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Showing 43 articles from October 5, 2012.

FRONT PAGE

Tip helps authorities break up burglary ring
Tip helps authorities break up burglary ring
An alert resident led deputies to arrest five teens linked to half a dozen break-ins.
Investigators said there is the potential for more charges and Sheriff Jerry Jones said the group could be tied to Wake County break-ins.
According to investigators, a woman was returning to her home in the 1200 block of Tarboro Road the afternoon of Oct. 4 when she heard people inside.

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Fleeing fugitive causes Long Mill School lockdown
Fleeing fugitive causes Long Mill School lockdown
FRANKLINTON — A Granville County man led three agencies on a chase that involved two K-9 units, and resulted in the lockdown of an elementary school.
About two hours after the foot chase, officers arrested Brent Harris at gunpoint, but without incident.
Deputies allege Harris, 39, was responsible for breaking into McCracken Propane and A1 Food Mart during the early morning hours of Oct. 3.

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<i>Birthday celebration Sunday</i>
Birthday celebration Sunday
GETTING READY. Louisburg firefighter Dalton West shines up the tires on Maude, getting her ready for the fire department’s 100-plus year anniversary this Sunday. Maude, the town’s first motorized fire engine, which was recently reacquired by the department, will be the featured attraction of the parade, which begins at 2 p.m. at Justice Street and feature vintage and state-of-the-art engines.

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Second solar farm seeking okay; first to begin production Oct. 24
Just as an energy company from the Charlotte area gets ready to unveil its new solar farm just outside of Bunn, another venture being promoted by a Chapel Hill energy corporation is looking to build a site in northern Franklin County.
The path for Chapel Hill’s Community Energy Solar proposal on Firetower Road was made clearer earlier this year when county commissioners agreed to change text amendments which defined solar farms and how they can be regulated.

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Two alleged drug dealers nabbed near sheriff’s office
A pair of suspected drug dealers chose the wrong place for a transaction — on the same street as the sheriff’s office.
The arrest was the first in a handful of drug charges handed out on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28.
Just after 1 p.m. on Sept. 27, Detectives A. Batchelor and G. Cottrell were on T. Kemp Road — the same road as the sheriff’s office — when they saw some suspicious activity in the parking lot of a warehouse at the corner of T. Kemp and W. River roads

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Franklinton resident Nick Tabron

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Tax Credits
Editorial Cartoon: Tax Credits

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Darting deer can be quite a ‘waker-upper’
Darting deer can be quite a ‘waker-upper’
GOOD MORNING: A season of warmer ocean waters that has been expected to produce an El Niño episode and perhaps bring relief from the continuing drought may turn out to be a bit weaker than advertised, according to climate experts.
But after seeing signals for months that a moderate El Niño might be arriving right about now, the more likely case appears to be an episode that is weak indeed: probably short, and hardly nasty or brutish.

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A circular firing squad no way to run schools
At the risk of seeming “snarky,” you might think that with all the clothing stores in Raleigh, someone could come up with “big boy and big girl” clothes so the Wake County commissioners and board of education could at least dress up like adults.
The sad thing — but the most important lesson — to be gleaned from the controversy in Wake County is that North Carolina must find a way to govern its school systems in a much more professional manner than regulations now permit.

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College anniversary event a good mix of past, future
College anniversary event a good mix of past, future
Louisburg College, from my perspective at least, earned a solid “A” on its 225th anniversary celebration last week, although if you factor in the opinions of two ladies who were guests of honor at the event, that grade may be a bit low.
The two were Pam Genovesi of Utah and Dr. Jackie L. Clark of Dallas, both of whom are descended from Parley Dickinson, brother of Matthew Dickinson, first president of the college.

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OBITUARIES

ARTHUR RICHARDSON SR.
WASHINGTON, DC—Funeral services for Arthur Richardson Sr., formerly of Louisburg, were held Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Ellis family cemetery.

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CAROLYN GUPTON
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Carolyn Gupton, 63, who died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Bobby Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Gupton family cemetery.

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CASSIE LEE VINES
FRANKLINTON— Funeral services for Cassie Lee Vines, 76, who died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Old Liberty Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dazelle Kearney officiating. Burial will follow in the Vines family cemetery.

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JAMES “STEVE” SCOTT
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for James “Steve” Scott, 50, who died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Old Liberty Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles A. Murrill officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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KRIS T. JOHNSON
KITTRELL - Kris Thomas Johnson, 56, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Arrangements by National Cremation Service, Raleigh.

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RICHARD D. BLAKE
GARNER - Richard Dale Blake, 54, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. Funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 5, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. Burial followed at Montlawn Memorial Park.

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LYNN P. MAY
ZEBULON - Cathy Lynn Privette May, 53, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

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DR. WANDA JONES CECIL
ZEBULON - Dr. Wanda Jones Cecil, 56, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at Rex Hospital. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church cemetery.

