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Showing 31 articles from September 4, 2012.

FRONT PAGE

<i>A wild weekend looms!</i>
Everyone loves a parade, especially at the Justice antique tractor event
A wild weekend looms!
It’s quite possible that anyone trying to get to every event going on by week’s end could drop from exhaustion.
And at least one of those events, that prospect is quite literally possible.
The buffet of activities begins on Friday, appropriately enough, with a Local Food Roast sponsored by the Cooperative Extension and United Way of Franklin County.

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<i>New book chronicles rise and fall of a star</i>
New book chronicles rise and fall of a star
A little over a century ago, technology was having as profound an effect on the economy of this region as it is today. Adapting to those changes led to the creation of a company that became not only a “Star of the South” but also a important cog in the American war machine in both World War I and II.
The year was 1899 when R. J. Corbitt launched a company to build horse-drawn carriages in Henderson. Corbitt was born in Enfield in Halifax County but spent much of his life in Henderson.

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Litter-recycling effort gets a ‘go’ from state
Franklin County’s hopes to continue a pilot roadside recycling effort that includes inmates from the Franklin Correction Center proved successful after a recent meeting with Department of Transportation and Department of Correction officials who agreed the program is worthwhile.
“We were very pleased with the response we got,” said Ed Harris, a member of the Franklin County Solid Waste Education Task Force, who was instrumental in getting the program off the ground.

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<i>Even after health care reform, ‘there will always be those who are uninsured’</i>
Even after health care reform, ‘there will always be those who are uninsured’
As the dust was being kicked up around the Affordable Care Act, operators of the local free clinic thought they might get lost in the debris.
However, as it settled and the issue became more concrete, organizers of Franklin County Volunteers in Medicine realize they’ll be a whole lot more visible.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Bunn resident Tory Fierst

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Quiet Hero
Editorial Cartoon: Quiet Hero

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Homemade goodies and old photos make a day!
Homemade goodies and old photos make a day!
GOOD MORNING: To borrow a phrase from Clint Eastwood, I think it was, putting that into the past tense, it was Wilma Tharrington, who “made my day” Friday when she dropped off several jars of home-canned pear preserves and some old newspaper clippings for me at the Times office along with a catalogue featuring a No Cash, No Hope, T-Shirt that reads, “25 years ago we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash & Bob Hope. Now we have Obama, No Cash and No Hope.”

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Robbing Peter to pay Paul is very poor public policy
There are at least two ways to look at the recently announced decision of EastCoast Packing to move from Franklin to Nash County.
First, it’s understandable that the company, which is in an expansion mode, would look for the best offer in the region and, honestly, county lines mean nothing much in the business world.

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Presence still important  to delivering education
Presence still important to delivering education
There is one important thing I’ve learned in my years of reporting — no matter how much time you spend investigating something, no matter how brilliant you might think a story is, or no matter what scandal you uncover, it doesn’t mean a thing unless people get to read it.
In a sense, the same can be said about education.

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North Carolina’s future prosperity
Dear editor:
There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child shows up for the first day of kindergarten.
Experiences during these 2,000 days have a lasting impact on later learning, health and success.

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OBITUARIES

DR. PATTIE L. PENDRY
RALEIGH - Funeral services for Dr. Pattie L. Pendry, 72, who died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, were held Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg. Burial followed in the Haywood Baptist Church cemetery.

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BENNETT L. LYNCH
ENFIELD - Funeral services for Bennett Lovelace Lynch, 79, who died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, were held Sunday, Sept. 2, at Faith Baptist Church in Enfield, with the Rev. Linwood Richardson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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LUCILLE S. HICKS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Lucille Spivey Hicks, 85, who died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Timothy Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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YVONNE BRODIE MORGAN
FRANKLINTON —Yvonne Brodie Morgan, 56, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 1, at Hawkins Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. Walter S. Taylor officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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SPORTS

GRAND OPENING
CAUGHT IN THE ACT. Franklinton wide receiver Steven Downing (with ball) can’t escape a Ravenscroft tackle attempt during the Red Rams’ home football game last Friday night over the Ravens. Franklinton won the matchup by a 6-0 margin.
GRAND OPENING
FRANKLINTON -- The opening of Franklinton High School’s new football field was indeed a grand one for the Red Rams.
After waiting over one year to play at the facility because of construction delays, Franklinton broke in its sparkling digs last Friday with an old-fashioned defensive performance as part of a 6-0 decision over the Ravenscroft Ravens.

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LC nabs wins vs. Patriots
WEAVING THROUGH. Louisburg College’s Cat Bergstrom works her way through Patrick Henry’s defense on Sunday.
LC nabs wins vs. Patriots
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg College women’s soccer team opened up Region X play with a bang as the Lady Hurricanes easily handled Patrick Henry Community College, 15-0 on Sunday afternoon.
With the win, the Canes improve to 1-1 overall, 1-0 in conference play.
Two Hurricanes earned hat tricks and then some as forward Jessie Scales scored five goals while midfielder Catherina Borgstrom finished the game with four goals and one assist.

