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Showing 27 articles from June 30, 2021.

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<i>From The Burg to Duke: A young doctor's story</i>
Dr. Zoe Hinton
From The Burg to Duke: A young doctor's story

It's been a long, sometimes difficult and often fun-filled journey for a young girl who grew up in Louisburg to become a medical doctor at the Duke University School of Medicine -- but Zoe Hinton has made that journey and she's not done yet, not by a long shot.
Dr. Hinton has fond memories of growing up in Louisburg with an art professor father and a librarian mother raising her. She is the daughter of Louisburg College art professor Will Hinton and Pat Hinton, the recently retired head librarian at Louisburg College.


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Could killer dogs be moved to Franklin?

LOUISBURG -- If a former Wake County couple wins their lawsuit against the town of Garner, they could try to bring two dogs responsible for killing a seven-year-old and injuring her mother to Franklin County.
Joseph and Amanda White filed a complaint in Wake County Superior Court on Tuesday, petitioning the courts to release their two dogs. A hearing to keep Garner from killing the dogs by July 3 is slated for today.


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FIRE OVER FRANKLINTON
FIRE OVER FRANKLINTON

From left, Grace Hendrix, Karen Nowell, Ricky Nowell and Keith Nowell enjoyed the fireworks display from the Franklinton Middle School football field. The town's Stand Up For America event featured food, music and the fireworks last Sunday.


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'Little box' store gets approval despite neighbors' objections

FRANKLINTON -- Unless a group of nearby residents petition the superior court, developers could break ground and open a Dollar General at a busy intersection in about a year.
On Monday, the county's Board of Adjustment granted a conditional use permit, paving the way for Glandon Forest Equity LLC to build the discount retail store at the intersection of Pocomoke Road and N.C. 96.


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Murder suspect captured by authorities in Missouri
Murder suspect captured by authorities in Missouri

HILLSBORO, Mo -- A murder suspect is in custody, but it was not immediately clear when he'd be back in Franklin County.
Franklin County investigators allege Bradley Hines shot and killed Heather Guild sometime between the last time Guild's mother heard from her, June 18, and when deputies found her body inside a home off Gilcrest Farm Road on June 24.


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Youngsville manager search nears end

YOUNGSVILLE -- Town commissioners had the second of three closed sessions this week in their efforts to tab a new town administrator.
Phil Cordeiro announced during the board's May 13 meeting that he was trying to create a better work-life balance and that he was resigning, effective July 30.
Cordeiro said he'd assist the town in its search and the board has already had a closed session for personnel matters on June 17.


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FRANKLIN FACES
FRANKLIN FACES

Nathan and Mila Moreschi


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OPINIONS/EDITORIALS

Editorial Cartoon: Boxing
Editorial Cartoon: Boxing

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A peek at the past could be good for our future
A peek at the past could be good for our future

Sometimes it seems that writing a weekly newspaper column is like banging your head against a brick wall.
Okay, a lot of the time!
But here we go again -- and it's a topic we've revisited many times over the years, but a story in an area newspaper lit that fire again.
The story in the Butner-Creedmoor News focused on the Granville Museum -- a growing organization -- and tourist attraction that is becoming a go-to destination.


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Franklin County appears to be magnet for the strange, dangerous
Franklin County appears to be magnet for the strange, dangerous

September 1 will mark 19 years here at ye olde Franklin Times.
And, if my nearly two decades of covering news here has taught me one thing, it's this: If there's something bad happening within 50 miles of this north central-ish county, there's a very high likelihood that some how, some way or some one from Franklin County is involved.


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Why did NCAA bench State?

Dear editor: About the time you think the NCAA could not get any worse, you find out you were wrong. Literally in the dark of night, about 1 a.m. local time, the NCAA declared the game scheduled for Saturday with NC State and Vanderbilt a no-contest because of COVID-19 protocols.


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Editorial Cartoon: Medicare
Editorial Cartoon: Medicare

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OBITUARIES

ANN MARIE P. HYATT

KITTRELL, NC - Ann Marie Perry Hyatt, 38, of Kittrell, died Saturday night, June 26, 2021, at Maria Parham Health.


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NANCY LEE SCHMIDT

LOUISBURG, NC -- Nancy Lee (Holzhausen) Schmidt, 77, of Louisburg, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 27, 2021. She was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on January 9, 1944, a daughter of the late Henry and Gertrude (Senkbeil) Holzhausen. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Glenn and sister-in-law Verna, her sisters, Sara Geisler (Frank), Delores Johnson (Stewart) and her son Michael (Linda).


