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Showing 44 articles from September 21, 2010.

FRONT PAGE

County lifts boil water advisory after one day
County lifts boil water advisory after one day
Franklin County public utilities staff lifted a boil water advisory on Tuesday, a day after the warning sent residents into a tizzy.
The warning was lifted at 11 a.m. after all follow-up samples tested negative for the presence of any forms of coliform bacteria.
Public Utilities Director Bryce Mendenhall said he believes the initial positive tests were the result of human error, but the advisory was out of abundance of caution.

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Murder suspect sought
Murder suspect sought
FRANKLINTON — Police are looking for a murder suspect who is no stranger to law enforcement.
Witnesses and investigators allege Rashawn Arrington, 23, shot and killed 27-year-old Jesse Montague following an altercation on Sterling Street on Monday night.

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Louisburg donates $2,500 to Whistlers
After a brief discussion, the Louisburg town council voted unanimously to donate $2,500 to the Whistlers Convention that is planned for next spring.
To be precise, the money was earmarked for the Franklin County Historical Society which has agreed to sponsor the whistlers’ event after the Franklin County Arts Council decided not to sponsor it.

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A model fund raiser
Anthony Wienceck and his daughter, Addison, enjoy a break and some ice cream during the third day of a four-day radio control aircraft fly-in at the Raleigh-Durham Radio Control club field on Bethlehem Church Road outside of Youngsville.
A model fund raiser
YOUNGSVILLE — Intricately modeled radio controlled planes and helicopters weren’t the only things that soared this past weekend. Fun and funds did, too.
The Raleigh-Durham Radio Club (RDRC) flooded their Bethlehem Church Road field with flyers, vendors and plenty of onlookers, raising $27,500 for an organization that helps ill children have just as much fun as the hobbyists did.

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Arrests made in break-ins
Sheriff’s deputies arrested two suspects accused of making an illegal beer and smokes run at four Franklin County stores during a three-day crime spree.
The suspects are also being investigated for some break-ins reported in Nash County.

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Farmland protection plan approved
Farmland protection plan approved
County commissioners approved a farmland protection plan designed to steer agriculture into the future.
The 60-plus page plan, put together by consultants procured by the Cooperative Extension office, recommends plans for marketing agriculture, as well as selling the county as an incubator for emerging farms.
“A lot of the things recommended in the plan,” said consultant Gerry Cohn, “are things that are already taking place.

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United Way’s Day of Caring lends a hand on Sept. 25
United Way’s Day of Caring lends a hand on Sept. 25
It was a Girl Scout cookie that made Morris Jones smile at the all-too distant memory of his own giving.
The Franklinton veteran was the first to get a dose of community spirit through the 2010 United Way Day of Caring this year.
Three Girl Scout troops – 961, 769 and 1111 – cleaned up Jones’ yard and replaced a mailbox that had been vandalized.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Louisburg resident Meoshe Ellis

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Better Safe Than Sorry
Editorial Cartoon: Better Safe Than Sorry


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Newspaper gives in to violence, will cut back on coverage of drug wars
Most of us in this country have been paying only half-hearted attention to the drug wars that are rocking our neighbor to the south, Mexico.
But a development over the weekend is worth noting — and should send a shiver of dread down your spine.
The biggest newspaper in Mexico’s most violent city will restrict drug war coverage after the killing of its second journalist in less than two years.  In addition, international press representatives are urging the government to make security for journalists a national priority.

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Peter Allen was one of a kind
Peter Allen was one of a kind
GOOD MORNING: It looks like this abnormally warm weather we’ve been enjoying is destined to continue  through Saturday with daytime highs ranging into the low 90’s. Sunday looks to be just a bit cooler, however, with a chance of thundershowers.
PETER ALLEN: ONE OF A KIND! It was with a feeling of personal loss that I learned of the death of Louisburg native Peter S. “Pete” Allen on Saturday down on the North Carolina coast where he had made his home for so many years. It could be said that Pete was a master of all trades as evidenced in his obituary in today’s edition of The Franklin Times.

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Boil water advisory raises the blood pressure of county water customers
Boil water advisory raises the blood pressure of county water customers
This past boil water advisory apparently burned the hide of some business owners and residents. And, for good reason.
Anytime the supply of something essential to life is threatened, chaos can ensue.
And that’s what many folks were dealing with earlier this week as Franklin County water customers were under a boil water advisory that lasted only one day.

