Franklin County put Franklinton officials and staff on notice — the 40-year water contract is over.
County Manager Angela Harris sent a letter to Franklinton officials on Friday making that point clear.
“As Franklinton breached the prior contract, its term has ended,” Harris wrote in a letter dated Oct. 22 to Franklinton Mayor Elic Senter.
LINE UP. Children on bikes get ready for the second leg of their two-mile ride during the Franklin County Miracle Leagues’ Bike, Trike, Walk-a-Thon held on Saturday at Long Mill Elementary School.
YOUNGSVILLE — Some of the first steps were taken toward building a Miracle League ball field this past weekend.
And they weren’t taken alone.
More than 50 walkers/runners/riders showed up for the Franklin County group’s first fundraiser — a two-mile Bike, Trike, Walk-a-Thon that began at Long Mill Elementary School on Saturday.
Franklin County voters will have an opportunity to cast ballots in a handful of locally contested races, as a commissioner seat and two state legislative positions will be up for grabs this Nov. 2.
The Franklin Times has given each candidate in those contested races the opportunity to share their platforms and express their goals if either elected or re-elected to office.
More than 2,000 voters have gone in early to cast their ballots, getting a jump on the Nov. 2 general election.
One-stop voting began on Oct. 14 and by 10 a.m. Tuesday, 2,300 voters had cast their ballots in races ranging from the local board of commissioners to the U.S. Senate.
MEET MARKET. Shyla Dunning, right, eyes some goods for sale during the B.R.O.A.D. Community Center Fun Day in Bunn on Saturday. Dunning is one of the organizers looking to re-establish the center in the community.
BUNN — Residents looking to re-establish a community center as the backbone of the neighborhood held a fun day last weekend.
The event was twofold: creating awareness about what the center can provide and raising funds for a companion playground park.
The trick this holiday season will be making sure you look for treats on the correct day.
The towns of Bunn and Louisburg will observe Halloween on Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m.
The towns of Youngsville and Franklinton will have Trick-or-Treating and Halloween events on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.
Two-year-old Gabriella Lopez
Welcome to the last week of October, 2010.
The weather — at least at the time this was being written on Monday afternoon — resembled late March more than a traditional October.
It’s been cool some mornings, warm on others — and by the end of the day, it’s anybody’s guess what will have happened and what the temperature will be.
GOOD MORNING: The weatherman was obviously not kidding. Rain it has, pretty near 2 inches worth as of noontime Tuesday, and that was a real Boomer that rattled the windows out my way just east of Louisburg in the middle of the night Monday.
The rain, perhaps, aided by clogged storm drains, pretty much had a portion of N.C. 56 between Bickett Boulevard and the Ronald Tharrington Road/East River Road intersection in Louisburg, under water there for a spell Tuesday morning.
I guess politics and the chambers of Congress have a price tag.
According to published reports, House and Senate candidates will have raised more than $2 billion, trying to either wrest or retain control of Congress.
That’s a record amount of spending.
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RALEIGH – At the moment, it’s popular to be populist.
In the aftermath of the financial crisis and increases in unemployment, underemployment, and uncertainty, there is great skepticism about powerful elites, organizations, and interest groups. Every large institution, with the interesting exception of the military, has suffered declines in public confidence.
LOUISBURG - Nathaniel Wayne Hines, 26, died Oct. 20, 2010. Funeral service was Monday, Oct. 25, in the chapel of Cornerstone Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ron Wallace officiating. A private burial for the family will be held at a later date.
GASTONIA - Odessa Strickland Smith, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. Funeral service was held Sunday, Oct. 24, at The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, with Pastor Jim DuMond officiating. Burial was at Daniels Lutheran Church cemetery.
ANDRE IN ACTION. Bunn High School quarterback Andre Davis tries to escape the Franklinton defense during the Wildcats’ home victory last Friday night in a key Northern Carolina Conference football game.
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 last Friday in a duel for second place in the Northern Carolina Conference football standings.
