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Showing 39 articles from July 24, 2012.

FRONT PAGE

Authorities hunting for third suspect in armed home invasion
Although sheriff’s deputies helped Wake County authorities capture suspects in a home invasion there, they continue to look for the final suspect in a home invasion that hit closer to home.
Local authorities allege Rashad Yarborough, Kendrick Teasley and Ladarrion Turner were responsible for an armed home invasion that took place during the early morning hours of July 18.

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SCHOOL TIME
SCHOOL TIME
Students returned to Youngsville Elementary School last week for the first day of the 2012-13 school year at the year-round school. Above, Audrey Chandler and Veronica Wilkins help, from left to right, Harrison Jones, Amman Lin and Tyler Mills with a first-day assignment in first grade.

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Traffic ‘checkpoint’ rounds up offenders
Area law enforcement agencies combined last week to make county roads safer.
Franklinton and Youngsville police officers, along with county sheriff’s deputies set up a checkpoint Friday night, looking for careless drivers, as well as absconders from the law.
Officers issued the following citations:

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County deputies help round up trio of suspects
Franklin County law enforcement units helped Wake County authorities track down a trio of suspects wanted in an armed home invasion.
According to Wake authorities, Youngsville resident Mark Welsh, Zebulon resident Ira G. Burnett and a 15-year-old are alleged to have broken into a home in the 4100 block of Quarry Road in Zebulon the morning of July 20.

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<i>Helping design a future U.S. 1</i>
GRAND DESIGN. Mike Fendrick, right, with Parsons Brinckerhoff, and county Economic Development Director Ronnie Gowick look over a U.S. 1 design.
Helping design a future U.S. 1
FRANKLINTON —  Motorists got a second crack at telling planners just how they would like to see one of the county’s main thoroughfares developed during the next few decades.
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) last week hosted a U.S. 1 Corridor Study workshop — its second in four months.

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Lightning blamed for phone outage
Lightning is believed to be the cause of a telephone outage at The Franklin Times that lasted all day Monday.
Callers to the newspaper heard a sound that seemed to indicate that the phone was ringing but the signal was not getting through a control panel on the multi-line system.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Bunn resident Hunter Hendricks

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Payday Loan
Editorial Cartoon: Payday Loan

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Youngster says ‘thanks’ for return of pets
Youngster says ‘thanks’ for return of pets
GOOD MORNING: Momma Jean and I received a nice note from Jamie Eller Patrick, as well as the accompanying hand-drawn card (see picture) from 5-year-old Noah, who lives on the old Perry farm just beyond Wrenn’s Garage on N.C. 561 east of Louisburg, thanking us for aiding in the safe return of their two pet dogs, a huge beautiful snow white dog named Wolfgang and a much smaller dog named Jessie, that we discovered napping on the front deck of our place out on Terrell Lane recently.

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Is stepped-up enforcement making Bickett a little safer?
Could it be wishful thinking or is Louisburg’s Bickett Boulevard just a little bit more sane this week than it was last month?
As you may have read in our weekend edition, Louisburg authorities have launched a long-awaited crackdown on Bickett.

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Gunman, not his gun, is what triggered movie theater fiasco
Gunman, not his gun, is what triggered movie theater fiasco
Really, there aren’t many places in the world where we truly are safe.
Presidents have gotten shot, so there is only so much safety that is afforded the rest of us.
And while there may be precious few places, if any, where we can say we’re safe, there are plenty of places where we should at least feel that way.

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Progress Energy unleashes spray
Dear editor:
Photographers, walkers and homeowners have now viewed the sprayed and axed trees and shrubs (native) on Wilder Street properties. The Louisburg High School sports field paralleling Progress Energy’s towering transformer suffered the same deadly spraying.

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Editorial Cartoon: Penn State
Editorial Cartoon: Penn State

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OBITUARIES

LESLIE G. “BUBBA” FULLER
RALEIGH - Leslie Gayle “Bubba” Fuller Jr., 41, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Wake Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4272 US 401 Hwy., Louisburg. The family will receive friends at the church following services.

