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Showing 42 articles from October 29, 2010.

FRONT PAGE

Water dispute causes three to lose their jobs
The fallout between Franklinton and Franklin County over its water contract has cost three people their jobs.
Franklinton Town Manager Larry Carver announced on Wednesday that the town eliminated the second shift at the water treatment plant and released two part-time and one full-time employee.

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Slaughterhouse rounds up local interest
FULL HOUSE. Farmers and officials from a number of counties, including Franklin, Vance, Warren, Wake, Granville, Vance and Dare counties filled the Franklin County Cooperative Extension office on Tuesday night.
Slaughterhouse rounds up local interest
Farmers this week said that working toward a regional slaughterhouse was a fertile idea.
It was another step toward what has been a years-long effort to bring a slaughterhouse to an area that many farmers feel could be a boon to the area.

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Cheves inducted into State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame
Cheves inducted into State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame
BUNN — For 25 years, Carvel Cheves Jr., has measured the success of his involvement with youth by the lives they’ve gone on to lead — never needing a trophy to validate his work.
However, when he was inducted into the State Fair’s Livestock Hall of Fame last Sunday, it was an enshrinement he didn’t turn down.

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Commissioners to hear old jail renovation plans update
Commissioners to hear old jail renovation plans update
Franklin County commissioners are slated to meet Monday and they may get an update on plans to renovate the old jail.
The item has been a topic of discussion since the summer and recently, the head of the Franklin County Arts Council had expressed interest in drumming up volunteer and fundraising support to rehabilitate the dilapidated structure on Nash Street.

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Failed kidnapper given probation
Failed kidnapper given probation
A Louisburg woman was placed on probation after pleading guilty this week to trying to kidnap a baby.
Durham investigators arrested Tanisha Weaver in April after alleging a woman matching her description entered Duke Hospital and tried to abduct a newborn.

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Girl Scouts camp up for sale
The regional Girl Scouts Board of Directors announced this week that they are selling the Homestead camp site here in Franklin County.
Local Girl Scouts organizers hinted at the prospect this summer and on Friday, Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines officials announced that they would sell the 110-acre site along N.C. 39 South between Louisburg and Bunn.

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Walmart to sell local produce
Walmart to sell local produce
Economic Development and Cooperative Extension staffs told farmers this week that work is underway to get their produce in the aisles of one of the nation’s top retailers.
Earlier this month, Walmart announced a program to put more locally grown food in its stores, while also finding ways to invest in the infrastructure of small- and medium-sized farms.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Youngsville resident George Hale

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Field of Beans
Editorial Cartoon: Field of Beans


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Howard F. Jones III, veteran journalist and community leader will be missed
North Carolina and especially this region of the state lost a leader, great friend and staunch supporter who liked to say that he was one of the “world’s biggest Carolina fans.”
Howard F. Jones, III, a veteran journalist and longtime editor-publisher of The Warren Record of Warrenton, died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday afternoon.

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Farmers market and slaughterhouse are good ideas, but let’s be realistic
Farmers market and slaughterhouse are good ideas, but let’s be realistic
A gathering “on the hill” Tuesday evening was one of the most positive sessions focused on the future of this region I’ve seen in a long time.
It was a meeting to discuss ways to improve local agriculture production -- and perhaps more importantly -- to market it in a way that maximizes the profits to the producers.

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Palich’s explanation gets rebuked; Harris said invitation was extended
Palich’s explanation gets rebuked; Harris said invitation was extended
GOOD MORNING: In spite of the summer-like temperatures we’ve been enjoying recently, except for the last couple of mornings at any rate, there is little doubt, at least out my way, that Fall has indeed fallen.
Out where I live, just east of Louisburg, everything is literally wrapped up in leaves and little wing-like seeds from those 100-foot-tall pine trees surrounding our house that seem to find their way into the house as well as almost everything else.

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Invitation lost in the “email”
Dear Editor:
I wanted to respond to Mr. Asher Johnson’s Oct. 23 column, “Louisburg officials absent from Etheridge Road Show,” and the confusion over whether Louisburg officials were invited and/or attended the Oct. 12 Triangle North Franklin celebration of the $1.7 million federal grant to complete the business park’s access road.

