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Future of schools rests in key decisions

Board mulling choices for superintendent and board vacancies. by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Franklin County Board of Education members are being put to the test over the next few weeks. They have to make leadership decisions that will affect the direction of the county’s school system...
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Resident finds new neighbors

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Carol Hailey was walking through her back yard when she spotted something different. “Upon further inspection, I found a beautiful new family,” Hailey wrote. Rehabilitators with the Piedmont Wildlife Center in Durham advise folks that if a nest of...
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What’s in your 21st-century survival kit?

Of the 1,272 federal disaster declarations issued in the last decade, more than half were classified as major disasters. These include calamities such as floods, hurricanes and tropical storms, winter storms, and others. In the last 10 years, every state has had a least two...

Joyner Park concert Aug. 4

WAKE FOREST — Craicdown will perform a free concert  Sunday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the E. Carroll Joyner Park amphitheater, 701 Harris Road. According to its website, “Craicdown describes its music as ‘world acousticana‘ — acoustic roots music with a high-energy, rock...
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Habitat cleans up church debris

Site to be used for housing By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Habitat For Humanity has cleaned up the debris at the former Spring Street Church site. The church partially collapsed in May, leaving an unsound structure in need of demolition. “It is true we have purchased the property....