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Showing 50 articles from June 7, 2011.

FRONT PAGE

Man guilty of trying to set girlfriend on fire
Man guilty of trying to set girlfriend on fire
A Franklin County man was sentenced to more than eight years in jail, admitting he was an habitual felon after a jury found him guilty of trying to set his former girlfriend on  fire.
After a two-day trial, a superior court jury found Timothy Vester guilty of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault on a female and misdemeanor larceny.

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DOGGONE SHAMEFUL
TETHERED. Officers found this Schnauzer battling the heat and dehydration after they went onto the property of a woman suspected of animal cruelty on Carlyle Road in southern Franklin County.
DOGGONE SHAMEFUL
Animal control officers seized hundreds of animals on Monday, including some that were dead, from what they were calling a puppy mill in the Pilot area.
By Tuesday, officers were still removing animals, trying to find them healthy homes while also trying to determine whether the property owner, Rena Jean Long, would face charges of animal  cruelty.

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Commissioners cut meeting short, approve tourism funding
Commissioners cut meeting short, approve tourism funding
In what had to be the briefest county commission meeting ever, the board approved spending some money for tourism and helped extend a water line to a new business at its industrial site.
A family emergency prevented the board from taking immediate action regarding redistricting, though.

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Jobless benefits extended
A higher percentage of Franklin County workers are finding jobs, continuing a trend that started last year.
And better news for the jobless came this week when the governor decided to extend jobless benefits.
Overall, according to the state Employment Security Commission, 73 counties saw their unemployment rates decrease.

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Bunn agrees to pay off police loan
Bunn commissioners agreed to pay off a police loan in one lump sum rather than see their bank account get drained with a hefty interest payment.
The town last year accepted a $55,000 USDA loan to purchase a new police vehicle, as well as equipment, including a computer system.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Bunn resident Chuck Mann

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Duck Soup
Editorial Cartoon: Duck Soup

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County’s water dispute settlement offer to Franklinton ridiculous
Well, that certainly wasn’t helpful!
In fact, it resembled rubbing salt into an open wound and wondering why the recipient didn’t enjoy the experience!
In what has to be one of the most ham-handed approaches to ironing out a controversy in recent memory, Franklin County officials last week offered the town of Franklinton a chance to end the current controversy swirling around water.

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No links for Lancaster in five years
No links for Lancaster in five years
GOOD MORNING: Look for sunny and quite warm weather today (Wednesday) with highs in the mid 90’s, and partly cloudy weather for the rest of the week with daytime highs in the low to mid 90’s.   There’s the chance of a thunderstorm maybe on Saturday. Enjoy!

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High and mighty politicians face big fall
High and mighty politicians face big fall
So, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is finally taking credit for the crotch shot seen around the world.
News broke nearly two weeks ago when an apparent lewd Twitter picture surfaced — a photograph that was allegedly sent from the prominent New York politician to the digital account of a twenty-something woman in Seattle.

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Website Reader Participation Results April 1-7

Last Week’s Poll
As a sign of leadership, should the county commissioners give up their pay until the county’s budgetary problems ease up?


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Making better choices by not drinking and driving
Dear Editor:
One of the most important factors that determine the health of the region’s residents is the safety of our communities.

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Embracing the challenges of building the GreenTech Campus
Dear Editor:
The Warren County commissioners demonstrated leadership and commitment to the economic development and growth of Warren County by focusing on the county’s existing strengths: its people and natural resources.

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OBITUARIES

MATTIE L. TABRON
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mattie L. Tabron, 76, who died Thursday, June 2, 2011, were held Tuesday, June 7, at South Main Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Rosby officiating. Burial followed in the Allen Chapel Church cemetery.

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RUBY H. HUDSON
ZEBULON - Ruby Holland Hudson, 81, died Sunday, June 5, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 8) at Zebulon Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

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BERTHA R. SILVER
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Bertha Richardson Silver, 90, who died Sunday, June 5, 2011, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Pine Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Hedgepeth officiating. Burial will follow in the Silver family cemetery.

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HELEN P. EDWARDS
ZEBULON - Helen Poole Edwards, 88, died Saturday, June 4, 2011 at her home. A graveside service was held Monday, June 6, at Knightdale Baptist Church cemetery.

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LOUISE S. TIPPETT
ZEBULON - Louise Scarboro Tippett, 82, died Sunday, June 5, 2011 at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 7, at Wakefield Central Baptist Church, Zebulon. Burial was in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

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GEORGE M. DUKE
SPRING HOPE – George Madison Duke, 84, of the Justice Community, died Monday night, June 6, 2011. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Duke Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Jack Edge officiating.