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C. J. WILLIAMS
NASHVILLE - Funeral services for C. J. Williams, 75, who died Thursday, July 19, 2012, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Philadelphia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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MILTON D. GUPTON
February 13, 1941 – July 23, 2012
LOUISBURG – Milton Delane Gupton, 71, of Louisburg, died Monday morning.

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MOLLY ANN DEMENT
LOUISBURG - Molly Ann Dement, 59, of Louisburg, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at Franklin Regional Medical Center.  She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Wells Dement, and her first husband, Wayne Bowden.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Daren Smart, Jr., officiating.  Interment will follow in the Murray Family Cemetery. 

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SPORTS

MINOR IMPACT
MORROW MAKES HIS WAY TO SECOND. Bunn’s Malakai Morrow (right) is safe at second base as the Reidsville shortstop dives for the ball during last Saturday’s action at the Dixie Youth Minor League State Baseball Tournament.
MINOR IMPACT
ELIZABETHTOWN -- It took the Bunn All-Stars just one inning to show that they were destined to be a major contender at the Dixie Youth Minor League State Baseball Tournament.
In the top of the first frame of their opener against Reidsville, the All-Stars put their initial three hitters on base en route to scoring two runs.

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Coaches  are hired for FHS
MAN WITH THE PLAN. Franklinton High School Principal Charles Fuller is excited about the upcoming year -- especially following a hectic summer of hiring.
Coaches are hired for FHS
FRANKLINTON -- Charles Fuller hopes that Plan B proves to be the most profitable option in his search for new coaches at Franklinton High School.
Fuller thought his summer would be a hectic-free one, especially when two coaches stepped up early on to accept FHS’ vacant positions in volleyball and men’s basketball.

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A New Diamond Era At LC
FUTURE DIAMOND CANES. (L to R) Bradley Morton and Zac LaNeve have transferred to Louisburg College from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and have joined the LC baseball program under incoming coach Keith Shumate.
A New Diamond Era At LC
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College’s baseball history book will feature a brief-but-thrillling chapter on the work of Mike McGuire as head coach.
McGuire spent only one season at LC -- but what a year it would prove to be. With McGuire at the  helm, Louisburg set a school single-season record for victories with 52.

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Warriors will open Aug. 20
Warriors will open Aug. 20
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School’s 2012 boys soccer campaign will begin Aug. 20 with a road match at Southern Nash. First kick is slated for 5 p.m.
LHS will also participate in the Northern Nash Jamboree on Aug. 9 in Red Oak.
All of Louisburg’s home matches will be staged at Joyner Park.

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The Marshall Eight
The Marshall Eight
FERRUM, VA. -- For more than 40 years, Ferrum College has honored the memory of the “Marshall 8,” who include seven members of the College’s 1968 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship Team, as well as late Marshall University Head Coach Rick Tolley, who previously served at the College as Hank Norton’s assistant football coach.

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Hillcats get the best of Carolina
Hillcats get the best of Carolina
ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats stumbled out of the gates, allowing six runs over the first five innings, and fell to the Lynchburg Hillcats 7-4 in front of 2, 876 on Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium in a Class A Carolina League baseball showdown.
Carolina drops to 17-13 in the second half, and 49-51 overall.

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GAME ACTION
GAME ACTION
Bunn’s Malakai Morrow lifts a sacrifice fly.

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LIFESTYLES

<i>Patriotism becomes excuse to party</i>
Patriotism becomes excuse to party
Louisburg Nursing Center (LNC) never loses a beat. These folks are  ready at any time to party and have fun.
My husband Craig, my friend Marsha Warren from Spring Hope, and I were invited by Kathy George, activities director of the facility, to help the  “young” folks sing some patriotic tunes and pay tribute to our country at its Independence Day celebration.

