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Showing 35 articles from April 4, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Mitchell buy for school approved
Franklin County commissioners agreed to buy property for a new school site after the school system reached an agreement with what had been a hesitant selling group.

Last week, the school system and trustees of 70 acres along Burt Winston and Long Mill roads reached a contract agreement to sell 30 acres for $35,000 an acre.


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Roosting in Youngsville
Roosting in Youngsville
LITTLE CHICK. Kensington Norfleet, above, was with her mom and dad, Lynette and Matt, Saturday during the Youngsville Friends of the Library Easter Egg Hunt. She took time out to rest and check out the goodies inside her eggs. (Times photos by Kathy Harrelson)

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Airport/hub committee gets started
An advisory committee that will help plan development surrounding the airport will have its first meeting Wednesday.

In February, county commissioners agreed to begin developing a small area plan to determine the best way to keep residential development from encroaching on the airport and its proposed hub site as part of the four-county Kerr-Tar Hub project.


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Board may take stand on FRMC
Franklin County commissioners will meet Thursday, expecting to take an official board position on a local hospital move.

Individually, commissioners have either supported or opposed Franklin Regional Medical Center’s relocation from Louisburg to Youngsville. A majority has spoken out in favor of the proposed relocation.


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Airport hosts day of fun for families
Airport hosts day of fun for families
Nearly 270 children got to take to the sky this past weekend for the 2nd annual Community Day at Franklin County Regional Airport.

The airport served as a hub of fun, food and family as pilots showed off their airplanes, automobile enthusiasts showed off their vehicles and an aviation group showed off the skies, offering children free airplane rides.


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OBITUARIES

WILLIAM C. “BILL” KOENCK
LEESVILLE, Va. - Funeral services for William Charles “Bill” Koenck, 77, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2007 at Labby Memorial Chapel in Leesville, Va., with the Rev. Gary Archbald officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Leesville.

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CHESTLEY O’NEAL
YOUNGSVILLE - Chestley O’Neal, 83, died Sunday, April 1, 2007 at Wake Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 4) at Woodland Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Tommy Seedorf officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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ELSIE P. BRANTLEY
ZEBULON - Elsie Perry Brantley, 86, died Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Guardian Care. Funeral services were Monday, April 2, in the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, Wendell. Burial followed in the Brantley family cemetery.

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WILLIAM T. FULLER III
CLAYTON - Willie Thomas “T” Fuller III, 87, died Friday, March 30, 2007 at his residence. A memorial service was conducted Monday, April 2, at Longview Baptist Church, where he was a member.

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MARY SPIVEY WOOTEN
SANFORD - Mary Spivey Wooten, 89, of Sanford, formerly of Franklinton, died on Sunday, April 1, 2007 at Tara Plantation in Carthage. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 4) at White Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at the Cameron Cemetery.

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IRENE B. PARKER
FRANKLINTON - Irene B. Parker, 78, died Thursday, March 29, 2007. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home.

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ROSA I. FINCH
LOUISBURG - Rosa I. Finch, 77, died Monday, April 2, 2007. Arrangements by L. Harold Poole Funeral Service, Knightdale.

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ERIC REID VICK
A Spring Hope resident has become one of the latest casualties of the War in Iraq.

Eric Reid Vick, 25, passed away in Iraq on Sunday, April 1. Details of his death were not available at press time.


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KATHRYN F. JOYNER (Oct. 26, 1922 – April 2, 2007)
LOUISBURG - Mary Kathryn Foster Joyner went to be with our Lord on Monday, April 2, 2007, at the age of 84.

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O.J. WRENN, JR. (Oct. 24, 1926 – April 1, 2007)
LOUISBURG – Ollie Jack “O.J.” Wrenn, Jr., 80, of Louisburg, died Sunday morning.

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ELDRED J. JOYNER
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Eldred J. Joyner, 82, passed away March 29, 2007 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born in Louisburg, North Carolina to his parents, Oscar and Violet Joyner. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and had a long career until his retirement in Jacksonville, FL.

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SPORTS

County Conquest
County Conquest
LOUISBURG - For three days, the Louisburg High School Warriors played one of the most difficult games of all. The waiting game. But patience proved to be a virtue for the Warriors after last Wednesday’s showdown against rival Franklinton was pushed back three days because of poor weather. On that night, the clubs competed for only four pitches before rain and lightning provided a hasty end to the proceedings.

