Business owner and coach, Franks is a part of Havelock's fabric

Published: Monday, September 23, 2013 at 07:13 PM.

Franks, 71, doesn’t name names.

“I just hope I’ve been a positive influence on everybody I’ve been associated with,” he said. “You can’t please everybody. I hope I have pleased the majority of them and been a positive influence.”

Franks is not a native of Havelock but has been here almost all of his life. He remembers when all the roads heading out of Havelock were dirt.

“I moved here in 1949 at seven years of age and I’ve been here ever since,” Franks said. “My father was a tenant farmer up in west Craven and we were starving to death, and he got a job at Cherry Point.”

He remembers when the community shopping center at the corner of Jaycee Street and Cunningham Boulevard was the center of all activity in Havelock.

“That was the life of the town,” he said.

Franks was in the first class to attend the first Havelock High School in 1956, which was held where Havelock Middle School is today.



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