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Family bluegrass fun returns

by Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — All people in these parts know there are three days during the summer everyone can count on some down-home picking and grinning. PreddyFest, a premier bluegrass event takes place Aug. 1-3 at the family farm owned by Franklinton resident, Rodney...

Exciting visit from my son

My son Greg, who lives in Wilmington, called Monday asking if he could sleep on our couch Saturday night and I told him of course it was available. It had been several months since he paid us a visit and his coming was the catalyst we needed to straighten and clean-up our home —...
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Cast chosen for Harvey

Tickets go on sale in August by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Eleven actors have been chosen for the cast of Harvey, Forest Moon Theater’s fall comedy about a man and his imaginary friend. They are Meredith Feldman as Myrtle Mae Simmons; Heather Dahlberg as Veta Louise Simmons; Mark...

Madge Y. Johnson, 99

Madge Yarborough Johnson, 99, of Youngsville passed away peacefully Sunday, July 21, 2013, surrounded by her family at Hillside Nursing Center. She was a member of Harris Chapel Baptist Church. Prior to retirement, she was employed by the Franklin County Public School System at...