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October 7, 2006.
A Terrell Lane Middle School student took an unloaded gun to school Friday. Another student told a teacher that he believed a sixth-grade student brought a semi-automatic gun to school in his bookbag, police said. The gun did not have a clip. No one was threatened or injured.
The fifth rabies case in Franklin County this year has been confirmed. A skunk tested positive for the disease, Animal Control Officer Kathy Johnson reported Friday. The infected animal attacked a dog in the Red Bud community off Highway 58 earlier this week, Johnson said.
East Carolina Farm Credit had its annual customer appreciation day just outside its office on Bickett Boulevard on Thursday evening, inviting customers, friends and family to take part in a catered pig pickin’. Above, Mark Keyzer, right, and Amber Sawyer, with Keyzer’s Catering, help prepare enough food for about 350 people expected to come by.
Franklin County emergency management officials sent equipment to Apex on Friday, hoping it will help provide shelter from a toxic plume sitting over that town. Chlorine gas erupted into a fire over the Environmental Quality Co. just east of downtown late Thursday, forcing the evacuation of about 16,000 residents and effectively shutting down an area of the city bounded by U.S. Highway 1, N.C. Highway 55 and U.S. Highway 64.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Franklinton woman on drug trafficking charges, taking a significant amount of crack, cocaine and marijuana off the streets. Officers charged Georgettte Rose Wilson, 53, with cocaine trafficking, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle/residence to keep a controlled substance.
LOUISBURG - Annie Moore Driver, 94, died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5, 2006. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 7) at New Hope Christian Church, with the Rev. Steve Barham officiating. Entombment will be private.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Carrie Alston Solomon, 71, who died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
CASTALIA - Delores “Becky” Bobbitt, 41, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in the Spring Hope Funeral Home chapel, 7881 Webbs Mill Road, Spring Hope. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home of Charles Bobbitt.
BUNN - Dorothy Vick Batton, 75, died Thursday morning, Oct. 5, 2006. Funerral services will be at 2 pm. Sunday, Oct. 8, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Bunn Cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Dr. Kay Petty Farkas, 64, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Oakdale Funeral Home in Parsons, Tenn. Burial will be at a later date at Sardis Cemetery in Sardis, Tenn.
FRANKLINTON - Ethel Dickerson May, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006 in a Louisburg nursing facility. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, Oct. 5, in Fairview Cemetery, with the Rev. Clyde Waiden officiating.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. Eugene “Jeff” Wardrick, 53, who died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 7) at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randolph Alston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - George Thurston “Big Boy” Allen, 85, of Louisburg died Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, George E. and Fannie Harris Allen; son, Harold T. Allen; sisters, Tempie Wester, Mattie Winstead and Neva Moon; and a brother, Felix Allen.
LOUISBURG - Michael Anthony Ray, 24, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 3, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Graveside services services were conducted Friday, Oct. 6, at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest.
YOUNGSVILLE - Ruby Lee Perry, 76, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 3, 2006 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Oct. 6, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, with the Rev. Dr. Mike Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Smith-Perry family cemetery in Wake Forest.
RALEIGH - Vivian Hudson Gonzalez, 75, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 7) in the chapel of Lancaster Funerals and Cremations, with the Rev. Kenny Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park.
BUNN — With two matches remaining in the Northern Carolina Conference schedule, there are no assurances that the Bunn Ladycats will finish second to one in the always-tough league. Bunn is currently in the No. 2 spot in the conference, but a tough road match looms next Thursday in the regular season finale at Roanoke Rapids, which is one game behind the Ladycats in the NCC standings.
HENDERSON -- Most volleyball coaches would shudder at the thought of a non-league schedule that features the likes of local titans Northern Vance, Southern Vance and Bunn.
But not Louisburg High spike mentor Erica Wammock, who relishes the opportunity to test her Lady Warriors against some elite competition.
ROANOKE RAPIDS — During one of the most crucial games in program history, Franklinton High School boys soccer coach Deran Coe wasn’t distraught about his team’s performance. The Red Rams just didn’t get a victory.
A few more thoughts as we head into my favorite time of the year.
Football, perfect days, cool nights, leaves changing, hockey season, volleyball playoffs, etc.
And my birthday, of course!
Here we go:
FRANKLINTON -- The Franklinton High boys squad will be looking for its fourth straight conference championship when the school’s basketball schedule opens Nov. 14 on the road against Southeast Halifax.
ESCAPE ACT -- Bunn’s Chris Fleurmont tries to leap over a pair of Southern Vance defenders during Friday’s prep football contest in Henderson. (Submitted photo by Ashley Steven Ayscue)
HENDERSON -- David Howle had already decided he was going to go for two points and the victory.
But it never came to that.
Instead, Bunn’s dream of an undefeated season capsized when the Wildcats, trailing by seven points, lost the ball on a fumble a the Southern Vance 15-yard line with 1:37 remaining.
LOUISBURG -- If this was billed as the showdown for the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference crown, the Northampton West Hurricanes could be well on their way to their second consecutive league title.
FRANKLINTON -- In a battle of winless teams, Roanoke Rapids ended its skein and spoiled Franklinton’s homecoming celebration in the process. Wendy Sledge scored three touchdowns Friday -- all on the ground -- as the Jackets defeated FHS 27-6 in the Northern Carolina Conference football opener for both squads.