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In his own words, Bennie Franklin is ‘heading home’.
YOUNGSVILLE - Maryland Duke Holmes, 51, died Sunday, June 11, 2006 at Nash General Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Youngsville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Stratton officiating.
YOUNGSVILLE - Raymond Gene “Ray” Hawkins, 63, died Friday, June 9, 2006 at Rex Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 12, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest.
FRANKLINTON - Coyie Herbert Jeans Sr., 91, formerly of 603 Mitchell Ave., Franklinton, died Saturday, June 10, at Louisburg Nursing center. A graveside service was conducted Monday, June 12, at Pearces Baptist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Cottrell officiating.
FRANKLINTON - Adelyn A. Allen, 94, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006. A graveside service was conducted Monday, June 12, at Evergreen Cemetery in Franklinton, with Joseph B. Cutchins Jr. officiating.
LOUISBURG - Ronald Earl “Ronnie” Carter, 52, died Sunday evening, June 11, 2006 at his home. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at his home, with the Rev. Phillip Senn officiating.
LOUISBURG - Julia Emma Ball Dickerson, 77, died Thursday morning, June 8, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, June 10) in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park.
FRANKLINTON - Scott Allen “Woody” Woodin, 42, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at Wake Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, June 10) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with the Rev. Mike Davis officiating.
A memorial service for Martha Kearney Gilbert, 63, of Goldsboro, a native of Franklin County, who died Saturday, June 3, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Shady Grove Baptist Church.
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Mr. Preston Eugene Battle, 57, of Jamaica, N.C., formerly of Hollister, who died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, June 10) at Shiloh Baptist Church, in Warren County, with the Rev. W. Tabron officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
ZEBULON - Vernie Pearce Perry, 88, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Pearce Baptist Church, Zebulon. Burial was in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Rosa M. Brooks-Yarbrough, 80, of Holladay, Tenn., formerly of Franklinton, died Thursday, June 1, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Saturday, June 10) at Greater New Life Church of Christ, Franklinton.
FRANKLINTON - Collien Blunder, 86, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006. Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.
Among the Rotary Foundation programs, the Group Study Exchange (GSE) represents their major efforts towards understanding and world peace.
This group approaches young professionals from different countries in order to show them various cultures, along with providing them the opportunity to experience new horizons.
Last month, the Rotary Club District 7710 of NC had a wonderful visit from the GSE 2005-2006, District 4590, based in Sao Paulo Interior, Brazil. The local Rotary Club was able to host them and exchange ideas. The purpose of their visit was to acquire knowledge that will be helpful in their professions, their communities, and to themselves.
FRANKLINTON — Town officials decided during a public hearing Thursday night that they would allow more public comment before adopting zoning changes that affect the town and its extra-territorial jurisdiction.
Sixteen cadets graduated May 17 from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course at Vance-Granville Community College. After passing the state certification exam, all 16 are authorized to work in any law enforcement department in North Carolina.
A Wood man was killed last month following a farm equipment accident. According to a Franklin County sheriff’s report, Linwood Richardson was doing some work on his property on N.C. Highway 561 and Collins Mills Road when, on an incline, the tractor rolled over.
The site selected by the Board of Education for the new high and elementary schools has some concerning issues, according to the county manager and his staff. The 114-acre property on N.C. Highway 56 and Fred Wilder Road, known as the Nassif site, was selected in April by the BOE as a suitable site for new schools that would serve the Youngsville and Franklinton areas.
Durham officials plan to appeal to the state Supreme Court a lower court’s ruling that its decision to collect impact fees was illegal. And Franklin County will continue supporting Durham and any other county’s ability to enact a fee that requires new development to pay for added school construction.
The Franklinton and Youngsville police departments are ready to spend some federal money. The departments were each awarded a grant by the Governor’s Crime Commission, which gives out federal money that comes from the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Town of Youngsville is moving to condemn two buildings on East Main Street. The town had previously sent letters to the owners of the properties asking them to improve the properties but had not seen much progress.
County, town and business leaders gathered for a ribbon cutting at the regional headquarters of a business with a new name and logo, but the same old commitment to local service, company officials said.
LOUISBURG — The Louisburg Mobile Home Biscuits are rising steadily in the Louisburg Recreation Department’s Major League Baseball standings. The Biscuits, coached by Stanley Frazier, evened their record at 6-6 on the campaign with an impressive 10-2 victory over the Bulls Thursday night at Sheilah R. Cotten Field on the Louisburg College campus.
LOUISBURG — Anthony Martinez joined the Louisburg College baseball program this season with the intention to improve his standing for the Major League Baseball Draft.
Consider it done.
BUNN — Anyone associated with track and field or cross country in Franklin County already knew that Tria Metzler possessed the heart of a champion. Now, the entire state knows it.
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