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Showing 38 articles from November 13, 2012.

FRONT PAGE

Gunshots wound 2 in Louisburg fight
LOUISBURG — Police have arrested one man and are looking at the prospect that more suspects are involved in a weekend shooting that left two people injured.
Investigators are also exploring the possibility that Sunday afternoon’s shooting is related to a fracas and shots fired call that was reported the evening of Oct. 6.

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Go big. Go long. Go smart.
ONE-ON-ONE TALKS. Sen. Kay Hagan talks with Anthony Pope, director of the Franklin County campus of Vance-Granville Community College during her visit on Monday.
Go big. Go long. Go smart.
A Veterans Day visit to Franklin County saw U.S. Senator Kay Hagan emphasizing her family’s connections to the U.S. military as well as outlining her priorities for the nation.
Hagan visited Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin Campus Monday morning for the 95th of her “Conversations with Kay” meetings which she is holding this year around the 100-county state.

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Pay hike has a cost
Pay hike has a cost
YOUNGSVILLE — Town staff said it may be time to look at providing employees with a pay raise.
Town administrators, though, warned that such plans come at a cost.
During his financial update, Interim Town Administrator Bill Tatum presented commissioners with a financial update, which included inquiries made by town staff regarding pay raises.

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<i>Saluting those who have kept the nation free</i>
SPEECH. Keynote speaker Bill Croninger addresses the audience.
Saluting those who have kept the nation free
LOUISBURG — American Legion Post Commander Steve Ijames wasn’t scheduled to speak.
But he couldn’t be quiet, either.
The U.S. Army vet, just like everyone else inside the Louisburg High School Auditorium, had just listened to Veterans Day keynote speaker Bill Croninger share his experience chronicling the stories of veterans for the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Bunn resident Nicholas Sanders

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Superpacs
Editorial Cartoon: Superpacs

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Now for the big post-election question: What’s next?
Now for the big post-election question: What’s next?
What now?
That was the question that rattled around in my head just moments after unofficial election results came in this past Tuesday.
The results won’t be official until Friday, but only one local race could be impacted, so it’s fair to begin asking the question of — what now?

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<i>Column not in this edition</i>
Column not in this edition
Asher Johnson’s column won’t appear in this edition. He’s taking a break.

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Brutal second-term curse has struck Obama already
We suspect that a lot of Americans have long wondered if a newly elected Barack Obama, freshly sworn in to this first term as president, woke up, checked his image in the mirror and asked himself: “What have I done?”
At the time, the nation’s financial markets were in free fall, the automobile industry was on the verge of collapse, the Iraq War was a tangled mess and the housing industry was about to go off a cliff.

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President can’t fix country but can help
Dear editor:
America is expecting this country to be blessed, out of all the things they are doing. America is doing so many things that God is saying don’t do. They are expecting man (the President) to fix the country. The President cannot fix this country. He can help, but only help.

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OBITUARIES

SUSAN KAY TRAIL
FRANKLINTON - Susan Kay Trail, 63, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at the Brian Center in Durham. Ms. Trail was born in Bluefield West Virginia. She is preceded in death by her father, Roy James Kidd.

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TAMMY MCMILLIAN
DURHAM - Funeral services for Tammy McMillian, 42, who died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2012, will be Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Chavis Maxwell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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LETHA MAE GREEN
CREEDMOOR -  Letha Mae Green, 70, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at home. She was born to the parentage of Gennie V. Allen Perry and the late William Perry.

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LENA JOYCE BRINKLEY DAVIS
LOUISBURG - Lena Joyce Brinkley Davis, 72, died Nov. 10.

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LYDIA CAROL JONES PERRY
GARNER - Lydia Carol Jones Perry, 72, died Nov. 12.

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JOHN L. SOLTES
FRANKLINTON – John Louis Soltes, 73, died Saturday Nov. 10, 2012 at home. He was a son of the late Andy and Irene Soltes. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Peck and brothers, Steve Soltes and Andy Soltes.

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J. COLEMAN EDWARDS
LOUISBURG - John Coleman Edwards, 82, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at his home. 

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CHRISTOPHER JOHN HAYES
LOUISBURG – Christopher John Hayes, died Sunday Nov. 11, 2012.  He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Betty Shearer.

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OREATHER HODGES HARDING
YOUNGSVILLE - Oreather Hodges Harding, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at WakeMed. She was born in Halifax County, the daughter of the late James and Sally Hodges and was retired from ABB (Westinghouse).

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JOYCE MAIDA
SPRING HOPE - Joyce Ann Sasser Maida, 58, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. A funeral service was held Tuesday at Rocky Cross Baptist Church. Burial will be private.

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PATRICIA COOK VAUGHN
FRANKLINTON - Patricia Cook Vaughn, 77, died November 11, 2012 at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii and was the daughter of the late John and Alice Yoshida Cook. She was the owner of the Bargain Store and a member of Union View Baptist Church.

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SPORTS

THE ELITE EIGHT
IT’S TACKLE TIME. Bunn High School’s Naquan Davis (left) comes up with a tackle off a SouthWest Edgecombe pass reception during last Friday night’s action in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2-AA State Football Playoffs.
THE ELITE EIGHT
BUNN -- Two games into the postseason, any thoughts that Deshawn High’s absence would doom the Bunn Wildcats have been squelched.
Bunn, of course, would love to have High’s services at quarterback, but  he has been unavailable due to an ankle injury suffered in BHS’ regular season finale at Louisburg.