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Wildcats defeated on court
RED OAK - Northern Nash lost only nine games en route to scoring a 6-0 victory over the Bunn Wildcats in a non-conference boys tennis matchup Monday at the NN Courts.

Doubles were not played.

Results were as follows from the contest:


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Lady Rams bested at The Brittany Tournament
Lady Rams bested at The Brittany Tournament
WILSON - It’s all about sportsmanship at the annual The Brittany Soccer Showcase, which pays tribute to the life -- and love for soccer -- of former Wilson Hunt High School student Brittany Willis. Willis was killed in 2004, a victim of a senseless crime shortly after she graduated in 2004.

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Carey the champ in NCAA pix
Carey the champ in NCAA pix
Way back in 1980, a group of unlikely hockey upstarts led the United States to a gold medal at the Winter Olympics, beating the mighty Soviet Union contingent along the way in the semifinals.

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County Champs
BUNN - Franklinton doubled its pleasure during last Saturday’s The Franklin Times County Track and Field Meet.

FHS had never won a girls or boys team title at the annual event, but the school swept the competition this time around.


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LC squads sparkle over the weekend
LOUISBURG - Head coach Tommy Atkinson was upbeat about the weekend play of his Louisburg College baseball squad at the annual LC Tournament.

Until the final game.


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Louisburg High to host Easter baseball tourney
Louisburg High to host Easter baseball tourney
LOUISBURG - The annual Louisburg Easter Tournament will be held April 9-11 at Frazier Field on the campus of Louisburg College.

Defending champion Bunn and runner-up Bluestone are entered in the eight-team event, along with host Louisburg High. Other tourney clubs are Franklinton, Kerr-Vance Academy, Oxford Webb, Lawrence Academy and Wilson Greenfield.


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FHS’ Future Is Now
FHS’ Future Is Now
FRANKLINTON - The match referees may have been 52 minutes late, but Franklinton is right on schedule in its hunt for Northern Carolina Conference girls soccer supremacy. And even ahead of schedule, as a matter of fact. FHS, with 10 freshmen on its roster, showed that it’s ready to be a prime power in the NCC with a 3-2 home victory over the Bunn Ladycats Monday night at the Franklinton Football Field.

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LIFESTYLES

Raised bed gardening the time has arrived
Raised bed gardening has gained popularity, as time and progress have moved forward. Smaller lots and family size have led to the downsizing of planting areas and the amount of produce needed.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

HONOR ROLL - BUNN HIGH SCHOOL
George Kelley, principal of Bunn High School, announces the Honor Roll for the fourth six-weeks grading period.

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Porch Building history paves way for its future
To most people, the Porch Building on the Riverside Campus in Louisburg doesn’t look like it has much to offer.

While the building looks run down and out of date, it represents a piece of history that should never be forgotten.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Knife reported at Terrell Lane
A Terrell Lane Middle School student was arrested Friday after students reported he had a knife at the school.

According to a report by Louisburg Police Officer Shari Brinkley, students told Principal Novella Brown that Bradley Shane Alley, 16, of White Level Road, had shown the knife in a classroom.


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Purchase clarified
Retraction: The Franklin Times retracts an inaccurate statement in a news story in the March 21, 2007 edition headlined “Mitchell property discussed/Spiny mussels could have effect on Rock deal at hub.”

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Focus on FC uninsured, under insured; residents encouraged to get involved
As part of recognizing the uninsured and under insured, Franklin County Volunteers in Medicine wants you to know:

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Coming down to crunch time — have you filed yet?
With the tax deadline of April 17 approaching, the IRS has help for North Carolina’s tax return filers.

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Easter services scheduled for local churches
St. Stephen Baptist Inez Odell Baptist, Shocco Chapel Baptist and St. Stephen Baptist churches will hold a combined Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 8, at 6 a.m. at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church.

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Spring rabies clinics start; $5 a shot
It might hurt, but the pain is worth the gain.

Dr. Elyse Goldman and staff of Tar River Veterinary Hospital are sponsoring a spring rabies clinic.


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More volunteers needed for the whistlers’ event
The Arts Council’s roundup of volunteers to manage the 2007 International Whistlers Convention will meet again on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Art Center, 106 Justice St.

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Habitat site established
The National Wildlife Federation announces that the property of Melanie Lark Benning, located in Louisburg, has been certified as an official Wildlife Habitat site.

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