Contractors completed a bridge project last week that ended an unenviable commute for some Mitchner’s Crossroads residents.
West River Road buckled in June after waters from Tropical Storm Alberto overwhelmed a box culvert that funneled Buffaloe Creek waters beneath the road.
The competition, above, was fierce. The womanless beauty pageant raised more than $2,500 in just an hour’s time, event Co-chairman Linda Frederickson, far right, announcing at the pageant, said. The total is part of the $213,000 already collected for this year’s campaign. Frederickson said Monday the Relay’s goal of $225,000 this year should be met, if not exceeded. Hundreds of people from across the county participated in the weekend event, which kicked off with a survivors’ walk at 7 p.m. Friday and carried on throughout the night and into Saturday morning. Supporters walked the BHS track all night to symbolize a continual struggle against cancer. In top photo are (stage names from left): Isabela, Andrea, Jonette, Donny’a, Lovely (Miss Relay), Lavonda X 2, Ja’nae, Candy, Gertrude, Danielle and Warnetta.
Sheriff’s deputies have arrested one suspect in a string of armed home invasions and robberies that has investigators unsettled.
On Saturday, deputies arrested Norwood Yarborough, 36, of Louisburg, charging him with robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Alysha Wonka won first place in the classical category. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)
News that the International Whistlers Convention won’t be held again until 2009 was met by groans and hisses by many gathered inside the Louisburg College Auditorium hoping they’d get a chance again next year to hear some of the most melodic whistling in the world.
Convention organizers and volunteers hope that disappointment is galvanized in a way that the convention could resume on its annual basis.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Debra Faye Lynch Alston, 54, who died Saturday, April 21, 2007, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at First Baptist Church of Franklinton, with the Rev. Michael Alston officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
BUNN - Milton “Pete” Crudup, 53, died Friday, April 20, 2007 at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 24, at Gethsemane Baptist Church, Bunn. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
CREEDMOOR - William Lee Evans, 82, died Friday, April 20, 2007 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 23, at Pope’s Chapel Christian Church by the Rev. Don Ward. Burial was in the church cemetery.
FRANKLIN, Va. - Alda May Blythe, 85, died Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at Britthaven of the Outer Banks in Nags Head. A funeral service was conducted Friday, April 20, at Wright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mary Marshall and Donald T. Blythe Sr. officiating. Burial followed in Poplar Spring Cemetery.
ZEBULON - Mary Marie Johnson Diedrich, 55, died Thursday, April 19, 2007. A memorial service was conducted Sunday, April 22, at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton.
LOUISBURG - Jerry O. “Wahoo” Baker, 61, died Saturday, April 21, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 24, at New Hope Christian Church.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High’s Lady Warriors must have felt like history was destined to repeat itself Monday at the LHS Softball Field.
Earlier in the year, LHS had traveled to Southern Vance and came away with an easy non-conference victory in Henderson.
The same couldn’t be said of Monday’s rematch, though the result ended up being the same.
GASTON -- Louisburg High remained undefeated in the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference baseball standings with a 17-3 road decision last Friday against Northampton West.
LOUISBURG - Maybe the way Franklinton defeated Louisburg earlier in the season was a blessing after all for FHS girls soccer coach Deran Coe.
At the time, Coe bemoaned how his club had taken a strong early advantage, only to slow down on its way to a four-goal victory.
NORTH WILKESBORO -- Louisburg College inched closer to earning the Region X regular season baseball championship with a four-game series sweep last weekend at Wilkes Community College.
BUNN -- There are few certainties in the area high school sports scene.
But Warren County winning the Northern Carolina Conference boys tennis championship is one of them.
It has long since been a foregone conclusion, but the mighty Eagles wrapped up the NCC crown with a 9-0 team victory Monday afternoon against the host Bunn Wildcats.
ZEBULON -- Chris Dickerson singled home a pair of runs in the eighth as the Chattanooga Lookouts rallied past the Carolina Mudcats on Sunday afternoon 6-3 in a Class AA Southern League baseball meeting at Five County Stadium.
RALEIGH -- Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced Tuesday that left wing Ray Whitney underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder this morning.
GREENVILLE -- Stephen Batts went 3-for-5 with three RBI, three runs scored and home run to help East Carolina to a 14-5 win over Savannah State and extend the Pirates current winning streak to seven games Sunday afternoon in non-conference action at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
The 6th annual Franklin County Strawberry Festival will be May 4 at the Franklin County Farmer’s Market Shelter in the Shannon Village Shopping Center.
Kristen Kinlaw and Lane Jeffrey Roberson were married March 10, 2007 during a 4 p.m. ceremony at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in White Oak. The Rev. Tim Reaves was the officiating minister.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT. Cathy Joostena with Landon Heller cheers on the first walk of the survivors, during the annual Relay For Life at Bunn High School this past weekend.
The event was one of the largest and most successful in recent years, organizers said, expecting to meet the year’s goal of $225,000 that will go toward finding a cure for cancer.
Supporters walked throughout the night around the track, which circled around a field of community booths.
Franklin County has joined other counties around the nation in celebrating National County Government Week (NCGW) April 22-28, with the theme “Protecting the Environment.”
The “Successful Gardener Learning Series,” which offers free educational classes, is under way in Franklin County.
Pat Young, Franklin County planning and inspections director, has successfully graduated from the 2006-2007 County Administration Course of the School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Historians, area leaders and descendants gathered Monday afternoon to unveil a marker chronicling how a Louisburg man rose from slavery to become a legislator, publisher and leader.
“(John H. Williamson) is deserving of a marker,” said Michael Hill with the state Department of Cultural Resources, Historic Site Division. “He’s a man that Louisburg needs to be proud of.”