SPCA receives grant, seeks volunteers

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The SPCA recently received a $10,000 grant from the Best Friends No More Homeless Pets grant program. The organization will use the grant to spay/neuter pets owned by Franklin County residents who live in mobile home parks. To schedule an appointment, call...
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First swallow-tailed kite nest found in N.C.

RIEGELWOOD — Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission discovered the first swallow-tailed kite nest in North Carolina May 7 while conducting aerial surveys in Bladen County. They located the nest in the top of a bald cypress along the Cape Fear River, north of Lock...

Gas prices on the rise

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com....

Police and Sheriff reports — week of June 20, 2013

Franklinton Police reports •Franklinton Police had no incidents or arrests to report between June 10-18.   Rolesville Police reports Rolesville Arrests •Amy Martin Briggs, 35, 1280 Old Bunn Road, Zebulon, was charged with driving while impaired and driving 55 miles per hour...
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Center renamed for local hero

Spc. Daniel Lucas Elliott’s legacy remembered by Carrie C. Causey CARY — Every time soldiers come into the Spc. Daniel Lucas Elliott U.S. Army Reserve Center they will have a model and “an image of what it means to be committed to the Army, committed to the nation and what it...