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FRANKLINTON -- Warren County point guard Michael Hargrove made one of two free throws with 5.4 seconds remaining to give his Eagles a 51-50 win over the Franklinton Red Rams last Friday night in Northern Carolina Conference boys basketball action at FHS gym.
Red Rams guard Cole Gupton missed a three-pointer as time expired, as Franklinton lost its third straight contest at home.
BUNN -- Bunn High School will host the BHS Christmas Basketball Tournament on Dec. 29-30 at the Bunn Dome.
The event will feature a homecoming for former BHS boys coach Gerald Melton, who will bring his East Wake Warriors into Franklin County.
Northern Nash and Corinth Holders round out the boys participants.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Making its debut as a member of the American Athletic Conference, East Carolina University has been picked third in the 2015 preseason baseball poll, as chosen by the league's eight head coaches Monday afternoon.
Under the direction of first-year head coach Cliff Godwin, the Pirates return 16 letterwinners including 2014 All-Conference USA Freshman Team selections Bryce Harman and Charlie Yorgen, as well as 2013 All C-USA performers David Lucroy and Travis Watkins.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, has announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2014 fall sports season.
The Wells Fargo Cup Award recognizes the schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state's four competitive classifications.
The Franklin Wake Soccer Club Team Force, a U-11 Challenge squad from Youngsville, claimed first place in its division at the Johnston United Soccer Association Challenge Cup. The event was held in November in Clayton. In the championship match, the Force secured a 7-1 victory over Liberty Soccer Academy. Earlier in the tourney, the Force topped XL Soccer World 03 Select Milan (9-0), Liberty Soccer Academy (10-1) and Wake Futbol Club (7-1).
The Franklin Wake Soccer Club 11-U Girls Fury finished the fall season with a Black Division victory at the JUSA Challenge Cup in November in Johnston County. The talented squad claimed three championships for the campaign and put together an impressive 16-2-2 overall record.
The Franklin Wake Soccer Club Phoenix posted a 3-0-1 record at the JUSA Challenge Cup, which was held in November in Clayton. The squad participated in the Red Premiere Division and defeated Wake FC Liverpool (6-2), Wake FC Celtic (7-2 in the semifinals) and XL 04 Select Daggers (4-2 in the championship match). The Phoenix also tied JUSA Arsenal 4-4 during pool play. This talented group is currently ranked No. 2 in the state and No. 10 nationally.
HENDERSON -- The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men's basketball team closed out the fall semester and the year 2014 with a win on the road and a loss at home.
On Dec. 4, VGCC traveled to face the junior varsity team at the University of Mount Olive.
The Vanguards defeated the Trojans in a dominating 80-51 performance.
Bunn's Bernadette Cooke (left) sends out another assist during last Friday night's home league decision against South Granville HS.
Precious Walker (left) was the leading scorer for the Bunn Ladycats during last Friday night's home triumph against league foe South Granville.
FRANKLINTON - Lillie Telfair Davis, 99, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif. A graveside service was held Saturday, Dec. 20, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church cemetery, 3331 NC 39 Hwy. S, Louisburg, with Joseph B. Cutchins Jr. officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - George Bailey "G.B." Horton, 71, of Louisburg, died Monday morning at his home.
BUNN - Shirley Conyers, 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Funeral was Monday, Dec. 22, at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Bunn. Arrangements, William Toney's Funeral Home, Spring Hope.
HENDERSON - Leon Perry, 52, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Funeral was held Monday, Dec. 22, at Spaulding Resource Center Auditorium, Spring Hope. Arrangements by William Toney's Funeral Home, Spring Hope.
LOUISBURG - Sallie Driver, 89. died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Funeral, will be Tuesday Dec. 23, at 12 p.m. at Nelson Chapel Baptist Church, Louisburg. Arrangements by William Toney's Funeral Home, Spring Hope.
LOUISBURG - Thurman Strickland, 77, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Funeral will be Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the Cedar Rock Baptist Church, Castalia, at 1 p.m. Arrangements by William Toney's Funeral Home, Spring Hope.
SPRING HOPE - Magdalene Perry, 81, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Arrangements by William Toney's Funeral Home, Spring Hope.
ZEBULON - William Issac Parks, 71, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Arrangements by William Toney's Funeral Home, Zebulon.
LOUISBURG - Virgil Steven Williams, 57, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Arrangements by William Toney's Funeral Home, Spring Hope.
LOUISBURG - Mattie Elizabeth Cheaves Sweet, 95, of Durham, formerly of Louisburg, died Saturday at Roxboro Nursing Center. Born July 29, 1919 to the late Zuna Lee and Lettie Terrell Cheaves. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Osborne Sweet, and her grandson, Horace Russell Sweet, Jr., and three brothers and six sisters.
LOUISBURG - Nell Rose Oakes Lee, 80, of Louisburg died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Louisburg Nursing Center. Born August 13, 1934 to the late Earnest Hayes and Thelma Puckett Oakes.
LOUISBURG - Kyeron Kyle Depriest, 4-month- old infant, aka Stink Stink Wooty Wooty, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 10, 2014 to Kyle and Barbie Depriest.
WAKE FOREST- Albert Taylor Moore, 62, died Tuesday, Dec, 16, 2014 at Transitions LifeCare, Raleigh, NC. He was affectionately known as "T" by his wife and "Taylor" by his many friends. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at the American Legion Post in Franklinton, located at 40 American Legion Road.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mary Willie Wardrick Richardson, 82, who died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 1 p.m. at Rocky Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Patricia Chavis officiating. Burial will follow in the Richardson family cemetery.
FRANKLINTON -- Area agencies arrested a trio of suspects, including a man wanted for attempted first degree murder, within a few hours time in separate operations.
First, at about 11 a.m. on Dec. 23, officers arrested a Vance County couple accused of defrauding a Food Lion in Franklinton.
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