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Showing 36 articles from May 21, 2010.

FRONT PAGE

Strader leaving agriculture extension office
Strader leaving agriculture extension office
Extension Agent Will Strader is leaving Franklin County to return to his roots.
Strader came from Caswell County in June 2006 to help Franklin County farmers cultivate their gardens, manage their crops, timber, ponds and wildlife.


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Investigation of shooting leads to unrelated arrest
FRANKLINTON — A shooting last week led to an arrest on unrelated charges, but the apparent trigger-person remains at large.
Sgt. Wade Bulloch responded to Sterling Street the evening of May 14 after hearing shots being fired.

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MOULTON HOT
MOULTON HOT
Louisburg firefighters responded to a fully-involved house fire at 634 Moulton Road at about 5 p.m. on Thursday. According to Fire Chief Timmy Smith, a child inside the home noticed that the living room was getting hot and alerted his parents. They could not get to the extinguisher in time and the child’s dad tried to beat back the fire, but sustained a minor injury to his hand.

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Franklinton approves Sweepstakes request
Franklinton approves Sweepstakes request
FRANKLINTON — Commissioners approved two requests Tuesday night designed to bring more business to the community.
First, the board approved a special-use permit allowing a Raleigh couple to open an Internet Sweepstakes Cafe in town.
And the board approved a special-use permit allowing the new operators of a slot-car racing outlet to expand their operation into a full game room.

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Social Services needs funding for Happy Camper
The Franklin County Department of Social Services is soliciting help from the community to make this a happy summer for deserving kids.
Louisburg resident Charles Davis helped DSS form the Happy Camper scholarship program years ago, raising funds to send underprivileged children to summer camps.

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Franklinton proposes water and sewer rate hike
FRANKLINTON — Town staff have proposed raising water and sewer rates after the state warned that the system may not be sustainable otherwise.
In February, the state Treasurer’s Office sent the town a letter noting that the town’s general fund, and water and sewer expenditures exceeded appropriations.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
John Lucas Anselmo

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: It's Time To Turn The Paige
Editorial Cartoon: It's Time To Turn The Paige


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Education should be put before abandoned trailers
Let’s see if we understand this properly.
First, keep in mind that North Carolina is in one of the most severe budget cr­unches since the Great Depression.
Things are so bad that our state’s number one priority — education — is taking serious financial hits for the second year in a row.

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It’s time for the Board of Education to start addressing the real issues
It’s time for the Board of Education to start addressing the real issues
Surely, this can’t be right!
But apparently it is!
I checked, then double-checked.
There is absolutely NO mention of the recent Terrell Lane Middle School incident that resulted in the arrest of three children on the Franklin County Board of Education’s agenda Monday night.

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Code of Ethics? Big deal!
Code of Ethics? Big deal!
GOOD MORNING: Well, it’s somewhat warmer than it was earlier this week at any rate. And that’s about as far out on a limb as I’m prepared to go as far as the weather is concerned today. Have a nice one. 

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Outline of steps concerning May 4 school board election
Dear Editor,
Much has been printed that did not give a true outline of what really took place in my opinion. Following is the outline of what did take place:

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Some cuts are just cuts
RALEIGH – I’m as fond of proverbs and folk wisdom as the next person. But I don’t think that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” suffices as an agenda for health care reform, or that “penny wise, pound foolish” is a sufficient guide for managing one’s investment portfolio.

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UNC-TV needs to answer four questions about programming
Recent News and Observer reports that UNC-TV accepted approximately $300,000 from The Golden Leaf Foundation and then produced programming boasting foundation accomplishments were met with disdain. The Winston-Salem Journal ran a critical editorial which concluded by saying, “North Carolina taxpayers, and the UNC system, didn’t create UNC-TV so it could run $300,000 infomercials about publicly funded agencies.”

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OBITUARIES

EDITH GILLIAM
LOUISBURG - Edith Dennis Gilliam, 90, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at Hillside Nursing Center.  Cryptside services were held Friday, May 21, at Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum. 

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PAUL A. BRODIE
COLUMBUS, GA - Ret. SFC Paul Alphonza Brodie, 67, died Friday, May 7, 2010 at St. Francis. Services were held Wednesday, May 12, at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home chapel, with Chaplain Gene Cook officiating.

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ETHAN U. BENOIT
ZEBULON - Ethan Ury “Spitty” Benoit, age 3, died Sunday, May 16, 2010. Funeral service was Friday, May 21, at Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell.

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BOBBY H. YOUNG
WENDELL - Bobby Hurnon Young, 76, died Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Duke Health Raleigh. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, with Pastor Earl Roach officiating.

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ERLENE K. PENDERGRASS
WAKE FOREST - Erlene Knight Pendergrass, 81, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at her residence. Funeral service was conducted Thursday, May 20, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, with the Rev. Al Thomas officiating. Burial followed in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

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MOZELLE W. WHEELER
LOUISBURG - Mozelle Wiggins Wheeler, 91, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, May 22) at Flat Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gary McNair officiating.

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JAMES H. ANDERSON
RALEIGH - James Hallie Anderson, 94, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010. A graveside service will be held Sunday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh.

