After day-long negotiations on Thursday, Oct. 22, Novant Health, Inc., has agreed to several conditions that are designed to help ease the financial burden associated with the loss of Franklin Medical Center. Franklin County's hospital was shut down earlier this month by Novant and the economic effects of the closing have been rippling across the county ever since.
LOUISBURG -- For a brief instant, the Louisburg Warriors appeared on the verge of a comeback during Friday's Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference home showdown versus league leader Granville Central. Louisburg had delivered two unanswered touchdowns to draw back to within 17-14 late in the second period at Patterson Field. But Granville Central collected the final two scores of the opening half and went on to defeat the Warriors by a 49-14 margin.
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Franklinton's key swing game with Roanoke Rapids went back-and-forth on Friday as the clubs jousted for important positioning in the Northern Carolina Conference football standings. Needing a victory to remain in the upper tier of the NCC, the Red Rams stayed with the Jackets for most of the game before Roanoke Rapids pulled away for a 48-28 triumph at Hoyle Field on the RRHS campus.
CREEDMOOR -- Bunn has produced some prolific offenses through the years, but the Wildcats' current group is making a case for being one of the school's all-time best. The numbers tell the story of Bunn's offensive success on the gridiron as Coach David Howle's club has now scored 42 points or more in eight of its nine outings. The latest dash of high-scoring heroics came when it mattered the most during a matchup with South Granville on Friday -- with first place at stake in the Northern Carolina Conference.