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He’s reeling ‘em in

LOUISBURG — Stan Hahnel of One Man’s Treasure recently decided to have a little fun outside of his downtown business. Tying a dollar bill to his fishing line, Hahnel lured shoppers in and put a smile on others passing by. Operated by Stan and his wife, LeaAnne, One Man’s Treasure...

Mud run focuses on family participation

YOUNGSVILLE — The  Big Muddy Challenge, an obstacle course mud run designed specifically for parents and their children, will be held  Saturday, Sept. 7 at Hill Ridge Farms in Youngsville. Children ages 6 to 12 along with a parent or guardian will “race” through a muddy, age...
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Stitching bonds for vets

by Jonathan McNamara WAKE FOREST — Area veterans can rest assured there are people who think of their well-being after they return home from battle. Since 2011, Martha Killian of Wake Forest has lead the Ladies of Valor chapter, a nonprofit organization hand stitching quilts for...
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Wake Forest church on a local mission

Collecting food and serving free pizza by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Richland Creek Community Church has as one of its mottos, “Live, Love, Serve” and this week, they are putting their money, time and efforts where their mouths are. After serving hundreds at a two-day, free...
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A dark day for dogs

Groups raise awareness of need for canine fostering. By David Leone WAKEFIELD — It seemed a happy scene: dogs of all shapes and sizes, padding around tents, under tables and sometimes on top of them, splashing in kiddy-sized pools of water. And it was pleasant, but with a sad...