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Showing 35 articles from March 11, 2020.

FRONT PAGE

No COVID-19 here yet, health officials confirm

LOUISBURG -- The governor has declared a state of emergency. Franklin County has linked residents to a Covid-19 information line. And, the net for testing for the coronavirus has been cast wider.
But no confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in Franklin County.


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Local school leaders keep watchful eye on 'evolving' crisis

LOUISBURG -- Remember the good old days when teachers could focus only on readin', 'ritin', and 'rithmetic?
That focus may still be there, but there also is a lot more concern about hand washing, health monitoring and keeping up with the Centers for Disease Control's latest advice on coping with COVID-19, the virus that's on everyone's mind these days.


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<i>Master plan: Helping the airport take wing</i>
Consultant Summer Marr outlines the long-range challenges for county's airport
Master plan: Helping the airport take wing

LOUISBURG -- Residents, airport users and aviation enthusiasts got their first look at new, long-term plans for Triangle North Executive Airport.
This past Thursday, representatives with the airport's engineering firm, Baker Engineering, and Iowa-based Marr Arnold Planning, consultants hired to draft the plan, presented three options to the public.


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New gas pipeline a potential boost

BUNN -- A gas line extension from Franklinton down to southern Wake County could be a blessing for southern Franklin County, too.
Dominion Energy North Carolina began preliminary work to extend the transmission gas line this month and the staging of people and equipment will take place in Bunn.


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Depot Hill project high on Louisburg's 'wish list'

LOUISBURG -- The town's newest Council member, Mark Russell, presented perhaps the newest idea for the town's wish list last Thursday evening as the mayor and council gathered to outline their goals for the town during the next fiscal year.
Russell, who was elected last November, suggested that the town needed to entice more involvement from young people, perhaps by declaring a special day for high school and college students to volunteer to improve their community.


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FRANKLIN FACE
FRANKLIN FACE

LHS student Junior Vargas


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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Old Guys
Editorial Cartoon: Old Guys

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Despite COVID-19, a touch of optimism emerges
Despite COVID-19, a touch of optimism emerges

Experience has taught me not to come out of many government meetings with a positive feeling, but darned if I didn't leave the Louisburg Town Council's annual "wish list" meeting this year with a touch of optimism.
Much of that optimism centered around a sense of strong commitment behind the completion of the long-awaited Depot Hill project that, until last Thursday evening, I feared was languishing.


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The hands that feed the world should also seek a helping hand
The hands that feed the world should also seek a helping hand

Being a "city" kid, when I was young, the only thing I knew about farming was from the lyrics of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm."
It was a catchy nursery rhyme, obviously.
From it, I, like millions of kids around the world, learned about the animals on many farms and the "sounds" they made.
That was about it.


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Editorial Cartoon: Fat Look
Editorial Cartoon: Fat Look

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OBITUARIES

ANTONIO SELLITTO

GARNER--Antonio Sellitto, 74, of Garner died Saturday, March 7, 2020 at his daughter's home. Memorial will be held at a later date in his home country of Italy.
He was born in Nocera Superiore Salerno, Italy to the late Nicola and Teresa Cicalese Sellitto.


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EVELYN G. WINSTEAD
August 22, 1938 - March 10, 2020

LOUISBURG - Evelyn Gupton Winstead has departed this life to live with her Lord and Savior in heaven on March 10, 2020.


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SPORTS

LC Has Disappointing Weekend
POWER HOUR. Dawson Painter homered for the Louisburg College Hurricanes in the second contest of Sunday's home baseball doubleheader.
LC Has Disappointing Weekend

LOUISBURG -- A strong start did not translate into a fantastic finish for the Louisburg College Hurricanes during last weekend's opening Region X baseball series against long-time rival Spartanburg Methodist College.
Louisburg rolled to a first-game victory last Saturday at Frazier Field by a convincing 12-2 margin.


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KEEPING THE PACE
A HERO'S WELCOME. Louisburg College's Leeann Nobles (left) is greeted at home plate by her teammates after slamming a home run during last Friday's home twinbill sweep versus Fayetteville Tech.
KEEPING THE PACE

LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College ended its 2019 softball season with a fury by winning the Region X Tournament Championship and finishing in the Elite Eight of the NJCAA National Tournament.
The Lady Hurricanes, with an interesting mix of talented veterans to go with a potential-rich group of freshmen, has picked up right where it left off this spring.


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THE MEDALISTS
FRANKLINTON HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR GOLFER SAM GUPTON
THE MEDALISTS

WAKE FOREST -- Franklinton fired the first shot in what is expected to be a balanced race this season for the Big East Conference Boys Golf Championship.
During last Wednesday's 18-hole league opener at Brevofield Golf Links in Wake Forest, the Red Rams made use of their home-course advantage by winning the event with 323 strokes.


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Warriors, FHS star at event
FRANKLINTON'S SHAMARI HOLDEN
Warriors, FHS star at event

ROCKY MOUNT -- Taking on all comers -- and being successful -- has been a staple of the Clennie Wilkins Era as the head coach of the Franklinton High School track and field program.
That intangible was on display again last Saturday as the Red Rams took part in the high-profile NC Runners Eastern Tour Opener at the Rocky Mount High School Football Field.


