By Friday evening, Franklin County staff were expecting to rescind a boil water advisory and mandatory water restrictions that were put in place Thursday after the county’s water supply was jeopardized when a Henderson water main broke. Henderson, which supplies 1.6 million of the county’s 2 million gallons of water per day, suffered a break and lost 1.5 million gallons of water Thursday morning.
Twenty-six years ago, Dr. James Hardy started his practice with five chairs, a dentistry degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a bouncing baby girl. Today — two more daughters later, stretched from Suite 101 into Suite 102 over the last decade off Jolly Street in Louisburg, and with the then-newborn at his side now with a UNC degree of her own — the office is growing into Suite 103, with 18 employees and 15 chairs.
Franklin County hasn’t witnessed the severe drop-off in the housing market as some pockets of the country, but an initiative by state Treasurer Richard Moore is welcomed by those in the housing industry. In his announcement, Moore said he wants his mortgage protection plan to create more transparencies in an effort to let homeowners know exactly what they’re getting into and avoid issues that could lead to foreclosures in the future.
A Franklin County man was convicted this week for killing his wife. A Franklin County Superior Court jury found Timothy Dale guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Shaundra Dale. Judge Orlando Hudson sentenced Dale, 42, to spend between 189 months and 236 months in jail.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. James C. Kearney, 89, who died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, will be conducted today (Saturday, Oct. 20) at 3 p.m. at Old Liberty Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles A. Murrill Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Mae Smith Long, 66, who died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, were conducted Friday, Oct. 19, at Cedar Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Sylvester White officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
ZEBULON – Douglas Cornell Medlin, 58, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 16, 2007, at his home. Graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pearce Baptist Church cemetery with military honors.
FRANKLINTON - Betty Lou Kearney Mendenhall, 70, of 7 North Chavis St. died Thursday, Oct. 18, at Rex Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 20), at Franklinton Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
WAKE FOREST - Myrtle Barham Mangum, 62, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 20) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Dr. Mike Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Beulah Christian Baptist cemetery.
LITTLETON - Funeral services for Mr. Daniel Minggia, 59, who died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 20) at Mt. Gilliam Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Richardson Funeral Home, Louisburg.
FRANKLINTON - Ervin Brodie, 74, of Perth Amboy, N.J., formerly of Franklinton, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 20) at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church cemetery. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.
WAKE FOREST - Mrs. Willie Carter Hardegree, 77, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 at the home of her daughter, Kimberly H. Lewis in Wake Forest. A memorial service was conducted Thursday, Oct. 18, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.
WAKE FOREST - Richard Lee Hathaway, 62, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Oct. 18, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Aaron Leonard officiating.
WINSTON-SALEM - Johney Franklin Reynolds, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at Forsyth Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Crestview Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Otis Hurst officiating.
HENDERSON - Patricia Rodriguez Cabrera, 49, of Austin, Texas, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007 at her home. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Sunset Gardens, with Dr. Gene Wood officiating.
RALEIGH - Rebecca J. Parker, 65, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Rex Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Raleigh, with Pastor Norman Cooper officiating. Burial will be in the Parker family cemetery in Raleigh.
BUNN — After six years of winless struggles, the Bunn Ladycats have found the secret to defeating tradition-rich volleyball power Southern Vance. Four times in a row. Bunn, which joined the Northern Carolina Conference in 2001, had never topped Southern during the Ladycats’ tenure in the league before breaking through in last season’s Northern Carolina Conference Tournament Championship.
BUNN — Franklinton and Roanoke Rapids are now the established top two teams this season in the Northern Carolina Conference’s boys soccer standings. But third place is up for grabs, and that spot is currently there for the taking for the Bunn Wildcats — which would also bring with it a berth in the Class 2-A State Playoffs.
Back in 2000, I was fortunate enough to travel to Hutchinson, Kan., to cover Louisburg College during its historic appearance at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament.
I remember getting to the rental-car counter at the Kansas City Airport and asking the attendant how longer I needed to drive to get to Hutchinson.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High had hoped to receive a final playoff tune-up when the Lady Warriors hosted the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference Tournament this week.
But it never happened as the event was canceled because of a scheduling snafu. The tournament was supposed to conduct its semifinals and finals Thursday night.
CHATHAM, VA. -- Earlier in the season, Louisburg College had posted one of its most impressive victories in school history as the Hurricanes defeated perennial powerhouse Hargrave Military Academy. The rematch wouldn’t be as spectacular for the Hurricanes as the fired-up Tigers, playing at home, roared to a 30-9 decision Sunday over Louisburg.
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton High School boys soccer coach Deran Coe has a rule about running up the score. Don’t do it. Instead, Coe refuses to allow his team to score more than nine goals in a contest. Needless to say, the high-powered Red Rams have had plenty of nine-goal outings this season.
The Royal Elementary “Before and After School Program” continues to give students the opportunity to learn about other cultures. Children, under the direction of Rachel Clark, site coordinator, experience various activities such as computer lab activities, creative enrichment, homework orientation, media center, physical activities, special art activities and special guests.
Franklin County youth and livestock producers were well represented at the 2007 N.C. State Fair. Thirty-four area youth exhibited beef heifers, sheep, meat goats and turkeys in Raleigh, bringing home many ribbons and more than $2,500 in prize money. Franklin County continues to have one of the largest numbers of youth and livestock entries competing during the fair.
Residents, students and those interested in putting a stop to domestic violence gathered at Louisburg College Thursday, vowing to never forget those who have lost their lives to brutality and pledging to help many others avoid its reach.
Safe Space, a nonprofit domestic violence shelter and counseling program, hosted its 9th annual candlelight vigil, hoping to shed light on the problem of domestic violence.
FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Board of Commissioners revised and adopted policies Tuesday night that better identify employee expectations. By unanimous vote, the board revised its personnel policy and adopted some administrative policies.
The United of Way of Franklin County Board of Directors, led by President Bert L’Homme, recognized Angela L. Harris for her work as interim executive director from December 2006 through August 2007.
Commissioners agreed with the will of their appointed body, not its hired staff when they amended rules regarding roads that lead to subdivisions that fall under family exceptions. The county adopted the family exception rule in 2003 to make it easier for family members to sell land to direct family members, understanding that gravel and asphalt were costly.
Franklin County school staff said efforts to prevent serious infections would continue and quite possibly be renewed as news of an antibiotic-resistant germ sweeps the country.
FRANKLINTON -- Maybe it’s a mythical honor, but Bunn High School head coach David Howle takes pride in his team’s recent ability to lay claim to the Franklin County Football Championship. Bunn wrapped up its 13th county crown in the past 15 years in convincing fashion Friday, and got a key Northern Carolina Conference victory to boot.
CONWAY -- Louisburg faced one of its toughest Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference tests of the season Friday, but the Warriors still came away with a 30-18 road triumph at Northampton East. Louisburg maintained the top spot in the TRAC with a 4-0 league mark. The Warriors are also 8-1 overall and will return home for their final two regular season games, beginning with this coming Friday’s contest against Northampton West.