A Louisburg man, whom prosecutors said had a history of drunken driving, was sentenced to more than three decades in jail for a fatal hit and run.
A Wake County Superior Court jury found Cory Lamar Henderson guilty of second-degree murder this past Monday, convicting him of killing Raleigh resident Eddie Ogburn.
Charges are not expected to be filed in a fatal accident.
According to Trooper B.D. Vick, a Franklin County woman was driving south on Mays Crossroads Road at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday when Dominic Moises Alvarenga of Mays Crossroads Road got into the roadway.
The driver, whom troopers did not identify, was not able to stop in time.
When Joyce Green-McLeod of Louisburg volunteered to help with the Community Thanksgiving Dinner put on annually by A Blessing Inc., she spared no effort. In fact, she greeted guests at the cafeteria door at Louisburg College with a hearty “Happy Thanksgiving” while wearing Pilgrim-century inspired dress.
FRANKLINTON — Police are investigating a shooting and stabbing that occurred over the holiday.
Police were called out to 316 Hillsborough Street at about 5 a.m. when a fracas broke out on Thanksgiving day.
According to Det. Reginald Norflett, one of the residents, James Bullock, had gotten into an argument with Rodrick Taborn over a card game.
A Franklinton woman filed a malpractice lawsuit this month, alleging a Louisburg doctor was responsible for her husband’s death, attributed to toxic levels of methadone, attorneys allege.
Tommie Puryear Watson, administrator of Christopher Watson’s estate, alleged in court papers filed on Nov. 4 that Dr. David James King was negligent in Watson’s treatment.
Chief biscuit maker Ron Bullock, far right, informs, from left, Jerry Carlyle, Howard Jones and Rick Robinson the buffet line at the Pilot Lions Club Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast is out of eggs and they need to work faster. Proceeds from the breakfast go to help pay for the Pilot Lions Club Community Center and the new Lions Club Park.
Investigators arrested a Louisburg man they allege was responsible for a utility scam.
Officers took Dustin Lamont Bettis Jr., 22, into custody on Tuesday, charging him with 18 counts of obtaining property by false pretense, 14 counts of identity theft and two counts of impersonating an officer.
The impersonating an officer was a Wake County charge.
CHECKOUT. Radio Shack store manager Hunter Cook, left, watches as Ashley Grimes and Margaret Brown help a customer purchase a holiday item on Friday morning.
This time of year, most people have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads.
Louisburg resident Pam Moore, though, saw sale signs instead, operating on no sleep Friday morning to take advantage of Black Friday sales.
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners are scheduled to take part in ethics training on Monday.
The board has scheduled a special meeting at 7 p.m. to take part in a webinar session.
In 2009, the General Assembly enacted legislation requiring that local governing boards to adopt a code of ethics and that board members receive ethics training.
Louisburg sports fan Winston Lee
Certainly sad — but sadly true.
North Carolina now has an ex-governor who is a convicted felon.
That may not come as much of a surprise to anyone but rabid Mike Easley supporters after the revelations of the last several months, but it is another stain on this state’s reputation created by a politician cutting corners for his own benefit..
We’re a little blue here on the boulevard in old Louisburg.
As a result, from this point forward, we will be known as Smurf Central.
And, we suppose, from now on Asher will be known as Papa Smurf.
Or, maybe Grandpapa Smurf.
GOOD MORNING: Well, it’s all over except for the moaning ‘n groaning from having eaten so much. But it sure was good and I hope your Thanksgiving was as good as mine in every way.
The best tally I’ve been able to come up with is approximately 26 — the number at our annual family Thanksgiving get-to-gather — held this year at daughter Julie and Rodney White’s on the Bethlehem Church Road in the southern tip of Franklin County
RALEIGH – It was a compelling and unprecedented moment in North Carolina politics.
Mike Easley – a two-term governor, two-term attorney general, and former district attorney – stood before a Wake County judge and entered a plea of guilty. He answered the judge’s questions clearly, but his voice shook as he uttered the words that made him a felon.
Seems to me the mayor of Louisburg is like the old saying, the pot is calling the kettle black, referring to his letter in this past Saturday’s Franklin Times, which no one believes he wrote, asking Asher for a retraction of a statement he made in his column.
In the Nov. 24 edition of The Franklin Times, Carey Johnson titled his column Safety is worth a few inconveniences. The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution states; “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated...”
ZEBULON - Mary Frances Pearce Woodlief Wilson, 85, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Funeral service was Friday, Nov. 26, at Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell. Interment followed in Pearce Baptist Church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Dominic Moises Alvarenga, 1, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lancaster Memorial Park, with Pastor Pablo Hernandez officiating.
KNIGHTDALE - Cindy Marie Wilkes, 69, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today (Saturday, Nov. 27) at Beulah Christian Baptist Church.
RALEIGH - James Edward Hicks, 57, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 23, 2010 at his residence. A memorial service honoring his life was held Friday, Nov. 26, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home.
LOUISBURG - Ernestine W. Clifton, 46, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church, Louisburg. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE —Thomas Daly, 65, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Arrangements by Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.
YOUNGSVILLE —Charles Edward “Charlie” Mewkill Jr., 84, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at Rex Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, Nov. 27) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Wake Forest Cemetery.
