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Showing 21 articles from January 5, 2007.

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Airport hangar project on go with commissioners’ funding OK
Airport hangar project on go with commissioners’ funding OK
Commissioners awarded a construction bid for two new airport hangars, a commitment requiring an additional $73,000 in county funds than already pledged to the project. There’s a good chance, airport officials say, that the county will get that money back in the form of a springtime grant.

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COORDINATION.
COORDINATION.
Trooper W.C. Johnson, far right, works with two other troopers to determine the cause of an accident that happened on U.S. Highway 1 at the entrance to Stock Building Supply at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Franklin County resident Gilbert Buddy Hedgepeth, 54, was flown to Duke Hospital where he is being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

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NETSTAR LAWSUIT
Proceedings are ordered within 30 days
Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood has given attorneys 30 days to come up with a schedule for court proceedings, including when attorneys will argue motions to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges more than a dozen defendants, including the Sheriff’s Office and the county, were responsible for a deputy’s death.

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ETHERIDGE TAKES OATH.
ETHERIDGE TAKES OATH.
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi administered the oath of office to U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) Thursday in the U.S. Capitol. Etheridge, who represents the Second Congressional District that includes Franklin County, is beginning his sixth term in Congress.

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Development guideline language adjusted for residential growth
Franklin County commissioners amended language within the county’s development guide to best handle residential growth. Some of that language could affect how the school system chooses new school sites.

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Woman dies in tractor-trailer collision
A Franklin County woman was killed Tuesday afternoon after she pulled into the path of a tractor trailer — marking the county’s first fatal car wreck of 2007. According to a preliminary report by Trooper D.R. Eanes, Jessie Hayes Stegall, 83, of Eaves Road, was traveling on New Bethel Church Road at about 2 p.m. when she approached N.C. Highway 39.

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MEETING PLACE
Franklin County Calender of Events for the upcoming week: Feb. 14: Franklin County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Franklin County Parks and Rec. Office, 62 W. River Road, Louisburg, 7 p.m. Feb. 14: Youngsville Town Council, Town Hall, 118 N. Cross St., Youngsville, 7 p.m. Feb. 18: Tourism Development Authority, Franklin County Administration Building, Second Floor Conference Room, 113 Market St., Louisburg, 5 p.m. Feb. 18: Franklin County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting, Franklin County Administration Building, Commissioner’s Meeting Room, Second Floor, 113 Market St., Louisburg, 7 p.m. Feb. 18: Louisburg Town Council, Town Hall, 110 W. Nash St., Louisburg, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19: Franklinton Town Council, Town Hall, 7 W. Mason St., Franklinton, 7 p.m. Feb. 20: Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC), Franklin County Administration Building, Commissioner’s Meeting Room, Second Floor, 113 Market St., Louisburg, 12 p.m. Feb. 20: Franklin County Agriculture Board, Cooperative Extension Office, Conference Room, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, 7 p.m.

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OBITUARIES

JESSIE H. STEGALL
HENDERSON - Jessie Ruth Hayes Stegall, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan. 5, at New Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Frank Adam. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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BOYD F. MERRITT JR.
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - Boyd Franklin “Frank” Merritt Jr., 61, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006 at his residence. A memorial was conducted Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Covenant Life Church of Sumerville, S. C. Burial was private.

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RUFUS B. TURNER
NORFOLK, Va. - Rufus B. Turner, 81, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006 at Lee Memorial Hospital in Norfolk. A funeral service with Masonic rites was conducted Thursday, Dec. 28, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, with Dr. Terry Spencer officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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EVELYN W. PERRY
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Williams Perry, 71, who died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg, with the Rev. Calvin Blalock officiating. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.

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GERTRUDE RICHARDSON
WARRENTON - Funeral services for Gertrude Richardson, 84, who died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, will be conducted at 12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at Shocco Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Lennis Thorpe Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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FRED D. WINSTON
FRANKLINTON - Fred Douglas Winston, 70, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 at New Rock Spring UCC in Creedmoor. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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TROY A. MCKEEVER
BUNN - Troy Allen Mc-Keever, 22, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2007. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Jan. 6) at Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell. A native of Indiana County, Pa., he graduated from the Job Corps and worked for Airmakers.

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SPORTS

LADYCATS ERUPT FOR ROAD WIN AT FHS
LADYCATS ERUPT FOR ROAD WIN AT FHS
FRANKLINTON — Despite his team’s myriad of successes through 11 games, one intangible continues to bother Bunn High School girls basketball coach Daniel Wright.
The Ladycats inability to get off to a good start in the early portion of contests.
“The last four or five games, we have really had a problem with that,’’ Wright said. “It’s the same trend every time -- we just can’t get things going early on.’’

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Prep Roundup: BHS takes pair over foe WCHS
BUNN -- Daniel Wright knew that his team’s Northern Carolina Conference opener against Warren County would be one of the most challenging of the season for the Bunn Ladycats. Wright, BHS’ head women’s basketball coach, was correct with his assessment before the Ladycats tangled with Warren County Wednesday in the first NCC game of the year for both clubs.

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<FONT SIZE=4>Cats Prowl Again</FONT><br>Bunn rolls to convincing victory over FHS
Cats Prowl Again
Bunn rolls to convincing victory over FHS
FRANKLINTON -- Coming into Tuesday’s Northern Carolina Conference showdown, Franklinton was the hottest team in Franklin County, with six victories over its past seven games. That accolade now firmly belongs to the Bunn Wildcats after visiting BHS dismantled Franklinton 82-54 in a contest that was never close.

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‘Ironside’ is staying put again
‘Ironside’ is staying put again
It’s official: Ironside is staying put for another season.
The beloved old-school Franklin Times stapler will be on my desk for at least 365 more days after I clinched this year’s College Football Bowl Picks Contest over Carey Johnson.
Not to boast, but this is four out of five years for The Cinderella Boy (which would be me).

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‘Meet The Pirates’ slated
GREENVILLE -- East Carolina University baseball fans will get their first chance to meet the 2007 Pirates up close and personal on Saturday, Jan. 27, as ECU hosts its seventh annual “Meet the Pirates” luncheon.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

UNC-Rocky Mount: Legislature takes a look
An ambitious plan to create a 17th campus of the University of North Carolina east of I-95 is “a spark to light a fire of change across Eastern North Carolina,” Attorney General Roy Cooper said at a recent rally for UNC-Rocky Mount.
Speaking to an overflowing crowd of nearly 2,000 people on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, Cooper stressed the importance of giving children the opportunity to get a good education and making schools better for future generations.

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Diverse celebrations around the world for New Year
Diverse celebrations around the world for New Year
Have you ever wondered how other cultures celebrate the New Year?
It is fascinating to me how people can celebrate the same holiday in so many different ways.
Since the New Year’s celebration is one of the oldest holidays in existence, one can imagine the various activities taking place as we welcome the new year and say goodbye to the old year which will never be lived again except in what we call “memories.”

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