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Showing 33 articles from January 24, 2012.

FRONT PAGE

BREAKING NEWS! Franklinton High teacher found not guilty!
A.J. Piper
BREAKING NEWS! Franklinton High teacher found not guilty!

A former Franklinton High School teacher accused of assaulting a student was found not guilty.


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Man sentenced for helping murderer flee
Man sentenced for helping murderer flee
A Franklinton man accused of helping a murderer avoid jail was sentenced to prison for his role in the incident.
Stephen Hawkins’ plea deal concludes four cases surrounding the Sept. 20, 2010 murder of Jesse Montague Jr.
Hawkins, 26, pled guilty to accessory after the fact of second-degree murder after police allege he helped Rashawn Arrington flee to Virginia.

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Attorney says client could have been sleepwalking when he shot his girlfriend
Attorney says client could have been sleepwalking when he shot his girlfriend
A Lake Royale man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the head may be laying the groundwork for a sleepwalking defense.
Lake Royale police arrested Gary E. Robinson Jr. on Nov. 3, alleging that he shot Jessica Ashworth with a small-caliber gun.

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Looking for a new polling site
THE WHITE HOUSE. Board of Elections members Larry Tetterton, left, and Walter Yarborough look at the Seven Paths Community Center during a trip to determine what polling place the county will use for the Cypress Creek community.
Looking for a new polling site
Board of Elections officials and staff met with county management this week to figure out where Cypress Creek residents will cast their ballots this spring and fall.
The action became necessary after elections officials and staff were notified that a Seven Paths community group would no longer be maintaining the Community Center — the Sykes Road building that has been the Cypress Creek polling place for years.

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Man charged with trying to set girlfriend on fire expected to accept plea
Man charged with trying to set girlfriend on fire expected to accept plea
The case against a Youngsville man accused of trying to set his girlfriend on fire will most likely be resolved during the next court session.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested Gary Normand on March 5, shortly after they allege he assaulted and tried to kill his girlfriend, Chloe Reynolds.

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Case against accused puppy mill owner delayed
NOT WELCOME. This gate was set up to keep trespassers off a property on Carlyle Road, the location of an investigation into allegations of animal cruelty last June.
Case against accused puppy mill owner delayed
The case against a woman accused of running a puppy mill hit a snag this week.
Rena Long was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals after local and regional animal control advocates descended on her Carlyle Road property in June after receiving a complaint of animal cruelty.
With the aid of agents from the Humane Society of the United States, animal control staff seized hundreds of dogs, ducks, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and other animals for their welfare.

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Correction
We can count -- but sometimes in the printing process, pages can get scrambled.
That’s exactly what happened in our Saturday edition when our “Year in Review” pages ended up in the wrong places.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Jordan Allen Watson, 4 days old

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Voter's Blights
Editorial Cartoon: Voter's Blights

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Four dedicated individuals who are making lives better
On the world’s stage, it’s often said that we Americans are spoiled, self centered, greedy and selfish.
But come to small town America and you’ll quickly realize that stereotype is as wrong as wrong can be.
Never has that been more obvious than last Thursday night when the Chamber of Commerce named its citizen of the year and honored three other individuals for their special service to their community.

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Champion deserving of Citizen of the Year
Champion deserving of Citizen of the Year
GOOD MORNING: I don’t know if it was the weather or what, but something sparked a notable increase in online responses by Times readers over the weekend.
For example: Here’s one by thecollective on 1/21/12 In reference to plans for a geriatric psychiatry unit at Franklin Regional Medical Center here in Louisburg, and I quote; “Thank God, now we will have a place to send our county commissioners for evaluation and treatment.”

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Orange jumpsuit is bad fashion statement
Orange jumpsuit is bad fashion statement
Talk about your opposite ends of the spectrum.
This past Thursday, I was at a function that celebrated the best things that Franklin County has to offer as the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet, recognizing community volunteers and leaders who have done much to make this place better.

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Website Reader Participation Results Jan. 18-24
Will the access road being built from US 401 to the Triangle North Franklin hub site, make a significant impact on the growth of the industrial park?

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Applauding FRMC’s expansion plans
Dear Editor:
I’m very glad that Franklin Regional Medical Center is planning to open a geriatric psychiatry unit.  This is a service that is badly needed  because, without it, many county residents must drive long distances to see loved ones.

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OBITUARIES

SYL FRAZIER
WAKE FOREST - Syl Vannus Frazier, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Rolesville Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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REV. JAMES A. WILLIAMS
KITTRELL - The Rev. James Alvin Williams, 91, a former resident of Louisburg Manor, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at Plank Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Carolyn Roy and the Rev. Bud Budzinski officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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GARY K. JOHNSON
FRANKLINTON— Gary K. Johnson, 72, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.

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FRANK M. LENIHAN
FRANKLINTON—Frank M. Lenihan, 69, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.

