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Showing 27 articles from February 27, 2019.

FRONT PAGE

Louisburg man shot to death in Raleigh
Leondra Perry-Yarborough
Louisburg man shot to death in Raleigh

YOUNGSVILLE -- Local authorities arrested two men suspected of killing a Louisburg man in a Raleigh shooting.
Raleigh police were dispatched to a shooting in the 3300 block of Capital Boulevard during the early morning hours of Feb. 24, learning that Darrell Travonne Willie Greene had been shot.


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Projected growth puts new focus on water, sewer

LOUISBURG -- Water was the word this week as the Franklin County Board of Commissioners hosted its spring retreat.
During presentations made to the board during a day-long retreat on Monday, Planning Director Scott Hammerbacher, Public Utilities Director Chris Doherty and Economic Development Director Richie Duncan told commissioners that finding water and tailoring development to the available resource would be critical to any of their department's continued success.


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WATER OVER THE DAM
WATER OVER THE DAM

Days of late winter rain have left much of Franklin County downright soggy -- and sent thousands of gallons of water cascading over and around the dam at the normally placid Perry's Mill Pond in the Pearce's area of the county. Although area creeks and rivers have been pushed beyond their normal boundaries and area farm fields have begun to look more like rice paddies, Franklin County and vicinity have been spared much of the weather-related devastation that has plagued much of the remainder of the nation.


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<i>Bunn's new park taking shape</i>
Bunn's new park taking shape

BUNN -- The lot next to town hall is finally starting to look like a park.
But, the young and the young at heart will have to wait until the end of March or the first of April to take advantage of the facility.
It's a finish line that Bunn officials, particularly, Commissioner Sherry Mercer, are happy to see.


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NE panel offers help to county

CASTALIA -- Members of the Northeast Franklin Revitalization Committee have worked for more than a year, figuring out ways to market, promote and boost the prospects for a neglected corner of Franklin County.
Their strategic plan includes efforts to bolster broadband service, highlight agritourism opportunities, and spark residential and commercial development in the northeast quadrant of Franklin County.


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DAMAGING FIRE
DAMAGING FIRE

Two women were sent to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a blaze began at this home in the 200 block of S. Nash Street in Bunn. A witness said one of the women had burns on her arms, legs and face. She was transported to the burn center in Chapel Hill. Another woman was taken to WakeMed. A firefighter was treated for apparent heat exhaustion. Neither the cause nor the occupants' identities were made available prior to deadline.


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Franklinton leaders pondering objectives

FRANKLINTON -- Town commissioners set a number of objectives for their next budget in an effort to guide their spending and their focus in the year to come.
The practice was part of a retreat that commissioners and staff took part in last Friday at the Mason Street Manor.
Those objectives include:


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FRANKLIN FACE
FRANKLIN FACE

Youngsville Police Officer J. Magsi


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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Cow Poots
Editorial Cartoon: Cow Poots

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Will the Burg's dreaded sign police return?
Will the Burg's dreaded sign police return?

Oh, please, don't tell me we're gong THERE again!
And by there, I mean the resurrection of the Louisburg sign police.
We went through all that several years ago when town officials were running around measuring signs, checking setbacks, making absurd demands and, in general, creating a firestorm of controversy where one wasn't needed.


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A new election doesn't address a real problem

In what had to be one of the easiest decisions of the 21st century, the North Carolina Board of Elections decreed that there must be a new election to pick a congressman from the state's 9th Congressional District.
Really, what choice did they have? The election was crooked, rigged by one of the candidates, his party and his advisors. It was a sham election, and that's being kind.


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Is F'ton getting in on the new town hall bandwagon?
Is F'ton getting in on the new town hall bandwagon?

For most small towns, Main Street serves as a living room.
It works as the show piece as people come into town. Essentially, it's where you put the things you want to show off.
For Franklinton, its downtown, of which Main Street is a crucial part, has been the focus of revitalization efforts -- most of which have been hit or miss.


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Property tax increases add up!

Dear editor:
No wonder we're among some of the highest taxed counties in the state.
Within the last couple of years, property owners were hit with a 2-cent property tax increase which resulted in an approximate $20 annual increase, for example, on a $100,000 home, and a $40 increase on a $200,000 home.


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Editorial Cartoon: El Chapo
Editorial Cartoon: El Chapo

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SPORTS

SPIRIT SHOW
BRIGHT FUTURE. Franklinton High School's Rachel Black (right) will continue her soccer career at Salem College.
SPIRIT SHOW

FRANKLINTON -- Rachel Black has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of Franklinton High School's top female student-athletes -- and for good reason.
Black has been a jack-of-all trades during her four years at FHS as she has, at some point, been a member of the cross country, track and field, soccer and basketball programs.


