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Showing 27 articles from July 11, 2007.

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Homebuilding that towers above to help others
WORKING AGAINST CANCER. The home will be available through silent auction during a fall Parade of Homes. (Times photo by John Benning)
Homebuilding that towers above to help others
YOUNGSVILLE ­— Developers, builders, designers, and vendors are joining to raise money for leukemia and lymphoma research by building a spec home in a new subdivision.
The multimillion-dollar, energy-efficient lakeside Tuscan villa, “Casa Lucca,” is being built by Bost Custom Homes in the new Crescent Communities subdivision Hidden Lake. It will be featured in the 2007 Parade of Homes.

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Filing period opens
The filing period for municipal races began Friday with two early-bird incumbents formally announcing their intentions to run again.
Incumbents and newcomers alike have until noon on July 20 to fill out documentation if they plan to run for office.

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Taco Bell, KFC open
The long-awaited KFC/Taco Bell restaurant is open and flourishing.
Owner Mike Luinn, whose family has been in the restaurant business since 1966, said he is proud of the way things have come together.

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Public offered chance to comment on airport, hub development area
County staff and officials are soliciting input on plans for development surrounding the airport and an industrial development hub.
The county’s planning and management staff decided earlier this year that it needs to prevent residential development from encroaching upon the Franklin County Regional Airport as well as 250 adjacent acres of an industrial site.

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Serving 500, Volunteers in Medicine plans out future for growth, success
Serving 500, Volunteers in Medicine plans out future for growth, success
The Franklin County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic is doing well and looks toward the future with even greater expectations.
The free clinic, which opened in January 2005, is currently open four nights per month for medical visits, with volunteer doctors providing all medical services, and a full-time mid-level provider is on the way.

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Rape case remains unsolved
The mother of a teenager who reported he was raped almost two years ago says the Sheriff’s Office dropped the ball, and she wants an internal investigation conducted by the state.

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OBITUARIES

MYRTLE P. KEITH
YOUNGSVILLE - Myrtle Perry Keith, 88, died Friday, July 6, 2007 at Wake Medical Center. Funeral services were Sunday, July 8, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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LUBIN E. MITCHELL
YOUNGSVILLE - Lubin Eric Mitchell, 91, died Sunday, July 8, 2007 at his home. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, July 10, at Mitchell family cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Mike Jones officiating.

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BEVERLY F. HOLMES
LOUISBURG - Beverly Violet Frazier Holmes, 64, died Sunday, July 8, 2007 at Louisburg Nursing Center. Mrs. Holmes has requested no services to be held.

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CHARLES C. D’ANGELO
ZEBULON - Charles Carmine D’Angelo, 73, died Sunday, July 8, 2007. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, July 11) at St. Eugene’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Greenmount Cemetery.

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HEATHY W. CHALK JR.
WAKE FOREST - Heathy W. “H.W.” (Pack) Chalk Jr., 68, died Sunday, July 8, 2007 at his home. A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, July 10, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Wells officiating.

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SHELBY M. FOWLER
ZEBULON - Shelby M. Fowler, 70, died Friday, July 6, 2007 at Rex Healthcare. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 9, at Corinth Baptist Church, Zebulon. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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BUDDY MCLEOD JR.
ZEBULON - Buddy McLeod Jr., 64, died Saturday, July 7, 2007 at Wilson Medical Center. A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 10, at Mitchell Funeral Home, Raleigh, with the Rev. Jim Bankston officiating.

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NOAH T. COOMBS
ZEBULON - Noah Thomas Coombs, 5, died suddenly Friday, July 6, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 9, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Zebulon.

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ROBERT N. AYSCUE, JR.
LOUISBURG - Robert “Bobby” Nathaniel Ayscue, Jr., 68, of Louisburg, died Wednesday afternoon, July 4, 2007.

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OLA V. PERDUE
LOUISBURG - Ola V. Rudd Perdue, daughter of the late George and Annie Hicks Rudd, died Monday, July 9, 2007 in Franklin Regional Medical Center. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wilder Perdue; sisters, Evelyn Rudd, Annie R. Phillips and Olive R. Poole; brothers, Fred Rudd, Clinton Rudd, Clifton Rudd and Frank Rudd.

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SPORTS

The Best Foot Forward
CONTROVERSY BREWING. Dixie Youth Area Director Mike Loyd (dark shirt) attempts to come up with a compromise between the coaches from Youngsville (left) and Bunn (right) during Monday evening’s Dixie Youth Major League Baseball Championship Game.
The Best Foot Forward
LOUISBURG - Some teams strike to get a leg up on the competition. Others win by a nose.
But the Bunn All-Stars put their best foot forward, so to speak, in order to claim the championship Monday at the Dixie Youth Major League District 5 Baseball Tournament at Louisburg College.

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Thoughts from the big game
Thoughts from the big game
About two seconds.
That’s how long it took after the controversial play that everyone at the Dixie Youth Major League Tournament realized this wasn’t going to turn out well for someone.
Which is a shame.

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Bunn star to play in East-West Game
Bunn star to play in East-West Game
GREENSBORO -- Several All-State selections are among those who will compete in the 59th Annual NCCA East-West All-Star Football Game July 18 at Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro.

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Carolina Mudcats fall vs. Jacksonville
ZEBULON -- Alberto Concepcion hit for the cycle as Jacksonville clubbed Carolina 12-7 before 5,572 fans at Five County Stadium on Saturday night in a Class AA Southern League baseball matchup.

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AREA PREP FOOTBALL SCHEDULES
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are the schedules for the area’s high school football teams:

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULES
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are the schedules for the area’s Division I college football teams, along with Notre Dame (Bunn’s Kerry Neal plays for the Irish):

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LIFESTYLES

Reunion/birthday! Time for a party
For old friends who graduated in 1985, getting together again was a blast.
The Louisburg High School graduating class of 1985 met last Saturday night at Baxter’s Ale House to celebrate a reunion/joint birthday party.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

HONORS
The following Franklin County area students received diplomas or degrees during commencement exercises in May at Wilson Technical Community College.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Hidden Lake’s ‘Casa Lucca’ glows in green
YOUNGSVILLE — Bost Custom Homes isn’t just building a spec home in Youngsville to raise money for cancer research.
It’s building for the future.

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Local Legislative Watch
The General Assembly had an abbreviated stay in Raleigh last week so that lawmakers could celebrate Independence Day with their families and friends.

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Murphy House gets new look
The Murphy House patrons can walk easy on new floors.
During a week-long renovation from July 1 to July 7, all of the floors and carpets were replaced in the restaurant, and a new salad bar was put in to replace the old one, assistant manager Holly Hester said Monday.

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