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Showing 19 articles from July 25, 2008.

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Sunrock opposition<br>Organized and ready for Aug. 18
Sunrock opposition
Organized and ready for Aug. 18
Residents opposed to a proposed rock quarry north of Louisburg are preparing for two more battles and a chance at ultimate victory.
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is preparing to entertain a special-use permit request by Carolina Sunrock to locate a rock quarry on 480 acres between N.C. Highway 39 and Beasley Road.
Residents met en masse at a Planning Board meeting earlier this month and walked away with a triumph when the board unanimously recommended denying the permit request.

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Three arrested in Mann murder
Three arrested in Mann murder
A failed home break-in and an unfortunate encounter led to the county’s second homicide this year.
And, the actions of a concerned citizen made certain that it was not an unsolved crime.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies, with the help of the state Bureau of Investigation and the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, arrested three suspects on Wednesday morning, charging them with the death of 29-year-old Corey Mann.

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Pat Young accepts job as a Durham planner
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Pat Young accepts job as a Durham planner
Franklin County Planning Director Pat Young handed in his resignation Thursday, deciding to leave the county office at the end of August.
Young has accepted a position in Durham as an assistant planning director for a job that is jointly shared with the city and county.
“It really is bitter sweet,” said Young, who will earn $77,250 in Durham. He currently earns $74,438.

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TDA looks at Chamber role
The Tourism Development Authority wants more information before it can make any commitment to boost the administrative fee paid the Chamber of Commerce.
When the TDA was established to help determine how occupancy tax money would be used to bring tourism to Franklin County, it and county commissioners agreed to hire the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce as its administrative body in September 2007.

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OBITUARIES

EDDIE LEE LEWIS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Eddie Lee Lewis, 69, who died Thursday, July 24, 2008, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 28, in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Lewis family cemetery.

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ELSIE MAE BENSON
NASHVILLE - Elsie Mae Benson, 95, died Sunday, July 20, 2008. A funeral service was conducted Thursday, July 24, at Johnson Chapel of Nashville with the Rev. Wayne Hicks officiating. Burial followed at Forest Hill Cemetery in Nashville.

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GARY A. BURBAGE SR.
LOUISBURG - Gary “Pappy” Allen Burbage Sr., 63, died Monday, July 21, 2008 at Rex Hospital. Funeral service was Thursday at Strickland Funeral Home chapel in Wendell. Burial was in the Bunn Town Cemetery.

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H. LUCILLE BASS
FRANKLINTON - H. Lucille Bass, 81, died Sunday, July 20, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, July 26) at Union Grove Baptist Church, Youngsville. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home.

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HOMER K. SLOAN JR.
ZEBULON - Funeral services for Homer Keith “Sam” Sloan Jr., 59, who died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, will be conducted at noon today (Saturday, July 26) at White Oak Baptist Church, with the Rev. Harvey Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Taybron family cemetery.

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KELLI FRAZIER WOOLARD
WENDELL - Kelli Frazier Woolard, 31, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2008. Kelli was born March 31, 1977 in Raleigh, NC, and was raised in Franklin County, NC. Kelli was a registered nurse at Duke Raleigh Hospital.

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SPORTS

Meeks Inherits LC
Meeks Inherits LC
LOUISBURG — Two cancelled flights, lost luggage and a trip to Wal-Mart to buy some dress clothes -- just in case.
Such duress would probably frustrate most people, especially when the events occurred as part of a trip for a job interview.
But John Meeks saw the situation as a possible sign that maybe, just maybe, the potential outcome would be well worth the hardship.

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Champs crowned at states: Bunn takes title vs. West Lincoln
Champs crowned at states: Bunn takes title vs. West Lincoln
VALE -- Given a second -- and third chance -- the Bunn All-Stars weren’t about to squander an opportunity during potential rematches against host West Lincoln at the Dixie Softball Angels State Tournament.
In an earlier winner’s bracket contest, Bunn had defeated West Lincoln, only to see the game overturned by a forfeit after a protest. State officials ruled that Bunn hadn’t properly reported its substitutes -- a charge vehemently denied by All-Stars coach Jeff Davis.

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LC’s grid sked set for year
LC’s grid sked set for year
LOUISBURG -- John Sala’s first season as the Louisburg College head football coach will begin Aug. 29 with a home matchup against always-strong Fork Union Military Academy. Game time is scheduled for 5 p.m. on the campus of Louisburg High School. LC’s complete schedule is as follows (home games at LHS are listed in CAPS):

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LHS Wrestlers Enjoy A Busy Summer
LHS Wrestlers Enjoy A Busy Summer
LOUISBURG -- Phil Mueller isn’t content -- not even after guiding the Louisburg High School wrestling team to the Class 1/2-A State Playoffs in each of the past two seasons.
In fact, Mueller has even upgraded his club’s summer workouts as the Warriors return all but two starters from their 2007 roster.

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LIFESTYLES

Seniors find center, Manor rewarding; lots of fun together
Seniors find center, Manor rewarding; lots of fun together
For more than 20 years, Louisburg Nursing Center has been serving Franklin County and the Greater Triangle Region.
Today it continues to provide a variety of services to meet the medical, social and personal needs of all the residents.
The Louisburg Nursing Center tries very hard to provide an environment that enhances the quality of life of the patients in need. The staff tries very carefully to carry out a personal health care plan to fit special individual needs.

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Bunn High Class of ‘58 looks back
The Bunn High Class of ‘58 met April 26 at Joe’s Barn, Louisburg, to celebrate its 50th class reunion.
Seventy-five people attended, including 39 of 51 graduates (four deceased), spouses, friends, and a teacher. The class was honored to have Johnny Alford as a guest. He was a class advisor, teacher and coach.

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‘Golden Devils’ take on Washington
‘Golden Devils’ take on Washington
Graduates of the Gold Sand High School classes of 1956-66, called the “Golden Devils,” recently had their first group outing, a two-day trip to Washington, D.C. with AT&T Charter of Louisburg.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Giving children a ‘Head Start’
The Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity Inc. Head Start is accepting children for the 2008-2009 program year. Children must be 3 years of age as of Aug. 31, 2008. Parents of children with mental, physical or emotional impairments are encouraged to apply.

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Check out ‘Curves’ open house
Been curious about Curves in Franklinton?
Stop in on Aug. 26 and 27 and sneak a peek during the open house.
Curves in Franklinton is owned by Serena Smith.
The open house will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 - 7 p.m. and will feature prize drawings every 30 minutes, Smith said.

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