Commissioners were presented with three ways to tackle growth, expecting to adopt a plan within the next few months that county staff can use to guide development.
The county’s Planning Office is in the midst of rewriting its Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
Edward Best Elementary School kindergarten class sings “Sing Out For Your Country” and “This Is My Country.” It was all part of the school’s end-of-year celebration — Patriots Day — that involved teachers, students and parents.
Parents snapped photos as children darted around Edward Best Elementary School lawns with hot dogs, singing patriotic songs.
EBES kicked off an end-of-year celebration in what Principal Deborah Ayscue called the schools “first annual Patriots Day celebration.”
It was to celebrate patriotism in full form, she said.
Franklinton High School will have a new assistant principal in the fall, coming to it from the Durham public school system.
FRANKLINTON — Another member of an uptown development committee is preparing to put his money where his interest is.
Businessman Phillip Young is about five months away from opening the Philling Station, a coffee-house style shop at the corner of Main and West Mason streets.
FRANKLINTON - Maurice Edward Loyd, 42, died Thursday, June 28, 2007 at his residence. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, July 3, at Fairview Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Spence officiating.
WAKE FOREST - Ola Ree Williams, 64, died Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Rex Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 3, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, with the Rev. Mike Wells officiating. Burial followed in the Wake Forest Cemetery.
WAKE FOREST - Gerald E. “Jerry” Mitchell, 68, died Saturday, June 30, 2007 in Durham Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, at the Grace Haven Baptist Fellowship property on Hicks Road in Youngsville, with interment following at the Youngsville cemetery.
HENDERSON - Richard Glenn Ayscue Sr., 79, of the Epsom community, died Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 3, at New Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Tammy L. Ayscue. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Annye P. McArthur, 64, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home.
LOUISBURG - Mrs. Mary Eatmon Leonard, 77, died Friday, June 29, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at St. Mary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Bailey. Interment will follow in the Eatmon family cemetery, Bailey.
FRANKLINTON - Robert L. Johnson, 72, died Thursday, July 28, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 3, at Franklinton High School Gymnasium.
LOUISBURG - Sarah Collins Moore of Louisburg died Thursday, June 28, 2007. Funeral services were Saturday at 11:00 a.m. from Louisburg Baptist Church with the Rev. Reggie Rushing officiating. A private burial followed.
SHALLOTTE - Last season, the Bunn All-Stars were indeed the Darlings of the ball at the Dixie Softball State Tournament.
Taking on North Carolina’s best, Bunn claimed the state title in the Darlings division and went on to compete in the national event -- a first for the Bunn Youth Recreation League.
OXFORD -- After three days of competition, the Bunn All-Stars are the lone undefeated squad at the Dixie Youth Minor League District X Baseball Tournament.
As part of last Friday’s first-round matchups, Bunn soared to a victory over Franklinton, which has returned to Dixie Youth baseball after a several-year absence.
SHALLOTTE - Heartbreaking.
That’s the best word to describe Bunn’s near-miss effort at the Dixie Softball Ponytails (11-12) State Tournament at Shallotte Park.
The brackets will say that Bunn went two-and-out to fall out of the double-elimination format.
Carey Johnson professes to dislike the game of golf, yet some of his greatest moments have come as part of the sport.
Thanks to the annual Jimmy V Tournament, Johnson has hobnobbed with plenty of legends, including last year’s meeting with gymnast Shannon Miller.
CHATTANOOGA, TENN. - Carolina’s record-setting winless road drought ended in decisive fashion last Saturday night at first-place Chattanooga, punishing the host Lookouts 14-2 before a sellout crowd at AT&T Field.
SHALLOTTE - After a disappointing first-round loss one day earlier, the Bunn All-Stars had less than 24 hours to recover in the double-elimination format at the Dixie Softball Angels (9-10) State Tournament at Shallotte Park.
The Angels have bounced back in a big way, including Sunday’s 18-8 clutch victory over Lockwood Folly.
RALEIGH - Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced Sunday that the team has agreed to terms with center Jeff Hamilton on a two-year contract.
The W. R. Mills Class of 1957 met on Saturday, May 26, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Maple Springs Baptist Church in Louisburg for its reunion.
Heather Lynn Hilliard, daughter of Rodney and Mary Hilliard and Tim and Betty Lloyd, all of Louisburg, graduated from Calvary Christian Tabernacle, Louisburg, on June 1. Heather is the granddaughter of Ned and Jean Lloyd of Louisburg.
A suspect is expected to be in custody soon regarding a string of motor vehicle thefts on June 28.
LaShay Bennett, a native of Clemmons, and a rising sophomore at Louisburg College, was on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 18.
As the end of the fiscal year approached, we worked diligently in the House this past week to get a permanent spending plan in place for the next two years.
We came close, but in the end agreed that we need at least another month to continue negotiations. Negotiations are particularly complex this year because leaders in both chambers want to develop a plan that takes back a significant share of the Medicaid expenses of the counties.
Republican strategist Marc Rotterman told Franklin County Republicans at their June 14 meeting that the GOP could be in trouble if several things are not fixed before the 2008 elections. He cited illegal immigration and wasteful spending, just to name a few, that have driven the conservative base away from the Republican Party.
Campaign finance laws designed to keep candidates above board requires that those interested in public office make a trip to the county’s Board of Elections.
With a snip of the ribbon, Mack and Nita Mahoney opened the completely renovated Romark business center on N.C. Highway 56 East last Thursday, showcasing an older building made pristine again and ushering in a new concept in small business development.