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An October surprise on Perdue?
RALEIGH – In a state capital where scandal, investigation, and partisan acrimony have become all-too-common elements of the political scene, the news that a federal grand jury had been hearing testimony about the finances and travel expenditures of the governor’s campaign came as no shock.

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OBITUARIES

SYLVIA P. FRAZIER
WAKE FOREST- Sylvia Pernell Frazier, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 at WakeMed. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 30) at Harris Chapel Baptist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Haley officiating.

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SHELLEY T. BROWN JR.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Shelley Tennison Brown Jr., 74, who died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, were held Friday, Oct. 29, at South Main Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Rosby officiating. Burial followed in the Cemetery on the Hill.

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BENNIE C. SPIVEY
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Bennie C. Spivey, 71, who died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 30) at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Timothy Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Spivey family cemetery.

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DANNY LEE THORNTON
YOUNGSVILLE - Danny Lee Thornton, 66, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 at WakeMed. A memorial service was conducted Friday, Oct. 29, in the Hall Wynne Funeral Home Franklinton Chapel by the Rev. Clyde Waiden.

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WILLIAM T. “BILLY” BULLOCK
ZEBULON - William Thomas “Billy” Bullock, 41, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 30) at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale.

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M. ANN BRANTLEY
ZEBULON - Mollie Ann Morgan Brantley, 68, died Thursday,  Oct. 28, 2010. She was born June 24, 1942.

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DORIS C. JONES
LOUISBURG - A memorial service for Doris Louise Collins Jones, 81, who died Friday, October 29, 2010, at Britthaven of Louisburg, was held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2010.

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EDDIE “TOOTIE” YARBOROUGH
CASTALIA - Funeral services for Eddie “Tootie” Yarborough, 40, who died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 will be held Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Allen Chapel Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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HOWARD F. JONES III
WARRENTON - Howard Field Jones III, 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 at his residence. The Rev. Worth Jennings and the Rev. E.T. Malone, Jr. will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Warrenton, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery, also in Warrenton.

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NELLIE L. WHEELER
December 8, 1918 – October 27, 2010
LOUISBURG – Nellie Leonard Wheeler, 91, of Louisburg, died Wednesday evening at her home.

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SPORTS

COUNTY CONNECTION
ALL ABOUT EVANS IN THE NCC. Louisburg High School senior outside hitter Sharika Evans has been selected as the Volleyball Player of the Year for 2010 in the competitive Northern Carolina Conference.
COUNTY CONNECTION
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- On the floor and in the coach’s box, Franklin County had things going in its favor during the 2010 Northern Carolina Conference vollyeball season.
The county boasted the league’s regular season and tournament champions in the Bunn Wildcats.
Due to his team’s success, BHS veteran mentor Henry Jones has been saluted as the NCC Coach of the Year.

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Yellow Jackets Outlast Rams
BALL CONTROL. Franklinton’s Ivan Rebollar (right) possesses for the Red Rams during their home Northern Carolina Conference matchup Wednesday evening against the Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets at the Franklinton Recreation Park.
Yellow Jackets Outlast Rams
FRANKLINTON -- It’s been a wild year in the Northern Carolina Conference boys soccer standings.
But after everything was settled, the Franklinton Red Rams are back in the Class 2-A State Playoffs.
Franklinton took third in a parity-filled league in Jordan Germano’s initial season as the Red Rams’ head coach. That means FHS will be on the road Wednesday for a first-round postseason game against an opponent to be determined.

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Brittany shines at St. Aug’s
Brittany shines at St. Aug’s
All of this talk lately about volleyball heroics -- see the story at right -- made me wonder what Brittany Hicks is up to these days.
By anyone’s estimation, Hicks is one of the all-time greatest Louisburg High School volleyball players, and she helped the Lady Warriors reach the Class 1-A State Finals in 2007.

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New Coach Takes Over
READY FOR THE CHALLENGE. First-year head coach Mark Vanderslice hopes to lead the Louisburg College men’s basketball squad to its second straight region tourney title.
New Coach Takes Over
LOUISBURG -- John Meeks set the expectation bar at a high level during his two seasons as the Louisburg College men’s basketball coach -- and his persistence was rewarded this past spring with a trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Tournament.

