The case against a Louisburg man charged with seriously injuring a law enforcement officer continues to progress.
Police arrested Joe Williams on Feb. 27, alleging he was responsible for a melee that resulted in Sheriff’s Deputy James Williamson suffering severe head injuries.
Prosecutors, defense attorneys and the judge are expected to be updated on the case today (Wednesday).
A Louisburg teen was killed this weekend following a wreck that sent his vehicle flying into a creek.
According to a report by Trooper C.M. Garner, Andrew Khyree Lark, was traveling in the westbound lane of East River Road near Alston Pruitt Road when he was coming out of a curve approaching a bridge just after 10 p.m. on Saturday.
The Ford Expedition he was driving ran off the road to the right, hitting the front end of the bridge guard rail.
YOUNGSVILLE — Authorities arrested a Wake Forest man they allege was drunk and wielding a shotgun at juveniles.
According to a report by Youngsville Police Lt. Matt Little, the incident began with James David Burrell, involved in an altercation with teenagers at the Sheetz convenience store on U.S. 1 around midnight on Saturday.
Bunn Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jackie Crudup-Evans, left, shares some key information with parent Barbara Simmons, center, who is joined by her son, Trent. Simmons was present during open house at the school on Monday, signing paperwork for her daughter, Lauren, who will start kindergarten at the school.
The case against a Rocky Mount man facing charges of death by motor vehicle is expected to be delayed.
Authorities charged Ronald Hicks, 65, with felony death by motor vehicle for his role in the Aug. 18 death of Jessica Lynn Dixon.
The state and federal government is giving residents more time to express their opinions about high speed rail.
The North Carolina and Virginia departments of transportation, along with the Federal Railroad Administration have held public hearings about the Southeast High Speed Rail project and the deadline for written comments was Aug. 30.
However, this week, the groups announced that the deadline would be extended to Sept. 10.
FULL-ON ASSAULT. The United Way coordinated a Bookbag Blitz, collecting bookbags and school supplies for children in need.
A blitz is usually a defensive tactic, but the possibility that children in need could go without school supplies put the United Way and other groups on the offensive.
Pictured (Above): The United Way coordinated a Bookbag Blitz, collecting bookbags and school supplies for children in need. Earlier this week, Key membrers of the effort, clockwise from front left, Officers Shari Brinkley, Capt. Jason Abbott, County Library Director Holt Kornegay, Police Chief Rick Lassiter, Sgt. Joe Sherrill, Det. Cliff Stephens and Officer Dennis Benson, posed with collected bookbags. The supplies will be dispersed to schools beginning this week.
Louisburg resident Sandra Hutchison
For several thousand Franklin County young people, today is (or was!) a very big day.
As every parent knows — and almost every student dreaded — today marked the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of a new school year.
Hopefully, the year got off to a smooth, safe start. If it didn’t, you’ll be reading about it soon enough but lets hope that there were no serious problems as the 2010-11 school year began.
GOOD MORNING: What a weekend. It brings to mind the Morton’s Salt slogan, ie. “When It Rains, It Pours,” or maybe the old TV show, “All In The Family.”
It all began before dark Friday when I had to summon Franklin County EMS to transport Momma Jean to FRMC with chest pain and wound up with Momma Jean in the Intensive Care Unit at WakeMed after a midnight ambulance trip to Raleigh.
I suspect these following comments will generate enemies, but so be it.
I was at a meeting last week and residents were understandably concerned about increases that were made to the town’s water and sewer rates.
Like anyone else, I find it concerning when prices for services rise and, most often, I wish they didn’t.
Last Week’s Poll
Should 2008 funds be used?
Should the county use 2008 School Bond funds to build the Early College High School modular classroom building?
RALEIGH – After the Raleigh News & Observer reported that changes in law and policy may have allowed the state of North Carolina to keep taxpayers’ money to which it was not entitled, Gov. Beverly Perdue did the right thing.
She was “incensed,” according to her press office, that some North Carolinians who had mistakenly overpaid their taxes were being penalized by a process that seemed rigged in favor of the state.
One year ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. We were referred to the Franklin County Cancer Center, and it has been a wonderful experience of excellent care and service.
