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Showing 22 articles from October 24, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Fly a ribbon for the troops
Fly a ribbon for the troops
With soldiers methodically making their way back to Franklin County, hometown residents want them to feel appreciated when they get here.

Last week, town staff, businesses and residents began putting up ribbons and signs to commemorate the local effort to the war on terrorism.


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Arts Council awards grants
The Franklin County Arts Council has given out nearly $10,000 to help with community art projects throughout the county.

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Board of Education retreat
SHOWING THE WAY Terrell Lane Middle School teacher Kim Heller talks about how the Middle School Reading Apprenticeship Program helps students better understand and comprehend information they are presented with in the classroom.
Board of Education retreat
RALEIGH - Even though school facility needs have garnered the headlines and siphoned a considerable amount of time during school board meetings, educators focused on how students are learning during an annual school board retreat on Monday.

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Life in the fast lane: Jeff Simmons helps Novo promote the future of ethanol fuel production
Life in the fast lane: Jeff Simmons helps Novo promote the future of ethanol fuel production
FRANKLINTON - This past weekend, Novozymes had an Indy Car driver show residents that embracing alternative fuels was a ticket to the fast lane.

Indy driver Jeff Simmons, who currently shares the same Rahal/Letterman team as Danica Patrick, stepped visitors through a driving simulator on Saturday afternoon.


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OBITUARIES

PLUMMER D. LEONARD
LOUISBURG - Plummer D. Leonard, 82, (Wood Community) died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 23, in the chapel of Lancaster Funerals and Cremations, Louisburg, with the Rev. Philip Kissinger officiating. Burial followed in the Leonard family cemetery.

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SHIRLEY JEAN HARRIS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Shirley Jean Harris, 59, who died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 25) in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg, with the Rev. Thomas Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.

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THELMA C. TINGEN
YOUNGSVILLE - Thelma Cooper Tingen, 83, formerly of Youngsville, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 at City of Oaks Rehab & Nursing Center in Raleigh. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 25) at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Carl Hunter officiating.

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DOROTHY HOWARD
FRANKLINTON - Dorothy Howard, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home.

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DONALD RAY SKIPPER
LOUISBURG - Donald Ray Skipper, 68, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Ellis family cemetery.

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SPORTS

Red Rams nearing share of conference crown
Red Rams nearing share of conference crown
FRANKLINTON - Back in 2001, the Franklinton Red Rams kicked off their boys soccer program with a 10-goal loss to Roanoke Rapids in the inaugural match in FHS history.

Look how far the Red Rams have come in just five years.


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LC shows offense in road win
LC shows offense in road win
Louisburg College’s offense provided a near-perfect balance during a victory Sunday on the road against the Averett College junior varsity football squad.

LC picked up 404 total yards -- 220 rushing and 184 passing -- en route to a convincing 48-14 decision over Averett in Danville, Va.


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BHS, Louisburg move into the second round
BUNN - In the span of 72 hours, the Bunn Ladycats exorcised a pair of long-time volleyball demons.

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Louisburg XC runners sparkle at TRAC meet
Louisburg XC runners sparkle at TRAC meet
ROCKY MOUNT - Louisburg High’s Trevor Rorie and Jared Nobles went 1-2 at the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference Boys Cross Country Championship, which was staged last Wednesday at North Carolina Wesleyan College.

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A Great Equalizer
A Great Equalizer
BUNN - Due to rain, scheduling snafus and other assorted conflicts, rivals Louisburg and Bunn have waited the entire season to meet on the boys soccer stage.

And once it happened, a winner still couldn’t be determined.


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LIFESTYLES

Prepare spooktacular ‘Bag of Bugs’ for young ghouls
Kids, don’t get your tricks ready yet.

These treats still have candy, sugar and chocolate. Parents, the “gross factor” makes up for the reduction in sugar, so kids will still enjoy.


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At LBJ, it’s all about quality and family
Thirty years ago, a Franklin County native decided to venture out into the business world and open his own Chevrolet dealership in Bailey.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Go beyond what customers expect
Vance-Granville Community College’s Small Business Center will present a free seminar on telephone skills on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The seminar will be from 1 to 4 p.m. in room 7126 on the college’s main campus in Vance County.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Bunn moves ahead with water improvements
BUNN - The Board of Commissioners took two actions on Tuesday night designed to improve water.

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Airport to go back to county for more hangar funding
The county’s Airport Commission wants to make sure a low bidder is legitimate and negotiate a smaller price before it might have to ask commissioners for more money to build a new hangar.

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Farm-City events coming up
National Farm-City Week was designed to bring city and country dwellers closer together, to understand and appreciate one another and to improve the quality of life for all people.

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PREP FOOTBALL

The Defense Rests
SHRINE BOWL SALUTE Bunn High’s Kerry Neal, clutching his Shrine Bowl jersey, waves to the crowd during a halftime ceremony at BHS’ home victory last Friday on the Bunn campus. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
The Defense Rests
BUNN - On a night when star lineman Kerry Neal was honored for his Shrine Bowl selection, it was only fitting that Bunn’s defense ruled the day during a Northern Carolina Conference home victory over Franklinton.

Neal, who has verbally committed to Notre Dame, even got into the act, stealing a pitch in the second quarter and rumbling for a touchdown.


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Warriors roll past rival SEH
Warriors roll past rival SEH
LOUISBURG - A second-quarter barrage led to a happy homecoming last Friday for the Louisburg Warriors.

Leading by eight points after the initial frame, the Warriors erupted for four touchdowns the rest of the way before halftime.


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