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Showing 33 articles from October 21, 2008.

FRONT PAGE

Sample ballot handout at booths investigated
Sample ballot handout at booths investigated
The Board of Elections is investigating a complaint by a Franklin County resident who is alleging unethical behavior, perhaps within its own ranks.
The county is preparing to send the investigative request to the state.
Franklinton resident Paul Roberson said he went to cast an early ballot last Thursday and while waiting to do so, a man he believes was working for the Elections Office handed out marked sample ballots inside the voter waiting area in the county’s administration building.

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Lake Royale Triathlon
Lake Royale Triathlon
One-hundred and forty athletes from eight states competed in the Lake Royale Triathlon on Oct. 4. This notes a 40 percent increase in participation over last year. The event featured a 500-meter swim, a 15-mile bike ride into Franklin and Nash counties and a 5k (3.1 miles) run. Participants ranged in age from 7 to 60 years old. The event was sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). The morning was crisp with an air temperature of 50 degrees. Some athletes wore wetsuits in the cool 70 degree water. Chris Eschbach, 36, of Lake Royale defended his title as the overall race winner. The Lake Royale Recreation Committee and Finish Strong worked with other local, county and state agencies to enhance recreational opportunities in the area.

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Louisburg asks county for rec $$$$
The Louisburg Town Council will send the county back $100,000 with a note attached — a request for an annual contribution of just more than $133,000.
Franklin County gave the town the money in 2007 for a Joyner Park project, but both entities disagreed on how that money was supposed to be used.
The county says it was to match a state grant to expand Joyner Park. The town rescinded that grant, but thought it could use the money for any recreational purpose and planned to use it for a T-ball field at Joyner Park.

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TDA puts brakes on Chamber fund increase
TDA puts brakes on Chamber fund increase
The Franklin County Tourism Development Authority decided against paying more for administrative fees.
The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce handles the authority’s administrative duties, including keeping up with grant applications, organizing and hosting meetings and creating a monthly TDA e-newsletter.

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OBITUARIES

ROGER LEE MACON
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Roger Lee Macon, 80, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, will be conducted at noon Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill.

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KATHERINE M. KELLY
LOUISBURG - Katherine Marie Kelly, 24, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in the chapel of Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services in Louisburg, with the Rev. Kenneth Jones officiating. Interment followed at 12:30 p.m. at Seaboard Cemetery in Seaboard.

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OTIS LEE NEAL
HENDERSON - Funeral services for Otis Lee Neal, 60, who died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Haywood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bobby Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the Mitchell Baptist Church cemetery.

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EARTIE A. CARROLL
HENDERSON - Eartie Anderson Etheridge Carroll, 84, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at Maria Parham Health Center. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton by the Revs. Robert Green and Brent Farrar. Burial followed in the Reedy Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

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ALLEN RUDD
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Allen Rudd, 81, who died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Pine Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Hedgepeth officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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IRENE T. BAKER
RALEIGH- Irene T. Baker, 73, died Sunday morning, Oct. 19, 2008. A graveside service was conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Harris family cemetery in Youngsville.

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JULIUS WALLACE SEXTON
WINTON - Julius Wallace Sexton, 85, died Saturday, Oct. 18, in his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 22) at Miller Funeral Home, 304 Main St., Gatesville, by the Rev. Joseph Futrell. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie.

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KENNETH G. FOWLSTON
CARY - Kenneth G. Fowlston, 39, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at Wake Med. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 22) at Cremation Society of the Carolinas, 2205 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh.

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LLOYD M. BURKE
RALEIGH - Lloyd Milford Burke, 92, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 in his Raleigh home. A graveside service was conducted at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

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ERNEST L. LEE SR.
RALEIGH - Ernest Loyd “Ernie” Lee Sr., 73, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at his home. Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 19, at Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bill Bowyer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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VICKIE CHAMBERS
LOUISBURG - Vickie Chambers, 55, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Carlisle Funeral Home chapel, Tarboro.

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EVERETTE A. MARSHALL
CARY - Mr. Everette Artice Marshall, 70, died Friday evening, October 17, 2008.

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F. ELMO BARHAM
ZEBULON - F. Elmo Barham, 74, of 4300 Billy Hopkins Road, Zebulon, died Monday, October 20, 2008 at Rex Hospital. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late Repsie Frazier Barham and Ivan Barham. Mr. Barham was retired from Waste Industries.

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SPORTS

71...IN A HURRY
71...IN A HURRY
BUNN - Bunn amassed its highest single-game points total since 1998 in blowing out Northwest Halifax in a Northern Carolina Conference football matchup Friday night on the BHS campus.
The Wildcats collected big play after big play on offense and took advantage of five Northwest Halifax turnovers to roll past the Vikings by a 71-20 margin.
Ten years ago, Bunn put up 74 points during a postseason victory against Tar Heel High.

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LHS’ TRAC Dominance Continues
LHS’ TRAC Dominance Continues
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg scored on each of its possessions in the first half and went on to rout North Edgecombe by a 46-0 margin Friday in a Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference football matchup at Patterson Field.
LHS, winners of seven straight games, improved to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the TRAC. The Warriors have outscored their league opponents by a combined 166-18 through three outings this season.

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Wildcats, Red Rams are ready
Wildcats, Red Rams are ready
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- In recent years, bragging rights have been about the only thing at stake when Franklinton and Bunn have met on the football field.
That definitely won’t be the case this time around.
First place in the Northern Carolina Conference will be on the line -- along with the inside track for an NCC title -- when the Red Rams travel to BHS this Friday for a 7:30 p.m. showdown.

