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Showing 21 articles from May 18, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

K-9 questions: Chief Gilliam explains decision to board
FRANKLINTON — Commissioners said they needed more information before they could approve an agreement its police chief signed to bring in a K-9 officer. Their indecision on Tuesday night, though, doesn’t take the dog off the streets.

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Farmer’s Foods planning a May 24 opening in Louisburg
TAKING STOCK. Johnny Farmer, left, and his son, Paul, look over a stocked shelf Friday morning as they make final preparations to open their new grocery store, Farmer’s Foods, this coming Thursday in Louisburg.
Farmer’s Foods planning a May 24 opening in Louisburg
Take a second look at that fellow bagging up groceries next week when Farmer’s Foods opens in Louisburg. It just might be the company founder, Johnny Farmer. “I don’t mind being involved. You have to be,” Farmer said.

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DWI stop erupts to near riot
Louisburg police arrested two people following a DWI stop that nearly led to a riot Wednesday night. According to a police report, Officer Anthony Holtz spotted a car driving backward on Cooper Street at South Main Street.

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Franklinton homeless man mystery could be solved
A Franklinton woman did her own police work this week, believing she’s solved a mystery that she and her family grappled with for more than six months.

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Dunston named N.C. Officer of the Year
Dunston named N.C. Officer of the Year
BUNN — Hard work and dedication have paid off for North Carolina Department of Correction’s Lt. Larry Dunston.
The 36-year-old is one of 12 named as a N.C. Corrections Officer of the Year at a ceremony May 9 in Apex.

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Man charged in plot to kill his wife
A Louisburg man has been charged with solicitation to kill his wife, following a history of domestic abuse. Lt. Tim Strickland of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department arrested Robert Buck, 81, of 55 Harvest Lane, around 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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Coudriet to ask Board of Commissioners for a 5-cent tax increase
County management will present commissioners on Monday night with a $76-million proposed spending plan for 2007-2008 that proposes to raise the tax rate by 5 cents per $100 of valuation.

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OBITUARIES

ROSA B. ALLEN
BUNN - Rosa Lee Baker Allen, 65, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, May 19) at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Bunn. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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GEANIE E. HAWKINS
PHILADELPHIA — Funeral services for Mrs. Geanie Evans Hawkins, 91, formerly of Louisburg, who died Saturday, May 5, 2007, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the McGee family cemetery.

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EILEEN D. PERDUE
LOUISBURG - Eileen Dennis Perdue, 89, died Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Louisburg Manor after several months of declining health. A celebration of life will be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Saturday, May 19) at Hickory Rock Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park.

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LUCILLE P. MULLEN
SPRING HOPE - Lucille Person Mullen, 94, died Thursday, May 17, 2007. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, May 19) at Oakdale Cemetery in Spring Hope.

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LAWRENCE “BUD” KELBAUGH
FRANKLINTON - Lawrence Broughton “Bud” Kelbaugh, 66, died suddenly Monday, May 14, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 17, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Burial followed in South Granville Memorial Gardens in Stem.

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SALLIE S. THOMPSON
RALEIGH - Sallie Stewart Thompson died Sunday, May 13, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 17, at Imani Metropolitan Community Church, Durham. Burial followed in Carolina Biblical Gardens, Raleigh.

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N. CAROLYN JOYNER
FRANKLINTON - N. Carolyn Joyner, 62, died Wednesday, May 16, 2007. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home.

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SPORTS

LHS softball team rallies to defeat Cape Hatteras
LHS softball team rallies to defeat Cape Hatteras
LOUISBURG — Because of a much narrower margin for error, teams don’t often get a chance to overcome an early wake-up call in the postseason. Thankfully for the Louisburg High Lady Warriors, they had an opportunity to erase a slow start during Tuesday’s first-round home contest against Cape Hatteras in the Class 1-A State Softball Playoffs.

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Warriors deep into playoffs
LOUISBURG -- For the first time in four seasons, the Louisburg High baseball team is heading into the third round of the Class 1-A State Playoffs. LHS earned that honor Tuesday with a 4-1 home victory over Jamesville at Warrior Field.

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Ladycats advance with win
Ladycats advance with win
BUNN -- Bunn High fast-pitch coach Melanie Lovin prefers not to receive intricate scouting reports on her postseason opponents, for fear that any positive reports might intimidate her players.
So Lovin didn’t know what to expect when the Ladycats entertained Eastern Guilford in Tuesday’s opening round of the Class 2-A State Softball Playoffs.

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Wildcats win close matchup over Orange
Wildcats win close matchup over Orange
BUNN -- Bennie Franklin knows what it takes to have a championship swagger -- he was a member of Bunn’s last state baseball title squad, way back in 1979. What Franklin, now BHS’ first-year head coach, saw Tuesday was a similar approach from his Wildcats in a second-round matchup against a strong Hillsborough Orange team in the Class 2-A State Playoffs.

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Lady Canes go 1-1 at tourney
PLANT CITY, FLA. -- Louisburg College went one up and one down -- including a first-round upset victory -- in Thursday’s action at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Softball Tournament.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Franklinton considers gang graffiti ordinance
Franklinton considers gang graffiti ordinance
FRANKLINTON — Town officials pledged to craft an ordinance that seeks to eliminate gang graffiti in town. School Principal Charles Fuller, Police Chief Ray Gilliam and Sheriff Pat Green said that’s a good start.

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Youngsville’s big ‘Lake Donna’ party is Saturday night
YOUNGSVILLE — For the second year, the community will rely on the allure of an old-time hangout to have fun in the present. The Youngsville Area Business Association is hosting the second annual Lake Donna Party tonight, May 19, in downtown Youngsville.

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