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NELLIE M. DEAN
LOUISBURG - Nellie Murray Dean, 99, of Louisburg died Sunday, January 22, 2012, at Louisburg Nursing Center.  She was a longtime active member of Cedar Rock First Baptist Church, working for many years with the GA’s.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Elmo Dean; her daughter, Emily Dean Parrish; her brothers, Johnny, Jack, Lucas, Herman, Spencer, Floyd, George & Walter Dean; her sisters, Christine Fuller and Alice Duncan.

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ADRIA H. ALLEN
July 13, 1946 – January 23, 2012
LOUISBURG – Adria Hale Allen, 65, of Louisburg, died Monday morning at Duke Medical Center.

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SPORTS

A Perfect Capper
IT’S TYKWON’S TIME. Franklinton’s Tykwon Crudup (right) made the game-winning shot during Friday night’s home victory over Roanoke Rapids.
A Perfect Capper
FRANKLINTON -- One final order of business remained to cap off a perfect night of basketball at Franklinton High School.
And Tykwon Crudup was there to provide it.
Indeed, a perfect night deserved a perfect ending, and Crudup made an electrifying mad dash in the closing seconds to help the Franklinton boys earn a last-second (literally) victory last Friday against Roanoke Rapids in boys hoops action.

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A PART OF HISTORY
RETIREMENT BENEFITS. (L to R) Legends Dustin Newton and Becky Pace Holder had their basketball jerseys retired during a ceremony last Friday night.
A PART OF HISTORY
FRANKLINTON -- As a young lad stared impressively at the soon-to-be-retired jerseys, he asked Franklinton High School assistant boys basketball coach George Hale what it took to earn such a lofty accolade.
“All you have to do is look at the numbers on the bottom (of the frame),’’ Hale told the boy. “That’s all you need to know.’’

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FHS Keeping Pace
CHARITY WORK. Franklinton’s Charity Snelling (with ball) looks to make an outlet pass after grabbing a rebound during the Lady Rams’ home victory last Friday against conference foe Roanoke Rapids HS.
FHS Keeping Pace
FRANKLINTON -- One of Franklinton’s most important girls basketball games of the season will come this Friday when the Lady Rams host Bunn.
FHS, coached by Lester Wilder, is just one game behind Bunn in the Northern Carolina Conference standings.
And Franklinton’s lone league loss came at the hands of the Ladycats -- a fate FHS would love to avenge this Friday.

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BHS girls pick up a conquest
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Bunn’s girls winning streak reached eight last Friday as the Ladycats remained undefeated in Northern Carolina Conference action with a 63-46 decision over Warren County at the Bunn Dome.
BHS is now 12-6 overall, and the Ladycats haven’t lost since Dec. 27. Bunn is also a perfect 8-0 in the NCC, which is good enough for first place outright.

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NEVER TO BE WORN AGAIN
NEVER TO BE WORN AGAIN
Dustin Newton accepts his jersey from (l to r) FHS boys basketball coach Clarence Walker and assistant coach George Hale. The special event was held last Friday.

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FHS JUMPER
FHS JUMPER
Romeo Debnam (with ball) lifts a shot for Franklinton last Friday night against Roanoke Rapids.

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LIFESTYLES

Let’s don’t forget to remember
Let’s don’t forget to remember
Yes, “Don’t Forget to Remember” was the message given at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Convocation at Louisburg College on Jan. 17 at the Jones Performing Arts Center.
Dr. Robert Smith Jr. was the guest speaker; he serves as professor of Divinity and Christian Preaching at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala.

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Teaching a child how to be a leader
“Leadership is not at all about personality, it’s about practice,”  (Kouzes and Posner, 2008). The goal is to recognize that each and every one of us, despite our circumstances, has a leader within who can model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act, and encourage the heart. In their bestselling book, “The Leadership Challenge,” the authors describe these as the five key practices of leaders.

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ENGAGEMENT
ENGAGEMENT
ENGAGED.  Mr. and Mrs. James Ronald Alford  announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie G. Alford to Nathan B. Coffey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Coffey of Raleigh.  An April 2012 wedding is planned.

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What is on your fertilizer bag?
When you look at a bag of fertilizer, you will see three numbers. This is called the fertilizer’s “analysis” and represents the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium that is available from the bag of fertilizer. (Technically, it represents the percentage of N, P2O2 and K2O that is available, but for our purposes, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium will do.)

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

N.C. A&T Dean’s List
Students from Franklin County who made the Fall 2011 Dean’s List at N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro are as follows:

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Police seize 100 grams of marijuana from Youngsville man
Area narcotics agents arrested two men during a drug sting.
According to a report by Dep. Justin Hastings, a woman notified authorities the evening of Jan. 17 that someone sent a text message to her son trying to sale drugs.
In response, investigators told the woman to send back a message to set up the sale.

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AMBASSADORS HONORED
AMBASSADORS HONORED
Getting the message of the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce out to members and prospective members falls to its ambassador corps of volunteers.

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