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Legendary boxer remembered

by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — Cutchin’s Funeral President Joseph Cutchins Jr. remembers hearing the tale of how his family’s company was called to take famed boxer Jack Johnson to the hospital after a car wreck on U.S. 1A in 1946. He was dead on arrival. Monday, 67 years...
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Police request public’s assistance

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the subject shown in the surveillance camera image above. The individual is wanted for questioning in connection with an unauthorized credit card transaction that occurred May 16 at the...
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Carpet rolled out for judges

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A very warm welcome greeted judges in Wake Forest  for the America in Bloom competition Monday. Over the course of two days, local leaders showed off all of the green things the town has to offer. Wake Forest will find out in the fall if it won any...
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Man shot in robbery — On Patrol, week of June 13, 2013

by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — Police swarmed a home on Mount Olivet Church Road Monday a little after 4 p.m. after a man reported being robbed and shot in the shoulder. According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Captain E.H. Smith, the victim was at the grocery store and when he...

Bell change rejected

School Board leaves middle school schedule as-is by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — A proposed change in middle school bell times has been silenced. The Franklin County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to reject potential changes to middle school hours. The proposal, would...