Louisburg approves 3-percent solid waste collection fee increase

by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Residents will have a 3-percent increase in solid waste collection rates, effective July 31. The increase amounts to 70 cents per household per month, Town Administrator Mark Warren told the town council Monday night. The council accepted the increase as...
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Budding talent

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s Sunflower Studio art students painted flowers on the sidewalk in front of the Jones Street gallery last week. Some painted over previous incarnations that had since worn off; others added their own floral touches.
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Former Wake Weekly writer, editor guilty of child porn charges

GREENSBORO — Former sports writer and editor for The Wake Weekly, Eric Blaine Lusk, has pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography and one count of production of obscenity, according to Ripley Rand, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina. Lusk...
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Franklinton board recognizes educators

by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — Teachers were the honorees Tuesday night at the town board meeting. Following a moment of silence and respect for the teachers, students and other residents impacted by the Oklahoma tornadoes earlier this week, Mayor Elic Senter wanted to...

School’s out, movies are in — Free summer movies return to local theater

WAKEFIELD — For parents looking for some free fun for kids this summer, the Marquee Cinemas at Wakefield is helping out with a return of their free Summer Movie Series. Beginning the last week in June and continuing for eight weeks, each Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.,...