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4-H, a tradition of innovation

By Meredith Pinckney NCSU summer intern LOUISBURG — Orville Redenbacher, Johnny Cash and Jackie Kennedy Onassis are just a few of the many people who have been involved with 4-H. With a history spanning more than 100 years, 4-H is rich with tradition, but also has an amazing...

Justice tractor show Sept. 5-6

LOUISBURG — The 14th Annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine show is set for Sept. 5 and 6, 9 miles north of Spring Hope on N.C. 581, between Spring Hope and Louisburg. Events include live country and gospel music and $7 spaghetti plates Friday starting at 5:30...
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Harp concert feeds the hungry

Jim Robertson, left, and Robert Christesen, right, of the Wake Forest Rotary Club, present a check for $2,056.96 to Lewis Griffin of the Tri-Area Ministry food pantry. The funds were raised during the Jasmine Hogan harp concert at Wake Forest Baptist Church June 28.
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TV winner chosen

The winning ticket for the Wake Forest American Legion’s TV raffle was drawn at the Farmer’s Market July 5. The winning number belonged to Earl Creutzberg of Wake Forest. His wife, Linda, pictured with raffle chairman Dan Irons, accepted the prize on his behalf.
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Deeprose, Pittman engaged

WAKE FOREST — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Deeprose of Wake Forest announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Guilford Deeprose, of Raleigh, to Dustin Blake Pittman, of Elm City. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Pittman of Elm City. The couple will wed Nov. 8, 2014, at St....

Forest Moon holding auditions for Helium

WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater is holding open auditions for Helium tonight (Thursday), from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Renaissance Centre, 405 Brooks St., for performances scheduled Sept. 19-22 and 26-27. Helium is a comedy about one of the serious aspects of growing olde...

Heritage Society meeting today

LOUISBURG — The Heritage Society of Franklin County will hold its monthly meeting today at 1 p.m. at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive (behind Bojangles). Renaté Sanders, teacher and family researcher, will present the program. New members and visitors are welcomed....

Keep cool at the museum in July

RALEIGH — The N.C. Museum of History is located at 5 E. Edenton St. in downtown Raleigh. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. To register where indicated, call 919-807-7992. Admission is free unless otherwise noted and parking is free on weekend...

Rogers Family reunion July 27

The William Washington Rogers family will hold its 90th reunion Sunday, July 27 at 1 p.m. at Rolesville Baptist Church, 203 E. Young St. The reunion includes a potluck lunch. Everyone is invited to attend the morning worship service at RBC at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 9:30...

CROP Walk rally Aug. 12

WAKE FOREST — Volunteers will host a rally Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. for team captains participating in Wake Forest’s CROP Walk for Hunger 2014 in September. Churches, businesses and charity organizations are encouraged to send a representative to the rally at Heritage Baptist Church,...

health clinic, free pizza at Richland Creek Church

WAKE FOREST — As a part of its outreach mission, Live, Love, Serve, Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, will host a community health clinic July 25-26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m each day. The services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis except...
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Falconry workshop Aug. 23

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a falconry apprentice workshop, presented by the N.C. Falconers Guild, on Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh. Falconry is hunting by means of a bird of prey,...

Register now for continuing education classes at VGCC

HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College is offering several continuing education classes at the main campus, 200 Community College Road, starting in August. Registration may be completed online at vgcc.edu/oex. For more information, call 252-738-3300. •Certified Production...

Vanilla Ice opens State Fair lineup

RALEIGH — The 2014 N.C. State Fair Dorton Arena lineup will feature performances by country, gospel, rock and contemporary Christian artists, along with a stand-up comedian. Shows start at 7:30 p.m., and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 at ncstatefair.or...
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O’Neals celebrate 50th

YOUNGSVILLE — Jack and Vicky O’Neal celebrated 50 years of marriage during an anniversary celebration with friends and family at Wake Union Baptist Church July 5. They have two sons, Mickey O’Neal and his wife, Ann, and Tony O’Neal and his wife, Doris; along with two...

Franklin SPCA news

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Shelter cleanup day takes place from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 351 T. Kemp Road, Louisburg. Volunteers should wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes. Donations of bleach, white vinegar, rubber gloves, scrub brushes, spray...

Fire Pit to host feline fundraiser

WAKE FOREST — A fundraiser benefiting Purr Partners Feline Rescue is scheduled July 22 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Fire Pit BBQ & Smokehouse, 950 Gateway Commons Circle. The Fire Pit will donate 10 percent of food sales that day to the nonprofit organization. Purr Partners...

Learn about storms, senses and scams at senior workshops

FRANKLINTON — The N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering free classes at the Franklinton Senior Center, 602 E. Mason St. To sign up for the classes listed, call 919-496-3344. •Emergency preparedness for the family — Learn how to prepare for weather emergencies, including knowing...

Independence Day closures

All Wake and Franklin municipal and county offices, including libraries, will be closed tomorrow, (Friday) in observance of Independence Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Garbage normally picked up Friday will be picked up Saturday....

Garden dedication July 10

LOUISBURG — After three years searching for the right location and a volunteer base, The United Way of Franklin County is set to dedicate its Feeding Franklin garden July 10. Located at the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, 285 T Kemp Road, the garden will help support Feeding...

Library offers storytimes

Bring little ones to the Wake Forest Com-munity Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., for storytime during the month of July. For more information, call 919-554-8498. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. •See Spot Read — July 18,...

GOP clubs host picnic July 12

WAKE COUNTY — Area Republican clubs are sponsoring a Red, White and BBQ picnic Saturday, July 12, at 6 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet elected officials, candidates and other Republicans at the event, which takes place at Cozart’s Farm, 3524 Mark’s Creek Road in...