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October 28, 2020.
Long Mill student Owen Peebles finds a snack helps with school work!
LOUISBURG -- Some elementary school classrooms around Franklin County echoed with the sounds of students this week as the district began the board-mandated transition to Plan B.
Under the new plan, which began on Monday, students in prekindergarten, kindergarten and first grade began returning to their classrooms two days a week.
Schools have been closed to face-to-face learning since last March when the COVID-19 pandemic began rolling across Franklin County, forcing students to rely on virtual learning only.
FRANKLINTON -- Town leaders and officials are counting on two grants to continue the momentum generated by downtown revitalization efforts.
During the boards's Oct. 20 meeting, Franklinton Town Manager Gregory Bethea told commissioners that the state could learn at the beginning of the year whether it gets a $1.25 million grant it would use in the development of rail stations along a proposed commuter line slated to come through Franklinton.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- COVID-19 concerns have changed some Halloween festivities, but not all of them.
In Louisburg, because of COVID-19, the town of Louisburg cancelled its annual Louisburg Amphitheater Trick or Treat Parking Lot event, however people can still trick or treat at their discretion on Halloween in Louisburg.
LOUISBURG -- The Franklin County Board of Commissioners appointed Boyd Sturges as its lead attorney. Pete Tomlinson, from the same firm of Davis, Sturges and Tomlinson, had served as the county's lead attorney on two occasions, from 1988 until 1992 and from 2012 until this year.
Louisburg resident Tanner Rigsbee
Let's start this week with a couple of serious warnings -- and then take a moment to gloat just a little.
First the warnings!
The time changes this weekend, so don't forget to "fall back" an hour when you hit the hay on Saturday night. You'll get an extra hour of sleep but it'll come at a cost.
What a difference a few weeks make.
At the beginning of the month, I wrote a column lamenting the lack of pedestrian trails in Franklin County.
Now, here it is -- the end of October -- and the prospects of more trails in Franklin County is not at a dead end, after all.
Dear editor: I am heartbroken by the recent removal of my dear friend, Patricia Burnette Chastain, from the Franklin County Clerk of Superior Court seat.
I attended the court proceedings leading up to the clerk's removal. The accusations pressed against Patricia are shocking and absurd. It was disappointing to hear these mistruths and mischaracterizations against Patricia's integrity.
FRANKLINTON--Mary Weaver Harris, 84, of Franklinton died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 at the NHC Healthcare, Garden City, in Murrell's Inlet, SC. Due to Covid, a private graveside funeral service will be held at the Flat Rock Baptist Church cemetery, Louisburg.
HOLLISTER--Funeral services for the Rev. Sterling Evans, 81, who died Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. at St. Gideon Baptist Church in Hollister, with the Rev. Edward West officiating.
PLENTY OF NET EXCELLENCE. Mallori Darnell will be part of a strong up-front group this season for the Bunn High School volleyball team.
BUNN - Melanie Lovin has been making a long-term commitment to her Bunn High School volleyball program over the past few years -- and that obligation is poised to pay substantial dividends in the always-competitive Northern Carolina Conference standings.
During that time, the Ladycats have been going through a rebuilding process, and several younger performers have earned key spots on the varsity roster.
CHAPEL HILL -- In a duel between Top-25 programs, North Carolina State could not get its running game going during last Friday's Atlantic Coast Conference showdown at rival North Carolina.
It didn't help NCSU's ground cause that the Tar Heels moved ahead early and forced the Wolfpack to play catch-up the rest of the way.
But North Carolina never trailed en route to delivering a key 48-21 triumph at Kenan Stadium.
LC PITCHER AHMAAD GOLDSON
LOUISBURG -- Before COVID-19 interrupted the proceedings, Louisburg College's baseball team was enjoying its best start in the past decade during the 2020 campaign.
Of course, that season was never finished, but veteran LC head coach Blake Herring expects his club to pick up right where it left off when its 2021 schedule begins in the early portion of February.
GREENSBORO -- The Atlantic Coast Conference and its television partners have announced the following network schedule for this Saturday's football games:
• Boston College at Clemson, Noon, ABC
• Wake Forest at Syracuse, Noon, ACC Network
• Notre Dame at Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m., ABC
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg College cross country squad visited South Carolina recently for The Biscuit 8-K Collegiate Invite at Tryon International Equestrian Center.
The Hurricanes won the meet, ahead of Florida College and Cleveland Community College. Seth Sharpe finished first with a 26:25. Dexter Hill finished second at 27:00. And also in the top ten was John Gormley with a 29:08.
Senior standout Kaylee Turner will serve as the setter this season for the Bunn High School volleyball squad under the direction of Head Coach Melanie Lovin.
Faith Bunn and her grandsons, from left, Easton and Aiden Chase, enjoy an Oct. 23 viewing of Hocus Pocus during the town of Louisburg's Friday Night Movie at the Amphitheater. The event was limited to 100 guests to maintain social distancing.
Members of the Franklin County Senior Center enjoy a day outside during a Fall fitness class. The class is held at Owens Park on Wednesdays & Fridays, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Contact the center for more information, (919) 496-1131.
The average person will spend more than 50 years in the employment sector. As retirement draws closer, many professionals begin to daydream about giving up the commute and having more time to pursue their personal interests.
Even if planning for retirement has been many years in the making, it can take some time for a person to become acclimated to having less income.
HENDERSON -- Vance-Granville Community College is offering open-air job fairs at each of its campuses.
The job fair begins at VGCC's Warren County Campus on Nov. 17, follows on Nov. 18 at the Main Campus, then the South Campus in Creedmoor/Butner on Nov. 19, and concludes at the Franklin County Campus on Nov. 20.
Employers from across Granville, Franklin, Vance and Warren counties will be there seeking to fill jobs from 10 a.m. to noon.
BUNN -- Bunn police, Franklin County sheriff's deputies and state authorities are looking for a suspect who killed a Bunn High School student on Tuesday night.
According to Franklin County Sheriff's Office Chief of Staff Terry Wright, Mariano Palacios-Hortelano was at The Bunn Wash Car Wash and Laundry at about 10:25 p.m. with two other people when another vehicle drove up.
According to investigators, the 19-year-old Hortelano approached that vehicle and he and the man inside got into an argument.
WARRENTON -- Franklin County sheriff's investigators have taken out warrants on a Warrenton man connected to a shooting.
Investigators responded to the 500 block of Jordan School Road the evening of Oct. 9 after receiving two different calls of assault involving a gun.
According to authorities, a woman went to Daniel Blake's home and the two got into an argument.
The woman told authorities that Blake had a .22-caliber rifle and fired it several times.
LOUISBURG -- Attorneys for Patricia Burnette Chastain filed a notice of appeal late last week.
Superior Court Judge Thomas H. Lock removed Chastain as superior court clerk of court on Oct. 16 following a three-day hearing to determine her fitness to proceed in the post.