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Rain brings share of headaches

In photo: This massive oak in Larry Van Luven’s yard in Wake Forest split at a natural fork in the trunk, Sunday. The break revealed rot made worse by the persistent rain and wet conditions this year. (Photo by Clellie Allen) WAKE FOREST — Two summers ago, the state was...
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Kittens, puppies need a home

Franklin County Animal Control filling to the gills by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — The cacophony of cat meows, barking dogs and crowing roosters is prominent the moment one steps out of a car in the Franklin County Animal Control parking lot. With more than 40 dogs and 40-50...
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School supply donations needed

by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — While most youth are still enjoying their summer break, volunteers of All-N’Together Services are already gearing up for their annual school supply distribution. All-N’Together is comprised of one Wake Forest and four Franklin County residents...
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120 roosters confiscated in search — On Patrol, week of July 4, 2013

In photo: Living in rough conditions and used for cockfighting, more than 120 roosters were confiscated from a home and are now staying at the Franklin County Animal Control facility in Louisburg. (Photo by Carrie C. Causey) by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — In April, the Franklin...

Storms cause water bypass in Franklinton

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Public Utilities experienced a bypass of untreated wastewater from a pump station located on Chavis Street in Franklinton July 1. The spill occurred after the area received some 3-plus inches of rain in short duration during the morning hours. The...