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Showing 22 articles from April 4, 2008.

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On-line connection suspected in murder/suicide
CALAMACO
On-line connection suspected in murder/suicide
Investigators hope phone records and the contents of two computers can provide a motive in a murder/suicide earlier this week.
Louisburg police believe Jerold Lee, 26, of Arkansas and Amy Alvarez Calamaco, 22, of Louisburg, maintained a telephone and online relationship for about eight months.
Tuesday, though, was the first time they ever saw each other, police say, when Lee showed up at Calamaco’s workplace — Phelps Staffing off Bickett Boulevard.
According to police, Lee confronted Calamaco inside the company, and things quickly escalated.

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Clyburn resignation immediate
Following a meeting with a subcommittee of the Louisburg College Board of Trustees, Michael Clyburn made his resignation effective on Thursday.
Last week, Clyburn notified the college of his intent to resign on June 30 as he anticipated being named president of West Virginia’s Alderson-Broaddus college following a two-day executive board meeting that begins at that school on April 17.

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Big bite at Super Retriever Series
Big bite at Super Retriever Series
GO-GETTER. Jeff Wells, background, watches his Belgian Malinois, Ares, make a leap of over 7 feet during a Super V demonstration last Friday during the Super Retriever Series event held at Jumping Run Farm on Mort Harris Road. Wells went on to win the event on Saturday.

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Indigent care clinic on track, CEO says
Representatives with Wake Health Services say they are still committed to bringing a clinic to Franklin County.
The agency was a topic of discussion last month when operators of the county’s free clinic — Volunteers in Medicine — questioned the delay in Wake Health Services’ operations.

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Sayles: board will revisit desegregation order
Sayles: board will revisit desegregation order
After three public hearings on reassignment, the Board of Education is ready to reassess a federal court order on desegregation.
Board of Education Chairwoman Paige Sayles said Thursday that she will bring up the subject of pursuing a federal court to lift an order that dates back to 1967.
The comments followed hours of public comment over three nights.

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FRMC: Novant buy-in makes hospital stronger
A new venture with Novant Health should not affect a petition to relocate Franklin Regional Medical Center, nor its partnership with Rex Healthcare, FRMC staff say.
By March 31, Novant bought 27 percent in seven HMA hospitals, including FRMC, for $300 million.

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OBITUARIES

AMY A. CALAMACO
LOUISBURG - Amy Alvarez Calamaco, 22, died Tuesday morning, April 1, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 4, at Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg.

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SAVONE P. BURCHETT
FRANKLINTON - Savone Perry Burchett, 75, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, April 5) at Mt. Carmel Christian Church.

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VERA H. HILTON
ZEBULON - Vera Hursey Hilton, 87, died Monday, March 31, 2008 at Wake Med. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, April 3, at Montlawn Memorial Park.

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DELIA M. SMITH
CASTALIA - Delia Mangum Smith, 84, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Wake Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Thursday night, April 3, in the J. M. White Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Luke Smith. Graveside services were conducted Friday, April 4, in the Red Bud Baptist Church cemetery on NC 58 Highway, Castalia.

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ORLEANS LYNCH
FRANKLINTON - Funeral services for Orleans Lynch, 87, who died Sunday, March 30, 2008, were conducted Friday, April 3, in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg, with the Rev. Timothy Walker officiating. Burial followed in the Brown family cemetery.

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ALMA G. ALLEN
FRANKLINTON - Alma Gaye Allen, 87, died Monday, March 24, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 29, at Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Walter S. Taylor officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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BETTY M. MCLAMB
SMITHFIELD - Betty Marie McLamb, 63, died Sunday, March 30, 2008 at her home. Memorial services were conducted Wednesday, April 2, in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma, with the Revs. Dennis Pollock and Dwayne Batten officiating.

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SPORTS

Hurricanes blow past Southeastern CC
Hurricanes blow past Southeastern CC
LOUISBURG — Midweek non-conference games have no direct bearing on how the Louisburg College baseball squad will ultimately fare in the Region X standings.
That doesn’t mean, however, that LC head coach Tommy Atkinson expects his team to lower its intensity level during these matchups, which normally serve as tune-ups between region weekend series.

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Bunn Picks Up First Soccer Victory
Bunn Picks Up First Soccer Victory
BUNN -- Bunn High’s girls soccer team continues to make progress as the Ladycats head into the difficult portion of their Northern Carolina Conference schedule.
Thursday at home, Bunn picked up its first victory of the season despite rainy conditions. The Ladycats, taking on first-year school Granville Central, went ahead early and never relented on their way to a 6-0 decision.

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Dynamic duo will be missed
Dynamic duo will be missed
Franklin County is losing two of its most ardent supporters of high school athletics.
Clennie and Ericka Wilkins, who between them have been involved in coaching at Louisburg, Franklinton and Bunn through the years, are in the process of moving to Winston-Salem.
Clennie has accepted a job in community support services with Dominion Healthcare in Forsyth County. He will also be involved in ministry at First Baptist Church in nearby Statesville.

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Lady Rams edged vs. R. Rapids
Lady Rams edged vs. R. Rapids
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Poor weather didn’t stop Franklinton from traveling to Roanoke Rapids for a key Northern Carolina Conference fast-pitch softball showdown Tuesday evening.
The game was delayed because of rain, but was eventually played, with host RR coming up with a 2-0 conquest.

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Pirates defeat Campbell
GREENVILLE -- Daniel Holder pitched five scoreless innings while freshman Trent Whitehead smacked his second home run of the season, a grand slam, to pace No. 24 East Carolina to a 11-2 win over Campbell Wednesday night at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Fred Smith brings governor’s race message to Franklin
Fred Smith brings governor’s race message to Franklin
The Franklin County Republican Party had a slate of candidates from commissioner all the way to governor — with a visit from Fred Smith — at its annual county convention at the Hobgood Courthouse March 28.
Smith said the “customer is you,” the taxpayers. He said taxpayers are sick and tired of the corruption in government. Smith said $22 billion has been sent to Raleigh for political power which has resulted in making us the highest taxed state in the Southeast.

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Cherry Hill concert features Mayron Tsong this Sunday
The second of three spring concerts at Cherry Hill Plantation will feature pianist Mayron Tsong who was one of the youngest musicians to complete a Performer’s Diploma in Piano from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto at age 16.
Dr. Tsong’s Cherry Hill concert is scheduled for 3 p.m., April 6. She has performed extensively across the United States, as well as across Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, China, Taiwan and Russia as a soloist and chamber musician.

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Clarification
Amy Alveraz Calamaco has been referred to by her middle name in previous articles, as reported by the Louisburg Police Department and police records.
Her correct family-given name is Amy Alvarez Calamaco.
The Times regrets any confusion in reporting.

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CARTOON CAPTION CHALLENGE

Cartoon Caption Challenge for 04-05-2008
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 04-05-2008

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