Wake County buys the farm

Commissioners vote to purchase Walnut Hill farm 340 acres for $1.6 million. by Burwell Stark RALEIGH — Among the various proposals and motions, Monday, Wake County Commissioners voted to purchase in conjunction with the Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC), the 340-acre Walnut Hill...

Economic Commission: Franklin County business in good shape, growing

by Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — Roughly 64 percent of working Franklin County residents commute outside of the county. “That is a number we would like to see go down,” Ronnie Goswick, director of Franklin County’s Economic Development Commission, said recently. After the...

Problems solved in greenway design

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It may be hard to believe, but traffic compromises a significant portion of concerns people have in the dead end neighborhoods of Cardinal Park and Deacons Ridge about a proposed greenway connector. Specifically, they don’t want cars clogging up their...

Man loaded with cash and drugs flees cops

A high-speed pursuit adds to local felon’s list. by Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — A high-speed pursuit landed a 25-year-old man with a history of felonious drug and robbery convictions dating back to 2003, in jail, again. Jamal Lamont Sims, 25, 2741 Rosinburg Road, Zebulon,...
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Legislators embrace change

State leaders invited to chamber to tour town’s tech businesses. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — State legislators toured town businesses and hosted a Q&A with local leaders during the chamber of commerce’s elected officials reception Aug. 8. After a meeting with chamber...