HISTORY FLAMED OUT. A Wednesday night fire gutted the Andrews-Moore home on Simon Collie Road. Local firefighters have not determined a cause, but agents with the State Bureau of Investigation were called in to help. (Times photos by Gary Cunard)
Local firefighters have called in state agents to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a historic home. It’s the second historic structure in eastern Franklin County that’s been destroyed by fire in nine months.
Residents and retailers hit the ground running on Thursday, the first day of the state lottery.
The North Carolina Education Lottery and its contractor, GTECH Corp., shipped out more than 100 million tickets to retail outlets across the state by 6 a.m. Thursday.
Those who began playing the lottery on Thursday could play scratch-off games.
The District Attorney’s office dropped murder charges against a Franklin County teenager. But Brandon Lyn Bullock, 17, continues to face charges that he killed Leroy Kelley Sr.
While there has been talk about who will operate the Franklin County Regional Airport after April 1, there has never been a question about who was in charge from the beginning — Speed Bump.
The Rottweiler-Spaniel mix, who gets his name because of a penchant for getting hit by cars, has been around the airport since it opened in 1988.
FAYETTEVILLE - Retired Army 1st Sgt. Douglas A. White Sr. died Sunday, March 26, 2006, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. A graveside service with military honors will be held in Franklinton at a later date.
FRANKLINTON - Edna Mitchell Woodlief, 71, died Thursday, March 30, 2006 in a Louisburg nursing facility. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, April 1) at Franklinton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Rod Mullen, the Rev. Luis F. Reinoso, the Rev. David Averette and the Rev. Clyde Waiden officiating. Inturnment will be in Fairview Cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Frances Griffin Weaver Foster, 89, went to be with her Lord and her beloved husband of 41 years, Wade H. Foster, Jr., on Thursday, March 30, 2006. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from Louisburg Baptist Church with the Rev. Reggie Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in the Foster Family Cemetery.
LOUISBURG – Gwendolyn Bateman Russ, of Louisburg, died Thursday morning. A private memorial service will be held on Saturday.
WAKE FOREST - Hazel Flood Richardson, 85, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Wake Forest Care Center, Inc. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, April 1) at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, with Dr. Jo Ann Stancil of New Hope Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park.
LOUISBURG - Janie R. Driver died Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Arrangements by Richardson Funeral Home, Louisburg.
RALEIGH - Mary Freeman Lloyd, 76, died Sunday, March 26, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 31, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest. Burial followed in Youngsville Cemetery.
MIDFIELD MAGIC. (L to R) Louisburg’s Brenda Leon and Franklinton’s Ashley Mikulski attempt to gain possession near the midfield during Wednesday’s 2-2 tie in a Northern Carolina Conference matchup on the LHS campus. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
LOUISBURG — Further evidence about the parity of girls soccer in Franklin County came Wednesday afternoon on the Louisburg High campus. After 100 minutes of action, a winner couldn’t be determined between Franklinton and host LHS, and the result was a 2-2 draw in a Northern Carolina Conference showdown.
LOUISBURG — With seven starters returning, Bunn High expected to be strong on the fast-pitch softball field this spring. The Ladycats, coached by Melanie Lovin, have lived up to those expectations -- and more -- through 10 games.
FRANKLIN COUNTY — Bunn has been competitive to date on the Northern Carolina Conference boys tennis circuit this spring. But taking on the powerful Warren County Eagles is another story for another NCC squad.
When he was a boy, Aaron Denton attended J. Enid Drake’s basketball camps on the Louisburg College campus -- never thinking that one day he would succeed Drake as LC’s men’s hoops coach.
But what had been a long-time dream for Denton became a reality Wednesday when he was chosen to replace Drake, who has retired after 41 storied years on the LC campus.
BUNN — Daniel Wright didn’t have to look very far to find his replacement as Bunn High’s girls track and field coach for the 2006 season. He didn’t even have to look outside of his own home.
BUNN — Franklinton’s lead may not be insurmountable in the Franklin County Golf Championship standings, but it would be quite the upset if either Bunn or Louisburg rallied to topple the Red Rams.
Yes, but not the real place, it was one of the highlights of the Louisburg High School (LHS) National Honor Society’s recent three-day trip.
The Casa Blanca restaurant in Delaware, with Moroccan cuisine and dancing, was the location where the group had supper on Saturday.
On Monday, April 17, at 8 p.m., the Louisburg College Auditorium will present Windwood Theatrical’s production of the classic musical comedy “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” This zany musical follows the mad-cap adventures of chorus girl Lorelei Lee, a role made famous on Broadway by Carol Channing in 1949 and on screen by Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s.
The 10-week beginner machine quilting class scheduled to begin March 29 at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus has been delayed until April 12.
Vance-Granville Community College will offer a Wastewater Level I and II class at its Franklin County Campus, beginning this month.
The county manager and attorney will pore over thousands of pages of documents, memos and SBI reports before presenting commissioners with a comprehensive report about a former tax collector who bilked residents out of nearly $300,000.
The United Way got a jump-start this year with a breakfast banquet, thanking people and businesses who contributed to a successful campaign. “We just thought it would be something different,” said United Way Executive Director Don Hamrick.
Wendy Watkins, “Day of Caring” chairman for the United Way of Franklin County, is looking for projects. Watkins and her committee have recruited 19 groups to assist with this year’s “Day of Caring.”