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Showing 31 articles from March 21, 2007.

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Youngsville closes gates for Woman’s Club church buy
YOUNGSVILLE — The Board of Commissioners on Monday night rescinded its offer to help a civic group buy a church property, deciding to leave that battle out of Town Hall.

On March 8, the town agreed to loan the Youngsville Woman’s Club $10,000 to match its own $10,000 to put a down payment on the old Youngsville Christian Church.


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Trail blazing
The dedication of the Town of Louisburg Bike Trail will be Friday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at the Depot Hill/South Main Street access point of the trail.

The 2.2 mile trail was completed through the efforts of the Town of Louisburg and the North Carolina Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Division.


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Omarosa fires up Louisburg College crowd
Omarosa fires up Louisburg College crowd
Omarosa Stallworth, a memorable cast member from the first season of Donald Trump’s television show “The Apprentice,” speaks to students last Thursday at the Louisburg College auditorium. Stallworth was the guest speaker of the college’s Student Government Association for its presentation for Women’s History Month.

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Mitchell property discussed
Franklin County commissioners got a jump start Monday night on discussions they plan to continue next month when they decide whether or not to buy new school property.

Last week, Board of Education staff presented commissioners with their plans to condemn a property so the county could buy it for a new elementary school.


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KFC sign topples for Taco Bell
KFC sign topples for Taco Bell
Physical work has begun to transform the Louisburg KFC into a joint venture with Taco Bell.

Signs touting the transformation went up last year, but contractor delays pushed back the renovation schedule until this week.

Now, contractors have taken down the familiar KFC signage from the roof of the building and have begun renovation work, which will include framing and stucco work once complete.


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Drip by drip: Bunn’s water bill eroding budget
BUNN ­— The town’s governing board is investigating a water rate hike.

Commissioners met during a budget workshop on water and sewer late last week and were advised by the N.C. Rural Center and a a certified public accountant who advised the board that they may want to reconsider their water rate structure.


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OBITUARIES

FITZGERALD “SAM” HOLLEY
FRANKLINTON - Fitzgerald “Sam” Holley, 87, died Friday, March 16, 2007 at Louisburg Nursing Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 20, at Oak Level Christian Church, Youngsville. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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LUCILLE H. PEARCE
ZEBULON - Lucille Holder Pearce, 73, (Pilot community) died Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Wake Med after a period of declining health. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, March 20, in the Pearce family cemetery on Clyde Pearce Road.

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MIRIAM M. DUPREE
LOUISBURG - Miriam Medlin Dupree, 76, died Sunday, March 18, 2007 in Louisburg. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, from Lancaster Funeral Chapel in Louisburg. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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ALICE S. BONEY
LOUISBURG - Alice Stevens Boney, 75, died Tuesday, March 14, 2007 at her home. A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, March 20, at Raleigh Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, with the Rev. Ron Wallace officiating.

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MIGUEL R. RIVAS
CASTALIA - Miguel Roman Rivas, 46, died Thursday, March 15, 2007. Visitation was Monday, March 19, at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Nashville.

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STEPHANIE LYNN MOSS
LOUISBURG - Stephanie Lynn Moss, 23, died Thursday, March 15, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 19, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel in Knightdale. Burial followed in the Beulah Christian Baptist church cemetery, Zebulon.

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MARY E. SCHLOSSMAN
FRANKLINTON - Mary Ellen Schlossman, 60, died suddenly Friday, March 16, 2007. The family will have a viewing and funeral service Friday, March 23, at Groff Funeral Home, Lancaster, Pa.

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WILLIE A. TURNAGE
LOUISBURG - Willie Alvin Turnage, 84, died Sunday, March 18, 2007 at his home. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 21) at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, Knightdale. The family will receive relatives and friends immediately following the service.

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BRENDA B. CUNITZ
ZEBULON - Brenda Benson Cunitz, 61, died Sunday, March 18, 2007. A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, March 20, at Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Millbrook Road, Raleigh, with the Rev. J. P. Johnson officiating.

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ANN S. POPE
GARNER - Ann Sessoms Pope, 79, died Sunday, March 18, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

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LUTHER DENTON
CLAYTON - Luther Denton, 84, died Sunday, March 18, 2007. at The Oaks of Carolina Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 20, at Montlawn Funeral Home Chapel, Raleigh, with the Rev. Howard Hoyle officiating. Interment was in Montlawn Memorial Park.

