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Showing 34 articles from November 30, 2012.

FRONT PAGE

Local man accused of murder; Raleigh man was shot to death
Local man accused of murder; Raleigh man was shot to death
HENDERSON — A Louisburg area man was arrested this past week, accused of killing a Raleigh man last month.
Darnell Macon, 23, is slated to appear in Vance County District Court on Dec. 10.
According to reports, authorities arrived at an apartment complex the afternoon of Oct. 20 to find Gregory Welfare and Lajohn Champion suffering from gunshot wounds.

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Shooting range proposal goes before county commissioners
LOUISBURG — Proprietors of a Youngsville gun shop will be asking county commissioners for permission to operate a shooting range in the Margaret Community.
Already, residents in the Dunn Road neighborhood between Mort Harris and Seven Paths roads told planning board members at a meeting earlier this month that they didn’t want to live next to such an operation — prompting the advisory board to oppose the plan.

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Ho, Ho, holiday season begins!
Those in search of Christmas cheer this season will have plenty of options — and plenty of time to get to each event.
Youngsville and Nashville start the season today, Saturday, Dec. 1.
Beginning at 10 a.m., Youngsville will host a parade that will come through the heart of town, ending at the National Guard Armory where Santa will be available for pictures.

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<i>Recycling guru retires</i>
Recycling guru retires
LOUISBURG — As director of the county Solid Waste department’s Keep America Beautiful efforts, Ed Shearin knows a bit about recycling.
So, when he retired this past Friday, he knew his new free time wasn’t going to waste.
During the next two years, he’ll be spending more time with his 16-year-old son renovating a house.

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<i>23 grants designed to boost classroom innovation</i>
Sen.-elect Chad Barefoot
23 grants designed to boost classroom innovation
FRANKLINTON — One of the county’s most recognizable social services organizations paired with one of the county’s leading science companies to recognize teachers for innovation in the classroom.
Besides a pat on the back, the United Way and Novozymes leaders handed out 23 grants totalling $26,577, giving teachers the money they will need to bring innovating programs and ideas into the classroom.

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Franklin Face
Franklin Face
Hope Lee, Seven Years Old

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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Fiscal Cliff
Editorial Cartoon: Fiscal Cliff

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Who needs energy drinks with December highs in 60s?
Who needs energy drinks with December highs in 60s?
GOOD MORNING: I see where a second caffeinated drink, 5-Hour Energy, has reportedly been cited by the Federal Food and Drug Administration in connection with 13 deaths over the past four years.
This in addition to the five other fatality filings mentioning another popular energy drink, Monster Energy. The report goes on to state, however, that “the filing of an incident report with the FDA does not mean that a product was responsible for a death or an injury or that it contributed in any way to it.“

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A simple brain teaser makes important point
Here’s a little brain teaser to start your weekend.
How are these things related?
1) One.
2) Sixty-four good old American dollars.
3) 200,000.
Give up?
Okay, here’s a hint. Made in the U.S.A.

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Taking potshots at a lame duck
Okay, even though it’s hunting season, it’s probably not sporting to take potshots at a lame duck.
But sometimes the temptation is too great to resist.
Our lame duck U.S. Congresswoman Renee Ellmers — who is a lame duck to us because she was redistricted out of our area — did something so royally out of touch it deserves comment.

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Fixing fiscal mess requires sacrifices from ALL of us!
Fixing fiscal mess requires sacrifices from ALL of us!
A novel idea, Fix the Debt, is taking root in North Carolina and, with luck, may grow all across the nation.
About time, don’t you think?
The bi-partisan group of business and political leaders is calling on Washington to compromise and fix the ballooning national debt.
“We’ve got to fix the debt,” said former Gov. Jim Hunt this week.

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OBITUARIES

BERTHA F. DUKE
LOUISBURG – Bertha Freeman Duke, 85, died  Thursday evening, Nov. 29, 2012. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Dec. 1) at Hickory Rock Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.

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JOHN HENRY LEWIS
FRANKLINTON —Funeral services for John Henry Lewis, 69, who died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Stanley Dunston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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LUZELIA C. CLEMONS
BUNN — Luzelia Crudup Clemons, 89, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Zebulon.

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DOROTHY DAVIS
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Dorothy Davis, 60, who died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Rocky Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Rory Sneed officiating. Burial will follow in Eagle Rock Cemetery.

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A. FAYE B. COLE
LOUISBURG - Ann Faye Breedlove Cole, 69, of Louisburg died Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Louisburg Nursing Center.  She is the daughter of the late Willie Walter and Hazel Harper Breedlove.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Catherine B. Wood and her brother, Willie “Jack” Breedlove.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Archie Barringer and the Rev. Dustin Mace officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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DR. WILLIAM ROBERT OWENS, SR.
FAYETTEVILLE - Dr. William R. Owens, age 80, of Fayetteville, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on November 27, 2010, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

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RUSSELL EDWARD PERGERSON
ROCKY MOUNT - Russell Edward Pergerson, 61, of Rocky Mount, passed away Tuesday evening, November 27, 2012 at Nash General Hospital. He was born in Franklin County to the late Russell I. Pergerson & Edna Woodlief Pergerson. Mr. Pergerson was retired from CenturyLink after over 30 years of service and was a member of Anchor Baptist Church in Louisburg.

