State Wildlife Commission looks to test 3,000 deer

WAKE FOREST — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking whitetail hunters to allow staff to sample their deer harvests this fall for the agency’s statewide Chronic Wasting Disease surveillance effort. CWD is a fatal disease, although deer may not show symptoms for five or...
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Huskies top Wolverines 3-1 in soccer

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — Wakefield’s offense took more shots than its opponent, but could not finish off as many opportunities and the Heritage High Huskies made off with a 3-1 win over the Wolverines in a Cap 8 conference match Sept. 18. The Wolverines produced 14...
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Rams searching for first volleyball win

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris ROLESVILLE —The key words around the volleyball court at Rolesville High School is youth and inexperience. The school’s head coach Tosha Pullen is watching a very young team start the process of growing into what they hope will be eventually be a playoff...

Annual cook-off and cow chip contest Oct. 12

WAKE FOREST — The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) hosts its annual cook-off contest Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Louisburg Walmart, in the parking lot.  Each plate is $8, and pork barbecue will be available for purchase, $10 per pound. The sixth annual Cow Chip, hosed by...

Help providing heat for those in need

WAKE FOREST — With nighttime temperatures expected to fall into the 50’ s, the Heating Crisis Program has begun assisting eligible Wake County residents with heating bills to avoid health-related risks involved with unheated homes. Electric bill applicants must have a...