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Showing 26 articles from September 14, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

No time to be cat-atonic
LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME. A mother and her kittens wait at the Franklin County Animal Shelter on Thursday for adoption.
No time to be cat-atonic
The Louisburg Town Council will consider a special-use permit Monday night that will lock in the T. Kemp Road location for a new county animal shelter if approved.
The action will culminate nearly three years of focused effort to overhaul animal control in Franklin County, supporters said.

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‘We have been seared’
The effects of August’s extreme heat on North Carolina crops are painfully clear in the September U.S. Department of Agriculture crop production report.

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Sheriff to hire Sturges for civil litigation
On Monday night, commissioners will be asked to approve the appointment of Louisburg attorney Boyd Sturges as legal counsel for the sheriff’s office in civil matters.

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Lawsuit names town, ex-cop and police department
A Youngsville man has filed a lawsuit against the town, police department and a former officer who is accused of using excessive force during an arrest last year.
Durham attorney Larry Hall filed the suit in Franklin County Civil Superior Court last week, claiming that former Officer Stephen Puryear kicked and hit his client, Stephen Williamston, during an arrest on the evening of Sept. 6, 2006.

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Conserve water: town request
Louisburg officials have asked residents to take steps to conserve water, heeding a call made by Gov. Mike Easley.
Late last week, the governor asked North Carolinians to conserve water as the region experiences drought-like conditions.

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Charity Stripe
Charity Stripe
The rivalry will be renewed Thursday as the United Way tips off its 8th annual All-Star Basketball Game next week, a year after controversy reared its head in the festive campaign kickoff. Wendy Watkins and her Bananas squad took an 8-point victory last year in the game that kicks off the giving organization’s yearly fundraiser.

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Waffle waiting: ‘House’ coming
Louisburg planning staff said it’s only a matter of time before developers submit a proposal to build a Waffle House in town.

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OBITUARIES

SALLIE G. LONG
KITTRELL - Funeral services for Sallie Luvenia Green Long, 88, who died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Sept. 15) at Haywood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Luther Coppedge officiating.

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SANDY R. STONE
DURHAM - Sandy Rochelle Stone, 40, of Durham, formerly of Franklin County, died suddenly Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.

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VIOLA CAMPBELL
LOUISBURG - Viola Campbell, 89, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007.

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SPORTS

A tying experience
A tying experience
BUNN - Tuesday’s boys soccer showdown proved to be a tying experience for both Louisburg and host Bunn.
LHS controlled play for much of the way, but the Wildcats still held a one-goal lead during injury time.

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Book-em Der-o
Book-em Der-o
FRANKLINTON -- After a lopsided early-season loss to Franklinton, the Louisburg Warriors were determined to put up quite the struggle during Wednesday’s rematch at the Franklinton Recreation Park.
But the talented Red Rams have a way of quickly deflating the hopes of opponents. Wednesday’s game proved to be no different as a quick early goal put FHS in charge for good en route to a 5-0 victory over the Warriors.

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Lady Rams score tennis victory against Bunn
Lady Rams score tennis victory against Bunn
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Franklinton evened its record on the season with a 5-4 road victory Thursday at Bunn in a Northern Carolina Conference girls tennis matchup.
The Lady Rams took five of six singles matches during the league event. Bunn swept the doubles, which featured several of Franklinton’s backups.

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Grid stars from BHS televised
Grid stars from BHS televised
Former Bunn High football players Mike Rinfrette and Kerry Neal have received plenty of national-television face time over the past two weeks.
Neal has earned a backup defensive line position as a true freshman at Notre Dame, which has opened with losses to Georgia Tech and Penn State.

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Franklinton’s Burger Boys
Franklinton’s Burger Boys
HENDERSON -- Two days in Henderson proved to be a visit to cheeseburger paradise for the Franklinton High boys soccer team.
For the second consecutive season, the Red Rams won the championship at the Burger King Classic on the campus of Kerr-Vance Academy.

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Carolina Hurricanes’ tix will go on sale Sunday
RALEIGH -- Bill Nowicki, director of ticket operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, has announced that individual game tickets for Hurricanes home games in October and November will be on sale to the general public on Sunday, Sept. 16, in conjunction with the Caniac Carnival.

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‘Cats On NCC Prowl
‘Cats On NCC Prowl
BUNN -- For the first time since they’ve been in the Northern Carolina Conference, the Bunn Ladycats are in first place in the league standings at the midpoint of the volleyball season.
It’s a view BHS head coach Henry Jones likes. But it hasn’t happened in the past, as that luxury has annually been bestowed upon the tradition-rich program at Southern Vance.

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Schedule finalized for Down East Grid Classic
Schedule finalized for Down East Grid Classic
ROCKY MOUNT -- Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) and the City of Rocky Mount announce the10th Annual Down East Viking Football Classic to be held Sept. 19-22 at the Rocky Mount Rocky Mount Athletic Complex.

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LIFESTYLES

Ready-made family with Dena, Malee
Ready-made family with Dena, Malee
On Monday, Sept. 10, the Louisburg United Methodist Women had the opportunity to listen firsthand about adoption possibilities of children from the country of China.
About 20 ladies, members of Louisburg United Methodist Church, gathered at my house for fellowship, business, and a spiritual meeting.

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MEETING PLACES
The following meetings are scheduled through Franklin County government:

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Committee leads search
Franklin County Board of Health Chairman Elyse Goldman appointed a committee Thursday night that will be tasked with finding a new director to replace the departing Phillip Tarte.

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FHS student arrested over pill
FRANKLINTON — A Franklinton High School student was arrested last week on charges of trying to pass off an antidepressant as a controlled substance.

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Rabies clinics start today
A fall rabies clinic through the Franklin County Department of Health begins today.

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PREP FOOTBALL

FHS Topped In OT
FHS Topped In OT
WELDON -- Franklinton sought its second straight victory Friday night, but it wasn’t to be as the Red Rams dropped another winnable overtime game against a non-conference opponent.
In Week Two of the season, FHS lost in double overtime at home against Southeast Halifax. The Red Rams had a second OT opportunity Friday, only to fall 12-6 at Weldon.

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Bunn Rallies Past Webb
Bunn Rallies Past Webb
OXFORD -- Bunn used some offensive, defensive and special teams heroics to rally in the fourth quarter past host Oxford Webb 21-20 in a wild football thriller Friday night.
The Wildcats trailed 20-7 with under six minutes remaining in the game before mounting their comeback.

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Warriors Roll On Road
MANTEO -- Louisburg bounced back from last week’s defeat against Bunn in thunderous fashion with a road victory Friday at Manteo -- the defending Class 1-A state runner-up.
LHS racked up 434 total yards of offense and also put together another strong defensive effort in defeating Manteo by a 36-12 margin.

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