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Showing 35 articles from June 1, 2010.

FRONT PAGE

Franklinton police make drug arrest
Franklinton police make drug arrest
FRANKLINTON — Increased patrols in a neighborhood prone to shootings resulted in a drug arrest last week.
Officers arrested Juwon Antonio Mitchell, 27, on a number of drug charges after beefing up patrols in a community recently plagued by gunfire.

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Winstead Grocery closes
Winstead Grocery closes
BUNN — Whether you needed a bolt to keep the door locked, or the right fixings to feed a house full of people, Winstead Grocery and General Store was the place.
It had been since 1937.

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Jobless numbers decrease
More residents in Franklin County are finding work according to the latest employment figures.
Franklin County joined 98 other counties that witnessed their unemployment rates decrease for the month of April.
Franklin County’s rate went from 10.7 percent in March to 10 percent in April.

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Deputies arrest hit and run driver
Franklinton police arrested a Virginia man accused of plowing into a car-load of people before leaving the scene.
According to police, Seneca F. Watson, 32, of Norfolk, was traveling west on Pocomoke Road when he failed to stop the Chevy Suburban he was driving.

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Health Department and free clinic cultivate collaboration
Health Department and free clinic cultivate collaboration
In medical terms, culture can refer to a check to determine if illness-causing microorganisms are present in blood.
In terms of the collaboration between the health department and the Franklin County Volunteers in Medicine (VIM), culture defines how the two entities are accustomed to dealing with things.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Louisburg’s Russ Frazier

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: With or Without
Editorial Cartoon: With or Without


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Fee-based water service would stop flow of red ink
A classic, textbook example!
It’s something we’ve written about for years — and which causes a major drain on your tax dollars but rarely is the example as clear as what is playing out between Franklinton and Franklin County right before your eyes.
Here’s the issue:

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OOPS! My slip is showing
OOPS! My slip is showing
GOOD MORNING: Well, better than it was Saturday morning at any rate when readers began calling wanting to know, as retiredlady posted on the Times website, where on page 6A was the remainder of my article?
I can assure you that absolutely no one searched anymore diligently than I did, and I finally found it – not on page 6A of the Saturday edition, as the carryover line read, or anywhere else in the newspaper for that matter, but still in our computerized typesetting and composition system.

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If you want to be silent, speak up
If you want to be silent, speak up
It seems that after the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, no suspect will ever win the quiet game.
The quiet game you ask?
Well, if you have to ask, you don’t have children.
Anyway, it seems that the Supreme Court ruled this week that suspects must explicitly tell investigators that they wish to remain silent — a protection every criminal is afforded under law and is advised upon through a Miranda warning.

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Website Reader Participation Results May 26-June 1
Last Week’s Poll
Rate the board
How do you rate the Franklin County School Board’s performance. 5 the highest, 1 the lowest.

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What’s the future for new graduates?
Across North Carolina, thousands of high school and college students are finally getting their ultimate prize – a diploma.
After a summer break, some will continue their schooling by going on to college or graduate school. Others will stop their formal education and venture out into the real world of full-time work and responsibility.

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OBITUARIES

JAMES T. “FRIDAY” DAVIS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for James Thomas “Friday” Davis, 72, who died Friday, May 28, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Randolph Alston officiating. Burial will follow in the Mary Helen Jones cemetery.

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ALVIN “FROSTY” RICHARDSON
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Alvin “Frosty” Richardson, 60, who died Saturday, May 29, 2010, will be held Friday, June 4, at 1 p.m. at St. Gideon Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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TOMMY M. SIDDEN
HENDERSON —Tommy Mitchell Sidden, 40, died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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BOYCE B. STALLINGS
RALEIGH - Boyce Brooks Stallings, 75, died Sunday, May 30, 2010 at the VA Medical Center in Durham. A memorial celebration service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 2) at Inwood Baptist Church with military honors.

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REX C. MOONEYHAM
RALEIGH - Rex Conway Mooneyham, 74, died at his home Sunday, May 30, 2010. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 2) at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park with Masonic rites.

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RONALD A. NORMAN
YOUNGSVILLE —Ronald Alan Norman, 60, died Thursday, May 27, 2010 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A memorial service honoring his life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 4, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with Father Philip Righe officiating.

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CHRISTINE U. SCOGGINS
KNIGHTDALE - Christine Upchurch Scoggins, 83, died at her home on Thursday, May 27, 2010. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 30, at Faith Baptist Church, Youngsville. Burial followed in Morrisville Baptist Church cemetery.