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County Sports Schedule Week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6
High School Football
FRIDAY
Bunn at Louisburg    7:30 p.m.
Franklinton at North Johnston    7:30 p.m.

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LC wins at tourney
LC wins at tourney
LOUISBURG -- Carlos Reyes’ goal at the 25-minute mark of the first half propelled the Louisburg College Hurricanes to a 1-0 victory against Tri-County during Tuesday’s first-round, home matchup of the Region X Men’s Soccer Tournament at Ronald May Field on the LC campus.

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2010 ALL-NCC SPIKE HONOREES
2010 ALL-NCC SPIKE HONOREES
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed is the 2010 All-Northern Carolina Conference Volleyball Squad:

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Mudcats open Apr. 7
Mudcats open Apr. 7
ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats will open their 2011 season with a five-game homestand at Five County Stadium on April 7 versus the Mobile Bay Bears in a Class AA Southern League contest.
The Mudcats, the Double-A affiliate of the 2010 N.L. Central Division champion Cincinnati Reds, will again play 70 home games at Five County Stadium in 2011.

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Season closes for LC
Season closes for LC
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College’s women’s soccer season closed Tuesday in heartbreaking fashion as the Lady Hurricanes were edged 2-1 in overtime at the University of South Carolina-Sumter in the first round of the Region X Tournament.
LC, guided by second-year mentor Andy Stokes, wrapped things up with a 6-9-1 overall record.

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HOMECOMING HIGHLIGHTS
HOMECOMING HIGHLIGHTS
Bunn High School held its annual homecoming ceremony last Friday night as part of the Wildcats’ home football game against the Franklinton Red Rams. Highlights were as follows: (above) Melanie Davis is crowned as the BHS Homecoming Queen. Davis is escorted by Elijah Batkoski.

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HOMECOMING HIGHLIGHTS, 2
HOMECOMING HIGHLIGHTS, 2
Annie Wilbourne is all smiles after being honored as the BHS Homecoming Princess.

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VETERAN PRESENCE
VETERAN PRESENCE
After a strong 2009-10 campaign, Jeremy Atkinson from Wilson returns for his sophomore season for the Louisburg College men’s basketball team, which is coached by Mark Vanderslice.

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LIFESTYLES

Evening Star Chapter #593 celebrates anniversary
Evening Star Chapter #593 celebrates anniversary
The Evening Star Chapter #593 of Bunn celebrated its 55th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Golden Corral in Wake Forest.
Sister Audrey Hartsfield was the mistress of ceremonies. Sister Earnestine Smith read scripture followed with prayer by Sister Clementine Brodie.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Kerr-Vance Academy honor roll for first-quarter grading period
The following students were named to the Kerr-Vance Academy Honor Roll for the first-quarter grading period.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Medicare Part D annual election period runs Nov. 15 – Dec. 31
The Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plan program offers plan members the ability to make changes in their coverage each year during the annual election period. Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 31, Medicare recipients can make changes to their Medicare health or Part D coverage. It is during this period a beneficiary should review all 2011 plan options. SHIIP can provide unbiased information and comparisons of the 2011 Medicare Part D prescription coverage options.

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CREEPY CRAWLIE
CREEPY CRAWLIE
Tim and Jackson Gupton of Louisburg decorate for Halloween with this spider they made out of a bale of hay and black drainage pipe.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Bunn Shuts Out Warren County
Bunn Shuts Out Warren County
BUNN -- Bunn only snapped the ball from its own territory once in the opening period -- and that was on the first play of the game.
By the time the quarter was over, field position had told a telling story, as the Wildcats had already racked up 26 points.

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Louisburg Tops Northwest Halifax
AURELIAN SPRINGS -- Louisburg kept its Class 2-A State Playoff hopes alive on Friday with a clutch 20-18 road victory at Northern Carolina Conference foe Northwest Halifax.
The Warriors, coached by Chris Lee, moved into fifth place in the NCC with the conquest. Louisburg is 3-7 overall and 2-3 in league action heading into this coming Friday’s regular season finale at home against rival Bunn.

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