SPRING HOPE - Betty June Pridgen Bunn, 74, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Reuben Vann Bunn. She was born June 20, 1936 in Nash County, NC, the daughter of late Morning Alice Baines and William Ernest Pridgen. Betty graduated from Spring Hope High School. She formerly worked for K&R Sportswear, Spring Hope, preceded by a dental assistant for Dr. Inscoe; most importantly, she was a loving mother and wife.
WRAPPING THIS ONE UP. Louisburg High School’s Zack Fontana (right) prepares to pin a Greenville Rose opponent during Tuesday’s action at the Northern Nash Wrestling Duals, which were held at the NNHS Gymnasium in Red Oak.
RED OAK -- Don’t accuse Jason Crawford of easing his way into the 2010-11 schedule for his Louisburg High School wrestling team.
Crawford began his second year as LHS’ head coach Tuesday as the Warriors traveled to Nash County to take part in the annual Northern Nash Duals at the NNHS Gymnasium in Red Oak.
LOUISBURG -- After a slow start to the season, the Louisburg Lady Hurricanes are now on a torrid pace -- with Ariel Phelps once again playing a key role.
Phelps, who has been bothered early in the campaign by a back ailment, was nearly unstoppable Monday night for the Lady Hurricanes during their Region X home matchup against long-time foe Lenoir Community College out of Kinston.
PINFALL FOR THE SPARTANS. A Kerr Vance Academy wrestler, top, gets the upper hand on a Bunn combatant during Monday night’s non-conference prep wrestling match, which was held at the Bunn Dome.
BUNN -- Bunn’s Wildcats sent out a shorthanded lineup for its regular season wrestling opener Monday against Kerr-Vance Academy.
Due to the lengthy football season, the Wildcats were without several expected performers, and the result was a 60-18 team decision in favor of the Spartans at the Bunn Dome.
The expected became official Tuesday as Louisburg College was approved for membership in the Northeast Football Conference.
Louisburg served a probationary season in 2010, with the understanding that the school’s possible full-time selection into the league would be voted upon during a meeting on Tuesday in New York.
HENDERSON -- The first four games of the 2010-2011 Vance-Granville Community College men’s basketball season are in the books, but Vanguards head coach Avery Wilson from Louisburg said that the 1-3 win-loss record does not tell the whole story.
Three of the four games, including two heartbreakingly close losses, were decided by a combined total of nine points.
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CLASS 2-AA STATE PLAYOFFS
DURHAM -- Despite being without injured standout Kevin Williams, the Franklinton Red Rams were able to open their 2010-11 boys basketball season Monday with a road victory against Durham School of the Arts.
Jamal Johnson poured in 15 points and Shaquille Strickland offered 11 markers as the Red Rams rallied in the fourth quarter to pick up a 54-49 decision against the Bulldogs at the historic DSA Gymnasium.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Louisburg’s Callie Marks and Franklinton’s Madison Poupard have earned Singles mention on the All-Northern Carolina Conference’s Girls Tennis Team for the 2010 campaign.
Honorable mention awards went to Louisburg’s H-Wang Eban, Teri Clemente and Ambria Alexander and Bunn’s Marisa Bellamy.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- High-scoring forward Rudy Draper once again rose to the top this season in Northern Carolina Conference boys soccer action.
Draper, a senior at Roanoke Rapids, has repeated as the NCC Most Valuable Player after leading the Yellow Jackets to another league championship.
The Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department recently hosted a Blast Off Sports Program. The six-week event, which was hosted at Royal Elementary School, helped youngsters learn the basics of kicking, throwing, catching, batting and golf.
Andy Barrett of Bunn recently tagged these two young bucks during his first hunt of the season.
The Franklin County Department of Social Services is seeking sponsors for Christmas who will purchase items for families, children and the elderly. Names may also be chosen from the Angel Tree at Walmart. The Angel Tree holds the wish list of 70 children in the custody of the Department of Social Services.
Debbie Ayscue, principal of Edward Best Elementary School, announces the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period. To be named to the A Honor Roll, a student must make no grade lower than 93. To be named to the A/B Honor Roll, a student must make no grade lower than an 85.
Serving a community dinner to lots of people also creates lots of dirty dishes — but these three volunteers pitched in to help, left to right, Norberto Modesto, Samuel Wilkins and Diqua Holder make short work of the dishes.
Daniel Ray Terrell, left, who is in charge of the dining room at Louisburg College, and volunteer Thomas Wade dish up the goodies — and they, and other volunteers did a lot of dishing up, as evidenced by the full dining room.
Franklin and Nash county sheriff’s deputies combined to arrest a Rocky Mount man charged with stealing copper wire from utility poles.
Allan Michael Mathis, 21, was charged with felony larceny, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools.
Dennis Fone and Robert Turner take part in cooking five hundred and fifty pounds of sausage for the Pilot Lions Club Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast.
It’s the gift of more time for farmers interested in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the deadline for producers interested in CSP to Jan. 7.
JB Martin Jr., NRCS State Conservationist for North Carolina, encourages interested farmers to apply early to be considered during the funding cycle.
ELIZABETH CITY -- Through two postseason games, the Bunn Wildcats had done an effective job of exploiting the weaknesses of their opposition.
BHS had used its overall team speed advantage to outlast North Pitt in the first round before turning in its best defensive effort of the season one week later during a conquest of the Kinston Vikings.