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Showing 27 articles from June 20, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Louisburg capacity fees OK’d
The Louisburg Town Council unanimously approved water and wastewater capacity fees for new development Monday night and also approved the town’s 2007/2008 budget.

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Youngsville man charged with murder
A Youngsville man has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing another man to death.
Randy Mose Baker, 46 of 1848 Moores Pond Road, reportedly stabbed Ernest Jon Bradshaw IV with a kitchen knife during a fight around 11:45 p.m. at 837 East Wait Ave. on June 15, according to Wake Forest Police Department Lt. Trent Coleman.

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Howdy pardner — fun at the Pilot Rodeo
Howdy pardner — fun at the Pilot Rodeo
GAVIN THE COWBOY. It’s hard work being a cowboy, and Gavin Bullock, above, had to stay hydrated Saturday evening at the Pilot Lions Club Mid-Atlantic Championship Rodeo. The 14th annual rodeo was Friday and Saturday nights at the Pilot Lions Club Park. See more photos, story inside.

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Franklin crime rate decreases
The crime rate in Franklin County has dropped for the third straight year.
The 2006 statistics, released June 14 by the state Department of Justice, indicate the total number of crimes from 2005, which was 1,213 incidents, dropped to 1,152 incidents in 2006.

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Jenny Edwards won’t seek re-election
Jenny Edwards won’t seek re-election
Franklinton Mayor Jenny Edwards will not seek re-election in November.
In a news release sent out this week, Edwards, who has had the position since running unopposed in 2003, said she won’t run to retain the seat this November.

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Schools make united show at budget hearing
A room full of school staff, administrators, officials, teachers and coaches urged commissioners to increase funding for education this year.
The Franklin County school system had asked for $969,000 more than the $10.6 million commissioners approved for operational expenses in 2006-07.
County Manager Chris Coudriet recommended increasing that amount by $599,000, leaving the school system $370,000 short of its full funding request.

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Perry attorneys consider appeal
A defense attorney has less than a month to decide if he’ll appeal a jury decision that could result in his client spending nearly 30 years in jail.
Superior Court Judge Carl Fox sentenced Linwood Hinton Perry to spend between 28 years and just more than 34 years in jail after a jury found him guilty of first-degree rape and kidnapping on Friday afternoon.

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LC, Chamber, Vollmer Farm get occupancy tax dollars
Franklin County commissioners approved spending nearly $7,000 to lure tourists to Franklin County, but not before debating the merits of applying public money to private interests.

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OBITUARIES

DONNA E. HICKS
YOUNGSVILLE - Donna Elam Hicks, 44, died Monday morning, June 18, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg, with the Rev. Butch Gordon officiating. Entombment will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.

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HAZEL MAE ALSTON
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Hazel Mae Alston, 62, who died Saturday, June 16, 2007, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Shady Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Emma Solomon officiating. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.

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ORCHYD MURPHY
LOUISBURG - Orchyd Murphy, 62, formerly of Jamaica, N.Y., died Tuesday, June 12, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at noon today (Wednesday, June 20) at Wake Chapel Baptist Church, Bland Road, Raleigh. Burial will follow in Raleigh Memorial Park.

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ANNIE M. HENDRY
HAW RIVER - Annie Yarborough Moon Hendry, 79, formerly of Louisburg, died Monday, June 11, 2007. A graveside service was conducted Thursday, June 14, at Graham Memorial Park, with the Rev. James L. Rosser officiating. The Rev. Chris Allman was soloist.

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ERNIE BRADSHAW IV
WAKE FOREST - Ernie “Puco” Bradshaw, 32, died suddenly Saturday morning, June 16, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 19, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, with the Rev. Gary McNair officiating. Burial followed at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

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FONZA D. HARRIS
FRANKLINTON - Fonza D. Harris, 95, died Friday, June 15, 2007. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 20) at Rock Spring United Church of Christ, Creedmoor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.

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SPORTS

Diamond Gems
Diamond Gems
FRANKLIN COUNTY - This season’s heroics from Jimmy Tanner and Crawford Bolton weren’t just appreciated by Franklin County baseball fans.
The rest of the state took notice, too.
Louisburg’s Bolton and Bunn’s Tanner have been selected as All-State performers by the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association.