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Why lobbyists love federal bailouts
RALEIGH – If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true.
This good advice doesn’t just apply to business, relationships, and the efficacy of home remedies sold over the Internet. It also applies to politics.

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OBITUARIES

HENRY F. EDGERTON
ZEBULON - Henry Franklin Edgerton, 87, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 22) at Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell, with burial to follow in Bunn Memorial Gardens.

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NELL H. CYRUS
FRANKLINTON - Nell Holmes Cyrus, 93, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 after an extended illness. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Fairview Cemetery, Franklinton.

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HERMAN D. SHEPARD
YOUNGSVILLE — Herman Dale Shepard, 57, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. A graveside service was held Sunday, Sept. 19, at Providence Baptist Church cemetery in Holly Ridge.

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CARSON A. DAUGHTRY
YOUNGSVILLE —Carson Allen Daughtry, 60, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 at his home. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

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ROY JONES
LOUISBURG - Roy Jones, 67, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. Arrangements by Richard Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Zebulon.

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LESSIE J. THOMAS
BUNN - Lessie J. Thomas, 100, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Zebulon.

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MICHAEL L. WELLS
September 10, 1963 – September 20, 2010
BUNN – Michael Leon Wells, 47, of Bunn, died Monday evening at his home.

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BEANIE LEONARD BURNETTE
LOUISBURG - Beanie Leonard “Beanie Bell” Burnette, of Louisburg, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 18, 2010. She was born on December 12, 1919 to Rufus and Dolly Leonard in the White Level community.

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AGNES P. LEONARD
LOUISBURG - Agnes Pearce Leonard, 82, of Louisburg, died Monday, September 20, 2010, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Plummer D. Leonard, and her brother, Frank Pearce, Jr.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, with the Rev. Wayne Ellis officiating.  Burial will follow in the Leonard Family Cemetery.

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PETER STAPLETON “PETE” ALLEN
November 19, 1941 – September 18, 2010
EMERALD ISLE - Peter S. “Pete” Allen, 68, of Emerald Isle died September 18, 2010 at Snug Harbor on Nelson Bay, in Sea Level, NC.

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SPORTS

Webb Of Defeat
WALL SHOWS THE WAY FOR THE RED RAMS. Franklinton High School quarterback T.J. Wall (left) wraps up a nifty gainer for the Red Rams during last Friday night’s home setback against the Oxford Webb Warriors at the FHS Football Field.
Webb Of Defeat
FRANKLINTON -- Dipping below or rising above the dreaded .500 line was at stake when Oxford Webb collided with Franklinton during a non-conference gridiron showdown last Friday at the FHS Football Field.
Both clubs entered the matchup with identical 2-2 records, but Webb departed with more room for optimism after a convincing 37-14 decision over the Red Rams.

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Warriors stymied by Saints
HOME AGAIN. Montre Lewis and the Louisburg Warriors will be at home this Friday for a meeting against Roanoke Rapids in the first Northern Carolina Conference football game for both squads.
Warriors stymied by Saints
DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne piled up the first 19 points of the game and never looked back en route to earning a 33-20 home victory last Friday night against the Louisburg Warriors.
It was the first victory of the season for the Saints, while Louisburg dropped to 1-3 overall heading into next week’s Northern Carolina Conference opener at home against Roanoke Rapids.

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Bulldogs are next for Bunn
Bulldogs are next for Bunn
BUNN -- However unlikely, an intense rivalry has developed on the gridiron between Bunn and Nash Central in recent campaigns.
The schools are 25 miles apart, so geography isn’t the reason. Nor is it because of conference affiliation -- it’s always a non-league showdown.
BHS head coach Chris Miller thinks he has the answer, though.

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‘Canes In Building Process
TAKING FLIGHT. Louisburg College’s Chris Caulker-Camara (right) soars to gain possession for the Hurricanes during last Friday afternoon’s home men’s soccer conquest against the Darton College Cavaliers from South Georgia.
‘Canes In Building Process
LOUISBURG -- Precious few are the seasons that are considered rebuilding ones within the tradition-rich men’s soccer program at Louisburg College.
This, however, might be one of them.
Through the years, LC head coach David Sexton has been a master at reloading his roster on the fly -- even in the face of extensive graduation losses.

