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Showing 25 articles from November 20, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

CON application adds perks; location falls short, some say
Franklin Regional Medical Center officials say their plans to relocate near the Wake County line won’t leave central and northeastern residents lacking in medical care.
In July, the state Division of Facility Services denied FRMC’s certificate of need petition to move the hospital to U.S. 1 and N.C. 96 because the application did not show how it would meet the needs of the medically under- served or provide equal access to health care for all residents.

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Bicycle Cops
Bicycle Cops
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has donated more than 30 bicycles to Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity Inc. to be given as Christmas gifts to children in need. The bikes are ones found by the department throughout the year that have not been claimed. From left, are: Constance Green (FVWO), Brenda Williams (FVWO), CCBI Investigator Ruby Galvin, Sheriff Pat Green, Felicia Gregory (FVWO) and Deputy Al Langley.

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Elementary school reassignment coming
Reassignment for the county’s newest school stirred discussion at the Board of Education meeting Monday.
School board member Bernard Hall was concerned whether or not parents are getting enough time to plan and react to school assignment changes under a proposed schedule that pushes action back by about a month. The time line was approved unanimously by the board following comments.

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Board backs off transfer, sales taxes
With the writing apparently on the wall, Franklin County commissioners decided they would not put revenue options to a vote.
At least not at this time.
In July, the General Assembly authorized counties 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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Louisburg poised to buy Joyner Manufacturing building
Louisburg officials decided Monday night to move forward with renovating an older building rather than building a new one to house its public utilities operations.
For years, the town has examined ways to put public works, the Electric Department and the Streets Department under one roof.

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CONGRATULATIONS
CONGRATULATIONS
Louisburg Mayor Karl Pernell, with coach Erica Wammock, congratulates members of the Louisburg High School volleyball team Monday night in front of Town Council by presenting the team with a proclamation, recognizing it for its successful year. The squad finished second at the state championship to Hendersonville.

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OBITUARIES

BRUCE W. PATTERSON
LOUISBURG - Bruce Wayne Patterson, 46, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 21) in the chapel of Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services in Louisburg, with the Rev. John Thrift officiating.

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PEGGY D. YOUNG
LOUISBURG - Peggy Davis Young, 71, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, in Britthaven of Louisburg. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 21) at Lancaster Memorial Park.

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FLONNIE C. WALKER
LOUISBURG - Flonnie Coley Walker, 94, died Sunday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2007. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Forest Hills Cemetery in Nashville, with the Rev. Caroll Wiggs officiating.

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JESSIE P. PERNELL
HENDERSON - Jessie Pearl Pernell Pernell, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 at a local nursing home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Flowers Funeral Chapel in Henderson, by the Rev. Daniel Jenks. Burial followed in the Pernell family cemetery.

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RACHEL M. HOWELL
ZEBULON - Rachel Martin Howell, 92, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 at Wake Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 21) at Hopkins Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Earl Roach officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell family cemetery on Mitchell Town Road, Youngsville.

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ROBERT G. ETHEREDGE
LOUISBURG - Robert Gordon Etheredge, 64, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 at his home. A funeral service was conducted Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Mitchell Funeral Home chapel, Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. Interment followed at Raleigh Memorial Park.

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ALEXANDER ADAMS JR.
FRANKLINTON - Alexander Adams, Jr., age 82, a resident of 365 Wes Sandling Rd., died Friday at his home. He was a native of Morganton, West Virginia, and was the son of the late Alexander and Verna Adams. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ray Woodlief Adams. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church and was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps.

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DORIS M. LAMM
LOUISBURG - Doris Moore Lamm, 84, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 in St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Pine-view Cemetery in Rocky Mount.

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SPORTS

Toughened by adversity?
Toughened by adversity?
LOUISBURG - One thing has been missing during Louisburg High’s school-record, 10-game winning streak.
A close contest.
While LHS head coach James Collier has been pleased with his club’s ability to blow out opponents, he also wondered if the Warriors’ lack of tight-game experience might come back to haunt them in the Class 1-AA State Playoffs.

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MAC Daddy of a football game
MAC Daddy of a football game
LOUISBURG -- Bunn and Terrell Lane were so evenly matched that 32 minutes couldn’t determine a winner during Monday’s Middle Athletic Conference Football Championship at Louisburg High’s Warrior Field.
But then, it was over in a matter of seconds, thanks to the fleet feet of BMS running back Dominic High.

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Canes win 2 contests over foes
LOUISBURG -- Performing well on the road is a key factor for any club hoping to come away with the Region X men’s basketball championship.
Louisburg College head coach Aaron Denton is giving his Hurricanes some early-season work on the road, and LC has responded in a positive fashion so far.

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Season ends for Wildcats
TABOR CITY -- South Columbus lived up to its No. 1 seed -- and showed why it is undefeated -- during a home matchup last Friday against Bunn in the second round of the Class 2-A State Playoffs.
The Stallions boasted a well-balanced offense and a stingy defense in eliminating the Wildcats by a 36-0 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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STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS
CHAPEL HILL: Listed are Friday’s third-round schedule for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Football Playoffs:

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FOOTBALL CONTEST WINNERS
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last weekend’s game and individual winners from The Franklin Times’ Football Contest:

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

HONORS
Jacqueline Eldridge was recently chosen for membership in Kappa Delta Pi at East Carolina University.
Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, elects those to membership who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching and allied professions.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Franklin County Arts Council presented Franklinton resident Craig Kassan with its Artist of the Year Award on Friday night. Above, Kassan, a wood artist, shows off one of his creations to new Arts Council member Joyce Cook. The main piece exhibited in the foreground on Friday night at the Louisburg College Blue Room represents the Earth and rotten decay that could become of it.

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Allen to study foreclosures
State Rep. Lucy Allen has been appointed by Speaker Joe Hackney of the North Carolina House of Representatives to serve on a select committee established to study the increasing number of home foreclosures in the state.
During her tenure, Allen has been a strong supporter of laws that give consumers additional protections against foreclosures and clarify practices in the industry.

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BUSINESS

Industrial Packaging Group celebrates 10 years of success
Industrial Packaging Group celebrated 10 years in business, with an employee luncheon on Oct. 19.
IPG was founded by Richard Bell and Ty Parrish on Oct. 17, 1997 and originally started in a small leased space in North Raleigh.

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