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WILLIAM “W.A.” DAVIS
LOUISBURG —Funeral services for William “W.A” Davis, 81, who died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at South Main Street Baptist Church in Louisburg, with the Rev. David Rosby officiating. Burial will follow in the M. H. Jones cemetery.

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“MANN” JAMES R. BOTTOMS, SR.
October 19, 1937 – October 2, 2012
LOUISBURG – James Russell “Mann” Bottoms, Sr., 74, of Louisburg, died Tuesday evening at his home.

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SPORTS

COUNTY SWEEP
RISING TO THE TOP. Bunn’s Tainasha Vines (right) attempts a kill over Franklinton blockers Jessica Harris (14) and Brooke Davis (6) during Tuesday’s Northern Carolina Conference spike event at the Bunn Dome.
COUNTY SWEEP
BUNN -- With the air conditioner still not fixed at the Bunn Dome, the Franklinton Lady Rams were prepared to sweat out a history-making volleyball victory Tuesday against the host Ladycats.
But after cooling things off with two impressive games, Franklinton saw Bunn turn up the heat with a third-game conquest that could have easily shifted the momentum in the Ladycats’ favor.

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COURT TIME
SERVING UP SUCCESS. Louisburg’s Sandy Williams serves the ball as part of Wednesday’s conference tennis match against host Bunn.
COURT TIME
LOUISBURG -- Everything has come together in positive fashion this fall as Johnathan Waugh has attempted to rebuild the girls tennis program at Louisburg High School after a one-season hiatus.
Just one intangible was missing -- a team victory.
Louisburg achieved that goal Wednesday as the Lady Warriors secured a 6-3 decision over host Bunn in a Northern Carolina Conference matchup.

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Pirates edge BHS in extra session, 3-1
IN A TRANCE. Corinth Holders’ Dominic Eannarino (right) looks mesmerized as he gains possession while being defended by Bunn’s Bryan Reyes.
Pirates edge BHS in extra session, 3-1
BUNN -- Even with a subpar league record, there is still hope for the Bunn Wildcats to earn a Class 2-A Boys Soccer State Playoff berth out of the Northern Carolina Conference.
Down the stretch, every match will be important for the Wildcats, who tied for the NCC championship last season.

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Bunn hosts NCC runners
DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME. (L to R) Franklinton’s Devin Hoffman (right) sprints to the finish line with a Roanoke Rapids runner on Wednesday.
Bunn hosts NCC runners
BUNN -- In the estimation of many Northern Carolina Coaches -- including Louisburg’s Greg Mondin, the course at Vollmer Farm provides one of the toughest tests for league cross country runners.
Sure, the layout is picturesque, as athletes stride on a wooden bridge above a duck-filled pond and stroll alongside a long row of sunflowers.

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County Sports Schedule Week of Oct. 7-13
High School Football
FRIDAY
Roanoke Rapids at Franklinton    7:30 p.m.
Bunn at Corinth Holders    7:30 p.m.

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LHS In Playoff Push
LOUISBURG -- Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Louisburg Lady Warriors appear to be in good shape toward acquiring a Class 2-A State Volleyball Playoff berth out of the Northern Carolina Conference.
Louisburg, coached by Erica Wammock, is 7-5 in the league to go with a 12-6 overall mark. That leaves the Lady Warriors tied for fourth place with North Johnston.

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LC sked released
LC sked released
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College’s 2013 fast-pitch softball season will begin Feb. 11 with a home doubleheader against Region X rival Florence-Darlington.
Action will begin at 2 p.m. at Sheilah R. Cotten Field on the LC campus.
The Lady Hurricanes’ complete schedule is as follows, with home games listed in CAPS:

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Lady Hurricanes earn key soccer victory
Lady Hurricanes earn key soccer victory
LANCASTER, S.C. --The Louisburg College women’s soccer team got back to .500 with a 5-0 win over host USC-Lancaster, Wednesday night.  
With the victory, the Hurricanes improved to 5-5 overall and 5-2 in Region X play.
Jessie Scales continues to lead the way for the Hurricanes as she scored three goals in the conference win.
Larie Bailey delivered Louisburg College’s  other two goals.

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LUIS LEADS THE WAY
LUIS LEADS THE WAY
Franklinton’s Luis Guillen has been the top boys runner from Franklin County this season in Northern Carolina Conference cross country action.

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A BRIDGE TOO FAR
A BRIDGE TOO FAR
(L to R) A Bunn runner and Franklinton’s David Hughes cross the bridge at Vollmer Farm during Wednesday’s league cross country event.

