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Christmas bird count kicks off Saturday

CHAPEL HILL — Thousands of volunteer birders will participate in the 114th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), from Dec. 14 to Jan. 5. This early-winter bird census is the longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, compiling invaluable bird population data used...
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Charles Randolph “Charlie” Poole, Sr., 76

Charles Randolph “Charlie” Poole, Sr. 76, of Wake Forest, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was born June 19, 1937, in Kittrell, the son of the late Swannie Weathers and Elbert Crowell Poole, Sr. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m....
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Light up your home safely for the holidays

The holiday countdown is on and it’s time to get your house razzle-dazzle ready. But before you do, make sure to check that your lights and decorations are still in good working order after a year in storage. Not only can old decor look worn out, but it also can put you and...
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Richland Creek stream restoration underway

WAKE FOREST — Town crews have begun the stream restoration of the Richland Creek Greenway. The greenway was closed in September after an inspection revealed a rapid increase in creek erosion along the trail caused by heavy rains during the spring and early summer. Due to safety...
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SPCA collecting donations

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Franklin County is collecting donations to raise $10,000 by Dec. 31. The money raised helps with the low-cost spay and neuter program, the Pet Pantry, and low-cost vaccination clinics. Checks may be...