Welcome Visitor
Thu, Dec 9, 2021
158 members
FRONT PAGE
COMMUNITY NEWS
OPINIONS/EDITORIALS
LIFESTYLES
SCHOOLS/EDUCATION
OBITUARIES
BUSINESS
SPORTS
PREP FOOTBALL
FRANKLIN FACTS
CHURCH NEWS
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
MOST POPULAR
SEARCH ARTICLES
PAST ISSUES
SITE MAP
JOIN THE FT WEB SITE
LOGIN
LOGOUT
WHO'S ONLINE
EDIT YOUR PROFILE
MAKE US YOUR HOME PAGE
Greater Franklin Co. Chamber of Commerce
Franklin County, North Carolina
Franklin County Schools
Franklin Co. Arts Council
Franklin County Boys & Girls Club
Franklin County Library
Franklin Co. Relay for Life
World Overcomers Bible College
Five County Mental Health Authority
Franklin Co. Democrats
Franklin Co. Republicans
Franklin Co. Parks and Recreation
Youngsville Parks & Recreation
Bunn Youth Recreational League
Louisburg College
Vance Granville College
Crosscreek Charter School
Guardian ad Litem Program
N.C. General Assembly
North Carolina Government
Safe Space, Inc.
National Whistlers Convention
SPORTS LINKS
YOUTH LINKS

Archives

Showing 40 articles from January 15, 2020.

FRONT PAGE

'Growth guide' finally approved in Youngsville

YOUNGSVILLE -- After 18 months of planning, about 50 individual sessions with property owners and two public hearings, town commissioners approved a document that will help guide growth for the next 20 years.
Resident and property owner Jim Moss, though, hoped the board might take at least one more month to approve the Youngsville Development Ordinance.


Read More | Post Comment
Child's death investigated in Youngsville

YOUNGSVILLE -- Authorities are investigating an infant death.
Officers and first responders arrived at a home in the 300 block of E. Main Street just after midnight on Jan. 13 to find the nine-month-old girl unresponsive.
The baby, identified by WRAL as Brianna Franklin Branch, was taken to WakeMed where she was pronounced dead.


Read More | Post Comment
<i>Graham is stepping back!</i>
Graham is stepping back!

YOUNGSVILLE -- Family, friends, town and county leaders said goodbye to a man who has dedicated decades of his life to public service.
Going back to the early 2000s, Graham Stallings had a stint as an administrator in the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, was the county's animal control director for a six-year span when that department went through an infrastructure and policy overhaul, and served as a town commissioner for the past 12 years before opting not to seek re-election.


Read More | Post Comment
Youngsville sells its former police, town hall property

YOUNGSVILLE -- Town commissioners agreed to sell the old town hall and police department property, with legal stipulations as to when the property would be ready for use and a gentlemen's agreement as to how it's developed.
The town moved out of the property in the spring of 2017 and agreed to sell the two 1950s-era buildings on N. Cross Street about a year later.


Read More | Post Comment
County schools get great audit report

LOUISBURG -- After the Franklin County Board of Education quickly worked its way through a relatively light agenda Monday night, School Supt. Rhonda Schuhler forewarned them that things will begin to change over the next few weeks.
On Monday, the school district received some major good news in the form of an "unmodified opinion" about the recent audit of school finances by the auditing firm of Dixon Hughes Goodman.


Read More | Post Comment
APPRECIATION
APPRECIATION

Travis Pressley, 9, presented area officers with donuts and other goodies during National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day last week. His mother, Takeemah Pressley, said he was having behavioral issues in school and School Resource Officer Sgt. Joe Sherrill took the time to talk with him and befriend him. Travis has since taken efforts to thank law enforcement officers for their work. Above, Pressley hangs out with Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy Det. Cale Wood.


Read More | Post Comment
FRANKLIN FACE
FRANKLIN FACE

Youngsville Officer A. Allen taking part in Shop with a Cop.


Read More | Post Comment

OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Tom Brady
Editorial Cartoon: Tom Brady

Read More | Post Comment
Fake food is questionable; fake info can be deadly
Fake food is questionable; fake info can be deadly

If you're one of those folks who loves to toss a juicy hamburger on the grill and when it's done, slap on some lettuce, a slice of 'mater, a little ketchup and/or mustard and enjoy a heart-unhealthy burger once in a while, you've got about 15 more years to enjoy that experience.
Likewise, if tossing a steak on the grill and getting it just so is your idea of a good meal, you are also on borrowed time.


Read More | Post Comment
To truly celebrate King's legacy, we should take time to do more
To truly celebrate King's legacy, we should take time to do more

Starting this Saturday, residents in and around Franklin County -- and across the world, for that matter -- will have an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
First, the Franklinton Martin Luther King Jr. Committee is set to host its annual MLK celebration on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m.


