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Incentive discussion on tap

White Street Brewing Co. considers production expansion. by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — Following closed session Monday, Franklin County commissioners scheduled public hearings regarding two business incentives, including one for a possible White Street Brewing Company...
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Fireworks fizzle

But thousands enjoy Independence Day music, parade, games. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — It didn’t rain on the July 4 children’s parade, but the downpour the day before snuffed out much of the fireworks show. “This is the worst fireworks I’ve ever been to!” exclaimed one unhappy...
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County officials assess damage to crops, fields after heavy rains

The dirt in the foreground of the photo at right is actually not a part of this Watkins Road cornfield — it is topsoil that has run off the field and filled the drainage ditch next to the road. In addition to severe erosion, the heavy rains have caused costly problems with crops...