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Carpet rolled out for judges

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A very warm welcome greeted judges in Wake Forest  for the America in Bloom competition Monday. Over the course of two days, local leaders showed off all of the green things the town has to offer. Wake Forest will find out in the fall if it won any...
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Man shot in robbery — On Patrol, week of June 13, 2013

by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — Police swarmed a home on Mount Olivet Church Road Monday a little after 4 p.m. after a man reported being robbed and shot in the shoulder. According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Captain E.H. Smith, the victim was at the grocery store and when he...

Bell change rejected

School Board leaves middle school schedule as-is by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — A proposed change in middle school bell times has been silenced. The Franklin County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to reject potential changes to middle school hours. The proposal, would...

Final phase of E-Verify law takes effect July 1

RALEIGH — In June 2011, the N.C. General Assembly approved a new law requiring employers and local governments to use the federal E-Verify system for new employees. The law phased in effective dates for private employers depending on the number of employees they have. Beginning...

How will technology shape our future? — Dr. Mike Walden, N.C. Economics

My late mother-in-law loved gadgets. As soon as she could afford it, she had to buy the latest kitchen appliance, hi-fi (remember those?) and TV. Indeed, her family was one of the first to have a color TV. My wife, who was a small girl then, watched an entire baseball game just...