Saturday, July 26

2 arrested in connection with arson of garage

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LAFAYETTE,IN-Two juveniles have been arrested, accused of setting fire to a northside Lafayette garage early Friday. According to Lafayette police, the juveniles could possibly be linked to other crimes as well.

Lafayette firefighters were called to a house at 2126 Underwood St. around 4 a.m. They arrived to find the detached garage in flames, said Lafayette Fire Department inspector Dave Thomas.

Raymond Briles, who lives in the house with his fiancée, Sheryl Hindsley, said he thinks the fire was started over a mo-ped that had been stolen from the garage days before. He got the mo-ped back after an on-street confrontation Tuesday with someone he noticed riding it.

"They were mad because I took it back from them," Briles said.

The fire destroyed the garage, as well as a mo-ped, a pickup and other items inside, Thomas said.

No one was injured, Thomas said, adding that the family has insurance.

Two juveniles were arrested later Friday morning on suspicion of arson in connection with the fire, Thomas said.

According to Lafayette Police Capt. Bruce Biggs, three juveniles were brought in for questioning regarding several mo-ped thefts.

The investigation led to all three being arrested on suspicion of theft, and two of them on suspicion of arson.

In addition to the arson, the trio might be linked to as many as 15 other crimes, including thefts, vandalism and one burglary, Biggs said.

Biggs could not release their names because they are under age.

All three were being held Friday in juvenile detention outside the county, Biggs said. The information will be sent to the prosecutor's office.

Briles said his mo-ped was stolen from the garage Monday night. After Tuesday's confrontation, he got it back, putting it in the garage.

A neighbor knocked on their door early Friday, alerting them to the fire. "I went out there and there was nothing but 30-foot flames," Briles said.

Briles said he's glad police caught the juveniles believed to be responsible. "I hope they prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law," Briles said. "Setting garages on fire endangers people's lives."

Friday, July 18

Michael Trent Briles Returns From Europe

Michael Trent Briles has returned to the USA from a two-week trip to Europe! Mike traveled to the homeland with his grandparents, James Rex & Catherine Cameron Briles. Cathy Briles was born in Montrose, Scotland to Charles Milan and Beatrice Hampton Cameron. This is the first time Michael has traveled overseas and a good time was had by all. Mike visited Edinburgh Castle, Montrose, Inverness, Loch Ness, Glasgow, and Dundee; all in Scotland. He also took the train to tour London, England and rode the famous "The London Eye" and relaxed on a boat ride on the River Thames. Mike also visited New York when he returned from Europe and will be heading to Tennessee later in the summer. Welcome back MIKE and MOM and DAD!!! You can view more pictures of Mike's trip to Europe by clicking here!

Major Update: Rush and Hampton Lineages

The BIN has completed a major update on the databases. The feature surnames regarding the update are the Rush and Hampton families. Most of the Rush names added were from Mt. Shepherd United Methodist Church Cemetery in Trinity, NC. The Hampton's lineages are from Montrose, Scotland, which includes Harry H. Hampton, professional golfer on the PGA Tour. The BIN would like to thank James Hampton "Mickey" Cameron and Paul Eldon Douglas for allowing us to share the Hampton family information.

On the Lighter Side...

INFLATION HITS THE DAIRY QUEEN! Talk about inflation hitting America! We learned the quick way when the family decided to grab a bite to eat at the big DQ!Known for the best dipped cones on the planet, Dairy Queen in Myrtle Beach, SC has recently experienced a rise in prices. The price for one hot dog has increased from .89 cents to a whopping $99. We asked the girl at the drive-thru window what actually comes on the $99 hot dog and the reply was typical for fast food joints..."plain".

"On the Lighter Side" is a series of interesting and unique blips dedicated to funny photos and videos captured by the BIN.

Thursday, July 3

Ben Briles Passes

BUFFALO, WY -- Ben Briles, 90, passed on June 27, 2008 at V.A. Medical Center in Sheridan, WY. Services were held on June 29, 2008, at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel; Loren Coleman and Donovan Olsen officiating. Burial at Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, WY. Born November 6, 1917, in LeRoy, Kan., to the late William and Monna Briles. Preceded in death by his wife, Leola Dalsbo, and one step-grandson. Survived by one step-son, Richard Dalsbo; two step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and a host of good friends.-Star-Tribune

Tuesday, July 1

Betty Jean Welborn Gerringer, age 70, Passes

SOPHIA- Betty Jean Welborn Gerringer, age 70, of Sophia, NC passed Sunday, June 29 at her residence. Funeral service on July 2nd at Briggs Memorial Chapel; Rev. Charles Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church Cemetery. Born February 20, 1938 in Guilford County to Joe Taft and Grace Harrison Welborn. Survived by her husband, Harold Loman Gerringer of the home, daughters, Robin Annette Tollison and husband Dickie of Denton and Grace Michelle Abrams and husband Carter of Sophia, two brothers, Max Welborn of Level Cross and Richard Welborn of Trinity, half-sisters, Debbie Price of High Point and Nancy Walker of Trinity, four grandchildren, Marcus and Brian Tollison and Victoria and Meagan Abrams.-Briggs

Minnie Jane Lambeth Anderson, 96, Passes

ASHEBORO- Minnie Jane Lambeth Anderson, 96, passed Sunday, June 29, 2008 at Clapp's Convalescent Nursing Home, Asheboro. Funeral services, Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at the Ridge Funeral Home Chapel; Rev. Bruce Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park. Native of Davidson County, born June 22, 1912, to the late David and Maggie Grubb Lambeth. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack Anderson, and her son, Ronnie Anderson. Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Cox, of Asheboro; sisters, Sally Gallimore, of Thomasville, Hazel Briles, of Lexington, Magdalene Lambeth, of Lexington; four grandchildren including her granddaughter and caregiver, Lynne Garren, five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.-Ridge