Within a matter of days, corporate officials installed new leadership at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Tom Dunning, who would had been at the hospital for nearly four years, left abruptly on Monday.
The effectiveness of months of campaigning will be judged Tuesday when ballots are counted to determine who has earned the rights to represent their party in this fall’s General Election. And residents will also decide if the county uses a $45-million bond to pay for a new high school in Franklinton and improvements at other schools.
Five days before a vote on a $45-million school bond, county leaders were optimistic that the needs are clear and that the financial aspects of the debt are understood.
Schools Superintendent Dr. Bert L’Homme, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance Doug Moore, County Manager Chris Coudriet and lead bond project architect from MBAJ Jon Long discussed on Thursday the upcoming bond vote in a roundtable interview with The Franklin Times, all saying that the passing of the referendum is in the best interest of the future for Franklin County and the education system.
The storyteller in James Speed would not let him sit for long.
Recognized Thursday night by the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association for his countless contributions to agriculture as a cattleman and as a former state representative and senator who served 32 years before retiring in 1996, Speed had to give the last laugh of the evening - even after one of his most famous stories about a stubborn mule not wanting to pull a Hoover cart during the Depression was retold by FCCA President Greg Wheeler.
WENDELL - Bobby Joe Allmon, 57, died Friday, April 21, 2006 at home. Visitation was held Monday, April 24, 6-7 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell, and a Celebration of Life Service followed at 7 p.m. Private inurnment was at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
WAKE FOREST - Charles “Eddie” Woodlief, 51, died Friday, April 21, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services were held Monday, April 24, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Michael Bass officiating. Entombment followed in the church cemetery.
WAKE FOREST - James Otis Black, 69, died after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 29, at Mitchell’s Funeral Home in Orlando, Fla.
LOUISBURG - Linda Smith Gupton, 61, died Thursday evening, April 27, 2006. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2006 at Lancaster Memorial Park.
LOUISBURG - Mary Catherine “Cathy” Radford, 57, of Louisburg died Thursday, April 27, 2006, in Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from Centerville Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Robert Boone and the Rev. Leo Bennett.
WENDELL - Percy Clarence Holt, 79, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 28, at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
LOUISBURG – Seba Carlton Strickland, Sr., 78, of 864 Ransdell Rd., died Wednesday at his home. Seba was a son of the late William Seba and Ella Geneva Denton Strickland and a native of Franklin County.
ZEBULON - Shirley Stallings Martin, 91 (Pilot Community), died Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Guardian Care. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 24, at Pilot Baptist Church. Burial was in the Stallings family cemetery.
LOUISBURG - Sybil Barker Shuping, 89, died after a brief illness on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Rex Nursing Care Center in Apex. For the past two years, she has been a resident of Magnolia Glen in Raleigh. Born March 16, 1917 to John Sydney Barker and Annie Honeycutt Barker of Fuquay-Varina.
DURHAM - Theodore Vincent Cassidy (Major USMC - Ret.), 71, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1400 South Alston St., Durham. Friends will be received in the church from 1-2 p.m. Saturday.
LOUISBURG - Everybody has noticed the improvement that the Louisburg High School girls soccer team has displayed this spring.
Even the referees.
ROANOKE RAPIDS - With Roanoke Rapids far in first place, the main attention in the Northern Carolina Conference standings surrounds the duel between Franklinton and Bunn for the second spot.
What’s at stake is much more than simple Franklin County bragging rights, as the NCC only has two team berths available for the Class 2-A Mideast Regionals (scheduled for May 9 at the Davis Love III-designed Preserve at Jordan Lake).
ROANOKE RAPIDS - Bunn High’s baseball squad came up with one of its biggest victories of the season Tuesday during a key Northern Carolina Conference showdown at Roanoke Rapids.
With second place in the league at stake (behind leader Southern Vance), the Wildcats earned a 5-1 conquest as junior lefty Jimmy Tanner tossed a complete-game five-hitter.
Tanner whiffed eight and walked only one as part of the impressive performance.
Once the highlight of my weekly television viewing existence, The Big Break V has turned into a close-your-eyes horror movie. In the past three weeks, my two best Big Break Fantasy League players have been booted -- Becky Lucidi (for the second time, no less) and talented Aussie Dana Lacey.
LOUISBURG -- The annual Louisburg College Soccer Camps will be held on two different sessions this summer -- June 12-16 and July 24-28. LC men’s head coach David Sexton will oversee the camps, which are open to boys and girls ages 8-18.
If you like traveling, opportunities nowadays are very abundant, with many countries opening their doors to tourists and students of all ages.
For many students it is an opportunity of a lifetime with memories to keep forever. These students are taking trips to gain knowledge, to be adventurous, and, in many cases, to get college credit while traveling and getting to know the world.
The following events will take place the weekend of Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, as a part of Louisburg College’s commencement weekend:
On Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m., Louisburg College will present the Russian National Ballet’s production of the timeless classic “Swan Lake.”
County lawmen and the Board of Education will develop a cohesive policy for the use of tasers in schools.
The policy will also address use of force by resource officers in schools and will bring consistency to already existing individual policies and procedures in place under contract with the school system with the Sheriff’s Office, the Louisburg Police Department and the Bunn Police Department.
FRANKLINTON — School officials and leaders made one of its final pushes for support of a $45-million school bond, assuring town residents during a meeting on Wednesday night that they’ll figure out an appropriate use for Franklinton High School.
Here is a list of polling place locations.
Note that their are two sites now in Youngsville.
Here are the number of registered voters by precinct. Unaffiliated numbers are not included in the following chart, but they make up the difference between the number of registered Democrats and Republicans and the total number of registered voters in each district.