A plea deal reached in Franklin County Superior Court on Tuesday got an accused murderer out of jail.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested Gregory Jackson on Feb. 2, charging him with first-degree murder in the death of Alton Johnson, 24.
On Tuesday, Jackson pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
D&J Automotive, a Louisburg landmark for nearly five decades, is severing its relationship with General Motors.
In a Tuesday announcement, Phyllis Culbreth, president of D&J, said that “General Motors included D&J Automotive in the nationwide wind-down of many of its dealers as part of its federal bankruptcy proceedings.
Fireworks light up the sky and the lake during the Lake Royale Fourth of July Celebration. (Lake Royale photo by John Edwards)
Franklin County residents had a full weekend to celebrate Independence Day, from festivities in Alert to Franklinton.
Lake Royale got things started on Saturday morning with its annual Fourth of July parade.
Raleigh and Lake Royale resident William Bunn was to serve as the grand marshal, but he succumbed to illness earlier in the week. Festivities at the Lake went on in his honor.
A golf cart detailed in patriotic colors takes part in the annual Alert Fourth of July parade.
A Bunn man held investigators at bay before shooting himself in the head.
William Krough, 32, survived his injuries.
According to a report by Dep. Gerrod Gay, deputies responded the evening of July 2 to a call at 39 Lemmie Drive where Krough was threatening suicide.
Franklin County Manager Angela Harris could be getting an early Christmas present — some help in the office.
The Franklin Board of Commissioners approved a $68.7 million budget in June that includes some new positions, including an assistant county manager post.
That position was eliminated in 2003 — with Harris still in it.
LAKE ROYALE — In his lifetime, William Bunn touched a lot lives with his good nature and infectious smile.
On Saturday, Bunn was slated again to be the center of attention; unfortunately, the eight-year-old died of cancer days before he was to be the Lake Royale Independence Day parade grand marshal.
The long-awaited fireworks display in Castalia fizzled due to a scheduling snafu, spoiling a long tradition of dazzling Fourth of July celebrations held in the Nash County town which touts itself as “the place to be on the Fourth of July.”
Town leaders and the Fourth of July committee poured long hours and sweat equity into the community celebration, which was filled with food, fun, and entertainment. But when the time came for the main attraction, it became apparent that there was a problem.
The case against a former Louisburg College administrator was continued until later this month.
Carl Justin Berg was slated to appear in Wake County District Court last month, but his case was continued until July 26.
Berg, 35, was an assistant dean for judicial affairs at Louisburg College from July 2008 until June 21, when he resigned after being arrested following a gun-related altercation at a Wake Forest restaurant.
Bunn’s Will Darnell, 2 years
The month that puts the sun in Sunbelt.
Assuming that the weather forecasters are even partially correct and predicting weather this time of year is pretty simple you’ll be feeling the full impact of summertime sun over the next several days just as you have for the past several.
GOOD MORNING: It was with a feeling of relief to get back into the routine here at the Times office Tuesday morning after the long holiday weekend. One more day at home feasting, lawn watering, etc., during which I managed to collect a bumper crop of chiggers, redbugs, or whatever you want to call ‘em, would have likely done me in, for sure. There were no fireworks, etc. at our annual July 4th Celebration at (daughter) Julie and Rodney White’s in the New Hope Community Sunday afternoon, but there was way more than enough to eat and more Johnsons than you could shake a stick at.
I’m no lawyer.
I don’t even play one on TV.
However, something just tells me that the basis for a federal lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration law has some holes in it.
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RALEIGH – From Brussels and London to Washington and Raleigh, politicians are debating about how governments should respond to persistent economic woes.
I would like to reach out to anyone who was in Billy’s 401 restaurant in Louisburg one Sunday in 2006.
I, Ronnie Thomas, had gotten two deputies to come to the restaurant in hopes that I could get my truck keys back from a man who had taken them. After being fooled, they left. After he watched them leave he pulled my keys out of his front suit pocket, laughed and shook them in my face.
LOUISBURG – Randy Gray Kidd, 57, died Sunday evening, July 4, 2010 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 7) at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Butch Gordon officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and other times at the home.
YOUNGSVILLE— Anne Stark Inscoe, 80, died Sunday, July 4, 2010 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Wednesday, July 7, at Wake Forest Baptist Church at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends immediately after the service.
RALEIGH - Richard K. Henson, 73, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Rex UNC Health Care in Raleigh. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, July 7) at Alston-Anderson Funeral Home Chapel, Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Cemetery on the Hill in Louisburg.
HENDERSON —Funeral services for Deacon Bruce A. Silver, 79, who died Thursday, July 1, 2010, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 7) at Richardson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Willie Silver officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Chapel Memorial Gardens.
