Franklin County commissioners will be asked to provide an incentive that could bring a Wake Forest company across the county line.
It would be the second such offer in two months.
In April, the board agreed to provide a $29,100 incentive to bring Custom Dynamics, a motorcycle and four-wheeler parts and accessories shop, from Wake Forest to Franklin County.
Like 92 other counties, Franklin County saw more of its labor force get back to work.
The unemployment rate fell from 9 percent in March to 8.8 percent in April — the most recent data available.
The state’s unemployment rate was 9.1 percent.
That marks a continued fall from double digit rates of unemployment going back to the winter and early spring.
Summer vacation often means kids can stay up longer, usually to watch television, send texts or troll the Internet.
Students at Crosscreek Charter School will be running the streets with their friends.
And it’s a good thing.
Two of the final suspects in a home invasion murder are slated to appear in court this week.
Investigators allege that Damien Crudup and Damian Evans were with a group of about seven people that broke into a Kittrell home in March 2010, killing its occupant, Anthony Perry.
According to authorities, the suspects broke into Perry’s Baileys Creek Drive home in an attempt to steal drugs.
Monty Riggs with his just-found treasure
Volunteers gathered last month at the Franklin County landfill to participate in the 2012 Great American Clean-Up sponsored by Keep America Beautiful and the Franklin County Solid Waste Task Force.
Twenty dedicated workers managed to clean up Timberlake Road, removing 25 bags of trash and three bags of recyclables.
Kaylee Cameron at Relay for Life
GOOD MORNING: It’s beginning to look like partly cloudy weather with a chance of rain is getting to be the norm around these parts, and temperatures appear to be on the rise as well.
At the time of this writing, 80-degree plus daytime temperatures were expected through the balance of the week with overnight lows in the mid to upper 60’s.
We don’t really need to get into a long discussion about what the definition of “is” is but when the issue of secrecy is so important, we can’t let the county manager’s explanation go unchallenged.
Angela Harris says her negotiations with Youngsville over the proposed purchase of that town’s utility system have not been secret.
When I first read the story, I thought, well, this seems right.
But, then I remembered it was about politics, so I figured there’s got to be something wrong with it.
Sure, you can say I’m just another jaded member of the media, but I’ve been told enough half truths, sordid sides of a story and full-on lies to come by my lack of enthusiasm honestly.
Well, here’s the story.
BUNN - Funeral services for Vernon “V.C.” Cannady, 61, who died Friday, May 25, 2012, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Bunn, with Elder Sylvester Cooke officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church cemetery in Youngsville.
ROCKY MOUNT -Funeral services for Milton Ray “Man” Taylor, 58, who died Sunday, May 27, 2012, will be held at noon Thursday, May 31, at Pleasure Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Larry Jones officiating.
ZEBULON - Hazel Murray Hopkins, 89, died Friday, May 25, 2012. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 26, at Union Hope Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
ZEBULON - Thelma Perry, 65, died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 27, at Wakefield Baptist Church, Zebulon. Burial was in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon
ZEBULON - Richard D. Gunther, formerly of Binghamton, N. Y., died Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Bainbridge, N.Y.
ZEBULON - William D. (Billy) Pippin, 80, of Guardian Care Nursing Center, died Friday May 25, 2012. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 27, at Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon. Burial was in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
ZEBULON – Jaxson Gene Jenks, of Zebulon, died Tuesday, May 22., 2012.
LOUISBURG - Lorraine Ayscue Cooper, 84, of Louisburg died Monday, May 28, 2012, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Berry Cooper, Jr. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services Chapel, with the Rev. Mark Tondee officiating. Interment will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park.
A LIFE OF PROSPERITY. Louisburg’s Ben Blacknall was known for his success as both a football player and coach, but there was much more to the man.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Ironic how such a complex life can be encapsulated into one simple sentence.
Ben Blacknall liked people.
