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Weather batters Franklin homes June 13

Above: Workers from Quality Tree Service and MidAtlantic Infrastructure work to remove a fallen tree from Jodie Pearce’s house on Edward Best Road. (Photos by Jay Lamm) Toppled trees, power outages caused by gusting winds from thunderstorms by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Last week’s...
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Walmart drops Rolesville Express

Retail giant ends contract without comment by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — After nine months of speculation and wrangling over special-use permit restrictions, Walmart decided not to purchase the 3.36 acres of land it had under contract at the corner of Rogers Road and Grand Rock...

7-on-7 football championship comes to Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST — A statewide event, the North Carolina 7-on-7 State Championship takes place July 20 at Wake Forest High, Wake Forest Middle and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, with the final championship game held at Trentini Stadium at Wake Forest High. Teams from...
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Builder fined $15K for felled tree

Above: Orange fencing around this tree didn’t stop it from being cut down, resulting in a major fine. Cedar, protection fencing bulldozed in Meadows subdivision by David Leone WAKE FOREST — An old-growth cedar tree flagged for protection was instead felled to make way for...
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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...