Read More | Post Comment
Editorial Cartoon: Mourning
Editorial Cartoon: Mourning

Read More | Post Comment
Reading gives kids a 'smart start'

Dear editor:
As Judge Manning noted in his order from October 25, 2000, "the most common sense and practical approach to the problem of providing at-risk children with an equal opportunity to obtain a sound basic education is for them to begin their opportunity to receive that education earlier than age (5) five so that those children can reach the end of third grade able to read or do math, or achieve academic performance at or above grade level."


Read More | Post Comment
Lives should reflect humbleness, kindness

Dear editor:
Confusion, division, and disagreement thrive in religion. Religious people are divided into hundreds of different denominations, using different names, worshipping in different ways, and teaching different doctrines. Religious disagreement, division, and confusion are not caused by God or His word.


Read More | Post Comment
'Elites' have lost touch

Dear editor:
As I have watched the events over the last several weeks, I wonder about our elected officials and the news media in Washington, DC.
Most Americans that work in manufacturing, construction and the trucking business are subject to annual and random drug testing.


Read More | Post Comment
Editorial Cartoon: Putin
Editorial Cartoon: Putin

Read More | Post Comment

OBITUARIES

BETTY M. PERRY

LOUISBURG--Funeral services for Betty Malone Perry, 71, who died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Rock Baptist Church in Castalia, with the Rev. Sylvester White officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Read More | Post Comment
IDA KELLY

LOUISBURG--Funeral services for Ida Kelly, 94, who died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. at Haywood Baptist Church, Louisburg, with the Rev. Rachel Drumgold officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Read More | Post Comment
SHERMAN B. DORSEY

LOUISBURG - Sherman B. Dorsey, 89, died at his home on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. A Celebration of Resurrection was held Sunday, Jan. 12, at White Level Baptist Church, Louisburg. Burial followed in the Dorsey family cemetery. He was born in Louisburg, the second of eight children of the late Beecher and Emily Honeycutt Dorsey. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the 82nd Airborne division.


Read More | Post Comment
TYRONE THORPE

CREEDMOOR--Tyrone Thorpe of Creedmoor died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. His life will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 16, at Hawkins Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2199 Grove Hill Road, Franklinton (Granville County). Interment will follow in the church cemetery.


Read More | Post Comment

SPORTS

Burk Signs With Virginia Union
FRANKLINTON HIGH SCHOOL'S DENISE BURK
Burk Signs With Virginia Union

FRANKLINTON -- Tom Harris took a bit of a walk into the unknown this summer when he became the head coach of the Franklinton High School volleyball program.
As with any coaching switch, it was a bit of a journey into the unknown for Harris.
But little did he know at the time that he already had a 'coach on the floor' in rising senior Denise Burk.


Read More | Post Comment
BIG EAST BALANCE
FRANKLINTON'S SADIQ SPENCER
BIG EAST BALANCE

FRANKLINTON -- This much is for certain after one week of Big East Conference boys basketball action -- all teams in the league are capable of defeating each other on a given night.
Franklinton proved that assessment to be correct when the Red Rams used a buzzer-beater in their conference opener to defeat Wilson Fike by a 65-62 margin.


Read More | Post Comment
DUAL WINNERS
DUAL WINNERS

ROCKY MOUNT -- Franklinton continues to make waves in the Big East Conference swim standings -- and even boasted a pair of winners during last Thursday's league meet at the Harrison Family YMCA in Nash County.
FHS' Hannah Van Vlack was exceptional in the Girls 100 Breaststroke as she rolled to a first-place finish with a time of 1:23.24.


Read More | Post Comment
Warriors rally for road win

RALEIGH -- Elijah Jamison was sharp on a big stage for Louisburg High School's boys basketball team at the Phenom Hoops City of Oaks Classic.
Taking on host North Raleigh Christian Academy, Jamison delivered a double-double of 40 points and 17 rebounds, and the Warriors overcame a late deficit to claim a 65-57 decision.


Read More | Post Comment
Spencer set to be saluted
Spencer set to be saluted

WILSON -- The 45th Annual Wilson Hot Stove League Banquet is scheduled for January 21 at 6 p.m. at the Recreation Park Community Center.
Cost is $25 per person, which includes a catered meal from Parker's Barbecue.
USA Baseball President Mike Gaski will be the featured speaker.


Read More | Post Comment
Heartbreaker
FRANKLINTON'S KATHERINE WILKINS
Heartbreaker

FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton and Rocky Mount are expected to contend for the top spots in the Big East Conference girls basketball standings -- and the clubs did little to dispel that notion during last Friday's early-season league thriller at the FHS Gymnasium.
The talented teams took turns clutching the momentum, and each squad held a double-digit lead at some point in the hard-fought contest.


Read More | Post Comment
LC Connection
LC Connection

STANHOPE -- Southern Nash has a rich history of sending softball standouts to play at Louisburg College.
Legends such as Sherry Boone, Kym Lamm, Dana Shelton and Brandy Winstead, among others, have exchanged the red and blue of Southern Nash for the red and blue of Louisburg.


