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Showing 29 articles from October 31, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

School facilities focus of Nov. 6 meeting
Commissioners and school board members will be presented with a plan on Monday that clearly lays out how development fees will be used to pay for school facilities.

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Charles Fuller is new Principal of the Year: FHS
Charles Fuller is new Principal of the Year: FHS
Franklinton High School Principal Charles Fuller is a firm believer that leadership and teamwork yield success.

Fuller has been aiming to steadily improve FHS since becoming principal in 2003, and his effort has earned him one of the top accolades Franklin County Schools has to offer — Principal of the Year.


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Love of reading, friends carries on
LOOKING BACK Charles Davis looks over yearbooks on display during the O. Henry Book Club’s 75th anniversary reception Sunday at club President Emma Stewart’s home in Louisburg.
Love of reading, friends carries on
From among the many pieces of memorabilia on the O. Henry Book Club table Sunday afternoon, Charles Davis was reminded of his childhood by a single one.

“Look,” Davis, a retired Louisburg attorney, said with a boyish grin. “It’s my spoon.”


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Soldiers’ welcome planned at LC for Saturday
Military brass will host a welcome home ceremony on Saturday for area troops recently returned from Iraq.

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OBITUARIES

CRYSTAL B. UNDERHILL
LOUISBURG - Crystal Bryant Underhill, 94, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 31, 2006. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Underhill family cemetery.

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GEORGE D. MURRELL
YOUNGSVILLE - George D. Murrell, 61, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern. The funeral service will be Friday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at Olive Branch Baptist Church in Wake Forest. Burial will follow in the Wake Forest Cemetery.

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IDA RUTH TUCKER
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Ruth Tucker, 51, who died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Shady Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Lorenzo Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in the M. H. Jones Cemetery.

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LULA “FLUTE” DAVIS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Ms. Lula “Flute” Davis, 85, who died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. C.L. Dunston officiating. Burial will follow in the Mary Helen Jones cemetery.

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EUNICE D. HOWARD-BRADFORD
FRANKLINTON - Eunice Dorothy Howard-Bradford, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 28, at Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church, Franklinton, with Minister Duane Jones officiating.

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MCDONALD JOYNER
FRANKLINTON - McDonald Joyner, 74, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Oct. 29, at First Missionary Baptist Church in Franklinton, with Dr. Mark A. Joyner officiating.

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LEOLA H. T. PERRY
FRANKLINTON - Mrs. Leola H. T. Perry, 97, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 at Franklinton Regional Medical Center in Louisburg. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Franklinton.

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PEARL H. LYNCH
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Hedgepeth Lynch, 75, who died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Ivory Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Shelton Daniel officiating. Burial will follow in the Tillman-Lynch cemetery.

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JOHN D. CONN
ROCKY MOUNT - Joseph Dyer Conn, 47, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at Wake Medical Center. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 2, in the chapel of Spring Hope Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Duke Memorial Baptist Church cemetery.

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CATHERINE CRUDUP
BUNN - Catherine Crudup, 87, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.

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SPORTS

CHAMPS AGAIN
CHAMPS AGAIN
LOUISBURG - Two years later, the Louisburg College men’s soccer team has an opportunity to redeem one of the most disappointing losses in school history.

Back in 2004, the Hurricanes were defeated at the College of Southern Maryland in a district championship match, marking the only time since 2000 that LC has failed to qualify for the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament.


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FUMA has a big day versus LC
FUMA has a big day versus LC
LOUISBURG -- By their usual lofty standards, this hasn’t been a very good season for the Fork Union Military Academy postgraduate football team.

In the past, FUMA has produced the likes of future National Football League stars Eddie George, Vinny Testaverde, Mike Quick and Don ‘Magic’ Majkowski.


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One Victory From Finals
One Victory From Finals
LOUISBURG -- Erica Wammock knows all about these deep postseason runs -- she was a roster member for the last Louisburg High team that reached the Class 1-A State Finals back in 1997.

Most of the roster members for the current LHS team were far too young to remember that historic journey, which closed with a disappointing championship-matchup loss to Hendersonville.


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LHS nabs 2nd spot in region
LHS nabs 2nd spot in region
PINETOWN - A strong finish at the Eastern Regionals helped land a spot in the Class 1-A State Finals for the Louisburg High School cross country squad.

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Rapids Gets Revenge
Rapids Gets Revenge
HENDERSON - It’s difficult to keep a quality, tradition-rich team down for long, though Franklinton managed to turn the trick for 120 minutes last week against long-time powerhouse Roanoke Rapids.

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Louisburg earns key TRAC victory at Weldon
WELDON - Needing a victory to solidify their postseason seed, the Louisburg Warriors came through in a big way last Friday at Weldon.

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Devilish Defeat
Devilish Defeat
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College’s most impressive effort of the season was swept away by one quick movement of Chelsey Morris’ foot.

Taking on a Cape Fear team that they had lost to twice during the regular season (by a combined 5-0 score), the Lady Hurricanes were solid for 79 minutes Sunday, only to be crestfallen by Morris’ tally with 11 minutes left in the second half.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Happy Birthday to FRMC
Happy Birthday to FRMC
CELEBRATE: A couple of hundred people turned out Saturday to help Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg celebrate its 55th anniversary in the community. Right, Gabriella Gibbs, daughter of FRMC Radiology Director Diane Gibbs, tosses a ball through a jack-o’-lantern smile. (Times photo by Kathy Harrelson)

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CLERK OF COURT CANDIDATES - Alice Faye Hunter (D), Dan Vinson (UA)
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Each candidate was sent a questionnaire and given equal opportunity for comment. Mr. Vinson is an unaffiliated candidate. The general

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COMMISSIONERS AT-LARGE - Dr. Raymond Stone (D), Harry Foy (R)
EDITOR’S NOTE: Each candidate was sent a questionnaire that included the same general questions. The questions for specific races were the same for each candidate within that race. The responses to those questionnaires are published. Each candidate was also given thew opportunity to comment on any issue he or she chose.

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COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 2 - Penny McGhee-Young (D), Scott Lerew, (R)
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Each candidate was given an opportunity to respond to a questionnaire. The general election is Nov. 7.)

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COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 4 - Stuart Coward (D), Bob Winters (R)
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Each candidate was given an opportunity to respond to a questionnaire, with equal limitations on responses. The general election is Nov. 7.)

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SHERIFF CANDIDATES - Pat Green (D), Kent Winstead (R)
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Each candidate was given an opportunity to respond to a questionnaire, with equal limitations on responses. The general election is Nov. 7.)

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PREP FOOTBALL

Rams drop a close NCC tilt
AURELIAN SPRINGS - Franklinton’s best effort of the season brought the Red Rams to the cusp of at least overtime last Friday night at Northwest Halifax.

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Wildcats a winner on road in NCC matchup
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Despite playing in a persistent downpour, Bunn committed only one turnover during a 50-0 road triumph last Friday over Northern Carolina Conference rival Roanoke Rapids.

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