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Showing 30 articles from February 10, 2009.


School volunteer policies to be reviewed
School system volunteer policies will be revisited to make sure safety measures for students are in place.
The Board of Education was presented the results of an investigative report Monday night that dispelled some concerns raised to the board and created more questions for review.
The report was prompted by a Louisburg resident’s complaint made last month about seeing a man, who has been convicted of assault and is charged with death by vehicle, volunteering at Louisburg High School football games.

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A horse, of course
A horse, of course
From front to back, Carlee Rae Tart, Matthew Thompson and Tammy Thompson pose with Twister, a barrel horse, who was at the annual Coggins clinic put on by the Franklin County Cooperative Extension. Nearly 60 horses were tested for the disease and other maladies during the clinic conducted on Saturday at the county’s Farmers Market. Dr. Chris O’Malley with the Warrenton Animal Clinic provided the shots and examined the animals.

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Louis Joyner sentenced in Hwy. 401 fatal crash
A Louisburg man who pled guilty to two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle was spared a jail sentence on Tuesday, but his license was revoked for two years.
District Court Judge Randolph Baskerville sentenced Louis Mahler Joyner, 22, to 24 months of supervised probation, which includes conditions that he surrender his license to the probation office and not operate a motor vehicle for two years.

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Animal Control operations questioned
A recent appointment to the county’s Animal Control Advisory Board has opened up questions about operations at the new shelter that include alleged problems with services and personnel.
County Manager Angela Harris and animal shelter Director Graham Stallings say operations are going well at the shelter and say there have been recent adjustments based on concerns raised from volunteers and the public as well as at least one outspoken, former advisory board member, Chip Broughton.

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State points to school bond effort violations
Two county residents who allege Franklin County officials violated the law in support of a $53 million school bond plan to continue their fight.
Last week, representatives with the state Board of Elections notified Tony Efird and David Kearney that they provided enough evidence to support claims that the Franklin County Board of Education spent money to support the bond referendum.

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Louisburg water contaminated with high levels of haloacetic acid
Louisburg water contaminated with high levels of haloacetic acid
Louisburg town staff have notified its customers for the second time that its water system violated a drinking water standard.
Samples during the third quarter of last year revealed that the town’s water exceeded the standard maximum contaminant level for haloacetic acids. The Louisburg Town Council is hoping the federal government can provide the funding to improve the town’s water plant.

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Bunn residents sentenced to jail time for meth lab
Two Bunn residents have been sentenced on methamphetamine charges.
A Superior Court judge sentenced Brian Watson, 36, to between three and four years in jail on charges of possessing precursor materials to meth on Jan. 23.
Kassie Renee Hudson, 26, was sentenced to between 15 and 18 months for her role in the crime.

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LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Earlie Sutton, 68, who died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gregory Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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LOUISBURG - Cody Lee Messer, 25, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at his home. A celebration of his life was conducted Monday, Feb. 9, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, Knightdale.

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FRANKLINTON - Diane Dale, 53, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at Wake Forest Care Center in Wake Forest. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Feggins & Feggins Funeral Chapel in Wake Forest, with Pastor Francine Boone officiating. Burial followed in Wake Forest Cemetery.

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RALEIGH - Christian Daniel Teasley, age 2, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 11) at Kinches Chapel UCC in Franklinton.

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ZEBULON - John Wesley “Johnny” Curtis Jr., 51, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 6, 2009. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb. 9, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, Knightdale, with Dr. Alfred Wright officiating. Burial followed in the Bethany Baptist Church cemetery.

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ZEBULON - Doris F. McIntosh, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009.

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WAKE FOREST - Roberta Barrow Dunn, 76, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Wake Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 11) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

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KNIGHTDALE - Ernest Commodore “E. C.” Wall, 84, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at UNC Hospital. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 11) at Faith Baptist Church, 2728 Marks Creek Road, Knightdale, with Pastor Mick Bowen officiating. Entombment will be at Knightdale United Methodist Church cemetery, 62 First Avenue, Knightdale.