Age, race, size, shape, status -- it didn’t matter. If you had one minute, Ben Blacknall had two for you.
Jack Edgerton first discovered this when he was a young boy, shooting hoops on a makeshift goal in his backyard along with his brother, Melvin.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Two freshmen proved to be rapid learners this spring for the Bunn High School softball squad.
Ninth-grader Parker Brantley developed into BHS’ starting pitcher and cleanup hitter, while Tainasha Vines was the Wildcats’ chief power threat and first baseman.
The McGuire Coaching Tree just doubled in Franklin County -- and Franklinton’s Charles Fuller couldn’t be any happier.
Fuller’s search for a new volleyball coach at Franklinton found a perfect match in Angela McGuire -- the wife of Louisburg College baseball skipper Mike McGuire.
CHAPEL HILL -- The pairings and the schedules are set for the 96th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Baseball Championships.
This year, the 1-A and 4-A best-of-three championship series will be held at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and the 2-A and 3-A finals will be played at Five County Stadium in Zebulon -- home of the Carolina Mudcats.
RALEIGH – The pairings and the schedules are set for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Fast-Pitch Softball Championships.
This year, there is a change in the finals format, as the championships are best-of-three series between the Eastern champion and the Western champion, both of whom won best-of-three regional series.
ZEBULON -- The Winston-Salem Dash earned a series sweep of the Carolina Mudcats with an 8-3 win in front of 5,351 on Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium in a Class A Carolina League baseball event.
The Mudcats dropped to 22-26 with their fifth straight setback.
Winston-Salem remained in first place with a 28-19 record.
Area livestock producers and 4-H’ers are encouraged to attend and
participate in a fecal egg count workshop on Wednesday, June 13,
beginning at 1 p.m. in the Annex at the Extension Center in Louisburg.
They will learn how to determine the parasite load in their herds, particularly goat and sheep flocks.
Parasites can be a costly and sometimes a fatal problem in livestock herds, affecting particularly young or weak animals.
Friends and former students of the old Concord School, located at 645 Walter Grissom Road, Kittrell, recently celebrated the school’s first reunion. People came from several states to reminisce with former schoolmates and friends about their past days at Concord School in a walk down memory lane.
GREENVILLE — Holden Jones of Louisburg is among 20 incoming freshmen selected for the prestigious EC Scholars program at East Carolina University in Greenville.
The four-year merit scholarship recognizes outstanding academic performance, commitment to community engagement and strong leadership skills.
Brandon Nicole Mullen (“Nicki”) earned a degree in Secondary Education with Concentrations in English and Social Studies from Appalachian State University on May 13. She passed the Praxis exams in both English and Social Studies.
The following personnel matters were approved by the Franklin County Board of Education last week:
ACCEPTED RESIGNATIONS of certified personnel: Judith Lassiter, Central Office, Beginning Teacher/Mentor Coordinator; Jahmal Thompson, Bunn Middle, Teacher - Except. Child General Curriculum; Keishauna Turner, Royal Elem, Teacher - Music; Daniel West, Bunn High, Teacher - Social Studies.
The Louisburg Moose Lodge once again helped the local Happy Camper effort, this time with a $2,500 donation. The money came from a recent fund-raiser held at the lodge and will be used to send Franklin County children to summer camp. Happy Camper is a local, all-volunteer group that raises money to send children to camp.
Law enforcement and emergency crews responded to this wreck at the intersection of N.C. 39 and Bickett Boulevard just before noon on May 29. None of the injuries were life-threatening following the two-vehicle wreck involving a passenger car, foreground, and a pickup truck, background.
The death of a 28-year-old Virginia man appears to be carbon monoxide related.
According to a report by Dep. D.B. Wester, Brandon Marshall Hall, of Meherrin, Va., had come down to take part in the Alert Trail Ride over the weekend.
Apparently, other riders found him dead inside a camper/horse trailer the afternoon of May 27.