The Louisburg Planning Board will be presented next week with plans for a new Wal-Mart that will challenge town codes, the zoning ordinance and another ordinance governing development along U.S. Highway 401. GFD Management Inc., of Cary has presented the town with plans for a Wal-Mart Supercenter and 12 out parcels planned on just more than 70 acres at the corner of U.S. Highway 401 and N.C. 56 behind D&J Automotive.
Franklin County commissioners instructed staff to negotiate purchasing property around the airport for a possible hub site as part of the Kerr-Tar Hub Site project. Commissioners went into closed session on Thursday night to discuss purchasing 10 acres from John Rock and 215 acres from Michael Leonard, who has a piece of property under contract that surrounds the airport.
AFTERMATH. Sheriff-elect Pat Green was out this past week removing campaign signs after his victory over Kent Winstead on Tuesday. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)
Franklin County put a new sheriff and two new commissioners in office, including the second woman ever to serve on the highest governing board. Voters also re-elected the county’s two state legislators. Unofficial tallies show that Pat Green received 53 percent of the vote — 6,855 ballots — to beat out Republican Kent Winstead, who received 6,056 votes.
YOUNGSVILLE — Town commissioners established a downtown district to unify business development. By unanimous vote, the Youngsville Board of Commissioners put in place a Main Street Business District that defines the guidelines and types of architecture that will be allowed in the heart of town.
FRANKLINTON - Catherine Fuller Hayes, 78, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 8, 2006 at Rex Hospice Unit. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Nov. 10, in the Franklin Funeral Service chapel in Franklinton, with the Rev. Wayne Rigney officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.
RALEIGH - Ethel Roberts Lewter, 94, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 at Blue Ridge Health Care Center in Raleigh. A service celebrating her life and homegoing will be held today (Saturday, Nov. 11) at 12 noon in the Apex Funeral Home chapel, 550 W. Williams St. (Hwy. 55) in Apex. Burial will be in Green Level Baptist Church cemetery, Cary. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service at Apex Funeral Home on Saturday.
ROCKY MOUNT - Flossie Marie Edwards Roberson, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006. A graveside service will be today (Saturday, Nov. 11) at 2 p.m. at Pineview Cemetery.
GARNER - The Rev. John Henry Jones, 84, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006 at Cary Health and Rehabilitation Center in Cary. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Nov. 9, at Poplar Springs Church in Garner, with the Rev. Charles Brooks officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
HENDERSON - Mr. Lewis Reginald Feggins, 47, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Nov. 11) in the chapel of Feggins-Feggins Funeral Service in Wake Forest by Bishop G. W. Brooks, Elder C.J. Dale, the Rev. Joseph Ratliff, Dr. Enoch Holloway, Minister Roy Burroughs, the Rev. Calvin Brooks and the Rev. Daniel W. Lilly Jr. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Henderson.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. Melvin “Grits” Eaton, 47, who died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at South Main Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Rosby officiating. Burial will follow in the M.H. Jones cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE - Pauline Ray Whitaker, 89, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 at Hillside Nursing Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Nov. 11) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Randy Bridges officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Chapel Baptist Church cemetery.
ZEBULON - Roy Richard “Rick” Davis, 58, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 at his home. A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Saturday, Nov. 11) at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home in Rocky Mount, with Sim Wilde officiating.
ZEBULON - Ruby Perry Taylor, 92, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 at her home in the Pine Ridge Community. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Nov. 11) at Pine Ridge Baptist Church on Pine Ridge Road. The family will receive family and friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following interment.
LOUISBURG - Sudie B. Carter Mitchell Hamm, 90, formerly of Wilson, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Nov. 10, at Joyner’s Funeral Home in Wilson, with the Rev. Phil Baucom officiating. Burial followed in Hollywood Cemetery, Middlesex.
LOUISBURG — Aaron Denton built a bridge in his first official act as the Louisburg College men’s basketball coach. After taking the job back in the spring, Denton met with the club’s pending returnees to assure them that they would continue to be an important part of the program.
LOUISBURG -- Standing in the way of Terrell Lane’s first football championship since 1996 was Northern Granville -- the mightiest Middle Athletic Conference opponent of them all. Even though it was just the regular season finale, Wednesday’s meeting between TLMS and NG was the de facto MAC title game as both clubs carried undefeated records into the much-anticipated contest.
Jenna Hinton has doubled her pleasure in her third year as Louisburg College’s volleyball coach. Before this season, LC’s best-ever win total since the program’s resurgence in 2003 was 11. But the Lady Hurricanes have notched an impressive 22 victories this fall heading into the annual Region X Tournament, which is being held this weekend in Wilmington.
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes aren’t used to losing -- they didn’t drop a women’s basketball game last year until February. LC won’t have such a prolific start in 2006-07 as the Lady Hurricanes have already dropped an outing after falling at Walters State Community College last Saturday in the Lady Hurricanes’ season opener.
Bunn students are installing plants along a line to help provide a buffer between A & M Self Storage along N.C. 39 and a creek which runs behind the business. The Bunn High School students take a horticulture class with Bob Frisbie and the planting was part of their course work. Since the storage company was expanding, county guidelines require new or expanding companies to install best management practices and buffers between their business and wet lands.
Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including the upcoming meeting for members of Southern States Cooperative Inc. — Louisburg Service. “We continue to make progress in our efforts to improve our operations,” reports President and CEO Tom Scribner.
A family in the Ingleside/Epsom area lost their home and its contents in a fire on Saturday, Oct. 28. They are in need of clothes, furniture, etc. Clothing sizes are as follows:
TURNING THE CORNER -- Tarboro’s Jamar Farmer (with ball) tries to escape Bunn’s Kerry Neal during Friday’s first-round game of the Class 2-A State Playoffs at the BHS Football Field. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
BUNN -- Step number one is done for the Bunn Wildcats in the Class 2-A State Playoffs.
But it certainly wasn’t easy.
Thanks to a pair of second-quarter touchdowns, the Wildcats went ahead for good and ultimately defeated Tarboro by a 16-13 margin Friday in first-round postseason action at the BHS Football Field.
Sixth-seeded Bunn, coached by David Howle, will carry an 11-1 mark into this coming Friday’s second-round showdown at No. 3 seed Farmville Central, which escaped with a double-overtime, 15-12 victory over South Lenoir.
FALLING FORWARD -- Louisburg’s Deandre Blacknall leans for extra yardage during the Warriors’ home playoff decision Friday over Pamlico. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
LOUISBURG -- Given a possible final opportunity to shine on the home stage, seniors Jekiva Gupton and Randy Lassiter were the stars of the show Friday for the Louisburg Warriors.
Gupton, a running back, piled up 211 yards and five touchdowns, while Lassiter, a quarterback, rushed for 116 yards and one score -- and also intercepted a pass -- as Louisburg humbled Pamlico 49-6 in the first round of the Class 1-AA State Football Playoffs at Warrior Field.
Now 9-3 overall to go with a five-game winning streak, LHS will meet either Heide Trask or No. 1 seed James Kenan in this coming Friday’s second-round action.