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Wakefield bank robber quickly nabbed

PNC branch robbed by man threatening he had a bomb by David Leone WAKEFIELD — A Raleigh man is in jail after he allegedly robbed a PNC bank and stole a minivan out of the parking lot Monday while threatening he had a bomb. Law enforcement officers quickly caught up to the...
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Louisburg working to improve downtown

Committee to revise recommendations for ‘friendlier’ town by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Looking to improve the town’s image, the town council is working to refine ideas on how to improve downtown. Last month, Mayor Karl Pernell established a committee of three, including...
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Tornado surprises Wake Forest, Franklin County

Above: Wake Forest resident Mike Reget captured this photo of the rotating wall cloud as it moved over Wake Forest. Reget was near the intersection of Rogers and Heritage Lake roads, Tuesday, when the system passed. by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — While rain and even thunderstorms...
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Proposed adventure facility in Youngsville gets zip

Ropes course, zip-line business denied by county by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — The Franklin County commissioners meeting Monday became the scene of a courtroom, complete with objections and requests to “approach the bench.” On trial: A proposed “adventure park” with a zip...

Troop needs new sponsor

Seminary not to renew Scout charter by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — An area Boy Scout troop will have to look for a new home by Jan. 1 after it was told its sponsoring organization will not be able to renew its charter. Last week, members of the national Southern Baptist...