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Showing 25 articles from September 19, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

High school audits ordered
Franklin County will be among the 115 school district audit to determine any correlation between funding and student performance.

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Democratic Party raises reporting questions
The chairwoman of the county’s Democratic Party has asked the state to review financial records for House District 49 candidate Dave Harker.

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Centerville day to appreciate firemen
Centerville day to appreciate firemen
LEANING FOR THE THROW. Staton Poole, 5, takes aim to plunge Todd Lancaster with the Centerville Fire Department into a tank of water. Poole and his friend, M.J. Hall, were giving Lancaster a good workout, hitting the target just about every other throw at the CFD fund-raiser Saturday.

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Shopping time just got better
YOUNGSVILLE — Charlotte developers are looking to fill a shopping void in town and moved one step closer last week.

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WINSTEAD FUND-RAISER
WINSTEAD FUND-RAISER
Sheriff candidate Kent Winstead had his first big fund-raiser for the upcoming election season Saturday in Bunn. From front are: Jackie Eldridge, Annie Wilbourne, Elizabeth Wilbourne and Marsha Perry. Patricia McDonald was also serving, fourth back. Winstead, who faces Democrat Pat Green in November, was running plates to cars and greeting patrons. (Times photo by Jay Lamm)

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Boys & Girls Club rallies community support
The Boys and Girls Club board of directors presented county commissioners with its plans to help area youth beginning in November.

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OBITUARIES

LEROY F. POLLARD
ZEBULON – Leroy Frank Pollard, 74, died Sunday morning, Sept. 17, 2006 at his home. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Grace Baptist Church in Louisburg. Burial, followed in Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery.

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LILLIE “PEGGY” M. NEWTON
FRANKLINTON - Lillie (Peggy) McGhee Newton, 83, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006 in a Henderson hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 20) at Merrit’s Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Farmer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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STAN ALSTON
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Stan Alston, 86, who died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 20) at St. Stevens Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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JOYCE Y. FERRELL
WILLOW SPRING - Joyce Young Ferrell, 60, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006 at her home. Funeral services, officiated by her nephew, the Rev. David Cash, were conducted Sunday, Sept. 17, in the Mitchell Funeral Home chapel, St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh. Interment followed at Falls of the Neuse Cemetery.

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SPORTS

Tougher Times
Tougher Times
LOUISBURG - Even by David Sexton’s lofty standards, the Louisburg College Hurricanes have been strong early in the season while posting an undefeated worksheet.

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Impressive Canes
LOUISBURG -- Maybe the level of opponent was decidedly different, but that didn’t mean that Louisburg College head football coach Rick Mohlmann was able to see decisive improvement from his Hurricanes.

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LHS’ star returns to the area
LHS’ star returns to the area
Former Louisburg High running back Jeremy Arrington -- one of the greatest football players in Franklin County history -- made a homecoming last Saturday as a member of the Carson-Newman University gridiron squad.

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LHS Sweeps Series
LOUISBURG -- It’s easy to tell that Erica Wammock comes from ‘old school’ Louisburg High School volleyball.

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LIFESTYLES

Fall is in the air, and along with it comes farm activities
Activities on a farm never cease.

Just as educational programming at the Cooperative Extension never ends, they just keep getting better and better every year.


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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Friday Institute focuses on math, science at Terrell Lane
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation – part of North Carolina State University’s College of Education – is partnering with five school districts in northeastern North Carolina to provide technology tools and support aimed at enhancing students’ 21st Century skills in math and science.

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Ready to serve: nurses honored at pinning ceremony
Vance-Granville Community College recently honored 32 men and women who have completed its one-year Practical Nursing Program during a pinning ceremony in VGCC’s Civic Center.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Safe Space events set for October
Safe Space, Inc., a non-profit domestic violence agency serving Franklin County, will recognize National Domestic Violence Month with two events in October.

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Girls Scouts win Silver Award - highest honor
Pines of Carolina announces Erin Roddhuyzen and Tiffany Sirucek have been awarded the highest achievement for Girl Scouts 11-14, the Girl Scout Silver Award.

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4th rabies case reported; clinic Saturday
The county is hosting a series of rabies clinics, beginning this weekend, to help residents guard their pets against the deadly disease.

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TAKING IT EASY IN CENTERVILLE
TAKING IT EASY IN CENTERVILLE
The annual fund-raiser for the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department was Saturday, complete with games for children, a live bluegrass band and a traditional auction. This year’s event featured fried chicken and fish.

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Louisburg to pursue grant for Fox Park Road
The Louisburg Town Council agreed Monday to apply for a grant that would bring sewer service to residents on Fox Park Road.

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Newspaper boxes stolen; arrest linked to drug habit
Area investigators say a Henderson man may be responsible for a series of newspaper box thefts.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Warriors defeated by Vikes
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.

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Franklinton FB squad defeated vs. Weldon
WELDON -- Franklinton’s offense continued to sputter Friday during a 44-0 road setback against non-conference foe Weldon.

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