ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats of the Class A Carolina League will open their 2013 baseball season with a six-game homestand at Five County Stadium that begins on April 5 versus the Winston-Salem Dash.
In addition to the traditional Independence Day game (Thursday, July 4 vs. Salem), Carolina will also host home games on Mother’s Day (May 12 vs. Potomac) and Memorial Day weekend (May 24-27 vs. Winston-Salem and Wilmington).
LOUISBURG -- Both Louisburg and North Johnston entered last Friday’s Northern Carolina Conference football showdown on recent hot streaks.
But only the Warriors remained on fire after their convincing 50-0 triumph against the Panthers at Patterson Field in a game with key standings implications in the NCC.
“It was a problem of communication,” said Louisburg Police Chief Rick Lassiter as he evaluated problems that surfaced a week ago Saturday night.
Questioned at the town council meeting Monday night, Lassister said problems began when Sheriff Jerry Jones authorized a large party to be held at the National Guard Armory.
The last time parks and recreation advisors presented commissioners with a proposed park site, officials said no.
On Monday, commissioners took a sort of pre-emptive strike.
Last week, the county’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board agreed to recommend a nearly 100-acre site on Dyking Road for a new park site.
Solar power, already a reality in Franklin County, could be coming to Louisburg soon.
The town council took the first steps toward allowing both homeowners and businesses to generate electricity from solar powers during its Monday night session.
While the idea may not be financially viable without incentives at the moment, that’s likely to change, according to industry projections.
Louisburg Mayor Karl Pernell (left) presents Times columnist Asher Johnson with a proclamation honoring Johnson’s “unselfish, unparalleled and dedicated service to the citizens of Louisburg and Franklin County” following Monday night’s council meeting. The proclamation was approved by the town council.
County commissioners gave airport staff the authority to move forward with contract negotiations that could expand the airport.
Last month, the county’s airport authority agreed that it would be a good idea to enter into a contract to lease airport land to Paul Fayard so he could build a 12,000-square foot hangar.
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners decided to rescind a vote rather than get locked into an architectural contract for jail renovations.
Early in Monday’s meeting, commissioners agreed by a split, partisan vote on a contract that would have paid Apex-based Surapon Sujjavanich Architects 10 percent of an estimated $1.7 million renovation and new construction project.
The State Highway Patrol continues to look for answers more than a year after a Henderson man was killed walking along U.S. 401.
Authorities responded to the two-lane highway near the Warren County line at about 5 a.m. on May 31, 2011 to find Richard McClain Jones lying in the roadway.
Louisburg resident Camdyn Ball
Franklin County voters can get an early jump on the November election beginning on Thursday.
Early voting lasts from Oct. 18 until Nov. 3, a Saturday.
Regular weekday voting will take place from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the county’s Board of Elections office on Industrial Drive in the county’s Health and Human Services Building.
YOUNGSVILLE — It was an unusual night for the Youngsville Board of Commissioners who got taken to the “woodshed” by a couple of residents and then heard a lavish, $360 million highway improvement plan for U.S. 1 that is to unfold over the next several decades.
Two local residents, William Jackson and Twig Wiggins, urged the town board to be more business friendly.
Louisburg High School’s Zoe Hinton, right, president of the school’s Student Government Association and National Honor Society, presented Miracle League of Franklin County Executive Director Donna Wade with a check for $1,900. The money was raised at a Dance Marathon fundraiser at Louisburg High School, hosted by the Student Government Association and National Honor Society.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a handful of break-ins.
The afternoon of Oct. 9, John Sweder Jr. reported that someone broke into a property in the 100 block of Hill Court near Youngsville.
According to the report by Sgt. Dwayne Collins, a 42-inch flat screen television was reported missing.
A Wake Forest area man who already had a history of driving while impaired apparently found a new way to break the law — riding a bike while under the influence.
According to a report by Dep. N. Rinker, he went to a home in the 100 block of Margie Circle in the Wake Forest area of Franklin County to serve a Wake County warrant on William Thomas Morris for failing to appear in court on a DWI charge.
A Franklin County man was arrested on charges of selling drugs in Orange County.
Zachary T. Fitzgibbon, 18, of Franklinton, was charged with two counts of selling and delivering marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and selling and delivering a controlled substance.
LOUISBURG - Glenda A. Lane, 51, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Memorial services are pending at this time and will be announced at a later date.
FRANKLINTON —Funeral services for Josephine Wilder Crudup, 98, who died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, were held Monday, Oct. 15, at First Baptist Church in Franklinton. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery.
ZEBULON – Franklin Durward Creech, 77, died Friday night, Oct. 12, 2012 at William Dunlap Hospice Home. A funeral service was held Monday at Union Chapel Baptist Church. Burial followed in church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Richard Alan Scarberry Sr., 64, died at his home in Wake Forest on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Hall-Wynne in Franklinton. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the chapel of Hall-Wynne, Franklinton.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Chadwick L. Foster, 40, who died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Haywood Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Baptist Church cemetery.
LOUISBURG – Martha Stone Vaughan, 78, of Louisburg, died Saturday evening at her home surrounded by family and friends.
HENDERSON-Parry Garland “P.G.” Pace, age 75, a resident of 815 Countrywood Lane, died Friday, October 12, 2012 at Maria Parham Medical Center. Born in Franklin County on July 30, 1937, he was the son of the late Robert William Pace and Elsie Kearney Pace. He was a retired Project Manager for Hill Gray / 7.
GOOD MORNING: I’m still floating on cloud nine as a result of that big blow-out for me at the Louisburg Operations Center last Wednesday. And in response to the online question, posed by Joe & Deb DeSantis in Florida Saturday, as to how I managed to keep a straight face while State Sen. Doug Berger made the presentation, is that for once in my long life, I found myself totally speechless and I kept asking myself if this was real or imagined.