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Showing 27 articles from May 25, 2012.

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FRMC breaks ground on 13-bed addition
FRMC breaks ground on 13-bed addition
Hospital and community officials broke ground on a medical unit they say will bring state-of-the-art care home to Franklin County.
Novant Health System, operators of Franklin Regional Medical Center, is building a 13-bed geriatric psychiatry unit that will focus on the special mental health needs of older patients, a growing and underserved population.

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LAKE DONNA FUN
LAKE DONNA FUN
Four-year-old Graycen Flowers, above, makes her way through an inflatable obstacle course set up at the Lake Donna Party held in Youngsville last Saturday.

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Local man to lead a million to call attention to POWs
Local man to lead a million to call attention to POWs
This weekend, Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Daniels will have a lot in his POW Bucket — a custom-built car based off the 1923 Ford Model T Touring car that he and his family built three years ago.
He’ll have the honor and pride of taking part in the 25th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom in the Nation’s Capital this Memorial Day weekend.

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F’ton ponders ABCs of store management
FRANKLINTON — Town officials agreed to realign and expand its ABC board while existing members and staff reaffirmed their commitment to address some deficiencies pointed out in an audit.
Those decisions were made during a joint, special-called meeting between commissioners and the town’s ABC board on Tuesday night.

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Keeping it safe!
Just as summertime driving season is just around the corner, law enforcement officers want to remind motorists that they are just around the bend — waiting on law breakers.
Through the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, officers in Franklin County began taking part in the Click It or Ticket campaign on Monday.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Louisburg’s Michael McCracken

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Graduation
Editorial Cartoon: Graduation

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Attention grabbers: New model truck, hidden market
Attention grabbers: New model truck, hidden market
GOOD MORNING: I noticed a new vehicle around town recently that I’ve never seen before.
The small pickup, being driven by Harry Foy, sported the brand name Foyota on its tailgate.
The vehicle resembled a Toyota, but maybe that was just an optical illusion. Knowing Harry, he probably built the thing himself.

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Louisburg safety issues long overdue for action, not talk, letters, promises
Maybe we should take up a private collection to buy Ray Alexander a big hammer.
Or, maybe, a nail gun.
Alexander, as you may remember, came to the Louisburg town council earlier this week and hit the nail firmly on the head with regard to safety issues in town.

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Good news for newspapers but not for smaller towns?
Good news for newspapers but not for smaller towns?
There was good and bad news this week in the newspaper industry -- and a symptom of the challenge facing us is clearly evident right here in Franklin County.
First, the good news! The Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet, has agreed to buy 63 newspapers from Richmond, Va., based Media General. The papers he bought are in North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina and Virginia.

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OBITUARIES

STANLEY L. EVANS
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Stanley Leon Evans, 43, who died Monday, May 21, 2012, will be held Saturday, May 26, at 1 p.m. at Ivory Hill Baptist Church in Enfield, with the Rev. Thomas Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Evans family cemetery.

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RUTH S. LEE
WAKE FOREST - Ruth Snyder Lee, 92, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at William M. Dunlap Center. A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Unity Baptist Church, Youngsville.

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ALICE M. JOURNIGAN
WAKE FOREST - Alice Moore “Big Mama” Journigan, 97, died Monday morning, May 21, 2012. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 24, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Burial followed in Forestville Baptist Church cemetery.

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SPORTS

A SPECIAL NIGHT
THE TOP WARRIORS. (L to R) Zoe Hinton and Gray Ayscue were honored Tuesday as the Louisburg High School Athletes of the Year during a ceremony at the LHS Auditorium.
A SPECIAL NIGHT
LOUISBURG -- Another year of excellence, another year in the books for the Louisburg High School Athletics program.
LHS celebrated its student-athletes -- and another successful overall season -- during Tuesday’s annual Athletic Awards Ceremony at the LHS Auditorium.

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Knoxville welcomes LC player
Knoxville welcomes LC player
LOUISBURG -- Originally hopeful of wearing the Baby Blue of the North Carolina Tar Heels, Jasmine Phillips will now try out another unique color that has long been associated with the school it represents.
If you live in East Tennessee, you love orange -- and usually have plenty of orange-related items in your closet.

