Civil Rights activist Rosanell Eaton, Congressman G.K. Butterfield, center, and national civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis, had a meeting of the minds this past weekend during celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. They discussed the present-day need to continue the struggle for equal access to the ballot box in North Carolina, justice, peace and freedom for all people, Eaton reported.
Shanita Monique Warren of Oxford and Jeremiah A’Jason Hayes of Louisburg would like to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Helen Thornton Warren and the late Willie Fred Warren of Oxford. The groom-elect’s parents are Adell Hayes of Zebulon and Carl Williams of Henderson. The wedding will take place on Oct. 5, 2013 at 4 p.m. in Durham.
Katherine Faulkner and Philip Junk were married on Aug. 13, 2013 during a 5 p.m. ceremony at Hickory Rock Baptist Church. The officiating minister was Luke Smith.
The bride is the daughter of Robin and John Faulkner of Louisburg.
The groom’s parents are Robert and Robin Junk of Henderson.
LOUISBURG — Investigators have arrested a second suspect in a shooting that sent three people to the hospital.
On Aug. 21, Louisburg Police arrested Richard Darnell Williams, 26, charging him with shooting three people at a house party on Bailey’s Creek Drive on Aug. 17.
On Aug. 22, Noel Adolphus Matthews, 21, of Youngsville, turned himself in to authorities, aided by his mother.
Both were charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Traditional calendar students got on school buses, walked to school or got dropped off as the first day of classes for Franklin County Schools began on Monday. Right, Bunn Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Marjorie Sample hands out some material to her students.
Louisburg police arrested two teens on robbery charges, charging one of them with robbing two elderly women at gunpoint.
Investigators allege Brandon L. Wiggins and Nakia Neal, both 1 8, broke into a home in the 700 block of Kenmore Avenue on Aug. 19.
It’s ready. The long-awaited and much-discussed “airport road” from U.S. 401 South to the Franklin County airport is finished and a ribbon cutting is planned for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.
The 1.3 mile road was built with a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce which was used to leverage another $900,000 from the NC Department Transportation.
FRANKLINTON — Commissioners adopted an ordinance to help prevent sewer blockages, but the document does not yet include financial penalties for transgressors.
Commissioners began discussing a Fats, Oils and Grease ordinance during its Aug. 20 meeting, expecting to put in place an ordinance that would govern how restaurants keep those damaging materials out of the town’s sewers.
Whether you’re a Civil War buff, interested in vintage fabrics or just plain curious, an upcoming program at the N.C. Museum of History should prove interesting.
The bloodied coat of Lt. Col. Thomas Ruffin of Johnston County (who apparently also had ties to Franklin County), worn when he was mortally wounded in battle in Virginia Oct. 15, 1863, is a challenge for N.C. Museum of History Conservator Paige Myers.
State Rep. Bobbie Richardson, D-Franklin, visited Novant Health Franklin Medical Center recently and her visit prompted a discussion about the impact of placing a cap on the sales and use tax exemption that was discussed in the recent legislative session. Richardson’s visit came on the heels of a decision to cap the tax exemption for not-for-profit businesses at $45 million, a move that does not yet impact Novant.
Deputy Ivan Jones went to a residence last week to serve an arrest warrant.
He did so. Just not on the intended target.
According to his report, Jones had gone out to a residence in the 700 block of Pocomoke Road near Franklinton to serve a warrant on Christopher Price.
FRANKLINTON — The town of Franklinton has a new weapon against crowds of buzzards that have overtaken certain areas of the town.
For years, the birds have nested on the town’s water tank, residential structures, back yards, open fields and the area’s Head Start building.
YOUNGSVILLE — Law enforcement agents combined last week in an effort to make Franklin County’s roads safer.
Officers with the Youngsville and Franklinton police departments, along with Franklin County sheriff’s deputies and officers with DMV’s License and Theft division, set up a DWI checkpoint the evening of Aug. 24 that netted 41 charges.
The college experience is about so much more than simply getting that piece of paper at graduation — it’s also about learning who you are, and who you want to become.
For the students of Louisburg College, our Great Futures Job Shadowing program is a special opportunity for sophomores to get a practical taste of potential careers, thanks to the expertise of our local community hosts.
According to news reports, Princeville Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates did her best Richard Nixon impersonation.
In her first public address since being charged with 17 counts of embezzlement by a public official, madam mayor said: “I want to say to everybody that Mayor Oates never committed a crime.”
By the way, I love when people refer to themselves in the third person. That’s never a sign of guilt or someone with an ego problem, is it?
Need parts for your vehicle? Get them from Strickland Auto Supply. Their business provides a paycheck for someone working here in Franklin County.
Organizations reflect their leadership, and/or lack of it. Last week I said I would discuss the basic Six Troop Leading Steps, “BAMCIS.”
We live in a country with a sharp partisan divide.
Franklin County and North Carolina are certainly no exceptions.
When you take a political stand you expect criticism from the other side.
When you get blasted by your own side, it is time to re-evaluate your actions.
A veritable tsunami of nostalgic frustration washed over me on Thursday, 8/22, when I came across Franklin Times publisher Gary Cunard’s column, as well as that of contributing columnist Steve Trubilla (Semper Fi, Steve).
YOUNGSVILLE — A tractor trailer driver escaped injury Monday evening after his rig burst into flames.
According to officials, the driver was heading south on U.S. 401 just before Tarboro Road when he noticed some sort of malfunction with his truck, as smoke was beginning to build.
When the driver had room to stop and check out the problem, the truck’s cabin had burst into flames.
“Give up”? It’s a Tomato Horn Worm!
Tomato hornworms are large, bright green caterpillars that feed on the leaves of tomatoes, as well as tobacco plants.
They have a distinct single spine or “horn” on their rear end, but cannot sting. These caterpillars will reach up to four inches in length before maturing into large grey moths.
Maylee Moore would like to announce the birth of her brother, Brantley Douglas Moore. He was born on July 17, 2013 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.
The proud parents are Dustin and Hope Moore of Louisburg.
Maternal grandparents are Ricky and Teresa Brantley of Zebulon.
The 4th annual Local Food Roast Plate Sale, hosted by the county Cooperative Extension, is Sept. 6.
It kicks off the 2013-14 United Way of Franklin County fundraising campaign.
Plates will be on sale at the Farmers Market Shelter at Shannon Village in Louisburg that day and tickets are on sale now at the extension office, Farm Bureau, and through UWFC board of director members
It begins at 11 a.m. until sold out.
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