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Showing 26 articles from May 29, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Cell phones at school: proposed policy change rings in leniency for students
Cell phones at school: proposed policy change rings in leniency for students
FRANKLINTON ­— Franklin County students may find their school administration a bit more lenient with cell phones next year.
Franklinton High School has proposed to the Board of Education a change in the Franklin County Student Code of Conduct.

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Co. Health Department close to N.C. accreditation
Co. Health Department close to N.C. accreditation
The Franklin County Department of Health got an early bill of good health late last week.
By Friday, a review team provided by the state Division of Public Health and the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors notified county health Director Phillip Tarte that it would recommend accreditation.
It would be the first such accomplishment for the department.

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Remembering vets
American Vets during the first Memorial Day ceremony Monday
Remembering vets
LAKE ROYALE - The local American Vets post had the first of what it expects to become an annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday.
AMVETS began in the late 1940s as a way for veterans to look out for their brethren returning home from World War II and since that time, the effort has spread to honor those who have fought or died in many conflicts.

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Eatmon, Bass make historic ride to honor veterans
Eatmon, Bass make historic ride to honor veterans
Two Franklin County men traveled a road for redemption this past weekend, meeting up with hundreds of motorcycle riders who drove across the country to pay their respects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the nation�s capital.
The Run For The Wall, held each year since 1989, is designed to bring attention and awareness to Vietnam veterans and those who died serving the country.

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Gifts for seniors
Gifts for seniors
The Louisburg Senior Center had a nice surprise last Wednesday, when members of the Oxford-Henderson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. brought goodie bags for members.

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OBITUARIES

CUNETTER T. CRUDUP
BUNN - Mrs. Cunetter Tabron Crudup, 96, died Friday, May 25, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 30) at Zion Spring Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Bunn. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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CHARLES E. FOBES
CASTALIA - Charles Edward Fobes, 61, died Friday afternoon, May 25, 2007. A memorial service was conducted Sunday, May 27, at White Level Community Holiness Church, with the Rev. Jimmy Carpenter officiating. Burial followed in the Wood family cemetery.

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WILLIAM G. KELLER JR.
LOUISBURG - William “Bill” George Keller Jr., 70 died Monday morning, May 28, 2007. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at Rock Spring Baptist Church, with the Rev. Melton Tyson officiating.

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LOUVENIA C. RAY
ZEBULON - Louvenia C. Ray, 80, died Friday, May 25, 2007. A memorial service was conducted Monday, May 28, at Pearce Baptist Church

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ROLAND PARKER
RALEIGH - Roland Parker, 75, formerly of the Pearces community, died Saturday morning, May 26, 2007. A graveside service was conducted Monday, May 28, at Pearce Baptist Church cemetery with military honors.

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WILLIAM “BILL” ALLEN
ZEBULON - William “Bill” Floyd Allen, 51, died unexpectedly Friday morning, May 25, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 27, at Friendship Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

BHS Goes Creek-side!
BHS Goes Creek-side!
BETHEL - During her career as a player and coach, Melanie Lovin has always cherished the underdog’s role at Bunn High School.
“We really enjoy that,’’ said Lovin a former BHS athlete who now serves as the school’s fast-pitch softball coach. “It’s sweet when you do something when nobody expects anything from you.’’

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Cheering’s a Bre-eze for Bunn High’s Kostandin
Cheering’s a Bre-eze for Bunn High’s Kostandin
BUNN -- Even though she didn’t compete in the sport on the high school level, Bunn’ Bre Kostandin’s talents caught the eye of Methodist University cheer coach Melissa Hay.
Kostandin, who has an extensive background in dance and gymnastics, has accepted an invitation to join the Methodist cheer program next fall.

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Another shot for Ladycats
Another shot for Ladycats
BETHEL -- “Enjoy the experience.’’
Those were the words North Pitt coach Chris Miles related to Bunn High skipper Melanie Lovin following the Ladycats’ 5-1 victory in last Friday’s quarterfinals of the Class 1-A State Fast-Pitch Softball Playoffs.
With the victory, Lovin and the Ladycats qualified for the state’s Final Four this weekend at Walnut Creek Softball Complex in Raleigh.

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Mudcats roll on the road
Mudcats roll on the road
MOBILE, ALA. -- Chase Lambin drove home the tie-breaking run in the 11th inning as Carolina rallied past Mobile on Memorial Day afternoon 8-5 at Hank Aaron Stadium in a Class AA Southern League baseball matchup.

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STATE BASEBALL FINALS PAIRINGS
CHAPEL HILL -- The schedules have been set for the 91st annual edition of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state baseball championship series.

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LHS to host soccer meeting
LHS to host soccer meeting
LOUISBURG -- An organizational meeting for anyone wanting to play boys soccer next year at Louisburg High School will be held today at 6 p.m.at Louisburg Town Hall on West Nash St.

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State softball pairings released
RALEIGH – The pairings and the schedules are set for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state fast-pitch softball championship.

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Pirates, Tar Heels in same diamond NCAA Regional
Pirates, Tar Heels in same diamond NCAA Regional
GREENVILLE -- The East Carolina baseball team will makes its 22nd NCAA Regional appearance and eighth in the last nine years after earning a No. 2 seed in the Chapel Hill Regional in this year’s NCAA Baseball Championships.

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LIFESTYLES

Cherry Hill concert June 1
The third of three spring concerts at Cherry Hill Plantation will feature the music of cellist Alan Toda-Ambaras and pianist Misako Toda. The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m., June 3.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Chinese delegation impressed with BES’ student flexibility
Five members of a Chinese delegation for education set out on a journey to the United States in search of new ideas for education reform in China, and where did they find themselves?
Bunn Elementary.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Volunteers define Franklinton squad
FRANKLINTON — Just more than 40 years ago, a band of residents decided to take care of their own.
They still do, making up the county’s second oldest rescue squad. And they’re the only squad in the county that does not have paid staff working the unit 24/7.

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Two suspects open fire at birthday party
Two men are wanted in a drive-by shooting that left one Louisburg woman wounded.

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Terrell case: some calls but no arrests
WARRENTON ­— Warren County investigators are still looking for leads 11 days after the murder of Warrenton convenience store clerk Randy Terrell.

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‘Wetlands are Wonderful’
On May 4, the Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District had its 12th annual awards program at Terrell Lane Middle School.

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BUSINESS

It’s red cape time for El Matador
El Matador, the newest installment in Louisburg’s dining, is slated to have its grand opening on Friday, June 1.
El Matador, at 32 Golden Leaf Drive, is owned by Eva Buckner and Roberto Salazar, both Louisburg residents.

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