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OKAY SANTA, WE’RE READY!
OKAY SANTA, WE’RE READY!
On a recent stop at the Pilot Fire Department for a quick breakfast while collecting wish lists and checking to see who has been naughty and who has been nice, Santa Claus found himself with his hands full. These two eager young guys were more than ready to tell Santa what they hope to find under the Christmas tree — and were all smiles while doing it.

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<i>Local residents share the grief of a small town in mourning</i>
Local residents share the grief of a small town in mourning
FRANKLINTON — A motive for a Connecticut school shooting that rocked the nation remains elusive.
However, the reason that communities have come together to pray, cry and light candles is clear — honoring the 26 children and adults who lost their lives in a shooting rampage.
“I don’t have a lot of words,” said the Rev. David Averette, an assistant principal at Franklinton High School, during a Tuesday night vigil on the steps and lawn of the old Franklinton High School.

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Franklin Faces
Franklin Faces
Ashley and Morgan Breslin

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<i>Christmas: It’s drying a tear, giving a smile, easing pain</i>
Christmas: It’s drying a tear, giving a smile, easing pain
Do we always think about the real meaning of Christmas when we say to the people we meet, “Merry Christmas?”
Sometimes maybe we don’t.
I feel like there are times we need to be reminded of the real meaning of Christmas and how we can show to others how much this season means to us.

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College house rehab plans a ‘go’
Louisburg College’s plans to renovate a historic house on the edge of its campus got a major boost Tuesday night from the town’s Historic Preservation Commission.
After reviewing the architect’s plans for the house at 601 North Main Street just south of Person Place, the commission unanimously gave the project a Certificate of Appropriateness.

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Authorities hunting two men for trying to break into home
Sheriff’s deputies continue to look for suspects accused of trying to break into an occupied home.
Authorities were called to a home on Gayline Drive the afternoon of Dec. 18 after a resident reported two people tried to kick in a door to his home.
According to Capt. E.H. Smith, the resident was able to close the door on the suspects and prevent them from entering the home.

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VIRGINIA PARRISH
ZEBULON - Virginia Wells Parrish, 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 21, at Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell. Burial followed in the Baptist Tabernacle Church cemetery.

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JULIE H. LASSITER
ZEBULON - Julie Hicks Lassiter died suddenly on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon.

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HANS-JURGEN SCHULZ
LOUISBURG - Hans-Jurgen Schulz, 69, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Franklin Regional Medical Center.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Christmas: A time to enjoy and to reflect just a little
It’s almost the eve of Christmas and the nation is reeling from the unthinkable, inconceivable tragedy that unfolded in Connecticut.
And, in Washington, our elected leadership of both political parties seems to be playing “chicken” or some other power-based game with the nation’s financial future and the incomes of millions of America.

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Santa arrived a bit early, let’s hope the town notices
Santa arrived a bit early, let’s hope the town notices
Santa Claus came early to the town of Louisburg this week — and probably no one was more pleasantly surprised than I.
I’ll admit that as I headed out of the house on my way to a meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission in Louisburg Tuesday evening, I suffered from severe trepidation.
The meeting was to focus on plans to renovate the A.W. Person house on the edge of the Louisburg College campus and find a way to use it for a student residence.

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Despite prosperity, opportunity, nation has lost its way
Dear editor:
Here we are just days before Christmas; our government officials argue over whose plan is best, when honestly neither is. America is basically broke and $16 trillion in debt and a horrible act of violence has occurred.  
Once upon a time our country was blessed with prosperity and opportunities, but we have lost our way.

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LHS nabs a split vs. R. Rapids
LHS nabs a split vs. R. Rapids
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- The Louisburg Lady Warriors opened the Northern Carolina Conference portion of their basketball schedule Tuesday with another road victory at Roanoke Rapids.
Vanisha Wilshire (17) and Alkia Johnson (14) combined for 31 points as the Lady Warriors secured at 44-38 decision over the Jackets at the RRHS Gymnasium.

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FHS Builds Around Snelling
FHS Builds Around Snelling
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton’s always-solid girls basketball team is short on experience but tall on potential for the 2012-13 campaign.
Several younger Lady Rams have the chance to develop into effective performers. But until that completely happens, FHS will have to rely on a small core of returnees -- namely junior forward Charity Snelling.

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Miller’s quest for a plaque
Miller’s quest for a plaque
Understandably, Franklinton’s Jared Miller was proud of the plaque he received after being selected as the 2012 Northern Carolina Conference Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
For Miller, the award was more about a career coronation than excellence in a single season.
Miller, a keeper, had worked hard to improve himself at a position known more for criticism than applause.

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Feeling ill For Bunn, LHS
Feeling ill For Bunn, LHS
BUNN -- Louisburg and host Bunn didn’t just battle each other during Tuesday’s Northern Carolina Conference wrestling showdown.
Both clubs had several performers who were either unable to perform because of illness -- or were on the mat at less than 100 percent.

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County Sports Schedule Week of Dec. 23-29
High School Basketball
THURSDAY
BUNN CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT
Kinston at Bunn Girls    6 p.m.

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ONE ON ONE
ONE ON ONE
Franklinton’s Josh Spicer (left) challenges a Southern Vance player in the paint during Wednesday night’s non-conference boys basketball meeting at the FHS Gymnasium.

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DAVIS WON’T BE DENIED
DAVIS WON’T BE DENIED
Franklinton’s Matthew Davis (with ball) takes the baseline during the Red Rams’ home loss on Wednesday night against Southern Vance.

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WALL WOWS ‘EM
WALL WOWS ‘EM
Franklinton’s Tanisha Wall (right) makes a strong move to the basket during Wednesday night’s game.

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MAT ACTION
MAT ACTION
Bunn’s Ralph Davis (right) tries to engage Louisburg’s James Harris.

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‘We are not immune,’ but local officials say preparation is crucial
‘We are not immune,’ but local officials say preparation is crucial
LOUISBURG — While watching the tragic results of a mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Conn., roll across the television screen, Sheriff Jerry Jones’ heart hung low.
At the same time, it heightened the resolve of law enforcement officers to make the county and, particularly, its schools, as safe as possible.
“I was just absolutely floored,” Jones said when word of the incident first was reported.

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A changing of a chief!
A changing of a chief!
There has been a changing of the guard at the Louisburg Fire Department, a rather rare occurrence in the long history of the county’s oldest fire department.
Veteran Chief Timmy Smith is stepping down — or, more precisely, stepping aside — and the new chief is Randy Lanham, a veteran firefighter who has been with the local department since September 1999.

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Sounds of recovery disturbing to some
Sounds of recovery disturbing to some
YOUNGSVILLE — What is generally the sound of a good economy and the fulfilment of the American Dream has been a nightmare for residents in one growing subdivision.
Recently, Peachtree Communities, the builder behind the East Woods of Patterson development, began building new homes — a rarity during the recent economic downturn.

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Youngsville, county utility sale called close
YOUNGSVILLE — Town staff advised that they are close to a deal to sell its water and sewer utility to Franklin County.
In the spring, Youngsville and Franklin County officials and staff announced that they were working on the transaction.
The announcement came after staffs discussed the proposal behind closed doors.

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