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Showing 28 articles from January 11, 2008.

FRONT PAGE

Louisburg pursues attorney general opinion on FRMC
The Louisburg Town Council has asked the state Attorney General to get involved in a matter it hopes could thwart a proposed hospital relocation.
Louisburg officials believe Franklin Regional Medical Center breached the purchase agreement it signed back in 1986 when it bought the hospital from Franklin County.

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Economic development incentive package hits $650,000
The county’s Economic Development Office will present the public and commissioners with an incentive request to help Novozymes complete a now-$24-million expansion and hire 50 new employees.
Economic Development Director Ronnie Goswick said Novozymes officials began discussions with the county prior to making an announcement in October that the company planned a $4- to $5-million expansion.

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Citizen of the Year
CONGRATULATIONS. Safe Space Executive Director Lin Rudolph, left, gives Safe Space Board Chairman Jim Grove a hug Tuesday night after Grove was named as the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year.
Citizen of the Year
John Barnes took the gavel as the newly installed chairman of the Chamber board of directors like a baton, keeping an eye over his shoulder at where the organization is coming from and, just as quickly, snapping his head around to see what lay before the business association.
Both views are good, he said.

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Girl Scout Cookies
GIRL WITH A GOAL. Angel Dupree, 8, wants to be the top Girl Scout cookie saleswoman this year in Franklin County. Her graddaddy, Larry Dupree, background, is taking her to local businesses.
Girl Scout Cookies
Being number one doesn’t come easy. It means getting up early, hitting the streets by 8:30 a.m. and pushing Samoas and Tagalongs until at least 3 p.m.
But that’s OK. For Angel Dupree, with her granddaddy by her side, the whole world is her cookie.
Dupree has a goal this year of selling 700 boxes of Girl Scout wafers. Coming in second last year in Franklin County sales, she has her sights set on the top spot, and she is well on her way.

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OBITUARIES

J. L. “BOBO” HARRIS SR
LOUISBURG - James Lee “BoBo” Harris Sr., 63, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, 2008. A funeral service was conducted Friday, Jan. 11, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg. Burial followed in Corinth Baptist Church cemetery.

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JAMES EARL EDGERTON
LOUISBURG - Graveside services for James Earl Edgerton, 43, who died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, were conducted Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Hickory Grove Church cemetery.

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JERRY LEE SOLOMON
FRANKLINTON - Jerry Lee Solomon, 60, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Cremation Society of the Carolinas, 2205 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh.

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WILLIAM R. “BILLY” CARDON JR.
LOUISBURG - William Robert “Billy” Cardon Jr., 64, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at Duke Medical Center while awaiting a lung transplant. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 10, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel in Knightdale, with the Rev. Randall Owens officiating. A graveside service was conducted Thursday at Jamesville Cemetery in Jamesville, with military honors.

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ELIZABETH C. BRANNAN
ZEBULON - Elizabeth Campbell Brannan, 79, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. A graveside service was conducted Friday, Jan. 11, at Union Chapel Baptist Church, Zebulon.

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ANTHONY B. HOOD
ZEBULON - Anthony Bryant Hood, 37, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. A memorial service honoring his life was conducted Friday, Jan. 11, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.

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JOHN W. DUNSTON
BUNN - John W. Dunston, 72, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan.11, at Zion Spring Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Burial followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Zebulon.

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ALBA L. CASTELLON
YOUNGSVILLE - Alba L. Castellon died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Jan. 12) in the Bright Funeral Home chapel in Wake Forest. Burial will follow in Wake Forest Cemetery.

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TANYA H. CRUTCHER
LENOIR - Tanya Dean Hamm Crutcher, age 47, a resident of 2897 Blue Creek Road, died Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at her home. Born in Vance County on June 4, 1960, she was the daughter of Mary Pearce Hamm Swanson of Louisburg and the late Dewey Hamm, Sr. Mrs. Crutcher loved her animals. She was a retired Respiratory Therapist at Rex Hospital.

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ADA D. DEMENT
FRANKLINTON - Ada Frances Dickerson Dement “Nannie,” 92, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Union View Baptist Church in Franklinton. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

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SPORTS

BARON VON VICTORY
BARON VON VICTORY
LOUISBURG - Louisburg High has already two-fold eclipsed last year’s men’s basketball victory total in the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference.
That number would be zero.
But losing appears to be a thing of the past for the senior-dominated Warriors, who have rolled through the first half of the campaign in impressive fashion.

