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Deputies bust chop shop

Franklin County investigators uncover multicounty theft ring. By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin County Sheriff Captain E.H. Smith got a request for help from a Harnett County Sheriff’s Investigator a month or so ago. He needed help looking for two trucks that had been...
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Lift every voice – Updating the dream

Channeling MLK, minister lashes out at federal,  state reforms. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Past, present and future were all featured in celebration of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church  Jan. 23. In a rousing speech that was part sermon...
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Former Wake Forester elected to soccer hall of fame

By Clellie Allen with David Allen WAKE FOREST — Brien Braswell, son of longtime Wake Forest residents George and Margaret Braswell, was inducted into the N.C. Soccer Hall of Fame, Saturday, as one of the three members of the class of 2014. Brien was an all-state high school...
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Watch for e-mails with fake Target websites

RALEIGH — More fallout from that massive data breach from national retailer Target means fraudulent emails could be headed to your inbox. If you get an e-mail asking you to click on a link with “Target” in the web address, be cautious. Soon after Target announced the security...
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Standing, sleeping ‘baby’ in chair attracts attention

Roving With my close friend Mavis in Wake Med Hospital since Jan. 4 recuperating from a fall down her stairway at home, my son Bobby and I are eating out together more, and we saw something last Thursday night that took us completely by surprise. At a nearby table at Ci-Ci’s, I...