State creative occupation jobs make a jump

DURHAM — N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz recently released findings from the annual Creative Vitality Index (CVI) update showing an increase of more than 8 percent in creative occupations jobs held by nearly 3 percent of North Carolina’s...
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Council of Governments funding gets the go-ahead

by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments (COG) is “in its home stretch,” interim Executive Director Diane Cox said Tuesday, about convincing all of its members to agree to help pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars in deficit caused by...

Otha Spencer Young, 84

Otha Spencer Young, 84, of Franklinton passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013. Young is survived by her sisters, Maxine Robinson and Bevenia Brown of New Rochelle, NY and Shirley Pettiford of Hartford, Conn.; her brothers, Braxton Young of Franklinton and Harold Young of Hyattsville....
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Stephanie Marie Hull, 38

Stephanie Marie Hull, 38, of Morrisville, passed away in her sleep on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12, 2013. Stephanie was born October 5, in Bluefield, W. Va. She graduated from Bluefield High School in 1992 and attended college at the University of Tennessee. Stephanie was a loving...

James R. “J.R.” Davenport, 71

James Roger “J.R.” Davenport, 71, of Raleigh, died Tuesday May 14, 2013 at the Wake County Hospice Center. Davenport was born in Guilford County, the son of the late Irene Oliver Davenport and John C. Davenport. He was married to Nina Ruth Owens Davenport who preceded him in...