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Showing 27 articles from April 15, 2008.


Patient’s death prompted CMS investigation at FRMC
A patient’s death and a host of errors that placed patients’ lives in jeopardy prompted a federal investigation that nearly cost Franklin Regional Medical Center its ability to be reimbursed for Medicaid and Medicare services.
Deficiency details are outlined in a CMS report obtained by The Franklin Times on Monday.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had state agents conduct a complaint investigation on March 6 and March 7.

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Sayles breaks tie vote on reassignment plan ES11
“I love E12,” Dannie Williams said.
“I left E12 at home,” replied Mary Vollmer.
Those two school board members along with the five others set an admittedly indecisive tone for the Board of Education meeting Monday night when trying to select the reassignment plan for Long Mill Elementary School out of three proposals.
After every member had a say, three failed motions led to a split vote that was broken by Chairwoman Paige Sayles.

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Throws like a girl
Throws like a girl
Ballplayer. Jean Faut, former player in the All-American Girls Baseball League, signs a baseball for Dana Holloman during Saturday’s Opening Day Ceremonies for the Louisburg Parks and Recreation Department’s Dixie Youth Baseball and Pony Softball seasons. Faut spoke to the crowd and threw out the first pitch. Director Brent Cardwell said this year’s participation is the largest in league history.

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Franklinton budget: no tax increase, water rate break
FRANKLINTON — Through three work sessions, commissioners have agreed in principle to a balanced budget with no tax increase, an increase in solid waste disposal and a break on water bills for customers who conserve.
However, a line-by-line review of the budget highlighted a problem the town had to overcome within its public utilities budget.

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FRANKLINTON- Howard “Buddy” Winston Pearce, 73, died Sunday afternoon, April 13, 2008 at WakeMed. in Raleigh. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 16) at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church cemetery, with the Rev. Carl Hunter presiding.

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MIDDLESEX - Lillie Elgia Richardson Morgan, 93, died Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Avante at Wilson. A graveside service was conducted Monday, April 14, at Samaria Baptist Church cemetery by the Rev. Butch Gordon.

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SPRING HOPE - Mildred Tharrington Webb, 85, died Sunday, April 13, 2008 at South Village Nursing Center. A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, April 15, in the chapel of Spring Hope Funeral Home.

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WAKE FOREST - Luther Walker, 67, died Friday, April 11, 2008 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 15, at Corinth United Church of Christ in Youngsville, with the Rev. Donnel Haywood officiating. Burial followed in the New Bethel Baptist Church cemetery in Rolesville.

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DUNN - Georgia Grantham Faircloth, 92, died Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Dunn Rehab & Nursing Center. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 13, at Sansom Community Church, with the Rev. Jerome Pope officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Church cemetery.

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YOUNGSVILLE - Betty J. Harris, 51, died Thursday, April 10, 2008. Arrangements by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope. Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Rocky Chapel Baptist Church, Louisburg. Burial at the church cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

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LOUISBURG - Martha E. Bobbitt, 89, died Friday, April 11, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 15, in the Richardson Funeral Home chapel in Louisburg. Burial followed in the M. H. Jones cemetery.

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LOUISBURG - Annie W. Burrell, 89, died Friday, April 11, 2008. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 15, at First Baptist Church. Burial was in Cedar Street Cemetery. Arrangements by Richardson Funeral Home, Louisburg.

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T. KEMP (May 9, 1917 – April 14, 2008)
LOUISBURG – Toliver Thomas Kemp, 90, of Louisburg, died Monday evening.
Mr. Kemp was a son of the late Edwin Abel and Irene Terrell Kemp. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cora Bobbitt Kemp, and his brothers, Terrell Kemp, Allen Kemp and Herman Kemp.

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ELIZABETH BULLOCK JONES (October 18, 1934 – April 13, 2008)
BLACK CREEK - Elizabeth Bullock Jones, 73, of Black Creek died Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Strickland will officiate.

