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Showing 18 articles from December 18, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

The straight dope on Justice St.
The straight dope on Justice St.
Residents on Justice Street asked the Louisburg Police Department and Town Council for help in a community that has seen very little of the road’s namesake.
On Monday night, resident Mike Howell and a handful of other residents presented the Town Council with a petition and cry for help as they say a steady stream of people — mostly Louisburg College students — stomp through the neighborhood disturbing the peace, littering the area and, in some cases, using drugs.

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LHS field named
LHS field named
The Louisburg High School Class of 1967 is keeping the memory of James Patterson alive.
The Franklin County Board of Education has unanimously approved the Louisburg High School football field be named in memory of Patterson, who was killed Nov. 14, 1970 in an airplane crash with the Marshall University football team.
The field, built in 1961, will be named for the first time in its history. It will be called the James Robert Patterson Memorial Field.

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Christmas Alert
Christmas Alert
Dalton Southerland of Louisburg, 6, waves as the parade passes him by. The Alert Christmas parade weathered the cold and wind Saturday to keep its 17-year tradition alive. Larry Ayscue, parade founder, said he thought the overcast sky and chilly temperatures would affect this year’s event, but by start time the parade lineup included floats, local community leaders, fire trucks, horses, two sheriffs and three Santas.

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Rex conflict jumbles up attorney hire
The Louisburg Town Council will rely on another law firm to oppose a second request to relocate Franklin Regional Medical Center after one of the petitioners played hardball.
In the spring, Louisburg hired Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein of Raleigh to represent the town’s opposition to relocating FRMC from Bickett Boulevard in Louisburg to the intersection of N.C. 96 and U.S. 1 just outside Youngsville.

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Attorneys file Perry appeal
Attorneys file Perry appeal
Attorneys for a Louisburg man sentenced for murder on Friday have filed an appeal.
Antione Perry was convicted and sentenced Friday to spend between 13 and 16 years in jail for the murder of Marc Philippeaux, who was a 17-year-old Bunn High student-athlete when he was killed during the early morning hours of Jan. 15, 2005.

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Special meeting to discuss county attorney hire
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners has called a special meeting this Thursday to discuss its soon-to-be-vacated attorney position.
Current attorney Darnell Batton tendered his resignation last week but will remain in his position through Jan. 31.

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OBITUARIES

MELVIN W. COLEMAN
LOUISBURG - Melvin W. Coleman, 60, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007 at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Rock Spring Baptist Church, with the Rev. Melton Tyson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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KEOSHIA R. WILLIAMS
LOUISBURG - Funeral service for Keoshia R. Williams, 24, who died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Jesus House of Prayer Apostolic Faith Holiness Church, with Overseer Miles officiating. Burial followed in the Mary Helen Jones cemetery.

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LULA MAE A. MOORE
NEWARK, N.J. - Funeral services for Lula Mae Alston Moore, 63, who died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 19) at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church, Centerville, with the Rev. William C. Chambliss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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STEPHEN P. BRANTLEY JR.
DURHAM - Stephen Patrick Brantley Jr., 50, formerly of South Hill, Va., died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 19) at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Wendell.

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ARTHUR F. BEELER
EDENTON - Arthur Franklin Beeler, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, in Pettigrew Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Durham. A celebration of his life will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 19) at First Presbyterian Church in Edenton, with the Revs. Doug Eddy and Jewe Love officiating. Burial will follow in Beaver Hill Cemetery.

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JACK W. RICHARDS
ZEBULON - Jack William Richards, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at Duke-Raleigh Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Strickland Funeral Home chapel, Wendell. Burial followed in the Mitchell family cemetery, Zebulon.

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JOHN T. SHOCKLEY
LOUISBURG - John Thomas Shockley, 46, died Sunday morning, Dec. 16, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Rock Spring Baptist Church, with the Rev. Melton Tyson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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DAISY L. WILLIAMS
RALEIGH - Funeral services for Daisy L. Williams, 64, who died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, will be conducted at noon Saturday, Dec. 22, at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randolph Alston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

Wrestlers excel at SV’s Raider Duals
HENDERSON -- Louisburg High School senior standout Noel Mueller was honored as the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Raider Duals, which were held last Saturday at the Southern Vance High School Gymnasium.
Mueller, at 145 pounds, picked up four victories to remain undefeated on the campaign.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Drop by drop, day by day, drought continues
While Wake and Durham counties are measuring water supplies by the day, Franklin County and its municipalities are seeing sustained water levels.
Officials warn that residents still need to conserve.
“We’re not looking to move to further restrictions,” said county Utilities Director Bryce Mendenhall. “... We’re having to look six months ahead, though.

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“Royale” Christmas
“Royale” Christmas
The Lake Royale Christmas parade was Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. It was sponsored by the Lake Royale Property Owners Association. The estimated turnout was around 100, stretching from the entrance down to the lodge. Pictured, The Robinson family decorated their golf cart for the holiday event.

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 12-19-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 12-19-2007
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist. Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline. Here are a few guidelines that may help you submit the funniest line...

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