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Showing 21 articles from February 17, 2007.

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Commissioners leaning toward moratorium opposition
Commissioners leaning toward moratorium opposition
Franklin County commissioners are set to break a tie of sorts this Monday as plans to halt subdivision development around the airport have gotten mixed results from two commissioner-appointed boards. Last month, the county’s Airport Commission agreed by a 4-3 vote to support a six-month residential development moratorium.

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FRMC CON application submitted
Franklin Regional Medical Center filed its application for a certificate of need this week, taking its first official step toward leaving Louisburg. Staff at the state Division of Facility Services confirmed that it received FRMC’s application on Thursday.

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Election season is green
Election season is green
The guest speaker at the African American Caucus’ first meeting this year said green will be the important color this coming election cycle.
The Democratic Party political action group was formed in 2003 with a goal of drawing more African Americans into the political process.
On Thursday night, Anthony Lorick Young, an entrepreneur with a background in political organizing and fund-raising, asked those gathered at the party headquarters to make certain their leaders provide support in the African- American community.

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Allen, Berger comment on Black
Jim Black’s departure from the General Assembly and guilty plea to corruption this week prompted the county’s two legislative leaders to reflect on his fall. Black resigned his post within the state’s General Assembly on Wednesday and pleaded guilty on Thursday to a federal corruption charge.

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State reports local bridges in decent shape
State reports local bridges in decent shape
A report released by a transportation advocacy group reveals that the number of substandard bridges across the state is declining. A rating of more than 5,000 bridges, from the most substandard to the best bridges, has Franklin County bridges listed in the middle.

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OBITUARIES

JOSEPH LEE KEARNEY
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mr. Joseph Lee Kearney, 68, formerly of Franklin County, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in the chapel of Popes Funeral Home, 2617 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, Washington, D.C.

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ALBERTA SEVORWELL
YOUNGSVILLE - Funeral services for Ms. Alberta “Flicker” Sevorwell, 64, who died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, will be conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Timothy Walker officiating.

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LARRY D. BAKER
BUNN - Larry Donnell Baker, 51, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Feb. 17) in the Harris Funeral Home Chapel, 122 W. Barbee St., Zebulon. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Annex, Wendell.

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LAWRENCE F. HALE
LOUISBURG - Lawrence Franklin Hale, 69, died Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 16, at Alert Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial followed in the Pernell family cemetery.

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RUBY M. COLBERT
LOUISBURG - Ruby Marshall Colbert, 70, died Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Feb. 15, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Brian Autry officiating. Burial followed at Red Bud Baptist Church cemetery.

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RECA M. PRESLAR
CARY - Reca Medlin Preslar, 79, of Chatham Creek Rest Home, formerly of Nash County, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007 at Rex Healthcare. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 16, in the L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, Knightdale. Burial was in the Upchurch-Alford-Bunn cemetery, Old US 64 Highway, Pilot.

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IRENE CRAWFORD
WENDELL - Irene Crawford, 88, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Wendell. Burial was in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

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JOHN W. CAMPFIELD JR.
ZEBULON - John William “Billy” Campfield Jr., 61, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 at Guardian Care of Zebulon. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Feb. 17) at Guardian Care of Zebulon. The family will receive relatives and friends immediately following the service and other times at the home.

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ETHEL M. STRICKLAND
ZEBULON - Ethel Medlin Strickland, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Pilot Baptist Church. Entombment followed in the Medlin family cemetery.

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SPORTS

Lady Warriors edged by Southeast Halifax
Lady Warriors edged by Southeast Halifax
WELDON — Carrying a nine-game winning streak -- and recent victories over tough league foes Southeast Halifax and Weldon -- the Louisburg Lady Warriors entered the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference Girls Basketball Tournament as a potential favorite.
But the Lady Warriors didn’t live up to the expectation and fell to Southeast -- a club they had handled relatively easily two weeks ago -- by a 51-45 in the TRAC Tourney Semifinals Thursday night at the Weldon High Gymnasium.

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Wildcats near 20-victory plateau
Wildcats near 20-victory plateau
BUNN -- With a victory Friday night, the Bunn Wildcats would have clinched their third consecutive 20-victory season.
To BHS boys basketball coach Gerald Melton, this journey was the most improbable.
By far.
And it’s not completed yet.

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BHS’ girls move into the finals
BHS’ girls move into the finals
BUNN -- Bunn’s Ladycats prefer a frenetic, uptempo and almost furious style on the basketball court.
But heading into the Northern Carolina Conference Tournament, the Ladycats looked a bit drowsy will going through the final week of the regular season.

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LC snares two more decisions
LOUISBURG -- Lost amid the hoopla of Lee Fowler Day was a league order of business for the Louisburg College women’s basketball squad. Fowler, the North Carolina State University athletic director, was on hand Tuesday to present awards to LC’s top student-athletes during halftime of the Lady Hurricanes’ home matchup against Region X rival Clinton Community College.

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Lee Fowler ceremonies held at LC
LOUISBURG -- Listed are Tuesday’s student-athlete award winners from Lee Fowler Day on the campus of Louisburg College. Fowler, the athletic director at North Carolina State University, was on hand to present medals to LC’s honorees.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Super Retriever Series, incentives set for consideration
Franklin County commissioners will be looking to provide funding for work and play at Monday night’s meeting. Commissioners will host two public hearings on Monday night to gauge the public’s interest in providing incentives that will help two companies expand.

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DEMOCRATIC PRECINCT MEETINGS
Franklin County Democratic Party precinct meetings are:

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