A long-time Franklin County instructor and administrator is leaving next month to help Wake County recruit and retain teachers.
Rob Bendel, who has been principal at Royal Elementary School for the past six years, is leaving Oct. 17 to become a senior administrator for recruitment and retention for the Wake County public school system.
Jon Stallings, with Bunn High School’s Future Farmers of America program, helps prepare the main ingredient for last week’s annual Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association Beef Roast at the county’s Farmer’s Market. Beef Roast co-coordinator Sally Coad expected to sell between 1,200 and 1,400 plates at $7 (pre-sale) or $8 each. The funds help with two college scholarships and other projects during the year.
According to those who study the workforce and the workplace, the number of workers older than 55 will grow by 50 percent between now and 2010.
And Edith May, director of the county’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, has been busy helping older workers secure jobs in such a growing working environment.
The Youngsville Fall Festival is set for this weekend and organizers expect it to be bigger and better than ever.
This year marks the four-year anniversary of the community event hosted by the Youngsville ECA Homemaker’s Club.
MEETING THE AUTHORS. From front left, Tiger Faircloth-Jordan, Robert Jordan and Rita Ellingwood meet authors, from far right, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jenna Black, Deb Marlowe and Julianna Stephens. (Times photo by Kathy Harrelson)
Stories of devilish fantasy and of bare-chested heroes in the throws of unbridled passion are completely familiar at the Coffee Hound Book Shop, now more so.
For five years this week, Millie Cannon has offered up hundreds of these tales and more at her downtown Louisburg business, where her opinions of a wide range of ideas are often as sought after as the pages in the volumes.
MIDDLESEX - John C. Chinnis, 86, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 in Laurels of Forest Glenn in Garner. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 24) at Oakwood Cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Alverta Hunt Ragland, 84, who died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg, with the Rev. Ronald Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -Funeral services for Clara B. Williams of Washington, D.C., formerly of Franklin County, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at St. Stephens Baptist Church, with the Rev. Junious Debnam officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
RALEIGH - Thomas Vincent “T.V.” Harris, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 21, in the Brown-Wynne Funeral Home chapel, Millbrook Road, Raleigh. Interment was at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.
YOUNGSVILLE - Thelma Husketh Pearce, 85, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Sept. 21, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Brad Reynolds officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
ZEBULON - Herbert Strickland, 82, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 at Wake Med Rehab Center in Zebulon. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 24) at Rocky Cross Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.
FRANKLINTON - Mollie Lyons, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 24) at Kinches Chapel United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Peace Memorial Gardens, Roxboro. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.
WAKE FOREST - Vermal B. Sanders, 63, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Feggins & Feggins Funeral Chapel in Wake Forest. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Zebulon. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at Feggns & Feggins.
BUNN -- If every game is like this, it’s going to be quite a closing run for one of the area’s most successful high school football coaches.
Week One of the David Howle Farewell Tour at Bunn featured a 36-28 victory last Friday over previously undefeated Oxford Webb at the BHS Football Field.
Howle, who announced his retirement after 21 years earlier this week (effective at the end of the year), saw his club combine with the Warriors for a whopping 802 total yards.
KILL DEVIL HILLS -- Team unity -- along with picking up a couple of victories -- was the main priority of last weekend’s two-match trip to the beach for the Franklinton High School boys soccer squad.
FHS head coach Deran Coe had planned the journey, which featured matches against First Flight (last Friday) and Pasquotank (last Saturday).
Both matches were staged at First Flight High School on the Outer Banks.
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton continues to win the turnover battle against opponents, and Michael Crudup continues to pile up yardage on the ground.
The result of those factors was another victory last Friday for the Red Rams.
Franklinton trailed Weldon in the fourth period before rallying with a pair of clutch touchdowns to defeat the Mighty Chargers by a 28-16 score at the FHS Football Field.
Chris Lewis, a former player at Bunn, has been selected as BHS’ new baseball coach.
Lewis, who graduated from Bunn in 1999, succeeds Bennie Franklin. Lewis is also an assistant football coach for the Wildcats.
“Chris will bring a lot of youthful enthusiasm to the baseball program,’’ said BHS Athletic Director Hancel Phipps. “He will bring a lot of energy. We’re excited about that.’’
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College will open its 2008-09 men’s basketball schedule the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1 as part of the annual Coca-Cola Classic at Holton Gymnasium.
LC’s complete worksheet for the season under new coach John Meeks is as follows (home games in CAPS):
NASH COUNTY -- Here are last Friday’s North Carolina High School Football results:
LOUISBURG -- Host Louisburg scored on its first three possessions and went on to rout Manteo by a 52-6 score in non-conference high school football action Friday night at Patterson Field on the LHS campus.
The Warriors, after dropping their regular season opener, have reeled off three consecutive victories to improve to 3-1 on the campaign.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last week’s team and individual winners from The Franklin Times Football Contest:
A fall and spring season of outstanding music is planned at the historic Cherry Hill Plantation beginning with the Ciompi Quartet which is to perform Sept. 28, beginning at 3 p.m.
The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke University and play a leading role in its cultural life, in addition to traveling widely throughout the year for performances.
The 2008-09 Allen de Hart Concert Series at Louisburg College will kick off Friday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. with legendary performer and seven-time Grammy winner Doc Watson, accompanied by Grammy-winning folk guitarist and claw hammer banjoist David Holt for a musical jamboree of folk music.
For the second year in a row, local photographer Dorothy Blum Cooper is exhibiting her work just south of Atlanta.
SlowExposures, the nationally recognized photography exhibition that underscores the diversity, contradictions and complexity of the rural South, opened Sept. 19. for two weekends in the picturesque town of Concord, Ga.
As of Tuesday, 170 middle school students in Franklin County schools had not received a needed vaccination to allow them to stay in school beyond Sept. 26.
All sixth-graders must have a tetanus, diphtheria pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, and those who don’t will not be let back into school on Monday, Sept. 29, Dr. Bert L’Homme said.