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Showing 24 articles from November 27, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Chris Coudriet leaving
Chris Coudriet leaving
Franklin County Manager Chris Coudriet has resigned, effective Jan. 1, to assume an assistant county manager position in New Hanover County.
Coudriet said the move — a surprise to commissioners and others in county government and the public — is for personal and professional reasons.
“It is a good personal opportunity and for growth, professionally,” said Coudriet, who served as county manager in Washington before coming to Franklin County in October 2004.

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Sewer outfall agreement back on the table
FRANKLINTON — Town officials will host a special-called meeting today to discuss a partnership with Franklin County that could bring sewer to the town’s main corridor.
For more than a month, Franklinton and county staff and officials have tried to reach an equitable agreement to extend a 3,500-foot sewer outfall line along Cedar Creek to the intersection of Joe’s Creek.

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My little chickadee
My little chickadee
CLUCKING GOOD TIME. The area 4-H Poultry Show and Sale brought out dozens of 4-H’ers from Franklin, Vance and Warren counties last week to show off all their hard work and dedication in raising poultry. The youngsters are responsible for caring for the poultry, making sure their shelter is good and that they are fed to be raised as healthy birds.

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‘Tis the season for break-ins
The Christmas shopping season isn’t the only holiday ritual that has begun.
Thanksgiving and the weeks before Christmas also mark the holiday break-in season and, according to Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reports, the season has gotten off to a rapid pace.

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole meets with local leaders and business reps
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole meets with local leaders and business reps
A WALK THROUGH. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, above with Franklin County Commissioner Bob Winters, met with local leaders and business representatives before taking a walking tour of Louisburg storefront shops on Tuesday afternoon.

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OBITUARIES

JEWEL C. CAMERON
LOUISBURG - Jewel C. Cameron, 90, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 24, at Union Grove Baptist Church, Seagrove. Arrangements by Fry & Pickett Funeral Home, Carthage.

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MURPHY B. FRANKS
YOUNGSVILLE - Murphy Byon Franks, 76, died Monday morning, Nov. 26, 2007 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 28) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.

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SUE R. ADAMS
HENDERSON - Sue Robertson Adams, 87, formerly of Henderson, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 28) at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Richard Brand officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

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NANNIE S. AYSCUE
LOUISBURG - Nannie Rosa “Dub” Smith Ayscue, 87, of the Alert community died Sunday evening, Nov. 25, 2007. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 28) at Alert Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial will follow in the Pernell family cemetery.

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HENRY H. WILLIAMS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Henry H. Williams, 84, who died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 28) at South Main Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. Braxton Bowser officiating. Burial will follow in the M.H. Jones cemetery.

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JAMES E. “JIMMY” HOLDEN
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for James Edward “Jimmy” Holder, 62, who died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Roland Chapel Christian Church, with the Rev. Linda Pettiford officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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EDWARD N. SMITH
DURHAM - Edward Noel Smith, 92, formerly of Franklin County, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 at the Brian Center of Durham. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 28) at Cedar Rock First Baptist Church cemetery, 4879 NC Highway 56 E., Castalia.

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SUSIE H. KEARNEY
DURHAM - Susie Hawkins Kearney, 69, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007 at her home in Durham. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 24, at Kinches Chapel Christian Church in Franklinton, with the Rev. Jeanette Pender officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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FRANCES A. EVANS
YOUNGSVILLE - Frances Rebecca Allen Evans, 86, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 26, at Youngsville Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Youngsville Town Cemetery.

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SPORTS

A “pender” Bender
A “pender” Bender
LOUISBURG -- Just about everything that had worked for Louisburg High during its best-ever season didn’t replicate itself Friday in the third round of the Class 1-AA State Football Playoffs.
Louisburg’s offense, which had averaged 387 yards during a prolific campaign, would be limited to only 168 total yards.

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Barnes-storming: BHS back to play in all-star games
Barnes-storming: BHS back to play in all-star games
BUNN -- Participating in prestigious postseason All-Star games has become a tradition for members of the Bunn High School football program.
Since 1991, the Wildcats have boasted seven such performers, beginning with Pat Crudup in that year’s East-West All-Star contest.

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Duke and Carolina thoughts
Duke and Carolina thoughts
God bless the Duke University football team.
Last Saturday evening, I thought I was witnessing the resurrection of the Blue Devils’ grid program in the closing moments of the annual rivalry showdown against North Carolina.

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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 -- Here is a list of Friday’s upcoming games in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Football Playoffs:

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

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LIFESTYLES

Lettermen to perform
The Louisburg College Auditorium will be transformed into a holiday spectacle, and concertgoers will be treated to the harmonies of a group that relies on 45 years of experience.
The Lettermen, a group with more than 10,000 sold-out shows, 18 gold albums and scores of top singles under its belt, will stop in Louisburg on Friday night, Nov. 30, as part of its Christmas tour.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

BIG CHECK
BIG CHECK
The Franklin County Shrine Club recently made a $16,500 donation to the Sudan Temple to help the Shriners’ Hospitals for Children. The donation, most of which was raised through the local club’s annual fish fry, is the largest in the 40-year history of the fund-raising effort locally.

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Steinert and Kosers will perform at Cherry Hill
With Thanksgiving over and Christmas looming, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a holiday concert at the historic Cherry Hill Plantation in Warren County. Featured will be pianist Daniel Steinert and the married couple of Brian and Pamela Koser. She is a soprano and he is a saxophonist. They will perform beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

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The winners are ...
The winners are ...
The 2007 Area 4-H Poultry Show and Sale was Monday, Nov. 19, as an ending to the area Farm-City Week celebration.
Forty 4-H’ers from Warren, Vance and Franklin counties showed 148 New Hampshire Reds and Araucanas Americans, the “Easter Egg Chicken,” followed by a live chicken auction by Jason Aycock. Participating 4-H’ers earned over $1,500 from premium prizes and auction. Selected 4-H’ers won trophies, medallions and ribbons.

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