A Franklin County native with a passion for her community has put herself back into public service, assuming the interim executive director post for the United Way of Franklin County.
The organization tapped former Assistant County Manager Angela Harris as its temporary leader this week to replace Don Hamrick, who stepped down to move back to Kentucky.
Harris has served on the United Way board of directors since 2003, and the organization approached her about taking the reigns until they find a permanent hire.
A local organization is looking for a few good boys and girls.
The Franklin County chapter of the Boys & Girls Club will host its first membership drive this coming Tuesday and then its second on Dec. 9.
Parents and guardians are asked to sign up at Riverside Elementary School between 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday if they want their children involved.
The second drive is from 9 a.m. until noon on Dec. 9.
The targeted open date is Dec. 18.
The United Way of Franklin County had its annual Educational Grants Reception on Thursday, handing out more than $26,000 to help 25 teachers inspire their students. “This is a reception I love,” said Bert L’Homme, president of the United Way of Franklin County and the school system’s superintendent.
Stephen Barrington will begin work as Franklin County Chamber’s executive director on Monday, bringing prior experience in economic development with him to the office. Barrington served as the economic development director for the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce from 1999 through 2002 and plans to rely on those experiences here in Franklin County.
For perhaps the first time in a century, the music of Alice Morgan Person echoed through Louisburg’s Person Place Tuesday night as the assembled group of about 60 learned a little of her life, her challenges and her successes. Putting the focus on Alice Person’s “Life Out of the Ordinary” was David W. Hursh, head music librarian and associate professor at East Carolina University’s J. Y. Joyner Library in Greenville.
WELDON – Edith Wester Wood, 79, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 in Littleton. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 at Peachtree Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Jack Carter officiating.
ZEBULON – Mozelle Cone Perry, 94, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at Pine Ridge Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends and family in the fellowship hall immediately following the interment.
LOUISBURG – Baby Rodrigo Vahir Romero Lopez, 40 days old, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 12 p.m. at the Richardson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gregory Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.
LOUISBURG — Undefeated and ranked 20th in the nation.
Indeed, life is good these days for the resurgent Louisburg College men’s basketball program.
Under new coach Aaron Denton, the Hurricanes are flourishing, and the rest of the country has taken notice.
Moving into the national rankings, LC continued its success Tuesday with a wild 119-99 home victory over the Mount Olive College junior varsity squad at Holton Gymnasium.
LHS HOOPS VETERANS. (L to R) Keisha Hartsfield and Jasmine Yarborough will be back to lead the Louisburg High School Lady Warriors during the 2006-07 girls basketball season. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
LOUISBURG -- It’s a major understatement to say that James Collier has stepped into a good situation in his new role as the Louisburg High School girls basketball coach. Collier, LHS’ long-time football mentor and athletic director, will take over the girls hoops program this season after Bennie Franklin resigned to accept the baseball position at Bunn.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Franklinton picked up its first victory of the 2006-07 boys basketball season by rallying past homestanding Durham School of Arts 74-69 Tuesday at the historic DSA Gymnasium. Corey Smith racked up 18 points for the Red Rams, including 16 in the second half as FHS erased a 12-point intermission deficit.
Spawned by the Internet and talk radio, a new phenomenon now exists in the athletic world.
Man crushes. By fanboys.
I don’t know how it all started, but it’s now en vogue for sports fans to admit their man crushes for their favorite athletes or coaches.
I have finally decided to touch a controversial issue that I had promised myself not to ever mention, or at least not to give my personal opinion on the matter.
The truth is that there are so many factors involved in this matter that it is very difficult to be always on one side and never consider the rationale of the other side of the coin.
There are so many aspects to consider that it is almost impossible to think in only one way without understanding somewhat the other side’s argument, especially if you are going to apply some Christian values into the matter.
If you are reading “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Remarque, then you may be curious about the resources available through your library that can further enlighten you about the people, the conflict and the era. A community wide program — Project READ — is under way for everyone to read the novel set during World War I. Copies are available at local library branches to check out.
A Franklin County family is reaching out to the community, hoping two incidents of vandalism won’t turn into a third. After a holiday with her mother, Mischa Mohamed went out to start her Mitsubishi Eclipse and nothing happened.
Candidate swearing in ceremonies are slated for this coming Monday. At noon, Sheriff-elect Pat Green, Clerk of Court Alice Faye Hunter and Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors Carvel Cheves and Elmo May will be sworn in at the Franklin County Courthouse.