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Showing 26 articles from November 13, 2007.

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Duty, Honor, Country: Franklin County honors its veterans
UNWAVERING PRIDE. The view from the podium revealed a patriotic Louisburg High School band and plenty of people who gathered around the courthouse steps for the observance of Veterans Day. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)
Duty, Honor, Country: Franklin County honors its veterans
On Monday, veterans from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom were on hand along with dozens of residents at the county courthouse to hear Veterans Day messages and honor those who have served and are serving.
“The sacrifices made by our veterans should never be taken for granted,” said Victor Alston, the county’s Veterans Service Office director. “Our soldiers are everyday people.
“They are our friends, neighbors, relatives and colleagues. They have made tremendous sacrifices, and we offer our prayers for a safe return.”

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Denton case is settled
A case alleging that a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy assaulted an elderly man was settled last week, a few days before one family member apparently tried to settle a score.
James Denton, 72, filed a lawsuit in March 2005, alleging that Deputy Andy Ayscue bumped him, sprayed him with mace, pushed him to the ground and knelt on his back to make an arrest on May 9, 2004.

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Bailiff resigns over comment
A Franklin County bailiff resigned last month after a Henderson woman alleged he used racist-motivated comments in the courtroom.
Attempts to reach the woman, Alice Brown, were not successful before press time, but her mother, Emma Evans, said her daughter was in Franklin County District Court the week of Oct. 8 when a bailiff, later identified as Wilbert Weaver, approached her and said that he would make sure the court hung her.

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Novozymes opens up in U.S. forum
Scott Cumming, technical manager at the POET biorefinery in Gowrie, Iowa, forefront. At right is Novozymes Investor Relations Manager Tobias Bjorklund. They are with Novozymes United States Communications Director Yokima Cureton.
Novozymes opens up in U.S. forum
DES MOINES, Iowa — The international scope of Novozymes as a leading biotechnology company for enzymes and microorganisms emerged in detail, inspired commitment and poignant vision during the company’s Capital Market and Media Days.
It was the first-ever such event in the United States for the Denmark-based corporation, which has its American headquarters — Novozymes North America Inc. – in Franklinton, N.C.

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OBITUARIES

CLAUDIA VAN W. JOYNER
LOUISBURG - Claudia Van West Joyner, 77, died Sunday morning, Nov. 11, 2007. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Hill King United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Rhonda Maurer and the Rev. Carl Poole officiating.

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MITCHELL W. STOUTT
YOUNGSVILLE - Mitchell Winfield Stoutt, 67, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 at Duke Medical Center in Durham. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the chapel of Mitchell Funeral Home, Raleigh, with the Rev. Jim Harry officiating. Interment followed in Raleigh Memorial Par

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LOIS C. HICKS
WAKE FOREST - Lois Carter Hicks, 88, formerly of Lassiter Road, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at Hillside Nursing Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Beulah Christian Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Mike Jones officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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OLGA M. IVEY
GOLDSBORO - Olga Murphy Ivey, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 11, at Wayne Memorial Hospital. A service to celebrate her life will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 14) at New Hope United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Martin Armstrong officiating.

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JUSTIN M. COLEY
HENDERSON - Justin Michael Coley, 8, of 25 Gold Sand Road, Louisburg, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Flowers Funeral Chapel in Henderson, with the Rev. Don McGinnis, the Rev. Charles Horton, and Linda Bullock officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.

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OAKALEE H. ZIMMERMAN
HURDLE MILLS - Oakalee Hollifield Zimmerman, 63, of 7557 Burlington Road., died Friday, November 9, 2007, at her home. Born in Yancey County, Mrs. Zimmerman was the daughter of the late Clarkston Armond and Anna Belle Branch Hollifield. Mrs. Zimmerman retired from Collins & Aikman and was a member of Clement Baptist Church.

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SPORTS

62 to Zip
62 to Zip
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High looked every bit the part of a No. 1 seed during last 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.

