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Showing 31 articles from February 17, 2009.

FRONT PAGE

Judge begins deliberating Green case
A Superior Court judge began deliberating Tuesday on whether all or a portion of claims filed against defendants accused of wrongdoing regarding the care of an Ingleside man erroneously presumed to be dead would be dismissed.
Larry Green was hit by a car the evening of Jan. 24, 2005, was presumed dead and placed in a body bag by the side of the road.

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Franklin county Celebrates Black History month
A TIME FOR REFLECTION. Above, members of Nelson Chapel Baptist Church’s youth choir provided music, and Tracy Perry closed the event.
Franklin county Celebrates Black History month
The Franklin County African American Cultural Club recognized history makers of the past and present during its annual Black History Month celebration on Friday night at Terrell Lane Middle School. The evening was highlighted by the presentation of the Artist of Distinction Award to saxophonist Freddy Green, who performed a jazz number for the crowd.

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Louisburg seeks out development grants
The Louisburg Town Council adopted resolutions on Monday that could lead to the renovation, development or relocation of four businesses, including The Franklin Times.
The Town Council agreed to send a construction grant application on behalf of Tri-Bond properties to renovate the old Scoggins building in downtown Louisburg.

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Commissioners OK $35,000 for property
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners agreed to pay $35,000 for a sliver of property they used to open a middle school last year.
Earlier this month, Franklin County attorneys agreed upon a price the county would pay Raleigh and Elizabeth Cleghorn for access to a 30-foot easement the county used to install a sewer line to serve Long Mill Elementary School.

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DESIGNERS OF TOMORROW
DESIGNERS OF TOMORROW
Terrell Lane Middle School eighth-grader Molly Boutwell, front and center, holds on to the first-place plaque she received for her Designers of Tomorrow entry sponsored by the Franklin County Homebuilders Association. She is joined by other winners, from left to right, TLMS eighth-grader Zoe Hinton (honorable mention), Cedar Creek Middle School seventh-grader James Slayton (third place) and TLMS eighth-grader Christian Frazier (second place).

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Schools’ volunteerism review begins
Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Bert L’Homme is taking steps to review the system’s volunteer policies and procedures.
The action comes after some questions raised by a county resident on what screening and monitoring are done for volunteers to work in the school system.
L’Homme sent out a memo last week to system principals.

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OBITUARIES

MILDRED W. COOKE
APEX - Mildred Watkins Cooke, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 at her home. Funeral service was Monday, Feb. 16, at Apex Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Apex Cemetery. The Rev. Phil Qualls officiated at the services.

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BARBARA G. JONES
ZEBULON - Barbara Jones died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 16, at Zebulon United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Todd Krueger presiding. Burial followed at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh.

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MABLE N. INGRAM
HENDERSON - Mable Norman Ingram, 75, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 at her residence.

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BERTHA MAE ALLEN
FRANKLINTON - Bertha Mae Allen, 48, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 18) at Feggins and Feggins Funeral Service, Wake Forest. Burial will follow in the Haywood Missionary Baptist Church cemetery, Louisburg.

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JOSEPH T. “J.T.” MITCHELL JR.
FRANKLINTON - Joseph Thomas “J.T.” Mitchell Jr., 67, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 at the Hospice Home, Burlington. Funeral services will be today(Wednesday, Feb. 18) at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Christian Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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MICKEY R. MAY
CASTALIA - Mickey Rogers May, 73, of Franklin County, died Sunday night Feb. 15, 2009. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 18) at Red Bud Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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ELMO F. PRIVETTE
ZEBULON - Elmo Franklin Privette, 77, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 18) at Pearce Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

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CARRIE C. BROOKS
LOUISBURG - Carrie C. Brooks, 89, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Greater New Life Ministries with the Pastor Dexter Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Manasseh Church cemetery.

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EARL C. HAGA
YOUNGSVILLE - Earl Corneilous Haga, 67, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009. A Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church. Burial followed in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

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HAROLD W. WASHINGTON, SR.
CREEDMOOR - Harold Russell Washington, Sr., 83, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009.

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LILLIAN P. STRICKLAND MOODY
August 3, 1919 – February 15, 2009
LOUISBURG – Lillian P. Strickland Moody, 89 of Louisburg died Sunday night at Franklin Regional Medical Center. She will be remembered for all her love for family and friends but above all her strong faith in the Lord and dedication to her church. She was a longtime member of Rock Spring Baptist Church. She also worked at Westinghouse Meter Division in Raleigh where she retired with 25 years of service.

