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Showing 33 articles from November 22, 2006.

FRONT PAGE

All bright-eyed and bushy-tailed over Thanksgiving
HAPPY TURKEY DAY Art teacher David Diehle led his Laurel Mill kindergarten class in a colorful expression of Thanksgiving on Monday. Braden Salter, 5, above, was one of the first to complete his coloring. (Times photo by Kathy Harrelson)
All bright-eyed and bushy-tailed over Thanksgiving

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County buys Allen land for hub
Franklin County commissioners agreed to buy land around the airport for a potential hub site, but only after another property owner made a last-ditch pitch to sell his property.

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Emil “Dunk” Preddy shakes a leg right into Artist of the Year
Emil “Dunk” Preddy shakes a leg right into Artist of the Year
Rodney Preddy offered his 94-year-old grandfather a rare night on the town of dinner and dancing.

The 2006 Artist of the Year Award was the real treat, though.


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Novozymes joins in support of FC Boys and Girls Club
Novozymes joins in support of FC Boys and Girls Club
Local leaders of the Boys and Girls club effort in Franklin County had two pieces of news last week — they received another sizeable donation and they’ve installed an administrative person who will help open a club to serve the area’s youngsters.

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OBITUARIES

WILLIAM C. JOHNSON, SR.
LOUISBURG – William C. Johnson, Sr. 88, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 in Raleigh. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Hephzibah Baptist Church, Wendell. Burial followed in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Raleigh.

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OSCAR S. PEARCE
YOUNGSVILLE - Oscar S. Pearce, 90, formerly of 966 NC Hwy 96 East, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006 at Blue Ridge Health Care. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 22) at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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JAMES E. UPRIGHT
LOUISBURG - James Edward Upright, 85, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

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LEW A. PERRY
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. Lew A. Perry, 37, who died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, will be conducted at 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg, with the Rev. Emma Solomon officiating. Burial will follow in the Nelson Chapel Church cemetery.

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ROCHELLE S. HAYES
LOUISBURG - Rochelle Leonard Southall Hayes, 67, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg. Entombment was at Lancaster Memorial Park.

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MILDRED “BUNK” CLOSS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Ms. Mildred “Bunk” Closs, 50, who died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Haywood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Luther Coppedge officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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GARY LEE MILLS
ZEBULON - Gary Lee Mills, 44, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 22) at Massey Funeral Home in Zebulon.

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FRED LEE KING
WENDELL - Fred Lee King, 82, died Saturday morning, Nov. 18, 2006 at the Wellington Nursing Center in Knightdale. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Church of Christ in Raleigh, with Brother Johnny Kornegay officiating.

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ILEY GOODEN
BUNN - Iley Gooden, 97, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.

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GENE T. WYNNE
ZEBULON - Gene Thomas Wynne, 65, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Beulah Christian Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Denton family cemetery.

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JOHN DUNSTON
BUNN - John Dunston, 64, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 19, at Gethsemane Baptist Church cemetery, Bunn, with burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.

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TIMOTHY A. BAUMKER
LOUISBURG - Timothy A. Baumker, 45, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh.

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FREEMAN EADDY JR.
ZEBULON - Freeman Eaddy Jr., 54, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home.

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MACK W. PERRY
LOUISBURG - Mack W. Perry, 76, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, in the Alston-Anderson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Concord Baptist Church cemetery, Kittrell.

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SPORTS

BYRL’s Minis Fall In Finals
BYRL’s Minis Fall In Finals
KENLY -- Two undefeated teams -- both division champions -- competing for the East Wake Football League crown.

A better scenario couldn’t have been orchestrated for last Sunday’s EWFL Mini Mite Super Bowl at North Johnston High School.


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LC announces diamond sked
LC announces diamond sked
LOUISBURG -- Tommy Atkinson’s second season as the Louisburg College baseball coach will begin Feb. 10 with a home doubleheader against Hiwassee College out of Tennessee.

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If I could be a good columnist
If I could be a good columnist
Rats.

O.J. Simpson’s book ‘If I Did It’ has been taken off the shelves.


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Mastering The Mat
Mastering The Mat
STANHOPE -- If any performer symbolizes the fledgling Franklinton High School wrestling program, it’s Corey Hoffmann.

Last year, Hoffmann didn’t win a match during FHS’ initial campaign of mat existence. So what did Hoffmann do in the off-season? He certainly didn’t quit.


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Lady Canes Best Lenoir
Lady Canes Best Lenoir
LOUISBURG -- With opponents packing the paint to stop Louisburg College star post Brittney Wilkins, head coach Mike Holloman has been looking for some of his other performers to step up during a sluggish start to the 2006-07 women’s basketball season.

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LIFESTYLES

Cutting the fat
Make this Thanksgiving holiday a healthy one for the whole family…and it’s easier than you may think.

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Time to check in with seniors in the family
Baby boomers visiting aging parents during the holidays may be in for a shocking surprise.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

VGCC recommends registering early
The spring 2007 semester at Vance-Granville Community College begins Monday, Jan. 8, and college officials advise to apply early and register in time to get the classes needed.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

County jail gets award
An award was recently presented to the Franklin County Detention Center by the North Carolina Jail Administrators’ Association at its yearly conference in High Point.

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Woman succumbs to smoke
FRANKLINTON - An elderly town woman died last week after being overcome by smoke.

According to investigators, Patricia Major, 71, of Green Hill Road, was burning brush and doing yard work around her house the afternoon of Nov. 14 when the fire apparently got out of control.


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SWEET SATISFACTION
SWEET SATISFACTION
Bunn residents Andy and Jennifer Montroy have taken over the operations of Sweeties, a candy and sandwich shop on Nash Street in downtown Louisburg. Pictured from left to right at a recent grand opening are the Montroy’s children, Liam, Zach, Nina, Cheyenne, and Caleb. The shop offers all sorts of goodies to satisfy a sweet tooth, including this display to the left. The store helps do parties and teas and provides gift baskets. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)

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Victoria Hill crowned Miss Nu Epsilon
The Nu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi Sorority Inc. had its 3rd annual Miss Nu Epsilon Cotillion on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Louisburg United Methodist Church.

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PREP FOOTBALL

BHS Comes Home
BHS Comes Home
FARMVILLE - During his 19 years as a head coach, David Howle has seen plenty of strong defensive efforts from his Bunn High School football team.

But this one might just rank up there among the all-time greats.


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Warriors defeated at Kenan
WARSAW -- After averaging 50 points over the past five games, the Louisburg High offense was derailed last Friday by a powerful James Kenan squad.

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Tradition-rich Dark Horses to test BHS
BUNN -- One of the state’s most iconic programs will be heading to Bunn Friday night for possibly the biggest home game in BHS gridiron history.

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