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Showing 39 articles from September 1, 2010.

FRONT PAGE

Louisburg police arrest suspect in break-in spree
Louisburg police arrest suspect in break-in spree
Louisburg police arrested a man they accuse of going on a break-in spree.
Authorities charged Daniel Epps, 22, with four counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, three counts of injury to personal property, two counts of larceny, as well as second-degree trespassing and indecent exposure.

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CATCH OF THE DAY
CATCH OF THE DAY
Huge smiles were the obvious catch of the day Saturday at the Take a Kid Fishin’ event that raised money for the Franklin County Community Foundation.
Pictured (Above): FUN WITH A SISTER. Catching fish at the Take a Kid Fishing Day Saturday at the Harris Farm on Mort Harris Road was a lot of fun — but so is giving your little sister “rabbit ears” when she’s getting her photo taken. At least, that’s what Rylie Howes, 9, seems to be trying to prove with her younger sister, Sienna, 7. They are the daughters of Guy and Amy Howes and are shown here with part of their catch and with angler (and county finance director) Chuck Murray. He was one of several volunteers helping with the event that provides a fun day outside for local children and also raises funds for local non-profit organizations.

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Franklinton disturbance leads to multiple arrests
D. HARRIS
Franklinton disturbance leads to multiple arrests
FRANKLINTON — Police arrested seven people during a public disturbance call that had one officer swarmed by at least 30 people.
Franklin County’s dispatch recorded a 911 hangup call at 105 Mill Street just after 9 p.m. on Aug. 25 that prompted Franklinton Officer Terry Pearce to respond.

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Southall leaving Department of Aging
Southall leaving Department of Aging
Earlier this year, the Franklin County Department of Aging lost its long-time director.
Tuesday was the last day for the supervisor of its Louisburg Center, Christy Southall.
The Nash County native will be making a homecoming of sorts, as she began her first day Wednesday as coordinator of the Nashville Senior Center.

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College’s religious affiliation may affect campus police force
DESK DUTY. Louisburg College Campus Police Chief Jeffrey Linney takes care of some computer work before going out on patrol Tuesday morning.
College’s religious affiliation may affect campus police force
Louisburg College administrators are following a court case that could ultimately determine how they police their campus.
Earlier this month, the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled that Davidson College could not employ sworn police because of its ties to church groups.
Louisburg is a two-year college affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Don Fuller, seen at Bunn football contest

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: My Name Is Doug Earl
Editorial Cartoon: My Name Is Doug Earl


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Earl may interrupt your holiday plans
Wouldn’t you know it? A nice, end-of-summer holiday weekend coming up and we’ve got some rude, uninvited guests trying to crash the holiday.
First, Earl is threatening to brush our coast — or worse — and then tropical storm Fiona is right on his heels. No one is yet predicting where she will go.

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Momma Jean is out of ICU and the EDC must be out of things to discuss
Momma Jean is out of ICU and the EDC must be out of things to discuss
GOOD MORNING: Although today’s issue of the Times marks the first day of September, there appears to be no let-up in the summer-like temperatures we’ve been experiencing.
Daytime highs are expected to remain in the low to mid 90’s through Friday before dropping back into the mid to upper 80’s on Saturday and chances for precipitation are very low, although we can always hope for a stray thunderstorm.

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Political fund raisers say a lot about a politician and the people he serves
Political fund raisers say a lot about a politician and the people he serves
Anyone who has ever run an election campaign knows how important it is to raise money.
Trips from one end of your jurisdiction to the other ain’t cheap — unless you’re former Gov. Mike Easley or sitting Gov. Bev Perdue.
So, depending on your constituency, you’ve got to figure out the best way to raise money and awareness about your campaign.

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Bad rap for FRMC?
Do you think FRMC gets a bad rap when it comes to their quality of service?

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Why shouldn’t they be believed?
RALEIGH – I believe them. Why shouldn’t I?
I believe Raleigh attorney John Wallace and other representatives of Beverly Perdue’s political team when they say there was no intent to mislead voters or evade state law by failing to report dozens of free flights Perdue took during her 2004 and 2008 campaigns.

