Welcome Visitor
Tue, Dec 7, 2021
176 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 32 articles from May 26, 2021.

FRONT PAGE

Will county's 'different' rules permit tiny tax cut?

LOUISBURG -- The Franklin County Board of Commissioners was set to discuss their spending plan this week.
At press time, it was still not clear how the county would navigate its plan to lower the tax rate.
County Manager Kim Denton presented commissioners and the public with a 2021-22 budget that proposes to spend $95.7 million while reducing the tax rate from 80.5 cents per $100 of valuation to 79.5 cents per $100 of valuation.


Read More | Post Comment
<i>'Building relationships' is key, says county's teacher of year</i>
'Building relationships' is key, says county's teacher of year

LOUISBURG -- It takes communication to build relationships. As an English teacher, that's Shelbi Wheeler's specialty.
Because of that, she was named Franklin County School system's 2020-21 District Teacher of the Year [TOY].
"My message to carry ... would be to stress how important it is to build relationships with your students, especially after being virtual and in a pandemic for the past year," said Wheeler, a 10th- and 11th-grade English teacher at Louisburg High School.


Read More | Post Comment
Bunn man faces charge of selling deadly drugs
Bunn man faces charge of selling deadly drugs

LOUISBURG -- A Bunn man appeared in court this week on charges that his drug dealings led to a death.
The case against Taylor Austin Proctor continues, though.
Franklin County sheriff's deputies arrested Proctor on May 20, alleging he sold drugs that led to an overdose death.


Read More | Post Comment
Patrol troopers 'drunk hunting'

FRANKLINTON -- Mystery solved.
For the past few months, Franklinton leaders, staff and downtown visitors have wondered why there has been an increased presence by the State Highway Patrol.
This week, Town Manager Gregory Bethea had the answer.


Read More | Post Comment
<i>Innovative microgrid will help keep the juice flowing</i>
ENGINE-NUITY. This 300 kW generator is designed to kick in when the entire neighborhood needs it.
Innovative microgrid will help keep the juice flowing

YOUNGSVILLE -- Famously, astronaut Neil Armstrong said 'the Eagle has landed' when the lunar module touched down on the moon.
While maybe not as boundary breaking, representatives with Wake Electric and Winslow Homes said the Eagle Chase subdivision is ground zero for new ways to make communities more resilient to energy loss prompted by disaster.


Read More | Post Comment
FRANKLIN FACE
FRANKLIN FACE

Louisburg College graduate Deepmala Sharma


Read More | Post Comment

OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Graduation
Editorial Cartoon: Graduation

Read More | Post Comment
Shhh! Don't utter the word no one wants to hear
Shhh! Don't utter the word no one wants to hear

Since this is a family-oriented newspaper -- and especially since we're located in an agricultural region -- there are some words that get used only very reluctantly.
So, it's with a great deal of reluctance that we point out that it's really, really dry out there -- at least it was when this was being written.
And, a check with the weatherman didn't give us much hope that might change anytime soon!


Read More | Post Comment
Sometimes, even a stick in the mud can see fun times ahead
Sometimes, even a stick in the mud can see fun times ahead

I promise you, I had intentions to write this column well before I saw the editorial cartoon above, but it certainly feels part of this story -- it does feel good to ditch face masks, under certain conditions, of course.
It does feel really good to begin to get back to normal.


Read More | Post Comment
Editorial Cartoon: Real Estate
Editorial Cartoon: Real Estate

Read More | Post Comment
Why elect geezers to Congress?

Dear editor:
How in the world did we get here?
Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Representative Don Young (R-AK) are the oldest members of Congress. Both are over 86 years old. The 10 oldest members of the House and Senate are all over 83 years old. I do not know any of these people, but I wonder about their ability to do a lot other than run for re-election.


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

Read More | Post Comment

OBITUARIES

ROBERT TAYLOR
February 13, 1937 - May 7, 2021

LOUISBURG, NC - Robert Taylor, 84, of Louisburg passed away on May 7, 2021 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. He was born in Franklin County, NC to the late Sidney Taylor and Annie Belle Thomas Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers, Wilbert, Wilmon, Charlie, and Johnnie.


Read More | Post Comment
RUTH ELIZABETH COLLINS
June 12, 1929 - May 19, 2021

Ruth Elizabeth Collins slipped away peacefully at the home she shared for the past two years and ten months with her daughter, Elizabeth Smith, on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021.


Read More | Post Comment

SPORTS

Red Rams Roll Past Southern Nash
SEVEN STRONG INNINGS. Franklinton High School lefty Landon Heller earned a complete-game victory for the Red Rams during last Tuesday's Big East Conference baseball showdown at Southern Nash.
Red Rams Roll Past Southern Nash

STANHOPE -- Southern Nash seemed well on its way to a successful series start against Franklinton last Tuesday in Big East Conference baseball action on the SNHS campus.
But everything changed in one swing -- and not in Southern Nash's favor.


Read More | Post Comment
BHS STILL IN THE MIX
I'VE GOT YA NOW. Bunn High School catcher TC Davis successfully fields a bunt during the Wildcats' home victory last Friday versus Oxford Webb.
BHS STILL IN THE MIX

BUNN -- Given the number of elite-level baseball players who have graduated from Bunn High School over the past several years, it would be rational to expect the Wildcats to have a down season at some point.
But Bunn keeps churning out the victories, and are in the mix for a Northern Carolina Conference championship as the campaign heads for the home stretch.