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Warriors fall to Southern
LOUISBURG'S ANA LOPEZ
Warriors fall to Southern

STANHOPE -- It was over almost before it started during Southern Nash's home girls soccer matchup Monday against non-conference opponent Louisburg.
The Ladybirds, under the direction of head coach Robbie Kennedy, scored five goals in the first 10 minutes and went on to defeat Louisburg by a 9-0 margin at the SNHS Soccer Complex.


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A Pitchers' Duel
JUST A BIT LATE. Bunn catcher Liz Parrish awaits the throw at home plate as a Southern Nash runner scores.
A Pitchers' Duel

STANHOPE -- With two of the area's top hurlers set to take the mound, it was almost a given that pitching would rule the day during the Bunn-Southern Nash backyard rivalry softball matchup on Tuesday at Ladybird Field.


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Lady Rams nab league honors
FRANKLINTON HIGH SCHOOL'S MIRACLE CORNELL (AT RIGHT)
Lady Rams nab league honors

FRANKLINTON -- A pair of Franklinton High School standouts have earned spots on the 2019-20 All-Big East Conference Girls Basketball Team.
Franklinton, coached by Matthew Hockaday, took fifth place overall in the league and once again qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's Girls Basketball State Playoffs.


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Red Rams named to BE squad

FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton made an upward push this winter in the Big East Conference boys basketball standings -- and placed a pair of standouts on the All-League Team.
Those selections were senior guards Travon Jones and Will Toman, while senior forward Dontae Tabron was tabbed for the honorable mention squad.


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Cooke helps Wake Tech take title
Cooke helps Wake Tech take title

MARTINSVILLE, VA. -- Wake Technical Community College won the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 10 (Southeast District) Women's Basketball Division II Championship last weekend and is advancing to the National Championship Tournament.
The Eagles defeated Louisburg College 86-59 last Saturday afternoon at Patrick Henry (Va.) Community College to capture the program's first regional championship.


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BEATING THE THROW
BEATING THE THROW

Louisburg College's Mallory Brooks is safe at third base during last Friday's home softball doubleheader against Fayetteville Tech.


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CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR
CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR

Louisburg College second baseman Jonah Beamon (right) just misses a tag during Sunday afternoon's home baseball doubleheader against rival Spartanburg Methodist College at historic Frazier Field on the LC campus.


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FAST TO THE FINISH
FAST TO THE FINISH

Franklinton's Jerise Green (left) challenges a Nash Central runner in the Girls 100 event.


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FIELDING HER POSITION
FIELDING HER POSITION

Bunn pitcher Caroline White (left) makes a great play off a pop fly on Tuesday night.


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FORWARD THINKING
FORWARD THINKING

Louisburg High School's Madison Castaneda (left) advances the ball versus Southern Nash.


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SAFE-TY FIRST
SAFE-TY FIRST

Louisburg College's Alexis Howard slides safely into third base last Friday against Region X softball opponent Fayetteville Tech.


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WHAT'S THE CALL?
WHAT'S THE CALL?

Bunn shortstop Maddie Driver awaits the umpire's call at second base on Tuesday.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Development guide approved in Bunn

BUNN -- The town approved one document that will guide development and began reviewing another that buttons up police conduct.
By unanimous decision, town commissioners approved a subdivision ordinance.
The ordinance outlines the approval process for home developments in subdivided properties and how they would be regulated.


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Armed robbers sought

YOUNGSVILLE -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies are looking for suspects who robbed a Youngsville-area convenience store at gunpoint.
According to authorities, two men, one with a gun, entered the Cash & Carry store along Tarboro Road near Cedar Creek Road at about 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday, ordered the clerk to lay on the ground and stole cash from the store.


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<i>Everyone chips in for a record-setting benefit</i><BR>When Willis and Dana Gupton faced a medical crisis, the community rallied!, pics 1
Everyone chips in for a record-setting benefit
When Willis and Dana Gupton faced a medical crisis, the community rallied!, pics 1

Plenty of volunteers serve up some good food for a great cause. Louisburg Fire Department provided a site for the fundraiser.


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<i>Everyone chips in for a record-setting benefit</i><BR>When Willis and Dana Gupton faced a medical crisis, the community rallied!, pics 2
Everyone chips in for a record-setting benefit
When Willis and Dana Gupton faced a medical crisis, the community rallied!, pics 2

Glenda Parrish directing the Cedar Rock crew. Cedar Rock, and all other sites sold out of the 2700 plates.


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<i>Everyone chips in for a record-setting benefit</i><BR>When Willis and Dana Gupton faced a medical crisis, the community rallied!, pics 3
Everyone chips in for a record-setting benefit
When Willis and Dana Gupton faced a medical crisis, the community rallied!, pics 3

Volunteers helping out are: (in front) Mary Seligman (left) and Susan Peoples, event organizer.
In the trailer, left to right: Shelia Strickland, Lydia Gardner, Andea Worley, Jeannine Leonard Pearce and Cassie King.


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<i>Everyone chips in for a record-setting benefit</i><BR>When Willis and Dana Gupton faced a medical crisis, the community rallied!, pics 4
Everyone chips in for a record-setting benefit
When Willis and Dana Gupton faced a medical crisis, the community rallied!, pics 4

Thomas Denton and many others barbecue at the Louisburg Fire Department.


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Planning board backs zoning change

LOUISBURG -- Franklin County planning board members have recommended that Franklin County take over zoning in Youngsville's extraterritorial jurisdiction.
The town surrendered that authority in January when it approved its Youngsville Development Ordinance, a document that outlines and helps regulate growth and development in town.


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