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Showing 35 articles from November 6, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Senter elected Franklinton mayor
Senter elected Franklinton mayor
Voters in Franklinton chose a native son and a man with a family history of public service when it chose Elic Senter as its new mayor.
Voters in Youngsville put two new commissioners in office while saying goodbye to long-serving member Harold Reddick.

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Voter turnout is sparse
Voting in the 2007 municipal election got off to a pedestrian start on Tuesday as only two towns had contested races on the ballot.
Louisburg had a late entrant as a write-in candidate to make a four-way race for three town council seats, however, voting numbers were lagging Tuesday afternoon.

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OH SO VERY CLOSE<br>Louisburg volleyball falls to Hendersonville in state championship match
OH SO VERY CLOSE
Louisburg volleyball falls to Hendersonville in state championship match

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Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter
Commissioners, Humane Society volunteers and county staff were on hand Tuesday to break ground on a shelter designed to give animals a new leash on life.
Last month, commissioners approved a $1.2 million contract to build a new animal shelter next to the county jail on T. Kemp Road.
The 7,300-square-foot building will replace the dilapidated shelter next to the landfill that the county currently uses.

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Mother says son’s death was no accident
The mother of a pedestrian killed in August said it was a murder plot that led him to wander along U.S. 401 and into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
According to a report by Trooper T.L. Hunt, Ronald Tyrone Kearney, 34, was walking in the roadway of the two-lane highway at about 3 a.m. when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle — a sport utility vehicle driven by an EMS worker responding to a car fire call.

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Commissioners to look at revenue options
Commissioners to look at revenue options
Franklin County Commissioners agreed to speed up their agenda Monday night, bringing back for discussion two revenue options that they originally planned to deliberate on in January.
In July, the state legislature gave counties the chance to put before voters a land use transfer tax or a quarter-cent sales tax increase as revenue options to help offset raids the state made on other county funding it will use to pick up Medicaid expenses.

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OBITUARIES

MAEDELL STOKES
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Maedell Stokes, 83, who died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Carl Wardrett officiating. Burial will follow in the Stokes family cemetery.

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TASKER RICHARDSON
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for Tasker Richardson, 85, who died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Richardson Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.

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JOSEPH G. PIKE
KINSTON - Joseph “Gordon” Pike, 86, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 4, at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, Kinston, with the Rev. Archie Ratliff and the Rev. David Paramore officiating. Burial was Monday, Nov. 5, at the Pike family cemetery in Pink Hill, with the Rev. George Earl Pike officiating.

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RICHARD A. TOWERS
TAMPA, Fla. - Richard Allen Towers, 61, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2007 at Tampa General Hospital. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Nov. 3, at Good Hope Baptist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Gilbert Brantley officiating.

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MARY ELOISE WRENN
HOLLY RIDGE - Mary Eloise Wrenn, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Ridge, with the Rev. Lottie Rodgers officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at noon Thursday, Nov. 8, at Trinity United Methodist Church cemetery in Louisburg.

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FAY MARIE PERRY
HENDERSON - Fay Marie Perry, 52, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007 at her home in Henderson. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 4, at Hawkins Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. W. S. Taylor officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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ANTHONY Q. NEAL
FRANKLINTON - Anthony Q. Neal, 46, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.

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SPORTS

NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
RALEIGH - Louisburg High’s 10-year finals anniversary wasn’t a golden one at last Saturday’s Class 1-A State Volleyball Finals at Reynolds Coliseum.
One decade after making their last state championship appearance, the Lady Warriors were defeated 25-21, 25-17 and 25-16 by Hendersonville -- the same team that spoiled Louisburg’s title aspirations in 1997.

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Championship match: a noteworthy effort
Championship match: a noteworthy effort
RALEIGH -- For the Louisburg High Lady Warriors, the ride was much more pertinent than the destination.
That’s the way LHS head coach Erica Wammock will remember her club’s 2007 season, which featured a myriad of accomplishments sewn in with a loss to Hendersonville in last Saturday’s Class 1-A State Championship Volleyball Match at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh.

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Area clubs fare well at state spike finals
RALEIGH – Meagan Tatum of Roxboro Person led the Rockets to a four-game decision over Charlotte Myers Park in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A volleyball championships last Saturday at Reynolds Coliseum on the North Carolina State University campus.

