LAKE ROYALE — A two-year-old girl is recovering from burns sustained during a controlled-burn mishap at her grandmother’s house.
According to law enforcement, Ta’mya Kiefer’s grandparents were burning brush and clearing a property at 196 Red Wing Drive just before 1 p.m. on Sunday when the incident occurred.
Whether your differences are trivial, or as serious as politics, organizers of this year’s Relay for Life know Franklin County residents can unite for a common cause — curing cancer.
The 17th year of Relay for Life features the theme — Sports for a Cure — as organizers and revelers will fill Franklinton High School’s athletic complex with pom poms and cowbells to cheer on the effort to end cancer.
Strawberry lovers Teenie Wilder and Ray Beaman
About 252 people came out last Friday to the Franklin County Farmers’ Market to support the Strawberry Festival and to get a taste of strawberry ice cream and other homemade strawberry treats.
The ice cream was made from locally grown strawberries. Not only was it the Strawberry Festival, but it was opening day for the Franklin County Farmers’ Market.
A Charlotte-area company is on the verge of starting an operation that could bring millions of dollars and new jobs to the county.
On Monday, 02 Energies representatives were at Vance-Granville Community College talking about how their plans to build a solar farm development near Bunn would not only spark the economy, but also the prospects of those studying electrical engineering.
Parents of elementary school children in Franklin County public schools will pay a tad bit more for lunch next year following action by the school board Monday night.
Currently, lunchroom meals for elementary school children cost $2 but that will climb to $2.25 next year.
The problem, according to Jama Stallings, director of food services for the schools, is that a complex set of federal regulations indicated that the district’s price has been too low.
County resident and strawberry lover Kimberly Smith
GOOD MORNING: Wow! What a weekend – one big meal after another. My weekend got underway with breakfast at Harold Wood’s as usual Saturday morning. Then, Saturday evening, daughter Leslie, Rockey, Quint and Emma Hester came over, along with sons Steve and Wesley with Wesley’s young daughter, Hannah, and we did steaks on the outdoor grill.
Okay, Franklin County.
We know what needs to be done after reading Saturday’s edition — so let’s start figuring out how best to make it happen.
The economy — yes, our near-Depression economic status — is threatening another victim and we need to once again pull together as a community and mitigate the damage.
Election results were made official this week, but that doesn’t mean that election officials aren’t still working out some kinks.
During a recent meeting, Board of Elections Chair Larry Tetterton and board members said none of the issues impacted the outcome of the election, but they impacted voters who deserve an answer.
LOUISBURG — Minnie Harris Jones, 86, of Louisburg, died Saturday, May 12, 2012. Mrs. Jones, a native of Franklin County, was the daughter of the late Arthur Henry and Lessie Greene Harris. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Young Jones.
HOLLISTER — Funeral services for Juanita Coley, 63, who died Saturday, May 12, 2012, will be held Wednesday, May 16, at 2 p.m. at White Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alonzo West officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Thomas Othello Battle, 70, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at his home.
LOUISBURG - Carl Johnson Wynne, 79, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 16, at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at all other times at the home.
FRANKLINTON —Frances Wyvette Hayes, 73, died on Friday, May 11, 2012 at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, May 15, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.
FRANKLINTON —Catherine W. Case died Friday, May 11, 2012. Arrangements by Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.
RALEIGH - Anita S. “Bunny” Clos, 87, died Saturday, May 12, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1520 Canterbury Rd., Raleigh.
LOUISBURG – Claude Felton Cash, Jr., 67, died Monday afternoon, May 14, 2012. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at New Hope Christian Church cemetery with the Rev. Steve Barham officiating.
THE FORCE WAS WITH HIM. Bunn shortstop Brandon Batchelor forces a Northeastern runner at second base during last Friday’s playoff contest.
BUNN -- Forget those Stanley Cup Playoff Beards -- there’s a new facial-hair craze in Franklin County.
And it’s evident in the dugout for the Bunn High School baseball squad.
Before the postseason began, members of the BHS coaching staff decided to grow mustaches -- as long as the Wildcats stayed alive.
LOUISBURG -- After posting the best record in school history, it was almost a given that Louisburg College would be well-represented on the 2012 All-Region X Baseball Squad.
LC, under first-year head coach Mike McGuire, won 52 games and reached the semifinals of the region tournament. The Hurricanes were ranked in the Top 10 nationally for the majority of the campaign.
