FRANKLINTON — Fallout continues from the melee involving two high school coaches during a basketball tournament in Franklinton. Town staff invited a risk management specialist to talk with Franklinton commissioners on Tuesday night about handling police officer moonlighting liability issues.
To respond to changing demands in the health-care industry, Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer a new medication aide course at its main campus in Vance County, and at two of its satellite campuses.
The Louisburg Post Office is sponsoring a Passport Fair on Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Western Hemisphere travel will require a passport for all air and sea travel to or from Mexico, Canada, Caribbean, Bermuda, Central and South America by Dec. 31, 2006.
The board of directors of the Franklin County Community Foundation announces its 2006 awards from its Community Fund, according to Al Wheless, board president. This year, the fund was able to distribute $1,000 to three area non-profit organizations. They include:
The Franklin County Arts Council will award grants up to $800 for local organizations to finance arts projects within Franklin County. Projects may include the performance arts, fine arts or literary arts. Examples of the project or program must be furnished with the application, which is due Saturday, Sept. 30.
Ten free white flowering dogwood trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during August 2006. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.
CREEDMOOR — A long, hard-fought game turned Bunn’s way for good during just a 10-second span Friday night.
After his team had fallen behind for the first time, Bunn’s Brandon Barnes returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
BHS then tacked on another score to secure a 24-11 road victory over the South Granville Vikings in the first game of the prep football season for both squads.
SG had just pushed ahead and appeared to have wrestled momentum away from Bunn when, on a fourth-down and two situation, tailback Tahjay McCain broke a tackle behind the line of scrimmage and sprinted away for a 44-yard touchdown.
TILLERY — Franklinton High School opened its 2006 football season Friday with a 34-7 road setback at non-conference rival Southeast Halifax. The score was tied at 7-7 early in the second quarter before the host Trojans rattled off 27 consecutive points to pull away for the decision over Coach Chris Miller’s squad.
STANHOPE — Two power-hungry teams met for a final preseason tune-up Thursday evening at Southern Nash’s Firebird Stadium. Predictably, host Southern Nash and Louisburg, both of which are expected to rely on their ground games this fall, stuck to the basics during the intense, hard-fought event that paid dividends for both rosters.
FRANKLINTON — Other than the wildly successful Crystal Barnes Era earlier this decade, the Franklinton High School volleyball program has always been in search of continuity. That opportunity brought Ericka Wilkins to Franklinton, as she has accepted the chance to coach the Lady Rams this season.
LOUISBURG — In 2005, Louisburg College posted the best record (11-12 overall) during the four-year re-existence of its volleyball program, which was resuscitated after two decades of hibernation. LC head coach Jenna Hinton expects even bigger things this fall, thanks to the return of five starters, along with what might be her most touted recruiting class for LC.
HUNTSVILLE, ALA. — Yovani Gallardo retired the first 16 hitters and drove in two runs to lead Huntsville past Carolina 11-2 at Joe Davis Stadium on Thursday night in a Class AA Southern League action.
For high school football results the day after they happen, you’ve always been able to count on The Franklin Times.
And you still can.
But instead of publishing the stories and photos from games in the newspaper, they will be on our web site at www.thefranklintimes.com.
We'll be posting reports from Friday night's high school football action in this section every Saturday morning during the season.
LOUISBURG - Haywood Travis Gupton, 31, of New Bern, formerly of Louisburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Maple Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
BATTLEBORO - Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva F. Boney, 91, who died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at Marks Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Douglas Leonard, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Baptist Church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mrs. Vertie Lee Alston, 88, who died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Perry’s Chapel Baptist Church, Centerville, with Pastor Randolph Alston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
More than 750 students began descending upon Louisburg College on Monday, preparing for classes that begin next week.
Trying to preserve the community significance of the Riverside School campus, the Board of Education has kept its name as it is changed from a classroom space to the new location of the Central Office and Creative Learning Center.
No contract in hand for the property and no funding identified for construction, the Board of Education heard a time line Monday night for a new elementary school that would open bids in March of next year.
A snake - possibly looking for a meal - knocked out power throughout Louisburg on Tuesday.
Four-year-old Mykiah McMullins gave her customers full effort and a big smile on Saturday as she helped with a church car wash off Bickett Boulevard.
The Louisburg College Auditorium is the place to see and hear one of America’s true musical legends.