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CRUISING ON THE RIVER
CRUISING ON THE RIVER
A group from New Birth Christian Temple of Franklinton recently enjoyed an excursion on the Spirit of Norfolk cruise ship in Norfolk, Va. The excursion began with a ferry ride to Williamsburg, Va., where they toured Colonial Williamsburg and made stops at local outlets.

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It’s hot! Don’t get roasted by your utility bill
With record temperatures in June, what should we expect for July, August and September?
Is there something we can do to keep our homes cool, our bills low and do our part to save the planet for our grandchildren?
Here are some tips for you and your family:

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Engagement announced
Engagement announced
Thomas and Carol Piper of Franklinton announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashton Carol Piper to Jared Darwyn Webb of Vale, N.C. The groom-elect is the son of Dean and Valerie Webb of Vale. The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. on Sept. 8 at Triple R Ranch, Franklinton.

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Top county school administrators given two-year contract extensions
Franklin County School Superintendent Eddie Ingram and his administrative team were given two-year extensions on their contracts this week by the Franklin County Board of Education.
In all cases, the contracts were extended through 2016 with no change in terms from their current contracts. Each will receive a 1.2 percent pay increase, the same as other school staff.

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Assistant principals re-arranged
Franklin County School officials have announced the following administrative transfers for the 2012-2013 school year:

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Man punches deputy in chest
An officer responding to a loud music complaint got a punch in the chest for his trouble.
The suspect, Zachery Smith, 19, who told Dep. A. Andrews he was boxing, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a government official.

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Louisburg business burglarized
Louisburg police are looking for suspects who stole $7,500 worth of computer equipment from a business.
On July 22, the proprietor of The Computer Guy reported that someone kicked open the door to the S. Bickett Boulevard business.

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Louisburg, officers granted more time to answer lawsuit
The Clerk of Court has given attorneys for Louisburg officers accused of assaulting a father and son more time to respond to the allegations.
Attorneys for Franklin County, the sheriff’s office, and Deputy Joel Anderson have yet to file a response or request an extension.

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CHAIN REACTION
Emergency crews and law enforcement responded to this three-vehicle accident on U.S. 401 on Tuesday morning. None of the injuries proved life-threatening. According to Trooper T.L. Hunt, Marco Ramirez of South Carolina was driving a Chevy sedan south on U.S. 1 near Flat Rock Church Road when he failed to stop for a vehicle in front of him.

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Woman burned by cigarette
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a burglary suspect who was chased off.
Michael Bagley reported the morning of July 20 that someone tried to break into his home in the 500 block of N.C. 98 in the Spring Hope area.
According to the report by Dep. A. Andrews, a man wearing a hooded shirt knocked on the front door just before midnight on July 19.

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Housing seminar slated
The Perry Memorial Library, 205 Breckenridge St., Henderson, will host Everett Stiles from North Carolina Housing Finance Agency on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 12-1 p.m. for a Lunch and Learn. Refreshments will be provided by the library, and the event will be held in the library’s Farm Bureau Room.  The event is free and open to the public.

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AWARD PRESENTED
AWARD PRESENTED
Dale Glen Leonard (left), Sergeant, U.S. Army HHC 630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (Confederate Ancestor, Corporal John P. Leonard), was presented the Global War on Terror Medal by Amy Southerland, Recorder, Military Service Award recently at Maple Springs Church.

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<i>Three Franklinton High students finish Legion’s trooper program</i>
Three Franklinton High students finish Legion’s trooper program
Franklinton High School students Chance Hudgins, Colin Creech, and Dillion Baldridge were recently recognized for completing the American Legion Student Trooper program.
The Student Trooper program is co-sponsored by the NC Highway Patrol and the American Legion, Department of North Carolina.

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LOCAL LIONS ROAR!
LOCAL LIONS ROAR!
The Louisburg Lions Club held its annual new officer and director installation banquet  recently at Louisburg College.   In the photo above, new Lions president Dr. Mark La Branche (left) takes the gavel from outgoing president Darrell Smith.  The club also recognizes one of its members each year who has distinguished themselves throughout the year with service above and beyond the call of duty to the club.

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