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Showing 33 articles from February 7, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Louisburg will fight FRMC move
The Louisburg Town Council plans to bring in some legal expertise to keep Franklin Regional Medical Center located in town.

Late last week, word broke that FRMC and its corporate head, Health Management Associates out of Naples Fla., are moving quickly to get state approval to move the hospital to a 50-acre location at the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and N.C. Highway 96.


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Bridge replacement at West River Road begins - Completion expected by April 15
Bridge replacement at West River Road begins - Completion expected by April 15
Work to build a bridge across a waterway has helped mend some feelings in the community, too.

West River Road buckled in June 2006 after waters from Tropical Storm Ernesto overwhelmed a box culvert that funneled Buffaloe Creek waters beneath the road.

State Department of Transportation engineers and state legislators said placing a bridge over the waterway could take a year while residents in that community clamored for a more immediate fix.


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New animal shelter on go
Using Warren County’s new animal shelter as a template, county commissioners agreed to a final design and will proceed with putting the project out to bid.

Architect Walter Vick presented commissioners with plans for a 7,569-square-foot building that is expected to meet the county’s animal shelter needs for the next 10 years.


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Grandson gets $200,000 bond
A district court judge set a bond for one suspect accused of killing his grandfather last month.

According to investigators, cousins Patrick Yarborough, 18, and Dartez Yarborough, 16, killed the Rev. Samuel Burt inside his Schloss Road home on Jan. 8.


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Two public hearings set for economic development projects
Commissioners agreed to host two public hearings at their next meeting in an effort to help two stalwart companies expand in Franklin County.

Both Welsh Paper Company and Southern Lithoplate are looking to expand their size and increase their workforce and have asked the county to help contribute to their expansion efforts through business incentives and water and sewer extension incentives.


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OBITUARIES

ESSIE MAE G. ALSTON
SPRING HOPE - Essie Mae Green Alston, 87, of Louisburg died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007.

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CHARLES E. PERRY
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. Charles Edward Perry, 80, who died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Mt. Hebron United Holy Church, with Elder Kevin Knight officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Church cemetery.

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SAVANNAH J. FLOYD
BUNN - Mrs. Savannah Jones Floyd, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Gethsemane Baptist Church, Bunn. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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JESSIE F. FINN
YOUNGSVILLE - Jessie Freeman Finn, 85, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 at Duke Health Raleigh Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 4, at Flat Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gary McNair officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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B. KEITH STROUD
FRANKLINTON - Brian Keith Stroud, 42, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Franklin Funeral Service chapel in Franklinton, with the Rev. Clyde Waiden officiating.

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JOSEPH HOLDEN
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. Joseph “Boy” Holden, 53, who died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Haywood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Luther Coppedge officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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CLIFFORD LLOYD
FRANKLINTON - Clifford “Bro” Lloyd, 78, died Monday morning, Feb. 5, 2007 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 7) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Bill Spence and the Rev. Ronald Pippin officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

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ODESSA CHEATHAM
KITTRELL - Funeral services for Mrs. Odessa Cheatham, 76, who died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 7) at Concord Baptist Church, with the Rev. S. E. Blalock officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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MILDRED C. SPANN
FRANKLINTON - Mildred Corfield Spann, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 at Oxford Manor in Oxford. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 3, at Hawkins Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. W. S. Taylor officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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ELIZABETH W. WATKINS
FRANKLINTON - Elizabeth W. Watkins, 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007 at Wallingford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wallingford, Pa. A memorial service was conducted Monday, Feb. 5, at Cutchins Funeral Home in Franklinton, with Director Joseph B. Cutchins Jr. officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Franklinton.

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JAMES R. RAINES JR.
ZEBULON - James Radford “Jimmy” Raines Jr., 59, died suddenly Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 4, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, Knightdale. Entombment followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

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MARCELA SANTA DE CRUZ
RALEIGH - Marcela Santa de Cruz “Mami,” 68, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007. A farewell Mass Service was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church. A graveside service followed at 2 p.m. in the immaculate mausoleum in Raleigh Memorial Park.

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BARBARA S. HINSON
ZEBULON - Barbara Sykes Hinson, 58, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. A homegoing service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 7) at St. Johns Missionary Church in Columbia, N.C.

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LARBY H. FISHER
WAKE FOREST - Larby Hicks Fisher, 91, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 at Wake Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 7) at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.

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DOROTHY G. HOLLEMAN
MONCURE - Dorothy Gray Holleman, 75, died at her home Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Bible Baptist Church. Burial followed in Knightdale Cemetery in Knightdale.

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WOODROW PIPPIN
ZEBULON - Woodrow Pippin, 87, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb. 5, at Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial was in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

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ETTA J. COVINGTON
FRANKLINTON - Etta J. Covington, 60, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 7) at Johnson Grove Holiness Church, Benson. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Dunn. Arrangements by Dafford Funeral Home, Dunn.

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SPORTS

BHS’ Late Surge
BHS’ Late Surge
BUNN - One of the Northern Carolina Conference’s tournament favorites, the Bunn Wildcats, tangled with a potential league darkhorse last Friday at the Bunn Dome.

And while Bunn reinforced its tied status atop the NCC, the Franklinton Red Rams displayed that they just may be a team to be reckoned with once the NCC Tournament begins next week at the Bunn Dome.

Franklinton may enter the event as No. 5 seed, but the Red Rams are plenty dangerous, as evidenced by their 60-52 setback at BHS.


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LC squad nabs key road win
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Thanks to a decade of dominance, the Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes haven’t had too many defeats to avenge lately in Region X women’s basketball action.

That’s what made last Saturday’s showdown at Spartanburg Methodist so interesting, as the Lady Pioneers had upset LC earlier in the year.


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On A Roll In TRAC
On A Roll In TRAC
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg Lady Warriors won’t enter the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference Girls Basketball as the No. 1 seed.

But there is little doubt that the Lady Warriors are currently the hottest girls hoops team in the TRAC.

After topping perennial power Southeast Halifax last Monday at home, the Lady Warriors set their sights on the biggest TRAC titan of all Friday -- the Weldon Mighty Lady Chargers.


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Thoughts from the weekend
Thoughts from the weekend
A few thoughts from another wild weekend in sports, both locally and nationally:

• As a University of Tennessee guy, I was thrilled that Peyton Manning ‘got the monkey off his back’ and won the Super Bowl.


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Solid On The Mat
Solid On The Mat
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Wrestling still may be a young sport in Franklin County, but the area is continuing to show its mat maturity against more-experienced programs.

Last Saturday, the Louisburg Warriors and Franklinton Red Rams were sharp during their respective league wrestling tournaments.


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LHS’ boys defeated at home by Weldon
LOUISBURG -- Despite 11 points from Daryl Ware and nine points from Rasool Kearney, the Louisburg High boys basketball squad dropped a tough 59-54 home decision last Friday to Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference rival Weldon.

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LIFESTYLES

N.C. Master Chorale Chamber Choir to perform at LC
On Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m., Louisburg College will present The North Carolina Master Chorale Chamber Choir.

This outstanding group has been presenting concerts of the finest choral music since 1996.


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Cook up some sweets for your sweetheart
Roses are red, Violets are blue, Be a Valentine winner, and take the cook to dinner.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

REPUBLICAN PRECINCT MEETINGS
A partial Republican Party precinct meeting list for 2007 is as follows:

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Taking a stand against domestic violence
Safe Space is sponsoring its 4th annual “Men For Change” fund-raising drive.

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Garden club starts thinking
The Old Fashion Garden Club met at the Murphy House for its January meeting, with M. Dora Hill as hostess. President Edna Fogg presided.

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