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OLIVER “BINKY” SMITH
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Oliver “Binky” Smith, 62, who died Monday, May 17, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m today (Saturday, May 22) at Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. James P. Clay Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

A Tough Way To End
BELL ON THE BALL. Franklinton’s Nikki Bell (right) tries to catch up to Carrboro’s Erin Bishop (12) during Wednesday’s third-round showdown in the Class 2-A Girls Soccer State Playoffs on the FHS campus.
A Tough Way To End
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton’s hopes for a long postseason run were squashed in almost an instant Wednesday.
With overtime looming, Carrboro struck with a bang-bang goal from Katie Gilmore with 5:32 remaining in the second half and went on to defeat the Lady Rams by a 3-2 margin in the third round of the Class 2-A Girls Soccer State Playoffs at the FHS Football Field.

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Ladycats Dropped In Extras
MAYNARD ON THE MARK. Bunn’s Lauren Maynard delivers a pitch toward home plate during Wednesday’s contest at South Granville in the first round of the Class 2-A State Softball Playoffs. The host Lady Vikings won the game in extra innings.
Ladycats Dropped In Extras
CREEDMOOR -- Bunn came within one out of advancing from the first round of the Class 3-A Softball State Playoffs.
But it wasn’t meant to be as host South Granville rallied with two runs in the bottom of the 11th to edge the Ladycats by a 4-3 score in a back-and-forth matchup at the SGHS Softball Field.
Bunn, which was unable to hold the lead on two occasions, closed at 11-10 on the campaign.

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FHS girls strong on diamond
FHS girls strong on diamond
FRANKLINTON -- Lindsay Dehart’s first season as head coach saw the Franklinton High School softball team continue to make progress toward the upper echelon of the Northern Carolina Conference.
The Lady Rams, with first baseman/backup pitcher Michelle Bailey as the lone senior, went 10-11 overall and qualified for the postseason.

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Wesleyan to host camps
Wesleyan to host camps
ROCKY MOUNT -- North Carolina Wesleyan College will host its annual John Thompson Basketball Development Camps this summer.
Boys and girls ages 6-18 are welcome to participate.
There will be three camp sessions:

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FFC reaches event quarters
FFC reaches event quarters
RALEIGH -- The Franklinton Futbol 14-Under Boys Soccer Team reached the quarterfinals of the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association’s Singer Challenge State Cup.
The event was held the weekend of May 15-16 in Raleigh.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY FLAVOR FOR KERR-VANCE
FRANKLIN COUNTY FLAVOR FOR KERR-VANCE
Eight Franklin County residents were part of the Kerr-Vance Academy baseball squad that claimed the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association Class 2-A State Championship last Saturday at Wingate University. Pictured are (l to r) Patrick Stewart, Tyler Bolton, Josh Southerland, Christopher Lanham, Cameron Capell, Jonathan Dickens, Chandler Loyd and Parker Smith.

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Mudcats are stopped by Suns
Mudcats are stopped by Suns
ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats (18-22) concluded a five-game homestand on Wednesday night as they fell to the Jacksonville Suns (26-13) 4-3 at Five County Stadium in a Class AA Southern League baseball matchup.


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SHAYLYN’S TREMENDOUS CAREER CLOSES
SHAYLYN’S TREMENDOUS CAREER CLOSES
Franklinton High School senior Shaylyn Poppe will go down as one of the greatest players in the young history of girls soccer in Franklin County.

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LIFESTYLES

Memories treasured
Memories treasured
Forty eight hours to remember forever, a week-end (May 14-16)) that will never be forgotten by many classmates. Friendships became alive once again and stories were told over and over. These were the experiences of some 40 to 50 women from the Meredith Class of 1970 who gathered in various places to celebrate their 40th class reunion.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Bunn Middle School announces honor rolls
The list of honor students at Bunn Middle School for the third nine-week grading period has been announced and includes:

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Milton Douglass honored
Milton Douglass honored
Milton Douglass of Louisburg was presented The Carying Heart Award for exemplary service on Friday, May 7, at The Carying Place in Cary, which was founded by Douglass.
Seventeen years ago, Douglass and a few dedicated volunteers started a program to help homeless families, and those on the verge of becoming homeless, gain life skills and independent living. 

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NEW OFFICERS
NEW OFFICERS
The Franklin County Medical Society met this week to elect new officers. In this photo, Dr. Robert McLaurin (second from left) presents an award to immediate past president Dr. Nicole Collins. Looking on are Vice President Dr Chad Caldwell (left) and Jason Proctor, the new president of Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg.


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Investigators look into Craig’s List scam
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are looking for suspects who preyed upon a subdivision in the Wake Forest area of the county.
According to a report by Dep. Doug Murphy, he was dispatched to 657 Fawn Court to speak with Joan Williams about vehicle break-ins on Monday morning.

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Local youth attend Four County 4-H Junior Livestock Show and Sale
A total of 44 children from Granville, Franklin, Vance and Warren counties participated in the Four County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale on April 23, at the Southern Livestock Center in Oxford.

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