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Alcohol and mints land man in jail — On Patrol, week of Aug. 15

by Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — A man arrested for driving while impaired and having his license revoked topped it off by managing to steal breath mints while in the middle of a traffic stop. Manuel Cortes Rodriguez, 27, 166 Rustic Ridge Road, was driving 10 miles per hour...
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Openings add chicken, sweets to area menu

Richland Creek Plaza brings Zaxby’s, Dunkin’ Donuts to town By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The opening of Richland Creek Plaza this week puts chicken and waffles together, though not in the same building. Zaxby’s chicken and its next-door-neighbor, a Rose Mart gas station and...
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Rams ready to charge

Franklinton high school hosts jamboree to prepare for new season by Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Red Rams hosted a jamboree Saturday which included six traditionally strong football teams. Northern Nash High, North Pitt High, Burlington Cummings High, Princeton...
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Fans get taste of upcoming football season

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — The 8th annual Mellow Mushroom Pigskin Classic, signals the arrival of high school football season much like the referee’s whistle signals the first kick-off. Varsity teams from  Cardinal Gibbons, Panther Creek, Knightdale, Middle Creek and Enloe were...
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Wake County Basketball Association shines in Florida

WAKE FOREST — The Wake County Basketball Association’s 10th and 11th grade Blue teams traveled to Orlando, Fla. to compete in the AAU D1 national basketball championships July 22-29. Both teams returned with overall 6-3 winning tournament records. The WCBA 10th grade Blue reached...