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June 3, 2006.
November’s Commission District 6 race will pit Dr. Raymond Stone against Harry Foy after Stone won the Democratic Party’s nomination in a runoff on Tuesday. Stone withstood a challenge from newcomer Dorothy May Wilder.
Residents will get a chance to discuss a proposed county budget that steadies the tax rate but charges more for services. The proposed $69.4 million budget must be approved by July 1, and Monday night is the first chance for residents to comment on the budget during a public hearing.
A Warrenton man was treated and released from a local hospital for injuries sustained in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 401.
Lawrence Alston, 40, was driving a white Chrysler north on U.S. 401 near Thistle Drive at about 11 a.m. Wednesday when he crossed the center line, Trooper W.J. Henning said.
Freshman academies could be coming to county high schools. The principals from Bunn, Franklinton and Louisburg high schools presented their tentative plans for freshman academies to the Curriculum and Instruction Committee of the Franklin County Board of Education on Thursday.
SPRING HOPE - Annie Medlin Pearce, 68, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006 in Nash General Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, June 3) at Pearce’s Baptist Church cemetery, with Dr. Ron Wallace officiating.
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Mr. Charles Edward Pernell, 75, who died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, will be at noon Monday, June 5, at Faith Baptist Church, with the Rev. Linwood Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - Com-mie B. Wilkes, 51, died Thursday morning, June 1, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, June 3) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, with Pastor Rick Finley officiating.
SPRING HOPE - Dalma Therman Edwards, 79, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at Avanta Nursing Home in Wilson. A funeral service was conducted Friday, June 2, at First Baptist Church, Spring Hope, by the Rev. Allen C. Allen.
FRANKLINTON - Edna Ross Wood, 82, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at her home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 2, at Union View Baptist Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. Clyde Waiden officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.
ZEBULON - John Edgar Malone, 61, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at his home near Zebulon. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today (Saturday, June 3) at Zebulon Baptist Church, 400 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon.
FRANKLINTON - John P. Hoyle, 50, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, June 3) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, with the Rev. Will Vergara officiating.
WOOD - Funeral services for Mr. Linwood “Lin” Richardson, 57, who died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Gillfield Baptist Church, with the Rev. Antonio Gregory officiating.
ZEBULON - Madgelene “Maggie” B. O’Neal, 67, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, June 3) at Mt. Zion Holiness Church, Zebulon. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
JUSTICE - Marjorie Fuller Goolsby, 70, died Thursday, June 1, 2006 at Wake Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Duke Memorial Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Jack Edge and Pastor Henry Abbott.
CASTALIA - Funeral services for Shaundra Grimes Dale, 37, who died Saturday, May 27, 2006, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 5, at Ocean Avenue Baptist Church in Jersey City, N.J., with the Rev. Keith Treadwell officiating.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Vernell Jones, 81, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Franklin County, who died Monday, May 29, 2006, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, June 3) at Haywood Baptist Church, Rocky Ford Rd., Louisburg, with the Rev. Luther Coppedge officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
FRANKLINTON - William Louis McGhee Sr., 67, died Wednesday night, May 31, 2006. A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery.
Coaches for every sport at Bunn High School had something to celebrate at this year’s athletic award ceremony. Many of the coaches announced that their respective teams had more success than ever.
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg College Softball Clinics will be held throughout June at Sheilah R. Cotten Field.
LC head coach Don Gines will oversee the camp, which will feature staff members, along with current and former players.
Camp dates are as follows:
BUNN -- Because of an injury, Mossette Heath missed the first three games of Bunn’s 2005 high school football season. Coincidence or not, the Wildcats lost each of those contests.
The Carolina Hurricanes will be heading to the lovely province of Alberta sometime next week for games three and four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Edmonton Oilers.
And I’m already here.
I scheduled my vacation to Banff and the Canadian Rockies for late May and early June, not knowing that the Hurricanes would be embarking on another incredible postseason run.
If you are a new resident of Franklin County or have been around for a while and you’re curious about the county’s history and lore, the Franklin County Library is a good place to learn about your home.
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Bunn is offering a summer day camp in the community. The summer camp will provide a safe and healthy environment where parents can feel comfortable leaving their children.
Last year hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed, and billions of dollars were lost in the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. With the Atlantic hurricane season starting June 1, the U.S. Small Business Administration is urging homeowners, renters and businesses across the country to take steps to protect their lives and property now.
As North Carolina prepares for the 2006 hurricane season, the state has kicked off a public awareness campaign aimed at getting people to take personal responsibility for themselves and their families in emergency situations.
Two main thoroughfares in Franklin County will be resurfaced through a $700 million initiative to maintain the state’s roadways. The state Board of Transportation awarded S.T. Wooten a $5.5 million contract this week to resurface 25 miles of road in Franklin and Wake counties as part of N.C. Moving Ahead!
SHAPE UP. Lucas Perry, center, is flanked by barbers and stylists William Kearney, Tasha Armstrong, Leroy Williams and Selita Taylor, and building renovator, Ron Cox.
Just more than a year after beginning to rehabilitate a downtown cornerstone, Ron Cox has his first tenant. And Lucas Perry has his first business. Perry opened his Exquizid Cuts barbershop and stylist shop at the corner of Main and Court streets in mid-May.
Traffic was snarled along N.C. Highway 56 on Thursday afternoon when a tanker carrying fertilizer overturned. The truck was carrying biomass from Novozymes in Franklinton to a nearby farm to be sprayed as fertilizer when the tanker overturned at about 12:30 p.m.
State Rep. Lucy Allen has only served in the North Carolina Legislature for three years, but she has become one of the most effective legislators in Raleigh, according to a recent ranking.