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Showing 41 articles from April 24, 2019.

FRONT PAGE

Medicaid muddle: What impact will changes have?

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County is one of 27 counties that will see the impact of "the most significant transformation" in Medicaid in the last 40 years.
County Manager Angela Harris told commissioners that she wants them to be ready for its impacts.
"This is so significant that as we start our budget meetings, I want one of your workshops, if the board will support this, to be specifically on medicaid transformation because the revenues and how you budget is going to be different than before," Harris told commissioners during the board's April 15 meeting.


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CLOSE INSPECTION
CLOSE INSPECTION

Mason Allgood, 5, fills his bucket during the county's annual Easter egg hunt last Saturday. See Page 9A for more pictures from the county's event, plus a hunt in Youngsville and a hunt put on by the Miracle League of Franklin County.


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Step back in time
Capt. Daniel Jones began work on his home in 1779
Step back in time

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- This region was a vastly different place in the very early days of this nation when Capt. Daniel Jones came home from service in the Third Continental Army and selected a spot along what is now the Epsom-Rocky Ford Road for his new, Georgian style home.
Capt. Jones -- who attained the rank of captain while at Valley Forge with General George Washington -- had roots in this region since his father, Edward Jones, owned a plantation near Shocco Springs in what was to become Warren County.


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Noise, yard clutter targeted in new Franklinton ordinance

FRANKLINTON -- Commissioners took two actions last week that changes the way it deals with nuisances of noise and yard clutter.
First, the board agreed to amend its ordinance that regulates noise.
Police Chief John Green, who also serves as the town's assistant town manager/operations manager, said residents have complained about loud music coming from vehicles.


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Three arrested in meth bust
Three arrested in meth bust

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies combined with state agents to raid homes, seize drugs and make arrests in a methamphetamine operation.
Deputies and agents with the N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement raided a home in the Spring Hope area of Franklin County and a home in Clayton, arresting three people and seizing more than 26 ounces of meth, 100 doses of valium valued at more than $218,000.


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FRANKLIN FACES
FRANKLIN FACES

Ashylynn Davis & Harmony Hunt


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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Fire
Editorial Cartoon: Fire

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Ignore the perils and step back into local history
Ignore the perils and step back into local history

For a brief time I actually thought I was finally cured of the chronic disease called Oldhouseitis, a relatively rare malady that strikes when you least expect it and can leave effects that last for years.
But recently I was working on the feature story that's on page one about the Jones-Wright House out Rocky Ford way -- and the ailment flared up unexpectedly.


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'Drilling down' won't meet our recreational needs

The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Sadly -- but predictably -- that's certainly the case with recreation opportunities in Franklin County.
More than 20 years ago, a recreation study group documented that one of the amenities that many Franklin Countians wanted was a public swimming pool.


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Retreats aren't just for relaxing, anymore
Retreats aren't just for relaxing, anymore

I'll be honest; more often than not, government retreats are excuses to meet in different places, eat a catered meal and write down goals and objectives on big post-it notes that most people forget about the next day.
As a reporter, my biggest challenge is trying to take hours of meetings and discussions and reduce it to a coherent story that makes sense and people can read without having their eyes roll into the back of their heads.


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Editorial Cartoon: Alexa
Editorial Cartoon: Alexa

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OBITUARIES

EDDIE ALSTON

LOUISBURG--Funeral services for Eddie Alston, 81, who died Monday April 22, 2019, will be held Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. in the Richardson Funeral Home Chapel in Louisburg. Burial will follow in the Cedar Rock Church cemetery.


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RONALD "DODGE" BOWDEN

LOUISBURG--Funeral services for Ronald Lee "Dodge" Bowden, 52, who died Saturday, April 20, 2019, will be held Monday, April 29, at 1 p.m. in the Richardson Funeral Home Chapel in Louisburg with the Rev. Geraldine Reynolds officiating.


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WILLIAM BOBBITT (ZOO-ZOO)

WASHINGTON, D.C.--William Bobbitt (Zoo-Zoo) passed away Friday, April 19, 2019. He was born in Granville County, NC on February 24, 1950 to the late Shirley Bobbitt and Sammy Parker.


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SPORTS

Franklinton Edged By Ladybirds
PLAY AT SECOND. Franklinton's Charli Bacon slides into second base during last Thursday's evening's home softball game versus Southern Nash.
Franklinton Edged By Ladybirds

FRANKLINTON -- Even though they had already clinched the Big East Conference regular season championship, the Southern Nash Ladybirds still had some business to take care of during last Thursday's softball showdown at Franklinton.
SN was looking to finish off a perfect record in its league finale -- but it wasn't going to be easy against a potential-filled Franklinton squad that was hosting its Senior Night festivities.


