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September 22, 2021.
FRANKLINTON -- Town commissioners have begun considering a rezoning and annexation that would greenlight a 600-home subdivision, complete with a satellite charter school and commercial development.
Before the board takes a vote on the matter, though, nearby residents want officials to consider the impacts.
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg Town Council and the Franklin Board of Commissioners have agreed on something -- a land swap.
And if the deal works as envisioned, it could be a win-win for both.
In the deal, the county will get ownership of the lot on West Nash Street, directly across from Louisburg Town Hall and in return the town will get ownership of four parcels in South Louisburg.
LOUISBURG -- Following a closed session Monday night, Franklin County commissioners agreed to appoint a new county attorney.
It's the second change to the county's legal representation within a year.
But, Boyd Sturges, who will remain the county's attorney until Sept. 27 -- when Louisburg-based attorney Gena Walling McCray takes over -- said his expedited tenure was always the plan.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- In the folk lore of the Southeast, and especially in Franklin County, the cat and mouse game between makers and purveyors of "moonshine" and the federal "tax men" who were trying to stop them has become the topic of legends.
Back in 1969, a young man with a freshly minted college degree was assigned to prowl Franklin County as a agent of the ATF, also known as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
LOUISBURG -- A number of important business items worked their way through the Louisburg Town Council meeting Monday night, a meeting that veered into the political realm and ended with some important questions being left unasked.
Many of the projects approved by the council involved economic development efforts, including a land swap deal with the county. (See related story.)
LOUISBURG -- Improvements on U.S. 401 from Wake County up through Royal continue on schedule, engineers said.
And, save for some miscellaneous matters, motorists could be driving on the completed four-lane road by the summer of 2022.
A story in the Sept. 9 edition of The Franklin Times incorrectly listed the completion date as this December. The project completion date is Dec. 22, 2022. We regret the error.
Bunn HS volleyball fanatic Dax Lewis
Just in case you hadn't noticed, fall fell this week. On Wednesday, to be precise.
You probably won't notice the change much for a couple of more weeks, although the mornings are noticeably cooler -- and pumpkins are popping up almost everywhere you look.
At the state Farmers' Market over the weekend, the first batch of freshly pressed cider was available -- along with such summertime favorites as squash, peppers and tomatoes.
As a member of the media, I can fully admit that there is often a frenzy that generates headlines.
And, no, it's not a coordinated effort, I can assure you.
That's because, if you've been around any members of the media, picking what's for lunch is often more difficult than crafting a seating chart for a joint convention between an alt-right group and Black Lives Matter.
Dear editor: After reading Gary's column week before last in the Times about how great the BBQ was the year before when the guys competed in the BBQ Cook-Off, I told my wife, "I'm cooking tonight."
So, after I went to watch the LC baseball team scrimmage I went by the "BBQ in the Burg" to pick up a couple of plates at ten bucks apiece for dinner.
On the first day of Biden's presidency, he issued an executive order canceling the Keystone XL pipeline. The president also issued orders to halt oil and natural gas leases on public lands and waters to curb planet-warming carbon emissions. The President put several thousand Americans out of work in one day.
FRANKLINTON, NC--Funeral services for Annette Grissom Fielder, age 60, who died on Monday, September 20, 2021, will be held on Saturday, September 25, at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Louisburg with Rev. Kenneth Alexander officiating.
BUNN HIGH SCHOOL'S MIGUEL CATALAN (RIGHT)
STANHOPE - Carlos Barron has fielded some strong teams during his tenure as Southern Nash's boys soccer coach -- but this might be his best club yet.
Even with a tough schedule, the Firebirds have rolled through regular season action to date -- and appear to be headed for a pair of showdowns with Franklinton with the Big East Conference Championship at stake.
STOPPED FOR A LOSS. Bunn's L.B. Bolden (left) makes a tackle during last Thursday's road football contest at Rocky Mount.
ROCKY MOUNT -- The opening football game of the split-classification duels in the Big East Conference proved to be much more competitive than some observers had predicted.
According to those prognosticators, Class 3-A titan Rocky Mount was supposed to have little difficulty with 2-A Bunn in last Thursday's league kickoff for both clubs.
FLIGHT FOLLOWER. Franklinton defender Charlie Lilienthal (left) prepares to make a play during Monday's victory at Northern Nash.
RED OAK -- A throw-in is often viewed as a pedestrian play, but it paid huge dividends twice for the Franklinton Red Rams during their road boys soccer meeting Monday at Big East Conference rival Northern Nash.
The unbeaten Red Rams scored on two occasions off throw-ins early in the match and never looked back en route to defeating the Fighting Knights by a 6-1 margin at the NNHS Soccer Complex.
KEEP THOSE LEGS MOVING. Franklinton's Jalen Ibrahim tries to stay up while being tackled by a Roanoke Rapids defender during last Friday night's game.
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- What began as a promising night for the Franklinton Red Rams didn't quite turn out that way.
In the span of a few minutes to start the event, Franklinton came up with a quick defensive stand that was followed by an immediate march downfield.
But FHS couldn't cash in to close out that march, and things went downhill from there as the Red Rams were defeated 38-0 by host Roanoke Rapids last Friday in the Big East Conference football opener for both clubs at historic Hoyle Field on the RHHS campus.
Bunn High School's Jose Reyes clears the ball out of the box last Wednesday against rival Southern Nash.
Bunn High School safety Jason Lewis (left) tries to catch up with Rocky Mount's Seallio Alphonse during last Friday night's Big East Conference football showdown on the RMHS campus in Nash County.
(L to R) Southern Nash's Kevin Dominguez and Bunn's Will Sutton joust for possession during last Wednesday's league boys soccer event.
Rhonda Vincent and The Rage will perform on Oct. 23
LOUISBURG, NC -- Tickets are on sale for Louisburg College's 64th Allen de Hart Concert Series, which will feature a variety of performances ranging from timeless R & B tunes and rock hits to a bluegrass superstar and a world class singer.
On Friday, Sept. 24 the season opens with Ted Vigil and his tribute to the music of John Denver.
Not only does Vigil bear an uncanny resemblance to Denver, he also performs the songs of the late artist with passion, style and authenticity.
Franklin County Democratic Women members provided school supplies to Louisburg Elementary Students. School Counselor Tori Inscoe, center, is joined by members, from left, Armenta Eaton, Bobbie Richardson, Lucy Allen, Vice President Gloria Dunstun and President Stephanie Goslen The group chose the elementary school as its annual service project and they wanted to give some school supplies to help both the teachers and the students.
BACK THE BLUE. The Youngsville community turned out last month to support its police department. Above, organizer Brooke Hogan, right, with Chief Greg Whitley, second from right, and Capt. B. Lemons, Officer B. Hanson, Administrative Specialist A. Pippin, Sgt. J. Steinbrunner and Capt. J. Magsi.
FRANKLINTON -- Sheriff's deputies and police combined to detain a man suspected in a Vance County murder.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office issued a be-on-the-lookout notice Wednesday morning, describing a black man, driving a dump truck, suspected to be coming through Franklin County.