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February 10, 2021.
LOUISBURG -- What's the COVID-19 situation in county schools, should the school board meet earlier in the evenings and what's in the future for the Virtual Academy?
All those topics were in focus Monday night for the Franklin County Board of Education, including a proposal to begin its monthly meetings at 6 p.m. instead of 7.
LOUISBURG -- A Louisburg attorney who successfully petitioned to have former clerk of court Patricia Chastain removed from office wants to make sure the appeals court appreciates the full scope of her actions.
Earlier this month, attorneys for Jeffrey Scott Thompson filed a motion essentially asking the appeals court to review body camera footage, an evidence log and other documents they contend are needed for the appeals court to render a decision.
A steady parade of cars brings patients to vaccine clinics
LOUISBURG -- Health care and law enforcement authorities expect tweaks to their vaccination clinics at the county airport will eliminate the cluster and congestion that flooded a main Franklin County artery last month.
The health department vaccinated more than 1,500 people during the event at the airport, but a combination of regular U.S. 401 traffic, combined with residents from neighboring counties coming to get vaccinated, caused miles of vehicle backups and hours-long waits on the two-lane highway.
LOUISBURG -- If you're one of those people who looks at Louisburg and sees what it could be, the town wants to hear from you.
Louisburg has launched a program to update its Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The current version was adopted in 1998.
"We really want to solicit public input in the plans," said Philip Slayter, the town's planning and zoning administrator.
Former Louisburg sports star Stephanie Pinnell
Although I was in great fear of another boring big bowl game (we're not supposed to call it by its real name!), I really wasn't expecting an evening of living room learning.
But that's mostly what we got in a rather limp, one-sided contest that allowed Tom Brady to add another ring to his relentlessly growing jewelry collection.
"Teacher Tom" put on a four-quarter seminar on how professional football games are played -- and won -- although even he'd admit it wasn't a one-man show.
Certainly, my circumstances were different, but for a good chunk of my life, I ALWAYS expected a return on my taxes from good ol' Uncle Sam.
And, for a majority of my working life, that was the case.
Well, that is, until it wasn't.
Without getting into specifics, for the past couple of years, I've ended up owing the the state and federal government.
After continuing to watch the new administration and their new policies on climate change, I have one question.
What if they are wrong?
HOLLISTER, NC-Funeral services for Dina Richardson, age 69, who died on Sunday, February 7, 2021, will be held on Saturday, February 13, at 1 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle Church in Hollister with Pastor Edward V. West officiating. Burial will follow in the Faith Missionary Church Cemetery in Enfield.
William Oliver Roberson, 67, of Louisburg, passed away January 27, 2021. He was born August 20, 1953 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late William Henry and Flossie Marie Edwards Roberson.
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY TIGHT ENDS COACH AND BUNN HIGH SCHOOL ALUM TY HOWLE
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. -- Penn State University head football coach James Franklin announced the hiring of Ty Howle as the program's tight ends coach.
Howle, who prepped at Bunn High School and is the son of legendary former BHS coach David Howle, served as an offensive analyst for the Nittany Lions in 2020.
"We are excited to have Ty represent his alma mater and serve as our tight ends coach," said Franklin.
WILKINS WOWS 'EM. Franklinton's Katherine Wilkins drives for a basket during last Friday's home girls basketball game versus Rocky Mount.
FRANKLINTON -- By anyone's estimation, the greatest strengths of Rocky Mount High School's undefeated girls basketball squad are interior size and depth and superior guard play -- along with the high-level talents of sophomore Caroline Thiel.
For most of last Friday's Big East Conference showdown, homestanding Franklinton seemed to have the antidote for Rocky Mount's size and effective backcourt work.
LOUISBURG FRESHMAN CHLOE WEBSTER
LOUISBURG -- After picking up All-Region honors, Louisburg High School's Taylor Leonard and Chloe Webster have added another nugget to wrap up their impressive seasons.
And what a nugget it is as both of the LHS standouts have earned spots on the Class 1-A All-State Team from the North Carolina Volleyball Coaches Association.
FRANKLINTON'S LARRY ANDREWS
FRANKLINTON -- Too much size. Too much speed at the guard position. Too much depth.
That's been the story in the Big East Conference boys basketball standings this season as league clubs try to find a way to take down the talented Rocky Mount Gryphons.
BUNN -- Bunn High School's boys basketball winning streak is now at four after the Wildcats rolled to a 62-47 home decision over Oxford Webb on Tuesday at the Bunn Dome.
In the process, the Wildcats, now 6-3 overall, avenged an earlier defeat against Webb in Northern Carolina Conference action.
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg College men's basketball squad took on Patrick Henry last Saturday after an overtime thriller with Davidson-Davie on Thursday.
The Hurricanes got out to a 7-0 lead very quickly and never looked back. The halftime score was 51-31 on the way to a 101-71 Louisburg victory at historic Taylor Center on the LC campus.
FRANKLINTON -- Four Franklinton Lady Rams have earned spots on the All-Big East Conference Volleyball Team for the 2020-21 campaign.
Making the First Team from the Lady Rams were hitters Sarah Dodrill and De'Nyla Harlan, along with libero Shelby Sykora.
Senior Breanna Hudson picked up a position on the Honorable Mention list.
LOUISBURG -- A Louisburg man died last week from injuries sustained in a wreck.
Gerald F. Wilson, 89, was pronounced dead at WakeMed on Feb. 5.
According to a report by Louisburg Police Officer B.M. Vajanyi, Wilson was traveling south on Bickett Boulevard when he attempted to make a left turn onto Cottrell Drive at about 11:30 a.m.
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg police arrested an Angier woman they allege tried to set her boyfriend's truck on fire.
Amber Collins, 34, was not successful in the attempt.
Officers responded to 206 N. Main Street on Feb. 6 to find Collins throwing lit matches on a truck. It had already been doused in gasoline.
BUNN -- The ground was muddy and the skies were grey.
But, the future of Bunn Family Dentistry appeared bright last week as Dr. Cletus Simpson, family, friends and town officials held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new facility.
"This is a culmination of efforts, but yet, the beginning of a lot of effort, also," Simpson told those who gathered Feb. 5 for the event.