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FRANKLINTON -- For Deran Coe, it’s almost like starting over again. With a freshman-dominated team this spring, Coe can’t help but think back to 2002, when his Franklinton High School girls soccer program was formed.
FRANKLINTON -- Without senior star Laura Lord in the lineup, many observers felt like Louisburg’s chances of success were slim at the Brassfield Commercial Shamrock Classic Girls Soccer Tournament. Louisburg’s players and coaches, however, had a different assessment of the situation.
Florene Murray Jones, 70, of 4012 Memory Lane, Raleigh, died Tuesday morning at Rex Health Care. She was born September 9, 1936 in Franklin County and was the daughter of the late Sidney Morris Murray and Bertha Smith Murray. She was preceded in death by brothers Cleamon Faulkner and Sidney Morris Murray Jr., and a sister, Nellie Ayscue.
Investigators continue to look for a suspect whose home invasion attempt was thwarted by an alert homeowner.
According to an incident report by Dep. Crystal Mitchell, 35-year-old Trudy Brantley was inside her Lake View Road home when someone knocked on her front door at about 4 p.m. on Feb. 17.
Franklin County Commissioners asked school staff to negotiate for at least three more weeks before it would exercise eminent domain over 30 acres for a new elementary school site.
School Board Attorney Boyd Sturges told commissioners on Monday night that they had reached an impasse with two trustees for the property on Long Mill Road.
“We’re at the point where we need to use these powers to condemn the property or go elsewhere,” Sturges told commissioners. “We have negotiated in good faith and we have not been able to reach an agreement.”
Attorneys closed one chapter of a civil suit that claims everyone from mechanics to county staff to Sheriff Jerry Jones were responsible for a fatal helicopter crash nearly three years ago.
Last month, mechanic Keith Svadba settled the claim brought against him by Ann Greene. In that suit, she alleges that he and 14 other defendants were responsible for the May 2004 helicopter crash that killed her husband, Deputy Ted Horton.
Louisburg residents James Hicks and Sarah Toney sit and enjoy some warmer weather this week while fishing at Riverbend Park in Louisburg. The duo caught a few small fish but expect to be at the park plenty this spring and summer as the weather warms up. Forecasters predict a high of 80 degrees today before cooler weather and possible showers move in. (Times photo by Carey Johnson)
For the first time Monday night, commissioners discussed, as a board, Franklin Regional Medical Center’s proposed move to Youngsville.
They took no action.
Hospital officials made public in February their plans to move the 70-bed facility from Louisburg to a location along U.S. 1 just north of the N.C. 96 intersection.
RALEIGH – When trying to make sense of debates in Raleigh about government budgeting and tax reform, there are some general rules that can help with interpretation.
First, assume that whenever you hear talk about “broadening the revenue base,” the real goal is to narrow the revenue base. Second, assume that whenever you hear talk about “making tough decisions” the real goal is to make easy decisions and then pretend they’re not.
The United Way of Franklin County named a chairman to oversee an annual event that does good in the community.
Wendy Watkins will chair this year’s Day of Caring event, slated for May 5.
The Day of Caring “demonstrates to the community how volunteering can make a positive impact on community problems,” said Watkins, program manager for the county’s Department of Aging.
Franklin County Commissioner Sidney Dunston and Otis Gill, president of the Franklin County NAACP, went to Columbus County recently to help those less fortunate.
LOUISBURG - Patricia Powell Shook, 66, died at her home Sunday, March 11, 2007 after a brave battle with Lou Gehrig’s (ALS) disease.
SOLOMONS, Md. - Daniel Owen Spinks, 88, of Solomons, Maryland, passed away on March 10, 2007, at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. He died from complications of vascular dementia.
LOUISBURG – Herman Clare Kemp, 105, of Louisburg, died Sunday night.
APEX - Thomas Hamilton, 74, died Thursday, March 8, 2007 at Rex Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 12, at Hope Community Church, Raleigh, with the Rev. Steve Ellis and the Rev. Darrell Sauls officiating. Entombment followed in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
FRANKLINTON - Eric D. “Buck” Moss, 59, died Saturday, March 10, 2007 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 13, at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Kittrell with the Rev. Fred McGhee and the Rev. Clyde Waiden officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE - Robert W. Allen, 92, died Friday, March 9, 2007 in a Louisburg nursing facility. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 12, in the Franklin Funeral Service chapel in Franklinton, with the Rev. David Haley officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton.
YOUNGSVILLE - Hezra Veerasammy, 57, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 10, at Mitchiner’s Grove Baptist Church, Franklinton. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
DURHAM - Aileen C. Floyd Green, 65, died Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Pettigrew Rehabilitation Center in Durham. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Youngsville. Burial will follow in the New Rock Spring UCC cemetery in Creedmoor.
YOUNGSVILLE - Sandra Williford Harris, 61, died Monday morning, March 12, 2007. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Bethany Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joe Zimmerman and the Rev. Phil Brantley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
CASTALIA - Bennie Foster, 73, of Castalia died Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Louisburg. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Cedar Rock Baptist Church, Castalia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
It’s no secret that regular exercise and a healthy diet can play a big part in living a comfortable and productive life.
But it’s easier to talk about exercising and eating healthy than it is to actually do it. Well, the Franklin County Schools’ Child Nutrition Department took some proactive steps last week in making sure children understand what living a healthy life really is.
The opening meeting of volunteers to assist in managing the 34th International Whistlers Convention is this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Arts Center at 106 Justice St. in Louisburg.
FRANKLINTON — Town officials emerged from an all-day retreat last week with a road map for the town’s immediate and distant future.
From 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. inside Novozymes, Franklinton’s governing board discussed the roles and responsibilities of the board, key issues facing the town and the most important issues to focus on in the next 18 to 24 months.
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