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Showing 23 articles from October 13, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Jail expansion assessment approved
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners authorized an assessment to determine how the jail can best meet future needs.
Part of that plan could include a strengthened partnership with the U.S. Marshals Service that would allow the county to expand the jail at federal expense.

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Barking up the right tree
Barking up the right tree
Franklin County commissioners directed staff on Tuesday night to negotiate a contract to build a long-awaited animal shelter.
And the board also placed clear expectations on how money donated to the cause would be used.

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County responds to Flextronics
County staff and economic development officials expect to tell commissioners as much as they can about why Flextronics opted to close its Youngsville plant.
During the board’s Oct. 9 meeting, County Manager Chris Coudriet told the board that staff was working to find out what was behind Flextronics’ decision to close its Youngsville plant.

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Still BYOB at top of this hill
Still BYOB at top of this hill
The old Top of the Hill building is under new management and its got a new theme: BYOB — bring your own Bible.
The Calvary’s Cross Baptist Church congregation bought the building and has been spending the past few weekends renovating, hoping to have the old night spot converted into a sanctuary in time for the new year.

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Franklinton gets funding for sewer improvements
Franklinton received a $1-million grant this week it will use to finance sewer improvements needed to avoid state handcuffs.
The state notified the town in January that it needed to improve its sewer system or face a moratorium on new sewer hook-ups.

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OBITUARIES

LINDA D. ARTIS
BUTNER - Linda Diane Artis, 54, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007. Funeral services will be held today (Saturday, Oct. 13) at noon at Richardson Funeral Home with Apostle Cornelius Perry officiating.

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SANDRA HAZELWOOD
LOUISBURG – Sandra Hazelwood, 60, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2007. The family will hold a private memorial service.

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DAPHINE H. HORTON (July 28, 1924 – October 9, 2007)
LOUISBURG – Daphine H. Horton, 83, of Louisburg, died Tuesday night. She was a daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth Horton. Mrs. Horton was preceded in death by her husband, Glynwood Horton; her sisters, Gladys H. Denton and Josephine H. Young; and a nephew, Herbert Young. She was a member of Ransdell Chapel Baptist Church.

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SPORTS

That was yesterday
That was yesterday
LOUISBURG -- Outcomes of soccer matches the second time around can vary considerably.
But an eight-goal differential?
That’s what happened when the Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes hosted long-time Region X rival Spartanburg Methodist College Wednesday afternoon at Dr. Ronald R. May Field on the LC campus.

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Whamm-ocked!
Whamm-ocked!
LOUISBURG - With the Class 1-A State Playoffs set to begin in seven days, members of the Louisburg High School volleyball team have a message for potential postseason opponents:
It’s not just about Brittany Hicks.

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LC’s lack of focus could lead to “casual-ties”
LC’s lack of focus could lead to “casual-ties”
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College has lost only one men’s soccer match this season, but LC head coach David Sexton is still a bit concerned about his squad’s unsteady play at times.
LC displayed that tendency Wednesday afternoon during a home matchup against long-time Region X rival Spartanburg Methodist College.

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Autumn’s sporting thoughts
Autumn’s sporting thoughts
A few thoughts as we (finally) get to enjoy some cooler temperatures across The Triangle:
• Watching Wednesday’s Louisburg-Bunn volleyball match, it occurred to me what a privilege it has been to follow the career of LHS senior middle hitter Brittany Hicks.

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Ladycats’ NCC Clincher
Ladycats’ NCC Clincher
FRANKLINTON -- Tuesday was supposed to be a crowning moment for the Bunn Ladycats as they were on the cusp of their first league volleyball championship since 2000.
So why was BHS head coach Henry Jones less-than-enthused following the capping of the historic event?

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Victories piling up for LHS boys soccer team
SEVEN SPRINGS -- The Louisburg High Warriors hit the road for Wayne County Wednesday and came away with a 4-1 road decision over the Spring Creek Gators in a prep boys soccer matchup.

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Softball tournament scheduled
Softball tournament scheduled
LOUISBURG -- The Sandy Creek Relay For Life Team will hold a benefit softball tournament Nov. 9 (7 p.m.) and Nov. 10 (9 a.m.) at the Louisburg Moose Lodge.
Entry fee for the eight-team event will be $200 per squad. Sponsorships are also available.

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LIFESTYLES

Taro roots are sprouting into ‘minature elephant ears’
Taro roots are sprouting into ‘minature elephant ears’
Do you recall the article on the foreign products that can be found in grocery stores across the country? It was published on The Franklin Times on Aug. 4 titled “Mexican Influences Abound in Local Grocery Stores.”

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A Gray-cious Evening
The Louisburg Senior Center was barely recognizable Saturday, Sept. 15, when senior citizens arrived for the first Senior Citizens Prom sponsored by the Franklin County Department of Aging.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

College concert series marks its 50th year
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Louisburg College will present Cirque Le Masque as the second performance of the 2007-2008 Allen de Hart Concert Series.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary Season of the concert series at Louisburg College. In 2001, the series was renamed the Allen de Hart Concert series in honor of its founder and long-time manager.

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Peebles is new assistant DA
District Attorney Sam Currin has done some shuffling in his office after one of his assistant district attorneys was appointed to the bench.
Last week, Gov. Mike Easley appointed Assistant District Attorney S. Quon Bridges to the District Court bench for Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren counties.

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NEWS IN BRIEF
Kerr-Vance Academy of Henderson recently celebrated the opening of its new media center with a ribbon-cutting.
Headmaster Paul Villatico gave a presentation followed by the rededication of the Sterling Gary Gilliam Memorial Library to its new location in the media center by the late Mr. Gilliam’s daughter, Lucy Gray.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Rams Rally In OT
Rams Rally In OT
WARRENTON -- After dropping a pair of heartbreaking overtime losses earlier in the season, the Franklinton Red Rams weren’t about to let their third extra-session opportunity slip away.
Instead, Landon Vick converted a clutch PAT as Franklinton rallied to defeat host Warren County 28-27 in a wild Northern Carolina Conference football matchup at the WCHS Field.

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Bunn Blasts Northwest
AURELIAN SPRINGS -- Bunn broke a two-game losing streak in impressive fashion Friday at Northern Carolina Conference rival Northwest Halifax.
The Wildcats racked up 373 total yards, including 306 on the ground, en route to defeating the host Vikings by a 55-6 margin.

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LHS Marches On
LEGGETT -- Louisburg was down to its third-string quarterback Friday, but that didn’t stop the Warriors’ offense from rolling down the field.
With starter Lee Person and backup Daryl Ware unavailable because of injuries, LHS turned to Ryan Stern.

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