The state Division of Facility Services has denied Franklin Regional Medical Center’s request to relocate to Youngsville.
FIRST BUY. Linda Chauvin was the first to buy the new Harry Potter book at the Coffee Hound Bookshop in Louisburg early Saturday morning at midnight.
There was magic in the air Friday night at the Coffee Hound Bookshop on Nash Street in Louisburg.
The seventh and final installment in J.K. Rowling’s enormously popular Harry Potter fantasy series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” was released at midnight, with the line of customers stretching to the door at the Coffee Hound.
A Franklinton teenager was arrested Thursday after firing two shots into a vehicle with four other teens.
Louis Yarborough Jr., 17, of 14 Gentlewinds Drive, allegedly fired two shots from a 12-gauge shotgun at a Ford Explorer being driven by Joseph Dubois, 19, and carrying Joseph Fogg, 18 and two other teens, ages 15 and 14.
Proponents of a litter reduction bill plan to recycle the legislation next year after loud, powerful opponents stalled it this session.
Rather than put the bill to a vote last week — which supporters said would have failed — Sen. Doug Berger plans to bring it back in the short session next year.
FRANKLINTON — A global biotechnology leader is making a difference in its Franklin County home.
Novozymes has donated huge amounts of money and time through the years to help better the community it is a part of.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Catherine Edgerton Perry, 89, who died Thursday, July 19, 2007, were conducted Tuesday, July 24, at 1 p.m. at South Main Street Baptist Church, with Bishop Genie Perry officiating. Burial followed in the Cemetery on the Hill.
FRANKLINTON - Warren D. Wilder, 62, died Monday, July 16, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 21, at First Baptist Church in Franklinton, with the Rev. Yvonne Beasley officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery in Franklinton.
YOUNGSVILLE - Janie DeMent Perry, 90, died Saturday, July 21, 2007 at her home. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, July 24, at Pope’s Chapel United Church of Christ cemetery, with the Rev. Don Ward and the Rev. Russell Hucks officiating.
LOUISBURG - Nellie Mae Marsh Latherow Williams passed away peacefully, Monday, July 23, 2007, after a short illness. She was born July 4, 1925 in Pitcairn, PA, the daughter of Dorothea and Benjamin Marsh. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Russell W. Latherow and Francis T. Williams.
LOUISBURG – Hazel Alma Perry Jeffreys, 87, of Louisburg, died Monday morning at Louisburg Nursing Center.
LOUISBURG – Nathan “Nat” Cole, Jr., 82, of Louisburg, died Saturday afternoon.
BUNN - Vernon C. Smith died Sunday, July 22. Arrangements by Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon.
It is hard to let go of something loved so much.
Just ask Sabrina Baker.
Baker, 18, of Louisburg, has been an avid swimmer since she was 11 years old and is about to complete her last season on the Town and Country Swim Team.
“I’m going to miss it a lot,” she said.
“I’ve been doing it for so long it just seems natural to keep on, and now I can’t anymore.”
Town and Country could have used a few extra fins in last Thursday’s swim meet.
The Stingrays got stung by the Finley Swim Team out of Raleigh on Thursday in a 101-259 loss.
Louisburg Parks and Recreation Department is accepting soccer registrations for children 4-12 for the fall soccer season.
Peak physical condition is essential to success in practically every sports genre.
The Louisburg High School Lady Warriors have been in the gym all summer working on that element of an already strong game.
Rock-and-roller Gibson J. Haynes once sang that it’s better to regret something you have done than something you haven’t done.
Maybe that’s an oversimplification in today’s decision-filled world. Life goes by so fast -- and so continuously -- that you often don’t have time to think about regretting your choices. And sometimes, it’s best to err on the side of discreet caution.
The Gold Sand High School Class of 1942 celebrated its 65th reunion on April 7 at the Murphy House in Louisburg.
The season for barbecue marinades, salad vinaigrettes, and recipes featuring citrus zest and other grated delicacies is in full swing. And nothing spices up your favorite summertime meal like finely grated citrus in your barbecue rub or chocolate shavings on your crowd-pleasing dessert.
Grilling has become the new great American pastime with families spending more time in their back yards firing up the grill to prepare their favorite fare. According to a survey of consumer grilling preferences conducted in mid-June by the Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association (HPBA), 83 percent of U.S. adults cook on an outdoor grill, and for most, it is a year-round occurrence.
Elizabeth Moss, daughter of Susan and Jim Moss of Youngsville, has been named to the spring semester honor roll at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, where she recently completed the 10th grade
The county Department of Aging had its annual Fun Day at River Bend Park on July 18. Pictured are buddies Thomas Perdue, left, and Ollie Merritt enjoying slices of juicy watermelon provided by county Commissioner Harry Foy. (Times photo by Mason Rizzo)
Katherine Louise Stainback and Charles Thomas Hedgepeth II were united in marriage on Saturday, April 14, 2007, during a 4:30 p.m. ceremony at Corinth Baptist Church, Louisburg. The Rev. Rodney Inscoe was the officiating minister.
Jamie Lynn Fuller and Thomas Glenn Smith II were married on June 9, 2007 at Louisburg Baptist Church. The officiating minister for the 2 p.m. ceremony was Ronnie West.
Edith Hardy of Bunn announces the engagement of her daughter, Annie M. Richardson, to Larry D. Pulley of Wendell, the son of Ester Pulley of Knightdale and the late Alex Pulley. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Henry Richardson.The wedding will take place on Aug. 11, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Rocky Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Louisburg.
Mary A. Clifton and Eoin P. O’Riada are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ciara Ruth O’Riada, born May 4, 2007 at WakeMed in Raleigh. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long.
A nearly half-a-billion-dollar research lab that could locate in Butner would have an impact on Franklin County, economic development officials said this week.