The war of words over water between Franklinton and Franklin County continues.
In a letter dated Oct. 5, county staff notified town officials that shutting off its water supply last month put the town in breach of its 40-year contract.
In a response dated Oct. 18, Franklinton Mayor Elic Senter said the county was mistaken.
IN MEMORY. Clockwise, from left, Ashley Denton, Donneisha Cooke, Andrea Howard and Natia Bridges light candles in memory of those from across the state who lost their lives as a result of domestic violence.
Carolyn Estes had every reason to prefer to fade into the background.
She suffers from social anxiety.
And her life story is the stuff of Lifetime movies:
• Estes’ father shot her mother to death;
State, local and federal candidates got one more chance to present their platforms to the public before the Nov. 2 election.
The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate’s forum Tuesday night — drawing candidates in races ranging from the county commission to the state Senate and Congress.
And representatives for candidates in the U.S. Senate race were also on hand.
The Murphy House recalled nearly 5,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork barbecue products that may be contaminated with salmonella.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the decision on Wednesday.
The recall includes 4,920 pounds of pork packaged as such:
SUNAMBULISTS. Beth Smith, left, and Ann Matti celebrate an early-round correctly spelled word. The team from Novoymes took first place at the United Way of Franklin County’s Spelling Bee on Thursday night.
The United Way’s 2010-11 campaign got off with a fantabulous start, officials said.
That’s because businesses, educators and others in the community got together for the organization’s campaign kickoff spelling bee — testing their wits in competition, spelling words much more difficult than fantabulous.
Overall, 19 teams competed at Louisburg Elementary School on Thursday night, raising an unofficial tally of $4,000.
Franklinton police arrested two more people connected with helping an alleged murderer flee from justice.
Investigators arrested Jessica Arrington, 22, of 15 Whitaker Street, on Wednesday; and they arrested Stephen Hawkins, 25, of 15 Mill Street on Thursday, charging them both with accessory after the fact.
During a lecture series Tuesday night, Washington Post Supreme Court correspondent shared a familiar finding — not many residents can name all nine justices.
And even though he was on Louisburg College’s campus, he didn’t threaten anyone with a pop quiz.
However, he did say the land’s highest court will be in for a number of tests in the coming years.
Louisburg College student Ariel Phelps
Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink!
We’re not to that point, but water is again becoming a major news topic worldwide — and right here in Franklin County as well.
This week, the cover story in Newsweek magazine is about water as a commodity and it raises some interesting, and a few troubling, questions about who should own, control and set the price for water.
Once again North Carolina got the shaft.
The long-awaited Tiger II grant recipients have been announced and all North Carolina got was the proverbial tee-shirt.
Not literally. Asheville and Lexington each got a couple of silly planning grants but not a dime for infrastructure came to the entire state.
GOOD MORNING: Sunny and mild today. Partly cloudy and continued mild Sunday with a slight chance of rain early next week.
OVERSIGHT OR SNUB? Questions are being asked about the rather conspicuous absence of any elected Louisburg officials at recent ceremonies marking the award of a $1.7 million federal grant to be used in conjunction with state funds to build an access road from U.S. 401 to the Triangle North Franklin Business Park, adjacent to the county airport.
In Monday night’s (Oct. 18, 2010) Town Council meeting, the mayor stated he would not apologize for the clearing of greenery in the older sections of Oakwood Cemetery because to do so would mean he was not supporting the town’s employees.
I would like to thank council members Emma Ruth Stewart, Mary Green Johnson and Boyd Sturges for the manner in which they responded during the Oct. 18 Town Council meeting to the group of citizens concerned with the removal of trees and shrubs at Oakwood Cemetery. They were sensitive to the feelings of the group and made suggestions of actions that can be taken to address the problem.
LOUISBURG – Daniel “Danny” Lane Finch, 58, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2010. Funeral service was Friday, Oct. 22, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. Burial followed at Lancaster Memorial Park.
WAKE FOREST - Joseph Jenkins “Joe” Wall, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Britthaven of Louisburg. A graveside service was held Thursday, Oct. 21, at Rolesville Baptist Church cemetery.
CASTALIA – Cory D. Parkhurst, 39, passed away in his home in Castalia, NC on October 20, 2010, after several years of failing health following an automobile accident.
CASTALIA - Edith Hale Moore, 83, passed away, Thursday, October 21, 2010. She was born July 30, 1927 in Franklin County. Edith was the daughter of the late, Lawrence Aaron and Annie Let Faulkner Hale. Edith was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
UPWARD BOUND IN THE NCC. (L to R) Louisburg’s Amanda Smith and Bunn’s Missy Kanuck rise at the net during Wednesday evening’s championship match of the Northern Carolina Conference Volleyball Tournament, which was held at the Bunn Dome.
BUNN -- Henry Jones picked up his 300th career victory Tuesday as his Bunn Ladycats defeated Franklinton in the semifinals of the Northern Carolina Conference Volleyball Tournament.
But Jones was much more interested in his potential 301st victory, as that would mean the Ladycats were successful in their quest to repeat as the NCC Tourney Champions.
