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Library looking for new Friends

Wake Forest Library support organization needs board officers by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Budgets for Wake County libraries have been increasing, but the local branch still needs the extra support every now and again for programs and materials. That’s where the Friends come...

SPCA receives grant, seeks volunteers

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The SPCA recently received a $10,000 grant from the Best Friends No More Homeless Pets grant program. The organization will use the grant to spay/neuter pets owned by Franklin County residents who live in mobile home parks. To schedule an appointment, call...
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First swallow-tailed kite nest found in N.C.

RIEGELWOOD — Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission discovered the first swallow-tailed kite nest in North Carolina May 7 while conducting aerial surveys in Bladen County. They located the nest in the top of a bald cypress along the Cape Fear River, north of Lock...

Gas prices on the rise

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com....

Police and Sheriff reports — week of June 20, 2013

Franklinton Police reports •Franklinton Police had no incidents or arrests to report between June 10-18.   Rolesville Police reports Rolesville Arrests •Amy Martin Briggs, 35, 1280 Old Bunn Road, Zebulon, was charged with driving while impaired and driving 55 miles per hour...