PERFECT FORM. Bunn High School’s Calvin Brodie soars over the bar in successful fashion while participating in the Boys High Jump event at last Friday’s Class 2-A State Track and Field Championships at North Carolina A&T State University.
GREENSBORO -- What has been known for a long time in Franklin County is no longer a statewide secret.
The county’s young track and field guns -- along with a few established veterans -- headed to Greensboro to showcase their skills at the Class 2-A State Championships at Aggie Stadium on the campus of North Carolina A&T University.
After a slow start last fall, Louisburg College first-year men’s soccer skipper Stuart Brown helped the Hurricanes recover so quickly that he was eventually selected as the Region X Coach of the Year.
Brown, however, won’t be returning to campus next season as he was let go last week in what was considered by some observers to be a surprising move.
GREENSBORO -- Here are the Top-Two Finishers in each event and Top-10 Team scores from last Friday’s Class 2-A State Track and Field Championships:
(L to R) Bunn High School teammates Tainasha Vines and Mookie Chavis took home prizes from last Friday’s Class 2-A State Track and Field Championships in Greensboro.
BHS’ Austin Avery (left) takes the baton from Ashton Avery.
GRAY’S GREAT CAREER. Gray Ayscue has enjoyed an outstanding career as a member of the Louisburg High School baseball squad. LHS was knocked out of the playoffs last Friday at Graham.
GRAHAM -- Faced with a tough first-round draw, the Louisburg Warriors gave Graham a fight to the finish, only to fall 7-4 in Alamance County.
Louisburg was in the lead before the host Red Devils rallied for five runs in the bottom of the sixth stanza.
Graham was scheduled to play Tuesday in the second round at Bunn. The Red Devils are 16-10 overall. Louisburg closed at 13-9 under head coach Al Bolton.
Bunn High School catcher Nick Cole (left) is obviously thrilled about the fact that BHS pitcher Taylor Longson (center) got out of a jam during last Friday’s playoff victory against Northeastern. Also pictured at far right is BHS head coach Leonard Allen.
ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats had the final say on Sunday afternoon, scoring the final two runs in a 3-2 win over the Potomac Nationals before a Mother’s Day crowd of 3,441 in Class A Carolina League baseball action at Five County Stadium.
The Mudcats improved to 19-16 with a three-game sweep of the Nationals (13-20). It marks the first time Carolina has been more than two games above .500 during the season.
Youngsville residents and visitors will be treated to an evening at Lake Donna this weekend.
The Youngsville Area Business Association is hosting the community event at Luddy Park this Saturday, from 4-9 p.m.
The event will feature music from DJ Jimmy with Solid Gold from 4-6 p.m.
The popular pianist Andrew Willis will be making a return trip to historic Cherry Hill in Warren County on Sunday, May 20.
He and his friends will present a Focus on Piano Literature featuring the composer Gabriel Faure in a concert scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
Wake Electric has earmarked more than $50,000 for classroom-based projects through the Bright Ideas education grant program for the 2012-2013 school year.
Teachers can learn about the program and apply online at http://www.ncbrightideas.com/”www.ncbrightideas.com.
Franklinton police continue to look for a man who robbed a fast-food restaurant at gunpoint.
According to a release by Franklinton Police Chief John Green Jr., either a white or Hispanic man entered the Hardee’s restaurant just before 6 a.m. on May 11 and ordered something to drink.
When an employee opened the register, the suspect went over the counter and took an undisclosed amount of money from the register.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are looking for suspects responsible for shooting high-powered rifles that neighbors said sounded like explosives and shook their homes.
One neighbor, according to the report by Dep. T.A. Flowers, reported property damage to his car and a work building.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman for stabbing her boyfriend.
Donna S. Epps, 31, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.
According to a report by Dep. D.B. Wester, authorities arrived at 15 Jonesville Lane just after midnight on May 12 to find John Perry Jr., 40 suffering from a stab wound to the shoulder.
Cooperative Extension Director Charles Mitchell, right, provides Jimmy and Melanie Jeffreys with some strawberry ice cream during the festival on Friday in Louisburg.
Teresa Bell, left, helps her daughter, Lola, with some artwork that was set up at the Strawberry Festival held at the Franklin County Farmers Market in Louisburg.
The Bunn Garden Club volunteered to clean out weeds and plant flowers in front of the Common Grounds Coffee House, located at 20 Cheves Road in Bunn. The owner of the Coffee House is quoted as “having a black thumb and would appreciate any help the club could give in improving a piece of ground in front of the Coffee House.”