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Deaths Frank T. Wrenn Sr. HENDERSON — Frank Thomas Wrenn Sr., 88, of 180 Wrenn Road, Oxford, N.C., died Sunday, December 6, 2009, at Maria Parham Medical Center. Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late John Thomas and Eunice Newton Wrenn. Mr. Wrenn was a retired welder and pipe fitter, and was a member of the United Association Local 421. He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. A lifelong member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, he was a member of the Open Door Sunday School Class. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Josh Duckworth.

James E. Blackwell HENDERSON — James Edward Blackwell, 82, of 1770 Satterwhite Point Road, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, in Britthaven of Henderson. He was born in Vance County and was the son of Sidney and Frankie Love Blackwell. He attended the Vance County public schools. He joined the United States Army in 1946 and received an Army of Occupation Medal and World War II Victory Medal, along with an honorable discharge. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Carrie Arrington Wrenn; a daughter, Brenda W. Weldon, and husband Robert, of Greensboro, N.C.; two sons, Frank Thomas “F.T.” Wrenn Jr., and wife Alice, of Oxford, and John A. “Johnny” Wrenn Sr., and wife Rhonda, of Oxford; six grandchildren, Frank T. Wrenn III, of Atlanta, Ga., Angela W. Cameron, and husband Chris, of Holly Springs, N.C., Amanda W. McCoy, and husband Kevin, of Greensboro, N.C., Rob Weldon, and wife Kristin, of Greensboro, N.C., John A. Wrenn Jr., and wife Joy, of Henderson, and Justin M. Wrenn, and wife Melanie, of Henderson; nine great-grandchildren, Cole McCoy, Kaitlyn McCoy, Madeline McCoy, Hunter McCoy, Cecelia Wrenn, Luke Wrenn, Logan Wrenn, Catherine Cameron, and

Carrie Cameron; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances W. Capps and Lucy W. Stovall; and two brothers, Melvin D. Wrenn and Vincent Wrenn. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. All other times, they will be at the home, 180 Wrenn Road, Oxford (in the Watkins Community). Flowers are omitted. Memorials may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, c/o Barbara Burwell, 2205 Community House Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565; or to Watkins Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Virginia Parrott, 1380 Horseshoe Bend Road, Henderson, N.C. 27537. Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Marian Bryant Blackwell of the home; two daughters, Denise M. Fisher of Delaware and Felicia Blackwell of Maryland; four sons, Dennis Emery of Arizona, Brian Blackwell of Delaware, Winston Blackwell Jr. of Maryland and Joseph Blackwell of Rocky Mount; a sister, Mary Frances Jenkins of Boston; a brother, the Rev. Winston Blackwell of Henderson; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer and Diabetic Association. The family is receiving friends at the residence.

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

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Alice D. Hargrove KITTRELL — Alice D. Hargrove, 57, of 390 S. Chavis Road, Lot 12, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home in Oxford.

Doris L. McCray ROUGEMONT — Doris L. McCray, 71, of 5659 Days Mill Road, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Betts and Son Funeral Home in Oxford.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

WARREN, from page one Andrews, Cindy Stegall and Yvonne Sharpes--Deputy Tax Collectors. • Karen Towns--Delinquent Tax Collector. The commissioners approved four depositories for Warren County funds: First Citizens Bank & Trust Company, Warrenton; Branch Banking & Trust Company, Warrenton; N.C. Capital Management Trust, Charlotte; and Southern Bank, Norlina. After adjourning the organizational meeting, Chairman Richardson called the regular monthly meeting to order. The commissioners appointed Zaida White to the position of Veterans Administrator at an annual salary of $35,000, to take effect Dec. 16. White, a Manson resident, is a U.S. Army veteran with more than 20 years of service. She previously served as Warren County Veterans Administrator from 2004 to 2007, leaving the position due to illness. The commissioners approved a plan to transfer responsibility for the Child Support Enforcement Office from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services to Warren County, as required by the N.C. General Assembly. In their September meeting, the commissioners had designated the Warren County Department of

Social Services as the agency to have administrative oversight of the operation of the CSE Program. The plan calls for the CSE Office to remain in its current location at 307 N. Main St., Warrenton, at least for the first year of county government operation. The plan anticipates implementing the CSE Program in Warren County on July 1, 2010. The commissioners approved a request from County Manager Linda Worth to provide an additional $32,000 to make repairs to the front roofs and deck of the National Guard Armory. Cost considerations had caused this work to be deleted from the original contract to renovate the armory, but recent rains indicated that the current roofs are not adequate. Mike Kilian of Kilian Engineering, lead contractor for the project, told The Daily Dispatch that the work was essential before interior work begins. The additional funds will come from the county’s fund balance. At the request of Public Utilities Director Macon Robertson, the commissioners approved a resolution authorizing the county to enter into a contract to sell treated water to the town of Littleton at the rate of $2.56 per 1,000 gallons, the amount not to exceed 120,000 gallons per day.

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Doctor who attended JFK in Dallas has died DALLAS (AP) — Dr. Malcolm Oliver Perry II, who attended to President John F. Kennedy at Parkland Memorial Hospital after he was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, has died. He was 80. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the teaching hospital for Parkland, said Monday that Perry died Saturday in

Tyler after a battle with lung cancer. The vascular surgeon also was one of the doctors to operate on presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, who was

shot two days after Kennedy’s death by Jack Ruby. After a long career, he retired in 2000 as professor emeritus of surgery at UT Southwestern.

