Sheriff’s Citizen Academy returns March 18

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is starting its 11th Citizens Academy March 18, 6 p.m. at the CenturyLink office at 14111 Capital Blvd. Wake Forest. For an application or the schedule of speakers, see tiny.cc/fcsheriffacad. For questions contact Sgt. Tharrington at...

Franklin County artists reach out

The Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is looking for submissions from writers of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction to be considered in their 2015 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal. They also need black and white art and photography for the book interior...

Ash spill prompts water sampling

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has started sampling water quality at the upper end of the John H. Kerr Reservoir in Virginia as part of the state agency’s ongoing response to the coal ash spill in Eden. Including the Kerr reservoir, DENR...

Unforgettable Shirley Temple and Ralph Waite leave their marks

Before Michael Jackson there was Shirley Temple. Not only was she a renowned singer, she was also a talented actress and dancer who began her career at the unusual age of three. With her infectious charm and her age near mine, she had me “falling in love with her.” Her blue eyes...

Ammonia omitted from water treatment

RALEIGH — The city of Raleigh will temporarily stop adding ammonia to its water treatment disinfecting process Feb. 26. The change in treatment is required by federal and state regulations governing the operation of the city’s water system. The city will resume adding ammonia to...