LAKE ROYALE — Residents got a chance to meet, greet and grill local candidates Thursday night during a forum at the clubhouse. “It was important for me to come out because, up to now, I had no real knowledge of the candidates as individuals,” said Lake resident Lee Robinson, who got to ask a question of Rep. Lucy Allen during the forum sponsored by the Lake’s Publications Committee.
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The commander of a local battalion said Thursday that troops are expected to return by the end of the month from more than a year-long tour of duty in Iraq.
About 400 members of the 5th Battalion, 113th Field Artillery unit began leaving the Louisburg headquarters last September, meeting up with citizen soldiers from Youngsville, Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Reidsville and Roxboro.
The unit, which was housed at Forward Tallil Air Base — more than 186 miles southeast of Baghdad — is responsible for escorting salvage teams recovering damaged vehicles; building and defending a base camp; and transporting supplies from Kuwait into Iraq, racking up more than 7 million miles of duty.
CULPRIT. A repaired water line caused traffic delays on Bickett Boulevard from around 11 a.m. Wednesday until just before midnight. When Town of Louisburg crews responded, they found an abandoned DOT drainage pipe on top of the water line.
A broken water line on Bickett Boulevard meant town and state crews pulled a nearly 12-hour shift to repair the damage on Wednesday. Their course of repair meant that local businesses got to keep working, too. Rather than shut off water while the repairs were made, town crews opted to work in moving water while the repairs were made.
A neighborhood just outside of Youngsville is trying to build bridges for a better road. Residents along Harris Road had a community meeting last week to discuss ways to repair the dirt and gravel road that serves as the main entrance and exit to their neighborhood.
ZEBULON – Bobby Thurston Brewer, 70, of 236 Hales Store Rd., died Thursday morning. Funeral service will be 11 am Saturday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.
ZEBULON - Elgia T. Sherrod, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Oct. 12, at Union Chapel Baptist Church. Burial was in the Bailey Town Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his sister, Beulah M. Hodges of Rocky Mount.
BUNN — Bunn couldn’t have picked up a better time to display one of its best all-around efforts of the 2006 boys soccer season. Needing a victory to all but secure a berth in the Class 2-A State Playoffs, the Wildcats were strong on both offense and defense while defeating Southern Vance by a 4-0 margin in a key Northern Carolina Conference showdown Wednesday at the BHS Soccer Field.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Even though his club has three league losses, Louisburg High boys soccer coach Brent Cardwell hasn’t given up hope of earning a berth in the Class 1-A State Playoffs out of the Carolina Conference. “This league got two automatic berths and two wild cards last year,’’ Cardwell said.
BUNN -- Between games two and three, the message was simple and to the point inside the Louisburg High team huddle.
Not this time.
Earlier in the season, the Lady Warriors took the first two games of their rivalry match against Bunn, only to see the visiting Ladycats rally for a five-game victory.
Louisburg wasn’t about to see history repeat itself during Wednesday’s rematch at the Bunn Dome.
Before the season, Louisburg College football coach Rick Mohlmann emphasized that his defense was far ahead of his offense. Nothing has changed through four games. The Hurricanes are 2-2 overall following a 21-0 shutout Sunday at the Methodist College junior varsity squad in Fayetteville.
It was obvious that some of these students had not seen each other in a long time. Some recognized each other, and others did not. I have to admit that it was hard for me to recognize at least two of my former students whom I had not seen for quite a few years.
I was so glad to have been invited, especially when I realized that some of those students had been in my fourth-grade class at Gold Sand Elementary in the early 70s.
Springfield Angus Farm, Louisburg, ranked as fourth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in North Carolina having recorded 161 head of Angus with the American Angus AssociationSM during fiscal year 2006.
YOUNGSVILLE — Town Commissioners gave state House District 49 candidate Dave Harker the floor to introduce himself, but pulled the rug out from under him when he began politicking. Harker, who is challenging incumbent Lucy Allen, requested to be on the town’s commission agenda during its Thursday night meeting.
Owners of the old El Perico building on Bickett Boulevard could have a new buyer in less than two months. Buddy L. Properties acquired the property from Luihn Food Systems earlier this year with hopes that someone would be interested in developing the property.
DOUBLE TEAMED -- Franklinton receiver Corey Smith is hauled down by two Warren County defenders after grabbing a quick screen pass during Friday’s prep football action.
FRANKLINTON -- Opportunity knocked on several occasions Friday for the Franklinton Red Rams.
Looking for their first victory of the season, the Red Rams had a slew of chances to score against the mistake-prone Warren County Eagles.
But WC broke open a tight game with a strong second half en route to defeating Franklinton by a 28-0 margin in a Northern Carolina Conference gridiron showdown at the FHS Football Field.
Despite fumbling away three punts, the Eagles improved to 3-5 overall and 1-1 in the NCC. Franklinton dropped to 0-8 and 0-2.
LEGGETT -- Hakeem Strickland enjoyed a career-best night Friday for the Louisburg Warriors. In the process, Strickland, a sophomore running back, spoiled North Edgecombe’s homecoming as he rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns, helping LHS defeat NE 51-6 in a Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference gridiron contest.
BUNN -- After a tight first half, Bunn erupted for four uncontested touchdowns in the third quarter en route to a 47-18 homecoming victory Friday over Northern Carolina Conference foe Northwest Halifax. In bouncing back from last week’s league loss at Southern Vance, the Wildcats upped their record to 7-1 overall and 1-1 in the NCC.