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KITTRELL - Blake Larson Brown, 62, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at her home. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 9, at Plank Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carol Dean officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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CASTALIA - Funeral services for Linwood R. Dale Sr., 64, who died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Gillfield Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Melvin Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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WENDELL - Debra Price Richardson, 48, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. Funeral services are being handled by Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg and were incomplete at press time.

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LOUISBURG - Due to the revamped Region X scheduling format, first impressions sometimes won’t tell the full story in the race to determine the league’s regular season champion.
Each of the four teams in the region will play others three times, meaning the opportunity for second -- and third -- chances will be abundant.

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New Coach Takes Over For ‘Canes
New Coach Takes Over For ‘Canes
LOUISBURG -- During his first season as the Louisburg College head baseball coach, John Thomas has been leaning on LC’s former mentors -- including Billy Godwin -- for answers to a seemingly never-ending list of questions.
But Godwin, now the head man at East Carolina University after a storied tenure at LC, returned the favor to Thomas as part of a recent phone conversation.

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Warriors a winner at home
Warriors a winner at home
LOUISBURG -- Playing a tough opponent twice in the span of 48 hours can often be a difficult proposition.
But it was a test the Louisburg Warriors were able to pass handily during last Friday’s home victory against Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference foe North Edgecombe.

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Red Rams topped at R. Rapids
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Thanks to a strong fourth-quarter, a back-and-forth game went Roanoke Rapids’ way last Friday during a crucial Northern Carolina Conference boys basketball event against the Franklinton Red Rams.
A clutch late trey from FHS’ Zach Beale had tied the score, but Roanoke Rapids’ Tyler White delivered a matching trifecta with four seconds left to give the Jackets a 45-42 decision over the Red Rams.

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LC’s men win versus Eagles
WENTWORTH -- Louisburg College went on the road Monday and picked up a clutch victory over the Rockingham Community College Eagles in a Region X men’s basketball showdown.
LC raced to a cushion at halftime and then pulled away down the stretch to defeat the Eagles by a 79-66 margin at the RCC Gymnasium.

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Louisburg High School baseball sked finalized
Louisburg High School baseball sked finalized
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School will begin its 2009 baseball season with a road game on March 2 against the North Johnston Panthers in Kenly.
The Warriors’ complete slate for the campaign is as follows (home games are listed in CAPS):

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Shepherd escapes from Dunston
A German shepherd that had been set to be adopted through the Franklin County Humane Society rescue efforts escaped the possession of a county commissioner on Friday.
Commissioner Sidney Dunston was walking the dog on a leash when it got away from him and ran across T. Kemp Road into a wooded area.

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Child in car during chase
Area authorities arrested a woman following a high-speed chase that passed through Franklin County early Monday morning.
According to a report by Wake Forest Police Lt. T.H. Coleman, April Rene Pleasants, 27, of Durham sped away from a license checkpoint on Wait Avenue just before 2 a.m.

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A potion of hard work and success
A potion of hard work and success
A nine-year labor of love and scholarship is about to conclude with the publication of Good Music and Good Medicine, a biography of Mrs. Joe Person, one of Franklin County’s most fascinating characters from another era.
The book, to be available in May or June, has been written by David W. Hursh, head music librarian and associate professor at East Carolina University’s J. Y. Joyner Library in Greenville, and Chris Goertzen, an associate professor who teaches music history at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Parental involvement committee brings first speaker to community
Effective parental involvement can go a long way in strengthening the chances of a child’s success in the classroom.
Franklin County Schools values parental involvement and as a result has formed a district-wide parental involvement committee.

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Kindergarten registration
Franklin County Schools kindergarten registration and screening clinic dates (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily) are as follows:

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Branch joins GAL
Samantha Branch of Henderson has joined the N.C. Guardian ad Litem Program of Judicial District 9.
District 9 includes Vance, Franklin, Warren and Granville counties. She joins as a program specialist.

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