Wake Forest has pride planted

America in Bloom to judge town for national awards by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — From the daffodils planted by the Wake Forest Garden Club to the landscaped Heritage neighborhood and the town’s Arbor Day celebrations, judges will be considering it all. Monday and Tuesday, two...

Prepare for hurricane season

RALEIGH — The Atlantic hurricane season began June 1, and Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin reminds all North Carolinians to prepare for severe weather by visiting The website includes tips for before and after a storm, descriptions of insurance coverages,...

Eight arrested in teen shooting — On Patrol, June 6, 2013

by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — A 16-year-old was shot in the neck during a drive-by shooting off Claymont Road Saturday morning. Eight people have been arrested in the incident. According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Capt. E.H. Smith, the bullet hit the teen’s neck and came...

Taking a plunge for charity

LOUISBURG — County Commissioner Don Lancaster was dunked for charity during a Union Bank customer appreciation day in Louisburg Friday. The event raised $451.79 for Miracle League of Franklin County. Customers also were able to eat hot dogs and play games. (photo by Carrie C. Causey)

Signups continue for Rex Open volunteers

Tournament organizers put out all-call for more than 500 volunteers WAKEFIELD — Area residents who want to get a whole lot closer to PGA golf have that opportunity June 16-23 when the Rex Hospital Open comes to TPC Wakefield Plantation. Rex Healthcare is looking for more than 500...