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Showing 29 articles from September 7, 2007.

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Wake Health Services will open clinic for uninsured in Louisburg
Wake Health Services will open clinic for uninsured in Louisburg
Wake Health Services of Raleigh will be opening a clinic in Louisburg as part of a $600,000 federal grant for the under insured and uninsured, and a county commissioner who supported the WHS grant is listed as the contact on the application for the proposed location.
Commissioner Sidney Dunston, who offered a motion to support the pursuit of a free clinic in Franklin County during a May 21 meeting of the Board of Commissioners and who is a minister, is listed as the contact for the proposed new clinic site, which is identified as Dunston’s church at 315 E. River Road, Louisburg.

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Franklinton water woes are critical
FRANKLINTON — For about the past month, the only precipitation that has mattered in town has been falling revenue.
Last month, the town instituted voluntary water restrictions to stabilize water levels that have been under attack by heat and a lack of rain.

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Early-morning goat gallop
Early-morning goat gallop
TRYING TO GET HER GOAT. Well, not literally. Actually these goats were trying to be buddies with Kristina Rozier during her morning walk in front of the Gardner Farm off Highway 56 last week. They had broken loose from a neighboring pasture and started following Rozier, who recently moved to Franklin County from Miami. She grabbed them a few times by the horns to turn them back without any success, getting her first, hands-on lesson in country living.

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Water, sewer hold favored
Franklin County commissioners agreed this week to let staff proceed with plans to develop a policy to spur existing residential development and delay a premature sewer system expansion.
Staff has recommended that the county suspend its water and sewer connection policy, giving staff time to better plot the county’s development.

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Speeders made up lot for majority of holiday violators
Franklin County’s roads were home to those with lead feet this holiday weekend, but there was not a significant number of drunken drivers on the road.
Across the state, Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies set up more than 8,500 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols, citing more than 33,000 for speeding, making 2,905 driving while impaired arrests and arresting 630 fugitives.

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OBITUARIES

PAULINE GAILES
FRANKLINTON - Funeral services for Pauline Gailes, 81, who died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Sept. 8) at First Baptist Church of Franklinton with the Rev. Diane Dozier officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

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MAZIE R. MITCHELL
WAKE FOREST – Mazie R. Mitchell, 75, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Sept. 8) at Faith Tabernacle Church. Burial will follow in the Wake Forest Cemetery.

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MAZIE R. MITCHELL
WAKE FOREST – Mazie R. Mitchell, 75, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Sept. 8) at Faith Tabernacle Church. Burial will follow in the Wake Forest Cemetery.

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JAMES C. JONES
FRANKLINTON – Funeral services for James Cary Jones, 59, who died on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, were held on Sept. 6 at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Richardson officiating. Burial followed in the Concord Church cemetery.

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FRANK RAGLAND
LOUISBURG – Funeral services for Frank “Snoot” Ragland, 81, who died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, will be conducted on Monday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Ruin Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Ruin Creek Church cemetery.

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JAMES M. WOOD
ZEBULON – James M. Wood, 66, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007. Funeral services were held Sept. 7 in Crestview Memorial Cemetery, Roanoke Rapids.

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LISA G. HAWKINS
HUBERT – Lisa Gail Hawkins, 45, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007. No funeral services will be held at this time.

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EDGAR E. STRICKLAND
FUQUAY-VARINA – Edgar Earl Strickland, 75, died on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007. A graveside service was held on Sept. 6 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Fuquay-Varina with the Rev. Horace Hamm officiating.

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JOHN H. CADDELL JR.
FRANKLINTON – John H. Caddell Jr., 67, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007. A memorial service was held Sept. 6 at Olive Grove Baptist Church in Creedmoor. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh.

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MARGARET R. MCLEOD
YOUNGSVILLE – Margaret Ross McLeod, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007. Funeral services will be held today (Saturday, Sept. 8) at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Stratton officiating. Burial will follow in the Briarcreek Memorial Gardens in Raleigh.