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SPORTS

MOVING AHEAD
GOODSON GOES UP FOR TWO POINTS. Louisburg High School senior veteran Shade’ Goodson (with ball) heads to the bucket during Tuesday night’s home contest against KIPP Pride in non-conference girls basketball action.
MOVING AHEAD
LOUISBURG -- The coach may be new, but there will be plenty of familiar faces this season from the Louisburg High School girls basketball squad.
LHS returns the nucleus from last year’s squad, which reached the Class 2-A State Playoffs before falling in the first round of action.

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LC wins matchup at home
LC wins matchup at home
LOUISBURG -- The second-ranked Louisburg College men’s basketball team returned to the court Wednesday after a brief holiday break and they didn’t miss a step as the Hurricanes knocked off Richard Bland College by a 109-58 margin at the Taylor Center on the LC campus.
Marcus Freeman earned a double-double in the non-conference win as he scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

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Tart Targets Success At LHS
DARRIAN DOES IT AGAIN. Louisburg High School senior standout Darrian Brown (top) recorded another victory on Wednesday night as part of the Warriors’ team wrestling match on the road against the Nash Central HS Bulldogs.
Tart Targets Success At LHS
ROCKY MOUNT -- Depth may be slim but hopes are still large for the Louisburg High School wrestling squad.
During Wednesday’s season-opening match at Nash Central, the Warriors only have five grapplers available for competition.


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Warriors’ swimmers in action
Warriors’ swimmers in action
Erica Wammock starred in softball and volleyball during her playing career at Louisburg High School in the late 1990s.
Despite her numerous successes, Wammock always regretted the fact that she couldn’t compete in a particular sport on the prep level.
Swimming.

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Yet Another Reel Thrill
Yet Another Reel Thrill
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Until this season, no team had ever taken first place in the Southern Kingfish Association National Championship Small Boats Division on more than one occasion.
Franklin County resident Vaughn Ford and his son, Graeson, were determined to make history heading into this year’s nationals, which were held from Nov. 9-10 in Biloxi, Miss.

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County Sports Schedule Week of Dec. 2-8
High School Basketball
MONDAY
Bunn at Cardinal Gibbons    6:30 p.m.

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LHS’ boys claim campaign opener
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School kicked off its 2012-13 boys basketball season on Tuesday night with a home victory against KIPP Pride from Northampton County.
The Warriors took control with a strong first period and never looked back en route to earning a 50-28 decision over the visitors in the non-conference event at the LHS Gymnasium.

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Louisburg to kick off prep swim season
Louisburg to kick off prep swim season
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School’s inaugural swim season will begin Dec. 7 with a matchup at the Roanoke Rapids Aquatic Center in Halifax County.
LHS’ complete pool ledger is as follows:

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Wallace to manage the Mudcats
Wallace to manage the Mudcats
ZEBULON -- The Cleveland Indians have announced an all-new field staff to lead the Carolina Mudcats in 2013.
David Wallace will serve as manager, after earning a promotion from Low-A Lake County.
Hitting coach Rouglas Odor and pitching coach Jeff Harris will assist Wallace this summer. Jeremy Heller will return for his second season as athletic trainer.

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PICKING IT UP
PICKING IT UP
Louisburg High School’s Shadé Goodson retrieves a ball in the paint during Tuesday night’s home basketball event against KIPP Pride.

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HELD UP
HELD UP
Louisburg High School’s John Cuddy (right) tries to escape a hold during the Warriors’ team wrestling match on Wednesday evening against the homestanding Nash Central Bulldogs.

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LIFESTYLES

SENIOR CITIZENS CALENDAR OF EVENTS (December 3-7)
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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COMMUNITY NEWS

Victim pleads for her assailant
LOUISBURG — A Franklin County man avoided jail time, in part, because the victim pleaded his case.
Investigators arrested Jonathan Scott Ball last October after Jessica Gilliam alleged he broke into the couple’s house, held her against her will and assaulted her.
The couple’s child was in the house at the time of the incident, deputies said, but the infant was not injured.

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Parks advisory board offers commissioners tour of sites
LOUISBURG — An advisory board charged with recommending a new park site has decided to get county commissioners into the game.
The county’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board faced a tight deadline, planning to present commissioners with three potential sites during their Dec. 3 meeting.

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Armed robber arrested
Louisburg police arrested a man accused of robbing a convenience store customer at gunpoint.
Hosea L. Lewis, 23, was arrested Nov. 28  and charged in the matter.
Corey Anstead reported the evening of Nov. 21 that he was going to the Main Street Mini Mart in town when a man of small stature came from behind and put a gun to him.

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BUSINESS

20 YEARS IN BUSINESS!
20 YEARS IN BUSINESS!
Louisburg Eye Associates recently held their 20th anniversary. The celebration included a New York eye frame trunk show and give-aways. Pictured above left to right are the Louisburg Eye Associates staff: Dawn Lancaster, Dr. C. Harrison Lancaster and Lisa Watkins. They are located in Shannon Village Shopping in Louisburg. You can reach them at (919 )496-2328.

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