Welcome Visitor
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
100 members
FRONT PAGE
COMMUNITY NEWS
OPINIONS/EDITORIALS
LIFESTYLES
SCHOOLS/EDUCATION
OBITUARIES
BUSINESS
SPORTS
PREP FOOTBALL
FRANKLIN FACTS
CHURCH NEWS
HOLIDAY GIVING & EVENTS
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
MOST POPULAR
SEARCH ARTICLES
PAST ISSUES
SITE MAP
JOIN THE FT WEB SITE
LOGIN
LOGOUT
WHO'S ONLINE
EDIT YOUR PROFILE
MAKE US YOUR HOME PAGE
Greater Franklin Co. Chamber of Commerce
Franklin County, North Carolina
Franklin County Schools
Franklin Co. Arts Council
Franklin County Boys & Girls Club
Franklin County Library
Franklin Co. Relay for Life
World Overcomers Bible College
Five County Mental Health Authority
Franklin Co. Democrats
Franklin Co. Republicans
Franklin Co. Parks and Recreation
Youngsville Parks & Recreation
Bunn Youth Recreational League
Louisburg College
Vance Granville College
Crosscreek Charter School
Guardian ad Litem Program
Franklin Co. Homebuilders
N.C. General Assembly
North Carolina Government
Safe Space, Inc.
National Whistlers Convention
SPORTS LINKS
YOUTH LINKS

Archives

Showing 31 articles from January 4, 2008.

FRONT PAGE

Deputy car accident
RECREATING THE SCENE. An accident reconstruction team from the state Highway Patrol has been on the scene of an accident at least twice this week to investigate a fatal accident where a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy killed a pedestrian.
Deputy car accident
The family and friends of a Louisburg man killed in a car accident involving a Franklin County deputy will lay him to rest today, while investigators continue to piece together details.
Preliminarily, Sheriff Pat Green said he believes Deputy Crystal Mitchell was speeding in the 45-mph zone at the time of the accident.

Read More | Post Comment
New health director hired
New health director hired
Franklin County’s new health director began work this week focusing on building the teamwork necessary to continue the department’s successes and meet the needs of the future.
Eric Ireland comes to Franklin County after 19 years as a public health preparedness manager for the Guilford County Department of Public Health.

Read More | Post Comment
Commissioners get focused for new year
Franklin County commissioners could set two clear paths at their meeting Monday night: how they handle policy and procedure and how they move forward with educating the public about a $53-million school bond.
The board has scheduled a 5 p.m. workshop — two hours before the start of the regularly scheduled meeting — to discuss policy and procedure.

Read More | Post Comment
IT’S ELEMENTARY
IT’S ELEMENTARY
Long Mill Elementary School, above, continues to be ahead of construction schedules for its planned opening for the 2008-09 school year. The Board of Education is continuing to develop attendance boundaries for the school, which is off Bert Winston Road. Students who could be affected in the redrawing of boundaries are those now attending Franklinton Elementary, Youngsville Elementary and perhaps Royal Elementary. The school capacity will be 650, and as many as 550 students could be reassigned from other schools, according to Assistant Superintendent of Auxiliary Services Tommy Piper.

Read More | Post Comment

OBITUARIES

P. J. “SONNY” BROWN JR.
LOUISBURG - Peyton James “Sonny” Brown Jr., 80, died Monday night, Dec. 31, 2007. A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Jan. 5) at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Earl Dulaney officiating.

Read More | Post Comment
JEWEL C. BARTHOLOMEW (June 17, 1908 – January 3, 2008)
Mrs. Jewel Clark Bartholomew, 99, died Thursday, January 3, 2008 at Franklin Regional Medical Center.

Read More | Post Comment
WALLACE R. COLBERT
CASTALIA - Wallace Ray Colbert, 73, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2008. A graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Red Bud Baptist Church cemetery.

Read More | Post Comment
BERNARD WATSON
FRANKLINTON - Funeral services for Bernard Watson, 50, who died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, were conducted Thursday, Jan. 3, at Manasseh Baptist Church, with Rev. Yarborough officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Read More | Post Comment
HENRY C. MITCHELL
YOUNGSVILLE - Henry Carl Mitchell died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008. A memorial service was conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Unity Baptist Church, Franklinton.

Read More | Post Comment
MARCUS A. COPPEDGE
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Marcus Antonio Coppedge, 23, who died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, will be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Saturday, Jan. 5) at the Louisburg High School Auditorium, with the Rev. Sylvester White officiating. Burial will follow in the Haywood Baptist Church cemetery.

Read More | Post Comment
FRED W. “BILL” LONG
RALEIGH - Fred William “Bill” Long, 79, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Read More | Post Comment
ARTHUR A. MCDONALD JR.
DURHAM - Arthur Allen McDonald Jr., 88, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec. 31, in the chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, with the Rev. Jim Bell officiating. Burial followed in Maplewood Cemetery.

Read More | Post Comment
GAY E. PURVINE
RALEIGH - Gay Eppenbach Purvine, 65, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 at her home. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the chapel of the Cremation Society of the Carolinas, 2205 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, with Father James of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church of Raleigh officiating. A second memorial service and interment will be conducted in Andes, N.Y., in early summer 2008.

Read More | Post Comment
JO ANNE G. TOMKO
CLAYTON - Jo Anne Groutt Tomko, 76, died Dec. 28, 2007. A memorial service was conducted Monday, Dec. 31, at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel in Clayton.

