Louisburg police arrested a man they accuse of going on a break-in spree.
Authorities charged Daniel Epps, 22, with four counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, three counts of injury to personal property, two counts of larceny, as well as second-degree trespassing and indecent exposure.
Huge smiles were the obvious catch of the day Saturday at the Take a Kid Fishin’ event that raised money for the Franklin County Community Foundation.
Pictured (Above): FUN WITH A SISTER. Catching fish at the Take a Kid Fishing Day Saturday at the Harris Farm on Mort Harris Road was a lot of fun — but so is giving your little sister “rabbit ears” when she’s getting her photo taken. At least, that’s what Rylie Howes, 9, seems to be trying to prove with her younger sister, Sienna, 7. They are the daughters of Guy and Amy Howes and are shown here with part of their catch and with angler (and county finance director) Chuck Murray. He was one of several volunteers helping with the event that provides a fun day outside for local children and also raises funds for local non-profit organizations.
FRANKLINTON — Police arrested seven people during a public disturbance call that had one officer swarmed by at least 30 people.
Franklin County’s dispatch recorded a 911 hangup call at 105 Mill Street just after 9 p.m. on Aug. 25 that prompted Franklinton Officer Terry Pearce to respond.
Earlier this year, the Franklin County Department of Aging lost its long-time director.
Tuesday was the last day for the supervisor of its Louisburg Center, Christy Southall.
The Nash County native will be making a homecoming of sorts, as she began her first day Wednesday as coordinator of the Nashville Senior Center.
DESK DUTY. Louisburg College Campus Police Chief Jeffrey Linney takes care of some computer work before going out on patrol Tuesday morning.
Louisburg College administrators are following a court case that could ultimately determine how they police their campus.
Earlier this month, the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled that Davidson College could not employ sworn police because of its ties to church groups.
Louisburg is a two-year college affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
Don Fuller, seen at Bunn football contest
Wouldn’t you know it? A nice, end-of-summer holiday weekend coming up and we’ve got some rude, uninvited guests trying to crash the holiday.
First, Earl is threatening to brush our coast — or worse — and then tropical storm Fiona is right on his heels. No one is yet predicting where she will go.
GOOD MORNING: Although today’s issue of the Times marks the first day of September, there appears to be no let-up in the summer-like temperatures we’ve been experiencing.
Daytime highs are expected to remain in the low to mid 90’s through Friday before dropping back into the mid to upper 80’s on Saturday and chances for precipitation are very low, although we can always hope for a stray thunderstorm.
Anyone who has ever run an election campaign knows how important it is to raise money.
Trips from one end of your jurisdiction to the other ain’t cheap — unless you’re former Gov. Mike Easley or sitting Gov. Bev Perdue.
So, depending on your constituency, you’ve got to figure out the best way to raise money and awareness about your campaign.
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RALEIGH – I believe them. Why shouldn’t I?
I believe Raleigh attorney John Wallace and other representatives of Beverly Perdue’s political team when they say there was no intent to mislead voters or evade state law by failing to report dozens of free flights Perdue took during her 2004 and 2008 campaigns.
I understand the resistance that arises to the latest waves of Muslim and Mexican immigrants. The threat of potentially losing one’s job, and the discomfort of dealing with a different language or customs can generate many fears. This process has accompanied every wave of immigrants.
RAEFORD - Colleen Linthicum, 79, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 at her home. Services consisted of a visitation on Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford.
HENDERSON —Funeral services for Walter “Stumpy” Branch Jr., 60, who died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, were held Monday, Aug. 30, at Mitchell Baptist Church in Louisburg, with Pastor Daniel W. Lilly officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE—Mack “Lloyd” Barnhill Sr., 75, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 1) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gary Vasser officiating. Entombment will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
YOUNGSVILLE —James Ennis “Jay” Davis Jr., 82, died at his home on Saturday morning, Aug. 28, 2010. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 30, at Good Hope Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Gray, the Rev. Paul Pinson and the Rev. David Buffaloe officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE - Margaret Allen Danenberg, 66, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 at Triad Care & Rehab Center in High Point. A memorial service was held Sunday, Aug. 29, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home.
ZEBULON - Jestine Lucas, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010.
LOUISBURG - T. Allen Gardner passed away in Louisburg, N.C. on August 27, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Griffin Gardner; his two sons and their families: T. Allen Gardner, Jr., his wife Karen and their son, T. Allen Gardner, III; and Donald Griffin Gardner, his wife Lara and their two children, Viviane Dare Gardner and Theodore Griffin Gardner. Also surviving are his brother, James P. Gardner and his wife Anita.
WARRENTON - Selby Glenn Benton, 88, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Thursday morning, August 26, after several months of declining health.
LOUISBURG – Thelma Clifton Murphy, 89, of Louisburg, died Sunday morning.
GOING THE EXTRA MILES. Bunn High School running back Miles Clifton picks up extra yardage for the Wildcats during last Friday’s home defeat against the Southern Nash Firebirds. Bunn will be on the road this week at Granville Central.