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ALWAYS A RIVALRY
Louisburg College first baseman Cody Willis (left) stretches off the bag to double up a Pitt CC baserunner during Tuesday's diamond showdown at historic Frazier Field.
ALWAYS A RIVALRY

LOUISBURG - Even though they no longer compete in the same league, emotions are always intense when long-time rivals Louisburg College and Pitt Community College play each other on the baseball diamond.
Games between the traditional powers are usually close and hotly contested -- and Tuesday's nine-inning meeting at LC's Frazier Field was no different.


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A SIGNING TRIO
A SIGNING TRIO

LOUISBURG -- The lobby of the Louisburg High School Gymnasium is usually buzzing with activity, but things were even busier recently when three of LHS' top senior student-athletes finalized their next-level intentions.
Each of those standouts signed letters-of-intent consecutively, beginning with boys basketballer Nolan Brown, who inked a deal with Averett University.


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THE JOURNEE CONTINUES
THE JOURNEE CONTINUES

Louisburg High School volleyball standout Journee Hartsfield signs a letter-of-intent to play at Fayetteville State University. Also pictured are (back, l to r) LHS Principal Melissa Thomas, Sterling Hartsfield (brother) and LHS Athletic Director Erica Wammock; (front, l to r) parents Mehnissa and Chris Hartsfield.


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FUTURE BISHOP
FUTURE BISHOP

Louisburg High School's Ravon Nichols signs a letter-of-intent to join the football program at North Carolina Wesleyan College. Also pictured are (back, l to r) LHS Principal Melissa Thomas, LHS football coach Dontae Lassiter and LHS Athletic Director Erica Wammock; (front, l to r) parents Anthony and Sherry Williams.


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LC earns third spot in region

LOUISBURG -- Learning to excel in tight games is a necessity this time of the year in Region X baseball circles -- and it's a skill the Louisburg College Hurricanes are starting to master.
With third place in the league at stake, LC was able to deliver a pair of close wins last Saturday over the University of South Carolina-Sumter at historic Frazier Field in the final region series of the regular season.


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Canes near region title

FAYETTEVILLE -- With the 30-victory plateau secured, the Louisburg College Lady Hurricanes now have another goal in mind heading toward the close of the softball campaign -- the Region X regular season championship.
LC took two more steps toward that achievement last Thursday by sweeping a road doubleheader at Fayetteville Tech in Cumberland County.


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Red Rams ready for regionals
Red Rams ready for regionals

ROCKY MOUNT -- Franklinton's much-improved boys golf team had one final say in the competitive Big East Conference standings last Monday.
That's when the Red Rams took first place at the league's annual postseason event at the challenging Belmont Lakes Golf Course near North Carolina Wesleyan College in Nash County.


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Golf tourney slated

LOUISBURG -- The Franklin County Training School/Riverside Union High School and Perry's High School Second Annual Combined Alumni Association's Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be held June 21 at The River Golf and Country Club in Louisburg near Lake Royale.
A rain date is scheduled for June 28.


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Spencer stars for ECU

GREENVILLE -- Bunn's Spencer Brickhouse hit a pair of home run sand drove in five, while Alec Burleson collected three hits and Jake Washer added a pair helping No. 12 East Carolina University to a doubleheader and weekend baseball series sweep over No. 18 UConn last Saturday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.


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Longballs spark Mudcats to victory
Longballs spark Mudcats to victory

FAYETTEVILLE -- Eddie Silva hit a two-run homer in the second, Payton Henry crushed a three-run blast with two outs in the fifth and Rob Henry hit a solo shot in the sixth as the Carolina Mudcats used a three-homer day to defeat the Woodpeckers 6-5 in the finale of a four-game series at SEGRA Stadium in Fayetteville on Sunday afternoon in Class A Carolina League action.


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GOOD TIMES
GOOD TIMES

Louisburg College's Cody Willis points skyward following his towering home run during Tuesday's home baseball contest versus rival Pitt Community College at Frazier Field.


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OUT BY A FOOT
OUT BY A FOOT

Louisburg College first baseman Cody Willis retires a Pitt CC baserunner at the bag off a grounder during Tuesday's baseball showdown.


