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High school senior takes top livestock prize at fair

WAKE FOREST — Victoria Pender has been showing animals with her sister Kaylie at the State Fair for seven years, now. This year, Victoria won the Grand Champion Turkey award, that came with a meaty $4,500 prize which she is putting toward college, says mom Shari. It’s the second...
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Fundraising mattress sale Saturday

  FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton High School band is holding a mattress sale Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the school, 910 Cedar Creek Road. Name brand mattresses will be offered at a discount in an effort to raise funds for the purchase of new instruments. For more information...
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Feeding Franklin food drive coming up

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County is hosting its annual fall food drive, Feeding Franklin, Oct. 28-Nov. 15. Locations to donate food for the drive are at each Franklin County library branch, each town hall, the Louisburg Senior Center and Howe’s Your Pizza in...
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Red Rams stifle Yellowjackets

Franklinton ends road march two for three. By Jonathan McNamara ROANOKE RAPIDS — Three weeks of away games can be a grinding challenge for a high school football team. Fortunately, for the Red Rams of Franklinton, they concluded their three-week away stint Friday meeting the...