ZEBULON - Johnnie Curtis Narron, 55, died Friday, July 2, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 7) in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
ZEBULON - Hubert Franklin Eddins, 70, died Friday, July 2, 2010. Funeral service was held Sunday, July 4, at Wakefield Central Baptist Church. Burial with Masonic Rites followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
LOUISBURG - Abdullah Hassan, 59, died Sunday, June 27, 2010. Hamilton F.C., Wilson.
SAFE AT SECOND BASE. Cape Fear’s Jacob Stoy (left) slides into second base ahead of a tag attempt from Youngsville’s Christian DiLorenzo during Sunday afternoon’s action at the Dixie Youth Coach-Pitch State Baseball Tournament.
LELAND -- In North Carolina’s largest Dixie Youth setting, the Youngsville American All-Stars experienced a bit of stage fright during their opener last Saturday at the D-Y Coach-Pitch State Tournament.
It didn’t help Youngsville’s matters that the stars had a difficult first-round opponent in always-tough Dallas.
IN THERE. Youngsville’s Clayton Tugwell is safe as he slides into home plate during his team’s contest against Bunn on Monday evening at the Dixie Youth Major League District Baseball Tournament, which is being held at Louisburg High School.
LOUISBURG -- Name an aspect of the game, and the Louisburg All-Stars have been dominant in it through two outings at the Dixie Youth Major League District Baseball tournament.
Because of their success, the All-Stars were just one victory away from advancing to the states going into Tuesday’s championship round.
Erica Wammock has done a little bit of everything during the past 15 years at Louisburg High School.
But Wammock will add to her responsibilities this fall as she becomes LHS’ newest Athletic Director.
Wammock, 27, succeeds Chris Davis, who stepped down last week to become the boys basketball coach at the new Corinth-Holders High School in Johnston County.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School will begin its 2010 volleyball schedule by participating in the Heritage Tournament on Aug. 20-21.
Heritage High is a first-year school located between Rolesville and Wake Forest in Wake County.
Louisburg, coached by Erica Wammock, will have its first home match Aug. 24 against the Lady Runnin’ Raiders from Southern Vance.
BUNN -- Avery Wilson didn’t have to travel very far to ink his most recent signee for the Vance-Granville Community College men’s basketball squad.
Wilson, a Franklin County resident, has been doing plenty of traveling recently with the hope of restocking his solid Vanguards’ hoops roster.
CHATTANOOGA, TENN. -- Jerry Sands hit his minor league leading 24th home run and drove in five runs to push first-place Chattanooga past Carolina 8-4 in the series opener before a sellout crowd of 6,347 at AT&T Field on Independence Day in a Class AA Southern League diamond matchup.
Youngsville’s Matthew Poole takes to the ground to make this nifty play during his club’s game against Bunn on Monday at the Dixie Youth Major League District Tournament.
Youngsville’s Clayton Tugwell throws out a Bunn runner from his second base position during Monday’s contest at the annual Dixie Youth Major League District Baseball Tournament, which is being staged on the campus of Louisburg High School.
Youngsville’s Christian DiLorenzo (right) tries to scoop up a throw as Cape Fear’s Gabriel Soles makes his way into second base.
Terri Poole of Rolesville and Alton Griffin of Louisburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Meri-Ashlen Griffin of Louisburg, to Tyler Wynne of Henderson. The groom-elect is the son of Ralph and Tricia Wynne of Henderson (Epsom Community). The wedding will take place Saturday, July 24, at 5 p.m. at Liberty United Church of Christ.
Sabrina Michelle Baker received a Batchelor of Arts degree in Economics, with a minor in Computer Systems and Operations Management, from UNC at Greensboro on May 14, completing all requirements in just three years.
She is a 2007 graduate of Louisburg High School and is the daughter of Archie and Georgette Baker of Louisburg.
A Fourth of July stabbing left a Nashville man in critical condition and another in jail.
According to Lt. Eddie Moore of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to the intersection of Greenfield Lane and West Castalia Road around 1 a.m. on Sunday, July 4 about to a stabbing.
TIME TO CELEBRATE. If it’s the Fourth of July, you can almost bet there will be a parade in Alert. This year was certainly no exception!
FLAG WAVER. What’s the Fourth in Alert without Uncle Sam?
BRIGHT SPOT. Tthousands of residents and visitors gathered to see the fireworks display at Franklinton High School’s football field on Sunday.
BROTHERLY FUN. Brothers Ward Brogden, left, and Roland Brogden express sheer joy as they made it to the bottom of a slide, one of the kid’s activities set up during Stand Up For America’s Independence Day celebration on Sunday in Franklinton.
LITTLE CART, BIG SMILE. Brianna Elks has the perfect sized golf cart to take part in the Lake Royale Fourth of July parade on Saturday.