A Franklin County man was sentenced to spend at least the next decade in jail for trying to kill his estranged girlfriend.
If Gary Normand had taken his chances at trial, he could have faced at least 40 years in prison.
Chloe Reynolds, though, said there was no amount of time that would have been long enough.
More than 15 months after leaving the sheriff’s office in disgrace, word on the street is that Pat Green will be in court next month.
Sheriff Jerry Jones said as much during the Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday night.
“What I can report,” Jones told commissioners, “is that the word coming from some in the court system is that it will come up on the August court calendar.
A Youngsville man wanted by three different law enforcement agencies turned himself in to authorities.
Brandon Sills was placed in the Franklin County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.
Franklinton authorities suspect Sills was responsible for a break-in reported at Inter-Technologies the morning of June 26.
FRANKLINTON — Town officials and staff have scheduled a meeting this week, hoping to prevent an argument to preserve history from making the town history.
The Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor is a state and federal project to connect Richmond, Va., to Raleigh, and South Carolina and Georgia.
I WANT YOU. Above, Kenneth Radford does his best Uncle Sam impersonation, waving the American Flag during Alert’s annual Fourth of July parade the morning of July 4.
Louisburg’s Jaslyn Williams
GOOD MORNING: If I owed someone a hot day and they wouldn’t accept this past Sunday in payment thereof, they’d simply have to go unpaid.
The indoor reading outdoor thermometer at my house just east of Louisburg registered a steaming hot 106.3 degrees at 2 p.m. Sunday before dropping back to 104.4 later.
Look around. At your town, your county, your state, your nation.
And don’t forget to take a gander at the world in general.
So, where are you?
A little worried. Concerned? Terrified? Looking for a hole to crawl into and hoping you can find a large rock to block it up after you’ve gotten deep inside?
This past week, as the country celebrated its independence, groups in Franklin County provided a number of chances for families to join together and have fun.
First, the county’s Parks and Recreation Department hosted an early Fourth of July celebration, setting up
inflatables for kids and giving away free snow cones before giving the cue for a fireworks display on July 3.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mary Clifton “Liz” Yelverton, 63, who died Sunday, July 8, 2012, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, at St. Delight United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Maurice White officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Fannie E. Lynch Copeland, 76, who died Friday, July 6, 2012, were held Tuesday, July 10, at Pine Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Hedgepeth officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON— Funeral services for Brenda P. Talley, 55, who died Friday, July 6, 2012, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at New Liberty Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Manasseh Baptist Church cemetery.
ZEBULON - Mary Privette Mullen, 88, died Friday, July 6, 2012. Funeral service was held Monday, July 9, at Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon. Burial was private.
ZEBULON - Randy Angus Gay, 59, died Sunday, July 8, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Zebulon Baptist Church. Visitation will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Interment will be in Gethsemane Memoral Gardens.
FRANKLINTON – Dr. Cenieth Catherine Elmore, 82, of Franklinton, died Monday night.
LOUISBURG – Grandma Dot passed peacefully on July 9, and is back with her beloved family and husband, Lewis, who together served so many Methodist churches and communities throughout the eastern North Carolina region.
LOUISBURG - Gabriel Michael Kingsley, known as “Gabe,” left his family’s loving arms on the night of Friday July 6th. He was born in Brattleboro, VT on October 30, 2000. All who knew Gabe loved him for his smile and unwavering determination. He bravely lived a life of physical challenges and with the help of all those that loved him dearly, he fought the limitations his body imposed daily. Gabe’s fortitude showed perseverance and strength beyond his years.
YOUNGSVILLE -- It’s been quite a summer for the Town of Youngsville Recreation Department’s All-Star Teams.
Two weeks ago, Youngsville’s Nationals won the first-place prize at the Dixie Youth Coach-Pitch District Tournament at Bunn Elementary School.
RICKY ON A ROLL. Ricky Person and the Louisburg All-Stars will be in action Saturday at the Dixie Youth Major League State Baseball Tournament in Leland.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- After a dominant run through district competition, the Louisburg All-Stars will now test their skills against the best from the rest of the state.
Louisburg, coached by Jon Dorsey, will compete this weekend at the Dixie Youth Major League Baseball Tournament.
