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Wake School board grateful for new money

by Burwell Stark WAKE COUNTY — Following last week’s vote by Wake County citizens to raise taxes in order to fund a $810 million school bond, the Wake County Board of Education opened their Tuesday public meeting with an air of gratitude and relief. Chairman Keith Sutton began...
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Patriot tennis advances to second round

WILLIAMSTON — Franklin Academy’s tennis team advanced to the second round of the women’s dual team 1A state playoffs with a convincing 5-0 win against Riverside Martin, in a match played Tuesday in Williamston. The Patriots will play at Gates County High School in Tuesday’s...
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Randall: Charges unfounded

Suit alleges unpaid bills for candidate By David Leone NEW YORK — A lawsuit filed last month by an advertising agency in New York State Superior Court alleges that Bill Randall has unpaid bills from a previous run for U.S. Congress. Randall, who is running for mayor of Wake...

Chair exercise, foliage tours, health clinic and more

Small businesses can get an education at 2nd annual summit HENDERSON — This year’s Small Business Summit is being held at the Vance-Granville Community College, main campus civic center Oct. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The focus this year is learning valuable insights on leadership,...
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Buying local benefits the environment, too

Consumers may know that buying local helps grow the local economy by supporting local business owners and creating jobs, but they may not realize the positive impact that buying local can have on the environment as well. Eco-conscious consumers often go to great lengths to ensure...