Franklinton officials were scheduled Tuesday to ponder a proposal to squash a months-long water debate.
At the same time, a sewer dispute is bubbling to the surface.
During the Tuesday meeting, which took place after press time, Franklinton staff were expecting to review a county proposal that officials hoped could resolve a water impasse that has been in place since late September.
AFTERMATH. Louisburg firefighters doused a conflagration at this East River Road home on Sunday morning. While flames did damage, the structure sustained heat, smoke and water damage, as well, ruining the home.
An early morning fire sent a Louisburg family scrambling into the cold darkness on Sunday.
By the beginning of the week, Jared and Gerri Taylor said they were fortunate to be seeing brighter days in the future.
That’s the feeling they hold dear and its the message they’re sharing with their four children, who escaped the fire unscathed.
“... The main thing is, just think if one of us didn’t make it,” Jared said. “We all got out with not even a scrape.
FRANKLINTON — Police are looking for a suspect who has preyed on unsuspecting people.
Three more people reported that someone broke into their vehicles this past weekend, bringing the total number of victims to 10.
The only link is that their vehicles were unlocked.
A few minutes after learning that its current construction projects are in the final stages, the Franklin County Board of Education confronted a projection of its needs through the 2015-16 school year.
That estimate totaled about $17,532,504 and, while significant, it paled in comparison to facility need projections of recent years.
Three public forums that will focus on the potential impact of state budget cuts to the Franklin County school system have been planned over the next few weeks to give officials a chance to update the public on the situation.
The forums include:
Franklinton officials have scheduled a work session for Thursday, giving them a chance to gauge progress and chart the future.
The day-long retreat begins at 9 a.m. in the new Town Hall Annex.
“The first part of the retreat will focus on year-end reports,” said Mayor Elic Senter.
Franklinton Commissioners, from left to right, Joe Cutchins and John Allers, listen in as residents, town staff and volunteers determine how they will continue to host town programs, activities and events through a singular entity — OneFranklinton.
FRANKLINTON — Volunteers responsible for the balance of the town’s festivals, events and activities held their first meeting under one umbrella — OneFranklinton.
The meeting provided contraction and expansion at the same time.
Louisburg resident Dora Perry
If you care about public education in Franklin County, please mark your calendar for at least one of these three dates:
Each is a public forum on public education in our county:
• Bunn High School, Monday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m.
• Franklinton High School, Monday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
• Louisburg High School, Monday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.
GOOD MORNING: Didja see that editorial cartoon in the N&O Sunday calling attention to the fact that “50 percent of all Americans under 65 have pre-existing medical conditions that may prevent them from getting insurance while 100 percent of the 249 congressmen voting to repeal health care have their health care plan paid for by those same Americans?”
Last Week’s Poll
Will Hillary run as VP?
Will Hillary Clinton be President Obama’s running mate in 2012 election?
I don’t know how long most State of the Union Addresses last, but the one on Tuesday night should have been real short.
How about this for brevity:
President Barack Obama, at 9 p.m.: “Thank you for coming out tonight. As for the state of this Union ... we’re screwed.
Anybody know how to fix it? I can be reached at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
That is all.”
RALEIGH – Everyone knows that North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is in big trouble. The governor and her staff certainly know it. It isn’t just the fact that Perdue’s polling numbers have been upside down since 2009. It’s the reality that Raleigh is a very different place than it was just three months ago.
To Whom It May Concern:
If you are a descendant of Cornelia (Sills) and Zach Ellis or John and Meter Sills, formerly of Louisburg, please contact Larry D. Williams at (919) 494-2413.
FRANKLINTON. Funeral services for Denise “Necie” Hall-Wray, 51, who died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 26) at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gregory Hall officiating.
ZEBULON - Estelle Richards Jones, 96, of the Pilot Community, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Union Chapel Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
ZEBULON - Benny L. Perry, 86, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 23, at Zebulon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jack Glasgow Jr. presiding. Burial followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
RALEIGH - James Ewell Wilder, 79, died Friday morning, Jan. 21, 2011 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Funeral service was Monday, Jan. 24, at Montlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Montlawn Memorial Park.
LOUISBURG - Alice Bell Brodie, 87, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Gethsemane Baptist Church, Bunn. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
GREENSBORO - Joe Cannon Moore, 86, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. A memorial service will be held at Franklinton Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m., with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE - Sue Raybon Phillips, 91, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1581 Bethlehem Church Road, Youngsville. Entombment will follow in the church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Wake services for Samuel Black, 72, who died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with Bishop Johnny Alston officiating.
WAKE FOREST - Dorothy Fitch Varney, 73, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at Wake Med. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center at a later date.