BUNN -- Southern Nash’s Victory Tour through Franklin County continued last Friday with a short journey to Bunn.
The Firebirds brought plenty of offensive ammunition -- and fans -- to tangle with the Wildcats in the renewal of the clubs’ backyard rivalry.
RALEIGH -- Louisburg’s strong 2009 football season began with a clutch home victory against Ravenscroft.
The Ravens, this time playing on their own field, returned the favor last Friday.
Connor Gonet, the son of Ravenscroft veteran head coach Ned Gonet, scored four touchdowns as the Ravens rolled to a 36-18 decision over the Warriors at Stefanou Field.
LOUISBURG SAVE MASTER. Louisburg High School veteran keeper Jesse Nichols (right) comes up with a save during the Warriors’ home soccer showdown Monday evening against the Southern Vance Runnin’ Raiders at Joyner Park.
LOUISBURG -- New coach Ken Smith had waited to see some improved play from his Louisburg Warriors’ soccer team -- and he got his wish during the second half of Monday evening’s home opener against the Southern Vance Runnin’ Raiders.
But Louisburg’s upgraded work was foiled thanks to a later Southern Vance goal, as the Raiders left Joyner Park with a tight 3-2 conquest in the non-conference contest.
We aren’t the champions, my friend. But we’ll keep on picking ‘til the end.
Yes, we will certainly keep trying to share with everyone our ill-fated prognostications.
After offering our horrid Atlantic Coast Conference gridiron selections, we turn our attention to the National Football League.
The hope is to continue to improve with our picks, as there is certainly nowhere to go but up for either one of us.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last week’s North Carolina high school football results:
FALLING FOR EXTRA YARDAGE. Franklinton’s Reggie Williams (with ball) dives forward to gain a few more yards during last Friday’s road victory against the Northern Vance Vikings in Henderson. FHS will host Ravenscroft this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
HENDERSON -- Friday night’s matchup between Northern Vance and Franklinton at Viking Stadium proved to be a game of inches.
A missed point-after touchdown off the upright in the third quarter and an offsides penalty late in the fourth damaged Northern’s chances of getting its first win in a 7-6 loss to the Red Rams.
WILSON -- The Bunn Ladycats prepared for Northern Carolina Conference play on Monday with a non-league volleyball showdown at Wilson Fike.
Bunn finished off its season sweep of the Lady Golden Demons with a convincing 25-13, 25-13, 25-14 decision at the historic Fike Gymnasium.
PEARL, MISS. -- Mississippi starting pitcher Randall Delgado pitched six perfect innings in leading the Braves past the Carolina Mudcats 6-2 at Trustmark Park on Sunday night in a Class AA Southern League diamond showdown.
Delgado (W, 2-5), a 20-year-old Panamanian, was making his seventh start at the Double-A level.
The Granville Bulls won the USSSA Summer Slam 12-Under Baseball Tournament, which was held last weekend in Mechanicsville, Va., which is located just outside of Richmond.
Several Bunn defenders team up to bring down Southern Nash’s Tracey Coppedge during last Friday’s non-conference high school football matchup on the BHS campus.
Aaron and Mary Malone of Kittrell were honored with a 50th wedding anniversary dinner on Aug. 21 at the Concord Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, with about 150 family members and friends attending. The special occasion was hosted by the couple’s daughter, Carolyn Malone Paylor, and the family.
Amanda Hale Carter and Stephen Ryan Vick were married on July 31, 2010 at Stony Hill Baptist Church in Wake Forest. The 2 p.m., double-ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. Tommy Seedorf.
The bride is the daughter of David and Suzanne Carter of Youngsville.
Kerry and Denise Curry of Graham announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Virginia Curry, on Aug. 17, 2010 at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington. The infant weighed 7 pounds.
The baby’s grandparents are Raymond and Dot Ayscue of Louisburg and Edward and Janet Curry of Roanoke Rapids.
The couple has another daughter, Stephanie Paige, age 2.
TO SCALE. David Smith of Louisburg shows off a lunker.
TAKING IT EASY. Keziah Brown, 6, of Franklinton has this fishing thing figured out — as long as her dad, Hollis Brown, keeps her hook baited so she can sit back and relax.
The Bethesda Bluegrass Band of Durham traveled to Sparta to compete in the 16th Annual Alleghany County Fiddler’s Convention on July 17 and earned first place in the Junior Band Competition. They also received the following awards in the Individual Junior Competitions: Caleb Hagwood, first place, bass; Holly Riley, third place, fiddle; Jackson Hagwood, second place, banjo; Connor Hagwood, first place, mandolin.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Louisburg woman for assaulting her boyfriend with knives.
Deputy Frederick Heisler responded to a domestic dispute at 101 Oakside Court the evening of Aug. 19, finding Walton Sullivan, 24, of Zebulon, walking in the area with blood on his shirt.