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March 27, 2019.
YOUNGSVILLE -- Town Administrator Phillip Cordeiro presented commissioners with an outline of his 2019-20 budget that includes a drop in taxes and an increase in fees, employee pay and other resources needed to bolster town services.
While he hasn't presented commissioners with detailed figures during the board's March 22 retreat, Cordeiro told commissioners that his spending proposal would include, among other things:
GREENING UP FRANKLIN. Young Nolan Cooper, 5, was helping to distribute bare root trees to anyone who promised to plant them properly and let them help green up Franklin County. Nolan is from the Justice Community and was hoping that some of the trees would find their way to his neighborhood.
YOUNGSVILLE -- The relationship between the ABC Board and the town of Youngsville could become a bit shaken.
A year ago, town staff prepared a capital improvement plan that outlined $500,000 for a new ABC store.
During a town commissioner retreat on March 22, it was revealed that the ABC Board is considering taking on that capital project, and perhaps others, themselves by declaring their intent to become a more financially independent entity.
CASTALIA -- Residents in the northeast figure it'll take exposure and funds to revitalize their little corner of Franklin County.
During a meeting of the Northeast Franklin Revitalization Committee on Monday night, members figured a signature event or festival could do the trick.
Such an event could either raise money for what they want to do, bolster agritourism and spur business and residential growth in the area, or raise awareness about how they're going about trying to do that.
Area prep umpire Eddie Thomas
Spring arrived last week and with it, I thought, would be warmer weather, flowers and thoughts of gardening.
Well, maybe ... but along with spring came some of the strangest, most "out there" financial observations I've seen in a long time.
And our tax dollars paid for some of that advice.
Here's an interesting connundrum.
Did the Franklinton Board of Commissioners just pull off a sneaky little deal?
Or, did the town's new manager slip in the back door?
Okay, those are trick questions because neither of those happened!
Famously, there have been some wardrobe malfunctions.
Not many people will ever forget the Justin Timberlake/Janet Jackson Superbowl halftime performance in 2004.
During that infamous performance, there was an exposure on live television that sent the universe and the Federal Communications Commission into a full on conniption.
Dear editor: In his column, Gary Cunard argues against the anti-vaccination folks. He claims that parents who do not have their children vaccinated are endangering children who cannot be vaccinated.
If Cunard is like most folks, he is not current on his vaccinations. Therefore, these adults are endangering unvaccinated children.
FRANKLINTON--Funeral services for George "Buck" Wyche, 75, who died Tuesday, March 26, 2019, will be held Sunday, March 31, at 2 p.m. in the Richardson Funeral Home Chapel in Louisburg. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
HOLLISTER--Funeral services for Georgia Marie "Good Baby" Johnson Harvey, 49, who died Monday, March 25, 2019, will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Gillfield Baptist Church in Louisburg, with Pastor Melvin Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollister Chapel Church cemetery.
LOUISBURG - James Bert Egerton, 86, child of God, loving husband, father, and grandfather, peacefully succumbed on Monday, March 25, 2019 after a brief illness. A celebration of life service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 30, 2019 with family hour beginning at 11:00 am at Nelson Chapel Baptist Church, 100 Leonard Farm Road, Louisburg, NC 27459.
LOUISBURG - Robert Christopher "Chris" Beck, III, 72, of Louisburg, died Sunday morning.
NOTHING DOING. Caroline White pitched a no-hitter last Friday for Bunn against league foe Granville Central.
BUNN -- A strong mix of veterans and younger players is always a good combination for a softball team -- and this year's Bunn Ladycats are no exception to that rule.
The Ladycats have plenty of seasoned standouts, including pitcher Caroline White and catcher Liz Parrish, to go with several promising freshman who have recently moved up from the successful Bunn Middle School program.
CLOSE ONE. Louisburg College's Derek Neal (middle) is tagged out at home plate during Sunday's Region X home doubleheader against the Florence-Darlington Stingers at historic Frazier Field.
LOUISBURG -- A collective short memory is imperative for a team to enjoy success in the Region X baseball standings.
