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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOUISBURG —Donya Davis, 45, died Sunday, June 5, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Mae Rena Davis.
FRANKLINTON - Jamie Gallagher, 36, died Monday, May 30, 2011. Arrangements by Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.
John, a Vietnam veteran and Franklin County resident since 1984, passed away peacefully in his Youngsville home on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RALEIGH -- Listed are last weekend’s final results from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Softball Championships:
(L to R) Bunn’s Chepirah Neal and Montrel Cooke dominated Northern Carolina Conference hardwood opponents during the 2010-11 basketball campaign.
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.
Aidan Medlin, shown wearing a Carolina Mudcats’ hat, is enjoying his time on the diamond.
Here’s a group photo featuring all of the event participants from last Friday evening’s clinic. (Photos submitted by Autumn Frazee)
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.
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.
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.
RALEIGH -- Here are the final results from the 95th Annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s State Baseball Championships:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teressa Ann Lamberth of Louisburg graduated from Louisburg College on Saturday, May 7, with an Associate in Arts degree.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.