Home invaders nabbed

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — A robbery investigation has led to the arrest of Nakisha Nicole Stewart, 27, of 155 Mark Street, Franklinton, and Shakema Teairra Strickland, 22, of 539 TK Allen Road, Louisburg. Stewart was arrested on warrants by Deputy N. Rinker for attempted...
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Car seized after chase — On Patrol, week of July 18, 2013

WAKE FOREST — A suspect claimed she thought there were warrants for her arrest when she led police on a chase July 12. According to Wake Forest police spokesperson Bill Crabtree, an officer saw Shaquita Quantia Jeffreys, 23, 7026 Little Creek Road, Zebulon, speeding down Jones...

Franklin County Community Foundation awards local grants

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The board of advisors of the Franklin County Community Foundation awarded grants from its community fund, according to Al Wheless, board member. This year’s nonprofit recipients include: •Make a Wish Foundation for wish-granting in Franklin County, •Prevent...

Franklin County soil and water meeting canceled

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting for tonight (Thursday), July 18 has been canceled. The next scheduled board meeting will be held  Thursday, Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. in the District Conference room, 101-B South Bickett Blvd., Louisburg.

Gas prices rise

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 7.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.7 cents...