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Lady Rams earn a win vs. Warren
WARRENTON -- Franklinton came up with a key girls victory in Northern Carolina Conference action Tuesday, winning 32-18 Tuesday night at Warren County.
The conquest was the second in the NCC for the Lady Rams, coached by Lester Wilder. Warren County is now 0-13 overall.

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Holloman one win from 500
Holloman one win from 500
LOUISBURG -- Walters State. In town. With career victory No. 500 at stake for Louisburg College women’s basketball coach Mike Holloman.
Holloman wouldn’t want things any other way -- not with such a lofty milestone on the line when LC hosts long-time rival WSCC today at 1 p.m. at Holton Gymnasium.

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BHS’ 2nd Straight
BHS’ 2nd Straight
BUNN -- Gerald Melton doesn’t want you to be deceived by Bunn’s 4-10 boys basketball record this season.
“We’ve been in every game this year except two,’’ said Melton, Bunn’s head coach. “We just have been unable to hold on and win close games. We haven’t been good when we’ve had the lead down the stretch. We haven’t taken the steps we need to win those games.’’

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Rams sparkle at Person Co.
Rams sparkle at Person Co.
ROXBORO -- Franklinton boasted several strong finishes at last weekend’s Roxboro Person Invitational Wrestling Tournament.
FHS 135-pounder Brandon Rollins won his weight class, becoming the Red Rams’ first-ever individual tournament champion.
Other top performers for Franklinton included Corey Hoffmann (third place at 130), T.J. Buchanan (fourth at heavyweight), Andrew Shelton (fourth at 215), Brandon McFarlane (fifth at 119) and Trey Kearney (fifth at 145).

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LIFESTYLES

Don’t eat that dairy: food taboos and customs
Don’t eat that dairy: food taboos and customs
Any kind of taboos can be powerful, but food taboos can be even more so. In some countries throughout the world, people can be condemned from their religious group by simply breaking a food taboo.
In addition to daily taboos, many religions have special dietary laws that prohibit eating certain foods on special holy days. For example, until 1966, the Roman Catholic Church prohibited eating meat on Fridays. That’s no longer true, but dietary prohibitions still exist on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, when no meat is allowed. A non-practicing Catholic, on one occasion, offended his observant Catholic friend by munching on beef jerky while visiting his home on Ash Wednesday.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

HONORS
Six Franklin County area students were named to the Wilson Community College dean’s list for the fall semester.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Highway projects approved
The N.C. Board of Transportation on Thursday awarded nearly $8.7 million in contracts for road improvements in Franklin, Person, Vance and Warren counties.
A $5.5-million contract was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson for three separate projects involving road widening, milling, resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction. The contract includes:

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Board of Education poised to adopt funding resolution
The Franklin County Board of Education will consider adopting a resolution Monday night that calls for “necessary funds for the purpose of paying the cost of school facilities.
Superintendent Dr. Bert L’Homme said the resolution is part of a Local Government Commission requirement as part of the bond referendum process.

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<i>Night of gospel music at Louisburg College</i>
Night of gospel music at Louisburg College
On Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m., Louisburg College will present an evening of Big Band Gospel Music in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Featured artists for this event will be Gregg Gelb and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra along with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir of Lee County, above. Special guest for the night’s performance will be legendary drummer Joe Chambers.

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Man fires 22 shots toward state trooper
Authorities arrested a Franklin County man Tuesday night after he fired shots in the vicinity of a state trooper.
Joel Bernard Callahan, 63, of 1891 Pilot-Riley Road, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with assault on a government official.

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Law enforcement, courts, Safe Space join forces
An evidence-based prosecution of domestic violence summit was in Louisburg Dec. 13 and 14.
Numerous law enforcement officers representing the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Louisburg Police, Louisburg College Campus Security, along with magistrates, the Franklin County clerk, assistant district attorney, a representative from Franklin Regional Medical Center and Safe Space domestic violence advocates attended the training at Vance-Granville Community College.

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BUSINESS AND FELLOWSHIP
Members of the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Hudson Manor Tuesday night for the group’s annual banquet. Above, comedian David Ferrell entertained the crowd with clean and inspirational humor.
BUSINESS AND FELLOWSHIP

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 1-12-2008
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 1-12-2008
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...

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