Louisburg police continue to look for suspects accused of robbing a local nursing home resident.
Staff at Louisburg Manor reported on Friday that two women took jewelry from Doris Evans, 90, a resident at the facility on Smoketree Way.
Franklin County avoided severe issues early this week as some freezing rain and sleet fell — making for tough driving, but caused no serious problems.
The prospect of bad weather, though, closed schools early Monday and the wintry mix did close school doors on Tuesday.
It also shut down the doors to government and postponed a handful of meetings slated for early in the week.
A Franklin County grand jury indicted a former Bunn Police officer on four counts of indecent liberties with a minor.
Bunn Police Chief Kent Winstead fired James Perry in November after the guardian of a teenage girl brought forward allegations that Perry took liberties with the girl.
A trailblazer in business, a leader in education, and a pillar in the community died on Tuesday.
Warren Massenburg was 83.
In the early 1990s, Massenburg decided to convert his 200-acre farm into something useful when he was done farming.
Monday served as sort of a practice run, as Rep. Glen Bradley took the oath of office on the Franklin County Courthouse steps on Monday.
He’ll take the oath again on the day the General Assembly session begins on Jan. 26 in Raleigh.
On Monday, though, Bradley stood like Rocky Balboa atop the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse.
BUNN — Commissioners selected a lifelong resident and town businessmam to fill a vacant seat on the board.
By unanimous decision, the board chose Don Mitchell to fill the unexpired term of Carolyn Files.
She passed away late last year with one year left on her term.
The decision came in the very building that Mitchell agreed to sell the town last year.
Bad weather shut down the political process.
Or at least postponed it.
The executive committee of the Franklin County Democratic Party postponed a meeting this past Tuesday night that it had scheduled to select a replacement for Linda Stone, who is retiring as the county’s register of deeds.
The Franklin County Historical Society is moving along with plans to sponsor the International Whistlers Convention this spring, including a revamp of the website.
The group used $1,575 in occupancy tax funds to help pay for upgrades to its website in anticipation of what has become a biannual event here in Louisburg.
Louisburg resident Janetta Allen
From high above the earth, hours after a crazy gunman opened fire in a shopping center parking lot, came these words:
As I look out the window, I see a very beautiful planet that seems very inviting and peaceful. Unfortunately, it is not.
We’re better than this. We must do better.
GOOD MORNING: However, that greeting depended largely on what, exactly, Mother Nature had in store for us weather-wise as I began this column for the midweek edition of The Times Monday morning.
It was, as most readers here in Franklin County were well aware, cloudy, uncomfortably cold and expected to get much worse, as the day wore on, with the possibility of (perish the thought) snow, sleet and/or freezing rain in the late afternoon, evening and overnight hours.
When I was coming up, a popular threat went something like this: even the president can get touched.
It meant that no matter what the consequences might be, if someone wanted to do you harm, they could.
That point was driven home both nationally and locally this past week.
Last Week’s Poll
Now the dust has settled from the 2010 election, are you glad to see Renee Ellmers headed to Congress and Glen Bradley to the State House?
This week’s Economic Forecast Forum, sponsored by The North Carolina Bankers Association and the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, presented a sobering picture. Even as some tried to project optimism, Erskine Bowles, co-chair of President Obama’s Deficit Reduction Commission and newly retired UNC President, brought the crowd of more than 1,000 to the somber realization that the day of reckoning has arrived.
I would like to thank The Franklin Times for the article “Bronze Stars” and congratulate those chosen to represent our county for the World War II Memorial in Fayetteville.
YOUNGSVILLE - Irene Snow Sharpe, 76, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 9, in the Pine Forest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, with the Rev. John Wright. Burial followed in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
APEX - Vance Wallace Johnson, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Wake Med Cary. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 12) at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St., Apex. Burial will follow in the Apex Cemetery.
CARY - Geoffrey McGaughey, 58, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
KNIGHTDALE - Tony McDonald Wright, 48, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 9, at Bunn High School, Bunn. Burial was in the Gethsemane Baptist Church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - William Solomon Egerton, 62, died Wednesday Jan. 5, 2011 at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 9, at New Life Outreach Ministry, Franklinton, with Elder Donothan Muldrow officiating. Interment was in the Manasseh Chapel Baptist Church cemetery, Franklinton.