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LC women claim win vs. Wilkes
WILKESBORO -- Coaches would usually much prefer to play at home, but Louisburg College veteran women’s mentor Mike Holloman felt a sense of urgency when his Lady Hurricanes traveled to Wilkes Community College last Friday for their Region X opener.
The weekend before, LC was on the road against perennial rival Walters States, which drubbed the Lady Hurricanes in an uncharacteristic, lopsided defeat.

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Hurricanes hope to not run out of wind
Hurricanes hope to not run out of wind
LOUISBURG -- Aaron Denton couldn’t have asked for a better beginning to his first season as Louisburg College’s men’s basketball coach.
The ending, however, wasn’t exactly to Denton’s liking.
In Denton’s 2006-07 inauguration, the Hurricanes won their first 10 games but limped down the stretch to a 17-13 mark.

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Warriors’ schedule released
Warriors’ schedule released
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg High School Warriors will open their 2007-08 basketball schedule Dec. 4 with a home matchup against the Mattamuskeet Musketeers.
LHS’ complete worksheet is as follows (home games are listed in CAPS):

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BHS Rallies By Rams
BHS Rallies By Rams
SNOW HILL -- Just 24 minutes from elimination, the Bunn Wildcats responded with a strong second half last 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.

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High School Grid Scores
CHAPEL HILL -- Listed are last Friday’s results from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Football Playoffs:

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF GAMES
CHAPEL HILL -- Listed are the pairings for the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Football Playoffs:

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WEEKLY 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

JOYS OF WREATH MAKING
JOYS OF WREATH MAKING
At their November meeting, members of the Louisburg Garden Club were treated to a demonstration of how to make a Christmas wreath centerpiece using leaves and berries from their gardens. The demonstration was given by Timothy Bryant, florist and owner of The Flower Cottage on Route 39 in Louisburg.

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Little Miss Princess
Little Miss Princess
Skylar Renae Richmond, 5, of Franklinton competed Nov. 4 in the International Princess Pageant in Raleigh.
She competed in the Little Miss Group and won a ribbon in the best-dressed category, was crowned top model and was first runner-up in the overall contest for her age division.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Children of some veterans offered N.C. scholarships
The State of North Carolina and the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs are offering scholarships to children of veterans.
If a child’s veteran parent was a resident of North Carolina when he/she entered military service or the child was a lifelong resident of North Carolina, they may be eligible for a scholarship from the State of North Carolina.

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Louisburg College celebrates Clyburn’s inauguration
In July of 2007, J. Michael Clyburn took office as the 26th president of Louisburg College.
In this inaugural year, Louisburg celebrates its 220th birthday as it welcomes President Clyburn to lead the college. Dr. Clyburn’s integrity, faith and leadership gifts will unite with the rich history of Louisburg College to explore the unlimited possibilities of a campus prepared “for such a time as this.”

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Don’t miss ag session Saturday
Local farmers and others interested are reminded to attend the 2nd North Carolina Cooperative Extension Successful Small Farm Opportunities Conference, which will take place at the Franklin County VGCC campus, Highway 56 west of Louisburg, on Nov. 17, beginning at 8 a.m.

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
In a practice game of Jeopardy, Maurice Person celebrates getting an answer correct at the Franklin County Boys and Girls Club on Monday afternoon. Person is one of eight members in competition with teams around the country to test their Internet skills. Competition was set for Tuesday, Nov. 13. The children have been practicing in their own teams as “The Tornadoes” and “The Warriors.”

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Davis will direct tobacco certification entity
The National Tobacco Growers Trust Foundation was formed as a result of an agreement between the attorneys general of 14 states and three major tobacco companies.
The Trust was to operate for 12 years, issuing payments to tobacco quota owners and growers on an annual basis. The payments were to compensate growers and owners for reduced farm income due to declining quotas.

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Fall aluminum recycling brings in more than 2,000 pounds
It was a chilly, blustery morning with winds whipping through the Farmer’s Market at 15-20 mph, but that didn’t deter Franklin County’s recycling enthusiasts.
They began arriving around 8 a.m. on a recent Saturday morning to participate in the semi-annual aluminum recycling event sponsored by the Solid Waste Task Force and the Franklin County Solid Waste Department.

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