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Showing 22 articles from February 19, 2008.

FRONT PAGE

Mandatory water restrictions for county
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners adopted water conservation efforts that staff hopes will help the county get through one of the most severe droughts in history.
Since the summer, Franklin County public utilities staff have urged residents to conserve water, however, no restrictions had been instituted.

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Squawking over town barnyard
Squawking over town barnyard
The Louisburg Town Council adopted an ordinance Monday night that limits the amount of fowl a resident can have within the town’s corporate limits.
Main Street resident Terri Ford wrote a letter to the Town Council complaining that her neighbor, José Saolis, has a menagerie of about 40 birds on his property, ranging from turkeys, chickens, guineas and roosters.

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Mitchell, Dunlap return to work; charges unlikely
A Franklin County sheriff’s deputy, who was involved in a fatal car wreck with a pedestrian as he crossed a highway, returned to duty this week.
And a Franklinton officer involved in a deadly two-county chase has also returned to active duty.

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RACE TO THE FINISH
RACE TO THE FINISH
Workers with John S. Clark Contracting work to complete a Walgreens development at the corner of Bickett Boulevard and Burke Boulevard across from the State Employees Credit Union.

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Jerry Edwards’ coaching job reinstated at Louisburg College
Thanks to an anonymous donor, an assistant baseball coach who lost his job due to financial cuts will have at least one more season in the sun.
Louisburg College assistant baseball coach Jerry Edwards was one of 20 people who lost their positions when the college’s president, vice presidents and trustees made $1 million in cuts that they hope will help the college retain its accreditation.

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OBITUARIES

LULA S. MOORE
LOUISBURG - Lula Smith Moore, 89, of Louisburg, formerly of Kittrell, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 at Carebridge Assisted Living. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 19, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Wake Forest. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton.

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L. CURTIS NARRON
ZEBULON - Luther Curtis “Curt” Narron, 72, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 20) at Union Hope Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Murray family cemetery.

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LENA P. SMITH
WAKE FOREST - Lena Zula Pearce Smith, 97, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 at Hillside Nursing Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 20) at Woodland Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Tommy Seedorf and the Rev. Dwight Savage officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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ORA V. PARKER
FRANKLINTON - Ora Virginia (Gin) Parker, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Union Chapel AME Zion Church, Wilton, with Bishop Leroy H. Cannady Sr., eulogist. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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ROBERT L. MILLS
LANDOVER, Md. - Funeral services for Robert L. Mills, 66, who died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thomas Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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HELEN P. CHAMBLEE
LOUISBURG - Helen P. Chamblee, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, Feb. 16, at Pearce Baptist Church cemetery. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.

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JOSESPHINE “JO” C. FOWLER
FRANKLINTON - Josephine “Jo” Cable Fowler, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Fairview Cemetery, with the Rev. Clyde Waiden presiding.

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SPORTS

Rematch Ready
Rematch Ready
LOUISBURG - A potential rematch against Weldon adds to the intrigue for the Louisburg Lady Warriors at the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference Girls Basketball Tournament.
Louisburg has lost only twice the entire season, and both times the setback came courtesy of Weldon, which is coached by the respected Grady Williams.

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Wildcats pick up conquest
Wildcats pick up conquest
BUNN -- Keep the momentum going.
That’s the message Coach Gerald Melton delivered to his Bunn Wildcats before Monday’s first-round game of the Northern Carolina Conference Boys Basketball Tournament against Roanoke Rapids.
Thanks to last Friday’s comeback decision at Northwest Halifax, the Wildcats worked their way up to the No. 2 spot in the NCC’s final regular season standings.

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LC earns 2 huge wins in league
SUPPLY -- Head coach Aaron Denton called it his most successful weekend in his two years in charge of the Louisburg College men’s basketball program.
LC went on the road to a pair of the toughest Region X destinations -- Cape Fear and Brunswick -- and came away with a pair of clutch league victories.
The Hurricanes had lost to both clubs at home earlier in the campaign, but LC’s vengeance tour began last Friday with an 82-74 conquest at Cape Fear in Downtown Wilmington.

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LHS’ Family Affair
LHS’ Family Affair
LOUISBURG -- Members of the Louisburg High School wrestling program will be taking a family vacation this weekend to Winston-Salem.
LHS will be represented at the Class 1/2-A State Championships by a pair of brother combinations -- Smiley and Noel Mueller and Ahmadou and Mamour Camara.

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Canes to host special Military Day
Canes to host special Military Day
RALEIGH -- The Carolina Hurricanes will host Military Appreciation Day at the RBC Center on Saturday as the team takes on the Washington Capitals in an important Southeast Division matchup at 5 p.m.
Several businesses have purchased tickets for the game to be distributed to all branches of the military at North Carolina bases and Triangle-area recruiting stations.

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LIFESTYLES

Going green means keeping green in your pocket
The word “seminar” usually brings to mind discomfort, boredom and death by PowerPoint. Here, we found a strong exception to the norm!
Members of the Lake Royale Storm Water Management Committee were invited recently to one of the most interesting and educational seminars attended in a very long time. The N.C. Triangle Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been sponsoring a series of Talk-n-Walk seminars focusing on A Green Solution For Drought.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Concert, symphonic bands to perform
The concert and symphonic bands from Louisburg High School will perform Tuesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium on Allen Lane.
The music performed will be the groups’ music for the upcoming Central District Band Festival, which the bands will attend on March 10 and 11.

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TOP EMPLOYEES
TOP EMPLOYEES
Betty Wright, guidance secretary at Louisburg High School, (above photo) with Principal Chris Blice, accepted a plaque and check for Employee of the Quarter at a recent Board of Education meeting. Wright has been a part of FCS for 25 years, and is known for her positive attitude and for making the LHS guidance office a pleasant place to work. Wright has no issues with putting in long hours each day. Wright is often one of the first people to arrive to the department in the morning and one of the last to leave. She was recommended by the entire administrative staff of Louisburg High School. (Times photos by Kathy Harrelson)

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USDA offers loans
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has a low-interest (1 percent) loan available to very low-income homeowners. Home improvement and repair loans enable low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards from their homes and make homes accessible for people with disabilities.

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 2-20-2008
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 2-20-2008
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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