FRANKLINTON — There are still many questions that linger after President Obama signed a federal stimulus package into law this week, but Franklinton Principal Charles Fuller was succinct on Thursday afternoon.
“Can this help us with the bond and what we’re trying to get done with this facility?”
Fuller asked Congressman Bob Etheridge, who stopped at the school to answer questions and provide as much information as he could, about the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The Franklin County Board of Health took its first steps Thursday night toward finding a new health director.
Eric Ireland announced his resignation to staff and health board members earlier this month as he plans to assume a deputy director’s position in New Hanover County.
Ireland ends his tenure in Franklin County just more than a year after it started. He came to Franklin County in January of 2008 after spending nearly 20 years in Guilford County.
GATHERING EARLY FOR THOSE WHO WILL COME. Bessie Thorne moves some boxes around in the Volunteers in Medicine food pantry in Louisburg on Tuesday, trying to keep the storage building organized and stocked for a Thursday-morning distribution.
Judy Kingsberry wipes away the rain from her eyes, fumbling with a cold, wet padlock on the outside of the Volunteers in Medicine food pantry.
Not much to look at from the outside — especially on a dreary day — the donated particle board block structure, barely arm’s-length wide, is part of a scaled down version of the clinic’s relocation out of a larger spot into more cramped quarters that has placed the refuge in the unassuming storage building at the back of the Louisburg clinic.
A Louisburg woman was killed Thursday morning in a head-on crash in Vance County.
According to Trooper D.R. Eanes, Tammy Faulkner, 41, of Easy Street, was driving a 1996 Chevy Lumina north on N.C. Highway 39 near Gillburg when she crossed the center line just before 8 a.m.
Her vehicle crashed into a 2000 Chevy truck headed in the opposite direction on the two-lane road.
SPRINGFIELD, Ga. - Harold Winston Smith Sr., 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 at his residence.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Martha M. Person, 76, who died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Feb. 21) at Manasseh Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. A. B. Morrison officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
CHARLOTTE - Funeral services for Lucenda Richardson, 84, a native of Warren County, who died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Tillman-Lynch cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Mable P. Wilder, 97, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Feb. 21) at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Tammy Annette Evans Faulkner, 41, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 from injuries received in an automobile accident.
LUMBERTON - Mr. William “Bill” Wiggins Alston, Jr. of Lumberton passed away on the 16th day of February, 2009 at Southeastern Hospice House.
AURELIAN SPRINGS -- If ever there has been a team that seems to save its best for the Northern Carolina Conference Tournament, it’s the Southern Vance boys basketball squad.
Whatever the Runnin’ Raiders’ record was in the regular season, they are rarely a desired draw come tourney time.
Even with a sub-.500 mark -- as is the case during the 2008-09 campaign.
LOUISBURG -- Head coach Chris Davis needed to dust off a few record books on Friday to find out when the Louisburg Warriors had last appeared in a boys basketball conference tournament championship game.
According to Davis’ research, the year was 1996, when Louisburg, coached by the legendary Eddy Boyette, reached the finals of the now-defunct Capital Area Conference.
LHS lost that contest in overtime against the Clayton Comets.
AURELIAN SPRINGS -- History repeated itself in a negative way Thursday night for the Bunn High School basketball team.
Just a few weeks ago, the Wildcats lost a triple-overtime game at Northwest Halifax, which was going to be the host for the annual Northern Carolina Conference Boys Basketball Tournament.
BHS countered with a win at home last week against Northwest to even the season series at one victory apiece.
LOUISBURG -- In a key potential swing game, the Louisburg College Hurricanes wrapped up the No. 2 seed for the Region X Division 2 Men’s Basketball Tournament with a home victory Wednesday night against the Lenoir Community College Lancers.
But depending on the perspective, that might not have been a good thing.
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg College Hurricanes will kick off their 2009 football campaign on Aug. 23 at the Methodist University junior varsity squad in Fayetteville.
LC’s worksheet will feature six home games and five road contests. Louisburg’s first home outing will be Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. against first-year program Central Carolina Sports Academy out of Greensboro.
Home events will be played at Louisburg High School’s Patterson Field.
LOUISBURG -- A sure sign that springtime is on the way is the addition of yet another plaque to Mike Holloman’s never-ending collection at Louisburg College.
Holloman, the head coach of LC’s women’s basketball team, has seen his club claim the Region X regular season championship every year since the early 1990s.
BUNN -- Listed are recent scores from the 2008-09 Bunn Youth Recreation League Basketball Season:
The following is the first semester honor roll for Franklin County Schools.
In cooperation with the school system the honor rolls are being sent in from the Central Office this year, and each school is included.
Because of space limitations the rolls will be published in consecutive editions.
FRANKLINTON — The town’s Board of Commissioners accepted an annexation petition on Tuesday night that staff believes could double the town’s tax base.
In December of 2007, developers tore down an old eyesore along U.S. Highway 1 — the first physical sign of change along the front of a 107-acre tract that town and economic development officials said is ripe for development.
A Franklin County couple escaped danger Thursday morning after their van caught fire.
James and Mame Hughes of Louisburg were heading south on U.S. 401 at about 10 a.m. when James Hughes noticed the old van he was driving sputtered a bit as he drove up an incline approaching Tarboro Road.
Michael McNair, chief executive officer of Franklin Regional Medical Center, has announced that the entire campus and properties of Franklin Regional Medical Center will be 100 percent tobacco free effective July 4.
FRMC is joining 127 other hospitals throughout the state of North Carolina in becoming tobacco free.