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‘Molly 2’ does in Warriors
‘Molly 2’ does in Warriors
Moments after Louisburg High had defeated Lakewood in the Eastern Regional Finals, a proud LHS fan sported an oversized smile and announced this proclamation:
“At least we don’t have to go up against Molly Pyles this time!’’ she said.

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Wildcats Wallop Warren
Wildcats Wallop Warren
BUNN -- Even with a less-than-favorable seeding, Bunn High School head football coach David Howle knows this -- his Wildcats appear to be rounding into postseason form following a 42-6 home victory over Warren County last Friday night.
The conquest, which wrapped up second place for BHS in the Northern Carolina Conference, was the fourth in a row for the Wildcats.

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FHS wraps up season with loss to S. Vance
FHS wraps up season with loss to S. Vance
HENDERSON -- Having gotten the better of the season series with Franklinton in recent years, it was hard for Southern Vance fans not to look at last Friday night’s Senior Night clash with the Red Rams as little more than a dress rehearsal for the State 2-A Playoffs that start next week.
The defense didn’t miss any cues, piling up seven interceptions while returning one for a score and the offense was good enough to get all the understudies a little work in a 41-14 victory.

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FOOTBALL STATE PLAYOFF PAIRINGS
CHAPEL HILL -- Listed are the Class 1-AA (Louisburg) and Class 2-A (Bunn) State Football Playoff brackets from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association:

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Louisburg, BHS get ready for the state playoffs
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Franklin County went 1-1 during last weekend’s coin flips for seedings in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s upcoming state football playoffs.
Louisburg was a big winner, claiming a flip with Warsaw James Kenan to determine the No. 1 seed in the Class 1-AA State Playoffs.

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Warriors Unbeaten In TRAC
Warriors Unbeaten In TRAC
LOUISBURG -- Of the successful campaigns in Louisburg High School football history, none can top this one.
Not after LHS wrapped up regular season action with a school-best 10-1 mark following a shutout victory Friday at home against the Gates County Red Barons.

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County soccer teams eliminated in playoffs
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton High’s storybook season had a disappointing ending last Saturday as the Red Rams were edged 4-3 by Cedar Ridge in the second round of the Class 2-A State Boys Soccer Playoffs at the Franklinton Recreation Park.
FHS, which had a first-round bye, finished with a sparkling 21-2-2 record. But that final mark didn’t provide much consolation to Red Rams’ head coach Deran Coe, who was hopeful of a deep postseason run for his talented club.

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

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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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Congrats Lady Warriors!
Class 1-A State Volleyball Runner-Up

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LIFESTYLES

Old Fashion Garden Club sprouts dwarf tree update
The Old Fashion Garden Club’s October meeting was at the home of Augusta Cofield, with President Martha Hyman presiding.
The devotion was led by Edna Fogg and concluded with a poem, “In the Garden,” and prayer.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Louisburg College set to inaugurate new president following week of activity
Louisburg College students, staff and officials are set to inaugurate its new president on Friday, the culmination of a week-long list of activities.
J. Michael Clyburn was named as the school’s president over the spring and summer replacing former president Reginald Ponder.

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Calculus and geometry offered to LHS students through LC
Franklin County Schools and Louisburg College have joined to provide calculus and analytical geometry I to the students of Louisburg High School.
The program is outside of the standard dual enrollment agreement between FCS and LC.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Cookbook from the heart now on sale at county DSS office
Since 1992, the Franklin County Chapter of the North Carolina Social Services Association has raised funds each year to help less fortunate residents and this year is no different.

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Gobble, gobble: send in memories
The Franklin Times would like to hear from you about your most favorite/thankful Thanksgiving Day.
Send in 200 words or less about that special memory. Add a photo, or if a photo says it all, send us a picture of that special day.

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Franklin County Extension Service ready for Farm-City Week
National Farm-City Week was designed to bring city and county dwellers closer together, to understand and appreciate one another, and to improve the quality of life for all people.

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DISTRICT COURT
Following are some cases adjudicated in Franklin District Court.

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BUSINESS

Southern States annual meeting Nov. 20
Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including the upcoming meeting for members of Southern States Cooperative Inc., Louisburg Service.

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Tractor Supply Company to open in Youngsville
Construction on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Youngsville, the company’s 32nd North Carolina location, is under way.
Tractor Supply Company is the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the United States.

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