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Showing 35 articles from January 8, 2020.

FRONT PAGE

Broadband in six months but six months from when?

LOUISBURG -- A company that's proposing to bring better Internet service to Franklin County, focusing on the unserved and underserved, has secured at least one tower from which they can set up equipment and start delivering service.
There's still a question, though, as to when that service rollout will begin.


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HAPPY NEW YEAR
HAPPY NEW YEAR

It might appear that Kristen House is either trying to fly from her perch atop this massive road grader or maybe she was practicing her surfboard riding technique. Actually it was neither -- and if you look closely just to the left of her hand, you'll see several airborne white flecks against the bright blue sky. Those are pieces of candy that Kristen had just launched into the watching crowd of youngsters -- and some not so young -- who lined the highway in Centerville on New Year's Day for the annual parade. Kristen's dad, Chris, and Danny House are in the grader's cab.


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'Tweaking' helps radio system but continued expenses are a concern

LOUISBURG -- An assistant fire chief said his lines of communication have improved with the county's emergency communications director.
However, issues with the county's emergency radio system persist.
Last month, Assistant Epsom Fire Chief Dwayne Cottrell told Franklin County commissioners the county's system has been problematic -- made even more noticeable by the department's proximity to, and reliance upon Vance County's radio system, by comparison.


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Innocence panel to reconsider 30-year-old kidnapping case

LOUISBURG -- Court officials expect to set a March date to hear claims that a Franklin County man is innocent of a 1990 kidnapping that sent him to prison for 120 years.
Kenneth Leon Evans was convicted of first degree kidnapping, second degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny for his role in the March 1990 kidnapping of Euther Ray Manning, who had worked as a legal secretary for Judge Hamilton Hobgood and was working for the county's EMS service at the time.


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<i>Senior services director named</i>
Senior services director named

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County Manager Angela L. Harris has announced that Cindy H. Jones will begin serving as senior services director on Jan. 20.
As a lifelong Franklin County resident and 25-year public servant, Jones stated she is excited to help all seniors in our county and feels her background in social work, the insurance industry and the legal system has prepared her for the task.


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Revised rules bring smiles

YOUNGSVILLE -- Planning consultants and town staff appeared to have made enough adjustments to the Youngsville Development Ordinance to appease residents and property owners.
The first public hearing on the matter in October drew a room full of property owners who expressed concerns about the proposal -- primarily its recommended changes to zoning.


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FRANKLIN FACE
FRANKLIN FACE

Louisburg HS hoops player Khylil Carter


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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Star Wars
Editorial Cartoon: Star Wars

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There is something new about something old!
There is something new about something old!

You may have noticed something new on our Page 1 masthead since the dawn of a new year.
It's a graphic noting that 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of The Franklin Times.
And before you ask, no, I haven't been here for all those 150 years -- although some days it feels like it. But come March 1, I will have been owner/publisher of The Franklin Times for 29 years, and boast the attendant scars, wrinkles and grey hair to prove that.


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U.S. 401 may not be the worst but deaths and injuries matter
U.S. 401 may not be the worst but deaths and injuries matter

They often say, never let facts get in the way of a good story.
Truth of the matter is, crash statistics for U.S. 401, from the Wake County line up to N.C. 56 in Louisburg are not the most horrific you'll find.
But, they are, indeed, bad enough.


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Editorial Cartoon: 2020
Editorial Cartoon: 2020

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There is a missing perspective

Dear editor:
I am writing to suggest a study of the economic impact of the Confederate monument on Main Street in Louisburg.
Although it is difficult to assess the value of historic resources, that does not relieve us of the responsibility to do so in an unbiased and truthful manner.


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Trump broke federal law

Dear editor:
President Trump has "outed" the whistleblower in a tweet sent to his 68 million followers on Twitter. In doing so, he has broken a federal law, "The Whistleblower Protection Act," which passed both House and Senate without objection in 1989 and was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush.


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Trump wins Dems' debate

Dear editor: Well, another Democratic debate and once again the winner is Donald J. Trump. I really could not watch the entire debate, but it does not appear that many people tuned in.
Now to the impeachment of a duly elected president of the United States of America.


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Editorial Cartoon: Political Commercials
Editorial Cartoon: Political Commercials

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OBITUARIES

CATHERINE B. BOBBITT

LOUISBURG - Catherine Ball Bobbitt, 76, died Sunday evening, Dec. 29, 2019 at her home. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Mountain Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Grindstaff officiating. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.


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NANCY WILSON ASHLEY

STEM--Nancy Wilson Ashley, 64, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. A celebration of life was held Saturday, Jan. 4, at First Baptist Church in Creedmoor.


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Nancy Ziegler Mintzer Wood
June 1, 1940 - December 31, 2019

ZEBULON -Nancy Ziegler Mintzer Wood, 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. She was born in Erie, PA, to the late Earl and Mary Ziegler. She worked for the NCDMV. She loved her church and fellowshipping with her church family.


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PATSY C. BEARDSLEE

NEW CANEY, TX--Patsy Ruth Cross Beardslee, 80, of New Caney, TX died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at her daughter's home in NC. Services will be held at a later date.


