(L to R) Louisburg College softball players Angelica Fontana, Jessica Norwood and Tyler Weil are looking for this bunt to go foul, but it stayed in play for a single during last Saturday’s home doubleheader versus Spartanburg Methodist College.
GOOD MORNING: First, Louisburg banned chickens.
Then it banned honeybees and quilt blocks.
Now, the town has protected us from a community garden, of all things!
Just think how it would be without all these brave protectors of the community. Imagine waking in the morning to find chickens clucking, or honey bees buzzing.
LOUISBURG — Emergency communications staff advised commissioners that bugs continue to plague a nearly $11 million radio system.
As time goes by, though, engineers are stomping out more of those bugs, staff said.
“We have some remaining issues,” said County Manager Angela Harris, “but there are some issues that they’re able to eliminate.”
LOUISBURG — To those who know him, Jerry Ritch is a man of action, not a man of words.
He proved that yet again on Thursday, when the United Way of Franklin County presented him with its Wayne Stallings Volunteer of the Year Award.
Ritch accepted the honor during United Way’s annual Community Breakfast and awards ceremony.
But he was too choked up to speak at the podium.
A Franklin County man who was convicted of trying to kill his estranged girlfriend is now suing the woman, claiming more than $20,000 worth of his personal items are missing and she’s responsible.
In July, Superior Court Judge James E. Hardin Jr. sentenced Otto Gary Normand to between 125 months and 159 months in jail after the 59-year-old pled guilty to attempted first degree murder.
LOUISBURG — A Franklin County man was sentenced to as much as 17 years in prison after officers found a truckload of suspected stolen items in his home.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Scottie Hunter last March after an investigation led them to his Perry Lane home and hundreds of items he was suspected of stealing from houses in Franklin, Wake and Johnston counties.
FRANKLINTON — A Franklinton business marked a milestone this week.
While Cutchins Funeral Home Inc. deals in death, for the past 75 years, it has led a vital existence.
“It’s just an awesome experience (recognizing this),” said funeral home president, general manager and CEO, Joe Cutchins Jr.
Franklinton resident Angela Sneed
LOUISBURG — Two Youngsville businessmen are continuing their battle against Franklin County’s decision to shoot down their gun range.
One of those battles, which was scheduled to take place in front of the Board of Adjustment this Monday, will take a bit more time.
That meeting was cancelled for an expected inability to generate a quorum.
Wayne Stallings, left, presents Jerry Ritch with the Volunteer of the Year Award.
You’re probably familiar with a series of books and articles entitled “Eat this, not that!”
The author takes an example of a food we all love and suggests substitutes that are (allegedly) better for you and (supposedly) taste just as good.
Yeah, I know, I’m not buying that premise either, but stick around for a moment and allow me to try to make a point.
It finally happened!
Franklin County now has a park site that fits the dream of the late Edgar Owens, the man who left much of his life’s legacy to the county along with the vision of a park with a fishing hole.
On Monday night, his vision came a step closer to reality when county commissioners agreed on a 6-to-1 vote to purchase a site on Dyking Road just north of Louisburg.
In addition to collecting sales taxes on items sold, North Carolina collects taxes on about 30 services. Now, Republican state legislators are looking to add about 130 more (“Lawmakers look at adding taxes to 130 more services,” News & Observer, March 19).
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FRANKLINTON— Weldon Baysmore Gaskill, 86, formerly of Norfolk, died Tuesday morning, March 19, 2013. A graveside service was held Friday, March 22, at the Gaskill family cemetery in Frisco.
LOUISBURG – Irene Marion Kenlein, 90, died Wednesday morning, March 20, 2013. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
ZEBULON - Kenneth Newell Pearce, 71, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, March 23) at Union Chapel Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
PILOT - Bennie Ray Medlin, 76, died Monday, March 18, 2013. A graveside service was held Thursday, March 21, at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
RALEIGH - Ora Jeffreys “Jeff” Chamblee, 88, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Oaks of Mayview. Funeral service was held Friday, March 22, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Raleigh, with the Rev. Steve Tillis officiating. Entombment followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.
STRATFORD, VA - Tammy Johnette Martin Mandley, 41, of Stafford, Virginia died Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are looking for suspects in two possible break-in cases.
At about 12:30 a.m. on March 20, a landlord reported that someone tried to break into a property in the 400 block of Mount Hebron Road in the Castalia area of the county.
According to the report by Dep. Brandon Strickland, they arrived to meet the landlord, who told officers that the resident was at home when she heard someone trying to open the back door.
Unemployment rates increased in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties in January.
Franklin County’s rate went from 8.9 percent in December to 9.6 percent in January — the most recent data available.
It was still below the state’s unemployment rate for January, which was listed at 10.2 percent.
After meeting in a specially called session Thursday morning, the Franklin County Board of Education voted to terminate the teaching contract of Valorie Mingo, an exceptional children’s teacher at Franklinton High School.
The termination was effective Thursday, March 21, school officials said.
LOUISBURG -- Midweek games can often provide a few dilemmas for the head coach of the Louisburg College baseball program -- which is Keith Shumate in this instance.
With the main focus on Region X weekend showdowns, the midweek matchups have been approached with a different tact by each of LC’s six skippers over the past two decades.