Although I don’t watch much television, I am familiar with Betty White. (mostly from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”), I must say I am ‘very impressed’ with her recent ‘return to relevance’, as I’m sure it’s referred to in ‘TV-land’. Ordinarily, I would be one of the last to give kudos to television celebrities, but I have to give a big one to Ms. White!
FRANKLINTON—Helen Snead Carter, 83, died Saturday, Aug, 21, 2010 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. A visitation combined with a memorial service will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday evening, Aug. 26, at the home of Mrs. Carter, 4094 Oak Circle, Franklinton.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Freddie Branch, 70, who died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. at Louisburg High School auditorium. Burial will follow in the Jones Chapel church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Andrew Khyree “Boosie” Lark, 19, who died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at Greater New Life Ministry in Franklinton, with the Rev. Dexter T. Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Mary Helen Jones cemetery.
WAKE FOREST - Doug Walston, 74, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 at Wake Medical Center. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 25) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Leslie Hartsfield officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
MIDDLESEX - Vester Howard, 90, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010. Funeral was Sunday, Aug. 22, at St. Mary Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ in Bailey. Burial was in Middlesex Memorial Gardens.
ZEBULON - Robert Doyle, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Aug. 24, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel in Knightdale, with the Rev. Mark Cottrell officiating.
WAKE FOREST —Norma Dillard Estes, 92, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 at Guardian Care of Zebulon. Funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 23, at Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Tommy Seedorf officiating. Burial followed in Woodland Baptist Church cemetery.
GODWIN - Mrs. Iantha White Mitchell, 100, died at her home, Tuesday, August 17, 2010.
Funeral services were held Friday at 3:00 pm at Baptist Chapel Church with the Rev. Alan Roberts and Rev. Paul Honeycutt officiating. Burial followed in the Family Cemetery.
LAST CHANCE. Franklinton’s Reggie Williams (dark jersey) keeps Southern Nash’s Terron Huffman (left) from scoring a touchdown during last Friday night’s season-opening prep football game, which was held on the FHS campus.
FRANKLINTON -- Southern Nash picked up right where it left off during last Friday’s season-opening football matchup at Franklinton.
Last year, the Firebirds made a historic run to the Class 3-AA State Playoff Semifinals before dropping an overtime heartbreaker to South Johnston.
BUNN -- First-year quarterback Andre Davis is expected to spearhead Bunn’s spread offense with his arm during the 2010 season.
But Davis used his sprinter’s legs to help the Wildcats get past C.B. Aycock by a 21-13 margin in the football opener for both teams Friday on the BHS campus.
READY OR NOT, HERE IT COMES. Louisburg High School forward Darrian Brown (right) sends a ball upfield while being defended by Nash Central’s Turner Votipka during boys prep soccer action Monday afternoon in Rocky Mount.
ROCKY MOUNT -- Due to a nasty storm that moved through the area, Nash Central and Louisburg had to wait 45 minutes to begin their non-conference boys soccer matchup Monday afternoon on the NCHS campus.
The wait was even longer for someone to score -- and it never happened.
Louisburg encountered a tall task -- literally -- during its play at the Heritage High School Volleyball Tournament in Wake County.
Heritage, a new school located between Wake Forest and Rolesville, hosted a seven-team jamboree-type event last weekend to kick off the school’s spike program.
LOUISBURG -- Chris Lee and his staff have become much more than football coaches in the days following the tragic death of Louisburg High School senior standout Markeith Kearney.
LHS had high hopes entering the 2010 campaign, and the Warriors were the preseason pick to win the Northern Carolina Conference by www.ncpreps.com.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College’s always-successful women’s basketball program will open its 2010-11 season with a home game on Nov. 2 against Clinton Junior College.
The Lady Hurricanes’ complete schedule is as follows (home games are listed in CAPS):
ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats and Mobile BayBears locked in a pitcher’s duel on Saturday night as Five County Stadium as Josh Collmenter and Scott Carroll locked horns and both pitched into the seventh inning however, it would Mobile taking advantage of their chances as they defeated the Mudcats 2-1 in a Class AA Southern League baseball event.
Carolina (24-31) had great chances to score in the first two innings but came up empty.
Members of the Louisburg High School boys soccer squad walk off the field before the heavy rains came Monday afternoon at Nash Central.