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GENEVIEVE H. WILKINS (Jan. 28, 1932 – Mar. 18, 2007)
LOUISBURG – Genevieve Heavner Wilkins, 75, of Louisburg, died Sunday morning.

Mrs. Wilkins was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years on March 3, 2007 and now they are reunited. She was a daughter of the late Lee and Sarah Ratliffe Heavner. She was a manager of Shoe Show for 17 years in Louisburg.


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SPORTS

Tourney Champs!
Tourney Champs!
FRANKLINTON - Bittersweet were the hands that cupped the championship bowl from the 2007 Brassfield Commercial Shamrock Classic.

As a competitor, Franklinton High School head coach and tournament director Deran Coe would have loved to see the title winner crowned during an on-field duel.


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LC takes three vs. rival Pitt
LC takes three vs. rival Pitt
LOUISBURG - Back when he was the head coach at Louisburg College, Billy Godwin used to say that winning three contests of a four-game series will go a long way toward winning the Region X regular season baseball championship.

If that’s the case, the current Hurricanes are on the right track.


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Settle For Second
Settle For Second
FRANKLINTON - Pardon Nash Central for wanting a little more than a second-place finish from the 2007 Brassfield Commercial Shamrock Classic Girls Soccer Tournament.

Certainly, the Lady Bulldogs were thrilled to earn a runner-up bowl -- the first time Central’s girls soccer squad has ever claimed a prize for a strong conference or tournament finish.


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Brackets needing a miracle
Brackets needing a miracle
Teams like Virginia Commonwealth and Butler may provide feel-good Cinderella stories, but they are the evil enemies for bracket pickers across the country.

Especially here at The Franklin Times, where hopes and dreams continue to be vanquished with each wild finish.


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Saying Goodbye
Saying Goodbye
LOUISBURG - More than 800 well-wishers filled Rock Spring Baptist Church Sunday to pay their respects to one of Franklin County’s most beloved sports figures.

Bryant Anderson, a fixture at Bunn High School athletic events since he was a child, passed away last Friday. Anderson, 25, was diagnosed with cancer last April.

Anderson graduated from BHS in 2000. He played baseball and football for the Wildcats and has remained loyal to the school as one of its most recognizable fans.


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Louisburg players earn All-TRAC honors
Louisburg players earn All-TRAC honors
LOUISBURG - Louisburg High School was well-represented on the All-Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference basketball squads, which were released recently.

LHS’ Keisha Hartsfield, Jasmine Yarborough and Jessica Perry made the girls squad, while Lee Person and Randy Lassiter were selected to the boys team.


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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Kindergarten registration continues for FCS
Franklin County schools are continuing kindergarten registration and screening clinics this month.

Children must be 5 years of age on or before Oct. 16, 2007 to be eligible for kindergarten for the 2007-2008 school year.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Kerr-Tar Hub project receives NCDC grant for land purchases
The Kerr-Tar Hub project has received an $800,000 state grant to help purchase property for its new industrial parks.

The grant was one of 11 totaling $10 million made to government and nonprofit entities by the North Carolina Department of Commerce for local and regional economic development projects.


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Cross Creek Charter School celebrates Black History Month
Teachers and students at Crosscreek Charter School ended their celebration of Black History Month in February with school-wide celebrations recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of African- Americans to a diverse and dynamic society. On the elementary campus, Mary Green Johnson and. Joe Shearin, both from the Louisburg Town Council. made opening remarks.

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Franklinton woman killed in car wreck on Sid Mitchell
A Franklinton woman died Friday following a two-car wreck in southern Franklin County.

According to a report by Trooper W.J. Henning, Mary Schlossman, 59, was driving a 2003 Toyota north on Sid Mitchell Road when she lost control of the vehicle in the rainy weather.


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Coping with post traumatic stress disorder; help is available
Since coming home from Iraq last May, 22-year-old Michael Homes has been living on the edge. He’s able to fill his days by taking care of his 4-year-old daughter, Erica. But his nights are something else.

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Tomlinson selected as Louisburg interim attorney
The Louisburg Town Council took steps last night to fill two positions that are about to be vacated.

Town Administrator C.L. Gobble and Town Attorney Buzzy Sturges are planning to leave their offices on April 1.


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United Way accepting funding applications
The United Way is now looking to help those who help others.

The organization has begun accepting applications for grant requests, looking to provide financial assistance to groups in the community that help Franklin County residents.


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