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BYRL GRID HIGHLIGHTS
BYRL GRID HIGHLIGHTS
BUNN BACK IN ACTION. The Bunn Youth Recreation League Wildcats returned to play in the Eastern North Carolina Football League with a recent road matchup at Clayton White. Bunn fought hard but couldn’t come  up with a victory in either game. Scores were 22-0 (Mini Mite), 38-13 (Mighty Mite) and 33-6 (Pee Wee) in favor of the Clayton White Comets. In the above photo, Bunn Minis (l to r) Darren Murray, Aidan Miller and Gregory Wheless head to the field for the coin flip.

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LOPEZ LOOKS FOR ROOM
LOPEZ LOOKS FOR ROOM
Bunn’s Erik Lopez (left) tries to dribble the ball upfield for the Wildcats during Wednesday’s home overtime setback againstversus conference rival Corinth Holders.

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LIFESTYLES

Cherry Hill concert Sunday
The second concert of the fall, 2012 season at Warren County’s Cherry Hill will feature a two-piano concert by Keiko Sekino and Benjamin Hochman on Sunday, Oct. 7.
A story about the concert in the mid-week edition did not include the date of the concert.

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<i>‘Fun dancing’ can help get you into shape</i>
‘Fun dancing’ can help get you into shape
If you have not fallen in love with the gym in order to stay in shape, I have a story to tell you. This story might be familiar to you, or it might just be new; either way, I hope it is encouraging.
If you like to dance, whether you are a good dancer or not does not matter, but this might just be the answer to your desire to stay in shape.

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<i>How do you move from high school to higher education?</i>
How do you move from high school to higher education?
The video begins with two strangers riding up an escalator in a large building. It’s the middle of the day and both are eager to move from one place to another. Suddenly, the escalator stops, apparently having broken down.  The woman glances at her watch and says, “Oh no!  I don’t have time for this!”
The man looks up, down and then yells, “Hello!  Anybody!  Help!”  He reassures himself and the lady, “Somebody will be coming by.  We won’t be here all day.”

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SENIOR CITIZENS CALENDAR OF EVENTS (October 8-12
LOUISBURG SENIOR CENTER
Telephone: 496-1131 • Meals Daily: 11:30 a.m.
* Exercise Room: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. -  Fri.*
*Billiards: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.*

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SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Perry High’s Class of 1966 gets together!
The close-knit Class of 1966 of Perry’s High School, Centerville, met recently to celebrate its 46 years since graduation. The class has established the practice of meeting every other year to celebrate as a class.
The celebration was held at the Louisburg Lodge on West River Road, with 36 members present, including some who hadn’t attended before.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

<i>Shriners hold annual fish fry to aid crippled, burned kids</i>
Shriners hold annual fish fry to aid crippled, burned kids
FISHERMEN. Above, Nat Sandling hands out another load of fried fish during the annual Franklin County Shrine Club Fish Fry held on Wednesday at the old IGA building on Bickett Boulevard. Proceeds benefit a network of 22 Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, which care for crippled and burned children.

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Minor wreck involves sheriff’s vehicle
Minor wreck involves sheriff’s vehicle
A Franklin County sheriff’s deputy was involved in a minor wreck on Monday.
According to Trooper P.L. Clayton, Franklin County Sheriff’s 1st Sgt. Harry Upchurch was helping Louisburg Police respond to a disabled vehicle call at about 2 p.m. when the accident happened.

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Underage drinkers arrested
Franklinton police and sheriff’s deputies arrested a man on charges of battering an unborn child a day after he eluded authorities in a foot chase.
Franklinton Police Chief John Green went to Academy Village the afternoon of Sept.  27 to serve a warrant on Timothy Nicholson when he encountered the 23-year-old suspect in a car on the way to the residence at the intersection of Main and N. College streets.

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Youngsville town board moving its meeting space for more room
YOUNGSVILLE — The town has generated enough interest in its business to need more elbow room.
Town staff and officials have moved its next regularly scheduled board meeting to the Youngsville Community House at 115 E. Main Street.
The board has held its regular meetings at Town Hall on N. Cross Street.

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PREP FOOTBALL

Bunn Bests Franklinton
Bunn Bests Franklinton
BUNN -- First place in the Northern Carolina Conference -- and a mighty dose of pride -- was at stake Friday when Bunn hosted Franklinton in a matchup filled with standings and bragging rights implications.
Franklinton entered the grudge match with a one-year winning streak over Bunn -- a rarity after the Red Rams topped BHS last fall for the first time since 1989.

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Louisburg Rallies Past Warren County
WARRENTON -- Louisburg delivered 30 unanswered points -- including 22 in the second half -- to rally past Warren County on Friday in a crucial Northern Carolina Conference football game.
Thanks to the flurry, LHS was able to break open the back-and-forth event on its way to securing a 44-16 decision over the Eagles.

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