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Overtime Heartbreaker
DAVIS DOES IT AGAIN. Bunn’s Jamie Davis (left) scored a key goal during the Wildcats’ home, overtime setback Monday against the Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets.
Overtime Heartbreaker
BUNN -- Just before the match started, first-year Bunn coach Ben Daniels stressed to his team to not back down -- or be intimidated -- by Roanoke Rapids during Monday’s key Northern Carolina Conference boys soccer showdown on the BHS campus.
Most NCC have plenty of reasons to fear the Yellow Jackets. After all, they are the long-time kings of the conference, aside from a recent few-year string of success by Franklinton.

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COLLISION COURSE
COLLISION COURSE
Louisburg College’s Carlos Reyes (right) gets tangled up with a Darton College player during last Friday’s men’s college soccer showdown.

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POSITION DUEL
POSITION DUEL
Bunn’s Caleb Watts (left) jousts for position with Roanoke Rapids’ Johnny Tripp during Monday’s Northern Carolina Conference boys soccer showdown on the BHS campus.

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A SHOW OF SPEED
A SHOW OF SPEED
After a nice block from teammate Ezel Rogers (55), Franklinton’s Kevin Williams (left) speeds upfield for the Red Rams during last Friday’s home game against Oxford Webb.

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LIFESTYLES

Griffin, Wynne wed
Griffin, Wynne wed
Meri-Ashlen Griffin and Brandon Tyler Wynne were united in marriage on July 24, 2010 during a 5 p.m. candlelight ceremony at Liberty United Church of Christ in Henderson. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Henry Abbott.
The bride is the daughter of Terri Poole of Youngsville and Alton Griffin of Louisburg. Grandparents of the bride are Buddy and Ann Eddins of Rolesville.

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MARRIED
MARRIED
Carolyn Jane Wilkinson and David Lawlor were married on June 19, 2010 in Boulder, Colo. The bride is the daughter of Beth Wilkinson of Youngsville and the late Bill Wilkinson. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lawlor of Arlington Heights, Ill. The bride is a science teacher at Shaw Heights Middle School in Westminster, Colo.

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ENGAGEMENT
ENGAGEMENT
Roger L. Franklin and Alma Lee Nelson announce their upcoming marriage on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 at 4 p.m. at 258 Pine Ridge Drive, Franklinton (off Timberlake Road). A reception will follow.

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BIRTH
BIRTH
Sabrina Johnson Anderson and Jakob Anderson of Tacoma, Wash., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kinsley Rose Anderson, born Aug. 20, 2010 at Fort Lewis Hospital in Tacoma. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long.

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AVID READER
AVID READER
Sweet Pea, a 12-year-old iguana, reads the latest edition of The Franklin Times that lines its cage. Zebulon resident Lucy Medlin owns the 7-pound iguana, which was purchased from an exotic pet show in April 1998, when Sweet Pea was four weeks old.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

FRMC hosts annual Ladies Night Oct. 7
Employees at Franklin Regional Medical Center invite community members to join them on Oct. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. for their annual Ladies Night Out.  The event will take place in outpatient/admissions area of Franklin Regional.
“We are excited to invite the community out again to this fun event,” said Diane Gibbs, director of radiology at Franklin Regional.  “It is a great way to provide health information to people, in a relaxing and comfortable environment.”

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Youngsville Fall Festival pics, 1
Youngsville Fall Festival pics, 1
BY DESIGN. Graphic artist Rick Melvin prepares a personalized license plate at one of the craft booths set up during the Youngsville Fall Festival on Saturday.

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Youngsville Fall Festival pics, 2
Youngsville Fall Festival pics, 2
CLOWNING AROUND. Boogie the Clown (Beth Cleghorn) presents Isabel Palmer, 7, with a balloon animal she made during the Youngsville Fall Festival on Saturday.  Food and craft vendors were set up outside and inside of the National Guard Armory, as well as the Youngsville Elementary School parking lot across the street.

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High Flight Community Day photos, 1
High Flight Community Day photos, 1
ANOTHER DIMENSION. Three balloons floated quietly into the bright blue skies late Sunday  while a fourth was readied for liftoff.

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High Flight Community Day photos, 2
High Flight Community Day photos, 2
FLOAT ON. Skydivers filled the sky during the two-day event.

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High Flight Community Day photos, 3
High Flight Community Day photos, 3
CHOPPER. It wasn’t just fixed-wing aircraft on display at High Flight 2010 as this helicopter flyover proves.

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High Flight Community Day photos, 4
High Flight Community Day photos, 4
NAVY FLYBOY. This World War II-vintage fighter plane gave sky watchers a thrill.

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