RALEIGH — Estelle Strickland Pearce, 98, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 at Springmoor Health Center in Raleigh. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Wake Forest Cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Warren E. Massenburg, 83, departed this life Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 15, at 12 noon from Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
BRINGING IT IN. Bunn’s Alkia Johnson grabs a rebound while being defended by Louisburg’s Diseray Reynolds during last Friday’s girls basketball game.
LOUISBURG -- Coming into the season, Bunn was considered to be the team to beat in the Northern Carolina Conference girls basketball standings.
Nothing has happened yet to refute that assessment as the Ladycats have roared through the early portion of their NCC ledger with an undefeated mark.
WHERE DID IT GO? A ball caroms beyond Louisburg’s Natwan Young (front) during the Hurricanes’ road game last Saturday afternoon against Region X rival Vance-Granville CC in Henderson.
HENDERSON -- Vance-Granville Community College head coach Avery Wilson has consistently stated that his team doesn’t share a men’s basketball rivalry with Louisburg College -- until the Vanguards eventually score a victory against the tradition-rich Hurricanes.
WARRENTON -- Franklinton overcame an early deficit and went on to defeat host Warren County by a 63-58 margin in a Northern Carolina Conference boys basketball event last Friday night at the WCHS Gymnasium.
Franklinton, which has been red-hot lately -- including a championship at the South Granville Tournament -- improved to 9-4 overall and 2-1 in the NCC.
LOUISBURG -- Bunn has made an instant impact in each of its last three boys basketball games -- including last Friday’s rivalry showdown at Louisburg.
In each of those events, BHS has opened with a 3-pointer -- and never trailed the rest of the way.
LOUISBURG -- Getting off to a good start to the second half of the season is imperative for any junior college women’s basketball team.
Louisburg College’s situation is no different, as the Lady Hurricanes are looking to gain some steam over the next six weeks to get ready for the Region X Tournament.
GREENVILLE -- East Carolina University baseball fans will get their first chance to meet the 2011 Pirates up close and personal on Saturday, Feb. 5, as ECU hosts its 11th Annual “Meet the Pirates” luncheon.
Scheduled to start at approximately 11 a.m. at the Murphy Center’s Harvey Banquet Hall, “Meet the Pirates” offers fans a chance to get autographs and photos of the ECU baseball team and sixth-year head coach Billy Godwin, as well as enjoy a catered lunch with the Pirate coaches and players.
WINCHESTER, VA. - North Carolina Wesleyan College’s men’s and women’s basketball split last Saturday’s USA South doubleheader at Shenandoah University in Shingleton Gymnasium.
The men were 83-64 victors behind junior Domarius Thomas double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds, while the women suffered their third straight loss, 85-72, despite 21 points and 13 boards by sophomore Samantha Urquhart.
Bunn High School veteran Ashley Denton (with ball) grabs a rebound for the Ladycats during their road basketball conquest last Friday against the Louisburg Lady Warriors.
Louisburg College’s Jeremy Atkinson (with ball) heads to the basket while being defended by Vance-Granville’s Ryan Branch during last Saturday afternoon’s Region X men’s basketball contest, which was held at Aycock Rec Center in Henderson.
Bunn’s Quinton Cannady (center) loses his footing while being defended by Louisburg’s (l to r) Aaron Perry and Marcus Davis.
Roger and Betty Williams of Louisburg celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Dec. 18, 2010.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are looking for suspects who a Rocky Ford woman said has caused her months of aggravation.
Over three nights, Angela Mozingo reported that someone broke into a vehicle, twice, and broke out windows to her property.
According to one report by Dep. J. Maloney, Mozingo said the incidents have been going on for the past two months.
On Jan. 8, $2,025 was raised towards the late Senator James Speed Endowment with the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc. at North Carolina State University.
A two-year old Angus/Simmental heifer was sold by E.B. Harris Auctioneers at public auction.