YOUNGSVILLE — Most folks go to the State Fair in Raleigh, looking for the next delectable State Fair creation.
For a while, now, Amanda Boury’s friends could just stop by her house.
Three years ago, though, she began entering her creations at the State Fair to much fanfare.
This year, she won four blue ribbons for recipes ranging from pork entries to vegetarian delights.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Spring Hope man charged with attacking a man with a fireplace poker.
According to a report by Dep. Denny Buchanan, he responded to 2133 Old U.S. 64 during the early morning hours of Sunday to find Keith Graham Hardin, 48, suffering from lacerations.
Hardin told Buchanan that his roommate, Mike Baker, was in the living room when he jumped on him and bit him on the finger and on the ear.
Franklin County school board members and staff toured Long Mill Elementary School on Monday night following a board meeting at the Youngsville area school. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Emily Hymel parades by as a fish, preparing for the musical Seussical Jr. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)
FRANKLINTON — There is a gang of activity going on inside Franklinton High School most nights, but the cast of characters break out in song, not violence.
The Franklinton Area Community Theater is preparing to put on the musical, Seussical Jr., next month and they are in the final few weeks of rehearsals.
N.C. Appellate Court staff say judges are set to decide next month whether they hear an appeal to dismiss claims against a former medical examiner who a lawsuit alleges is one of many responsible for critical injuries sustained by an Ingleside man.
Larry Green’s family filed a lawsuit in December of 2007, claiming everyone from first responders to Franklin County was responsible for the mishap that has resulted in Green’s crippled state.
Town residents, businesses and officials are preparing for their third Halloween festival, which is quickly becoming a staple event of Franklinton.
The town’s Uptown Revitalization Committee created Frankenfest on Main in an effort to attract residents and visitors to the town’s historic downtown area.
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday when Americans gather with family and friends to celebrate the harvest -- and to eat too much, watch football and perhaps even sneak in a little hunting trip.
But for families who are struggling financially, it can be a very difficult time, especially for the children.
Janelle, Trey & Rob Brink
The dumb comment of the week award goes to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius who is reported as saying that “if we had found the (flu) virus a little earlier we could have started a little earlier.”
Yes, Madam Secretary, and if we had know a little earlier how ineffective, inefficient and virtually inept the efforts to create and distribute adequate amounts of flu vaccine would be this year, we could have axed a few folks and hired some who are competent!
GOOD MORNING: Why, pray tell, would anyone drive, say 250 to 300 miles, to the mountains just to see all the pretty fall colors when all one has to do in Franklin County is step outside or look out a window?
I don’t think I’ve ever seen the foliage on trees anymore colorful than it has been for the past week or so. A case in point is on Terrell Lane, east of Louisburg where I live, where the colors have never been more brilliant.
When I was a kid, the scariest thing about Halloween was getting an apple.
Not because it might have a razor blade in it, but because what kid on Halloween wants a piece of fruit?
As I’ve become a parent, I have much bigger fears on Halloween than ghouls and goblins.
I’m afraid of hospital visits.
BUNN– John Brandon Cash, 24, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. A funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 26, in the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, Wendell.
BUNN – Betty Lee Richards Kelley, 69, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. Final arrangements will be held in West Virginia at a later date.
BALTIMORE, Md.— James E. Brodie, 79, a native of Louisburg, son of the late Eulis and Mary Alice Brodie, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, 6:25 p.m., at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Md., after a long illness.
LOUISBURG - Douglas Wayne “Doug/Dwayne” Wilbourne II, 43, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Rock Spring Baptist Church, Louisburg, with the Rev. James Galloway and the Rev. Melton Tyson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
WAKE FOREST - Donald C. Harris, 65, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at his residence.
MITCHELL ON THE MOVE. Franklinton High School’s Dietrick Mitchell (with ball) tries to pick up yardage for the Red Rams’ during last Friday night’s home loss to the Bunn Wildcats in a key Northern Carolina Conference football contest.
FRANKLINTON -- After racking up just three first downs in the opening half, the Bunn Wildcats got their offense going during a crucial Northern Carolina Conference football showdown at Franklinton.
And just in the nick of time.