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Thomas is selected by ‘Canes
Thomas is selected by ‘Canes
Louisburg College didn’t take long to fill its head baseball coaching position.
And LC certainly didn’t stray away from the fabric of the program. Instead, the Hurricanes chose a person who starred at LC and understands the model needed for success on the junior college level.
Louisburg has hired former player John Thomas -- who competed under the legendary Russ Frazier in the early 1990s -- as its head coach.

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LHS, Bunn Win In Playoffs
BUNN -- During last Saturday’s first round of the Class 2-A State Volleyball Playoffs, Bunn High head coach Henry Jones was anxious to see how his club would respond following a tough loss to Southern Vance three days earlier in the finals of the Northern Carolina Conference Tournament.
Needless to say, Jones was impressed with the Ladycats’ 25-9, 25-17, 25-19 decision over Carrboro in opening-round action at the Bunn Dome.

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HIGH SCHOOL GRID SCORES
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last weekend’s North Carolina high school football results:

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Murray Wins State Title
Murray Wins State Title
LAKE GASTON -- Franklin County’s Chuck Murray claimed the North Carolina Bass Federation State Championship during action Oct. 3-4 on Lake Gaston.
Murray, who resides in the Justice Community, posted a two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 29.68 pounds. Murray won the event by almost six pounds over runner-up Jody Wright.

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FOOTBALL CONTEST WINNERS, RESULTS
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Here are last weekend’s individual and game winners from The Franklin Times Football Contest:

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Mudcats’ game announced
Mudcats’ game announced
ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats have announced that tickets for next April’s major league exhibition game with its the new parent club Cincinnati Reds will go on sale today beginning at 9 a.m.
The game, which will be hosted at Five County Stadium April 3 at 6 p.m., will be the premier event featuring the Reds as the Mudcats’ new Double-A Southern League affiliate.

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FRANKLIN FUTBOL RESULTS
CHAPEL HILL -- Here are last weekend’s results for the Franklin Futbol Club:
• FFC U-12 5, Triangle United Courage 0 -- The FFC U12 girls played the Triangle United Courage in Chapel Hill. The FFC girls played an awesome match.
The first half started off with both Hannah Rayman and Sam Weilbacher taking shots on goal. Ally Albright dribbled the ball up the field to make the first goal for the FFC girls.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Brian Harris named B&G Club director
Brian Harris named B&G Club director
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina announces the hire of Brian Harris as the director of operations.
In this role, Harris will have overall responsibility for Operations and Community Outreach of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina.
Harris was most recently employed as a unit director with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands where he was responsible for day to day operations, community outreach and partnerships.

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Lucas named All-American
The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Sierra Lucas from Franklinton has been named an All-American Scholar.
The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines.

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NINE MURALS SYSTEMWIDE
NINE MURALS SYSTEMWIDE
Artist and Warren County resident Wanda Satterwhite recently completed painting a total of nine murals at locations on all four of Vance-Granville Community College’s campuses. According to VGCC Vice President of Student Affairs Gene Purvis, the college tasked Satterwhite with visually representing the four counties served by VGCC, while incorporating the four college campuses: Main Campus in Vance County, South Campus in Granville County, the Warren County Campus in Warrenton and the Franklin County Campus near Louisburg. The familiar gazebo by the lake on Main Campus would serve as the centerpiece of the mural. Satterwhite toured all four campuses for inspiration and picked elements to represent each county. In the upper left corner, Granville County is represented by the steeple of Creedmoor’s First Baptist Church and by tobacco leaves to salute the area’s agricultural heritage.

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POTTERY OPEN HOUSE
POTTERY OPEN HOUSE
Leslie Martin Pottery is now open by appointment in downtown Franklinton, 22 S. Main St., and will be hosting an open house in conjunction with Frankenfest. To schedule an appointment call Martin, above, at 494-6761 or 494-1194. The open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 25, will feature work of seven local potters: Edge Barnes, Jim and Tricia Bell, Angelia Hayes, Nancy Lovejoy, Leslie Martin and Elizabeth Parker.

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Shearin is ‘GrowMaster’
Henry Shearin has attended a comprehensive three-day training program designed to qualify him as a “Certified GrowMaster® Specialist” at Southern States Cooperative Inc. in Louisburg.
The rigorous program is tied to the Southern States’ GrowMaster® program and is designed to augment the existing knowledge base of employees involved in advising the co-op’s customers on issues related to crop production. The program provides new and updated information and qualifies for continuing education units (CEUs) by the American Society of Agronomy, a national organization that certifies crop advisors and agronomists through examination.

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BUSINESS

10 YEARS OF SERVICE
10 YEARS OF SERVICE
Virginia Lightner Family Dermatology is celebrating 10 years of service to the community. A small, one-physician practice, it offers basic dermatology care for the entire family. The office will be serving refreshments on Oct, 27 in honor of this achievement. It is located at 82 Wheaton Drive in Youngsville and can be reached at (919) 562-8887. Office staff, above, are: back row: Debbie Johnson, receptionist; Stacy Rist, office assistant; Dr. Virginia Lightner; Leigh Pleasant, CNA, and Tammy Scoggins, CNA; front row: Paula Breslin, receptionist, and Marnie Williams, practice manager.

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