Griffin named volunteer of the year

WAKE FOREST — Carolyn Cort Griffin is the recipient of the town of Wake Forest’s 2013 Michealle Bozman-Barton Guest Services Volunteer of the Year award. Office Assistant Jannie Chaffin made the announcement April 25 during the town’s third annual guest services volunteer...
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Hispanics targeted by fraudsters — On Patrol, May 30, 2013

by Carrie C. Causey SPRING HOPE — Residents in Franklin County are warned to be careful of fake police officers attempting to get money fraudulently targeting Hispanic families. May 23, at 11:10 a.m., a Banes Road resident reported multiple people came to her home — one was...
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World Boxing recognizes Franklinton

Boxing trainer Snowell, community honored before June 11 camp start by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — The community has received international attention thanks to a group of concerned residents who had a dream and an initiative to help youths have a constructive place to go...

Business briefs — Week of May 30, 2013

Dunk a county commissioner in Louisburg Union Bank of Louisburg hosts a customer appreciation day Friday, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Hot dogs, drinks, desserts and games will be served. Additionally, Franklin County Commissioner Don Lancaster will will be the “dunkee” in a dunking booth...

What’s behind China’s economic boom? — Dr. Mike Walden, N.C. Economics

When I was growing up in the 1950s, China was our political enemy. My uncle, who lived next to my family, had fought the Chinese army in Korea, so nothing positive was said about China during family gatherings. Our political relationship with China changed in 1972, when President...