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Showing 31 articles from October 2, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Bigger than Big at LC
Bigger than Big at LC
Fred Fearing brought his baseball glove. At 93, he was still ready to take the field.
Donna Clayton, the mother of one of LC’s all-time best softball players, made her hotel reservations the day she received the brochure in the mail.
Matt Ryan drove in from New Jersey, anxious to see some of his old buddies from the Louisburg College baseball program.

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Novozymes expanding facility, jobs
Novozymes has announced a multi-million-dollar expansion for the Franklinton plant.
The international company will expand lab facilities and hire 60 new employees at its Franklinton site within the next 12 months. It currently employs 450 people.

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CHILI TODAY••• HOT TAMALE•
CHILI TODAY••• HOT TAMALE•
CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT? Inset photo, “Chef” John Carlisle and wife Linda, of Louisburg, offered quite a spread as participants in the 2nd annual Fireman’s Benefit Chili Cookoff at the Farmers’ Market in Wake Forest. The Carlisles, who retired to Louisburg two years ago from Venice Beach, Calif., did not win, but their “Rolling Stone Red” and “Porky’s Mean Green” were hot items with the crowd.

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Bunn has its own growth to consider
Bunn has its own growth to consider
BUNN — The Board of Commissioners approved changes to its zoning ordinance and map that are designed to take the town into the future.
The town’s guiding map and texts were written in the 1980s town officials said and, save for some amendments and updates, it had not been fully addressed in recent history.

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Drama meets trauma at drill
Drama meets trauma at drill
Franklin Regional Medical Center staff used a mock drill to get some real world experience in case of disaster.
The hospital annually puts doctors, nurses and a horde of other staffers through drills to test their readiness and response to disasters, and this year’s test mirrored a world that is still coping with post Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack sensibilities.

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Cyclists ride for cancer research, awareness
Cyclists ride for cancer research, awareness
Members of Franklin County’s Relay For Life will ride with purpose today, joining about 1,000 cyclists as they trek through Louisburg.
Cycle North Carolina’s Mountains to the Coast ride is hosted by North Carolina Amateur Sports, a nonprofit charitable organization, and will bring participants through Louisburg early this afternoon.

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OBITUARIES

GEORGE D. MCGHEE
CLAYTON - George Dexter McGhee, 76, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007 at Johnston Memorial Hospital.

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PEARL P. INSCOE
SPRING HOPE - Pearl Perkerson Inscoe, 85, died Saturday evening, Sept. 29, 2007.

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TOMMIE L. FLEMING
LOUISBURG - Tommie L. Fleming, 74, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 at Hillside Nursing Center in Wake Forest.

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W. K. “BUD” WILLIAMS
ZEBULON - W. K. “Bud” Williams, 79, died Saturday evening, Sept. 29, 2007 at Wake Med.

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BARBARA P. HALEY
ROLESVILLE - Barbara Price Haley, 69, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at her home.

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TRACY G. TANT
FRANKLINTON - Tracy Glen Tant, 41, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at Carebridge Assisted Living Community.

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MATTIE H. EDWARDS
LOUISBURG - Mattie Hedgepeth Edwards, 69, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 in UNC Hospital.

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JANIE YATES VICK PENDERMAN
Mrs. Janie Yates Vick Penderman, age 92, was born November 1, 1914 in Columbus Co., NC and departed this life Friday, September 28, 2007 at her home in Franklin Co., NC.

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MARGIE S. BILLINGS (June 6, 1931 – September 30, 2007)
LOUISBURG – Margie Smith Billings, 76, of Louisburg, died Sunday evening.

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JANA DELL JONES
Jana Dell Jones, M.D., F.A.C.P., 45, of Leavenworth, Kansas, died Thursday, September 20, 2007, at Kansas City Hospice House.

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SPORTS

Big wins at the Big event
Big wins at the Big event
LOUISBURG -- During the preseason, the Louisburg College Hurricanes were tested mightily in a football scrimmage against the Methodist University varsity squad.
The same couldn’t be said Sunday when Methodist’s JV team traveled to town for a contest that capped off LC’s Big Event Weekend.

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Ladycats defeated vs. NCHS
Ladycats defeated vs. NCHS
ROCKY MOUNT -- Bunn was able to salvage two doubles victories, but the Ladycats were still topped 7-2 by Nash Central in a non-conference girls tennis matchup Monday at the NC Courts.
BHS’ conquests came at No. 3 Doubles as Brittany Pleasants and Casey O’Neal teamed to defeat NC’s Sarah Joyner and Victoria Mitchell 8-5 and at No. 1 Doubles as Ashley Yeatman and Jada Robinson knocked off NC’s Christian Davis and Fahlon Faithful 8-6.

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Lord Fairfax bows to Lady Hurricanes
Lord Fairfax bows to Lady Hurricanes
LOUISBURG -- Considering they had defeated Lord Fairfax Community College by eight goals earlier in the season, the Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes didn’t expect much resistance Sunday when the Cannons traveled to the LC campus for a rematch.

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Louisburg Rec set for hoops
Louisburg Rec set for hoops
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg Parks and Recreation is currently accepting basketball registrations for children 5-13.
Age divisions are as follows : 5-7, 8-10, and 11-13. Children must currently be 5, and may not turn 14 before January 1, 2008. Registration forms are available at Town Hall from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Big Event great as promised
Big Event great as promised
Don Fish promises that The Big Event is going to only get bigger.
That’s hard to imagine.
But following last weekend’s Louisburg College Big Event, Fish said “It will occur (again) and we will do it bigger and better.’’

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Warriors wallop Weldon, 47-0
LOUISBURG -- Considered the preseason favorite to win the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference, the Louisburg Warriors did nothing to dispel that prediction during their league opener last Friday.
LHS celebrated homecoming in a big way, piling up 40 points in the first half alone en route to a 47-0 drubbing of the Weldon Mighty Chargers at Warrior Field.

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

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

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Louisburg College Big Event

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LIFESTYLES

HONORS
Hallum Kirkwood Dickens IV has been recognized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for having achieved the dean’s list for the 2006-2007 school year.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Put on your blue suede shoes
Organizers of Jesica’s Hope Chest have a trio of fund-raisers slated this month to regenerate buzz and interest in the philanthropic program.
The first is a Saturday concert at the Louisburg College Auditorium featuring Elvis Presley illusionist Keith Henderson.

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Don’t you want me, baby?
Don’t you want me, baby?
Four shepherd mix puppies snooze during the Franklin County Humane Society’s Classic Car fundraiser on Sept. 29 in Franklinton. The puppies are from a litter of 12. Eight are still needing homes.

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MEETING PLACES
Oct. 3 - Tourism Development Authority, Franklin County Administration Building, Second Floor Conference Room, 113 Market St., Louisburg, 4:30 p.m.

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First bricks down at Long Mill Elementary
First bricks down at Long Mill Elementary
MOVING AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. Construction on the new $13.3-million Long Mill Elementary School off Bert Winston Road is progressing, with beams up and the very first brick put down last week. (Pictured), Isai Bacquez lends support outside a classroom area.

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BUSINESS

Personal service returns
A Roanoke Rapids man has brought a bedrock of the Louisburg business community back into local hands.
Stewart Enterprises, which owns and operates more than 170 funeral homes and 110 cemeteries, bought Lancaster Funeral Home in 1996, taking over an establishment that’s operated in Louisburg since 1935.

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