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BUNN -- The old adage about everyone being in the same boat certainly applies to the opening of the Northern Carolina Conference football schedule following the recent heavy rains.
Due to the poor weather, teams haven't been able to practice as much as preferred -- and that list includes the Bunn Wildcats.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The United Way of Franklin County will be hosting a four-person superball golf tournament on Oct. 23 at The River Golf Course.
Registration and lunch will be at 11 a.m., with golf to follow at noon.
Cost is $60 per player of $240 per team. Hole sponsorships are also available.
Prizes will be presented for longest drive and closest-to-the-pin. There will also be trophies and other prizes.
HENDERSON -- The Vance-Granville Community College women's volleyball team notched another Region X conference victory on Sept. 29, with a 3-0 win (25-16, 25-18 and 25-18) at home over the Cougars from Central Carolina Community College.
That brought the Vanguards' record to 7-5 (3-2 in conference play).
Kara Reese of Henderson led VGCC in kills (12) and in blocks (six). Reese and Rachel Thomas of Louisburg also contributed 10 digs apiece.
Louisburg High School's Amonte Moses (with ball) turns the corner for the Warriors during last Thursday night's road setback against the Warren County Eagles.
Veteran Garrett Ingraham (left) returned from injury last Thursday for Louisburg HS.
Bunn's Alex Denton (right) was sharp last Wednesday against rival Louisburg.
FRANKLINTON - Janie Knight, 88, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Franklinton on Thursday, Oct. 8. The viewing will be held from 2-3 p.m., with the funeral services following.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Morris Junior "Stokes Boy" Stokes, 66, who died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, were held Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Carl Wardrett officiating. Burial followed in the Hickory Grove Church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Rudy Delano May, 69, of Franklinton, died Friday, October 2, 2015. He was born on June 22, 1946 to the late Stanford and Ethel Dickerson May.
ZEBULON - Nellie Medlin Pearce, 87, died Saturday night, Oct. 3, 2015. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, Louisburg, with the Rev. Don Cashwell and Preacher Eddie Brackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Bunn Cemetery.
FRANKLINTON--Funeral services for Richard Williams, 74, who died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church in Louisburg, with the Rev. Stanley Dunston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
WARRENTON -- One football coaching milestone was achieved Thursday, while another one proved to be exceedingly elusive.
The first home victory for Warren County coach Terrance McCormick was one to remember as the WCHS braved the brutal weather and shut out the Louisburg Warriors by a 12-0 tally in the final non-conference contest for both clubs.
McCormick's club heads into Northern Carolina Conference action with a 2-4 mark, while Louisburg dropped to 0-6 as first-year skipper Dontae Lassiter is still searching for his initial triumph in charge of the rebuilding program.
LOUISBURG -- Novant Health Franklin Medical Center will close its doors next week.
The news comes after an apparent failed attempt to sell the hospital during the spring and summer and about a year after Novant gutted its staff and closed three primary care practices.
Louisburg Town Councilman Boyd Sturges and County Commission Chairman Sidney Dunston confirmed they met with Novant Health officials, confirming the closure.
LOUISBURG -- A rest home surrendered its license after state and local inspections revealed it failed to properly care for residents and allowed the building to deteriorate to the point that power was nearly shut off.
After a series of issues, the State Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) in February banned Essex Manor Assisted Living Facility from admitting or re-admitting residents.
For a little while Monday afternoon, the children, seated mostly on the floor of the Edward Best Elementary School gym, were talking quietly, creating a soft "buzz" of conversation.
Then, after a subtle gesture from teachers stationed strategically around the room, the children fell silent. So silent you almost could have heard a pin drop.
All eyes turned toward the entrance to the gym and a moment or two later, school Principal Geoffrey Hawthorne appeared in the doorway, looking a bit puzzled for a moment as the room erupted in cheers and applause.
LOUISBURG -- A former Louisburg College football player has filed a lawsuit against a former teammate, former coach and the college, itself, alleging they were all responsible for injuries he sustained that required surgery.
Durham attorney Martin Horn filed a complaint Sept. 18 on behalf of William Easter, alleging that a former teammate, John Wheatley, assaulted him inside his dorm room just after midnight on Sept. 24, 2012.
FRANKLINTON -- Ray Gilliam resigned his post as a town commissioner, citing health concerns, ending his service to the town that had spanned more than 20 years.
"It has been my great honor to serve alongside you over these last four years, so it is with some sadness that I must inform you that I will not seek re-election in the upcoming election and am resigning my seat as town commissioner, effective immediately," Gilliam wrote in a letter to commissioners that he handed to Mayor Elic Senter on Sept. 27.
County resident Reggie Brake
A ribbon cutting officially opened the new Citizens Community Bank in downtown Louisburg (across from the Post Office) last week.
FRANKLINTON -- Police arrested a Franklinton man after he took his ex-girlfriend's car and led them on a chase that ended with a K-9 pursuit.
Jonathan B. Faulkner, 33, was charged with fleeing to elude arrest, reckless driving, unauthorized use of a vehicle, failure to heed lights and siren, motor vehicle theft and resisting a public official.
According to police, the afternoon of Sept. 22, Jessica Edwards reported that Faulkner, who was staying with her temporarily, took her Toyota Prius without permission.
A lifetime of covering local politics has taught me a few things.
I understand that when some politicians say up, they really mean down.
And when they say yes, they often mean maybe.
Plus, when they say something needs a little more study, they mean its headed to the trash bin, never to be seen again.
There are those who say that if you don't learn from history, you're destined to repeat its mistakes.
Perhaps Franklin County and its communities could take a page from the past and fashion a successful approach to solving critical problems.
If you're a certain age and have a good memory, you might remember something called Federal Revenue Sharing.
It was created in 1972 by a unique display of cooperation between desperate Democrats and desperate Republicans and it helped solve some of the problems faced by America's communities..
When I was a kid, there were all sorts of tactics used to get us to eat our food -- particularly those dreaded vegetables.
On Saturday mornings, Popeye would tell us all that he was strong to the finish cause he ate his spinach.
I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fitness training he got while serving in the Navy.
The Jolly Green Giant would appear on screen with a big smile, encouraging us little folks to try some corn, or green beans of some other icky veggie.
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