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DONYA DAVIS
LOUISBURG —Donya Davis, 45, died Sunday, June 5, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Mae Rena Davis.

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JAMIE GALLAGHER
FRANKLINTON - Jamie Gallagher, 36, died Monday, May 30, 2011. Arrangements by Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.

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JOHN W. EISLER
December 15, 1945- May 31, 2011
John, a Vietnam veteran and Franklin County resident since 1984, passed away peacefully in his Youngsville home on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

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SPORTS

Davis Time For BHS
BUNN’S BEST IN 2010-11. (L to R) Seniors Melanie Davis and Andre Davis were honored last Tuesday as Bunn’s Athletes of the Year during the school’s annual Athletic Awards Ceremony at the BHS Auditorium.
Davis Time For BHS
BUNN -- Forget about keeping up with the Joneses -- it was the Davises who dominated the athletic proceedings this season at Bunn High School.
And at last week’s BHS Athletic Awards Ceremony, seniors Melanie Davis and Andre Davis collected a truckload of honors -- including the Female and Male Athlete of the Year, respectively.

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Bunn Stars Earn NCC Honors
Bunn Stars Earn NCC Honors
BUNN -- Two Bunn junior guards with a penchant for both dishing and scoring have secured the top basketball honors this past season in the Northern Carolina Conference.
BHS’s Chepirah Neal, who helped the Ladycats to a 24-1 overall record, has been selected as the Girls Player of the Year.

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McGuire the pick for Canes
McGuire the pick for Canes
A coaching search is rarely a first-choice endeavor, but Louisburg College got its man when  Mike McGuire was announced as LC’s new baseball skipper on Tuesday.
Over 200 applications flooded the desk of LC Athletic Director Mike Holloman, but McGuire’s resume’ stood out from the beginning.

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NCHSAA SOFTBALL SCORES
RALEIGH -- Listed are last weekend’s final results from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Softball Championships:

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COURT EXCELLENCE FOR BHS
COURT EXCELLENCE FOR BHS
(L to R) Bunn’s Chepirah Neal and Montrel Cooke dominated Northern Carolina Conference hardwood opponents during the 2010-11 basketball campaign.

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MIRACLE LEAGUE HOSTS YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC, Pics 1
MIRACLE LEAGUE HOSTS YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC, Pics 1
The Angels in the Outfield Baseball Clinic for special-needs children was held last Friday night at the Louisburg High School Softball Field and featured instruction from softball and baseball players and coaches from Franklin County’s high schools. The children enjoyed a fun evening at the ball park and even received T-shirts and hot dogs. Pictured (above), Laci Wade reacts after throwing a ball.

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MIRACLE LEAGUE HOSTS YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC, Pics 2
MIRACLE LEAGUE HOSTS YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC, Pics 2
Aidan Medlin, shown wearing a Carolina Mudcats’ hat, is enjoying his time on the diamond.

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MIRACLE LEAGUE HOSTS YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC, Pics 3
MIRACLE LEAGUE HOSTS YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC, Pics 3
Here’s a group photo featuring all of the event participants from last Friday evening’s clinic. (Photos submitted by Autumn Frazee)

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CUBS WIN
CUBS WIN
The Cubs won the Louisburg Parks and Recreation Coach-Pitch Baseball Tournament Championship last weekend at the Louisburg High School Softball Field. The team also claimed the regular season title with a 10-3 mark to go with a pair of tourney victories.

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SELECT CHAMPS AT SMITHFIELD SHOWCASE
SELECT CHAMPS AT SMITHFIELD SHOWCASE
The 11-12 Zebulon Select Team, featuring seven players from the Bunn Area, recently won firstplace in the Silver Division of the Triangle Select Showcase, which was held May 21-22 in Smithfield.

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Mudcats fall again on the road
Mudcats fall again on the road
CHATTANOOGA, TENN. -- Elian Herrera drove in four runs to lift the Chattanooga Lookouts past the Carolina Mudcats 10-4 at AT&T Field on Sunday afternoon in a Class AA Southern League baseball showdown.
Herrera went 2-3 with a two-run double in the sixth inning to extend the Lookouts’ lead to 10-3 in the sixth. 