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SENSATIONAL SENIORS
SENSATIONAL SENIORS

(L to R) Charli Bacon and Rachell McDonald were saluted last Thursday evening as the lone softball seniors for the Franklnton High School Lady Rams.


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LIFESTYLES

Fun equals a big Bunny, lots of eggs and kids! pics, 1
Fun equals a big Bunny, lots of eggs and kids! pics, 1

Laci Wade finds candy at the Miracle League of Franklin County's Easter Egg hunt.


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Fun equals a big Bunny, lots of eggs and kids! pics, 2
Fun equals a big Bunny, lots of eggs and kids! pics, 2

Chanyce Fogg, 3, gets help from Chris Thomas to gather his eggs.


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Fun equals a big Bunny, lots of eggs and kids! pics, 3
Fun equals a big Bunny, lots of eggs and kids! pics, 3

Selena Martinez, 4, scoops eggs in front of her mother, Araceli, at the county's hunt.


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Fun equals a big Bunny, lots of eggs and kids! pics, 4
Fun equals a big Bunny, lots of eggs and kids! pics, 4

Kristen Barton and her daughter, Katelynn Stephenson, share a moment at the Miracle League hunt.


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Fun equals a big Bunny, lots of eggs and kids! pics, 5
Fun equals a big Bunny, lots of eggs and kids! pics, 5

Neyda Ramos helps April Ramos, 2, bag some eggs at the county hunt.


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MAY FEATURED ARTIST
MAY FEATURED ARTIST

The featured Artist for the Third Friday with the Artist event in May is Linda (Dumas) Wade, the 2018 Franklin County Artist of the Year. Originally from Lexington KY, she now resides in Zebulon in Franklin County. Wade studied commercial art in Dayton Ohio at Lost Wax Casting and Sculpturing and Riverbend Art Center and learned her silversmith technique from Artist Michael Smith. Her art includes sculptures, paintings, quilting, and one of a kind jewelry pieces. Wade teaches children's art classes and published Promote Arts in Education coloring and learning workbooks.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Bunnlevel man crushed between two vehicles

YOUNGSVILLE -- A Bunnlevel man was killed Tuesday evening during a freak accident.
According to a report by Trooper P.L. Clayton, John Earl Silver was crushed while he stood between a pickup truck and another vehicle in the parking lot of Capital Auto Auction on Long Mill Road.


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Granville deputy arrested

LOUISBURG -- Authorities arrested a Granville County sheriff's deputy during a disturbance call.
Kenneth Bullock, 38, was charged with second degree trespassing and resisting a public officer.
According to authorities, officers responded to a home in the 2200 block of Mays Crossroads Road the evening of April 22 where an argument was taking place between Bullock and a woman described as his girlfriend.


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Local man faces sex charges

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies arrested a man on child sex charges.
Terry Jermaine Johnson, 41, was charged with felony statutory sexual offense with a child younger than 15 and felony indecent liberties with a child.
Johnson, according to authorities, was arrested on April 18 during a traffic stop.


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Decades-old case resurfaces

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- A Nash County man is slated to appear in court next week on child sex charges from more than two decades ago.
Kenneth Neal Hinkle, 59, was charged with statutory rape, statutory sexual offense and felony indecent liberties with a minor -- all felonies.
Franklin and Wake county deputies combined on the investigation and issued warrants for Hinkle's arrest.


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Child sex charges face man

RALEIGH -- Wake and Franklin county officers arrested a Raleigh man on child sex charges.
Dewey M. McPherson V, 24, was arrested on April 19 and charged with felony indecent liberties with a child.
Authorities allege the violations took place in both jurisdictions.


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Use it or lose it, official warns about health care

LOUISBURG -- Changes in Medicaid weren't the only health care topic during the most recent meeting of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.
In roughly the past six months, Maria Parham and Duke Lifepoint have opened an emergency room with diagnostic and imaging services and a geriatric behavioral health unit in Louisburg.


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<i>Ahoy there! A special program awaits</i>
Ahoy there! A special program awaits

BLACKBEARD REVISITED. The notorious pirate known as Blackbeard will be the focus of a special program at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Seby Jones Performing Arts Center at Louisburg College. The program will feature Dr. Elliot Engel, a college professor, author and lecturer from North Carolina State University. Dr. Engel said his program sifts facts from fiction in order to reveal a man far more complex and fascinating than the rather cardboard villain of Blackbeard's current, inaccurate reputation.


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