Momentum can switch quickly in the middle of a four-game weekend league series -- and Louisburg used that intangible to bounce back after a disappointing doubleheader sweep at home against Florence-Darlington Tech.
FRANKLINTON HIGH SCHOOL GOLFER CAMERON WHITAKER
WAKE FOREST -- Members of the Class 3-A Big East Conference gathered at Brevofield Golf Club in Wake Forest on Monday for their second 18-hole match of the 2019 season.
Despite confusing weather that ranged anywhere from warm, chilly, windy, clear, and even rainy, nearly all scores improved from the March 13 18-hole match at Willow Springs in Wilson.
LOUISBURG COLLEGE'S HALEIGH JOYNER
LOUISBURG -- The success of Louisburg College's softball program has been noticed on the national level.
For the period of March 11-17, the Lady Hurricanes swept the weekly awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association on the Division II level.
LC sophomore ace Mary Anna Clement was tabbed as the NJCAA National Pitcher of the Week, while freshman teammate Haleigh Joyner was saluted as the Player of the Week.
CREEDMOOR -- Cale Bolton (2-0) pitched a no-hitter for Louisburg, as the visiting Warriors defeated South Granville 9-0 on Tuesday in Northern Carolina Conference baseball action.
Bolton pitched a complete game, striking out 13, allowing only 6 base runners, on 2 walks, 2 hit batters, one reaching on an error and one reaching on a strikeout with a passed ball.
QUICK HANDS. Louisburg College second sacker Bailey Perdue fields a grounder during last Friday's twinbill.
PETERSBURG, VA. -- Louisburg College saw one streak end by started another last Saturday as part of a softball doubleheader at Richard Bland.
A 17-game victory surge closed in the opening game of the twinbill as the sixth-ranked Lady Hurricanes were defeated 6-4 by RBC.
LC sophomore pitching ace Mary Anna Clement was taken out of the contest early with a stiff back and did not return.
JACKSON IN ACTION. Bunn's Jackson Anderson takes a healthy cut during Monday's game versus Franklinton.
BUNN -- Nostalgia was en vogue Monday when Bunn hosted Franklinton -- and former assistant coach Donnie Ray -- for a non-conference baseball showdown.
Ray is now in his first season as the Red Rams' head coach, and he brought a fired-up group to BHS to take on the Wildcats.
Franklinton gave Bunn all it could handle before the Wildcats scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to secure a 3-1 victory that was probably much tougher than anyone in the BHS dugout could have imagined.
AND THE WINNER IS. Hayla Ahmadi (26) picked up the clinching goal in kicks Tuesday for Franklinton High School.
RED OAK -- After 90 tough, grueling minutes of physical action, the outcome of Tuesday's key Big East Conference girls soccer matchup between Franklinton and host Northern Nash came down to a matter of finesse.
The teams battled through two halves and a pair of five-minute overtimes with the score even at 1-1 before utilizing penalty kicks to determine the winner.
GREENVILLE -- East Carolina University junior Spencer Brickhouse has been named the American Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week, according to the league office Monday afternoon.
It is Brickhouse's first career honor and marks the fifth time this year a Pirate has earned weekly accolades from the AAC.
(L to R) Northern Nash's Kaleigh Lee and Franklinton's Emma Albright try to gain possession of the ball during Tuesday night's girls soccer showdown in Red Oak.
Franklinton High School catcher Nick Mitchell tags Bunn's Seth Bullock at home plate during Monday afternoon's prep baseball showdown on the BHS campus.
Kerr Vance Academy has released its third quarter honor roll.
LOUISBURG -- Things are a bit easier and better when like-minded folks are pulling in the same direction.
During its second Roundtable Breakfast, the United Way of Franklin County held a meeting with representatives from several nonprofits, community groups and public servants to to see if they could combine efforts for the common good.
LOUISBURG -- Sheriff's deputies arrested a Franklin County man on larceny charges.
Dustin Privette, 29, was charged with one count of breaking and entering, one count of larceny after breaking and entering and felony larceny of a motor vehicle and felony possession of a stolen vehicle.