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Warriors claim the Wachovia
LOUISBURG -- For the third straight year, the Louisburg High Warriors are the kings and queens of the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference for the 2006-07 season.
Once again, LHS has been honored with the Wachovia Cup from the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference.

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The NCC’s Finest
The NCC’s Finest
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Bunn’s April Cooke and Jimmy Tanner have picked up Northern Carolina Conference Player of the Year honors in their respective spring sports.
Cooke, a senior, was a versatile performer for the BHS track and field team and claimed second place in the long jump at the Class 2-A State Meet in May in Greensboro.
Tanner, also a senior, led the state in strikeouts while helping the Wildcats to the NCC championship. Bunn made the third round of the Class 2-A State Playoffs.

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Softball’s results in Saturday
Softball’s results in Saturday
The nice folks who stage the Dixie Youth Softball postseason tournaments threw me a huge curve ball this year.
In 2006, the local D-Y District 5 Tournaments were staged later in June.

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Mudcats wrap up SL first half
Mudcats wrap up SL first half
ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats (28-42) ended the first half of the Class AA Southern League baseball season on a positive note with a 5-4 victory Sunday over the Chattanooga Lookouts (29-41) at Five County Stadium.

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LIFESTYLES

Saddle up: it’s a rodeo!
Saddle up: it’s a rodeo!
PILOT ­— A piece of American tradition was celebrated this past weekend at the Pilot Lions Club Park.
The 14th annual Pilot Lions Club Rodeo was Friday and Saturday and drew around 1,500 spectators each night.
Profits go toward the Pilot Lions Club’s various community outreaches and charitable donations.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

HONORS
Three Franklin County students have been accepted at ECPI College of Technology in Raleigh, according to Gloria R. Hicks, director of student affairs.

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BUNN HIGH MARSHALS
BUNN HIGH MARSHALS
Marshals are, from left front, clockwise: Brian Gribbon, Eddie King, Catherine Lewis, Heather Thomason, Chris Limer, Olivia Davis, Zachary Wilson, Melissa Brannan, Tabitha Hunt and Morgan Collins. The group kept Bunn High graduates on a timely pace to accept their diplomas during graduation ceremonies at the Louisburg College auditorium on June 9. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)

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FRANKLINTON HIGH MARSHALS
FRANKLINTON HIGH MARSHALS
FHS marshal’s at June 9 graduation are, from left, front row: Jessica Hayes and Victoria Loveland; middle, Kaitlyn Averette, Colby Moore, Ashley Mikulski and Magen Parker; back, Tyshia Hedgepeth, Kameron Elliot and Andrew Trotter. Not pictured is FHS marshal Landon Vick. (Times photo by Mason Rizzo)

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LOUISBURG HIGH MARSHALS
LOUISBURG HIGH MARSHALS
Marshals from LHS are, first row: Efrain Valencia, Emily P. Ayscue, Meagan Brewer (chief marshal), Jared Nobles; second row: Kai Lucas, Kassie Allen (sophomore usher), Katie Lattimer, Jordan Eaves (sophomore usher) and CJ Alston; third row: Kelli Wardrick, Tameka Alston, Meghan Ayscue, Nikki Gupton and Emily Williams; back row: Jessica Person, Heather Joyner, Andrea Gill, Amanda Kearney and Emily Lynn Ayscue. (Contributed photo)

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COMMUNITY NEWS

FLIPPED
FLIPPED
An 18-wheeler headed south on U.S. Highway 1 struck a white Subaru on Tuesday morning. The car was making a left hand turn into the Embarq parking lot on Fish Stallings Road. The Subaru driver was taken to WakeMed, and the truck driver was also taken to a hospital. The state Highway Patrol is investigating. Details of the wreck and names of those injured were not immediately available. (Times photo by Mason Rizzo)

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Franklinton man charged with obstruction
A Franklinton man has been charged with misuse of the 911 system, resist delay and obstruction of a public officer and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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BURNED
BURNED
Fire crews from Pilot and Bunn doused this vehicle fire that fully engulfed a pickup truck cabin on Monday afternoon. Firefighters responded to U.S. 64 West, one mile east of N.C. Highway 39, to find the late-model pickup truck in flames.

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