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Showing 20 articles from January 9, 2007.

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Jeffreys remembered: caring, sharp in business
Jeffreys remembered: caring, sharp in business
One of Franklin County’s most beloved businessmen and civic leaders who is known for his generosity, compassion and business skill died Saturday.

Hubert “Tommie” Jeffreys was 81.

Jeffreys founded D&J Automotive with Winston Davis in 1963,going on to make sales and friendships for decades.


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Woman dies in car crash
The Highway Patrol reported the county’s second vehicle-related death this year when a Louisburg woman was killed last week.

According to a report by Trooper D.O. Guy, Elizabeth Robinson was driving a 2003 Toyota west on Ronald Tharrington Road when she approached Hickory Rock Road at about 5 p.m. on Jan. 5.


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Cousins charged: great-grandfather robbed and killed
DARTEZ YARBOROUGH
Cousins charged: great-grandfather robbed and killed
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies charged two teen cousins Monday night in the shootig death of their great-grandfather.

A live-in companion arrived home at about 3:15 p.m. on Monday to find Samuel Burt lying face down on the living room floor of his 1634 Schloss Road home.

When deputies arrived, they discovered that Burt had been shot.


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3 alleged rapes at rest home are under investigation
Louisburg police are investigating three allegations of rape that were reported to have occurred at a Louisburg rest home.

According to an Aug. 6 incident report, a 33-year-old Louisburg Gardens resident reported that she was raped at the home by a staff member.


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It’s Cookie Time!
COOKIE CALL. Mikaela Pulley, right, of Louisburg Girl Scout Troop 64 calls out in a cheer during a rally to kick off theFranklin County Girl Scout cookie sales for 2007. There are almost 200 Girl Scouts countywide; sales continue through March 11.
It’s Cookie Time!
Taylor Mischke didn’t mind being the only one at the rally dressed up as a giant cookie.

She was doing it for the team — a feisty group of about 100 cheering, enthusiastic ready-to-sell-Samoas-and-Tagalongs girls who kicked off the 2007 Girl Scout cookie campaign at Louisburg United Methodist Church on Friday night.


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Crunch, crunch, crunch
Taylor Mischke is dressed as a Girl Scout cookie - a Tagalong - during the Franklin County Scout rally. At left are fellow Troop 983 Louisburg Scouts Heather Cash and Danielle McCanless; Ciera Johnson is back right. (Times photos by Kathy Harrelson)
Crunch, crunch, crunch
Here’s a rundown of Girl Scout cookies:

• The Little Brownies: This one is new, for chocolate lovers, with real chocolate chips.

• Trefoils: A light shortbread.

• Do-Si-Do: Crisp oatmeal with a creamy peanut butter filling.


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OBITUARIES

EMMA J. HARRIS-SAPP
RALEIGH - Emma Jean Harris-Sapp, 71, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 at Rex Health Care in Raleigh. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan 11, at Wold Overcomers Christian Center in Bunn. Burial will follow in the Old Phelps Chapel church cemetery.

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ELIZABETH ROBINSON
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Ms. Elizabeth “Lil Bit” Robinson, 40, who died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 10) at Forks Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Anthony Robinson Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Alston family cemetery.

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TINA MACK
LOUISBURG - Funeral mass for Mrs. Tina Mack, 45, who died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, was conducted Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with Sister Betty Bullen officiating.

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THE REV. MARK JOYNER
DURHAM - The Rev. Mark Joyner, 49, of Creedmoor died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at Durham Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Christian Faith Center, 100 S. Peachtree St., Creedmoor, with Pastor Brenda Timberlake officiating. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens.

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RUTHIE MAE CRUDUP
BUNN - Mrs. Ruthie Mae Crudup, 80, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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JAMES C. TABRON
FRANKLINTON - James C. Tabron, 65, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Thursday, Jan. 11, at Kinches Chapel United Church of Christ, Franklinton. Burial will follow in Peace Memorial Gardens, Roxboro. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.

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HUBERT “TOMMIE” JEFFREYS
LOUISBURG - Hubert Devan “Tommie” Jeffreys, 81, of Louisburg died suddenly Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Rex Hospital.

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EDNA ROBERSON SMITH
LOUISBURG - Edna Roberson Smith, 74, of Louisburg died Sunday, January 7, 2007 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday from Louisburg Baptist Church, where she was an active member, conducted by the Rev. Reggie Rushing. Entombment followed in the Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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SPORTS

TRAC Triumph
TRAC Triumph
LOUISBURG - Before the game, it was overheard that four key players had decided to leave the Northampton West girls basketball program.

And even with those performers, West would have been a prohibitive underdog against the Louisburg Lady Warriors.

Which meant last Friday’s Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference matchup was destined to become ugly.


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Warriors will host CC meet
LOUISBURG - The Louisburg High Warriors will host one of the biggest wrestling events of the season this weekend at the LHS Gymnasium.

The Carolina Conference’s dual team tournament is scheduled for Friday and Saturday and will feature Manteo, North Carolina School of Science and Math, Rosewood, Princeton, North Johnston and Spring Creek -- along with host Louisburg.


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LHS stars saluted as All-TRAC
LHS stars saluted as All-TRAC
LOUISBURG - Randy Lassiter has capped off his senior season by being named the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference Football Player of the Year.

The Louisburg High star, who starts at quarterback and safety, rushed for 865 yards and 12 touchdowns while leading LHS to the second round of the Class 1-A State Playoffs.


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Titans’ Choate blossoms as figure competitor
Titans’ Choate blossoms as figure competitor
LOUISBURG - Of the many changes in Erin Choate’s body structure over the past four years, the most noticable one wasn’t formed by a strength or fitness machine.

Her smile.

For Choate, her personal quest for fulfillment began with a visit to Titans Gym in 2002. At the time, Choate was 182 pounds and a size 16.

And miserable.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Health Department policies considered: authority, smoking
The Franklin County Board of Health is expected to adopt policies and procedures that define operational guidelines while giving the department the documentation it needs to strengthen accreditation efforts.

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Six UNC-system colleges rank as ‘best values’ in U.S
Gov. Mike Easley announced this week that six North Carolina universities are ranked in the top 100 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as the “Best Values” among the nation’s public colleges and universities.

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