Read More | Post Comment
EFFIE W. MITCHNER
ZEBULON - Effie Wrenn Mitchner, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec. 31, at Massey Funeral Home in Zebulon. Burial was in Oakland Heights Cemetery in Smithfield.

Read More | Post Comment
JAMES E. “ED” HOLLINGSWORTH SR.
ZEBULON - James Edward “Ed” Hollingsworth Sr., 88, died Thursday morning, Dec. 27, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted today (Saturday, Jan. 5), at the Wakefield Central Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Zebulon Cemetery with military honors.

Read More | Post Comment
LEON C. SMITH
FRANKLINTON - Leon C. Smith, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today (Saturday, Jan. 5) at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home.

Read More | Post Comment
BRENDA R. PRINCE
FRANKLINTON - Brenda R. Prince, 57, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton.

Read More | Post Comment
F. EUGENE BURNETTE
SPRING HOPE - Ferrell Eugene Burnette, 74, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 in Louisburg Nursing Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Duke Memorial Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jack Edge officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Read More | Post Comment

SPORTS

SPLENDID SPLITTERS
SPLENDID SPLITTERS
BUNN - Franklinton and Bunn were Fit to be Split during Wednesday’s early-season Northern Carolina Conference basketball showdowns at the Bunn Dome.
Playoff berths are often sewn up by strong starts in league action, so these games were a point of emphasis for both host BHS and Franklinton -- even though each squad had played only one NCC contest coming in.

Read More | Post Comment
Warriors a winner on road
SWAN QUARTER -- Louisburg High made its longest road trip of the season Wednesday, and the drive would be well worth it.
LHS’ boys avenged an earlier-season defeat against host Mattamuskeet in Hyde County, while the Lady Warriors remained unbeaten with yet another convincing conquest.

Read More | Post Comment
‘Dogs Get Final Bite Vs. Louisburg
‘Dogs Get Final Bite Vs. Louisburg
ROCKY MOUNT -- Ryan Kitchen felt plenty of heat before his final match -- the outcome of which was going to determine the winner of a team wrestling meet Thursday between Kitchen’s Nash Central Bulldogs and visiting Louisburg.
Kitchen, a veteran in the 152-pound weight class, showed savvy under pressure, scoring a 10-1 decision over LHS’ Mohamed Camara.

Read More | Post Comment
Ironsides taking a vacation
Ironsides taking a vacation
He’s calling it ‘The Carey Slam’.
More like The Carey Sham.
Or maybe The Carey Scam.
Thanks to a 5-3 deficit in games that we picked differently, I have temporarily lost the beloved old-school stapler -- Old Ironside(s) -- to Carey Johnson in the annual Franklin Times Bowl Picks Contest.

Read More | Post Comment
‘Canes offer deal to teachers
‘Canes offer deal to teachers
RALEIGH -- The Carolina Hurricanes will host Teacher Appreciation Night, presented by RBC Centura, on Jan. 10, as the team hosts the New Jersey Devils for a 7 p.m. matchup.
All North Carolina education professionals are invited to take advantage of a special teacher appreciation rate for tickets to the game. Teachers and school administrators may purchase lower-level tickets for $25 and upper-level tickets for $15 at the Time Warner Cable Box Office at the RBC Center with valid school identifications.

Read More | Post Comment
FRANKLIN COUNTY RECREATION REPORT
LOUISBURG -- Listed are the latest results from the Louisburg Parks and Recreation Department’s basketball leagues:

Read More | Post Comment
County Sports Schedule (Week of Jan. 6-12)
High School Basketball
TUESDAY Northampton West at Louisburg 6 p.m. Roanoke Rapids at Bunn 6 p.m. Franklinton at Warren County 6 p.m.

Read More | Post Comment

LIFESTYLES

Tres Reyes Magos
Tres Reyes Magos
In many foreign countries, Santa Claus is not the only one who makes children happy during the holiday season. The celebration of the Three Wise Men (Los Tres Reyes Magos) in countries like Spain and Mexico, to name two, is widespread among many families.
It is a beautiful tradition where Melchor, Caspar, and Baltasar (names given in Spain) bring Christmas presents to the children who have been good throughout the year. Christmas in Spain will last, for the little ones, until Jan. 6.

Read More | Post Comment

COMMUNITY NEWS

Dedicated employees recognized at FRMC
Dedicated employees recognized at FRMC
Franklin Regional Medical Center recently honored its employees with service awards. At right, top photo, are five-year service award winners from left, front: Mamie Patterson, Annetta Henderson, P.J. Parker, Sharen Taylor, Ann Marie Hogan, Charlotte Hill; back, Chuck Gavazzi, Joy Hicks, Lisa Mosney, Ricky Robbins, Budd Radovich, Edmond Schatzle. Given five-year awards but not pictured are: Robin Henderson, Angela Perry, Richard Collins, Angelia Arrington, Carolyn Tharrington, Wilma Flickinger, Paris Wilcox.

Read More | Post Comment
Novozymes employees honored for services
Novozymes employees recently celebrated more than 630 years of service.
Forty-five Novozymes employees and their spouses were honored for their years of service to the company at a dinner at The Wakefield Tournament Players Club.

Read More | Post Comment
State, county burning bans are lifted
Thanks to recent rainfall, Franklin County lifted its open burning ban on Jan. 2 at 5 p.m. in concert with the lifting of the state’s burn ban.
In early December, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners adopted an open burning ban ordinance because of the diminished ability to fight fires due to the water shortage.

Read More | Post Comment

CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 1-5-2008
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 1-5-2008
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...

Read More | Post Comment

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software