Embarq employee Deloris Carroll, right, presents Britthaven of Louisburg resident Roy Jones with one of the dozen or so Christmas packages donated by Embarq employees as part of Britthaven’s Secret Santa Program. The gift is employee driven and part of Embarq’s Embrace Employee Resource Group. They went to Britthaven on Dec. 23 to hand out gift packages to about 14 residents they adopted because they had very few family or no family members who were able to provide Christmas gifts. Embarq employees also handed out goodie bags containing necessities, such as toothpaste and lotion, to about 136 residents who call the Louisburg nursing center home.
Two Louisburg nursing centers scored much below average according to a new system designed to help families decide where to place their elderly loved ones.
Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made public a website — www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Home — that rated 15,800 nursing homes based on health inspections, staffing, quality and fire safety.
Louisburg Town Council members anticipate getting some answers to some old questions in the new year.
County commissioners plan a Jan. 5 work session where budgets and finance will take center stage.
Town officials hope two of their requests, an office complex partnership and parks and recreation needs, make the list of discussed items.
FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Board of Commissioners took action at it last meeting, putting together its own wish list of projects.
Working to get ahead of President-elect Barack Obama’s stimulus plan, town staff presented commissioners on Dec. 16 with a list of infrastructure projects that are either ready to go or not too far off in the development phase.
Louisburg High School senior Mamour Camara has accomplished something that many people can only dream about – a perfect score of 800 on the math section of the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Camara claims he’s always enjoyed working with mathematics because of the challenge mathematics provides. He finds it very satisfying because there is almost always a concrete result. Louisburg High School guidance counselor Cherry Ayscue said that Camara’s accomplishment takes place about every 10 years at Louisburg High.
CASTALIA - Gregory S. Thomas, 46, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008.
LOUISBURG - Samantha Lynn Fox of 2364 Mays Crossroads Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008.
MIDDLESEX - Carolyn S. Murray, 54, a loving mother, grandmother and sister died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 at Rex Hospital.
LOUISBURG - Willie B. Perry, 78, died Tuesday, December 23, 2008. A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Haywood Baptist Church with the Rev. Gertrude Jones officiating.
LOUISBURG - Dorothy Anderson, 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 at 12 noon at Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Timothy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Elizabeth Person Lamm, 89, died on Christmas Day in Louisburg after an extended illness. She was Born June 4, 1919 in Franklin County to the late Graham Person and Madeline R. Person. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Lamm; daughter, Kearney L. Shearon; sister, Lucille P. Mullen and brother, R.G. Person.
LOUISBURG - Dr. George K. (Kos) Weaver died Monday, December 22, 2008 at his home in Fayetteville, Georgia. He was the only son of George W. Weaver and Louise Taylor Weaver of Louisburg and was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Mangum Weaver, originally of Durham.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Francis I. Tully, 82, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 of complications from pneumonia and congestive heart failure.
ROCKY MOUNT - You can’t always judge a basketball team by its early-season record.
Especially when the worksheet is dotted with higher-classification opponents, some of which boast arguably their best clubs in recent campaigns.
That’s the dilemma the Bunn Wildcats have encountered during the pre-Christmas portion of their 2008-09 ledger.
FRANKLINTON -- In a rare matinee game, the Franklinton Lady Rams will host Knightdale High School in girls basketball action today at the historic FHS Gymnasium.
Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. for the non-conference event. There will be no boys game.
Since his club isn’t competing in a Christmas Tournament this year, FHS veteran head coach Lester Wilder was looking for a way to find some court time for the young, freshman-dominated Lady Rams.
Overall, this has been a disappointing season for the Notre Dame football team. Any Irish fan would tell you that.
But the Irish closed the campaign in style with a 49-21 victory over Hawaii in the annual Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve in beautiful Oahu.
Bunn’s Kerry Neal was a key contributor in the decision, picking up two tackles, one tackle for loss, one quarterback sack and one quarterback hurry.
Louisburg has definitely shown a great Christmas spirit this holiday season. As I told you in a previous article this month, you do not have to drive too far to find entertainment and enriching presentations about the birth of Jesus.
I wish I could mention every church in Franklin County with their special programs and spiritual celebrations and activities in relation to this meaningful season where we pause and think about how wonderful it is to believe in the Christmas miracle.
The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations located in North Carolina of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damage caused by the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred on Nov. 14-15.
The deadline to file an application for physical damage is Jan. 21.
The Franklin County Training School/Riverside reunion was Nov. 28 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham.
More than 300 people attended, including alumni from 1935 to 1968.
The oldest, from the class of 1935, was James Leamon Nicholson from Temple Hills, Md. Others attending were from Hawaii, Maryland, New York, California, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
A Louisburg woman died earlier this week, just days before the Christmas holiday.
According to a report by Trooper T.L. Hunt, Samantha Fox was driving a 2005 Ford Mustang on Hill Road when she rounded a curve and ran off the road at about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The car went off the road to the left, struck a ditch and turned over along the road which is about 10 miles west of Youngsville.
Bobbi Moore, left, with Embarq, presents Britthaven of Louisburg resident Blanche Lopez, center with a gift bag provided by Embarq employees. Nursing home administrator Linda Tharrington, right, dressed as an elf, looks on as Lopez gets a gander at a blanket she can use at the home.