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Showing 26 articles from March 7, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Louisburg plans to face future in changing times
The Louisburg Town Council has scheduled meetings this week to make plans for the town in a most uncertain time. Louisburg’s largest utility customer, Franklin Regional Medical Center, is planning to leave town and Town Administrator C.L. Gobble is retiring in April after more than 25 years of service.

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Franklin County fetches the national spotlight
HOLD IT RIGHT THERE. Trainer Jay Hinton uses a whistle and physical cues to get a canine to do just what he wants in the field during a training exercise last week. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)
Franklin County fetches the national spotlight
The best canine trainers in the world will put their dogs to the test here in a few weeks to see who hunts or who goes home. VERSUS, formerly the Outdoor Life Network, will be on hand March 21-24 to film The Super Retriever Series — a competition noted for its canine aerial displays as well as contests and skill competitions designed to show off a dog’s hunting ability.

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Chamber expands its image
The county’s business advocacy organization has revamped its image.
And it has decreased its membership dues.
During a meeting last week, The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s executive board revised its rate schedule to make the fees the same for companies, no matter the style.

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Commissioners, Coudriet attend D.C. conference
Commissioners will wrap up a national legislative conference this week, figuring that a better understanding of federal government will better direct local policy. Commissioners Lyn Buffaloe, Penny McGhee-Young, Robert Lee Swanson and Sidney Dunston are attending the Washington, D.C., conference with County Manager Chris Coudriet.

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DSS waits on complete investigation
The state Division of Facility Services cited a local rest home for some lesser deficiencies in care, but the local Social Services Department was looking for a more thorough review.

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OBITUARIES

ESTELLE D. MULLEN
LOUISBURG - Cornelia Estelle Denton Mullen, 76, died Monday, March 5, 2007. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 7) at Lancaster Memorial Gardens.

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PAUL N. COOLEY
BUNN - Paul N. Cooley, 78, died Thursday, March 1, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 6, at Pilot Missionary Baptist Church, Pilot. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Zebulon.

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BETTY B. HUNT
LOUISBURG - Betty Bobbitt Hunt, 92, died Saturday, March 3, 2007 in Louisburg Nursing Center. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the Lancaster Funeral Chapel in Louisburg, conducted by the Rev. Mark Lynch. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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HENRY R. AYSCUE
HENDERSON - Henry Roger Ayscue, 68, died Sunday, March 4, 2007 at Maria Parham Medical Center. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, March 6, at the Pernell family cemetery in Alert, with the Rev. Wilbert Horton officiating.

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LESSIE F. RICKS
CASTALIA - Lessie F. Ricks, 69, died Saturday, March 3, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Luther Chapel Holiness Church, Castalia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.

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VERNON M. WILKINS
LOUISBURG - Vernon Moyer Wilkins, 79, died Saturday, March 3, 2007.

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LOTTIE H. CARTER
WAKE FOREST - Lottie Harris Carter, 98, died Friday, March 2, 2007 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 5, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Helen Champion officiating. Burial followed in the Beulah Christian Baptist Church cemetery.

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JAMES S. JOHNSON
WILSON - James Spencer Johnson, 83, died Sunday, March 4, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 7) at Winstead United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. The Rev. John Wenberg will officiate.

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JOHN L. BORIOTTI JR.
YOUNGSVILLE - John L. Boriotti Jr. died Sunday, March 4, 2007. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh.

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ANDREW J. “ANDY” SMILEY, JR.
LOUISBURG - Andrew J. “Andy” Smiley, Jr., 69, of Louisburg died Monday at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday from Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

Central Squeaker
Central Squeaker
ROCKY MOUNT - The winds of March blew in a strong performance last Friday for the Nash Central Lady Bulldogs.

And it brought just a teenie bit of luck in the form of a favorable goalpost.

Central’s solid effort gave the Lady Bulldogs a 3-2 home decision over Bunn, but that victory wasn’t secured until a golden opportunity for the Ladycats was thwarted with a clang late in the matchup.


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Amber’s No-No
Amber’s No-No
FRANKLINTON - Hard to believe, but Amber Ayscue is already a senior for the Louisburg High School softball team.

If Monday’s opener was any indication, Louisburg’s star hurler plans on making the most of her final season.

Ayscue, who has starred on the mound for LHS since she was a freshman, fired a no-hitter as the Lady Warriors began their campaign with a 10-0 road victory over Franklinton in a non-conference diamond matchup.


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LC women win crown at tourney
AIKEN, S.C. - Last Tuesday, Kevina Ransom passed two kidney stones -- one of the most painful experiences a human being can endure. One day later, she was the best player on the floor at practice, according to Lady Hurricanes’ head coach Mike Holloman.

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Louisburg stops Red Rams in season’s first links event
Louisburg stops Red Rams in season’s first links event
LOUISBURG -- Every stroke counted Monday during the season-opening prep golf matchup between Franklin County rivals Louisburg and Franklinton.

Literally.

Louisburg, despite competing without No. 1 player Kai Lucas (out with an illness), was able to edge FHS by a 185-186 margin in the first match of the spring schedule for both squads.


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Brittany’s schedule finalized
WILSON -- One of the area’s most prestigious soccer tournaments will feature the Franklinton High School Lady Rams for the second consecutive season.

The Third Annual Brittany Willis Memorial Scholarship Soccer Showcase is slated for March 30-31 at the J. Burt Gillette Athletic Complex in Wilson County.


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Weinstein to coach at RR
RED OAK -- Apparently Russell Weinstein still has the coaching bug -- football coaching bug, that is.

The former Northern Nash assistant coach is expected to be named as the new head football coach at Roanoke Rapids High in the coming days. He will replace Tim Bennett, who after 12 seasons as the Yellow Jackets’ head man, took a head coaching job closer to his family at Hillsborough Orange.


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LIFESTYLES

Club Red Puts On Vintage Ritz For Annual Dinner, Dance Auction
Edna Joyner, Ditchie Edwards and Nina Freeman.
Club Red Puts On Vintage Ritz For Annual Dinner, Dance Auction
The Franklin County Arts Council had a spectacular evening of art, dinner and dancing Feb. 24 during its 2nd annual auction fund-raiser. The gala was at Green Hill Country Club and helped cultivate and benefit new and established civic and educational art projects in Franklin County.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

VGCC trustees approve new curriculum program
The Vance-Granville Community College board of trustees had its bimonthly meeting on Jan. 22 at the college’s main campus in Vance County.

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Arts Council sponsors show at Louisburg College
The Franklin County Arts Council is sponsoring a Juried Visual Arts Show from March 14 to April 22. The winners will be announced at a reception open to the public at 7 p.m. on March 14 at the Traveling Art Gallery at the Louisburg College Auditorium.

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Rotary essays search for truth
Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Does it build goodwill and better friendships? Is it beneficial to all concerned? Known as the Four-Way Test these words guide Rotarians every day in all “the things we think, say, and do.” Louisburg Rotary President Rod Foth explains, “Because Rotarians are concerned with high ethical standards and the positive impact guiding your life by the four-way test has, we invite local middle school students to apply the test to their lives.”

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Volunteer basketball coach shot in face
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a suspect who shot a volunteer basketball coach in the face this weekend.

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