Franklin Facts

Breakfast Hour
The monthly Franklinton Breakfast Hour will be at the Franklinton Senior Center on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 8:30 a.m. The meal will be hosted by Barbara Perry and members of New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy. The community is invited. There is no charge and no reservations are needed.

Louisburg College’s Office of Spiritual Life is co-sponsoring a ‘Teach-In’ on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Benson Chapel. The event will discuss education in the state of North Carolina (past, present and future), and will feature speakers from Louisburg College, Duke, N.C. State and Democracy NC.

Artist’s Exhibition
Franklinton artist Alma Burke will be exhibiting her work (oils/acrylics/gourd art) at the Sunflower Studio, 214 E. Jones Ave., Wake Forest on Friday, Sept. 12 through Sat., Oct. 4.
Reception will be on Sept. 12, 5-9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free to the public.
The artist’s work can also be seen at The Coffee Hound Book Shop, 103 W. Nash St. in Louisburg.

Fireman’s Day
The Epsom Volunteer Fire & Rescue will celebrate its 15th Annual Fireman’s Day on Saturday, Sept. 6. Barbecue and fried chicken plates will be sold from 11 a.m. until sold out. Plates will be available at the Epsom Fire Department or at Louisburg Motors (formerly D&J, Hwy. 56 side entrance).
The event will also include live entertainment by the Evolution band from noon - until, bounce house, reverse raffle, Sheriff’s Department activities, and more.

Tractor Show
The 14th Annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car & Engine Show will be held Sept. 5 and 6 at Duke Memorial Baptist Church, Hwy. 581, Louisburg. Friday hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Small admission fee for 12 and older.
Special events will include music, children’s activities, crafts, flea market and vendors, swap meet—buy, sell & trade, homemade ice cream and much more. A spaghetti supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, and on Saturday there will be children’s events, along with an auction to be held at 11 a.m. (antique farm items and other misc. pieces).
Camping is available, no hook-ups. No alcoholic beverages. Golf carts may be brought if needed.
For more information contact Donnie Aycock, (919) 853-2925 or Philip Rice, (919) 853-3161.

Cancer screening
The Novant Health mobile mammography unit will make its first appearance in Franklin County at this year’s Tar River Festival. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, women can board the mobile unit to get their annual mammography. Early detection is paramount in reducing risks associated with breast cancer and Novant Health is excited to make annual screenings more convenient for local women. The unit will be parked on the corner of Elm Street and Nash Street right by the entrance to Riverbend Park. Registration and insurance required. Please contact Kathryn Knight at 919-497-8460 to make an appointment.

Girl Scout Event
A Girl Scout recruitment event will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Louisburg United Methodist Church, 402 N Main Street, Louisburg. Girls and adult volunteers interested in joining Franklin County Girl Scouts are invited to come out and learn more about each of the 16 troops throughout Franklin County and find a troop to join. For more information, call 919-496-5511

Performance set
Daniel Dunlow and Collier Cobb, students at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in New York City, will be performing “John & Jen” at the Norris Theatre on the campus of Louisburg College for one night only, Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m.
“John & Jen” is an intimate look at the complexities of familial relationships in a changing America. A truly original musical about connections, commitments and the healing of the human heart, honoring brothers and sisters and parents and children set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990,.
The production is directed by Daniel Dunlow with music direction and accompaniment by Katie Ammann of The Music School of Roanoke Rapids and will be presented at the Norris Theatre on the campus of Louisburg College.
Admission is $10 at the door on the night of the show only; Louisburg College staff, faculty and students are admitted free. Call (919) 497-3429 for more information.

County schedule
Here’s the Labor Day schedule for all county offices:
All branches of the library will be closed both Saturday and Monday, Aug. 30 and Sept. 1.
The landfill will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, although the convenience centers will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday.
All other county offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1.

We The People
We The People of Franklin County Patriots will meet Thursday, Sept. 4, at Johnny Bulls Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Road, Louisburg. Social/dinner at 6 p.m. Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Movie Night continues with “Atlas Shrugged Part II.”
Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact the facilitators: Roger Lytle (919) 269-6384, or Dee Sams, (919) 868-0431.

Yard Sale
The Louisburg Women of the Moose will have an indoor yard sale at the Louisburg Moose Lodge on Moose Loop Road on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon). There will be clothes, household items, etc. Sausage biscuits will be sold. Proceeds will be used to help support community projects.