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SPORTS

BEST FOR LHS
A TRUE STAR. Jaheim Brown is one of the top all-around athletes Louisburg High School has produced in recent memory. (Times photo by Geoff Neville)
BEST FOR LHS

LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School has boasted its share of amazing athletes through the years -- and you can put seniors Jaheim Brown and Ragan Holloman with any of them.
Brown has been tabbed as LHS' Boys Athlete of the Year, while Holloman is the pick as the Girls Athlete of the Year.


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Big East's Finest
FRANKLINTON HIGH SCHOOL'S ROBBIE BURNETT (AT LEFT)
Big East's Finest

FRANKLINTON -- Even rebuilding programs need veteran cornerstones -- and Robbie Burnett certainly was one of them this spring for the Franklinton High School baseball squad.
FHS had only three seniors and boasted an underclassmen-dominated lineup -- but one of its key stars was Burnett.


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TC Kicks Off Swim Sked
2021 TOWN AND COUNTRY STINGRAYS' SWIM TEAM
TC Kicks Off Swim Sked

LOUISBURG -- It's that time of the year again -- the Town and Country Stingrays are back in the pool.
Town and Country kicked off its schedule on June 17 by taking part in a meet against the Stone Creek Tsunamis in Louisburg.
The Stingrays were impressive winners by a score of 174-139 over the Tsunamis.


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County stars shine at state
County stars shine at state

GREENSBORO -- Franklin County's prep track and field programs were busy last weekend in their respective classifications at the annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Championships.
Meets in all four classes were held last Friday and Saturday at Aggie Stadium on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.


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Mudcats drop contest at Kinston
Mudcats drop contest at Kinston

KINSTON -- Joe Gray Jr. hit his Low-A East leading eleventh home run of the season, but Down East starter Mason Englert held the Carolina Mudcats to just one run and one hit over six strong innings as the Wood Ducks took Sunday's series finale 6-2 at Grainger Stadium in Kinston.
The Low-A East Central-leading Mudcats (28-18) ended up finishing with a split in their six-game series with the Wood Ducks (27-20).


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Bunn football to open against ECH
Bunn football to open against ECH

BUNN -- Bunn High School's first season in the Big East Conference will begin August 20 at home against East Chapel Hill.
The Wildcats will kick off their Big East slate September 17 at Rocky Mount.
BHS' complete ledger is as follows, with home games listed in CAPS:


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LIFESTYLES

IT'S HAPPENING
IT'S HAPPENING

Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute will be coming to the JPAC at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 9. Originally scheduled for April 2020, this show will make its long anticipated appearance after being delayed several times by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Rumours is the country's premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Based in Atlanta, Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending harmonies, instrumentation, and an engaging stage show.


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<i>Upcoming nuptials</i>
Upcoming nuptials

WEDDING BELLS TO RING. Pastor Dr. Johnny Clifton Jr., a native of Franklin County, has announced the upcoming wedding of his daughter, Ashley Carol-Marie Clifton to Joshua Shaw of Rocky Mount, NC. The wedding is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, July 11 at Mount Hebron Church, 118 Hayes Street, Louisburg, NC. All are invited.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

<i>Local woman honored</i>
Local woman honored

HENDERSON -- The Oxford-Henderson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. honored a host of women for their service, including a Louisburg resident.
Geraldine Pettiford Manley was one of five women recognized during the sorority's Annual Breakfast for M'Lady, which was held virtually.


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Vehicle break-ins probed

YOUNGSVILLE -- Authorities are looking for suspects in a series of vehicle break-ins.
The morning of June 28, more than a dozen residents just outside the Youngsville area, along Bramble Court, Thornwood Lane, Baron Circle, Thistle Drive and Thornwood Lane, reported that someone broke into their vehicles and, in some cases, stole items.


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Family is relocated over bat infestation

LOUISBURG -- A superior court judge approved a consent order that would relocate a Franklinton family into a bat-free apartment.
Further resolution to Sharon Jones' lawsuit seeking at least $25,000 in punitive and other damages remains pending before the court.
Superior Court Judge Alma L. Hinton's decision came following a June 1 hearing in Franklin County Civil Superior Court.


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Murder-suicide motive unclear, authorities say

LOUISBURG -- Investigators continue to delve into the motive for a shooting that left a husband and wife dead.
Franklin County sheriff's deputies responded to Owens Park the evening of June 26 to find Leonardo Puchaicela, 65, and Karen Puchaicela, 61, dead from a gunshot wound, each.


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'Distribution' death charges facing man

LOUISBURG -- Hertford County sheriff's deputies arrested a Louisburg man on charges of death by distribution.
Louisburg investigators allege George Lamont Perry, 24, sold drugs that led to the June 7 overdose death of Luther Coley Jr., 31, of Bunn.
Louisburg Police Chief Jason Abbott said officers responded to three separate calls of drug overdoses on June 7.


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