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RALEIGH -- A discount variety store in Bunn was fined for overcharging customers.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Standards Division conducts periodic inspections, making sure a business' price scanner systems are accurate.
The Dollar General store in Bunn was one of four businesses that was recently fined for having too many inaccuracies between advertised prices and those being rung up on registers.
Firefighters from Justice, White Level and Louisburg responded to a fire Tuesday afternoon that destroyed this mobile home on Cucumber Shed Way. No one was hurt in the blaze, which was reported at about 5 p.m. The Red Cross was called in to assist the family. The fire remains under investigation.
The Kid's Corner in Louisburg recently held its graduation at the center. Daycare director is Amy Merritt and the lead instructor of the class of 2015 is Tina Holden and assistant instructor is Barbara Coons.
John W. Aldrich III of Zebulon was awarded the Eagle Scout rank during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony held recently at Hill King United Methodist Church, Louisburg. Hill King's pastor, Dave Bundy, and his congregation hosted the ceremony. John had his Eagle Scout Board of Review Process in Henderson on Dec. 28, 2014.
He started his boy scouting experiences with Troop 520 as a Webelo in 2007 under the direction of Scoutmaster Charlie Smith and his leadership team.
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg All-Stars entered Monday's championship-round matchup with Garner Baseball with high hopes -- but a low level of energy.
That's because the Orange and Blue was forced to work its way out of the loser's bracket in the double-elimination format at the annual Tar Heel League 11-12 District Baseball Tournament at the Louisburg High School Softball Field.
GARNER -- Youngsville almost defeated one of the area's top diamond titans as part of its appearance at the Pony League Pinto (Coach-Pitch) Sectional Championships last weekend at the Garner Baseball Complex.
During pool play, Youngsville tangled with tradition-rich West Raleigh and fell by a tight score of 8-7.
Youngsville trailed 5-0 going into the top of the fourth but rallied with a pair of runs as Caden Alexander laced an RBI triple and Rylan Ball followed with a run-scoring double.
ROCKY MOUNT -- In the short span of three days, Bunn went from underdog to favorite at the Nash County Babe Ruth Prep League Baseball Tournament.
Nash Central, which went undefeated in the regular season, entered the event as the team to beat -- but suffered that fate during semifinal action last Monday.
BUNN -- One of Robin Faulkner's final tasks before retiring as the principal at Bunn High School was to find a new boys basketball coach to guide a program that suffered through its first sub-.500 campaign in recent memory last winter.
Bunn has a history of making the state finals, including a pair of trips in the late 1990s. So it was symbolic that the Wildcats' newest hire is someone who is familiar with that journey.
GARNER -- Whenever a baseball team takes the next step up from the Coach-Pitch level, it's easy to wonder how that club will fare against live pitching, as opposed to a machine.
Also, players need to be picked from the roster to learn how to pitch themselves -- and that sometimes isn't an easy task.
But for the Youngsville Red Raiders, everything has worked out perfectly as the talent-rich group moved out of Coach-Pitch in the off-season -- and didn't miss a beat.
LOUISBURG -- It didn't take long for Louisburg's bats to perk up at the Tar Heel 11-12 District Baseball Tournament.
During last Wednesday's opening game, Louisburg poured it on early and went on to defeat Knightdale by a 16-6 total at the Louisburg High School Softball Field.
The Blue and Orange tallied three runs in the bottom of the first stanza as Matthew Thomason blasted a three-run homer far beyond the left-center field fence.
WOODBRIDGE, VA. -- Carlos Franco hit a solo home run in the seventh, Joe Odom hit a score- tying single in the eighth, but Carolina's comeback was eventually bested by Stephen Perez and his game-winning, walk-off double in the ninth in Potomac's 6-5 win at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium on Tuesday night in a Class A Carolina League baseball contest.
HENDERSON -- The Kerr-Vance Academy Youth Soccer Camp will be held July 20-24 on the K-VA campus in Henderson.
Children in rising grades 5-8 are welcome to participate. The cost is $100 per person.
The event will run from 8:30 a.m.-Noon each day. An 8 a.m. drop-off is available.
For more information or to obtain a registration form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youngsville's Pete Honse comes through with a double during last Saturday's victory over High Point at the Pony Mustang Sectional Tournament. Youngsville went on to win the championship at the Garner Baseball Complex.
Shane Musselman pitched well for the Louisburg All-Stars at the Tar Heel League 11-12 District Baseball Tournament.
James Rider makes contact and delivers a base hit for the Louisburg 11-12 All-Stars.
BUNN -- For youngsters in the Southeast portion of Franklin County, a week at the Bunn Wildcats Football Camp is always a summer highlight.
The camp, directed by BHS coach David Howle, was conducted last week and featured 40 children.
The kids visited North Carolina State University's Murphy Center and Carter-Finley Stadium as part of the camp.
Youngsville second sacker Jacy Cancilla tags a West Raleigh baserunner and prepares to throw to first base in an attempt to finish off a double play last Saturday.
Youngsville's Layton Hester sends out a single during last Saturday's contest vs. West Raleigh.
Youngsville shortstop L.D. Person (left) elevates in an attempt to catch a line drive.
RALEIGH -- The National Hockey League has released the 2015-16 schedules for its 30 member clubs.
The Carolina Hurricanes will open their 82-game campaign on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Nashville before playing their first home game on Saturday, Oct. 10, against the Detroit Red Wings.
Carolina's complete schedule is as follows, with the games listed in CAPS (all times Eastern):
A camper takes part in the Punt, Pass and Kick competition at the Bunn High School Wildcats Youth Football Camp, which was held last week.
A group of Franklin County athletes participated recently in North Carolina's Special Olympics 2015 Summer Games.
Those from county schools recently received a plaque and congratulations during a meeting of the Franklin County Board of Education. Making the presentation was Gil Johnson, chairman of the board.
FRANKLINTON -- Organizers of a new community garden broke ground on the venture this month.
The Franklinton Community Garden is a project in partnership with Helping Hands PAL, United Way of Franklin County (Feeding Franklin), Franklinton and the USDA, in cooperation with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service.
LOUISBURG - James "Jimmy" Ellis Pierce, Jr., of Louisburg died Monday, June 29, 2015 at Wake Medical Center. Born July 24, 1950 to the late James Ellis Pierce, Sr. and Joan Elam Allen. He was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Denton. Jimmy owned and operated Sycamore Creek Nursery. He loved his children and grandchildren, he had a love for the land, loved being outdoors and enjoyed softball.
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