(L to r) Youngsters John Allen Faulkner (7 years), Riggan Faulkner (10) and Landon Mize (5) reeled in these impressive catfish during a recent fishing expedition at a private pond in Franklin County. (Photo Submitted)
Southern Nash’s Trendell Lynch takes to the air and literally flies into the end zone for a touchdown during last Friday night’s prep football game at Franklinton.
First Baptist Church, 411 Spring St., Louisburg, held its first Music Summit and Hymn Sing, July 8-11. The event was coordinated by First Baptist Minister of Music Glendora Thomas Powell, and attracted approximately 100 participants throughout the four-day experience. The theme was “Honoring God through Music Ministry; Encouraging, Edifying and Empowering.”
Jody Nicole Shearin and Corell Johnnie Pittman were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Wood Baptist Church. The 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Phillip Kissinger.
The bride is the daughter of Sonya L. Shearin of Louisburg and Jon R. Shearin, also of Louisburg. She is the granddaughter of Carl E. Shearin of Louisburg and the late Martha D. Shearin.
Danielle Marie Richardson and George Earl Lassiter Jr. were married on July 10, 2010 during a 2 p.m. ceremony at Fork Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Warrenton, officiated by Pastor Luther Alston Jr.
The bride is the daughter of James Richardson of Roxboro and the late Teressa Richardson of Louisburg. She is the granddaughter of Anthony and Annette Alston of Louisburg and the late Fannie Mae Richardson of Rocky Mount.
Allison Jenie Harrington of Durham and the Rev. Therlin Kearney of Raleigh are planning to be married Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Hunter of Apex and groom-elect is the son of Joseph Kearney and Mozell Kearney of Franklinton.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Collie of Louisburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Teri to Junius Moore, son of Gregory Moore of Morehead City and Julia Moore of Greensboro. The wedding is planned for 11 a.m., Nov. 13, 2010, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Raleigh.
Diane H. Goyette of Wake Forest announces the engagement of her daughter, Jamie Leann Goyette of Riverside, Calif., to Christopher Nathan Sunde, also of Riverside, Calif. The groom-elect is the son of Linvell and Ginger Sunde of Charlotte. The wedding will take place on Sept. 4, 2010 at 4 p.m. on the beach at 57 West 1st Street, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. A reception will follow at The Isles Restaurant.
On August 18th, Franklin County new teachers enjoyed a welcome luncheon given by the Louisburg United Methodist Church Women, organized by Shelby Street. Prizes were awarded, and meetings with mentors followed. Judy Lassiter, BT/Mentor/NBTC Coordinator was in charge of the meetings.
Vance-Granville Community College’s Workforce Investment Act (WIA) department held a luncheon and ceremony on Aug. 13 to recognize local college and high school students who gained valuable work experience this summer. The WIA Summer Youth Employment program placed students in a wide variety of jobs, at which they worked an average of 32 hours per week.
Kylie Burge, right, checks some paperwork that her dad, Jody Burge, fills out during open house on Monday at Bunn Elementary School. Hundreds of parents and students descended on county schools earlier this week in preparation for the start of school today (Wednesday). (Times photo by Carey Johnson)
Louisburg Police arrested two men during a narcotics investigation.
According to a report by Louisburg Officer Travis Lincoln, officers were on Kenmore Avenue the afternoon of Aug. 20, moving in on a narcotics investigation when two men ran from the scene.
County unemployment rates will be released later this week, but the most recent state numbers show a decline in those out of work.
According to the state Employment Security Commission, North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased to 9.8 percent in July.
The state Department of Transportation is giving motorists another forum to address mobility.
The state DOT wants to know how residents think money generated by the state’s new Mobility Fund should be spent.
Motorists can use their computer or other Internet-enabled device to respond.
For the first time, the state DOT is using an online forum called Citizens Connect to reach out to citizens.
The Rev. Canon E. T. Malone Jr. will lecture on “The Episcopal Church in North Carolina during the War Between the States” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31, at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Kittrell.
This talk should appeal to anyone interested in the Civil War, church history, or local history. The public is invited. There is no charge for admission, but a $5 donation to the St. James’ Building Fund is suggested.
Franklin Regional Medical Center will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The community is invited to donate blood on the American Red Cross bus, which will be located outside of the front entrance at Franklin Regional.