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Dog days ahead

Saturday pooch parties to benefit local animal agencies. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — This town is going to the dogs. Literally. Saturday marks the town’s first ever Lolla PAW Looza dog fest at Joyner Park. Another first, a wiener dog race, also takes place in north Raleigh...

Franklin county board approves jail remodel

By Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — Results were presented to the board Monday for final approval of the jail remodel project. Sept. 3 the county board approved architect Surapon Sujjavanich to negotiate with contractor H.G. Reynolds of Henderson regarding the cost of the...
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Cycling shop opens on Main Street

Road, mountain, hybrid bikes, accessories for sale. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There’s a picture on the wall at Spoke Cycles showing a British cycling competition awards presentation in 1975. One of the winners is new shop owner Robert Bickerstaffe’s father. That family...
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What’s that web in my tree?

by Tracy Perry LOUISBURG — You may have noticed masses of webbing on the ends of tree branches in your yard, your neighbors yard or along the roadsides. They are the work of the fall webworm, a species of caterpillar native to our region. Fall webworm outbreaks occur every year...
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Friday 13 proves lucky

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Rotary Club held its first Lucky 13 Reverse Raffle & Dinner fundraiser Friday, Sept. 13 at the Factory Millroom and the lucky winner was Debbie Hamrick, right, and her husband Ed Gaines, center, from Raleigh, who were given their big check of $2,013 by...