Hospital and community officials broke ground on a medical unit they say will bring state-of-the-art care home to Franklin County.
Novant Health System, operators of Franklin Regional Medical Center, is building a 13-bed geriatric psychiatry unit that will focus on the special mental health needs of older patients, a growing and underserved population.
Four-year-old Graycen Flowers, above, makes her way through an inflatable obstacle course set up at the Lake Donna Party held in Youngsville last Saturday.
This weekend, Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Daniels will have a lot in his POW Bucket — a custom-built car based off the 1923 Ford Model T Touring car that he and his family built three years ago.
He’ll have the honor and pride of taking part in the 25th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom in the Nation’s Capital this Memorial Day weekend.
FRANKLINTON — Town officials agreed to realign and expand its ABC board while existing members and staff reaffirmed their commitment to address some deficiencies pointed out in an audit.
Those decisions were made during a joint, special-called meeting between commissioners and the town’s ABC board on Tuesday night.
Just as summertime driving season is just around the corner, law enforcement officers want to remind motorists that they are just around the bend — waiting on law breakers.
Through the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, officers in Franklin County began taking part in the Click It or Ticket campaign on Monday.
Louisburg’s Michael McCracken
GOOD MORNING: I noticed a new vehicle around town recently that I’ve never seen before.
The small pickup, being driven by Harry Foy, sported the brand name Foyota on its tailgate.
The vehicle resembled a Toyota, but maybe that was just an optical illusion. Knowing Harry, he probably built the thing himself.
Maybe we should take up a private collection to buy Ray Alexander a big hammer.
Or, maybe, a nail gun.
Alexander, as you may remember, came to the Louisburg town council earlier this week and hit the nail firmly on the head with regard to safety issues in town.
There was good and bad news this week in the newspaper industry -- and a symptom of the challenge facing us is clearly evident right here in Franklin County.
First, the good news! The Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet, has agreed to buy 63 newspapers from Richmond, Va., based Media General. The papers he bought are in North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina and Virginia.
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Stanley Leon Evans, 43, who died Monday, May 21, 2012, will be held Saturday, May 26, at 1 p.m. at Ivory Hill Baptist Church in Enfield, with the Rev. Thomas Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Evans family cemetery.
WAKE FOREST - Ruth Snyder Lee, 92, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at William M. Dunlap Center. A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Unity Baptist Church, Youngsville.
WAKE FOREST - Alice Moore “Big Mama” Journigan, 97, died Monday morning, May 21, 2012. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 24, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest. Burial followed in Forestville Baptist Church cemetery.
THE TOP WARRIORS. (L to R) Zoe Hinton and Gray Ayscue were honored Tuesday as the Louisburg High School Athletes of the Year during a ceremony at the LHS Auditorium.
LOUISBURG -- Another year of excellence, another year in the books for the Louisburg High School Athletics program.
LHS celebrated its student-athletes -- and another successful overall season -- during Tuesday’s annual Athletic Awards Ceremony at the LHS Auditorium.
LOUISBURG -- Originally hopeful of wearing the Baby Blue of the North Carolina Tar Heels, Jasmine Phillips will now try out another unique color that has long been associated with the school it represents.
If you live in East Tennessee, you love orange -- and usually have plenty of orange-related items in your closet.
SIKES STEALS A BAG. Nash Central’s Dawson Sikes (left) steals third base as Bunn’s Isaiah Ortega tries to reel in a throw during Thursday’s Nash County Babe Ruth League Baseball Game at The Dawg Pound on the Nash Central HS campus.
ROCKY MOUNT -- When referring to baseball players, Bunn coach Leonard Allen likes to joke that ‘they grow them bigger in Nash County’.
Allen should know -- he prepped at nearby SouthWest Edgecombe High School and had plenty of duels against talented foes from the Nash/Rocky Mount Area.
BUNN -- The Bunn High School baseball program will host a golf tournament on May 30 at the Zebulon Country Club.
For more information or to register a team, contact David Windley at (919) 269-8311 or BHS coach Leonard Allen at (919) 496-3975 ext. 322.
FRANKLIN COUNTY - Here is the Region 3 Roster for the upcoming North Carolina State Baseball Games, which will be held June 13-17 in Winston-Salem:
FREDERICK, MD. --The homestanding Frederick Keys plated seven runs over three innings, and defeated the Carolina Mudcats 7-2 in six-and-one-half innings on a soaking Wednesday night in Class A Carolina League baseball action.
The game was called with two on and no outs in the bottom of the seventh due to a steady downpour.
AYSCUES COLLECT THE AWARDS. (L to R) Cousins Gray and Dusty Ayscue received plenty of hardware at Tuesday evening’s Louisburg High School Athletic Awards Ceremony -- including Co-Most Valuable Player honors for the Warriors’ varsity baseball sq
LOUISBURG -- Listed are the honorees from Tuesday’s Louisburg High School Athletic Awards Ceremony at the LHS Auditorium:
Michael McCracken was honored Tuesday as Louisburg High School’s Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.
RALEIGH -- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will cap off its girls spring season this weekend with four championship matchups.
The games will be played at the Dail Soccer Field on the campus of North Carolina State University.
The schedule started Friday evening with a Class 1-A meeting between Southwest Onslow and Mooresboro Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.
Bunn’s Jaylan Williamson takes a pitch during his club’s Nash County Babe Ruth League baseball game Thursday on the road against Nash Central.
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) continue to be the buzz word within the agricultural community and is especially getting a closer look at local farmers markets and even Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s). GAP certification is already required by some wholesale food buyers and insurance companies.
Now there is a developing movement to encourage small farmers and farmers market managers to implement food safety plans where they sell food.
A southern Franklin County man apparently shot himself in the head.
And he was alive to tell law enforcement about it.
According to a report by Dep. Samuel Zuniga, Jordan Denton was at his home in the 1600 block of Ridge Road when he decided to do some target practice with a .22-caliber rifle.
The family of a toddler injured in an ATV wreck that killed an eight-year-old said the driver of the pickup truck, not the operator of the four-wheeler was at fault.
According to the State Highway Patrol, Trevor Tyler was driving a four-wheeler north on Reynolds Road and crossed N.C. 561 without stopping at a stop sign just after 8 p.m. on May 19.