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REAGEN LEE WOOTEN

YOUNGSVILLE--Reagen Lee Wooten, 23, of Youngsville, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Pitt County on August 23, 1996. Reagen had a passion for motorcycles and was a graduate of MMI. He was a Motorcycle Technician at MotoMax in Raleigh. His passion for motorcycles did not supercede his love for his family. His presence will be greatly missed.


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WELDON NICHOLSON

RALEIGH--Weldon Nicholson, 77, of 3609 Bond Street, Raleigh, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raleigh.Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 4, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Louisburg, with burial in Mt. Moriah Church cemetery.


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SPORTS

THRILLING WIN
CROWD IN THE PAINT. Louisburg High School's Jaheim Brown drives for a basket during Monday night's road hoops victory at North Johnston.
THRILLING WIN

KENLY -- Free throws -- and the inability to make them -- can be the bane of any high school basketball coach's existence.
But Louisburg High School skipper Michael Sheldon saw his club excel from the stripe when it mattered the most during Monday's road, non-conference showdown against the North Johnston Panthers.


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LC Schedule Finalized
LC Schedule Finalized

LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College will kick off its 2020 baseball season on February 11 with a home game against rival Pitt Community College at historic Frazier Field on the LC campus.
Veteran skipper Blake Herring will once again serve as the head coach for the Hurricanes.


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BUZZER BEATER
AUSTIN ON HIS WAY. Bunn High School's Jai Austin drives for a basket during last Friday's road basketball game versus Southern Nash.
BUZZER BEATER

STANHOPE -- Regardless of circumstance, Southern Nash and Bunn always seem to engage in a thriller when the backyard rivals meet in boys basketball action.
That was the case once again last Friday as BHS traveled to Southern for a non-conference showdown at the historic SNHS Gymnasium.
The teams battled for four tight quarters before Southern Nash put the ball in the hands of one of its best players for the final possession of the hard-fought outing.


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LHS falls on road to North Johnston
LHS SENIOR GUARD MADI LEONARD
LHS falls on road to North Johnston

KENLY -- Effort isn't the issue as the Louisburg Lady Warriors prepare for the second half of the girls basketball season.
But Louisburg is still suffering from a lack of players (seven) as part of a roster that doesn't have much experience.
Despite some of the problems, Louisburg has still managed to muster a trio of wins this winter, though a victory wasn't in the cards during Monday's non-league road showdown against North Johnston.


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Game of Streaks
BUNN HS GUARD TYDAJA MICKENS
Game of Streaks

STANHOPE -- It would be an understatement to say that there were several momentum shifts during last Friday night's non-conference girls basketball meeting between Bunn and homestanding Southern Nash.
Both clubs went through their respective shares of offensive famine before the Ladybirds were able to hold off a late Bunn threat in able to secure a 48-39 decision at the SNHS Gymnasium.


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Louisburg to host spring signups
Louisburg to host spring signups

LOUISBURG -- The Town of Louisburg Recreation Department is currently accepting signups for its spring sports program.
The following sports will be offered:
• T-Ball -- Ages 3-6 (age as of May 1)


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PICKS CONTEST FINAL WINNERS

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Here are the final game results and winners from the annual The Franklin Times College Football Bowl Game Contest:


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A PRIZE HARVEST
A PRIZE HARVEST

A HAPPY CAMPER! Griffin Hollingsworth, 10 years old, recently harvested this impressive 8-point buck during a recent hunting expedition in Franklin County.


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FORCE IN THE PAINT
FORCE IN THE PAINT

Southern Nash High School's Chris Allen (left) defends Bunn's Myles Dotson during last Friday night's non-conference boys basketball showdown at the historic SNHS Gymnasium in Stanhope. Host SN won the game at the buzzer.


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LIFESTYLES

<i>It's ARTrageous -- and it's coming to Louisburg</i>
Creating art right in front of the audience is all part of their act
It's ARTrageous -- and it's coming to Louisburg

With more than 3,000 shows performed around the world, ARTrageous is a one-of-a-kind, interactive art and music experience that will bring their show to the Louisburg College JPAC on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Audiences watch as a team of accomplished, multi-talented artists paint at electric speed, creating giant works of art right before their eyes.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Arrest made, dog is shot

YOUNGSVILLE -- Authorities arrested a Youngsville man on domestic assault charges.
However, to make the arrest, police shot and killed a dog.
Sheriff's deputies and Youngsville police responded to a reported domestic assault at 13 Cureton Drive during the early morning hours of Dec. 22.


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<i>Efforts honored</i>
Efforts honored

HER EFFORTS LAUDED. Constance Jackson, who has demonstrated her commitment to bringing joy to the lives of others, was recently awarded the "Lamplighter Award for Senior Outreach" which is given by The Light 103.9. The award noted that Jackson often utilizes her earnings to purchase food and clothes for the young as well as the old.


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<i>Centerville welcomes a brand new year -- 2020! pics 1</i>
Centerville welcomes a brand new year -- 2020! pics 1

Bobby Jones of Youngsville enjoys a classic ride into a new year


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<i>Centerville welcomes a brand new year -- 2020! pics 2</i>
Centerville welcomes a brand new year -- 2020! pics 2

Eli Jones of Wood shows his patriotic side complete with flags


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