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West is...Best!
West is...Best!
BUNN - For the second consecutive season, the kings and queens of Franklin County track and field reside in the western portion of the county.
This time, however, the heroics were achieved in a clean sweep.
That was almost the case last spring, when only the Bunn Middle School girls kept Franklinton High and Cedar Creek Middle from taking all of the team titles.

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Wildcats roll past Warren
BUNN -- The Bunn Wildcats pounded out 12 hits and took advantage of seven Warren County errors to defeat the Eagles by a 15-5 margin in Northern Carolina Conference baseball action last Friday.
After a scoreless first stanza, the Wildcats went ahead for good with three runs in the bottom of the second.
Jake Winstead led off the inning with a home run before Joey Batkoski and Brandon Ray contributed RBI singles.

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Back In Action
Back In Action
LOUISBURG -- Donn Gines has never seen anything like it during his veteran coaching tenure.
Weekend after weekend, Gines’ Louisburg College fast-pitch softball team prepares for another round of expected tough Region X contests.
And the majority of the time, the weather has rained on the Lady Hurricanes’ parade.

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A Split With Spartanburg
A Split With Spartanburg
LOUISBURG -- Many years, the winner of the Louisburg College-Spartanburg Methodist series ultimately goes on to win the Region X regular season baseball champion.
But the true benefactor from last weekend’s LC-SMC showdown wasn’t anywhere near picturesque Frazier Field on the LC campus.
Entering the four-game series, the Hurricanes and Pioneers were tied with Pitt Community College atop the region standings -- all with five setbacks apiece.

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A League of Our Own
A League of Our Own
“The kids will remember this day for a long time.” – Jean Faut
Louisburg Parks and Recreation Department opened its 2008 Dixie Youth and Pony League seasons with its annual parade and opening day festivities.
Jean Faut, who played in the All-American Girls Baseball League in the 1940s-50s threw out the first pitch.

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Carolina rolls to win versus Montgomery
Carolina rolls to win versus Montgomery
ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats hit a grand slam in consecutive games for the first time in club history, leading the Mudcats past the Montgomery Biscuits 9-2 in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium in a Class AA Southern League diamond contest.

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Kerr-Vance lists honors
Kerr-Vance Academy has announced its third quarter headmaster’s list and A/B honor roll as follows:

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Aluminum event shined
At least 26 Franklin County residents now have a little extra cash, thanks to a recent aluminum recycling event at the Farmer’s Market.
The event is sponsored twice annually by the Franklin County Solid Waste Task Force and the Franklin County Solid Waste Department. Citizens are invited to bring in their aluminum for recycling, and they get paid on the spot.

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A story in Saturday’s paper incorrectly identified parties in the recent purchase and resale of Flextronics property.
According to the Secretary of State Office, James Ferrell is the agent behind Mosswood Partners LLC. Jim Moss and Robert Neeb were parties who initially sold the property to Flextronics about eight years ago.

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Where is Ben Barrick?
Two court appointments. Two no shows.
Former Deputy Ben Barrick was scheduled to appear for a deposition on April 9 to answer questions regarding his role in a May 2004 helicopter crash that killed fellow Deputy Ted Horton.
When he didn’t show up for the civil court matter, attorneys for Horton’s widow, Ann Greene, filed a motion to compel Barrick’s presence.

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Lookin’ good around Timberlake, Moulton
Each year during County Government Week, the Solid Waste Department sponsors a litter clean-up event.
This year, with 25 participants, the group split into two groups.
One group picked up on Timberlake Road leading to the landfill, and the other group cleaned up round the Moulton convenience site and on Trinity Church Road.

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Wester’s body shop employee charged with embezzling about $75,000
A former employee of a Louisburg auto shop was arrested Friday on charges of embezzlement.
Proprietors of Wester’s Front End & Body Shop allege that Ricky Smith, 45, of Spring Street, stole about $75,000 from the company between 2005 and last month.

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Cartoon Caption Challenge for 04-16-2008
Cartoon Caption Challenge for 04-16-2008
This is your opportunity to be an editorial cartoonist. Each issue, we will post a cartoon without a caption and you get to fill in the punchline. Here are a few guidelines that may help you submit the funniest line...

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