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SPORTS

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BUNN - Big-time performers come up with big plays at big times.
And few prep volleyball teams in the area have as many big-match stalwarts than the Louisburg Lady Warriors.
After dropping the first game of Wednesday’s county showdown at ultimate rival Bunn, Louisburg showed savvy by consistently winning key points while taking the ensuing three games.

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Red Rams slide past Granville
CREEDMOOR -- Franklinton scored the final two goals of the match to come away with a hard-fought 4-2 decision Tuesday against the host South Granville Vikings in boys soccer action.
The Red Rams, coached by Deran Coe, are now 4-1-1 on the season.
“It was a less-than-beautiful victory,’’ Coe said.

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Bend it like bunn
Bend it like bunn
BUNN -- It wasn’t as decisive as the teams’ earlier meeting, but Bunn was still able to comfortably get the job done during Tuesday’s boys soccer rematch against Southern Nash.
Taking on a squad they had shut out by seven goals a couple of weeks ago, Bunn was able to pull away in the second half to earn a 7-0 decision.

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Cardwell predicts the upset
Cardwell predicts the upset
One day last week, the phone rang at my office desk. It was Brent Cardwell, the Recreation Director for the Town of Louisburg.
And proud graduate of Appalachian State University.
“Upset of the year,’’ Brent said, referring to Appalachian’s scheduled football game a few days later at the mighty University of Michigan. “It’s going to happen. We’re going to beat Michigan.’’
Yeah, right.

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Hurricanes’ gridiron force reaching named status
Hurricanes’ gridiron force reaching named status
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College’s quest for gridiron respect is three-fold as the Hurricanes enter the third year of the return of the school’s football program.
In order to field a competitive team, the Hurricanes need to bring in quality players. To do that, LC must make continued inroads with Division I and II schools that refer their non-qualifiers to prep schools or junior colleges.

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County Sports Schedule
FRIDAY Franklinton at Weldon 7:30 p.m. Bunn at Oxford Webb 7:30 p.m. Louisburg at Manteo 7:30 p.m.

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LHS baseball players sign
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High may have fielded a young baseball team last spring, but the Warriors did receive plenty of quality senior leadership from Gerald Bullock and William Parrish.

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Tennis Triumph For LHS
Tennis Triumph For LHS
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School picked up a clutch Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference victory Thursday, defeating Southeast Halifax by a convincing 8-1 margin.

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Godwin, Pirates hit the diamond
Godwin, Pirates hit the diamond
GREENVILLE -- Following the program’s eighth NCAA Regional appearance in the last nine years, East Carolina University Head Baseball Coach Billy Godwin guided the 2008 Pirates through a spirited three-and-a-half-hour work out to open fall practice today at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

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NC Wesleyan drops opening football game
ROCKY MOUNT -- The North Carolina Wesleyan football team kicked off its 2007 season with high expectations last Saturday.

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LIFESTYLES

Enjoy trips of a lifetime
Enjoy trips of a lifetime
A trip of a lifetime can be just the thing to change an outlook.
There are many people I have talked to who relate this feeling very strongly. The hands-on type of learning that takes place in people’s lives after taking trips is amazing.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

EMS volunteer struck victim on way to wreck
A Louisburg rescue squad chief said that a volunteer member who was involved in a fatal accident last month remains a vital member of the crew.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Bunn Breaks Away Late From LHS
Bunn Breaks Away Late From LHS
BUNN -- In a game that featured a combined 751 yards of offense, it was a key defensive stand Friday night that helped Bunn outlast chief rival Louisburg.
With the visiting Warriors 31 yards away from taking the lead early in the second half, Bunn stopped LHS one yard on a key fourth-and-three situation.

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FHS Picks Up Victory
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton snapped an on-field losing streak dating back to August of 2004 Friday night. And the Red Rams did so in resounding fashion.
FHS broke open a tight game with a pair of late touchdowns and went on to defeat North Raleigh Christian by a 32-14 margin at the FHS Football Field.

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