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Showing 21 articles from February 8, 2008.

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Crisis on Campus
WORTH SAVING. Louisburg College executives presented faculty and staff on Thursday with a board of trustees’ list of measures that the school will adopt to address concerns that its finances are shaky.
Crisis on Campus
Louisburg College President J. Michael Clyburn announced a series of moves on Thursday that school officials hope will help the two-year institution retain its accreditation.
After meeting privately with the school’s faculty and staff, Clyburn said the school cut 20 positions, trimmed its operating budget across the line, sliced into its financial aid package and agreed to raise tuition next year to shore up finances.

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Wal-Mart scales back; plans here on track
Wal-Mart officials say nationwide plans to scale back new stores does not extend to the proposed Louisburg store.
The Arkansas-based company reduced its proposed American footprint from 400 new U.S. stores to 140 stores.
The Wal-Mart proposed in Creedmoor has been delayed, and perhaps shelved.

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Advance Metal Processing to buy more land from town
The Louisburg Town Council adopted a resolution last week approving the sale of two more acres to its first industrial park tenant.
And the company is looking at five more.
Advance Metal Processing bought a 5-acre lot under a $100,000 deal in the summer of 2006 and began construction after receiving a special-use permit to operate its metal recycling business on T. Kemp Road.

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More questions over boundaries
More questions over boundaries
Franklin and Wake county residents affected by a redrawn county line will have a chance to tell both counties where they can put it.
This past spring, Franklin County commissioners asked for a geodetic survey to accurately depict the 1915 boundary line which, at the time, relied on rural marks and points that have long since disappeared.
The line came into question when confusion arose over whether residents in the Richland Hills development were in Franklin or Wake county.

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OBITUARIES

PAUL DICKSON SR.
YOUNGSVILLE - Paul Dickson Sr., 61, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. Memorial services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Church of the Crossroads.

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SAMUEL DAVIS
WAKE FOREST - Funeral services for Samuel Davis, 60, who died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Junious Debnam officiating. Burial will follow in the M.H. Jones cemetery.

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SEAN L. SMIDA
ZEBULON - Sean Leland Smida, 19, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 8, at Massey Funeral Home. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

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LYNN G. PITTMAN
ZEBULON - Lynn Green Pittman, 47, died suddenly Monday night, Feb. 4, 2008. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Feb. 9) at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 8400 Poole Road, Knightdale.

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CAROLYN B. WILLIAMS
LOUISBURG - Carolyn B. Williams, 47, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 8, at Union Hill Baptist Church, Nashville. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.

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MORRIS “JUNE” CLEMONTS JR.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Morris “June” Clemonts Jr., 68, who died Thursday, Feb. 7, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Isaac Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.

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RALPH P. DAVIS
LOUISBURG - Ralph Paul Davis, 61, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, in Rex Healthcare. Funeral services were held Friday at 2:00 p.m. from Wood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Philip Kissinger officiating. Burial followed in White Level Baptist Church Cemetery.

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JAMES THOMAS “JOE” MOSS
James Thomas “Joe” Moss, 80, died peacefully at Duke Raleigh Hospital on Thursday, February 7, 2008, after a brief illness.

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SOPHIA G. ELLINGTON
WAKE FOREST- Sophia G. Ellington, 68, died Tuesday evening February 5, 2008 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. She was born in Wake County, daughter of the late Lither Hagwood Ellington and James Ellington, and was preceded in death by two sisters, Janie Chestnut and Violet Gilleland. Ms. Ellington was the owner and operator of Artistic Floors.

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SPORTS

Hey Nineteen!
Hey Nineteen!
FRANKLINTON - Franklinton’s first-ever foray into the Class 2-A State Wrestling Playoffs almost proved to be a fabulous one Tuesday night.
The Red Rams certainly proved to be quick learners to postseason pressure, as they claimed the initial 19 points during a team match against the Eastern Guilford Wildcats.

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LC claims win over Tar Heels
LC claims win over Tar Heels
LOUISBURG -- North Carolina’s JVs had scored at least 79 points in every game this season -- until Thursday’s road showdown at Louisburg College.
The Hurricanes, not necessarily known for their defensive prowess in 2007-08, got the job done against the Tar Heels, especially during a tenacious second half.

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Warriors face foes in TRAC
GATESVILLE -- The long trip home from Gates County gave the Louisburg High School boys basketball plenty of time to celebrate Thursday night.
The Warriors had reason to savor the moment, as Coach Chris Davis’ club came up with one of their biggest wins of the season -- a 50-40 decision against the host Red Barons.

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A Fab Four For The Wildcats
A Fab Four For The Wildcats
BUNN -- National Football Signing Day is always a momentous event at Bunn High School, as the Wildcats consistently send talented performers to college programs.
Wednesday at the Bunn Dome, the Wildcats reached new heights as four gridiron stalwarts inked letters-of-intent with state schools.

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Lady Canes nab a Region X win
Lady Canes nab a Region X win
LOUISBURG -- Five players scored in double figures as the Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes rolled to a 95-42 home victory Tuesday night against Region X foe Caldwell Community College at historic Holton Gymnasium on the LC campus.
Ashlynn Massey led the way for Louisburg with 12 points, followed by Whitney Simmons, Niesha Searles, Jasmine Whitby and Jessica Nelms with 10 markers apiece.

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A Dream For Lakeem
A Dream For Lakeem
LOUISBURG -- From Ben Riggan to Matt Greear to William Newell -- and many others in between -- Louisburg High School has gained a reputation over the years as a linebacker factor.
But according to LHS head coach James Collier, none of them can top the heroics of senior Lakeem Perry.

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LIFESTYLES

The many ways to say ‘I love you’
The many ways to say ‘I love you’
Thank God for Valentine’s Day, otherwise some people would never know they are loved.
It is more than just love for each other, but a show of appreciation which we owe to one another. We should be thankful not just for people that love us, but also for being able to exist, breathe, think, and live in this world of beauty and opportunities.

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 2-9-2008
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 2-9-2008
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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