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BHS' Season Ends
Bunn High School's Jaylen Perry picks up an assist for the Wildcats during last Wednesday's showdown against South Granville in the semifinals of the Northern Carolina Conference Boys Basketball Tournament, which was held in Henderson.
BHS' Season Ends

HENDERSON - Given the way Bunn's near-miss boys basketball campaign has gone, it was almost fitting that things would end as they did last Wednesday during the second round of the Northern Carolina Conference Tournament.
The Wildcats have flashed potential with some impressive victories, but have also dropped several close games -- albeit while remaining competitive with the top squads in the talent-filled NCC.


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TLMS Takes Third Place
TLMS Takes Third Place

LOUISBURG -- A new twist was added to the Middle Athletic Conference wrestling scene as Ravenscroft School was allowed to join the league -- for that sport only.
The Ravens made the most of their inaugural campaign in the MAC by winning first place in the team competition during the league's annual tournament, which was held February 9 at the Terrell Lane Middle School Gymnasium.


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LC Has A Chance

LOUISBURG -- Why not us?
That was the sentiment of Louisburg College men's basketball coach Neil Dixon when discussing his club's chances at next week's Region X Tournament.
LC will enter the event with a sub.-500 record at 14-15, but Dixon feels like his Hurricanes are a legitimate threat to make a deep run at the tourney.


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ECU players earn league honors

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- East Carolina University's Alec Burleson and Jake Agnos have been named the American Athletic Conference Player and Pitcher-of-the-Week, according to an announcement by the league office Monday.
The duo's selection, a first for both, marks the first time since joining the conference that the Pirates have swept the weekly awards.


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LC squads set to return to field
LC squads set to return to field

LOUISBURG -- After a prolonged break due to poor weather, Louisburg College's softball and baseball teams are hoping to return to action this weekend on the LC campus.
The LC baseballers, who haven't played since Feb. 15, will be at home Friday and Saturday for a three-game series against Rowan-Gloucester from New Jersey at historic Frazier Field.


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Perry, Lewis Inducted
Perry, Lewis Inducted

BUNN -- As Bunn High School's Athletic Director, Chris Lewis always considers it to be a special day when BHS hosts its annual School Hall of Fame Ceremony.
But the moment was extra special this year for Lewis as he saw his father, Thomas, inducted into the BHS Hall as part of a ceremony two weeks ago during the Wildcats' home basketball event against conference rival South Granville High School.


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Hoops Playoffs Begin
Hoops Playoffs Begin

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- After the opening round of the state basketball playoffs, only one team remains from Franklin County.
That squad would be the Louisburg Warriors, who advanced Tuesday with a road victory at Bear Grass Charter near Williamston.
After a tight first period, Louisburg pulled away in the second stanza and went on to defeat the homestanding Bears by a 65-46 margin in Martin County in Class 1-A Boys State Playoffs action.


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BEEN THERE, DONE THAT
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT

Franklinton High School multi-sport athlete Rachel Black (left) is a veteran of the relay events at the State Track and Field Championships in Greensboro.


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SOCCER REUNION
SOCCER REUNION

One of the lasting legacies of the Deran Coe Era of the Franklinton High School boys soccer program was how many Red Rams went on to accomplish great things after graduating from FHS. Included on that list is Jacob Bauer (left), who is shown with Coach Coe during a recent visit the pair had in San Diego. Bauer is now serving his country as a Navy Seal.


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LIFESTYLES

<i>Program's focus is tea parties and Revolution</i>
Program's focus is tea parties and Revolution

"Oh, Those Tea Parties!" A Women's History Month presentation by Suzanne Adair, award-winning author of a mystery series set during the American Revolution, is being planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the Benson Chapel of Louisburg College.
Adair will discuss how ladies' tea parties in the Old North State underscored the ways that the women of the Revolution controlled the economy and blindsided the British.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Domestic strife leads to stabbing

LOUISBURG -- Police arrested a woman accused of stabbing her husband.
Tennie Crudup, 61, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
Authorities allege Crudup stabbed Fredrick Crudup with a broken bottle while inside their Ridley Street home the evening of Feb. 23.


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Correction

A story in the Jan. 31 edition of The Franklin Times incorrectly listed Dr. Robert Schaaf as a partner in Joseph Melamed's Burlington Terrace apartment project in Franklinton. Dr. Schaaf is a managing partner at Wake Radiology, where Dr. Melamed works. The Times regrets the error.


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