FORWARD THINKING. Cape Fear Community College’s Joana Huttemann (left) advances the ball with a header while being defended by Louisburg College’s Kelly Wolz (3) during Wednesday’s Region X women’s soccer contest at Dr. Ronald May Field.
LOUISBURG -- Trying to find some offensive production will be Andy Stokes’ chief goal this coming week as his Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes prepare for the annual Region X Women’s Soccer Tournament.
Stokes, in his second year as LC’s head coach, has seen the Lady Hurricanes struggle to put the ball into the back of the net during several of their matches, including Wednesday afternoon’s 2-0 home setback to league leader Cape Fear Community College at Ronald May Field on the LC campus.
AGGRESSIVE MOVE. Wake Tech Community College’s Brian Agandi (left) dribbles the ball while being defended by Louisburg College’s Carlos Reyes during Wednesday afternoon’s Region X men’s soccer showdown at Dr. Ronald May Field.
LOUISBURG -- Rare are the years when Louisburg College isn’t considered the favorite at the Region X Men’s Soccer Tournament.
Actually, long-time fans of the LC program would be hard-pressed to remember when -- of if -- this has been the case.
Even in their own coach’s estimation, the Louisburg Lady Warriors have yet to fully put things together during the 2010 prep spike campaign.
Now would be the perfect time to do it.
Today in Orange County, Louisburg will be on the road to meet Carrboro in a battle of second seeds in the opening round of the Class 2-A State Volleyball Playoffs.
BACK FOR MORE. Sophomore LaDonna Smith, shown making a pass during a recent practice, returns up front this season for the Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes.
LOUISBURG -- Few are the occasions when the Louisburg College women’s basketball program has been unable to secure a Region X regular season or tournament championship.
Or both, usually.
High School Football
Warren County at Bunn 7:30 p.m.
Louisburg at Northwest Halifax 7:30 p.m.
FRANKLINTON -- The homestanding Franklinton Lions took on Clayton Blue last Saturday in an East Wake Football League matchup.
Here is a rundown on each contest:
CHAPEL HILL -- Listed are the first-round pairings for the Class 2-A State Volleyball Playoffs, which begin today across the state.
Franklin County will be represented by Franklinton, Bunn and Louisburg.
Here are the pairings:
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Each of Franklin County’s high school spike squads will be in action today as part of the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Class 2-A State Volleyball Playoffs.
Bunn, the No. 1 seed out of the Northern Carolina Conference, will be at home against former league foe South Granville.
First serve is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Bunn Dome.
Serena Hall will be a freshman 2-guard for the Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes, who will kick off their 2010-11 schedule in November.
Louisburg High School middle hitter Zoe Hinton (right) attempts a kill as Bunn’s Missy Kanuck defends during Wednesday’s Championship Match of the Northern Carolina Conference Volleyball Tournament, which was staged at the Bunn Dome.
Louisburg College’s Nathan Taylor (right) tries to maintain possession while being defended by Wake Tech Community College’s Aaron Schiappi (26) during Wednesday afternoon’s Region X men’s soccer contest at Dr. Ronald May Field.
How refreshing it is to find classes where creativity still exists. My Spanish class and I were invited to Professor Jennith Thomas’ World Regional Geography 111 class at Louisburg College.
On Oct. 7, the class had a special celebration which consisted of sampling the cuisine of North America and Latin America. The class studied the physical and cultural geography of these regions as well.
Cooperative Extension Agent Martha Mobley, left, and Cook Shack catering proprietor Austin Murray, present United Way of Franklin County Executive Director Kathy Harrelson with a check for $2,239.02 — the proceeds from the Oct. 8 Local Food Roast. Murray was also on his way to Bunn High School to present that school’s Future Farmer’s of America group with a check for $500.
Proponents for an area slaughter house/regional farmer’s market will host an interest meeting this coming Tuesday.
The Cooperative Extension Office secured a grant so that Peter Appleton and Phil Hamilton of Mt. Olive College could peform a feasibility study on the need for such a facility.
Louisburg police arrested two men accused of stealing equipment from the town’s Operations Center.
Louisburg staff reported on Oct. 18 that six rolls of copper wire, aluminum wire and similar items were stolen from the town building on Industrial Drive.
Franklin Regional Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of national accreditation in both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
“It is an honor to provide radiology services to Louisburg and the Franklin County community,” said Diane Gibbs, director of radiology at Franklin Regional.
BUNN -- What started out as a defensive standout turned into an offensive explosion in the third quarter for the Bunn Wildcats.
After not scoring a touchdown on offense until the 1:34 mark of the second period, the Wildcats erupted after the break and went on to defeat Franklinton by a 43-20 margin in a duel for second place in the Northern Carolina Conference football standings.
WARRENTON -- Louisburg excelled on both sides of the ball en route to posting a 42-6 road football victory Friday at Warren County in an Northern Carolina Conference event.
The NCC decision was the first of the year for the Warriors, who are now 2-7 to go with a 1-3 league mark. Warren County remained winless at 0-9 and 0-5.