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Showing 17 articles from December 25, 2007.

FRONT PAGE

Larry Green lawsuit filed
The family of an Ingleside man who was presumed dead only to be discovered living hours later has filed a lawsuit, claiming multiple parties were negligent for Larry Green’s resulting crippled state.
Green was hit by a car as he walked home the night of Jan. 24, 2005.

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Giving back to the community
GIFT OF GIVING. Foreground right, Family Intervention and Prevention Services Executive Director Tanya Smith accepts gifts brought by, from left, Lyrisha Harris, Joron Davis Jr., Tamika Hicks, Jaliyah Thomas and Evon Neal.
Giving back to the community
A new ally in the battle against mental illness and its effects on families had a toy and clothing drive last week, contributing to a nationwide effort to make the holiday season a bit more bright for everyone.
Family Intervention and Prevention Services teamed with K 97.5 WQOK for a toy and clothing drive on Friday.

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Lake Royale in the dark
Power was out on a cold day, but Lake Royale’s 2,000 customers were heated by discontent and delay.
At about 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 18, a tree fell on a power line in the community, knocking out power.

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Commission leans toward attorney hire
County Attorney Darnell Batton amended his resignation Thursday night, giving county commissioners more time to find a replacement.
Batton announced his resignation last Friday, expecting to remain in his position through Jan. 31.

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3 injured in head-on collision
3 injured in head-on collision
Three people were sent to three different hospitals on Saturday morning following a head-on collision on Mort Harris Road.
According to Trooper T.W. Allen, Johnnie Marshall of Spring Hope was driving north on Mort Harris Road when he came around a corner and crossed the center line at about 11:20 a.m.

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OBITUARIES

WESLEY “HOSSFLY” HERMAN ALLEN
LOUISBURG - Wesley “Hossfly” Herman Allen, 74, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 at Wake Medical Center.

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LUCY N. KEARNEY
LOUISBURG - Lucy N. Kearney, 68, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.

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LEE H. BELL JR.
LOUISBURG - Lee H. Bell Jr., 82, of Warrenton, Va., formerly of Louisburg, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2007. Arrangements by Wrenn Clarke & Hagan, Roanoke Rapids.

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SPORTS

Mueller’s Maulers
Mueller’s Maulers
LOUISBURG - Even with eight key freshman contributors, the Louisburg High Warriors continue to pile up team victories on the wrestling mat.
Last Wednesday at the Edward Best Elementary School, the Warriors picked up a quartet of decisions at the five-squad event, including conquests against county rivals Franklinton and Bunn.

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“Burn”ing up the net
“Burn”ing up the net
FRANKLINTON -- From Jonathan Parker to Javy Gonzalez to Vladimir Demcik, Franklinton High School’s boys soccer program has boasted an impressive array of talented scorers over the past seven years.
But Josh Woodburn now is at the top of that solid list of snipers.

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Pudding caper is resolved
Pudding caper is resolved
I appreciate Asher Johnson’s sentiment about the chocolate pudding I brought to last week’s annual Franklin Times Employee Christmas Dinner.
However, I can’t take full responsibility for it. It’s a family recipe that belongs to my girlfriend, Lisa Wright.
Really, all I did was pour the ingredients into a bowl and mix them up.

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NCC honors girls tennis stars from ‘07 season
NCC honors girls tennis stars from ‘07 season
BUNN -- Bunn High School was represented by four players on the All-Northern Carolina Conference Girls Tennis Squad for the 2007 fall season.
Ashley Yeatman was selected to the Singles First Team, while Lisa Snead was tabbed for the Singles Honorable Mention list.

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LIFESTYLES

Keep your crops in good shape by protecting soil
One of the best low-cost ways to help your crop grow well is to improve soil quality.
A soil that provides plants with a good environment for root growth and with the right lime and fertilizer will help plants compete with weeds and better recover from attacks by insects and diseases.

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Recycle is the way
The key word this year is “recycle.” Even that old, live Christmas tree can be recycled at the landfill.
Listed below are some holiday tips from Franklin County Solid Waste you might not have thought of that could save you some time, effort and headaches.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Community joins together for Ayscue
Family and friends of Mike Ayscue were expecting a Christmas present as he continued to make progress from a horrific ATV accident suffered last month.
The superintendent of Louisburg’s Electric Department suffered severe injuries in the accident in Vance County and, at one time, was placed in an induced coma.

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Correction
The Louisburg High School Class of 1967 is spearheading a project to honor the late James “Crow” Patterson who was killed in the Marshall University plane crash in 1970.
In honor of Patterson, the Louisburg High School football field will be named after him. The Times incorrectly reported the year of the class in an article in the Dec. 19 edition.

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 12-26-2007
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 12-26-2007
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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