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Showing 23 articles from May 25, 2007.

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Louisburg secures grant to move along with Joyner Park - Phase II
Louisburg secures grant to move along with Joyner Park - Phase II
The Town of Louisburg has been awarded a $426,300 North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to go toward the purchase of 43 acres surrounding Joyner Park to start Phase II.

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15-year-old charged in girl’s rape
FRANKLINTON ­— A Franklinton teen is in custody for the alleged rape of a 13-year old girl. The 15-year-old, whose name would not be released by authorities because he is a minor, was arrested May 17 and is being held at the Durham Juvenile Detention Center.

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Student art show opens at Louisburg College
Student art show opens at Louisburg College
Pastel portraits. Acrylic landscapes. Charcoal sketches. Pencil. Oil. Clay.
The talented senior classes of Louisburg, Bunn and Franklinton high schools showed off their different styles of media used in the art that lined the walls of the Louisburg College Auditorium on Wednesday evening.
It was the opening of the county school system’s Seniors Art Show.

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Was that a bear?
Franklin County Animal Control is looking into a report of a black bear. It was reportedly seen around 9 a.m. Friday, crossing Highway 561, heading south toward Terrell Lane Middle School.

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Gas prices hit high, dip just a bit locally
LOCAL PRICES. Some local prices are around $3.15 a gallon, but some have dipped below $3.10. Justice Grocery, for example, is at $3.05. (Times photo by John Benning)
Gas prices hit high, dip just a bit locally
“These gas prices are higher than a giraffe’s neck.” That sentiment of Christopher Gupton rings true with all drivers as United States ‘petroleum prices reached an all-time high of $3.227 this week.

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OBITUARIES

ALDA BROWN
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Alda Brown, 89, who died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Clifford Cole officiating. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.

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BLANCH WARD
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Blanch Ward, 94, who died Monday, May 21, 2007, were conducted Friday, May 25, at Mount Hebron Holy Church. Burial followed in the Mary H. Jones cemetery.

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FAYE N. CALLIHAN
ZEBULON - Faye Newsome Callihan, 69, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007. A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

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CUNETTER CRUDUP
BUNN - Cunetter T. Crudup, 96, died Friday, May 25, 2007. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home in Spring Hope.

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Coleman Harrison Lancaster
RALEIGH: Coleman Harrison Lancaster, 74, passed away on Thursday, May 24th at Rex Hospital. Born on July 24, 1932 in Covington, KY, he was the son of the late George Graham Lancaster and Virginia Dudley Coleman.

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SPORTS

Driver’s no-hitter sparks BHS in state playoffs
Driver’s no-hitter sparks BHS in state playoffs
BUNN — Ashley Driver gave up nothing, and that meant everything to the Bunn Ladycats. When her team needed it the most, Driver tossed a sparkling no-hitter Tuesday to spark the host Ladycats to a 1-0 victory over North Lenoir in the Round of 16 of the Class 2-A State Fast-Pitch Softball Playoffs.

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LHS girls defeated by Gates
LOUISBURG -- Softball is about hand-eye coordination. Like anything that requires that artful skill, you have to figure out the angles to conquer the task at hand. The Gates County Lady Barons figured out that angle midway through Tuesday night’s 9-5 third-round Class 1-A State Softball Playoffs victory over host Louisburg High.

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Louisburg High salutes top student-athletes
Louisburg High salutes top student-athletes
LOUISBURG -- For the second consecutive season, Randy Lassiter has been saluted as the Louisburg High School Male Athlete of the Year. Lassiter, a senior who will play football at Louisburg College, received that lofty honor during Monday’s Athletic Banquet at the LHS Auditorium.

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LC’s star coaching for CBA
A journey to C.B. Aycock High School provided some fond memories for me Thursday evening. On the way down to cover Aycock’s playoff baseball game with Northern Nash, I remembered that Aycock was the home to former Louisburg College baseball stars Allen Thomas and Stevie Parrish.

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Rescue golf tourney slated at Bull Creek
LOUISBURG -- The 2007 Franklin County Rescue Association’s Golf Tournament will be held June 1 at Bull Creek Golf and Country Club in Louisburg. A four-person superball format will be used for the tourney, which will begin with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m.

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Tourney scheduled for June 8
BUNN -- The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run Benefit Golf Tournament is slated for June 8 at The River Golf and Country Club at Lake Royale.

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LIFESTYLES

Franklinton Scam Jam empowered seniors
Franklinton Scam Jam empowered seniors
“You always learn something new at these events,” was the comment one person in attendance at the Franklinton Scam Jam held at the Interdenominational Ushers Association building just north of Franklinton. Various presenters from Raleigh and the local Franklinton Police Department spent the morning talking about how to prevent scams and fraud. The event was the result of the collaboration of work by AARP North Carolina, the Attorney General’s Office, Office of the State Treasury, Better Business Bureau, Secretary of State Securities Division, Department of Insurance, the Town of Franklinton and the Franklin County Department of Aging. These events are conducted around the state to help North Carolinians in the ever constant battle to stay ahead of the latest con game.

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Upcoming Events & Programs at the Senior Center
Adult day program
The Franklin County Adult Day Care/Health Program is located in the Louisburg Senior Center. The hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. The purpose of the day program is to maintain individuals in their home and community as long as possible. The day program provides an alternative to placement in a long-term care facility by providing quality care to adults that are mentally or physically impaired. The program allows caregivers the opportunity to continue employment, take care of personal business and enjoy a much needed break from providing care on a daily basis.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Three Bunn High students, resource officer in collision
Three Bunn High students, resource officer in collision
Three Bunn High School students and a Louisburg police officer were taken to the hospital Friday morning following a head-on collision. Trooper D.R. Simmons has yet to file his accident report, but according to preliminary information provided by Sgt. L.D. Bullock, Officer Brenda Hawkins was traveling north on Dunn Road near Mort Harris Road at about 7:30 a.m. when the accident occurred.

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No leads in Terrell shooting
WARRENTON — Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams and his deputies are still searching for the three men who shot and killed a convenience store clerk here last Friday.

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Franklinton shooting could be gang related, police report
FRANKLINTON — Two men identified as gang members by police have been charged with felony aiding and abetting after a shooting in Franklinton on Monday. Bobby Earl Williams, 21, of Lot 30 Cavalier Drive, Louisburg, and Michael J. Harris, 27, of 701 Champion St., Henderson, were arrested near 7 W. Mason St. at 10:52 a.m., police said.

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FHS students meet up with Destiny
FHS students meet up with Destiny
FRANKLINTON — A group of budding biologists awaited the results of gel electrophoresis tests to see if hemoglobin samples held evidence of sickle cell disease as shown by their molecular basis.
Sounds a bit more like a NASA undertaking than a high school biology course.

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Benning, Rizzo join Times as interns
The Franklin Times’ roster has been bolstered by two interns this summer, and both took little time to make their presence known. John Benning and Mason Rizzo have had front page stories, including a convenience store homicide and another about a man charged in a plot to kill his wife, respectively.

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