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Showing 17 articles from October 9, 2007.

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Flextronics: what’s ahead?
Just as quickly as the county’s largest private employer announced that it was shutting down, the state responded by deploying a team of employment resources to help Flextronic workers recover.
Flextronics, a Singapore-based company, announced Friday that it was closing its Youngsville plant. According to the county Finance Office, Flextronics employs 750 people.

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Tar River “Peddle” Trail?
Tar River “Peddle” Trail?
So that’s what happened to my bike. The lack of rain has dropped the water level of the Tar River at Riverbend Park to the depth of uncovering lost and forgotten treasures. Last week’s rainfall didn’t add much to help the drought conditions throughout Franklin County, North Carolina or the southeastern United States. With record temperatures in the 90s earlier in the week, forecasters are expecting 70s as the high in the area by Thursday with no chance of rain on the radar.

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Commissioners to review TDA funding process
The county’s Tourism Development Authority has grappled with spending public money for private enterprise during its last two meetings and county commissioners may take up the discussion next.

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Foy case continued to Nov. 20
The case against a Franklin County commissioner charged with domestic assault and drug possession was continued until next month.
Commissioner Harry Foy was present in Dare County District Court last Thursday to face those charges which resulted from an Aug. 15 incident about three miles off the coast of Hatteras.

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Stires approaches BOE about bill, plans to run against Berger
Asking the Board of Education to oppose a political opponent’s proposed legislation, Chuck Stires said Monday he will rally statewide attention to stop legislation that would expunge the felony records of 16- and 17-year-olds.

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Policy recommendations made for airport area planning
The Small Area Plan Advisory Committee was presented with nearly 20 policies designed to guide growth and development surrounding the airport and industrial development site.

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Film still rolling
The Louisburg Movie Theater is for sale, but its owner is still running the projector.
Robert Carr put the building on the market this week, but the theater is not closed.

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SPORTS

Head games
Head games
LOUISBURG -- Once again, Louisburg College is a-head of its competition on the men’s soccer field.
Utilizing headers, the Hurricanes scored their first two goals off corner kicks and went on to defeat Howard Community College by a 6-0 margin Sunday at Ronald May Field.

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Make it or break it
Make it or break it
LOUISBURG - Even though his team is on target for its best-ever season, Louisburg College football coach Rick Mohlmann says the true gauge of LC’s progress is yet to come.
The Hurricanes are 5-1 with two games to go, and they are both expected to be hard-fought matchups that Mohlmann is eagerly anticipating.

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Raiders of the lost wildcats
Raiders of the lost wildcats
BUNN -- ‘This is it!’ Southern Vance football coach Mark Perry shouted before the start of the fourth quarter.
Perry was referring to the still-in-doubt outcome of last Friday’s Northern Carolina Conference showdown between his Runnin’ Raiders and the host Bunn Wildcats.

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Red Rams fall 14-13 to Jackets
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Learning how to win close games continues to be the No. 1 priority for the Franklinton High School football program.
Heading into Friday’s Northern Carolina Conference opener at Roanoke Rapids, the Red Rams had dropped two tight, non-league overtime matchups.

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Warriors win vs. Southeast
TILLERY -- Southeast Halifax’s power-oriented offense found little room to run last Friday at home against the Louisburg Warriors and their stern defense.
Louisburg limited SEH to just 27 rushing yards -- on 34 attempts -- en route to claiming a one-sided 38-3 victory over the host Trojans in a Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference football event.

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FHS Is Halfway Home
FHS Is Halfway Home
FRANKLINTON -- It’s time for a change.
That was the slogan on pieces of paper that some of Franklinton’s players had carried to Monday’s Northern Carolina Conference showdown against Roanoke Rapids.

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

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Carolina Hurricanes sign Tanabe to contract
RALEIGH -- Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, has announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman David Tanabe on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Tanabe $600,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the minor league level in 2007-08, and $900,000 at the NHL level in 2008-09.

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

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LIFESTYLES

Cherry Hill in the fall
Beautiful, crisp fall days provide the perfect introduction to the fall concert series at the historic Cherry Hill Plantation in Warren County. This year, the series begins with a concert by noted solo pianist Ruskin Cooper who will perform beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

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