Family reunion
The Livingston, Yates, Vick, Hall families will be having a reunion Friday through Sunday, Sept. 26-28, in Chesapeake/Virginia Beach, Va. For more information or if you are a non-family member who is interested, please contact Angela England via email at or Kimberly Boyd-Jenkins, (757) 301-9198.

FCAC Events
Introduction to Encaustic Workshops, Sept. 9 or 16, 6-9 p.m. at FCAC Headquarters, 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton.
FCAC Writers Guild meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m. at FCAC Headquarters in Franklinton. Open to new members. All levels of experience welcome.
FCAC Photography Guild will meet Sunday, Sept. 7, at 5 p.m. at FCAC Headquarters, Franklinton. Open to new members. All levels of experience welcome.
The FCAC Photographers Guild Annual Photography Show will continue through Aug. 30 at the Franklin County Arts Council’s Gallery, 22 Main St., Franklinton. The show will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Cash and ribbons will be awarded in each of two categories: color and black and white, plus a people’s choice award to be given at the end of the show.

TDA Meeting
The Franklin County Tourism Development Authority Board will meet for a special called meeting on Monday, Aug. 25, at 5:15 p.m. in the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room. All TDA Board members are expected to attend this important meeting. For additional information, please call Chairperson Bob Sykes at 919-457-2942.

Clint Black concert
Friends of the Cancer Center will present Clint Black in concert on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Louisburg College Jones Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call (919)497-3300 or toll-free 1-866-773-6354. 100 percent net proceeds will be used to provide free mammograms.

Vendors needed
Vendors are needed for a juried Holiday Food & Craft Fair on Nov. 8, 2014 at Lake Royale, near Bunn. Handcrafted items only. Request applications at or call (252)478-4121, Ext. 116.

Health workshops
The Kerr Tar Area Agency on Aging and the Franklinton and Louisburg Senior Citizens Centers are offering Living Healthy Self Management workshops. If you are age 60 or older or a caregiver with an ongoing health condition such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, or any other chronic disease, the Living Healthy workshop can help you take control of your health.
The workshops are free and will be held for 2 1/2 hours once a week for six weeks. The Living Healthy with Chronic Conditions workshop will continue through Sept. 17 at the Louisburg Senior Citizens Center, Louisburg. To register, call Tara Goolsby at (919)496-1131.
The Living Healthy with Diabetes workshop is scheduled to begin on Sept. 15 at the Franklinton Senior Center, Franklinton. To register, call Christy Southall at (919) 494-5611. Space is limited, so register now.

FHS Reunion
Calling all 1980-1989 Franklinton High School graduates. Contact Snow-dean Jones Cannady at (919) 818-0076, or, or Tony Harris, (919) 291-4204, or for information regarding a class reunion on Sept. 26 & 27 at the North Raleigh Hilton, hosted by FHS Class of 1984.

WF Market
Wake Forest Farmers Market, 150 N. White St., is open 8 a.m. to 12 noon every Saturday. The market offers a variety of meat, in-season produce, baked goods, honey, eggs and much more. Special visitors this Saturday are Wake Forest Arts in the children’s tent making Origami Butterflies. For more information, visit the website: or call 919-671-9269

Benefit postponed
A softball tournament, slated for Aug. 23, is now planned for Sept. 6. It is to help provide medical cost relief for two families of sheriff’s deputies.
The fundraiser will be held at Lions Park in Pilot, located on Pilot Bypass Road. Games will begin at 9 a.m. and are expected to last all day.
The cost is $250 per team and concessions will be available. Donations will also be accepted.
For further information, contact Allen Batchelor at (919) 495-1291.

FC Market
The following is available at the Franklin County Farmer’s Market: Tomatoes, beets, eggplant, bell peppers, zucchini, yellow, butter nut and acorn squash, cucumbers, okra, blackberries (frozen), corn, snaps, peas, sweet potatoes, herbs and spices, free range eggs.
The Farmers Market is located in the Shannon Village Shopping Center, Louisburg. Market opens on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and on Saturdays at 8 a.m. Closes when sold out.

Revised reunion date
The Louisburg High School Class of 1979 will celebrate its 35th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the North Raleigh Hilton.
For more information, contact Adell Hayes at (919) 671-9741.