Read More | Post Comment
BIG EAST STARS
FRANKLINTON'S MORGAN STRICKLAND
BIG EAST STARS

FRANKLINTON -- A spot in the Class 3-A State Playoffs was Franklinton High School's reward for a strong softball season in the always-competitive Big East Conference.
The Lady Rams, despite battling some injury and illness issues, went 8-2 in the league and finished second behind Southern Nash in the Big East standings.


Read More | Post Comment
Jamison verbals to ECU
Jamison verbals to ECU

LOUISBURG -- It has been awhile since Franklin County has seen one of its own transition to the Division I level coming from a basketball floor.
Recently, Spencer Brickhouse from Bunn played Division I baseball, while the chronicles of Ricky Person Jr. and Tarik Cohen are well-documented at the Division I and professional football levels.


Read More | Post Comment
Close events for the Rams
FRANKLINTON STAR WILL GERMANN
Close events for the Rams

RED OAK -- Northern Nash delivered a bit of a surprise during last Wednesday's Big East Conference home wrestling match against the Franklinton Red Rams. Most Big East pundits would have considered Franklinton to be the favorite coming in, but Northern Nash was able to come through with a clutch 42-36 decision over the shorthanded Red Rams at the historic NNHS Gymnasium.


Read More | Post Comment
Mudcats defeated at Delmarva
Mudcats defeated at Delmarva

SALISBURY, MD. - Ernesto Martinez hit his fourth home run of the season and Joe Gray Jr. collected two hits, but the Delmarva Shorebirds homered three times and scored in double digits for the second straight game while defeating the Carolina Mudcats 13-3 in the final game of a six-game series on Sunday evening.
The loss clinched a series victory for Delmarva (13-5) as they took the six-game set four games to two.


Read More | Post Comment
GONNA BE CLOSE
GONNA BE CLOSE

Bunn High School first baseman Justin Pendleton awaits a pickoff throw during last Friday's home victory against Oxford Webb in Northern Carolina Conference diamond action.


Read More | Post Comment
MIRACLE LEAGUE PHOTOS, 1
KACIE HORTON CROSSES HOME PLATE WITH HELP FROM BUDDIES JOSH NUNN AND DERRICK WADE
MIRACLE LEAGUE PHOTOS, 1

The Miracle League of Franklin County played its annual exhibition baseball game last Friday night at Bunn High School -- with the help of players from both BHS and visiting Oxford Webb.


Read More | Post Comment
MIRACLE LEAGUE PHOTOS, 2
MIRACLE LEAGUE PHOTOS, 2

SLUGGER LACI WADE RIPS A BASE HIT


Read More | Post Comment

LIFESTYLES

<i>Married 65 years!</i>
Married 65 years!

MAJOR EVENT CELEBRATED! Rufus and Minnie Greene of Louisburg, NC, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 12, 2021. A gathering of their family was held to mark the occasion. The Greenes were married May 12, 1956 at Beasley Bookstore in Downtown Louisburg.


Read More | Post Comment
Living 50 Plus
Living 50 Plus

The Franklin County Department of Aging held a "Wizard of Oz" themed drive-thru honoring their volunteers.


Read More | Post Comment

SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

CELEBRATION 1
CELEBRATION 1

Spring 2021 graduate Christopher Hawkins waves to the crowd.


Read More | Post Comment
CELEBRATION 2
CELEBRATION 2

De'Shone Hicks and his mom, Lateeya Johnson, celebrate his graduation.


Read More | Post Comment

COMMUNITY NEWS

Franklinton traffic stops net drug arrests

FRANKLINTON -- Traffic enforcement efforts by a Franklinton police duo yielded a handful of drug arrests.
All of the following arrests are the result of traffic enforcement conducted by Officers J. Garrett and H. Cruz.
• On May 19, at about 12:30 p.m., Kyle Gilgen was stopped at the intersection of NC 56/US 1 Hwy for a seat belt violation.


Read More | Post Comment
Annexation issue stalls Youngsville rezoning request

YOUNGSVILLE -- Commissioners held off on rezoning a piece of property on Fleming Road to see if the developer would petition to be annexed.
For a number of commissioners, it seemed to be the only way they'd consider the high-density, 10-lot subdivision, which has been opposed by 64 nearby property owners.


Read More | Post Comment
Sheriff's deputies probe possible statutory rape

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Sheriff's deputies are probing allegations of a statutory rape.
According to authorities, a girl is alleged to have got involved with a male she was led to believe was 16.
The girl's sister found out about the relationship and believes the male to be older than that -- creating a statutory relationship violation.


Read More | Post Comment
Knife reported at school

YOUNGSVILLE -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies were looking into a matter involving a student with a weapon at Youngsville Elementary.
According to the report, on May 21 at about 1:30 p.m., authorities were alerted to a matter where a student had a pocket knife in a bookbag.
The knife was never used against anyone or to threaten anyone.


Read More | Post Comment
FHS principal was threatened by student

FRANKLINTON -- Franklin County sheriff's deputies expect to take out a juvenile petition against a Franklinton High student who threatened to kill the principal.
According to authorities, the incident was reported the morning of May 24.
The student, who is less than 18, created a disturbance at the school.


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: