WAKE FOREST —Maidie White O’Neal Mangum, 89, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at her home. Funeral services will held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the church cemetery.
- Boil water notice rescinded
About a million years ago, when I was young, I looked forward to getting older and beginning to understand how things really work.
Not work as they do in textbooks, but work as they do in real life.
Sadly, however, I seem to be understanding less and less as the years tick by — and since so many years have ticked by, I’m quite confused sometimes.
LOUISBURG — Residents upset with the county manager’s decision to burn historic documents called upon her to produce at least one piece of paperwork — her letter of resignation.
County Manager Angela Harris didn’t comply with that request, but she did tell commissioners and the public that she would craft a letter detailing her decision to destroy documents that were being housed in the Franklin County Courthouse basement.
LOUISBURG — A 52-year-old man’s criminal history caught up with him, literally.
Police arrested Jeffery Perry on Jan. 3 — three weeks after investigators allege he robbed the First Citizens Bank branch at the corner of Bickett Boulevard and Nash Street in Louisburg.
“We got a tip from a probation officer (who recognized a photo of Perry),” said Louisburg Police Capt. Jason Abbott. “We went from there.”
LOUISBURG — A man who died in a shootout with police may have died from a self-inflicted wound.
Pathologists with the Medical Examiner’s Office in Chapel Hill were reviewing the death of Ricky Toney, one of two men suspected of killing three people: a Louisburg woman and her daughter, and a Vance County man.
The medical examiner’s report has yet to be released.
This new Civil War Trails marker (Right) was installed on the campus of Louisburg College just before the holidays as part of an initiative of the Tar River Center for History and Culture at the school. It becomes part of a regional system that includes more than 1,000 sites across the South, sites that have become a huge draw for tourism. This marker commemorates the 1865 encampment of Union troops that had been part of General Sherman’s Army of the Tennessee.
LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Board of Commissioners decided to take the lead on plans to bring a new nature park to the area.
On Monday night, it appointed three commissioners and County Manager Angela Harris to focus on locating a park site in the northeastern part of the county.
They won’t exclude areas, commissioners said, but their focus is clear.
Darell Strickland, Junior, Four Months Old
LOUISBURG — The mother of a teenager who is sitting in jail on attempted murder charges has taken to social media, accusing officials of delaying her son his day in court and his exoneration.
Investigators arrested Shannon Nyamodi in August of 2012, hours after they allege he conspired with a 15-year-old girl to kill her mother for a bank deposit bag.
Franklinton and Youngsville officers combined efforts before the New Year to conduct a traffic checkpoint, keeping an eye out for drunken drivers and other motorists that pose problems on the road. Above, Franklinton Police Sgt. Kevin Hornaday checks the license of a motorist during the stop along N.C. 56 and Lane Store Road.
Army Pfc. Daniel B. Wester has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.
Wester is the son of Belinda Hicks of Selma and Anthony Wester of Louisburg.
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If you had any hope that the election season in Franklin County was still months away, those hopes were dashed Monday.
Reality struck — and all those folks who have been in hiding or denial now must face reality. And that includes us!
Sometime on Monday, Jan. 6, telephones began ringing around the county and if you happened to answer, even though the caller ID said “unknown caller, unknown number,” you helped launch the campaign season of 2014.
Four years ago, former Clerk of Court Alice Faye Hunter walked to the podium inside the commissioners meeting room and told leaders that Louisburg resident Edgar Owens left the county a good chunk of his estate to build a park with a fishing hole.
That night, she gave County Finance Director Chuck Murray a check and told him a bit more would be coming after some more of Owen’s assets had been sold.
“Laws control the lesser man ... Right conduct controls the greater one.” - Mark Twain.
This week I read where there are now places in our country that marijuana has been legalized. Some say, well why not? People are going to use it anyway, just make it legal and tax it.
Certainly an argument can be made for it, you cannot legislate morality. People are going to do what they are going to do. Prohibition is more than enough evidence of this.
When I think of persons of substantial financial means, I don’t envision people who live in mobile homes.
My vision is more of a mansion dweller.
Since the average price of a new single wide is about $40,000 and a doublewide can generally be purchased for under $75,000, the market would appear to confirm my feelings.
Our children cannot succeed in life without being able to read. It is fundamental to everything they will do. Some reasons why you should read to your child:
• Reading together nurtures the bond between parent and child.
• Reading together builds the child’s social skills.
Legislation enacted during the 18th and 19th centuries provides evidence of how state leaders viewed the economic value of the Tar River and its tributaries.
In addition to ferries and gristmills, which were subject to government regulation, fishing and transportation improvements drew the attention of public officials.
The annual meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held recently at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Franklin County Farm Bureau President Bennie Ray Gupton was recognized among his peers at the Presidents’ and Agents’ Luncheon. Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten presented each winning county president with a limited edition Case knife. Each county’s agency force worked to qualify their county president for this recognition.
Franklin County native Patrick L. Crudup has been promoted to Captain in the Asheville Fire and Rescue Department. He has received numerous commendations and credentials since joining the department in 2002.
Crudup’s service includes vice president of the Asheville Firemen’s Union, a Swat Medic for the Asheville Police Department and an Army Reserve veteran sergeant. He is currently teaching at the Fire Academy for new recruits.
It is so refreshing to find schools where students get to be exposed to the world in general.
By this, I mean studying map skills, knowing where countries are located, understanding something of various cultures and developing a sense of tolerance toward others who share this wonderful place called earth with us.
Nothing is more impressive than to talk to young students who are knowledgeable about the world and its people.
It is that time of year again and cold, rainy, freezing weather is upon us. Farm animals are calving, kidding and lambing now and I thought I would share some animal tips to keep them healthy during this time.
Cattle are comfortable in temperatures around freezing. As temperatures fall below freezing and snow or other moisture occurs, cattle will need extra care to keep warm and functioning.