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LC off to a strong showing
DIRECTING TRAFFIC. Louisburg College’s Tiffany Johnson runs the point for the Lady Hurricanes during Monday’s home victory against Spartanburg Methodist.
LC off to a strong showing
LOUISBURG -- Brett Vana’s first season in charge of the Louisburg College women’s basketball program was one to remember as the coach guided the Lady Hurricanes to a third-place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament.
It’s encore time for Vana and Company as Louisburg looks for another strong campaign on the hardwood.

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Canes Sweep The Weekend
TYQUAN FOR TWO. Louisburg College’s Tyquan Roberts (with ball) drives for two points during last Friday’s home victory against Howard CC.
Canes Sweep The Weekend
LOUISBURG -- Rare are the occasions when Louisburg College is able to secure a men’s basketball victory on the hardwood against the tradition-rich program from Hargrave Military Academy.
But it happened last Saturday night in front of a packed house at the Taylor Center as part of Roger Taylor Classic action.

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Crow is included in book
Crow is included in book
In his quest to pen a definitive narrative to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, Tim Stevens sought to avoid a piece-by-piece factual account of some of the state’s most pertinent prep sports events.
Instead, Stevens hoped to put together a series of human-interest stories that were more in-depth than scores, statistics and long-forgotten games.

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HIGH SCHOOL GRID SCORES
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last Friday’s results and this Friday’s schedule from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Football Playoffs

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Quarterfinal Showdown
SEE YA IN THE END ZONE. Bunn’s Tarik Cohen breaks free once again for the Wildcats during last Friday’s home playoff decision against SouthWest Edgecombe.
Quarterfinal Showdown
BUNN -- Bunn’s been-there-before mentality could be a key intangible for the Wildcats as they prepare for this Friday’s Elite Eight showdown at Jacksonville Northside in the Class 2-AA State Football Playoffs.
Certainly, Bunn has played the role of cool customer through a pair of postseason victories against SouthWest Edgecombe and North Brunswick.

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SHOWING THE WAY
SHOWING THE WAY
Louisburg College guard Antonio Robinson was strong for the Hurricanes during action last weekend in the annual Roger Taylor Classic. The undefeated Hurricanes defeated Hargrave Military.

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LHS schedule finalized
LHS schedule finalized
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School will begin its 2012-13 boys and girls basketball seasons on Nov. 27 with a home matchup against KIPP-Pride from Northampton County.
As part of the campaign, Louisburg’s boys will participate in the South Granville Christmas Tournament from Dec. 27-29.

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LC splits national matches
ALBANY, GA. -- The No. #3-seeded Louisburg College men’s soccer team picked up a 4-0 win over #10 Northwest College in opening round play at the 2012 NJCAA National Championship Tournament on Monday night.
The two teams played to a scoreless first half, even with the Hurricanes outshooting the Trappers 11-2.

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Wesleyan wins football finale
RED OAK -- The Battling Bishop football team of North Carolina Wesleyan College celebrated its 2012 Senior Day last Saturday afternoon with a 32-21 victory over Averett University at Death Valley on the campus of Northern Nash High School.
NCWC’s defense pitched a shutout in the second half, outscoring the Cougars 20-0 in the third and fourth quarters en route to the victory.

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TAYLOR TO THE BUCKET
TAYLOR TO THE BUCKET
Louisburg College’s Justin Taylor drives for two points during the Lady Hurricanes’ home conquest Monday over Spartanburg Methodist.

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LIFESTYLES

<i>Country music star Pam Tillis to perform here</i>
Country music star Pam Tillis to perform here
Country music star Pam Tillis will perform her greatest hits beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center on the campus of Louisburg College.
This Grammy Award-winning Grand Ole Opry member has a long list of accomplishments, beginning in 1991 with the CMA Horizon Award. The CMA later bestowed on Tillis other awards including “Video of The Year” and “Female Vocalist of the Year.”

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CHECK IT OUT.
CHECK IT OUT.
Tamia Green poses with her original artwork and a Juvenile library card which features her picture of people enjoying the county’s library. The artwork of Tamia, a student at Franklinton Elementary School,  was selected for the library’s new Juvenile Library Card.  The colorful picture was among works collected by the library and the Boys and Girls Club this past summer.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Fuel-laden tanker wrecks, driver was trapped
FRANKLINTON — A tractor trailer driver was airlifted to an area hospital Saturday following an accident that spilled more than 2,500 gallons of gasoline.
Environmental crews were out this week cleaning up and monitoring the spill, which officials said was contained to a private pond along U.S. 1.

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Youngsville eyes easing business rules
Youngsville eyes easing business rules
YOUNGSVILLE — Town staff found a mechanism to make it easier for two downtown businesses to keep operating.
Over the summer, staff realized that businesses in the Main Street Business District — downtown — were required to have a conditional use permit to sale their wares outside.

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Cigarette blamed for fire; sweet tea used in assault
Sheriff’s deputies and fire officials concluded that an errant cigarette butt caused a house fire.
According to a report by Dep. B. Baker, authorities arrived the afternoon of Nov. 6 to a home in the 100 block of Triple Horn Drive to find a house on fire.
Baker noticed the fire was concentrated in the area of a kitchen bay window and he fought the fire with an extinguisher. When firefighters arrived, they continued to focus their efforts on the kitchen.

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<i>Ladies Night out!</i>
Ladies Night out!
STEPPING OUT. Above, Tina Harper with Franklin Regional Medical Center’s Radiology Department holds down a booth.

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