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August 10, 2007.
The Louisburg Town Council will move another step toward naming a permanent town administrator in a few weeks when they begin their first round of interviews. Former Town Administrator C.L. Gobble left his post in April following 26 years of service.
BALANCING ACT. Briana Strickland, 11, of Louisburg, shares a laugh with friends during National Night Out on Tuesday. At Joyner Park, Strickland tries her hand at walking a straight line while wearing goggles designed to simulate the effects of alcohol use. Local law enforcement and other help agencies were on hand for events in Louisburg and Franklinton that were designed to get people out with neighbors and share issues that go on in their communities.
A Youngsville woman has died following a head-on collision on U.S. 401 last weekend. The 11 p.m. Saturday accident sent seven people to the hospital with four in critical condition. On Tuesday evening, Teresa Ramirez Conejo, 37, of Mill Creek Drive, died as a result of her injuries.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a man found inside a burned-out house Wednesday evening. According to a report by Dep. J.N. Perry, a Walnut Tree Court family was returning home when they saw heavy smoke coming from a neighbor’s house at about 8:30 p.m.
Franklin County has begun advertising for jacks-of-all trades to help around the airport. After the assuming airport operations last April, the county decided to handle grass cutting in house. However, the seasonal position has been tough to fill.
Franklin County schools start back on a traditional calendar Aug. 27. This is the year when many of the construction projects throughout the county from the 2004, $30-million bond are completed, including a new face for Louisburg High School, above. See all the improvements and a peek at how the new Long Mill Elementary School is progressing in Wednesday’s (Aug. 15) edition.
YOUNGSVILLE — Town commissioners agreed to set aside a decision made in June and to give an advertising company a fair hearing. According to Town Attorney Pete Tomlinson, the board voted June 14 to deny Fairway Outdoor Advertising’s request to put up a billboard off U.S. Highway 1 and Cleghorn Drive without the proper presentation of evidence or action.
Forecasters expect a break from the triple digits this weekend, but temperatures are expected to push the mid to upper 90s next week. Temperatures eclipsed the 100-degree mark Wednesday through Friday and flirted with an all-time record on Thursday.
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NEWARK, N.J. - Clara H. Williams, 72, formerly of Warren County, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 in Newark, N.J. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Aug. 11) at Perry’s Chapel Baptist Church, Centerville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Gladys D. Davis, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007 at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Aug. 10, at the Church of the Risen Christ, Franklinton. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
ZEBULON - Michael “Mike” Douglas Parker, 60, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007. A private service will be conducted at a later date. He was preceded in death by his father, H. Douglas Parker. He recently retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation.
LOUISBURG - Sheila Oser May, formerly of Bayshore, N.Y., died at her home Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007. A memorial service honoring her life was held at the home of her son, Scott Oser, 105 Ridgewood Road, Youngsville, on Friday, Aug. 10. Burial will follow at a later date at Pine Lawn Memorial Park and Cemetery in Farmingdale, N. Y.
RALEIGH - Thomas Laval “Pete” Beddingfield, 74, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Rex Healthcare. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Aug. 11) at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, Knightdale, with the Rev. Tim Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Brier Creek Memorial Gardens (formerly Restlawn Memorial Gardens), 7600 ACC Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27613 with military honors.
FRANKLINTON - Lucinda Kathleen Frazier, 79, died Thursday morning, Aug. 9, 2007, at Louisburg Nursing Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Aug. 11) in the chapel of Franklin Funeral Service in Franklinton. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
TARBORO - Rebecca Elaine “Becky” Pierce, 35, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007. A memorial service was conducted Friday, Aug. 10, at Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.
WAKE FOREST - Robert T. “Rooster” Wiggins, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Corinth U.C.C. in Youngsville. Burial will follow in the Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church cemetery in Youngsville. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Debbie Ann Clay, 48, a resident of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at Christ United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Flynn officiating.
A white dove release ceremony concluded the service.
CASTALIA - Doris Bowden Sturdivant of Cedar Rock died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007 at the age of 82 at Louisburg Nursing Center. She was born December 10, 1924 to the late Edgar G. Bowden and Eula Mann Parham. She grew up on a farm in Nash County. The family will receive friends at Lancaster Funerals and Cremations, 804 N. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, on Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Cedar Rock First Baptist Church on NC Highway 56 E, with the Rev. Mike Underwood and the Rev. Jack Carter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
VETERAN MENTORS. (L to R) Bunn High coaches Henry Jones (volleyball) and David Howle (football) are the longest continuous head coaches in Franklin County. (Times photos by Geoff Neville)
Few intangibles invoke jealousy from opponents more than superb facilities and a consistent tradition of success. From football to basketball to volleyball to softball -- and many other sports -- Bunn High School possesses both of those qualities. Take a tour of Bunn’s campus, and you’ll find an impressive football field, along with one of the area’s nicest gymnasiums. That’s not even counting BHS’ weight room, which would put many Class 4-A facilities to shame.
LOUISBURG -- Don Gines wanted Arielle Boltinghaus to join his Louisburg College fast-pitch softball program. Last year. Instead, Boltinghaus, who prepped at Northern Nash, opted to spend her freshman year at Nash Community College, which doesn’t offer athletics.
LOUISBURG -- Aaron Denton has already had his recruiting cake. Now he’s eating it, too. Denton had already put together a strong recruiting class for his Louisburg College men’s basketball program. But he added a late signee -- and a key one -- when he recently inked Shelby Crest forward Dion Malachi to a letter-of-intent to play for the Hurricanes this season.
FRANKLINTON -- In Ericka Wilkins’ estimation, control will be the key to success this season for her Franklinton High School volleyball team. Ball control, that is. The way Wilkins saw it, her club was out of control too often in 2006, and that resulted in a fourth-place finish in the Northern Carolina Conference spike standings.
This week’s enduring weather has forced a schedule change for the Second Annual Friday Night Pigskin Kickoff.
Actually, just call it the Second Annual Saturday Morning Pigskin Kickoff this time around, at least for the bracket featuring Green Hope, Millbrook, Louisburg and Bunn.
Event organizers deemed that Friday’s slated 4 p.m. opener, with those schools involved, would be held in dangerous temperatures above 100 degrees.
LOUISBURG -- Former Louisburg College men’s soccer star Adam Reekie will take over the fortunes of the LC women’s program this fall as a first-year head coach. Reekie, who hails from England, starred at LC for two years before closing out his collegiate career at Canisius University in Buffalo, N.Y.
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The excitement was in the air, and the Franklin County principals were enthusiastic and positive about the beginning of the school year. The Franklin County Schools, where FCS stands for our Future, our Commitment, and our Students, are off to a great start. About 87 total, with principals and staff, gathered at Louisburg United Methodist Church on Aug. 7 for a principals’ retreat.
NIGHT ON THE TOWN. Louisburg Police Officer Doreen Porter hands out a bookbag to Tyree Alston, part of an effort to provide students with back-to-school equipment during National Night Out on Tuesday. The nationwide event allows neighbors to get together with community groups, such as law enforcement, and share ideas and concerns.
FRANKLINTON — Town commissioners discussed tweaks to one ordinance that would combat gang graffiti and another that affects adult establishments. Presented during a commission meeting last month, the proposed graffiti ordinance drew concerns for two primary reasons: it could infringe on a property owner’s right to create art on their property and it placed the cost of removing the nuisance upon those who were themselves victims of the crime.
A Warrenton contractor is expected to begin work in a few weeks to bring sewer service to an unserved population. The town awarded a $147,000 bid to James C. Harris contractors last month and the Warrenton company will extend sewer lines to serve the 25 or so residences in the Fox Park Road community.