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Showing 18 articles from July 4, 2008.

FRONT PAGE

Restaurant inspectors turn focus on controlling illness
Restaurant inspectors turn focus on controlling illness
This week, environmental health specialists began placing a higher emphasis on identifying factors that could lead to food-borne illnesses during inspections.
The new food inspection form is the result of a statewide mandate to focus inspections on establishments with the highest potential risk and violations more likely to contribute to food-borne illness.
The new form separates matters into critical violation risk factors and good retail practices.

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Sunrock quarry planned
Sunrock quarry planned
Residents will have a chance this coming week to learn more about a proposed rock quarry that could bring jobs and other impacts to Franklin County.
The Franklin County Planning Board has scheduled a 7 p.m. meeting on Tuesday to discuss a special use permit request that would allow Carolina Sunrock to operate a granite quarry, processing plant and washed sand plant on 480 acres at N.C. Highway 39 and Beasley Road.

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<i>Saturday sunrise at B&G fund-raiser</i>
Saturday sunrise at B&G fund-raiser
North Carolina B.A.S.S. Federation Nation hosted the first two-man team Bass Tournament for the benefit of the Boys and Girls Club of North Central North Carolina on June 28. More than $28,000 was raised that will be donated to the club. Eighty-nine teams participated, and the event was supported by local volunteers and businesses.

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Franklinton High in middle renovations
Franklinton High in middle renovations
FRANKLINTON — Work continues in earnest at Franklinton High School to have an improved facility available to students who will return following the summer break.
Crews with D.A. Thomas in Louisburg are finishing out renovations, restorations and improvements laid out in the 2004 school bond that promised nearly $4 million in improvements at the school.
The bulk of that money is being used to build a 10-room classroom addition immediately behind the main building.

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Berger noose bill passes Senate
Berger noose bill passes Senate
The Senate backed a plan this week calling for a stiffer penalty to burn a cross or hang a noose.
Senators backed Doug Berger’s bill by a 47-3 vote and the matter will now go before the House.
The legislation was not on the House calendar before the July 4 holiday.
“Hopefully,” Berger said, “we can get it passed.”
Berger filed the legislation on May 27 and it was passed by the Senate on Tuesday.

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OBITUARIES

EDDIE G. VAUGHAN JR.
KITTRELL - Eddie Graham Vaughan Jr., 38, died Monday, June 30, 2008, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 3, at South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Frank Sossamon officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Gardens with Wildlife Honors.

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BOBBY K. DRIVER
ZEBULON - Bobby Keith Driver, 75, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at WakeMed. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 4, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel in Knightdale, with the Rev. Earl Roach officiating. Burial followed in the Baptist Tabernacle church cemetery.

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SPORTS

No Minor Miracles
No Minor Miracles
YOUNGSVILLE — Been there. Done that.
The Bunn All-Stars relied on that experience to break open a tie game in the bottom of the fourth and pull away for an 8-4 win over Oxford in the Dixie Youth District 5 Minor League Tournament Championship at Luddy Park on Tuesday.

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Oxford Rallies To Defeat Youngsville
Oxford Rallies To Defeat Youngsville
YOUNGSVILLE -- Host Youngsville appeared to be in good shape before rains came and washed away play Sunday during an elimination-game semifinal against Oxford.
But when the clubs returned to the field Monday, Oxford saw only sunny skies while rallying for a victory at the Dixie Youth District 5 Minor League All-Star Baseball Tournament at Luddy Park.

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Mudcats picked for SL game
Mudcats picked for SL game
ZEBULON -- Six Carolina Mudcats highlight the Northern Division All-Star team in advance of the 2008 Southern League All-Star Game to be hosted by the Mudcats at Five County Stadium on Monday, July 14.
IFs Gaby Sanchez and Chris Coghlan, along with OFs Cameron Maybin and John Raynor will be the Mudcats’ four position players, with RHPs Chris Volstad and Chris Mobley as the Mudcats’ two pitchers represented on the 23-player roster released by the Southern League on Monday.

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CHAMPS
Above, the Bunn All-Stars and their coaches.
CHAMPS

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LIFESTYLES

Department of Aging spices up the senior years
Department of Aging spices up the senior years
Social, physical, and emotional support is what the Franklin County Department of Aging is all about. Not just here in Louisburg, but also in Franklinton, senior citizens can enjoy the opportunity of actively being engaged with life.
The many activities offered by both the Louisburg and the Franklinton Senior Centers are a blessing to all of us. If we are not in that age bracket, we certainly have a family member or a dear friend who can benefit from the many services offered by these facilities.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

BUNN HIGH HONOR ROLL
Robin Faulkner, principal of Bunn High School, announces the honor roll for the sixth six-weeks grading period.
To be named to the A honor roll, a student must make no grade lower than 93. To be named to the A-B honor roll, a student must make no grade lower than 85.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Solid waste center hours change July 14
Residents will have to better schedule their trips to the dumpster after Franklin County closes its convenience centers two days a week.
The Solid Waste Department made the decision to close those sites on Tuesday and Thursday, realizing $136,000 in savings during a tight budget year.

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Pastuer murder case: judge OKs fingerprint tests
The attorney for a man charged with killing his estranged wife is looking to have forensic experts examine evidence that could cast reasonable doubt in the case.
Authorities arrested Robert Lee Pastuer in December 2006, about a week after investigators allege he killed his estranged wife, Narskelsky Pastuer, and stuffed her in the trunk of a car.

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County department heads get annual pay increases
The following Franklin County department heads received pay increases, effective July 1, 2008.

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B.A.S.S. Federation casts long line of support for Boys and Girls Club; $24,800 goes to program
B.A.S.S. Federation casts long line of support for Boys and Girls Club; $24,800 goes to program
The North Carolina B.A.S.S. Federation Nation hosted the first two-man team Bass Tournament for the benefit of the Boys and Girls Club of North Central North Carolina on June 28.
The federation also had a casting kids competition qualifier for the youth.
Eighty-nine teams participated in the tournament and 13 teams received a pay check, with $24,800 cleared to go toward the Boys and Girls Club of North Central North Carolina, including the Franklin County unit.

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BUSINESS

Early-bird discount for VGCC business EXPO
Organizers of EXPO 2008 are offering a good deal to businesses and agencies who sign up early to exhibit their products and services at the annual trade show, which will be held in Vance-Granville Community College’s Civic Center on Tuesday, Oct. 14. An “Early Bird” discount is being offered to those who register for EXPO prior to July 20.

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