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Showing 20 articles from May 11, 2007.

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Visitation for Hernandez Sunday, service Monday
Visitation for Elvira Hernandez will be at Strickland Funeral Home, Louisburg, on Sunday, May 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A graveside service will be Monday, May 14, at Bunn Memorial Gardens. Miss Hernandez, 17, was killed in a domestic violence shooting May 10. She was a junior at Bunn High School. See the obituary link on the Times website for family information.

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BHS teen gunned down
Chief Deputy Elliott Pinnell, third from left, talks with fellow deputies at the crime scene on Ferrells Bridge Road on Thursday. Bunn High student Elvira Hernandez was killed just steps from her front door by her estranged boyfriend.
BHS teen gunned down

Elvira Hernandez
BUNN — A Bunn High student was killed Thursday by her estranged boyfriend, a week after deputies tried to arrest him on charges that he assaulted and threatened her.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrived at 664 Ferrells Bridge Road at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday.
Elvira Hernandez, 17, was found dead from two gunshot wounds – one to the back, another to the head.

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Contractor asked to detail work history
MBAJ Architecture is asking the low bidder on the new elementary school project to detail its work history. Company spokesman Richard Thompson has said there is no problem in doing that. A letter was sent to Thompson of J.M. Thompson Co. of Raleigh on May 8 from MBAJ architect Jon Long, who is overseeing existing construction projects for the Franklin County schools’ system.

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Police chief brings in K-9 without OK
Police chief brings in K-9 without OK
FRANKLINTON — Town officials are expected to discuss police powers this Tuesday after the police chief hired a K-9 officer without board approval. In August, Chief Ray Gilliam and staff proposed pairing a police dog with traffic officer Michael Dunlap. The department planned to use $200,000 in drug seizure money to pay for the dog and its upkeep.

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OBITUARIES

ELVIRA Y. HERNANDEZ
Elvira Yaneth Hernandez, 17, of Louisburg, died Thursday, May 10, at her home. She was a student at Bunn High School and was born in El Salvador. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bunn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Roland Norris officiating.

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DONNA W. WHITE
LOUISBURG - Donna Williams White, 36, died Saturday, May 5, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 10, at Rocky Chapel Baptist Church, Louisburg. Interment was in Eagle Rock Cemetery.

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DAVID G. MEDLIN
FOUR OAKS - David Gerald “Goody” Medlin, 63, died Monday, May 7, 2007 at UNC at Chapel Hill. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, May 12) in the chapel of Minshew Funeral Home, with Dr. Lawrence Pounds and Mrs. Mary Pounds officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

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KARL J. DAVIS II
YOUNGSVILLE - Karl J. Davis II, 4, died Sunday, May 7, 2007 at Durham Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, May 12) at Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church in Wake Forest. Burial will follow at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest.

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OSIA Y. MULLEN
LOUISBURG - Osia Y. Mullen, 97, died Saturday, May 6, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 10, at Ambassadors For Christ Ministries.

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ANNIE MAE WHITLEY
ZEBULON - Mrs. Annie Mae Whitley, 88, died Sunday, May 6, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 10, at Pilot Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

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KATHLEEN C. PERRY
LOUISBURG - Kathleen C. Perry, 90, went to be with the Lord at her home on Thursday, May 10, 2007. She was born and lived in Franklin County all her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Perry. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 12, 2007, at 2 p.m., at Maple Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

LADY WARRIORS FALL TO NCSSM IN STATE PLAYOFFS
LADY WARRIORS FALL TO NCSSM IN STATE PLAYOFFS
LOUISBURG — For several seasons, the chief goal of the Louisburg High girls soccer program was simple -- to qualify for the postseason. That goal changed last year when the Lady Warriors made it to the playoffs, only to fall in the first round at powerhouse Cardinal Gibbons.

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Wildcats claim the NCC title
BUNN — Given the season-long history between the clubs, it was anticipated that Bunn and Roanoke Rapids would engage in another tight struggle Tuesday for the Northern Carolina Conference championship.

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Red Rams make the playoffs
FRANKLINTON — After a one-year hiatus, the Franklinton Red Rams have made a return to the baseball postseason. FHS, coached by Thomas Morris, traveled to powerful North Lenoir Friday night for a first-round event in the Class 2-A State Playoffs.

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Adjustment Time For FHS
Adjustment Time For FHS
FRANKLINTON — Time and time again, Franklinton High girls soccer coach Deran Coe has shown a tendency to be unafraid to make in-match strategy changes this season. And why not? Coe has several players who can effectively fill various roles on the field -- a fact that Coe can utilize to his benefit depending on specific games situations.

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LC hoop camps are on schedule
LOUISBURG -- Men’s basketball coach Aaron Denton will host a pair of sessions this summer as part of the annual Louisburg College Basketball Camps. Dates are June 25-28 and July 16-19 at historic Holton Gymnasium on the LC campus.

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‘Canes rally to get past FDTC
ASHEBORO -- Top-seeded Louisburg College dropped a game at the Region X Baseball Tournament, but the Hurricanes remained alive as of Friday afternoon in the double-elimination event at McCrary Park.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Labor Department investigating two deaths
The state Labor Department is investigating the county’s second workplace fatality in two months. The most recent case is an April 10 incident where Francisco Baez Morales, 20, was killed at Franklin Veneers on N.C. 56 East in Franklinton.

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Franklinton budget proposed at $2.9M
FRANKLINTON — Town staff has proposed a $2.9-million spending plan that keeps a static tax rate, but would raise utility fees. The budget, which has yet to be approved, keeps the tax rate at 68 cents per $100 valuation.

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Garner set to return
FRANKLINTON — Town Manager Sharon Garner is expected to return to work on a limited basis in a few weeks. Garner has been on unpaid medical leave since the first of April after preparing for and having surgery to repair a damaged rotator cuff.

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