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We should learn to embrace new customs and perspectives
Dear Editor:
I understand the resistance that arises to the latest waves of Muslim and Mexican immigrants. The threat of potentially losing one’s job, and the discomfort of dealing with a different language or customs can generate many fears. This process has accompanied every wave of immigrants.

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OBITUARIES

COLLEEN M. LINTHICUM
RAEFORD - Colleen Linthicum, 79, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 at her home. Services consisted of a visitation on Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford.

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WALTER BRANCH JR.
HENDERSON —Funeral services for Walter “Stumpy” Branch Jr., 60, who died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, were held Monday, Aug. 30, at Mitchell Baptist Church in Louisburg, with Pastor Daniel W. Lilly officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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M. LLOYD BARNHILL
YOUNGSVILLE—Mack “Lloyd” Barnhill Sr., 75, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 1) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gary Vasser officiating. Entombment will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

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JAMES E. DAVIS
YOUNGSVILLE —James Ennis “Jay” Davis Jr., 82, died at his home on Saturday morning, Aug. 28, 2010. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 30, at Good Hope Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Gray, the Rev. Paul Pinson and the Rev. David Buffaloe officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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MARGARET A. DANENBERG
YOUNGSVILLE - Margaret Allen Danenberg, 66, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 at Triad Care & Rehab Center in High Point. A memorial service  was held Sunday, Aug. 29, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home.

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JESTINE LUCAS
ZEBULON - Jestine Lucas, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010.

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THURMAN ALLEN GARDNER
August 8, 1939 - August 27, 2010
LOUISBURG - T. Allen Gardner passed away in Louisburg, N.C. on August 27, 2010.  He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Griffin Gardner; his two sons and their families: T. Allen Gardner, Jr., his wife Karen and their son, T. Allen Gardner, III; and Donald Griffin Gardner, his wife Lara and their two children, Viviane Dare Gardner and Theodore Griffin Gardner.  Also surviving are his brother, James P. Gardner and his wife Anita.

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SELBY GLENN BENTON
WARRENTON - Selby Glenn Benton, 88, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Thursday morning, August 26, after several months of declining health.

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THELMA C. MURPHY
February 22, 1921 – August 29, 2010
LOUISBURG – Thelma Clifton Murphy, 89, of Louisburg, died Sunday morning.

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SPORTS

VICTORY TOUR
GOING THE EXTRA MILES. Bunn High School running back Miles Clifton picks up extra yardage for the Wildcats during last Friday’s home defeat against the Southern Nash Firebirds. Bunn will be on the road this week at Granville Central.
VICTORY TOUR
BUNN -- Southern Nash’s Victory Tour through Franklin County continued last Friday with a short journey to Bunn.
The Firebirds brought plenty of offensive ammunition -- and fans -- to tangle with the Wildcats in the renewal of the clubs’ backyard rivalry.

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RHS rolls to win vs. Warriors
RHS rolls to win vs. Warriors
RALEIGH -- Louisburg’s strong 2009 football season began with a clutch home victory against Ravenscroft.
The Ravens, this time playing on their own field, returned the favor last Friday.
Connor Gonet, the son of Ravenscroft veteran head coach Ned Gonet, scored four touchdowns as the Ravens rolled to a 36-18 decision over the Warriors at Stefanou Field.

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Southern Vance Stops LHS
LOUISBURG SAVE MASTER. Louisburg High School veteran keeper Jesse Nichols (right) comes up with a save during the Warriors’ home soccer showdown Monday evening against the Southern Vance Runnin’ Raiders at Joyner Park.
Southern Vance Stops LHS
LOUISBURG -- New coach Ken Smith had waited to see some improved play from his Louisburg Warriors’ soccer team -- and he got his wish during the second half of Monday evening’s home opener against the Southern Vance Runnin’ Raiders.
But Louisburg’s upgraded work was foiled thanks to a later Southern Vance goal, as the Raiders left Joyner Park with a tight 3-2 conquest in the non-conference contest.

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NFL picks will stink once again
NFL picks will stink once again
We aren’t the champions, my friend. But we’ll keep on picking ‘til the end.
Yes, we will certainly keep trying to share with everyone our ill-fated prognostications.
After offering our horrid Atlantic Coast Conference gridiron selections, we turn our attention to the National Football League.
The hope is to continue to improve with our picks, as there is certainly nowhere to go but up for either one of us.

