YOUNGSVILLE — The state Senate president pro tem, area legislators and business people engaged in a tour of Senate District 7 this week, including a Franklin County stop to discuss economic and business development.
Senators Marc Basnight and Doug Berger, and Rep. Lucy Allen began the tour of Franklin County, Oxford and Warrenton with a discussion on business at the Youngsville Community Center.
BUNN — Residents gathered in a Bunn High cafeteria built with 2004 school bond money to hear how another dip in their pockets could be used to again improve schools across the county.
The meeting Thursday night was the third in a series of five community meetings across the county to answer questions about a proposed $53-million school bond — giving those residents ammunition they can use to help sell the rest of the voting public on the idea.
While not many things can take away the sting of losing the county’s largest employer, Franklin County has witnessed a surge in commercial development the past year.
The county issued 21 commercial development permits for the quarter ending in September — the second largest period on record, county staff said.
Country star Clint Black performed on Thursday night to a packed house at Louisburg College’s auditorium. Robert Poole, auditorium director, said he had received nothing but positive feedback about Black’s performance. “The audience was thrilled.”
BUNN - Lynn Wester Parrish, 48, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 at WakeMed. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Nov. 10) at Rock Spring Baptist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Melton Tyson officiating.
LOUISBURG - Margie Hagwood Mullen, 80, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 in Louisburg Nursing Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Nov. 10) in the chapel of Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, with Dr. Reggie Rushing officiating. There will be a private burial.
FRANKLINTON - Anthony Quinn Neal, 46, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Nov. 9, at Rocky Chapel Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
CARY - Linda A. Fowlston, 59, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Nov. 9, at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Cary. Burial followed at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh.
ROCKY MOUNT - Robert Carlton Fields, 92, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007. The family received friends at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 9, from 12-1 p.m., with funeral services following visitation. The Rev. Stan Prewett and the Rev. Stanley Brown officiated. Committal services were conducted immediately following at Pineview Cemetery.
ZEBULON - Clarice Fowler Jones, 94, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Nov. 9, at Rolesville Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
WAKE FOREST - Phillip Eugene Allen, 48, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 at Franklin Regional Medical Center after a long-term illness. A memorial service honoring his life was conducted Thursday, Nov. 8, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest.
GAINESVILLE, FL - Frances S. Long, age 85, died Thursday at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville.
LOUISBURG -- Mike Holloman isn’t in Kansas anymore. And he’s not the least bit happy about it.
Throughout his storied coaching career, Holloman has made a habit of taking his team to Salina, Kansas, for the National Junior College Athletic Association National Women’s Basketball Tournament.
But the tradition-rich Lady Hurricanes have been derailed in each of the past three seasons by Georgia Perimeter in the district championship game -- with a berth in the nationals at stake.
FRANKLINTON -- The Franklinton Red Rams will open their 2007-08 prep wrestling schedule Friday at Carrboro High School.
FHS’ complete worksheet is as follows:
LOUISBURG -- Even when his club faced an 11-point deficit in the second half, Louisburg College’s men’s basketball coach Aaron Denton still felt as if his Hurricanes were in good shape.
Here’s a few area sporting thoughts as we begin to make the switch from fall sports to basketball, swimming and wrestling:
• The only term I could come up with what happened one week ago today was ‘Dark Saturday’.
LHS’ volleyball team was defeated in the state finals, while Franklin County’s three clubs were all eliminated from the state boys soccer playoffs.
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A series of community meetings on the county’s Comprehensive Development Plan have started.
Contested races in Youngsville and Franklinton produced newly elected commissioners who want to hit the ground running when they take office.
The race in Louisburg produced a new Council member, also.
A Franklinton man was killed Saturday after being hit by a vehicle.
According to preliminary information from the Highway Patrol, Anthony Neal, 46, was hit while in the roadway on Bunn Elementary School Road early Saturday morning.
Following is a list of real estate transfers amounting to $5,000 or more in Franklin County for the time period Oct. 26-28, 2007, as recorded in the office of the Franklin County Register of Deeds.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High looked every bit the part of a No. 1 seed during Friday’s first-round matchup against Dixon in the Class 1-AA State Football Playoffs.
The top-seeded Warriors were dominant on offense and defense -- and even threw in some effective special teams plays -- to easily defeat the visitors by a 62-0 margin at Warrior Field.
SNOW HILL -- Just 24 minutes from elimination, the Bunn Wildcats responded with a strong second half Friday to overtake host Greene Central in the first round of the Class 2-A State Football Playoffs.
BHS trailed by 10 points at the break and had been held scoreless, but the Wildcats rattled off a trio of clutch touchdowns to defeat the Rams by a 21-10 margin.