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Louisburg Earns First Victory
BREAKAWAY THREAT. Louisburg High School running back Hakeem Thorne heads upfield for a substantial gain during last Friday night’s football victory against Northern Vance at Patterson Field. LHS rushed for 323 yards in the 28-19 decision.
Louisburg Earns First Victory
LOUISBURG -- After two weeks of frustration, the Louisburg Warriors put together a strong effort on both sides of the ball during last Friday’s non-league football showdown against Northern Vance.
The reward was a 28-19 victory -- LHS’ first of the campaign. Northern Vance dropped to 1-2 and is on a two-game losing streak.

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McGraw selected for LHS
McGraw selected for LHS
Louisburg High School has found a new boys soccer coach for the 2012 campaign.
Jenny McGraw, a teacher at Terrell Lane Middle School, will take over the LHS program one match into the season.
Former coach Brett Kiger stepped down two weeks ago to take a full-time job with the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department.

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HIGH SCHOOL GRID SCORES
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Here are last week’s scores from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association football schedule:

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Hurricanes score win versus Erie CC
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y, -- The Louisburg College football team opened up its 2012 campaign with a 17-7 road Northeast Football Conference win over the Kats of Erie Community College, last Saturday afternoon.
ECC opened up a 7-0 lead as they picked up two first quarter safeties that were followed up by a 52 yard field goal six minutes into the second quarter.

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Mudcats on losing skid late in campaign
Mudcats on losing skid late in campaign
FREDERICK, MD. -- The Frederick Keys benefitted from some controversial calls in the 10th inning, and shocked the Carolina Mudcats 2-1 on Sunday night at Harry Grove Stadium in a Class A Carolina League baseball event.
The Mudcats have lost three in a row to drop to 63-76.

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THESE SPECIAL TEAMS ARE SPECIAL
THESE SPECIAL TEAMS ARE SPECIAL
Members of the Franklinton High School punting unit down a ball during last Friday night’s home football victory against the Ravenscroft Ravens.

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ELUSIVE THREAT
ELUSIVE THREAT
Louisburg’s Hakeem Thorne (left) escapes a Northern Vance defender during last Friday’s contest.

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BURK’S BEST
BURK’S BEST
Franklinton High School veteran back Demetrius Burk (with ball) scored the lone touchdown of the game last Friday’s during FHS’ 6-0 conquest against Raleigh Ravenscroft.

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LIFESTYLES

<i>Double-ring ceremony unites couple</i>
Double-ring ceremony unites couple
Es’lee Brooke Kemp of Louisburg and Harvey Taylor Satterwhite III of Franklinton were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, May 26, 2012 in a 6 p.m. double-ring ceremony at Lake ‘O The Woods Plantation in Warrenton. The Rev. David Averette officiated.

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New arrival!
Steven and Melissa Richardson of Warrenton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Micah A. Richardson, born Aug. 20, 2012 at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

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COUPLE EXCHANGES VOWS
COUPLE EXCHANGES VOWS
Brandi Leigh and Larry Todd Morris were united in holy matrimony on July 21, 2012 during a private ceremony held at Perry’s Chapel Baptist Church in Franklinton.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Local student serves as page
RALEIGH – Hannah Stutts of Youngsville participated in the Governor’s Page Program in Raleigh.
Hannah spent a week gaining valuable life experience and providing administrative support as a page for the Department of Commerce for the week of August 27- August 31.
“By participating in the page program, high school students from all parts of North Carolina have the opportunity to see first-hand how our government and government agencies work,” Gov. Bev Perdue said. 

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Community effort leads to Build-A-Backpack success
Community effort leads to Build-A-Backpack success
After four weeks of collecting and a week of sorting, the United Way of Franklin County Build-A-Backpack program placed 861 fully supplied backpacks into the hands of Franklin county students.
The backpacks were for grades K thru 12. The effort more than doubled last year’s collection of 408.
“It was completely a community effort,” UWFC Executive Director Kathy Harrelson said.

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Louisburg woman’s death probed
Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a Louisburg area woman days after she was arrested on drug charges.
Franklinton police arrested Robin C. Oliver the evening of Aug. 28 after seizing 30 methadone pills they allege she bought at a known drug house on Allen Avenue.

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OVERTURNED
OVERTURNED
Epsom fire and rescue units, along with Franklin County rescue, responded to this wreck in the 1200 block of Beasley Road just before 5 p.m. on Aug. 31. First responders removed a person from the overturned truck, who did not appear to have life-threatening injuries according to those who responded. The wreck is being investigated by Trooper P.L. Clayton.

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