The civil case against the developer of a Youngsville shopping outlet was dismissed last month, clearing the way for realtors to market and promote the property.
Earlier this year, GE Business Financial Services filed a lawsuit alleging that Youngsville Crossing’s developer, Gemini Real Estate Advisors, defaulted on a $17.8 million loan.
Bunn’s governing board approved the creation and hire of a new supervisor who will help enforce the law.
One commissioner, though, thought the move violated town regulations.
During Monday night’s meeting, Police Chief Kent Winstead recommended that the town create the new overnight supervisor position, giving the department some leadership during late-night hours.
An Israeli company is a few months behind in their effort to impact Franklin County’s unemployment statistics.
Palziv North America, which bought the old HON building on N.C. 56 just outside of Louisburg, was expecting to be in production last month, however, a holdup with an equipment order has the company looking at a December manufacturing start.
Joey Mills hoists another batch of fish to be fried on Wednesday during the Franklin County Shrine Club Fish Fry, the group’s annual fundraiser. The proceeds benefit a network of 22 Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, which care for crippled and burned children.
The chair of Triangle North Executive Airport’s governing committee wants the board to better plan for its future.
At the board’s Tuesday meeting, Airport Committee Chair John Allers will ask the board to schedule a workshop to set out its aviation Transportation Improvement Plan, as well as figure out a way to get the plan before state and federal leaders to secure funding.
The state Highway Patrol charged a Franklinton woman with driving left of center in a head-on collision that sent a Timberlake family to the hospital.
According to Trooper C.I. Hundley, Krista Bell was driving a Dodge van east on Tarboro Road just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday when she attempted to make a left turn onto Cedar Creek Road.
4-H members Brody Steffensen, left, and Jake Privette, center, present a beef roast tip plate to Louisburg resident Stephen Phillips during the Local Food Roast on Friday. The event was sponsored by the Franklin County Cooperative Extension and United Way of Franklin County, raising money for the human services agency.
Franklin County’s Ellis Privette
Okay, which side are you on?
This week, in a small county in Tennessee, the fire department stood silently by while a man’s mobile home burned to the ground because he hadn’t paid the $75 annual fire fee demanded by the nearest town.
The incident happened in Obion County, Tenn., and the nearest town was South Fulton.
You’ve got to strike while the iron is hot.
That old saying goes back to the days of the blacksmith working over hot coals, hopefully in the shade of a tree, fashioning the essentials of early life from bars of iron.
But it still applies — in a slightly different manner although you’d never convince some people of that these days.
GOOD MORNING: If you’re looking forward to a weekend marked by what I call “my kind of weather,” ie. cool night’s and mild, sunny days, then you’re in luck, ‘cause that’s the weather outlook for the next few days. Enjoy!
CENSORED? Ah c’mon now BWJ, (that’s short for Backwoodsjohnny1) what’s the matter, did I step on your sore toe Wednesday?
RALEIGH – For most of the past 50 years, presidents and lawmakers of both parties have badly mismanaged the finances of the federal government. In this season of bald partisanship and sharp-elbowed politics, surely all North Carolinians can agree with that.
Due to illness, I am late responding to Mark Warren’s letter in The Franklin Times a few weeks ago concerning the clear-cutting of the old historic Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Warren, it was a little too little, a little too late. Questions were not answered.
CARY - Donald Sidney Murphy, 68, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Louisburg. Burial followed in at 3 p.m. Friday at Wake Memorial Park in Cary.
FRANKLINTON —Annie R. Edwards, 94, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. Arrangements by Cremation Society NC.
ZEBULON - Daniel “Danny” Keohane, 61, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Capital Nursing & Rehabilitation in Raleigh. Graveside services were held Friday at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest.
RALEIGH - Dorothy Driver McLamb, 75, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 5, 2010 at her home. Funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 8, at Montlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Montlawn Memorial Park.
ZEBULON - Edith Harper Huber, 81, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. A graveside service was held Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Zebulon Town Cemetery.
BUNN - Funeral services for James Phillips Sr., 85, who died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2010, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Nelson Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Emma Solomon officiating.
YOUNGSVILLE - Ann Myers Glasscock, 73, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 at her home. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest.
FRANKLINTON —Trummiler Crudup, 92, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.
RISING HIGH. Franklinton High School’s Drew Loveland (right) elevates for a header during his team’s home soccer victory Wednesday evening against the Louisburg Warriors at the Franklinton Recreation Park.
Only one thing has been established in the Northern Carolina Conference boys soccer standings -- and that’s the fact that long-time powerhouse Roanoke Rapids is once again the team to beat.
RRHS is currently 6-0-1 and in first place in the NCC heading into a visit to Louisburg this coming Monday evening at Joyner Park.
ALL ABOUT ELEVATION. (L to R) Bunn High School’s Melanie Davis and Louisburg High School’s Lacey Hunt leap for possession at the net during Tuesday night’s Northern Carolina Conference volleyball matchup at the Bunn Dome.
BUNN -- Bunn served up a Northern Carolina Conference regular season championship -- literally -- on Tuesday as part of the school’s annual Senior Night festivities.
Using its jump-serving prowess, the Ladycats had a distinct advantage over rival Louisburg and went on to defeat the Lady Warriors by a 25-15, 25-21 and 25-20 margin at the Bunn Dome.