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Lessons Learned For Players
SIKES STEALS A BAG. Nash Central’s Dawson Sikes (left) steals third base as Bunn’s Isaiah Ortega tries to reel in a throw during Thursday’s Nash County Babe Ruth League Baseball Game at The Dawg Pound on the Nash Central HS campus.
Lessons Learned For Players
ROCKY MOUNT -- When referring to baseball players, Bunn coach Leonard Allen likes to joke that ‘they grow them bigger in Nash County’.
Allen should know -- he prepped at nearby SouthWest Edgecombe High School and had plenty of duels against talented foes from the Nash/Rocky Mount Area.

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BHS golf tourney is targeted
BHS golf tourney is targeted
BUNN -- The Bunn High School baseball program will host a golf tournament on May 30 at the Zebulon Country Club.
For more information or to register a team, contact David Windley at (919) 269-8311 or BHS coach Leonard Allen at (919) 496-3975 ext. 322.

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NC STATE GAMES BASEBALL ROSTER
NC STATE GAMES BASEBALL ROSTER
FRANKLIN COUNTY - Here is the Region 3 Roster for the upcoming North Carolina State Baseball Games, which will be held June 13-17 in Winston-Salem:

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Keys clip Mudcats in diamond action
Keys clip Mudcats in diamond action
FREDERICK, MD. --The homestanding Frederick Keys plated seven runs over three innings, and defeated the Carolina Mudcats 7-2 in six-and-one-half innings on a soaking Wednesday night in Class A Carolina League baseball action.
The game was called with two on and no outs in the bottom of the seventh due to a steady downpour.

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LOUISBURG HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES
GIRLS STUDENT-ATHLETES
LOUISBURG HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES

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LHS AWARDS WINNERS
AYSCUES COLLECT THE AWARDS. (L to R) Cousins Gray and Dusty Ayscue received plenty of hardware at Tuesday evening’s Louisburg High School Athletic Awards Ceremony -- including Co-Most Valuable Player honors for the Warriors’ varsity baseball sq
LHS AWARDS WINNERS
LOUISBURG -- Listed are the honorees from Tuesday’s Louisburg High School Athletic Awards Ceremony at the LHS Auditorium:

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LOUISBURG HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLAR ATHLETE
LOUISBURG HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLAR ATHLETE
Michael McCracken was honored Tuesday as Louisburg High School’s Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.

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State soccer matchups today
RALEIGH -- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will cap off its girls spring season this weekend with four championship matchups.
The games will be played at the Dail Soccer Field on the campus of North Carolina State University.
The schedule started Friday evening with a Class 1-A meeting between Southwest Onslow and Mooresboro Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.

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HIGH AND TIGHT
HIGH AND TIGHT
Bunn’s Jaylan Williamson takes a pitch during his club’s Nash County Babe Ruth League baseball game Thursday on the road against Nash Central.

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LIFESTYLES

GAP merely a buzzword for keeping food safe
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) continue to be the buzz word within the agricultural community and is especially getting a closer look at local farmers markets and even Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s).  GAP certification is already required by some wholesale food buyers and insurance companies.
Now there is a developing movement to encourage small farmers and farmers market managers to implement food safety plans where they sell food. 

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Man accidently shoots himself
A southern Franklin County man apparently shot himself in the head.
And he was alive to tell law enforcement about it.
According to a report by Dep. Samuel Zuniga, Jordan Denton was at his home in the 1600 block of Ridge Road when he decided to do some target practice with a .22-caliber rifle.

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Witnesses dispute official version of fatal mishap
The family of a toddler injured in an ATV wreck that killed an eight-year-old said the driver of the pickup truck, not the operator of the four-wheeler was at fault.
According to the State Highway Patrol, Trevor Tyler was driving a four-wheeler north on Reynolds Road and crossed N.C. 561 without stopping at a stop sign just after 8 p.m. on May 19.

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