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WILLIE EVANS
NASHVILLE - Willie Evans, 94, died Monday, May 31, 2010.  Arrangements to be announced by Stokes Mortuary, Inc., Rocky Mount.


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ELEANOR R. LONESOME
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Eleanor Rose Richardson Lonesome, 71, who died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove church cemetery.

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JAMES L. PERRY
January 5, 1922 – May 27, 2010
RALEIGH – James “Jim” Leonard Perry, 88, of Raleigh, died Thursday morning.

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SPORTS

Future Builder
WILL BE MISSED. Senior second baseman Morgan Pearce (left) was a four-year standout during her fast-pitch softball career for the Bunn Ladycats.
Future Builder
BUNN -- Hard acts to follow are nothing new to the Bunn High School fast-pitch softball program.
After all, the Ladycats have enjoyed a myriad of successes since beginning fast-pitch in the mid-1990s, including a pair of trips to Walnut Creek in Raleigh for the Class 2-A State Final Four.

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Louisburg Athletes Honored
Louisburg Athletes Honored
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School capped another strong sports season by hosting its annual Athletic Banquet last Tuesday at the LHS Auditorium.
Athletes were honored in each of the school’s sports. A list of winners is as follows:


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FHS camp scheduled for youths
FHS camp scheduled for youths
FRANKLINTON -- The Franklinton High School Red Ram Youth Soccer Camp is scheduled for June 15-19 at the FHS Football Field.
Boys and girls ages 4-14 are welcome to participate. Cost is $65 per camper, which includes T-shirt and awards.
The camp will begin each day at 9 a.m. and will conclude at noon.

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Thoughts on preps campaign
Thoughts on preps campaign
Hard to believe that the high school sports calendar season has come to a close in Franklin County.
And what’s even more difficult to fathom is that we’ll be starting all over again in less than three months.
It was another outstanding campaign for prep sports in the county -- both from a team and individual perspective.

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East Carolina baseball year closes
East Carolina baseball year closes
HOUSTON -- As the innings ticked away during Last Friday’s game between Memphis and East Carolina, the Tigers could not help but wonder how many opportunities they let slip through their fingers.
Down 2-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth, Memphis had stranded 11 runners on base -- including nine in scoring position -- and saw a suicide squeeze attempt cut down a potential tying run at the plate.

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LIFESTYLES

Steelman, Coleman wed
Steelman, Coleman wed
Heather Colleen Steelman and William Glenn Coleman IV were married on May 22 at The Lake O’The Woods Plantation, Warrenton in a ceremony performed by the Rev. Steven Mullenix.

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York, Wilson united in marriage
York, Wilson united in marriage
Amanda Laughlin York and Bradley Powell Wilson were united in marriage on Saturday, April 24, during a 2 p.m. garden ceremony in Louisburg. The Rev. Randolph Spivey and the Rev. Earl Dulaney officiated. Following the ceremony, the couple’s parents hosted a reception in the garden.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Thomas receives McScholarship
Thomas receives McScholarship
McDonald’s owner/operators have awarded a local high school senior with a $1,000 Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Award Scholarship.  This year’s scholarship recipient is Shaketta Thomas of Louisburg, attending Shaw University.

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Manning graduates from Vanderbilt
Angela Morris Manning graduated from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., on May 14 with a Master of Science in nursing, specializing in health systems management. She maintained a 3.9 GPA and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society in Nursing.

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Covington graduates
Willisa G. Covington graduated from Fayetteville State University on May 8, receiving a BS degree in English and Literature Teaching and was Class of 2010 valedictorian. She is a 2006 graduate of William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh.
Willisa is the daughter of Thomas and Jeanette Hodge of Louisburg.


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Jefferson selected as medical intern
Jefferson selected as medical intern
Walter E. Jefferson, son of Michael and Earnestine Jefferson, has been selected to study and intern as a medical trainee in medical technology at a medical center in Henderson. In order to meet the requirements, he maintained a high percentage score in Allied Health, Anatomy Physiology and Biology.

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VGCC Students inducted into Honor Society
VGCC Students inducted into Honor Society
Vance-Granville Community College recently recognized 58 students who were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students of two-year colleges, in the Civic Center on the college’s main campus.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Benton receives pharmacy doctorate
Chris Benton received his pharmacy doctorate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., on May 22.
He graduated from Brookville High School in Lynchburg, Va. Following high school, he attended Lynchburg College for two years before transferring to VCU.

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