The state Wildlife Resources Commission continues to investigate a hunting incident that killed a recently-graduated Louisburg High student.
Officers have yet to rule the death of Jared Kyle Wynne an accident or criminal matter.
“Right now,” Wildlife Resource Commission Lt. John Reams said, “it’s under investigation.”
IN THE NAME OF THE LAW. Officers with a number of different agencies conducted a Labor Day holiday DWI checkpoint along U.S. 1 in Franklinton on Friday, resulting in 74 charges.
FRANKLINTON — The last stop of a holiday DWI checkpoint proved to be the best as officers seized nearly 70 grams of marijuana from a sport utility vehicle.
Officers charged Trever Joseph Gledhill with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana; maintain a vehicle for the sell of a controlled substance; driving while impaired; and misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana.
Franklin County residents and visitors won’t go lacking for things to do this weekend.
• Things kick off first this Friday as the Justice community celebrates two days of its Antique Tractor, Car & Engine Show.
It’s the 10th year for the northern Franklin County event.
It looks like this year, residents won’t be suffering the ills of the past.
Drug stores and public health agencies are expecting to have an ample supply of vaccine, unlike in years past when shortages were the norm.
That was especially true when H1N1 was the scare.
Youngsville Commissioners will be looking at donating some money, swapping some land and renewing zoning laws which allow for forced annexation — not that they’re looking to do so.
The proposed property swap with resident Jim Moss is the subject of a public hearing and an action item on Thursday night’s agenda.
Debbie Duger of Louisburg, a volunteer at Franklin Regional Medical Center, leans back and relaxes while she donates blood that could help save a life. She was one of several blood donors who visited the Red Cross Bloodmobile Tuesday when it made a stop at Franklin Regional.
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Nearly invisible in the highly partisan political storm that is preceding the November General Election is an important constitutional amendment that will face North Carolina voters.
At a time when partisan politics are white hot and passions are running high, it may prove difficult to get voters to focus on the more mundane, nuts-and-bolts part of state government that can, in the long run, make far more difference than any other individual race.
GOOD MORNING: First off this morning I want to say “Welcome Back” to the verbal wars and pages of The Franklin Times to Clara Wright Frazier, whose “Why Build” letter to the editor appeared in last Saturday’s edition. We’ve missed you Clara and it’s good to learn that you’ve “returned to civilization,” as you put it, even though I disagree with your reasoning regarding the building of a home for our early college high school program.
I read this past weekend a story that was most troubling.
It was about the family of a soldier who was killed in Iraq.
According to the story, the families of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are upset with rules of engagement they say make their sons, daughters, husbands and wives sitting ducks.
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RALEIGH – A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association is being described as “surprising” because it undercuts the promise of ObamaCare to cut health care costs by reducing emergency-room visits.
I have no doubt that some politicians and activists in North Carolina and beyond have found the study’s conclusions surprising.
LOUISBURG - Jared K. Wynne, 18, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home, Louisburg.
LOUISBURG - Mary G. Matthews, 100, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home, Louisburg.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Estelle Mae Cooper, 64, who died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Sidney Dunston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE - Freda Robbins Leggett, 67, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Harris Chapel Baptist Church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - John Steven (Duck) Slade, 54, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 8) at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.
YOUNGSVILLE —Harvey Allen Hall, 50, formerly of Louisburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday Sept. 9, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home.
ESCAPE ACT. Ravenscroft’s Rashaad Ratliff tries to get away from Franklinton’s Chris Lewis during last Friday’s non-conference matchup at the FHS Football Field. Ravenscroft won the contest over the Red Rams by a 28-24 margin.
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton’s newfound big-play capability out of the spread met Ravenscroft’s always-innovative attack for what would prove to be an explosive non-league showdown last Friday at the FHS Football Field.
Ravenscroft went ahead for good early in the fourth quarter, but the outcome wasn’t decided until the Red Rams were stopped on downs in Ravens’ territory with two minutes remaining.
OUT AT LEAST ONE MORE WEEK. Veteran center Jackson Ellis, who has been trying to recover from a leg injury, is expected to be out again this Friday as the Louisburg Warriors will host Southeast Halifax at Patterson Field.
RALEIGH -- Cardinal Gibbons broke open a tight game by scoring 10 points in the final 4:05 to top Louisburg by a 37-20 margin in a prep football showdown Friday on the CGHS campus.
Louisburg, now 0-2 on the season, never led in the second half, but the Warriors came back to within 27-20 on a 1-yard plunge from Rommaine Gobourne with 6:15 remaining in the non-conference matchup.
HENDERSON -- Louisburg High School stepped out of conference action last Thursday to take on Southern Vance in girls tennis matchup at Fox Pond Park.