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TRUCK STOP, from page one Road interchange to the N.C. 39/Andrews Avenue interchange, along parts of the north and south sides of Ross Mill Road adjacent to Interstate 85 and along part of the north side of Warrenton Road northeast of the intersection of Garnett Street. There is what is called an I-1 district for manufacturing, storage and wholesale purposes. Most of those districts are along Bypass U.S. 1 from the Newton Dairy Road overpass to near the Warrenton Road interchange and along I-85 northeast of the Spring Valley Road overpass toward the Satterwhite Point

The commissioners approved a contract between Warren County Senior Center and the Warren County Schools Nutrition Program to provide catering services to the Senior Center, as requested by Senior Center Director Arnetta Yancey. Prices agreed upon are $3.75 per congregate meal, $3.75 per home-delivered meal and $3.00 per cold boxed meal. The commissioners also approved a resolution establishing an Advisory Council for the Senior Center. At the request of Recreation Director Richard “Dickie” Williams, the commissioners approved a grant application to the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to make improvements at Magnolia Ernest Recreation Park at a cost of $136,990. Warren County’s share will be $68,495, which will be included in the 2010-2011 fiscal year budget. The commissioners accepted a bid of $22,855 for tax foreclosed property at 1722 Tower Road, Norlina. The bid by Joseph Mustian of Warrenton was the highest of six bids received. The commissioners also approved the sale through a sealed-bid auction of three small plots of land that are no longer needed by the county.

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DOCKET NO. E-100, SUB 118

DOCKET NO. E-100, SUB 124

BEFORE THE NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION In the Matter of ) Investigation of Integrated Resource ) Planning in North Carolina – 2008 and 2009 ) NOTICE OF HEARINGS


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the North Carolina Utilities Commission (Commission) has scheduled hearings in conjunction with the Commission’s review and evaluation of Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) in North Carolina. The purpose of the review and evaluation is to ensure that each regulated electric utility operating in North Carolina is developing reliable projections of the long range demands for electricity in its service area, and is developing a combination of reliable resource options for meeting the anticipated demands in a cost-effective manner. IRP is intended to identify those electric resource options which can be obtained at least cost to ratepayers in North Carolina consistent with adequate, reliable electric service. IRP considers conservation, efficiency, load management, and other demand-side programs alternatives in the selection of resource options. In addition, new rules require that electric power suppliers include their plans for meeting customer electric needs via renewable energy resources and energy efficiency programs. A public hearing for the convenience of public witnesses and solely for the purpose of taking nonexpert public witness testimony is hereby scheduled as follows: Raleigh: 7:00 p.m., on Monday, March 15, 2010, Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. During the public hearing to be held in this docket, the Commission will receive testimony from nonexpert public witnesses with respect to the most current IRPs (including renewable energy and energy efficiency plans) filed for 2009, by Carolina Power & Light Company d/b/a Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc. (PEC); Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke); Virginia Electric and Power Company d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power (DNCP); North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation, Piedmont EMC, Rutherford EMC, EnergyUnited EMC, and Haywood EMC. In addition, during the public hearing, the Commission will receive testimony from nonexpert public witnesses with respect to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) compliance plans filed by GreenCo Solutions, Inc. and Halifax EMC. In addition to the public hearing, the Commission has scheduled an evidentiary hearing which will be convened in Commission Hearing Room 2115 in Raleigh on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. for the specific purpose of considering the 2009 IRPs and REPS compliance plans filed by Duke, PEC, and DNCP. During this hearing, the Commission will receive the expert testimony from witnesses for Duke, PEC, DNCP, the Public Staff, and other intervenors.

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Anyone wishing to review the IRPs and REPS compliance plans filed by the utilities may do so either at the Commission’s website,, by selecting the Docket Information tab and entering Docket Nos. E-100, Sub 118 or E-100, Sub 124, or at the Office of the Chief Clerk of the Commission, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. Upon request, the Chief Clerk will place copies of the IRPs, compliance plans and any other documents filed in this proceeding in centrally-located public libraries where they may be copied without prohibition. Such a request may be made by writing to the Chief Clerk, North Carolina Utilities Commission, 4325 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4325, by giving the name and address of the library to which the information is to be mailed. Persons desiring to send written statements to inform the Commission of their positions in the matter should address their statements to: Chief Clerk North Carolina Utilities Commission 4325 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4325 Petitions to intervene shall be filed no later than Friday, February 12, 2010, in conformity with applicable Commission rules. The Public Staff - North Carolina Utilities Commission, through its Executive Director, is required by statute to represent the using and consuming public in proceedings before the Commission. Written statements to the Public Staff should be addressed to: Robert P. Gruber, Executive Director Public Staff - North Carolina Utilities Commission 4326 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4326 The Attorney General is also authorized by statute to represent the using and consuming public in proceedings before the Commission. Statements to the Attorney General should be addressed to: The Honorable Roy Cooper Attorney General of North Carolina c/o Utilities Section 9001 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-9001 ISSUED BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION.

This the 19th day of October, 2009.


The Daily Dispatch - Tuesday, December 8, 2009  

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