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SPORTS

NO DOUBTING THOMAS
NO DOUBTING THOMAS
LOUISBURG -- Through four feel-good games, there’s no doubting that John Thomas has a potential-filled team this season at Louisburg College -- especially on offense.
But Thomas is warning against any early-year parade schedules. After all, the Hurricanes’ victories have all come against Region X Division II opponents -- not the Division I foes Louisburg will be tested by beginning in two weeks.

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Warriors Excel At Eastern Regional
NEWPORT -- The long list of accolades for the 2008-09 season continues to grow for the Louisburg High School wrestling squad.
Following a successful journey to Croatan High School last weekend for the Class 1/2-A Eastern Regional Finals, LHS will be represented by four standings at the upcoming 1/2-A State Championships in Winston-Salem.

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Woodburn to sign at Longwood
Woodburn to sign at Longwood
Franklinton High School senior Josh Woodburn -- regarded as one of the best boys soccer players in Franklin County history -- has verbally committed to continue his career at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.
Woodburn is expected to sign with Longwood after receiving a letter-of-intent in the mail, presumably later this week.

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Rams Wrap Up The NCC
Rams Wrap Up The NCC
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton already had to wait one extra day for a chance to share the Northern Carolina Conference boys basketball championship.
So why should another 75 minutes be a problem?
FHS’ regular season was supposed to end last Thursday, but it was moved back one day in order to replay an earlier game against Bunn, which had been stopped in the first period following an altercation between the squads.

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Bunn stops FHS in tourney action
Bunn stops FHS in tourney action
BUNN -- There was little to hide -- but plenty to gain -- when the Franklinton Lady Rams traveled to Bunn Monday for a first-round showdown in the Northern Carolina Conference Girls Basketball Tournament.
The clubs had already met twice this season, including just six days earlier. Bunn had claimed victory in both of the contests.

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Louisburg boys win home finale against league rival SE Halifax
LOUISBURG -- Last Friday night would prove to be a profitable one for the Louisburg High School boys basketball team.
Not only was LHS able to effectively honor its Senior Class, the Warriors were also able to avenge an earlier loss to Southeast Halifax in a crucial Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference matchup.

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Youngsville hosts summer signups
Youngsville hosts summer signups
YOUNGSVILLE -- Time is running out to register for the upcoming Youngsville Parks and Recreation Department’s 2009 Baseball/Softball Seasons.
Boys and girls ages 5-16 are welcome to participate. A birth certificate is required for new players. Cost is $45 for T-Ball and $60 for baseball and softball.
Assessments will be March 7 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Luddy Park. That will also be the deadline for signups.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Republican Party precinct meetings scheduled
All Franklin County Republican Party precinct meetings for 2009 are scheduled as follows :

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Antique show receives TDA support
Antique show receives TDA support
The Franklin County Tourism Development Authority recommended providing advertising money for a proposed farm antique show this spring.
David Bunn and Nelson Ross presented the authority with their plans to host the Luther Perry Farm Antique Show the weekend of April 17.
The inaugural event is designed to raise interest about antique farm equipment in a family friendly way. “This event could really blow up if it’s done right,” Bunn said.

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Rabies clinics for the spring
Rabies clinics will begin in March. They will be on Saturdays as follows:

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EDC opposes changes to ag/residential zoning
The Economic Development Commission went on the record Thursday morning as opposed to proposed changes in the county’s Agricultural-Residential District zoning regulations.
The A/R district includes about half of Franklin County and its regulations detail what is permitted as use by right, permitted by a special use permit approved by the county commissioners and conditionally, a permit approved by the county Board of Adjustments.

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United Way celebrates successes
MOST MONEY RAISED. Dr. Bert L’Homme, right, superintendent of Franklin County Schools, accepts the Franklin County Schools’ award from Dale Byrns, president of the UWFC board of directors, and Pat Johnston, center, outgoing UWFC executive direc
United Way celebrates successes
The 14th annual United Way of Franklin County Campaign Appreciation & Awards Celebration was Feb. 11 at the Police Training Center in Louisburg.
The 2008 campaign goal was $115,000, with $126,309 pledged.
Donations go back into Franklin County to help fund numerous programs that address critical needs, influence the condition of many, and advance the common good in Bunn, Centerville, Franklinton, Louisburg, Youngsville and surrounding communities.

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BUSINESS

Louisburg native joins Ward Drug in Nashville
NASHVILLE – Ward Drug Company of Nashville and compounding pharmacist Gary Glisson recently announced that Julie Parrish Leonard of Louisburg has joined its pharmacy staff at the Nashville pharmacy.
Leonard has lived most of her life in Franklin County, attending Louisburg High School and pursuing her bachelor’s of science degree in pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Maria Parham gets re-accreditation for mammography program
Maria Parham Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of re-accreditation in its Mammography Program as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology.
The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice.

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