County staff will soon negotiate a contract to bring better emergency communications to the county.
In the early 2000s, the county spent $700,000 to upgrade its radio communications system to address dead spots within the system.
They expected 95 percent coverage, 95 percent of the time and Cary-based Radio Communications Co. said they could provide the service.
Carlee Reed and Caroline Corrigan play around in bouncy house at the second annual Frankenfest on Main. The setup proved to be a respite from rain showers on Saturday as people braved the rains to turn out for the community event.
FRANKLINTON — The town’s Board of Commissioners agreed to hold a work session with law enforcement and school officials to address loitering concerns after school.
Mayor Elic Senter said the issue was brought to light during a recent Franklinton High School Business Alliance meeting.
Assistant Superintendant Tommy Piper and Franklinton High School Principal Charles Fuller appeared at the meeting to better describe the issue.
A man for whom Franklin County’s history can’t be written without mentioning passed away on Monday.
Thilbert Howard Pearce died Monday. He was 87.
Pearce, a Franklin County native, has chronicled the history of Franklin County through literature, news accounts, photography and his spirit to share what he knew, said those close to him.
A stalwart Louisburg company will remain in operation after an internal review proved its worth.
Three weeks ago, The Hon Company began reporting to a fellow HNI Corporation entity, Paoli Furniture, with the understanding that the Louisburg plant could shut down if business did not warrant the operation.
On Friday, The Hon Company employees learned that the plant would remain open and remain a Hon Company entity, with no changes or reductions in staff.
As a young child, Debbie Ayscue and everyone around her in Bladen County knew she was destined to be a teacher.
While the joy she displayed when playing school was obvious to those around her, it was her third-grade teacher Billie Hardee who inspired her most.,br>
“I’ve always wanted to be a teacher,” Ayscue said. “Mrs. Hardee made everyone feel like they were somebody. There was never any doubt as to what I wanted to do.”
CASTALIA - Corine Leonard Thorne, 79, of Castalia, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 in Louisburg Nursing Center. Memorial services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 28, at White Level Baptist Church, with the Rev. Henry Stamper and Rev. Ken Altom officiating.
PILOT – Cameron M. Stallings, 85, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26, 2008 at Wake Med. A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 29) at Pilot Baptist Church. Entombment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Zebulon with Military and Masonic rites.
LOUISBURG - Eugene “Bill” Boone, 73, died Monday morning, Oct. 27, 2008, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 29) at Good News Independent Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bobby Murrell officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hope Memorial Gardens.
FRANKLINTON - Thilbert Howard Pearce, 87, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at his home. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 29) in Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton with military rites.
FRANKLINTON - Julie M. Helchel Battes, 61, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 in Louisburg. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
FRANKLINTON - Funeral services for Susie M. Battle, 94, who died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Manasseh Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Samuel Tunstall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
LOUISBURG – Betty Hamlet Phillips, 85, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 22, 2008. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joel Story officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON – Kenneth Zeno Peace, 74, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 27, 2008.
BUNN -- David Howle’s final regular season home game as Bunn High’s head football coach was won in much the same fashion of so many others during his storied career.
With a punishing ground game, a stingy defense and opportunistic special teams work.
Those factors helped Howle and his Wildcats take a big step toward the Northern Carolina Conference championship with a 36-7 decision over the Franklinton Red Rams in a key showdown last Friday at the BHS Football Field.
BUNN -- David Howle has kept his poise through the toughest of times during his heroics-filled 21 years as the Bunn High School football coach.
But he couldn’t keep his emotions in check before his final regular season home game last Friday against the Franklinton Red Rams.
Just before kickoff, Howle and his family were summoned to midfield along with BHS Principal Robin Faulkner.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School wrapped up its second consecutive Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference boys soccer championship in style last Friday at Joyner Park.
Taking on a tough Cape Hatteras foe, the Warriors used a goal from Anthony Calamaco with less than seven minutes to play to secure a 3-2 decision over the Hurricanes.
LOUISBURG -- Even though the season is over, the Louisburg Lady Warriors still have one more game to play.
The what-if game.
LHS head coach Erica Wammock couldn’t help but wonder how her club would have fared in last Saturday’s Class 1-A State Volleyball Playoff Quarterfinals -- if senior star hitter Lindsey Ward wouldn’t have been lost in the third game with a painful ankle injury.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are this week’s North Carolina High School football scores:
LOUISBURG -- Another week, another overmatched Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference opponent.
And so it goes for the streaking Louisburg High School football team.
For the fourth consecutive week, the Warriors easily crushed a TRAC foe last Friday night, roaring past Northampton East by a 66-6 margin in Louisburg’s regular season home finale at Patterson Field.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last weekend’s individual and game winners from The Franklin Times Football Contest:
Franklin County residents will have plenty of chances for fun this Halloween Friday.
Bunn, Franklinton and Louisburg will kick off trick-or-treating at 6 p.m. and let children go door-to-door for candy for two hours.
Some Louisburg merchants will also offer trick or treating in front of their shops.
A judge ruled today that a county commissioner is responsible for retroactive child support.
Judge David LeBarre issued an order on Tuesday that requires Commissioner Sidney Dunston to pay a total of $5,214 in retroactive child support in $500 a month increments.
Those out-of-pocket-payments cover the time between the Nov. 2 date he separated from his estranged wife, Toni Dunston, up to May 2, when a social security disability benefit, previously held by Mr. Dunston, began providing her with $870 a month in child support.
The board of directors of the Franklin County Community Foundation announces two awards totaling $1,000 from its Community Fund, according to Al Wheless, board president.
October brings many things — cool weather, the N.C. State Fair, trick-or-treating, and Disability Awareness Month.
Did you know that, according to the congressional findings for ADA, there are 43 million disabled Americans?
That is 17 percent of the population, or about 1 out of 5 citizens.