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Showing 25 articles from November 14, 2006.

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WWII plaque is unveiled at Veteran’s Day ceremony
WWII plaque is unveiled at Veteran’s Day ceremony
Hundreds turned out Saturday for a Veteran’s Day ceremony that especially honored those who died as a result of World War II.

Back in the summer, Veterans Services Director Victor Alston figured it was time the county paid homage to those who fought and paid the ultimate price as a result of that conflict.


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Bojangles, Mexican in line for Louisburg
Besides a Wal-Mart application, the Louisburg Town Planning Board will also review a site plan for a Bojangles restaurant on Thursday.

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Don Hamrick resigns from United Way
The head of the United Way for about the past seven years is leaving Franklin County for Franklin County — Kentucky.

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Farm-City Week starts with clucking good time
Farm-City Week starts with clucking good time
The Franklin County Farm-City Week kicked off Monday with youngsters excited by the site of pumpkins and fowl.

New to the event this year was a Pumpkin Fest, inviting youngsters and adults to try their best at crafting the best looking pumpkins and concocting their best pumpkin-laden recipes.


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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE
IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE
Christmas wreaths were a favorite at the White Level Baptist Church Women on Mission crafts bazaar Saturday.

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OBITUARIES

LUCY PAULINE MURPHY
DAVIS - Lucy Pauline Murphy, 60, of Davis, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, November 10, 2006, with her family by her side at Carteret General Hospital.

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LUCY P. JEFFREYS
YOUNGSVILLE - Lucy P. Jeffreys, 90, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 at Hillside Nursing Center in Wake Forest. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Union Grove Baptist Church in Youngsville. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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ALMIRA B. SHUGART
YADKINVILLE - Almira Banks Shugart, 86, formerly of Franklinton, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 in the Vienna Village Retirement Community near Winston-Salem. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at Vienna Village, led by Hospice and Palliative CareCenter Chaplain Craig Walker.

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CHRISTINE HOBBS
ZEBULON - Ms. Christine Hobbs, 84, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Malaby’s Cross Road Baptist Church, Knightdale. Entombment will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

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PAULINE RAY WHITAKER
YOUNGSVILLE - Pauline Ray Whitaker, 89, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 at Hillside Nursing Center. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, with the Rev. Dr. Randy Bridges officiating. Burial followed in the Harris Chapel Baptist Church cemetery.

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SPORTS

Red Rams honored on squad
Red Rams honored on squad
Franklinton High’s most successful boys soccer season in school history wasn’t overlooked by voters for the All-Northern Carolina Conference squad.

FHS mentor Deran Coe, who guided the Red Rams to a 17-5-2 record and a share of the league crown, was selected as the NCC’s Coach of the Year.


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LC reaches tourney semis
LC reaches tourney semis
WILMINGTON - Without starters Ashley Tatum and Kaisha Gurtner due to illness, Louisburg College head coach Jenna Hinton knew her club would face a tough trek to win the annual Region X Women’s Volleyball Tournament.

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NC Wesleyan closes with home FB victory
ROCKY MOUNT - The North Carolina Wesleyan football squad ended its 2006 season at home last Saturday, defeating Greensboro College by a convincing 42-20 score in Rocky Mount.

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COUNTY RECREATION REPORT
OAK GROVE - The undefeated Bunn Youth Recreation League Mini-Mites advanced to the East Wake Football League Super Bowl with a 26-6 victory over North Johnston during semifinal action last Saturday at the Oak Grove Youth Sports Complex.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Those honored on the memorial plaque for WWII
Those honored on the memorial plaque for WWII
The names of those listed on the plaque are as follows:

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Violin, piano recital at Cherry Hill
A violin and piano recital will be the second in the fall concert series at the historic Cherry Hill Plantation in Warren County. The recital will feature Izabela Spiewak (who goes by the stage name Izabela) and pianist Brenda Bruce.

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Rain causes sewer spills
Franklin County and Bunn reported wastewater spills that resulted from heavy rains this past weekend.

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FRMC, physician sued for negligence in woman’s death
A Raleigh man is suing Franklin Regional Medical Center and a Wake County doctor, alleging both entities were negligent in the death of his wife.

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THE GREAT PUMPKIN
THE GREAT PUMPKIN
Right, Enya Jones of Franklin County puts the finishing touches on a pumpkin she decorated while at the Franklin County Farm-City Week Pumpkin Fest and Area 4-H Poultry Show & Sale on Monday at the Franklin County Farmers Market.

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GIFTS
GIFTS
Sarah Gupton, left, and Joseph Willis look over the White Level crafts bazaar items for Christmas gifts. Willis took home a Christmas tree door prize.

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LIGHTED BOXES
LIGHTED BOXES
“Bobbie’s Bright Ideas” sparkle at the crafts bazaar in White Level on Saturday. Creator Bobbie Harrison said the light boxes this year are a big ticket item among crafts-fair shoppers.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Passing The Test
Passing The Test
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 last Friday in first-round postseason action at the BHS Football Field.


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Seniors a huge key vs. Canes
Seniors a huge key vs. Canes
LOUISBURG - Given a possible final opportunity to shine on the home stage, seniors Jekiva Gupton and Randy Lassiter were the stars of the show last Friday for the Louisburg Warriors.

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County squads face away tilts
FRANKLIN COUNTY - Two road games against higher-seeded, tradition-rich opponents.

That’s the task that awaits Franklin County powerhouses Louisburg and Bunn during this Friday’s second round of the North Carolina State High School Football Playoffs.


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FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BRACKETS
CHAPEL HILL - Listed are last week’s results and this Friday’s schedule for the Class 1-AA and 2-A North Carolina State High School Football Playoffs:

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