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Showing 26 articles from November 8, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

Green wins tight race against Winstead
Beth and Kent Winstead
Green wins tight race against Winstead
With a race between two newcomers, there was sure to be a new sheriff in town, and Pat Green rode a majority of votes to become the county’s chief law enforcement officer.

Green garnered 6,852 votes to win the election Tuesday night, in an unofficial tabulation.

Canvassing will be Nov. 17, Board of Elections Director Amy Southerland said. “I’m just relieved,” Green said amid emotional, congratulatory hugs. “We both fought hard and ran a good campaign. We did a good job.”


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Allen, Berger going back to Raleigh
Both Franklin County incumbent state legislators withstood challenges from relative newcomers on Tuesday night.

Rep. Lucy Allen, a Democrat, had a lead to beat back a challenge from Republican Dave Harker, retaining the District 49 seat.


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McGhee-Young, Foy, Winters, Hunter win
Voters elected Harry Foy, Penny McGhee-Young and Bob Winters to serve as Franklin County commissioners on Tuesday.

Foy, a Republican, beat fellow incumbent Commissioner Raymond Stone 7,238 votes to 5,512 votes.


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Closer look given to school facilities
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education adopted a memorandum of understanding Monday night that requires both parties to make commitments to school improvements.

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Official welcome celebrated
Family and friends gathered for an official welcome home ceremony Saturday for the county’s troops fresh off a tour in Iraq.

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OBITUARIES

EARL “BUTCH” REYNOLDS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for the Rev. Earl “Butch” Reynolds, 59, who died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Louisburg High School Auditorium, with the Rev. Lorenzo Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in the Nelson Chapel church cemetery.

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BARBARA A. SHEARIN
HENDERSON - Barbara Jean Ayscue Shearin, 70, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel in Henderson by the Rev. Frank Sossamon. Burial followed in Sunset Gardens.

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ROMETTA DAVIS-MILLS
SPRING HOPE - Mrs. Rometta Davis-Mills, 81, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006. Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 9, at Galatia AME Church in Nashville. Inurnment will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

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ANITA H. FLAYER
YOUNGSVILLE - Anita H. Flayer, 84, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 8) at Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Burial will follow in the Youngsville Cemetery in Youngsville.

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JAMES F. CASH JR.
YOUNGSVILLE - James F. Cash Jr., 86, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 at Hillside Nursing Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 5, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Entombment followed in the Oak Level Christian church cemetery.

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HASELTINE A. WALKER
SUMTER, S.C. - Haseltine Antley Walker, 82, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bullock Funeral Home Chapel, Sumter, S.C., with the Rev. Clay Smith officiating. Burial followed at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

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JUDY A. HEDGEPETH
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Anderson Hedgepeth, 52, who died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, will be conducted at 12 noon Friday, Nov. 10, at God’s Vision Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Sidney E. Dunston officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Chapel church cemetery.

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THOMAS E. ESTES JR.
CREEDMOOR - Thomas Elvis Estes Jr., 74, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at his home in Creedmoor. Funeral was conducted Friday, Nov. 3, at Rock Spring Baptist Church, Creedmoor.

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SPORTS

LC men head back to Texas
LOUISBURG - What would a party be without a regular patron?

Certainly, the Louisburg College Hurricanes weren’t about to let the College of Southern Maryland take away its almost-annual invitation to the National Junior College Athletic Association Men’s Soccer National Tournament.


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Franklin’s clubs will be tested
Franklin’s clubs will be tested
Both Bunn and Louisburg will have to undertake a tough journey in order to compete for supremacy in the North Carolina High School Football Playoffs.

Bunn, seeded sixth in the East, will host Tarboro Friday in the first round of the Class 2-A postseason.


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LC to host pair of baseball camps
LC to host pair of baseball camps
LOUISBURG - Louisburg College’s baseball program will host a hitting clinic on Nov. 19 and a pitcher/catcher clinic Dec. 2-3 on the LC campus.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

AN UPRISING
AN UPRISING
United Way Chair and Vice Chair Nicki Griffin and Cedric Jones stand in front of a United Way thermometer in Louisburg noting a rise in donations this year. So far, campaign pledges and donations have totalled $47,361 toward the campaign goal of $112,000.

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Commissioners support Pilot Lions Park
Franklin County commissioners agreed to provide $195,000 toward a $1-million park project in Pilot.

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FHS teacher reinstated by BOE
The Board of Education decided to reinstate a Franklinton High School teacher Monday night, saying she acted in self-defense during a fight last month.

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Garden Club falls into the season
The Old Fashion Garden Club of Louisburg had its October meeting at the Murphy House, with Annie H. Burrell as hostess. President Edna Fogg presided An autumn poem was read by Aileen Rogers for the devotion.

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Big Sweep was big success
It was a cold, wet Saturday morning in early October when volunteers from across Franklin County gathered to participate in the 2006 Big Sweep event.

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Teens focus on reading
“Get Active at Your Library” was the national theme for Teen Read Week, which was recently celebrated at Franklinton High School.

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Flu shots available at SmartCare
SmartCare Family Medical Center is hosting flu shot clinics on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 19 at its locations, including one in Franklinton.

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PREP FOOTBALL

It’s Playoff Time
It’s Playoff Time
LOUISBURG - The Louisburg Warriors will head into the Class 1-AA State Football Playoffs as the No. 2 seed out of the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference following a home victory last Friday over Northampton East to close regular season action.

LHS wrapped up the second spot with a 54-32 decision versus the Rams that left the Warriors with a 4-1 league mark to go with a 8-3 overall record.


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So. Vance wraps up NCC title
So. Vance wraps up NCC title
FRANKLINTON - Southern Vance wrapped up the Northern Carolina Conference football championship outright with a 56-0 road triumph last Friday at Franklinton.

On the other end of the spectrum, Franklinton closed at 0-11, marking the Red Rams’ second consecutive on-field winless season.


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Bunn Preps With NCC Win
WARRENTON - Over the past several weeks, Bunn High head football coach David Howle has talked about how well his squad is playing with the postseason looming.

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