MOVING FORWARD. Spartanburg Methodist College’s Saman Hassan (left) is chased by Louisburg College’s Ian O’Brien during Wednesday afternoon’s Region X men’s soccer matchup, which was claimed by the visiting Pioneers at Ronald May Field.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College may find itself in an unusual role when the Region X Men’s Soccer Tournament kicks off at the end of the month in Wilmington.
Usually the top seed for the annul event, the Hurricanes will be far behind in the seeding pack following an up-and-down regular season of action.
Shock waves were sent through The Franklin Times Fantasy Football League this week following the unlikely trade of Randy Moss from the New England Patriots to the Minnesota Vikings.
This trade was crucial in the league, as it involves the movement of Moss, who is Carey Johnson’s No. 1 wide receiver.
LEADER OF THE PACK. Bunn’s Lindsay Ray moves ahead early in the girls race at Wednesday’s Northern Carolina Conference Cross Country Meet at Louisburg High School.
LOUISBURG -- The Northern Carolina Conference Cross Country Show -- co-starring Brannon Perry and Tyauna Bryant -- continued Wednesday afternoon at Louisburg High School.
Northwest Halifax’s Bryant has dominated this year’s girls races in the NCC, and Bunn’s Perry has done the same in boys competition.
High School Football
Roanoke Rapids at Bunn 7:30 p.m.
North Johnston at Louisburg 7:30 p.m.
LOUISBURG -- Short on numbers but big on heart -- that’s the theme of the 2010 Louisburg College women’s soccer campaign.
LC second-year head coach Andy Stokes has only 13 players on his roster this fall -- and that number can go down when an injury, illness or family emergency comes up.
LOUISBURG -- Terrell Lane held off a late Eaton-Johnson 2-point attempt and went on a claim a 22-20 victory over the Cougars in a Middle Athletic Conference football matchup on Wednesday at historic Patterson Field on the campus of Louisburg High School.
A.J. Collier and Dontae Rogers were among the touchdown scorers for the Tornadoes, who improved to 3-1 overall.
KENLY -- Bunn suffered its first regular season volleyball loss in the Northern Carolina Conference in four years on Thursday at North Johnston.
Coming off Tuesday’s emotional Senior Night home decision over rival Louisburg, the Ladycats were stopped in five games against the North Johnston Lady Panthers.
(L to R) Bunn High School teammates Dylan Perry and Jackson Lewis run together during Wednesday afternoon’s weekly installent of the Northern Carolina Cross Country season.
The Terrell Lane Tornadoes took on Eaton-Johnson in a Middle Athletic Conference football contest Wednesday afternoon at Patterson Field on the campus of Louisburg High School. In the above photo, LHS Band Director Brian Miller (front) joins the newly formed TLMS Pep Band for a song.
Bunn’s Savanah Hopper (right) uses a bit of touch to send the ball over the net.
This is all about Special Olympics. What better place could there be to put your money to work? Many adults and children have been able to bring out their best while participating in Special Olympics. The benefits are truly amazing for these special citizens who inspire people of all ages to open their minds.
The descendants of Solomon and Serena Stokes Mitchell held their ninth bi-annual reunion Aug. 6-8. More than 150 descendants traveled from Georgia, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and different cities throughout North Carolina.
Safe Space, Inc., a non-profit domestic violence agency serving Franklin County, will recognize National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with special events in October.
Community members are invited to join the Safe Space, Inc. board of directors, staff and supporters in remembering victims and survivors at the 12th Annual Candlelight Vigil slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, on the steps of the Louisburg College Main Building.
A grand opening has been scheduled to introduce area residents to the new American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center in Louisburg. The opening is set for noon Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Franklin County Cancer Center on Jolly Street. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m., during the opening festivities.
Above, The Franklin County Health Care Collaborative (FCHCC) worked with the North Carolina Farm Bureau and the Franklin County Farm Bureau on Thursday’s North Carolina Farm Bureau’s Healthy Living for a Lifetime initiative that was held at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg. Free health screenings were provided during the day-long event.
The band program at Louisburg High School and Terrell Lane Middle School began its annual Fruit Sale on Oct. 4. The fruit sale will continue through Oct. 26. This is the chief fundraiser for the band programs at both schools, and proceeds from the sale will be applied to the purchase of new equipment, repair of existing equipment, music purchase, and operating expenses of the band program.
Tim Nine posts some flyers to the back of his chariot-inspired trike bike before making fish-plate and other deliveries for the Franklin County Shrine Club on Wednesday during the Franklin County Shrine Club Fish Fry, the group’s annual fund-raiser. The proceeds benefit a network of 22 Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, which care for crippled and burned children.
GOOD NIGHT. Helen Gilliam, left, and Dr. Stephanie Brown, Chief of Medical Staff at Franklin Regional Medical Center, enjoy the annual spa-like event.
Franklin Regional Medical Center opened its doors for Ladies Night Out on Thursday, providing health information as part of efforts to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and women’s health, overall. The event mixed fun and pampering, including spa-like activities and refreshments, with medical education and information. The first 200 ladies received signature Ladies Night Out bags stuffed with helpful health care information. For more information about FRMC, visit www.FranklinRegional.org.
FRANKLINTON -- T.J. Wall’s game-winning touchdown pass to Kevin Williams wasn’t a non-stop flight as the ball was touched by at least two Louisburg defenders before finding its way into the hands of Williams -- Franklinton’s big-play receiver.
AURELIAN SPRINGS -- After five weeks on the road, the Bunn Wildcats are finally heading home.
Bunn hasn’t played at its own field since Aug. 27, but the Wildcats have certainly proven to be capable road warriors during that decisive stretch.