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Showing 32 articles from September 25, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

It’s coming — LC’s BIG EVENT
It’s going to be big, and it’s going to be the whole weekend.
Louisburg College’s BIG EVENT begins Friday.
That night, eight people will make Louisburg College history with their induction into the inaugural class of the Louisburg College Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Fired up in Epsom
BIG DAY. Melissa Moody, Raynor Gilliam and Lindsey Marshall serve barbecue and fried chicken plates for the fundraiser.
Fired up in Epsom

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Bids OK’d for FHS upgrades
With the decision behind it to turn the Franklinton High School building into a middle school when a new high school opens, the Board of Education has approved $3.9 million in bids for upgrades.

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Disaster Thursday is a drill just a test
Franklin Regional Medical Center, emergency services and area emergency crews are planning to team up this week to perform a disaster drill.
The exercise, spearheaded by the hospital, is designed to gauge response, reaction and recovery from a major disaster in the community.

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Embarq embroiled by benefits
YOUNGSVILLE — Union members and former employees of a telephone company said they would continue efforts to spread their message that Embarq has broken promises to thousands of retirees.

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Diana Perry named Nurse of the Year by state association
Diana Perry named Nurse of the Year by state association
Seventeen years as a nurse in Raleigh hospitals proved to be taxing and demanding, so Diana Perry decided she needed a different atmosphere – one in nursing but one that was a little more predictable and one that would allow her to spend more time with her family.
Eleven years later, Perry remains the head nurse at Bunn High and Bunn Middle, and her passion and enjoyment are at an all time high.

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County roads’ surveys are in
Local planners said efforts to solicit road improvement ideas from the public were successful.
In July, the state Department of Transportation and county planning staff mailed out 1,000 surveys and made the document available online, asking residents and motorists to prioritize road issues in Franklin County.

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OBITUARIES

ERNEST H. MAJOR
RALEIGH - Ernest Henry Major, 68, a resident of Spring Arbor Assisted Living and a former resident of Franklinton, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007 at Wake Medical Center.

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MARJORIE D. LANCASTER
LOUISBURG - Marjorie Dell Lancaster, 83, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Sept. 24, at Johnson Funerals and Cremations in Nashville.

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EUNICE W. WALL
ZEBULON - Eunice Ward Wall, 82, died Sunday morning, Sept 23, 2007 at Duke Health Raleigh Hospital.

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LESSIE G. DAVIS
WENDELL - Lessie Gray Perry Davis, 88, died Sunday evening, Sept. 23, at her home.

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ERVIN M. MOORE
RALEIGH - Ervin Manly Moore, 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 at Mayview Convalescent Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 23, at Temple Baptist Church, with interment following in Raleigh Memorial Park.

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RONNIE SURLES
RALEIGH - Ronnie Surles, 53, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007. A memorial service was conducted Monday, Sept. 24, at Inwood Baptist Church.

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FOREST HARRIS
SPRING HOPE - Forest Harris, 79, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Louisburg.

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MILTON PENDERMAN
CASTALIA - Milton Penderman, 95, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Louisburg.

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SHIRLEY C. FAULKNER (Jan. 5, 1936 – Sept. 23, 2007)
LOUISBURG – Shirley Cole Faulkner, 71, of Louisburg, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday evening.

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JUDY M. RITCH
LOUISBURG - Judy Mae Murphy Ritch, 58, of Louisburg, died Friday, September 21, 2007, in Rex Hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. from the chapel of Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, with the Rev. Jimmy Carpenter officiating. Entombment followed in Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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JAMES A. WEATHERS JR.
GALAX, Va. - James A. Weathers Jr. (Jay), 49, of Galax, VA, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 at Twin County Regional Healthcare. He was born Sunday, December 1, 1957 to James A. and Joyce Knott Weathers of Louisburg.

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SPORTS

Bite of the BULLDOGS
Bite of the BULLDOGS
LOUISBURG - For a blueprint of what the Louisburg College program aspires to be, simply visit the football office at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville.
There, you’ll find GMC’s 2001 National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship trophy. Along with second-place prizes collected in 2002 and 2005.

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Bite of the BULLDOGS 2
Bite of the BULLDOGS 2
BUNN - Just a few hours before the opening kickoff last Friday, Bunn High School head football coach David Howle talked about how meaningless his team’s No. 4 Class 2-A state ranking really was.
And Howle also surmised that Nash Central, after dropping games to BHS in each of the past two seasons, would be a fired-up bunch when the Bulldogs traveled to Franklin County for a non-conference showdown against the Wildcats.

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It’s here: autumn is upon us
It’s here: autumn is upon us
Fall is my favorite time of the year. Actually, it’s not even close.
Football is great, the weather is near-perfect and my birthday is coming up. Let’s face it -- your birthday is the only day where you can actually be treated like a king or queen.

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FHS gets homecoming victory
FRANKLINTON -- Victories are becoming contagious at Franklinton, and this time a homecoming crowd was on hand for the celebration.
For the second time in three weeks, the Red Rams have collected a victory following last Friday’s 28-0 home decision over a winless Princeton club.

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LHS’ Warriors put sting on Yellow Jackets
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Following a slow start, the Louisburg Warriors began to surge in the second quarter en route to posting a 30-7 road victory last Friday against Russell Weinstein’s Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets.

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North Carolina Wesleyan dominates versus Methodist
FAYETTEVILLE -- The North Carolina Wesleyan Blue & Gold football team of North Carolina Wesleyan eased the pain of two tough early season losses last Saturday by winning their second straight contest, a 50-10 rout of Methodist College on the road.

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High School Grid Scores
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last week’s North Carolina high school football scores:

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Lady Knights top Bunn on court
Lady Knights top Bunn on court
BUNN -- The Bunn Ladycats stepped out of league play Monday and were defeated 8-1 by Northern Nash at home in a girls prep tennis matchup.
BHS’ lone victory came at No. 1 singles, where Ashley Yeatman topped NN’s Marci Flye 6-1, 7-6.

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CONTEST WINNERS
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last weekend’s game and individual winners from The Franklin Times Football Contest:

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LIFESTYLES

NEW MEMBERS JOIN YOUNGSVILLE WOMAN’S CLUB
NEW MEMBERS JOIN YOUNGSVILLE WOMAN’S CLUB
The Youngsville Woman’s Club Inc. (GFWC-NC), serving the Youngsville community for more than 52 years, inducted five new members into this service organization recently. New club women (left to right) are Mary Margaret Norman; Lisa Girvin; (with President Mary Jo Buffaloe); Carol Ashley; Brenda Joyner and Kelly Osborne; (with First Vice President Annie Berger) join the club’s active projects that serve Youngsville schools and the community.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Youngsville Fall Festival
Youngsville Fall Festival
HOT FALL FEST. Rosanell and Armenta Eaton show off some crafts and jewelry inside the Youngsville Armory where about 70 other vendors exhibited their wares as part of the Youngsville Fall Festival on Saturday. Vendors showed off jewerly, soaps, flower arrangements and gourmet food. Dozens of people also brought out classic cars for visitors to see in the Youngsville Elementary School parking lot.

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DISTRICT COURT
Taking big game (wild turkey) with use of bait proved to be a costly fowl for two Wake County residents recently.

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USDA Applications for EQIP due from farmers by Nov. 1
Small and limited resource farmers will have an easier time enrolling in the Environmental Quality Incentive Program with a special initiative targeting these farmers.

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Young leaders
The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce offers an annual program to help people develop leadership skills titled “Leadership Franklin.” The program is offered to adults, but now the program will extend to high school students.

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