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NCHSAA BASEBALL SCORES
RALEIGH -- Here are the final results from the 95th Annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s State Baseball Championships:

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Baseball camp slated for Bunn Elementary
BUNN -- Geoufrey Anderson and Leonard Allen will host a Baseball Camp from June 20-23 at the Bunn Elementary School Fields.
Boys in grades 1-6 are welcome to participate. Cost is $60 per person, and times will be from 9 a.m.-noon each day.

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BUNN TAKES TOURNAMENT CROWN
BUNN TAKES TOURNAMENT CROWN
The Bunn All-Star Coach-Pitch Team won its division at the 8-Under Top Gun Super NIT Tournament, which was held last weekend in Rocky Mount. Each player won a ring and a paid berth to the summer and winter world tournaments, which will also be held in Rocky Mount.

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LIFESTYLES

VGCC Community Band performs at historic outdoor movie theater
VGCC Community Band performs at historic outdoor movie theater
The Vance-Granville Community Band performed its first-ever Memorial Day weekend concert on May 28 at the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre in Henderson. The ensemble played on the “Moon-Glo Stage” in front of the movie screen before the evening’s double feature.

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ENGAGEMENT
ENGAGEMENT
Larry and Stephanie Trotter of Youngsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Corrie Elizabeth Trotter of Asheville to William Joseph Enright of Asheville. The groom-elect is the son of Bill Enright of Charlotte and Kimberly Prince of Columbia, S.C.

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Cherry Hill presents summer music festival and camp
The sounds of children’s voices and music will again echo through Warren County’s historic Cherry Hill this summer.
A Summer Music Festival and Camp is again being presented by the Cherry Hill Concert Series at the beautifully preserved 19th century plantation home in Inez.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Louisburg Elementary announces its third nine weeks honor roll
William Harris, principal of Louisburg Elementary School, announces the Honor Roll for the third 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.

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Early College High School releases fourth six weeks honor roll
Jim Harris, principal of Franklin County Early College High School, announces the Honor Roll for the fourth six 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.

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SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
The Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association is pleased to announce the recipient of their 2011/2012 scholarship as Colby Gupton of Louisburg. Colby will be a sophomore at NCSU this fall, where he is studying agriculture. He is the son of Reese and Cindy Gupton of Louisburg. The association awards scholarships annually to deserving, college-bound Franklin County students.

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Mangum graduates
Mangum graduates
Sequoia Jeanaé Man-gum graduated from East Carolina University on May 7. She received a  B.S. degree in Family and Community Services with a minor in psychology. She is a 2006 graduate of Louisburg High School. She is the daughter of Ozell and Cathy Mangum.

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Lamberth gets degree from LC
Lamberth gets degree from LC
Teressa Ann Lamberth of Louisburg graduated from Louisburg College on Saturday, May 7, with an Associate in Arts degree.

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GRADUATING WITH LEAPS AND BOUNDS
GRADUATING WITH LEAPS AND BOUNDS
Leaps and Bounds Early Learning Center’s Pre-K graduation class of 2011 is shown above. Back Row (from left):  Jenesis Solis, Jonathan Hardi, Amazyen Williams and Ms. Chris; front row: Kellie Johnson, Christian Creech, J’miyah Alston, and Dante Mills.

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McMullins graduates from NC A&T
McMullins graduates from NC A&T
Racquel Simoné McMullins graduated from North Carolina A&T State University on May 7. Racquel graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Media Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts and Design. She also received the Global Studies Certificate.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Deputies investigate Corvette theft
Louisburg police arrested two men they say were responsible for a home break-in.
And more arrests could be coming.
Louisburg Police Det. G.C. Stephens arrested Robert T. Hicks, 20, and Stashawn O. Smith, 17, the evening of June 3, alleging they had broken into a Dickens Avenue home earlier in the day.

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CENTER OF ATTENTION
CENTER OF ATTENTION
Rena Jean Long, center, speaks with Kimberley Alboum, left, state director of The Humane Society of the United States, and a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy. Long has not been charged with a crime, but the investigation is ongoing.

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Small Farms Field Day
The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina A&T State University is hosting the 10th annual Small Farms Field Day at the University Farm on Thursday, June 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
An extensive array of research in progress will be open to the public, as well as extension agents and other professionals involved with small-scale agriculture.

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Controlling Darkwinged fungus gnats
Darkwinged fungus gnats are native insects that normally go unnoticed because they inhabit decaying organic matter outdoors and are generally not abundant in the overall landscape.
This year, however they are emerging in large numbers perhaps in search of a new food source. The maggots are noticeable because they congregate around the house or on plants in the yard.

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