LOUISBURG —Mary Jane Phillips, age 49, of Louisburg, N.C. passed away on Saturday, Jan. 22nd, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Franklinton’s Charity Snelling (center) tries to grab a loose ball between Bunn’s (l to r) Whitney Bunn and Marisa Bellamy.
BUNN -- Given Lester Wilder’s penchant for being able to make effective adjustments, it was anticipated that his Franklinton Lady Rams would provide a much better showing for their Northern Carolina Conference girls basketball showdown against Bunn -- at least compared to the teams’ earlier meeting in Franklinton in December.
LOOKING FOR A LANE. Franklinton’s Bo Bagwell tries to find a teammate for a pass attempt during Monday’s Northern Carolina Conference boys basketball showdown on the road against the Bunn Wildcats.
BUNN -- Simply consult the final score of Franklinton’s road game Monday against backyard rival Bunn for reinforcement that the Red Rams are indeed a much-improved team from their earlier meeting against the Wildcats.
That matchup came in the final game before Christmas, and visiting Bunn was hot from the outset and was never threatened during the victory against the Red Rams.
BUNN -- Bunn High School will begin its 2011 track and field schedule with a road meet on March 10 against Rosewood High School, which is located in Wayne County.
BHS will also host the annual Franklin County Track and Field Meet on April 1 beginning at 9 a.m.
KINSTON -- Louisburg College’s reputation as being a second-half team continued last Saturday with a pullaway victory over Region X rival Lenoir Community College.
For LC’s opponents, it’s a scary proposition to wonder how good the Hurricanes can be if they are ultimately able to deliver 40 solid minutes of action.
STRONG SEASON. Zack Fontana (right) has been wrestling well during the 2010-11 campaign for the Louisburg High School Warriors.
THOMASVILLE -- A challenging field -- and a long day -- awaited the Louisburg High School wrestling squad during an appearance last Saturday at the annual Thomasville Duals in Davidson County.
The Warriors took on four opponents and posted a 2-2 overall record before opting to return home before the close of the event.
RALEIGH -- The following is a public schedule of events for the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend, January 28-30 in Raleigh.
All times are local (ET) and subject to change.
FERRUM , VA. -- North Carolina Wesleyan College’s basketball squads completed a busy hoops week on Sunday as both teams dropped tough decisions at Ferrum College.
On the men’s side, it was the 23-ranked Panthers who overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to down the Bishops by a 90-84 score, snapping a seven-game winning NCWC streak in the process and forcing a three-way tie atop the league standings (NCWC-Ferrum-CNU).
Talented performers (l to r) Mecca Hicks from Franklinton and Whitney Bunn from Bunn go up against each other during Monday’night’s Northern Carolina Conference girls hoops event at the Bunn Dome. The host Ladycats were winners over FHS.
Franklinton’s Kevin Williams was in the clear but was unable to convert this dunk attempt during the Red Rams’ road contest Monday night against Bunn.
In the coming weeks, Girl Scouts will be ringing doorbells across central and eastern North Carolina, but when you answer your door, remember that it’s more than a box of cookies — it’s a lasting investment in our communities.
Girl Scout cookies offer the great familiar taste—from the Girl Scout Thin Mint to the Caramel de-Lite—but they also allow you to help provide funds for the premier leadership program for girls.
ENGAGEMENT. Tony and Valerie Mitchell of Louisburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Mitchell, to Matthew Strawbridge of Louisburg, the son of Ray and Marsha Strawbridge of Bunn. The wedding is planned for Aug. 6, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church, Louisburg.
All students who attend Louisburg Elementary School who receive free and/or reduced lunch are eligible to attend free after-school tutoring.
The tutoring sessions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3 until 4:30 p.m. beginning March 1. Students who participate will receive a free snack and bus transportation home, if needed.
The first concert of 2011 at Warren County’s Cherry Hill will feature the Duke Pegram Trio. The concert is to begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13.
The trio includes Hsiao-Mei Ku, violin; Leonid Zilper, cello, and Benjamin Ward, piano. They plan to perform works from Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Arensky.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are looking for suspects who stole firearms from a home.
Herbert Leonard reported on Jan. 22 that someone broke into his 3036 N.C. 58 home in Centerville and stole guns from his bedroom closet.
Customer service is the foundation upon which two Franklin County natives are building one of the county’s newest retail businesses, Family Pharmacy of Louisburg.
“We want customers to feel welcome, said pharmacist Jarrett Southall who, along with partner Patricia Person, has opened the new business at 339 S. Bickett Boulevard in the Food Lion Shopping Center.