OXFORD -- Following three impressive victories over the weekend, the Bunn All-Stars finally ran into an insurmountable foe at the Dixie Youth Minor League District Tournament.
Bunn sailed into the winner’s bracket, conquering not only their opponents but temperatures over 100 degrees.
Bunn High School has spent the better portion of the past 20 years looking for a consistent placekicker -- mainly someone who can be counted on to secure extra points.
Now, the Wildcats have one of the best kickers in the country -- rising junior Freeman Jones.
Two weekends ago, Jones traveled to Los Angeles to compete in the First Annual Underclassmen Challenge, which was hosted by kicking guru Chris Sailer.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The Carolina Torros U-14 Baseball Team enjoyed a red-hot June -- just like the temperatures outside.
The Torros -- a club that consists of players from Franklin County -- took first place at a pair of weekend diamond tournaments.
WOODBRIDGE, VA. – Catcher Alex Monsalve got his first hit with the Carolina Mudcats on Sunday afternoon at Pfitzner Stadium in Northern Virginia.
It was towering blast over the left-field wall that proved to be the difference in a 3-2 victory over the Potomac Nationals.
LOUISBURG -- Under new coach Cristian Neagu, the Louisburg College Hurricanes will kick off their 2012 men’s soccer season on Aug. 30 with a home match versus Wake Tech Community College.
The event will begin at 3 p.m. at the LC Soccer Complex.
LC’s complete regular season schedule is as follows, with home matches listed in CAPS:
Bunn All-Stars second baseman Darren Murray throws out an opponent after fielding a ground ball during action last weekend at the Dixie Youth Coach-Pitch State Baseball Tournament, which was held at Lockwood Folly Park in Brunswick County. For more on how the Bunn and Youngsville All-Stars fared at the prestigious event, see this coming Saturday’s edition of The Franklin Times.
Have you ever taken a trip on the Spirit of Norfolk in Virginia?
It is awesome. I used to take my Spanish students on this short trip over the Elizabeth River for years.
We made this trip at least once a year, and usually we took the one cruise when they celebrated Mardi Gras.
It was so much fun to get on the bus and spend all day long in Norfolk cruising down the river, eating lunch, singing, dancing, and viewing the most interesting places and ships all along the river.
As we all know, we have recently experienced record setting temperatures in the county.
During this time of year, our animals, both pets and livestock, need to be closely monitored to help those suffering effects from the heat.
Jaclyn Elizabeth West and Aaron David Bates were married on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Harborlight Guest House, Cape Carteret, located on the Bogue Sound waterfront. The 5 p.m. outdoor ceremony with traditional vows was officiated by the Rev. Freddie Braswell.
The Epsom High School Class of 1947 held its 65th reunion at the home of classmate Mary Mitchell Murphy on Rocky Ford Road, Louisburg, on May 19. They were joined by the class of 1948 and 13 guests.
Those attending from the class of ‘47 included Nellie F. Hedgepeth, Mary M. Murphy, J.W. Ellington, Hilda F. Moore, Nina N. Parrish, Ann W. Mayo and Morise Evans.
COMING ‘ROUND THE BEND. Participants in the annual Alert Fourth of July Parade make their way down Alert Road to the delight of many who came out to witness the community’s celebration of Independence Day. Above, fire trucks and other vehicles led the festive parade through the heart of the community during the morning parade on July 4.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a suspect who broke into a Youngsville area business.
David Rosato reported the morning of July 3 that someone broke into CCS Equipment Sales in the 5400 block of N.C. 96.
Franklin County’s Animal Control office has adopted new, lower fees in hopes of spurring more adoptions.
Animal Control Director Taylor Bartholomew said this week that the office has dropped the fees for adoptions from $75 to $25.
The fees went in place on July 1.
Franklinton police arrested five on drug and gun charges.
And they arrested one other person accused of helping one of the suspects flee police custody.
According to a report by Sgt. W.B. Bulloch, deputies responded to a dispute at the In and Out convenience store parking lot the evening of July 8.
Rosanell Eaton of Louisburg has been appointed by Governor Beverly Perdue to serve as a member of the Community Resource Council at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women in Raleigh. Her term will expire on April 20, 2014.