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Showing 22 articles from July 11, 2008.

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Cannady charged in cocaine trafficking
Rodney Cannady being cuffed by Franklin County deputies.
Cannady charged in cocaine trafficking
A traffic stop of a multiple-convicted, cocaine trafficking felon ended in arrest Wednesday afternoon as part of a two-week-long undercover operation by MANU.
The county’s Multi Agency Narcotics Unit arrested Rodney Earl Cannady, 40, of 125 Bibby Road, Franklinton and Hurley Gallatin, 57, of 351 T.K. Allen Road, Louisburg.
Each was charged with trafficking cocaine, and Cannady was also charged with resisting arrest.
Cannady’s arrest could put a lasting dent in illegal activity in a well-known-for-drug-trade Franklinton neighborhood, police said.

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DRUG DOLLARS OR RENT MONEY?
DRUG DOLLARS OR RENT MONEY?
MANU confiscated $2,800 in the Cannady/Gallatin drug arrest Wednesday. Police suspect the money seized was proceeds from cocaine sales. One of the suspect’s mother said the cash was to pay for bills, due the next day on the 10th of the month.

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Bibby Road business
Bibby Road business
Local law officers expect drug trade to decrease off this dead-end street following an arrest this week of a former resident — Rodney Cannady — who lived at 125 Bibby Road with his mother, also recently convicted of cocaine posession with intent to sell. The mother operates a tax preparation business out of the home.

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“Stop the Rock”
STANDING ROOM ONLY. Residents piled into the commissioners’ meeting room Tuesday night to hear a proposal on Sunrock bringing a quarry to northern Franklin County. Planning Director Pat Young is center front.
“Stop the Rock”
A community’s effort to “Stop the Rock” paid off this week when the Franklin County Planning Board recommended that the county deny issuing a permit that would let Carolina Sunrock operate a quarry just north of Louisburg.
The matter will go before the Franklin County Board of Commissioners next month for a final decision. The Planning Board’s recommendation was unanimous.

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Eaton to set up operation in Flextronics building
One of the state’s largest employers and a worldwide provider of electrical equipment announced this week that it is expanding its footprint into Franklin County.
Eaton Corp. plans to locate manufacturing in the vacated Flextronics building in Youngsvsille.
The company will initially move 100 jobs from its other locations with the intention of further growth, to perhaps 200 jobs.

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NETSTAR: decision on lawsuit taken to Court of Appeals
Attorneys for the wife of a deputy killed in a helicopter crash gave notice this week that they plan to appeal a judge’s decision that removed Franklin County from the Superior Court matter.
In June, Judge Kenneth Titus entered an order that dropped claims against Franklin County; former deputy and pilot of the craft Ben Barrick; former sheriff Jerry Jones and current Sheriff Pat Green, and the Sheriff’s Office, ruling that the May 2004 crash that killed a former deputy is a workers’ compensation matter.

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OBITUARIES

BLANCHE RAE G. DANIEL
HENDERSON - Blanche Rae Goodson Daniel died Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 11, in the chapel of Lancaster Funeral & Cremations Services in Louisburg, with the Rev. Frank Adam officiating. Burial followed in the New Bethel Baptist Church cemetery, Epsom.

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WILL “JACK” SNEED
FRANKLINTON - Will “Jack” Sneed, 53, died Thursday, July 3, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 8, at First Baptist Church in Franklinton, with the Rev. Jeanette Pender officiating. Interment followed in the Rock Spring UCC cemetery, Creedmoor.

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TEMPIA ANN O. RODWELL
HENDERSON - Funeral services for Tempia Ann O’Keith Rodwell, 39, a native of Franklin County, who died Saturday, July 5, 2008, were conducted Wednesday, July 9, at the Tabernacle of Witness and Worship, with Elder Melissa Elliott officiating.

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BRUCE W. ROGERS
FRANKLINTON - Bruce William Rogers, 71, died Thursday, July 3, 2008 at his home. Funeral services were Sunday, July 6, at Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.

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JAMES E. FAISON
WAKE FOREST - James E. Faison, 72, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at his home. A graveside service was conducted Thursday morning at New Light Baptist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Allen Murphy officiating.

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LARRY G. HENDRIX
LOUISBURG - Larry Gragg Hendrix, 56, died Wednesday morning, July 9, 2008. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, July 12) at Duke Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will be private.

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LEONA T. TATE
CHASE CITY, Va. Leola Toone Tate, grandmother of Rev. Gwen Starr of Franklinton, died Monday, July 7, at the age of 93.

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WILLIAM THOMAS SELF
FRANKLINTON - William Thomas Self, age 66, a resident of 20 Back Home Road, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at his home.

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SPORTS

It’s All About Ebony
It’s All About Ebony
LOUISBURG - Even though she didn’t have a kill the entire season, Ebony Brown took home the the volleyball team’s Offensive Award at the annual Louisburg High School Athletic Banquet.
There’s a reason Brown received the plaque from LHS head coach Erica Wammock. As the Lady Warriors’ starting setter, Brown was the glue for a prolific offense that rained kills on opponents during an amazing 2008 season.

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Plenty Of Happy Campers At Bunn
Plenty Of Happy Campers At Bunn
BUNN -- It’s been an annual rite of summer passage for years for youngsters in the southeast portion of Franklin County.
The Bunn High School Football Camp.
“Football is big in this end of the county,’’ said BHS head grid coach David Howle.

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Terry Fox memories in Canada
Terry Fox memories in Canada
Terry Fox was one of the most self-assured athletes in history -- a strapping, curly-haired young man who decided to break all boundaries by running across Canada in the early 1980s.
On one leg.
A basketball player at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Fox was diagnosed with bone cancer and had his right leg removed, with the hope that the cancer would be gone for good.
While recovering from his surgery, Fox read about a physically challenged runner who had recently completed a marathon.
An idea was born.

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Registration open for Cheer Camp
Registration is now open for Oasis Cheer & Tumble participants.
Cheer Camp will run Monday through Thursday and registration will run up until Monday.
Registration is $60 per camper.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

County airport taking new direction
The prospect of using a fixed-base operator to manage the county’s airport took flight Tuesday during a Airport Commission meeting.
Former Airport Director Leigh Osborn resigned her post in May and the Airport Commission has tapped a subcommittee to spearhead replacement duties.
Prior to Osborn being hired in the spring of 2006, the airport was managed by FBO First in Flight.

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Franklinton maintains ‘innocent’ role
Attorneys for Franklinton have asserted the town’s innocence in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of two girls that were killed as the result of a high-speed chase.
Franklinton Police Officer Michael Dunlap began his chase on Dec. 1 after witnessing Guy Ayscue speed through an intersection and place people in danger.

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Man dies in car wreck
A Louisburg man was killed Wednesday morning after a pick-up truck he was driving struck a tree.
According to a report by Trooper B.D. Vick, Larry Gragg Hendrix, 56, of 3526 N.C. Highway 581, was traveling south on Timberlake Road when the 2005 GMC truck he was driving crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the road.

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EDC hears Eaton, more good economic reports
Although there was some good news for Franklin County Economic Development Commission members to look over Thursday morning, the better news came less than an hour after the meeting adjourned.
It was then that Eaton Corp. announced plans to locate a manufacturing facility in Franklin County, creating an estimated 100 jobs at first. (See story on page 1 of this edition.)

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