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WARRENTON--Funeral services for Jonas Mores Perry IV, 82, who died Friday, April 12, 2019, will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 3 p.m. at Pine Chapel Baptist Church in Hollister, with Pastor Robert Hedgepeth officiating.
LOUISBURG - Elizabeth Cyrus Toney, 87, died Monday afternoon, April 8, 2019. Services will be private.
FRANKLINTON--Nancy Laughter White, 76, died Thursday, April 18, 2019 at her home. A memorial service was held Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. at Franklinton Baptist Church, Franklinton.
NASHVILLE--Funeral services for Roxie Hardy Lynch, 90, who died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Hollister. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
HENRICO, VA--Funeral services for Clara Smith Allen, 72, of Henrico, Va., formerly of Youngsville, who died Saturday, April 20, 2019, will be held Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m. at Old Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Louisburg, with Pastor Michael Alston officiating. Burial will follow in the Concord Church cemetery.
MILLSBORO, DE--Tonia Christen Chapin Neal died March 25, 2019 at her home in Millsboro, Delaware.
FRANKLINTON--Michael J. Simpson of Franklinton died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson. Family and friends held a celebration of life on Sunday, April 14.
LOUISBURG--Robert "Bobby" Homer Bowden, 81, died Saturday, March 30, 2019 at his home. A funeral service was held Monday, April 1, at Harris Chapel Baptist Church, 2960 Tarboro Road, Youngsville. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
During the early nineteenth century, residents of eastern North Carolina dreaded such ailments as "bilious fever," typhoid fever, and especially malaria.
According to his obituary in the Raleigh Register, Matthew Dickinson, the first headmaster of Franklin Academy in Louisburg, died in September 1809 of "a bilious fever which he had caught on a journey in the low country."
LOUISBURG -- A man authorities allege killed three people over a $2,200 debt will spend the rest of his life in jail.
Superior Court Judge James E. Hardin Jr. handed down the sentence on Monday after Darius R. Robinson entered an Alford plea -- which doesn't admit guilt, but concedes that prosecutors have enough evidence to prove their case.
YOUNGSVILLE -- Staff presented commissioners with a $2.9 million budget that lowers the tax rate, provides more pay and resources for employees and raises some fees.
Residents can take a look at the spending plan by contacting town hall in preparation of a May 9 public hearing on the matter.
A spring storm rolled across much of the country over the weekend and, about 2 a.m. Monday, the high winds it brought toppled a large tree along Louisburg's South Main Street. As it fell, the tree hit overhead power lines and managed to drag down four power poles and related equipment, including the transformer shown here.
LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg Town Council agreed to "make a little" while hoping to start the renovation of a long-vacant building downtown.
Several months ago, the town purchased the former Perry medical clinic building at 118 North Main Street for about $96,000. then did about $40,000 worth of work, including cleanup and painting the exterior.
LOUISBURG -- According to residents, the county's parks and recreation program needs to add, among other things, more facilities, including a pool, more greenways and more outdoor festivals.
And, they need to be closer to home.
Cindy Flowers, left, and Cindy Bennett, right, douse runners Lisa Oden and Landon Flowers with colored corn starch during the second annual Youngsville Color Run last Saturday. Race proceeds benefit parks and recreation.
Pamela Foster, Mcshell Edmonds, Valerie Williams and Sandra Thorpe
Last weekend's rainy weather foiled some plans for Easter Egg hunts around the county, but little Aubreé Solomon, 5, discovered the Easter Bunny hopping around the streets in downtown Louisburg one day this week -- and quickly made a friend! Young Miss Solomon and a lot of other children may be in luck this Saturday.
If you can ignore the clouds of yellow pollen -- or at least pretend they don't exist -- it's a great time of the year.
And that's especially true if you like to eat.
If you hadn't already noticed, strawberries are coming in -- and getting sweeter by the day -- and a lot of other early spring crops are becoming available.
The pending budget decision by the Franklin County commissioners will be critical for the county school system -- but the process, dare we say logic, behind the eventual decision could be enlightening.
The school board is requesting $22,349,831 to fully fund the county schools for the 2019-20 school year.
Like a lot of people, I sat near a screen on Tuesday and watched a rapidly building conflagration spread across the atmosphere.
Yes. The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was on fire and towers of flames and plumes of smoke colored the sky.
But, faster than the red hue signaling the combustion of centuries old materials could fill the frames of our television sets and computer monitors, misinformation was chugging through the information superhighway like a locomotive.
Louisburg Lions Club will present award-winning Elvis tribute artist Stephen Freeman for a special benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Norris Theatre at the Seby Jones Performing Arts Center at Louisburg College. Freeman has been a tribute artist since 1998. Fans from around the world in 2010 and 2011 voted him Elvis Tribute Artist of the Year, as polled by Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.
Mary Easterling of Wake Forest was the winner of the $1,000 prize during the annual Wake Electric annual meeting on March 22. Presenting the money is Reuben Matthews, president of Wake Electric board of directors.
BUNN -- South Granville entered last Wednesday's softball meeting at Bunn with a 35-game overall winning streak, including a state championship last season.
In fact, SG's last regular season loss came against the Ladycats way back in 2016, and that fate was repeated as Bunn put together its best performance of the campaign when it mattered the most.
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