Down by six points at the break, the Wildcats were able to rally to defeat the Red Rams by a 20-6 score last Friday at the FHS Football Field.
HANG ON TIGHT. Louisburg High School’s Dante Walker (with ball) tries to break free as Warren County’s Rodney Steverson tries to hang on during last Friday night’s Northern Carolina Conference football contest at LHS’ Patterson Field.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg’s Warriors almost dipped into their season-long cauldron of fantastic finishes once again last Friday night.
But this time, it wasn’t meant to be.
Instead, Warren County held off two late Louisburg threats, including a missed field goal in the closing seconds, for a 14-13 victory in a Northern Carolina Conference football showdown at Patterson Field.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College will host this weekend’s Region X Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships, with LC serving as the top seed in each event.
In men’s action, the Hurricanes will hit the field Saturday at 2 p.m. in the semifinals against a play-in winner at Ronald May Field.
At the same time, two play-in winners will meet in the other semifinal at Cameron Field.
The men’s championship will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at May Field, with the winner advancing to district competition.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg opened its stint in the Class 2-A State Volleyball Playoffs with a matchup against a familiar foe -- the Durham School of the Arts Lady Bulldogs.
LHS and DSA used to be rivals in the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference -- and the schools had some memorable matches before the Bulldogs moved up to the Class 2-A level in 2005.
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. -- For the second consecutive week, the Louisburg College Hurricanes faced a tough football test on the road.
LC was coming off a lopsided setback at South Alabama, but that wasn’t as unexpected, considering the fact that the Jaguars are a probationary Division I program.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Here are last weekend’s individual and game winners from The Franklin Times’ Football Contest:
Franklinton’s Jamen Allen (top of photo) tackles Bunn’s Josh Height after Height blocked a kick.
Kent and Susan Hedgepeth of Louisburg proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Reagan Leigh Hedgepeth, born Aug. 18, 2009 at 11:40 p.m. at Rex Birthing Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 22 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Ted and Judy Gupton, and paternal grandparents are Brenda Hedgepeth and the late Clifton B. Hedgepeth Sr., all of Louisburg.
Traffic stop nets drug arrest
Sheriff’s deputies arrested a trio of people and seized a pound of marijuana following a traffic stop.
According to a report by Deputy Allen Batchelor, he was on patrol near Darius Pearce Road and U.S. 401 on Oct. 16 when he witnessed the driver of a 1997 Pontiac Bonneville crossing the center line on several occasions.
Annie Smith Wardrett was given a 70th birthday party by her children, James Burgess Jr., Annie Miles and Nicole Burgess, on Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Walnut Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Louisburg. Many friends and family were present to help celebrate. Tributes were given by her niece, Mary Rogers of Nashville; a schoolmate, Anna Manning of Louisburg; sister, Elizabeth Wright, and others. The Mighty Pilgrim Harmoneers gave a mini-concert. A meal was served, along with birthday cake for dessert.
A minority teen representative from Franklin County could be selected to join an elite force that will go to North Carolina A&T State University in November to undergo training to take on some of the country’s most formidable bullies: hypertension, diabetes, stroke and kidney disease.
RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin announced that two Franklin County fire departments, Centerville and Epsom, received grants through the 2009 Volunteer Fire Department Fund from the State of North Carolina.
The Fire & Rescue Assoc., Inc. Of Centerville, N.C. was awarded a $9,855.71 grant. The check will be mailed to Chief Marvin Edwards to be used by the Department to purchase needed equipment. The equipment is purchased using matching funds and must be approved by the Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal.
United Way of Franklin County and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are sponsoring a Jail-A-Thon. Warrants will be issued Oct. 26-Nov. 4 and arrests will be made on Nov. 5.
A jail will be set up in the old Wal-Mart parking lot in Louisburg from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Suspects will be given a cash bond on-site and will have to raise it within an allotted time; judges may allow bonds to be posted with personal checks at their discretion, based on suspect’s intentions, charges and good behavior.
A ribbon- cutting ceremony was held on Oct. 26 for the new gate entrance at Lake Royale. Pictured, left to right: Opie Pearce, Lake Royale Police Chief Jarrett Umstead (cutting the ribbon), gate supervisor Faye Nelson and Board of Directors member Tom Nichols.