A QUICK END TO THE SPIKE SEASON. Senior hitter Sharika Evans (right) and the Louisburg Lady Warriors -- along with Franklinton and Bunn -- were defeated last Saturday in the opening round of the Class 2-A State Volleyball Playoffs.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Precious few are the campaigns that end without at least one Franklin County volleyball team making a deep run in the postseason.
But it won’t happen in 2010 as each county squad was defeated -- in uncharacteristic fashion -- last Saturday in the opening round of the Class 1-A State Playoffs.
WARRENTON -- Louisburg excelled on both sides of the ball en route to posting a 42-6 road football victory last Friday at Warren County in a 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.
BUNN -- Before the game, Louisburg College football coach John Sala stressed that his club would probably have to play flawlessly in order to be competitive against always-tough Georgia Military College -- which is always one of the toughest teams on the Hurricanes’ gridiron schedule.
MARYVILLE, TENN. -- North Carolina Wesleyan College’s football team bounced back from last week’s disappointing league loss to CNU with a 34-16 USA South road victory at Maryville College last Saturday, ruining the Scots’ 2010 Homecoming.
The win leaves the Blue & Gold with a 4-3 overall record and 3-1 mark in conference action.
FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton High School will kick off its 2010-11 basketball schedule with four straight road games -- beginning with a trip Nov. 23 to meet Durham School of the Arts at the historic DSA Gymnasium.
FHS’ first home matchup will be Dec. 10 against the Southern Nash Firebirds.
Franklinton’s hardwood slate for the upcoming season is as follows (home games are listed in CAPS):
Bunn High School senior running back Quinton Cannady (with ball) finds a hole to run through for the Wildcats during their home Northern Carolina Conference gridiron victory last Friday night against the Franklinton Red Rams.
Bunn High School senior Melanie Davis (center) is about to be crowned as the Homecoming Queen during last Friday’s ceremony at halftime of the Bunn-Franklinton football game. Davis was escorted by Elijah Batkoski. For more on Bunn’s Homecoming, see this coming Saturday’s edition of The Franklin Times.
Wake Electric of Wake Forest recently announced that 39 teachers in Johnston, Franklin, Granville, Wake, Nash, Durham and Vance counties have been awarded Bright Ideas grants, totaling more than $50,000 in grant monies. The grants will be used for a variety of classroom programs throughout the school year.
Jayden Ossino, 4, was one of the children taking part in the Bike, Trike, Walk-a-Thon organized by a number of people, including her mother, Jennifer Watson. The Franklin County group responsible for the fundraiser is raising money to build a ball field at Long Mill Elementary School to accommodate children with special needs.
Justin and Amanda Varner are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Klaire Varner, born May 22, 2010. She weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Justin is in the U.S. Navy stationed in Iraq. Amanda lives in Laurinburg.
Army Pvt. Malcolm J. Bell graduated from the Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
As members of the Army’s field artillery team, the course is designed to train soldiers as specialists to operate the advanced field artillery tactical data systems for both cannon and multiple launch rocket systems.
Three-year-old Jenna Oliver is shown above holding her braid after having her hair cut for Locks of Love at Great Clips in Wake Forest.
Cory Lawrence, a serviceman with Wake Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) in Wake Forest, had the honor of competing in the 12th Pole Top Rescue Competition for North Carolina’s electric cooperatives. Lawrence has been with Wake EMC for 10 years. Cory and his wife, Dana, live in Youngsville with their daughter, Grace Anne.
For the third consecutive year, Jackson Neal, right, and Carvel Cheves have won the 2010 Grand Champion Hair Sheep at the NC State Fair. The Cheves family owns and operates the Clover C Farms in Bunn, and Jackson has been exhibiting sheep for them for the past 4 years.
Timmy Baynes, executive director of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments in Henderson, was elected to the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) 2010 – 2011 Board of Directors on Aug. 31 at NADO’s annual business meeting.
The meeting was held in conjunction with the association’s 43rd annual training conference in San Diego, Calif.