Despite shooting, PreddyFest to go on

FRANKLINTON — Rod-ney Preddy, longtime Franklin-ton resident and promoter of the successful summer bluegrass festival, lost an eye shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by what is being called a stray bullet in Oxford. But that’s not going to stop PreddyFest from taking...

See the horse farms Aug. 1

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County’s cooperative extension is hosting its 19th annual horse-farm tour Aug. 1. The driving tour begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration at 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. Three stops are on the tour — Trails End Farm, Wildwynn Stables and Sandy Hill...
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Beware of fireblight and rust

By Carl Cantaluppi N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent WAKE FOREST — There are two diseases that generally affect trees in the landscape this time of year. One common bacterial disease is called fireblight, which affects certain fruiting pear and apple varieties. Bees spread the...
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Business Briefs – July 17, 2014

B&W Hardware celebrates Saturday B&W Hardware, 232 S. White St., in downtown Wake Forest, marks its 65th anniversary Saturday with free homemade ice cream, cake and lemonade. Coca-cola from the vintage machine will be sold for 65 cents a bottle. Giveaways during the...
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full military honors

Members of the Patriot Guard Riders lead the funeral procession along South Main Street Thursday for retired U.S. Marine Robert “Bob” Keith, 33, who died July 4. The mission of the Guard is to show their sincere respect for fallen heroes, their families and communities. Keith, a...