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EASTER FUN. Emma Gorczynski gets a good look at eggs as she fills her basket during the Easter Egg hunt on the premises of the Youngsville Library. Organizers set up several hunts throughout the afternoon for different age groups. The Easter Bunny also showed up for a visit during the event.
These beautiful spring days have many people looking around for fun — yet inexpensive — things to do.
One of the best in the state is coming up on April 26 and 27 about a hundred miles east of Louisburg.
It’s Living History Weekend in Plymouth, down in Washington County, which is a little more than halfway between The Burg and Manteo right along U.S. 64.
LOUISBURG — Revelations that accounting procedures by a former clerk of court may have risen to the criminal level are politically motivated.
At least those are the thoughts of two key individuals involved — the former clerk of court, Alice Faye Hunter, and the woman who replaced her, Patricia Burnette Chastain.
The Easter Bunny hands a treat to Haven Payne, left, as her grandfather, Dan Surles, looks on. The exchange was part of the Friends of the Youngsville Library’s Easter celebration on April 12. See more photos from the Youngsville and county event on Page 5A.
“The march goes on” toward a brighter future for Louisburg College, said the school’s president, Mark La Branche, as he presented the annual State of the College message at a Chamber sponsored breakfast last Thursday.
Dr. La Branche outlined a number of improvements and projects that are underway or pending -- and noted that the school’s total net assets grew by $1.1 million from operating activities in the last year, the fifth year the college has shown an increase from operations.
LOUISBURG — Prosecutors say they can’t let the prospect of repercussions and ramifications impact their decisions to pursue charges against hardened criminals.
Those thoughts, though, were shaken a bit last week when local, state and federal officials arrested five people on charges of kidnapping the father of a Wake County prosecutor — a ripped-from-the-headlines plot orchestrated by a man jailed because of the efforts of said prosecutor.
The driver of the SUV in the foreground, Christopher Yancey of Oxford, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way that resulted in a crash with an ambulance at the intersection of Bickett Boulevard and Main Street in Louisburg the afternoon of April 15. Yancey was taken to Franklin Medical Center where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries. No one in the Bertie Ambulance Services Inc. vehicle was taken to the hospital.
YOUNGSVILLE — Commissioners plan to use a scheduled work session to get down to business.
Commissioners meet once a month for official business and — save for unofficial committee meetings — don’t get to do enough brainstorming and sharing as a group, officials said.
As a result, they’ve scheduled a Saturday work session in June, giving the group a chance to roll up their sleeves and spitball matters that don’t always get brought up in public meetings.
Bethany Cosmai with Janessa Perry at the county Easter Egg hunt
FRANKLINTON — Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of assaulting a woman twice within the last two weeks.
The evening of April 15, officers responded to reports of shots being fired into an apartment in Academy Village on Hawkins Street.
“Our brightest days are ahead of us.”
That statement from Louisburg College President Mark La Branche speaks volumes, especially when he’s taking about a school with a distinguished 225-year history that has changed the lives of countless students for the better.
Instinctively, many of us have long believed that the potential for an even brighter future than its distinguished past was possible for the school.
As co-founder of We the People-Franklin County Patriots, I was very disappointed to read about the attacks by the Franklin County Democrat party on We the People and any democrats who attended or spoke at our meetings. We say it over and over - WTP-FCP is a non-partisan conservative group.
From reading Steve Trubilla’s Franklin Times columns, I had somewhat drawn the conclusion that Trubilla is a man who was open-minded in search of the truth on various issues of importance to himself and others. I have respected his views and his right to share them with us.
I talked to a neighbor the other day who told me the last person he voted for was Bill Clinton.
That means he has not voted since at least 1996. He felt he was bombarded by too much contradictory information and simply did not know what to believe.
Buckle your seatbelt.
If there is one thing I think we can all agree on, it is that we do not like dirty politics. Political operatives are trying to make a big deal out of why I have commented in a positive way on Patricia Burnette Chastain.
Seems they favor Shelley Dickerson for Clerk of Court and figure by saying I am a right wing Tea Party Leader nut case, they can get you to vote for Dickerson.
LOUISBURG — On Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m, songstress Rita Coolidge will be performing at Louisburg College’s JPAC.
The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer has enjoyed numerous hits in pop, country, adult contemporary and jazz styles. She topped the charts in the ‘70s and ‘80s with “Fever,” “We’re All Alone,” “One Fine Day,” “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher & Higher,” and “The Way You Do The Things You Do.”
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Students in HIS 221 (North Carolina history) at Louisburg College recently undertook original research that sheds new light on the life of Abigail House, a rough-hewn, illiterate farm woman who lived on a small farm east of Franklinton before, during, and shortly after the Civil War.
Known affectionately as “Aunt Abby,” she became famous during the Civil War for her heroic efforts to take care of her eight nephews and other soldiers who fought for the Confederacy.
At some point in life, birthdays seem to become an unwanted reminder of growing old, something the celebrant would just as soon downplay. Not the case for Lorene House. She loves getting the attention more than ever.
Mrs. House celebrated her 103rd birthday on Sunday, Feb. 23, as her family, church and community friends gathered on Saturday, Feb. 22, to celebrate with her.
LOUISBURG -- With the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference championship all but clinched, the Louisburg Warriors continued to prep for the boys tennis postseason by hosting a pair of key matches at the LHS Courts.
Last Friday, the Warriors entertained Class 3-A Oxford Webb and earned a 6-3 team decision.
Louisburg’s heroics continued Monday as the Warriors, coached by Johnathan Waugh, delivered a 6-3 triumph over Kerr-Vance Academy.
LOUISBURG - Despite what their record would indicate, the Louisburg College Hurricanes have already displayed a penchant for being competitive with any Region X baseball opponent.
But transforming that compete level into victories is something the Hurricanes are still in the process of ironing out.
That was evident last weekend as LC hosted region leader Spartanburg Methodist College -- the nation’s second-ranked team -- for a four-game series at Frazier Field.
Louisburg College’s C.J. Needam takes a mighty cut during last Saturday’s home baseball doubleheader.
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg High School girls soccer squad continues to try hard while improving, but the Lady Warriors would prove to be no match last Thursday for traditional powerhouse Northern Nash.
NNHS delivered 10 goals in the opening half to invoke the mercy rule as part of a 10-0 decision over the Lady Warriors at Joyner Park.
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