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Showing 21 articles from August 26, 2008.

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BHS’s Freda Clifton named new LHS principal
BHS’s Freda Clifton named new LHS principal
Freda Clifton is Louisburg High School’s new principal.
The job starts Wednesday, Aug. 27, and she planned to meet with faculty and staff Tuesday afternoon.
“I think this is a tremendous opportunity,” she said Tuesday morning. “I truly felt in my heart that this is what I need to be doing.

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Meet  Mr. Tractor
Meet Mr. Tractor
JUSTICE — Milton Shearin’s love for tractors started when he was 9 years old.
“I remember getting a card in the mail, and it had a picture of an Oliver tractor on it,” he said. “You could send it back and get a bigger book, a colored book.”
When that bound, multi-paged return arrived, Shearin’s passion for the rugged machines was locked in for good.
“It was the prettiest thing I had ever seen,” he said with boyish recollection. “It was just like getting a Christmas Sears catalog to me.”

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AMAZING
AMAZING
Milton Shearin, above, shows a 1916 Fuller Johnson engine in his collection. “This is really amazing,” he said, referring to the durability. “They just don’t wear out. They were made to last. How did they ever think to make that block or these wheels like this?”

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12-year-old recovering from rifle injuries
A Franklin County man whose assault rifle was used to injure an 11-year-old boy is scheduled to appear in court next month on charges of being absent minded.
Investigators and prosecutors were still trying to determine whether the 12-year-old shooter would be charged.
“Everything at this point says it was an accident,” said Sheriff Pat Green. “It wasn’t anything intentional.”

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MRSA cases treated at jail
Four Franklin County jail inmates were isolated and staff swept the facility in antibiotics after a MRSA outbreak last week.
According to Sheriff Pat Green, staff was made aware of a female federal inmate who was suffering from malady.

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Franklin County schools open; Long Mill has ‘awesome’ day
Franklin County schools open; Long Mill has ‘awesome’ day
In the words of Superintendent Dr. Bert L’Homme, the grass was cut, the lunches were flowing and the buses were rolling.
It all added up to a successful first day of school Monday, with 8,097 students enrolling — a number that is steadily increasing and is expected to spike after Labor Day, school officials said.

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OBITUARIES

CLARENCE A. EDWARDS
LOUISBURG - Clarence Avery Edwards, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 in Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 27) at Corinth Baptist Church, with the Rev. Brent Farrar officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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LIZZIE MAE W. MURRAY
WAKE FOREST - Lizzie Mae Winstead Murray, 89, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008 at Wake Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Aug. 25, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Melvin McGriff, the Rev. Glenn Hawley and the Rev. Earl West officiating. Burial followed in the New Life Church of God of Prophecy cemetery.

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ANDERSON FORT
LOUISBURG - Anderson Fort, 86, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008 at Zollieville Nursing Home in Louisburg. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Aug. 25, at Feggins & Feggins Funeral Chapel in Wake Forest. Burial followed in Wake Forest Cemetery in Wake Forest.

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ALEASE J. HARRIS
JUSTICE - Alease Jeffery Moore Harris, 83, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. A service celebrating her life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Duke Memorial Baptist Church, 3976 Highway 581 North, Spring Hope, with the Rev. Mike Thompson and the Rev. Jack Edge officiating. Interment will follow at the family plot in Duke Memorial Cemetery.

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WILLIAM ROBBINS
MONCURE - William R. “Bill” Robbins, 62, of Moncure, formerly of Raleigh, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Harris Chapel Baptist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Janet Balasko officiating.

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SPORTS

Mistake Prone
Mistake Prone
FRANKLINTON - South Granville overcame a sea of offensive mistakes to spoil the beginning of the Clark Harrell Era at Franklinton in last Friday’s regular season football opener.
The Vikings committed five costly turnovers, but still managed to defeat the Red Rams by a 14-0 margin at the FHS Football Field.

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Red Rams unbeaten at tourney
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Franklinton remained undefeated during its appearances at The Brittany For The Boys Soccer Showcase with a victory Saturday against Wilson Beddingfield.
FHS potted four goals in the first half and went on to shut out the Bruins 6-0 at the annual event at Gillette Park in Wilson.

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Bunn Bests Vikes In Four Games
Bunn Bests Vikes In Four Games
BUNN -- Any victory against the always-solid Northern Vance Lady Vikings is a good one for Bunn High volleyball coach Henry Jones.
He just wishes his club could have gotten the job done one game earlier during Monday’s non-conference spike showdown at the Bunn Dome.

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Wildcats shut out Aycock
BUNN -- Bunn found the end zone seven times during its season-opening football victory last Friday at home against the C.B. Aycock Falcons.
Too bad for the Wildcats that only four of the scores counted, as Bunn had a trio of touchdowns called back because of inopportune penalties.

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Mudcats fall versus Stars
Mudcats fall versus Stars
HUNTSVILLE, ALA. -- Alberto Concepcion drilled a two-strike pitch for a game-winning home run in the 10th inning as first-place Carolina reduced its magic number to three with a 6-5 victory over Huntsville on Sunday night at Joe Davis Stadium in a Class AA Southern League baseball contest.
The Mudcats (38-24) blew a 5-1 lead in the ninth only to have Concepcion hit his first Mudcats’ home run since July 5.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Ring, ring goes the bell - first day
Above is Rachel Harper reading “First Day Jitters” to her second-graders at Long Mill.
Ring, ring goes the bell - first day
Above is Rachel Harper reading “First Day Jitters” to her second-graders at Long Mill.

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Meeting each other
Meeting each other
Above, from left Seth Davis, Chase Corey and Gabriel Heiderscheit, in Rachel Harper’s second-grade class.

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ALL IN A DAY’S WORK
ALL IN A DAY’S WORK
More than 8,000 students attended the first day of traditional school Monday in Franklin County. At top are students doing the “Bean Bag Dance” in Joan Frazier’s music class at Louisburg Elementary.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Teen charged with armed robbery
Louisburg police arrested a teenager charged with armed robbery and extortion.
According to Capt. Jason Abbott, a 14-year-old Louisburg resident was confronted by two people as he tried to use a Wilco Hess pay phone at about midnight on Aug. 20.
As he walked by the gas station on Bickett Boulevard, one of the two displayed what was believed to be a gun and demanded money.

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Back to School Bash
Back to School Bash
Wanya Miller shows off her skills in a jump rope competition. The event was an opportunity to bring the community together and prepare to send children off to school, which began on Monday.

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