The host Lady Raiders earned a 7-2 decision over Louisburg as the Lady Warriors were unable to claim a victory in any of the six singles matches.
Several weeks ago, I wrote about my never-ending quest to catch a T-shirt or a baseball at a professional sporting event -- with an emphasis on my string of futilities at the Carolina Mudcats’ Five County Stadium.
It’s been a career of ineptitude in that respect for me. So much so that I would probably rip myself in the newspaper if this was a sporting competition.
STEM -- Bunn collected a whopping 525 yards of total offense and went on to top host Granville Central by a 45-18 margin in a non-league football game last Friday night.
BHS, now 2-1 overall, had 442 yards on the ground to go with 83 through the air.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- With heavy winds swirling from the aftermath of Hurricane Earl, playing conditions were less-than-admirable for Louisburg College’s season-opening football game last Saturday at Erie Community College.
With winds often reaching over 30 miles per hour, LC head coach John Sala figured the team that ran the ball best -- and defended the run -- would come out on top.
RALEIGH -- The Fourth Annual Patrol Stroll 5-K Road Race will be held Sept. 25 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The event will start at the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Training Academy, which is located at 3318 Garner Road in Raleigh.
All proceeds will benefit Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.
SALISBURY, MD. -- North Carolina Wesleyan College’s football team kicked off its 2010 season last Saturday night at Salisbury University, dropping a tough 13-7 decision to the host Sea Gulls.
For Salisbury, the conquest avenged a 24-17 loss to the Battling Bishops during the 2009 season and evened the all-time series at one win apiece.
ZEBULON -- The Tennessee Smokies broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the top of the eighth to defeat the Carolina Mudcats 3-2 in front of a crowd of 6,871 fans at Five County Stadium on Sunday night.
Tennessee (43-26) broke a scoreless game in the top of fifth when Tony Thomas homered off Carolina starter, James Avery and the Smokies took a 1-0 lead.
Mallori Williams and the Franklinton Lady Rams returned to their Northern Carolina Conference girls tennis schedule Tuesday with a road match at Warren County. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
Ravenscroft’s Lewis Stocks picks up yardage during last Friday night’s contest against the Franklinton Red Rams. The Ravens rallied to secure a 28-24 road decision over the Red Rams in non-conference gridiron action at the FHS Football Field.
Franklinton High School defenders (l to r) Kendrick Teasley, Justin Puett and Ezel Rogers gather round Ravenscroft quarterback Quinn Billerman during last Friday’s non-conference gridion matchup, which was staged at the FHS Football Field.
Scottie Marie Goodwin and Caleb Jake Lewis, along with their parents, announce their engagement. The wedding will take place at Pilot Baptist Church on Oct. 10, 2010 at 4 p.m.
Sonya R. Stevenson and Kevin J. Coats were married June 19, 2010 during a 6:30 p.m. pool-side wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Rowe. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Clyde Waiden.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Shearin of Louisburg.
Sarah Watkins and Brandon P. Massey were married on Aug. 7, 2010 at Elm City Baptist Church. The officiating minister for the 3 p.m. ceremony was Courtney Kruger.
The bride is the daughter of Harvey Watkins of Pilot and Lynette Watkins of Louisburg.
Tuwandy R. Harris and Phillip A. Holden of Louisburg are proud to announce the birth of their son, Zarius Ja’Shon Holden, born Aug. 25, 2010 at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Grandparents on the mother’s side are James and Charlene Hardy and Charles Alston.
The Ugandan Orphans Choir will be performing a free concert at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4272 US Highway 401 N., Louisburg, on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. This special concert is in celebration of Children’s Sabbath. These children were some of the neediest children in Uganda. Now, they are the fortunate few that have been rescued from a life of hunger and poverty and given the opportunity for education and spiritual development.
Novozymes, which operates a plant in Franklinton, has become a founding member of The Sustainability Consortium, a new global organization with aims to improve the sustainability of consumer products.
The company will join a diverse group of academics, governments, non-government organizations and businesses to fulfill The Sustainability Consortium’s mission of driving a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social and economic imperatives.
Lynn Chapman, RN, MHA, BSN, NE-BC, joined the Franklin Regional Medical Center administration as interim chief nursing officer (CNO), effective Aug. 23.
Chapman comes to Franklin Regional from another Novant facility, Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, where she is a senior director of nursing operations.
Steven A. “Andy” Darnell, a staff accountant with Pittard Perry & Crone, Inc. in their New Bern office, has successfully passed all four parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Exam and has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant.
Darnell is a 2009 honors graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, earning his Master of Science in accounting.