Read More | Post Comment
Louisburg squads saluted at banquet
Louisburg squads saluted at banquet

LOUISBURG -- Two of Louisburg's football championship teams were honored last Saturday as part of a banquet at Terrell Lane Middle School.
The honorees were the 2019 Terrell Lane Tornadoes and the 2019 Louisburg Mighty Mites.
TLMS went undefeated back in the fall and roared to the Middle Athletic Conference championship with a final-game victory over long-time rival Bunn.


Read More | Post Comment
BOARD BATTLE
BOARD BATTLE

(L to R) Rocky Mount's Caroline Thiel and Franklinton's Semirah Duffie try to garner a rebound during last Friday's conference showdown at the FHS Gymnasium.


Read More | Post Comment
LAYTON MAKES IT OFFICIAL
LAYTON MAKES IT OFFICIAL

HEADING TO LC. Franklinton High School's Rianna Layton (left) signed a letter-of-intent last week to continue her softball career at Louisburg College under the direction of veteran head coach Eric Lee. For a story on Layton's signing, see next week's edition.


Read More | Post Comment
RED RAMS' SPARKPLUG
RED RAMS' SPARKPLUG

Robbie Burnett has been excellent at the guard spot this season for the Franklinton High School Red Rams under second-year head coach Darrin Stinson.


Read More | Post Comment

COMMUNITY NEWS

Woman says purse stolen at local motel

LOUISBURG -- Police are investigating a purse snatching that happened outside an area motel.
According to authorities, an employee was leaving the Days Inn on Sandalwood Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 10 when someone snatched her purse in the parking lot.


Read More | Post Comment
Will traffic-control devices ease Youngsville woes?

YOUNGSVILLE -- Town commissioners agreed to install some traffic-control devices they hope will improve safety and traffic flow.
Residents along Nassau, Persimmon and Cross streets responded to a survey, expressing their favor for two plans:


Read More | Post Comment
U.S. Rep Price to visit

YOUNGSVILLE -- Congressman David Price is set to hold a town hall-style meeting next week. Following redistricting, Franklin County has been included in Price's 4th Congressional District.
After visiting with members of the education and business communities earlier in the day on Jan. 21, Price is slated to host a public town hall meeting at Wake Electric's training room from 3-4 p.m.


Read More | Post Comment
Louisburg police make several drug arrests

LOUISBURG -- A number of patrol efforts by police led to a number of drug arrests.
On Jan. 10, officers arrested Anjoylus Brinkley III in the 700 block of N. Bickett Boulevard.
Brinkley was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, selling cocaine and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for the sale of a controlled substance.


Read More | Post Comment
LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION.
LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION.

The Youngsville Police Department, with the help of donations, held its first Shop with a Cop event prior to the Christmas holiday. The department hosted 12 children and their families, treating them to a meal on Dec. 17 before taking them on a shopping spree. Above, Officer M. McAdams captures the moment with Anjelle Jones. "It was a huge hit," said Police Chief Greg Whitley, noting that Officer M. Parrish was key in organizing the festivities, which the department expects to become an annual event. "I think our officers enjoyed it just as much as the kids did."


Read More | Post Comment
Single car wreck injures two

YOUNGSVILLE -- A 16-year-old and a passenger were rushed to the hospital over the weekend following a single-vehicle wreck.
Injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
According to a report by Officer R. Morris, the 16-year-old was heading north along U.S. 1-A when he rounded a curve and ran off the road to the left just before 5 p.m. on Jan. 11.


Read More | Post Comment
Louisburg attorney facing drug charges

LOUISBURG -- An local attorney surrendered to authorities this week.
Christopher F. Wrenn Jr., 35, was arrested late Tuesday afternoon and charged with two counts of conspiracy to sell or deliver cocaine.
Franklin County Sheriff's Office Chief of Staff Terry Wright said investigators could not provide many more details.


Read More | Post Comment
Louisburg council meeting is delayed

The Louisburg Town Council has postponed its regular January meeting, which was scheduled to fall on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
Instead, of meeting on Monday, Jan. 20, the town board will next meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17.
All town council meetings are open to the public.


Read More | Post Comment
VOLUNTEERS RECOGNIZED
VOLUNTEERS RECOGNIZED

The annual Beef Marketing meeting was held in December at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Center in Louisburg. Dr. Chris Prevatt from the University of Florida was the guest speaker, forecasting beef cattle cycles and pricing trends via a Zoom meeting.


Read More | Post Comment

BUSINESS

<i>County Farm Bureau's efforts are recognized</i>
County Farm Bureau's efforts are recognized

The annual meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was recently held at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.
Franklin County Farm Bureau President Steve Nelms was recognized among his peers at the Presidents' and Agents' Luncheon.


Read More | Post Comment

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: