YOUNGSVILLE — A church congregation moved out of its home for the last five years Monday, putting an end to a dispute that involved a house of worship, a civic group and, at one time, Town Hall.
The Hope Baptist Church congregation voted unanimously on Sunday to leave the old Youngsville Christian Church location on North College Street and move in with another, unnamed church in the area.
The Board of Education is thinking about its past to see the future.
The full board attended a Facilities Committee meeting Monday night, discussing how to go about revisiting a school construction bond referendum to satisfy $90 million in needs.
I’LL TAKE THAT. Mary Rose Joyner, right, bids on a work of art Friday while, from left to right, Ester Reed and Michael Wiley look on, with Cheryl Hight, back. Joyner and others participated in a silent auction held by the Franklin County Volunteers in Medicine at Art Du Jour in Louisburg as part of festivities for Cover the Uninsured Week. The auction raised $2,764. The money will be used to help the volunteer group with operating its free clinic in Louisburg, which has been seeing patients since January of 2005. Volunteers in Medicine Executive Director Beverly Kegley said the auction will become an annual event and fundraiser.
The county has experienced explosive growth in public utility customers and the department’s director has requested staff to keep up.
In April alone, Bryce Mendenhall said, the county has added 58 new water customers — a record.
TWISTED METAL. This wreck at the intersection of Bickett Boulevard and Bunn Road in Louisburg resulted in four minor injuries Monday. According to a report by Louisburg Police Officer A. Holtz, Jennifer Teeter, 27, of Castalia was heading north on Bickett Boulevard and ran a red light and crashed into a vehicle driven by Malissa Dean, 34, of Louisburg. The crash at 5 p.m. caused Dean’s car to spin around in the intersection. Teeter was charged with running a red light. Dean had three passengers.
COATS - Clifford Owen Regan Sr., 64, died Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Duke Raleigh Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 1, at Coats Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jesse Mooney officiating. Burial followed in the Williams family cemetery, Coats.
LINDEN - Robert Everton Wood, 57, died Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Haymount Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. A memorial service was conducted Sunday, April 29, at Hair’s Chapel Pentecostal Church, Linden. Burial will be at a later date.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Evangelist Ethel Ward, 95, who died Saturday, April 28, 2007, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Mt. Hebron Holiness Church, with Evangelist Joseph Leonard officiating. Burial will follow in the M.H. Jones cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE - Nina Mae Godwin died Thursday, April 26, 2007. Arrangements by Sunrise Cremation & Burial, Raleigh.
FRANKLINTON - Edward Grey Rogers, 101, died Friday, April 27, 2007 in Louisburg Nursing Center. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, May 1, at Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton.
LOUISBURG - LTC Perry G. McLeod of Louisburg died Thursday, April 26, 2007 in Arlington, Va.Varina.
MOBILE, ALA. - Emma Margaret Moore Catlett Rex passed away after a long illness on April 25th in Mobile, Alabama. She was 85.
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for Rosa Alston Foster, 66, who died Friday, April 27, 2007, were conducted Monday, April 30, at Bunn Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Hines officiating. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE - Josephine Holden Wiggins, 90, died Friday evening, April 27, 2007 at Hillside Nursing Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 30, at Oak Level Christian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE - Conley Nellis Pyatte, 58, died Saturday, April 28, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 1, at Harris Chapel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
HENDERSON - Mattie T. Kearney, 73, died Friday, April 20, 2007. A memorial service was conducted Saturday, April 28, at Island Hill Christian Church in Clarksville, Va., with the Rev. John E. Jefferson officiating.
WINSTON-SALEM - Eleanor Vann Rose Booke died Tuesday, April 24, 2007. A private family graveside service was held Friday, April 27, at Forsyth Memorial Park, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Salem Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Yarbrough officiating.
ROCKY MOUNT, NC - JOSEPH “JOE” EARL WOOD, 75, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2007, surrounded by family. He was born in Franklin County, January 26, 1932, to the late General Lee and Lola Shearin Wood. Joe was a retired cabinetmaker of 30 years for Caro-Craft Furniture Company (a division of Coastal Lumber Company) and a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a charter member of Englewood Baptist Church and was a loving, caring, and devoted father to his daughter, Angela.
KITTRELL - Josephine Catlett Strickland, age 89, a resident of 200 Smith Rd., died peacefully Sunday, April 29, 2007 at her home.
FRANKLINTON - Good teams take advantage of opponents’ mistakes, and Roanoke Rapids needed only one Monday during its Northern Carolina Conference matchup of titans at Franklinton.
Roanoke Rapids scored just once, but it was enough to push the Lady Jackets past FHS 1-0 in overtime in a well-played, defensive-oriented matchup between two quality girls soccer programs.
BUNN - Ashley Driver pitched a no-hitter last Friday -- and came within one batter of a perfect game -- to spark the Bunn Ladycats to a 10-0 home softball victory over Northern Carolina Conference rival Franklinton.
Driver, who whiffed 11 Lady Rams, allowed just one hit batsman as Bunn improved to 6-2 in the NCC, which is good enough for second place behind league leader Roanoke Rapids.
BUNN - One day after busing home from a weekend trip to New York, Louisburg’s Laura Lord delivered an apple of a performance Monday during the Lady Warriors’ rivalry showdown at Bunn.
Lord, a senior veteran, came through with four goals -- including the eventual winner with less than five minutes remaining -- as Louisburg edged the host Ladycats by a 4-3 margin in a Northern Carolina Conference girls soccer thriller on the BHS campus.
It’s all over but the shouting for one of Franklin County’s true Cinderella Stories.
In a good way.
Nathan Moreschi, a legend if there ever was one, became engaged last weekend to Allison Benjamin
LOUISBURG - Fifteen home runs, 134 stolen bases and a talented, injury-free pitching staff.
Maybe that hasn’t been a recipe for success for Louisburg College in Region X baseball action in the past, but it’s certainly worked this spring.
LOUISBURG - The Louisburg College fast-pitch softball team will return to the scene of some great memories this weekend.
LC will hit the road for Hartsville, S.C., which will once again be the site of the Region X Tournament. Last year in Hartsville, the Lady Hurricanes claimed the league championship, along with a spot in the national tournament.
SEVIERVILLE, TENN. - A botched suicide squeeze bunt in the bottom of the ninth nevertheless led Tennessee past Carolina 5-4 at Smokies Park on Sunday in a Class AA Southern League baseball meeting.
LOUISBURG - The 2007 Louisburg College Pro-Tech Soccer Camp will have two different sessions this summer.
LC men’s soccer coach David Sexton will host camps from June 18-22 and July 30-Aug. 3. Times will run from 9 a.m.-noon each day.
GREENVILLE - Sophomore right-hander Josh Dowdy went seven innings allowing two runs on four hits and Jamie Ray was 3-for-4 as No. 25 East Carolina beat Southern Miss 6-3 Sunday afternoon in Conference USA play at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
YOUNGSVILLE - Listed are early-season results from the Youngsville Parks and Recreation Department’s softball and baseball leagues:
Tensie Taylor was honored on April 12 at a banquet that was given by the Division of Humanities at the McKimmon Center on the campus of North Carolina State University.
The Franklin-Granville-Vance Partnership for Children has added new programs for the development of young children this fiscal year with help from additional funding from the state Legislature and the North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC). Several areas of need have been identified that will assist quality child care, parents, and grandparents in their efforts to help the youngest children be better prepared to succeed in school.