadway and wiped out a culvert that supports the integrity of the road.

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Infrastructure turns some heads
Infrastructure turns some heads
Town and county leaders presented residents with a picture of growth and development on Tuesday night and what they’re doing to capture it. Novozymes served as the host site for a Franklin County Chamber of Commerce forum on infrastructure.

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Shriners shine at rainy-day fish fry
Shriners shine at rainy-day fish fry
ANOTHER RAINY-DAY FISH FRY. For several years in a row, the Franklin County Shriners Fish Fry has fought against rain and cloudy skies. But, this year - on Wednesday - like the other events, the community comes out in full force to support the fund-raiser for crippled and burned children. Janice McKnight and Joyce Eaton, right, who work at the Department of Social Services, headed home with two plates each. More photos in Community News.

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County’s free clinic seeks out community support
County’s free clinic seeks out community support
The feel is universal. The gesture is inspirational. When Volunteers in Medicine Director Beverly Kegley tossed out an idea to notable Raleigh artist Ken Braak about showing the magnitude of the uninsured and under insured in the country, she got his creative attention.

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OBITUARIES

ANDREW M. MARCINKO JR.
RALEIGH - Andrew Martin Marcinko Jr., 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006 at his home. Private graveside services will be conducted at Raleigh Memorial Park. He was born in Mount Pleasant, Pa., where he lived most of his life and worked for Kennametal, Inc. in Latrobe, Pa.

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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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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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JANE W. WILLIAMSON
CASTALIA – Jane Woodlief Wilder Williamson, 73, of Castalia, formerly of Franklinton and Henderson, NC, passed away on September 12 at her home.

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JOHN D. BOBBITT
WENDELL - John Deward Bobbitt, 87, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Sept. 15, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Wendell. Burial followed in Carolina Biblical Gardens.

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JOSEPH G. FULLER
LOUISBURG - Joseph G. Fuller, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home.

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ROBERT L. STALLINGS
ZEBULON - Robert Lindsey Stallings, 66, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006 at Rex Healthcare. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Sept. 15, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, Knightdale. Burial was private in the Stallings family cemetery.

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ROSE C. HEINSOHN
RALEIGH - Rose Frances Culek Heinsohn, 88, of Spring Arbor Assisted Living died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. A funeral mass will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Sept. 16) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2718 Overbrook Drive, Raleigh, with the Rev. John Forbes officiating.

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THERESE M. REYNOLDS
LOUISBURG - Therese Marie Havlik Reynolds, 72, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006. Funeral Mass will be at 12 p.m. today (Saturday, Sept. 16) at St. Eugene’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Greenmount Cemetery.

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THERESE M. REYNOLDS
LOUISBURG - Therese Marie Havlik Reynolds, 72, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006. Funeral Mass will be at 12 p.m. today (Saturday, Sept. 16) at St. Eugene’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Greenmount Cemetery.

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TUNA T. MITCHELL
BUNN - Tuna T. Mitchell, 85, of Bunn died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006 at her home. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Bunn Cemetery, with the Rev. Michael Spain officiating.

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TUNA T. MITCHELL
BUNN - Tuna T. Mitchell, 85, of Bunn died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006 at her home. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Bunn Cemetery, with the Rev. Michael Spain officiating.

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SPORTS

Ladycats drop five-game thriller to Runnin’ Raiders
Ladycats drop five-game thriller to Runnin’ Raiders
HENDERSON — Henry Jones’ first presumption that something was amiss came when he was welcomed by Southern Vance head coach Darlynn Oxendine before Tuesday’s key Northern Carolina Conference volleyball matchup.
“Darlynn was wearing a T-shirt from (local powerhouse) Cardinal Gibbons,’’ said Jones, Bunn High’s veteran spike mentor.

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Franklinton soars to key NCC volleyball victory
Franklinton soars to key NCC volleyball victory
FRANKLINTON -- Even though they have only won three volleyball matches so far this season, the Franklinton Lady Rams have certainly been efficient.
Two of those victories have been in Northern Carolina Conference action, meaning Franklinton is currently tied for first place in the competitive league at 2-0.

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LHS nabs home XC conquest
LOUISBURG -- Host Louisburg High School topped Bunn 20-35 in a boys cross country matchup Monday afternoon on the LHS campus.

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College’s gridiron thoughts
I hope you still respect our newspaper, even if we allow non-qualifiers to be a part of our team. Chuck Amato’s negative words toward Akron cried out ‘sour grapes’ after the Zips scored on the final play of the game last Saturday to defeat the favored Wolfpack.

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FHS wins K-VA Tournament
HENDERSON -- For Franklinton High School boys soccer coach Deran Coe, winning the Burger King Classic meant much more than just carrying home a first-place trophy. “This shows how much we have progressed,’’ Coe said.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Working together keeps FES focused on educational goals
As principal of Franklinton Elementary School, Linda Frederickson has been getting a lot of attention lately.
So have her 620-plus students and 80 faculty and staff members.
Last month the school failed AYP for the second consecutive year. Average yearly progress is a measurement set by the federal government through No Child Left Behind.
The attention hasn’t been so bad, Frederickson said, but it’s an added pressure that has been dealt with head on.

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The Front Office
By the time you read this column the new school year will be a month old. We had a great first day. I was able to visit each school, and overwhelmingly, I was greeted by smiles and expressions of appreciation. The grass was cut, the floors shined, supplies had arrived, and except for a few minor glitches, the buses were on time.

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Principal’s notebook:
Franklinton Elementary - Linda Frederickson
Franklinton Elementary is off to a great start! We have wonderful students, supportive parents and hard working staff members. We have many exciting activities going on to reach and teach our students. I am very proud to be the principal at FES.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

SmartCare opens in Franklinton on Monday
This Monday, Franklinton residents will have one other option for basic health care in town. SmartCare Family Medical Center will open one of its practices inside the Kerr Drug store in Franklinton Square off U.S. Highway 1.

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Shriners fried, served up fish for good times and good cause
Shriners fried, served up fish for good times and good cause
HOT SAUCE OR GREEN BEANS? Shyheme Faye, 7, a Bunn Elementary School student pours on the hot sauce at the 38th annual Franklin County Shriners Fish Fry.

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Classified gets updated look
The classified and legal ads in this edition of The Franklin Times are sporting a new look, thanks in large part to an upgrade of the newspaper’s computer system and software.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Vikes Rally In Fourth Quarter Past Louisburg
ON HIS WAY DOWN. South Granville freshman running back Ian Basley is brought down by Louisburg’s Ramon Sutton during prep football action Friday in Creedmoor.
Vikes Rally In Fourth Quarter Past Louisburg
CREEDMOOR -- During a season-opening loss to Bunn, the South Granville Vikings led in the fourth quarter, only to be done in by a kickoff return for a touchdown.
SG literally returned the favor Friday, with the Louisburg Warriors as the victims.
Down by three points with 7:15 to play in the game, the Vikings got a clutch 45-yard punt return from Tony Cole and went on to defeat Louisburg 26-20 in non-conference action at the SGHS Football Field.

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Another Shutout For Bunn
BUNN -- For the second week in a row, Bunn’s defense pitched a shutout, this time as part of a 14-0 home victory Friday over Fairmont. While improving to 5-0 overall, the Wildcats allowed the visitors just 90 total yards of offense, all of which came on the ground.

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Chargers Roll Past Franklinton
WELDON -- Franklinton’s offense continued to sputter Friday during a 44-0 road setback against non-conference foe Weldon. FHS, which has tallied just one touchdown all year, collected 59 total yards, 40 of which came in the opening stanza of action.

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