Prevent hot car tragedies

RALEIGH — During this summer heat, Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and Safe Kids North Carolina remind people of the dangers of leaving children in cars. According to Safe Kids USA, 21 children have died of heatstroke in vehicles so far in 2013, with one of those deaths...
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Museum hires Smart

Archival efforts increase with part-time director By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Jennifer Smart isn’t coming in flat-footed. The new assistant director hire for the Wake Forest Historical Museum has been volunteering there for years, served as secretary on the Wake Forest College...

Build A Backpack kicks off

RALEIGH — Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) and Walmart have partnered to collect school supplies for economically-disadvantaged students in North Carolina. The Build A Backpack back-to-school supply drive is the largest school supply drive conducted by Walmart in...
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Family bluegrass fun returns

by Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — All people in these parts know there are three days during the summer everyone can count on some down-home picking and grinning. PreddyFest, a premier bluegrass event takes place Aug. 1-3 at the family farm owned by Franklinton resident, Rodney...

Exciting visit from my son

My son Greg, who lives in Wilmington, called Monday asking if he could sleep on our couch Saturday night and I told him of course it was available. It had been several months since he paid us a visit and his coming was the catalyst we needed to straighten and clean-up our home —...