IT’S A CELEBRATION. Aaron Edgerton, front, and others who gathered for the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March and Celebration in Louisburg on Monday had a good time as they gathered at St. Paul Presbyterian Church.
Wrapping up a plethora of events to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Sidney Dunston charged the community, particularly the black community, to embrace being part of a whole.
“We’ve sort of misappropriated Dr. King’s dream,” Dunston said after delivering his message at St. Paul Presbyterian Church, the culmination of a march and service that took place on Monday in Louisburg.
Cassidy and Cullen Young, foreground above, gathered inside First Baptist Church in Franklinton to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
In the coming weeks, evaluators will begin heading out to Franklin County properties, beginning the long process of determining, among other things, how much residents will pay in property taxes.
The most recent revaluation — done in 2004 — saw Franklin County property values increase by 45 percent.
Franklin County’s retailers are following a statewide trend of denying smokes to underage people.
According to the state Alcohol Law Enforcement Division, buyers were sent out to random stores 46 times and on seven of those visits, the stores were cited for selling tobacco to underage customers.
FRANKLINTON — Town commissioners have taken another step toward reviewing, and perhaps rewriting, police standard operating procedures — particularly a pursuit policy that came into question last year following a fatal wreck.
On Dec. 1, Franklinton Police Officer Michael Dunlap began chasing Guy Ayscue after the suspect ran a red light in the wrong lane of N.C. 56 going past Snackers.
Members of Shannon Road Highest Praise off Highway 56 have placed dozens of crosses in their church yard to recognize “Sanctity of Life Week.” The effort is to raise awareness about the number of abortions performed in the United States.
FRANKLINTON - Margaret Pearce Kearney, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 at her home following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Popes Chapel United Church of Christ, with burial in the church cemetery. A reception followed in the fellowship hall.
ZEBULON - Betsy Ross Icenhour, 74, died Friday night, Jan. 18, 2008 in Raleigh. A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Greenmount Cemetery in Wendell.
ZEBULON - Linda Medlin Fleming, 50, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 at her home. A graveside service was conducted Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Brantley Cemetery, Spring Hope.
APEX - John “Jack” Fitzgerald, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 26, at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 3008 Old Raleigh Road, Apex.
ZEBULON - Danny Keith Debnam, 63, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 20, at Union Hope Baptist Church. Burial was in the Bryant family cemetery.
RALEIGH - Margaret Eakes Tuttle, 84, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008. A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Raleigh, with the Rev. Dr. David Hailey officiating. A private burial was at Montlawn Memorial Park.
ZEBULON - Joseph Anthony Pierrie, 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 at Guardian Care Nursing Center in Zebulon. A memorial service will be conducted Friday, Jan. 25, at Saint Raphael’s Catholic Church.
TILLERY - Louisburg encountered a key swing game last Friday in the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference standings.
But LHS’ hopes were shot down -- literally -- by a red-hot Southeast Halifax squad.
The Trojans drained an amazing 11 3-point shots and went on to defeat the Warriors 71-37 in a matchup of clubs that entered the event with identical 2-2 TRAC records.
TILLERY -- Louisburg High’s girls haven’t faced many obstacles during a strong 2007-08 basketball season, which has featured only one loss -- along with a slew of lopsided victories.
But the Lady Warriors, despite a strong start, had to overcome plenty of adversity to garner a 57-43 road decision last Friday at Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference foe Southeast Halifax.
John Sala may not be as famous as some of his brethren, but he’s part of a growing ‘Cradle of Coaches’ list from Eastern Illinois University.
Three current National Football League head coaches -- Brad Childress, Sean Payton and Mike Shanahan -- are EIU alumni.
So is Sala, whose impressive resume’ caught the attention of Louisburg College Athletic Director Mike Holloman during LC’s recent search for a new head football coach.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Louisburg College played a rare close game last Saturday when the Lady Hurricanes paid a visit to Region X women’s basketball rival Spartanburg Methodist College.
LC head coach Mike Holloman didn’t think that was such a bad thing. In fact, he welcomed the crunch-time test as an opportunity to effectively prepare his club -- which admittedly hasn’t been tested much this year -- for the postseason.
BUNN -- Listed are recent scores from the Bunn Youth Recreation League’s basketball campaign:
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- After an extended time off for semester exams, Franklin County’s high school sports squads will resume full action this week.
Louisburg got a head start on its schedule last Friday, as the Warriors and Lady Warriors traveled to Southeast Halifax.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Louisburg High’s boys and girls teams both received votes during this week’s www.ncpreps.com Class 1-A Basketball Polls.
The Lady Warriors, with a 14-1 record, are currently ranked fifth in the state. Louisburg’s boys are on the honorable mention list.
The Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was Dec. 2-4 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.
Franklin County Farm Bureau President Bennie Ray Gupton was recognized among his peers at the presidents’ and agents’ luncheon. Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten presented each winning county president with a limited edition Case knife. Each county’s agency force worked hard to qualify their county president for this recognition. Special plaques were also presented to the agents and agencies whose production was superior during the contest period.
At the most recent meeting of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Commission, Lt. Mark Honhart was presented the Advanced Criminal Justice Corrections Certificate.
This award is based on education, years of experience and training. It is the highest award a North Carolina law officer can receive. The presentation was made in Kill Devil Hills by Bonnie Boyette, who serves on the commission.
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