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HIGH SCHOOL GRID SCORES
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last week’s North Carolina high school football results:

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FHS Vanquishes Vikes
FALLING FOR EXTRA YARDAGE. Franklinton’s Reggie Williams (with ball) dives forward to gain a few more yards during last Friday’s road victory against the Northern Vance Vikings in Henderson. FHS will host Ravenscroft this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
FHS Vanquishes Vikes
HENDERSON -- Friday night’s matchup between Northern Vance and Franklinton at Viking Stadium proved to be a game of inches.
A missed point-after touchdown off the upright in the third quarter and an offsides penalty late in the fourth damaged Northern’s chances of getting its first win in a 7-6 loss to the Red Rams.

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Bunn a winner at Wilson Fike
Bunn a winner at Wilson Fike
WILSON -- The Bunn Ladycats prepared for Northern Carolina Conference play on Monday with a non-league volleyball showdown at Wilson Fike.
Bunn finished off its season sweep of the Lady Golden Demons with a convincing 25-13, 25-13, 25-14 decision at the historic Fike Gymnasium.

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Mississippi denies Mudcats’ victory bid
Mississippi denies Mudcats’ victory bid
PEARL, MISS. -- Mississippi starting pitcher Randall Delgado pitched six perfect innings in leading the Braves past the Carolina Mudcats 6-2 at Trustmark Park on Sunday night in a Class AA Southern League diamond showdown.
Delgado (W, 2-5), a 20-year-old Panamanian, was making his seventh start at the Double-A level. 

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BULLS ON THE RUN
BULLS ON THE RUN
The Granville Bulls won the USSSA Summer Slam 12-Under Baseball Tournament, which was held last weekend in Mechanicsville, Va., which is located just outside of Richmond.

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NOWHERE TO GO
NOWHERE TO GO
Several Bunn defenders team up to bring down Southern Nash’s Tracey Coppedge during last Friday’s non-conference high school football matchup on the BHS campus.

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LIFESTYLES

Malone 50th wedding anniversary
Malone 50th wedding anniversary
Aaron and Mary Malone of Kittrell were honored with a 50th wedding anniversary dinner on Aug. 21 at the Concord Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, with about 150 family members and friends attending. The special occasion was hosted by the couple’s daughter, Carolyn Malone Paylor, and the family.

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Carter, Vick wed
Carter, Vick wed
Amanda Hale Carter and Stephen Ryan Vick were married on July 31, 2010 at Stony Hill Baptist Church in Wake Forest. The 2 p.m., double-ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. Tommy Seedorf.
The bride is the daughter of David and Suzanne Carter of Youngsville.

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BIRTHS
BIRTHS
Kerry and Denise Curry of Graham announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Virginia Curry, on Aug. 17, 2010 at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington. The infant weighed 7 pounds.
The baby’s grandparents are Raymond and Dot Ayscue of Louisburg and Edward and Janet Curry of Roanoke Rapids.
The couple has another daughter, Stephanie Paige, age 2.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

More Take a Kid Fishin’ photos
More Take a Kid Fishin’ photos
TO SCALE.  David Smith of Louisburg shows off a lunker.

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More Take a Kid Fishin’ photos, 2
More Take a Kid Fishin’ photos, 2
TAKING IT EASY. Keziah Brown, 6, of Franklinton has this fishing thing figured out — as long as her dad, Hollis Brown, keeps her hook baited so she can sit back and relax.

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Bethesda Bluegrass Band awards
Bethesda Bluegrass Band awards
The Bethesda Bluegrass Band of Durham traveled to Sparta to compete in the 16th Annual Alleghany County Fiddler’s Convention on July 17 and earned first place in the Junior Band Competition. They also received the following awards in the Individual Junior Competitions: Caleb Hagwood, first place, bass; Holly Riley, third place, fiddle; Jackson Hagwood, second place, banjo; Connor Hagwood, first place, mandolin.

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Louisburg woman arrested for assaulting boyfriend with knife
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Louisburg woman for assaulting her boyfriend with knives.
Deputy Frederick Heisler responded to a domestic dispute at 101 Oakside Court the evening of Aug. 19, finding Walton Sullivan, 24, of Zebulon, walking in the area with blood on his shirt.

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