Rep. Lucy Allen and Sen. Doug Berger are seeking state discretionary transportation funding for an access road that would lead from the hubsite at the airport to U.S. Highway 401.
FRIENDLY FIRE. A group of friends enjoy the fireworks display at the Franklinton High School football field on Wednesday. The American Legion Post 52 sponsored the Stand Up for America event.
Franklinton’s American Legion Post 52 hosted the Stand Up for America celebration — planning it to be the first of an annual event. It already served as the cornerstone for at least four holiday events that went on around the county on Wednesday, July 4.
Franklin Regional Medical Center staff expect to hear by the end of the month whether or not the state will support a hospital move. The hospital filed a certificate of need application with the state Division of Facility Services on March 1.
A local orthopaedic surgeon has introduced the web’s most complete textbook of orthopaedics. Dr. C.R Wheeless III, who has offices in Louisburg, Henderson and Wake Forest and also heads up Franklin Regional Medical Center’s Orthopaedics Division, started the comprehensive online medical textbook in 1996 for his honors thesis at Duke University School of Medicine, and in 2004 he donated the rights to the book to the university.
County residents can now know for sure that they are getting some of the best care around by the Franklin County Health Department. The state Division of Public Health has awarded the department with accreditation.
KNIGHTDALE - Herbert "Herb" Garland Parrish, 65, died Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at his home. A memorial service was conducted Friday, July 6, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel in Knightdale, with the Rev. Raeford Wiggins officiating. Military honors were provided by the United States Air Force.
WAKE FOREST - Handy Black Jr., 65, died Monday, July 2, 2007 at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at New Bethel Baptist Church in Rolesville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery
He was born in Wake County to the late Handy Black Sr. and Betty M. Jeffreys.
ZEBULON - Thelma Virginia Vick Perry, 79, died Wednesday, July 4, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, July 7) at Stokes Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
Viewing will be today (Saturday) from 12 to 1 p.m. at the church prior to the service.
WENDELL - Oris Calvin Pearce, 63, died Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at Rex Healthcare. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today (Saturday, July 7) at Beulah Christian Baptist church cemetery, 8225 Mitchell Mill Road, Zebulon. The family will receive relatives and friends following the graveside service.
CLAYTON - William "Bill" R. Gilbert Jr. died Tuesday, July 3, 2007. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, July 7) at First Baptist Church in Clayton, followed by a graveside service at Maple Springs Baptist Church in Louisburg at 3 p.m.
YOUNGSVILLE - Christine May Hill, 92, formerly of Youngsville, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 6, at Flat Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gary McNair officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
ZEBULON - Glenning Robert "Bob" Scharf Jr., 74, of Pilot died Sunday, July 1, 2007. A memorial service will be conducted at 5 p.m. today (Saturday, July 7) in the chapel of Cremation Society of the Carolinas, 2205 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, with the Rev. J. P. Johnson officiating.
FRANKLINTON - Robert Lee Johnson, 72, died Thursday, June 28, 2007 at Duke Health Raleigh Hospital, Raleigh. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 3, in the Franklinton High School Gymnasium in Franklinton, with the Rev. Yvonne Beasley officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Franklinton.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for John Owen Eaton Sr., 76, who died Tuesday, July 2, 2007, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at First Baptist Church of Louisburg. Open visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg.
SPRING HOPE - Cescile Turner Harris, 84, died Thursday, July 5, 2007. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at Duke Memorial Baptist Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.
OXFORD — Heading into the finals of the Dixie Youth District X Minor League Baseball Tournament, none of the outcomes of previous games had been determined by less than seven runs. And only one went the distance without being stopped because of the mercy rule. But as tourney director Bruce Tant eloquently said, the event was simply saving its best for last.
People in the media love lists. We read them, we create them and we debate over them.
We can’t get enough of lists. Best players. Worst players. Best coaches. Worst coaches.
Best teams of all-time. Best games of all-time. Please go on.
Football rules in the four-foot span between my desk and Carey’s at the office. Sure, we’ll talk about other sports from time to time, but eventually the subject usually makes its way back to the National Football League.
LOUISBURG -- The Dixie Youth Major League District X Baseball Tournament began Friday at Sheilah R. Cotten Field on the campus of Louisburg College. Participating teams are Youngsville, Louisburg and Bunn, with the winner advancing to the state tourney later this month in Dunn.
ZEBULON -- Jacksonville outfielder Anthony Raglani provided the fireworks for the Suns (13-4) on Independence Day at Five County Stadium, beating the Carolina Mudcats 5-2 in a Class AA Southern League baseball event.
RALEIGH -- Jason Karmanos, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, has announced that the Hurricanes have agreed to terms with defenseman/left wing Wade Brookbank on a one-year contract.
EPSOM — Heroes are hard to come by these days.
Fortunately for Tiffany Wynne, a rising senior at Louisburg High School, there are still a few around.
On Saturday, June 23, Powell Wilkins, an Oxford firefighter who volunteers at the Epsom Fire Department, pulled Tiffany from the burning wreck of her car literally seconds before the entire vehicle was engulfed in flames.
Bidding on a new county animal shelter off T. Kemp Road should be completed Aug. 20, with construction set for early September, Animal Control Director Graham Stallings said this week.
Franklin County Animal Control has reported its second rabies case of 2007. The initial call came in Monday morning that there had been a raccoon acting incoherently at Alexia Moore’s residence at 2017 Highway 56 East, AC Director Graham Stallings said.