Vance Wilkins and Deanna Sykes
In the past few months, Louisburg has been a hotbed of business activity, underscored by a casual dining establishment set to open in the heart of town. In three weeks, proprietors of Baxter’s Ale House and The Club expect to open their East Nash Street doors to the hungry and thirsty.
Economic development staff laid down a blueprint for business expansion this week, and commissioners agreed to help in any way they could. The two groups met during a noon meeting Thursday to review objectives discussed during a May retreat.
It will cost Franklin County schools an additional $10 to hire Franklinton police officers to work their athletic events. The Franklinton Board of Commissioners made the decision during a special-called meeting Wednesday after having its second discussion about liability issues for police when they work third-party events.
County staff created an Office of Emergency Management this week, placing a more direct focus on preparedness and response. Randy Likens, who had served as deputy director of emergency services, was named director of the new office.
BACK TO SCHOOL. Deputy Kenny Harp greets students coming back to Cedar Creek Middle School on Friday.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for David Lee Mangum Sr., 73, who died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, will be Sunday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m. at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Louisburg. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 26, 12 noon to 6 p.m., at William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Mr. Kearney “Buck” Johnson, 62, who died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, with the Rev. Dazale Kearney officiating. Burial will follow in the Concord church cemetery.
BUNN — Much to Henry Jones’ chagrin, Bunn has had a tendency to start seasons slowly during his successful tenure as the school’s volleyball coach.
Not this year. The Ladycats began 2006 in style Thursday, soaring to a 25-13, 25-15, 25-17 decision over Nash Central in a non-league spike contest at the Bunn Dome.
FRANKLINTON — Other than a few tweaks, Erica Wammock doesn’t plan to change much about the Louisburg High School volleyball team. Why would she? If Wammock learned anything quickly about the Lady Warriors when she took over the squad a few months ago, it was that she would have plenty of talent to work with.
PILOT -- Just to make sure, Hugh Williams glanced toward the hotel room dresser as soon as he woke up the next morning. Yep, the Iron Man was still there. Winners of International Hot Rod Association national events receive an Iron Man trophy -- one of the most coveted souvenirs in the drag racing industry.
That’s the night that the lights went out in Franklinton...
Well, actually, they never even came on.
Ten minutes into the second half of Wednesday’s boys soccer showdown between SouthWest Edgecombe and Franklinton, the lights still hadn’t automatically come on at the Franklinton Recreation Park.
And they weren’t going to, either.
When learning a foreign language we should always be aware of fickle friends. Fickle friends occur on words that look alike in two different languages but have different meanings. They can be very disturbing and sometimes embarrassing. The beginning of a school year is always a good time to start thinking about your foreign language skills, whether you are in school or not, and try to practice and communicate in the target language with as much knowledge as you can.
Vance-Granville Community College has named Chef Joseph A. Brown to head its Culinary Technology Program. After completing the associate in applied science degree, graduates of Brown’s two-year program will be prepared for entry-level professional positions in restaurants, hotels, catering operations, health-care facilities, schools and other institutions.
The Franklin County School Health Advisory Council reported its accomplishments for the 2005-06 school year to the Board of Education recently. The following was outlined:
Hard to envision, but there once was a time when packaged commercial seeds were scarce and next year’s garden depended on successfully harvesting seeds from this year’s crops. Today, seed racks are ubiquitous, but there still are compelling reasons for seed saving:
Following is a list of real estate transfers and timber deeds amounting to $5,000 or more in Franklin County for the time period July 24 and 25, 2006, as recorded in the office of the Franklin County Register of Deeds.
NORTH RALEIGH — Louisburg has been known for its high-powered offensive attack over the years. But the Warriors put up a number for the ages Friday night at Ravenscroft. LHS, in its season opener, piled up 66 points — the most by a Warrior team in recent history — en route to pounding host Ravenscroft 66-32 in a non-league gridiron matchup.
TAKEN DOWN. Southern Nash running back Jerry Howard is tackled by a pair of Bunn defenders. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
BUNN — Bunn put together one of its most flawless defensive performances in recent memory Friday against a touted Southern Nash offense.
Fittingly, the Wildcats wrapped up the victory with a key defensive play.
Ahead by only four points with Southern Nash driving in the closing minute, Bunn received a key interception from Timmy Harris at the Wildcats’ 14-yard line to preserve a 10-6 victory in a defensive struggle at the BHS Football Field.
FRANKLINTON — Cardinal Gibbons erupted for five first-half touchdowns, and the Crusaders went on to sink Franklinton 40-0 in a non-conference football matchup Friday at the FHS Football Field. Franklinton (0-2) actually controlled the ball for 11 minutes of the opening quarter, but the Red Rams still trailed 7-0 after the first period.