Google is a great help, mostly

by Jean McCamy Sometimes, we have discussions at our house that go something like this: “Oops. One of my shirts is missing a button.” “Oh, maybe you’re like the guy in Smilin’ Jack.” “Yeah, the one the chicken followed around eating the buttons that popped off his shirt. Guess I...

Stimulus story reveals much

by John Hood In the homestretch of the Senate race between incumbent Kay Hagan and challenger Thom Tillis, the disclosure that Hagan’s family profited from the 2009 stimulus package she voted for has drawn a great deal of attention. Well, let me clarify that statement. It has...

What will you make in space?

While I’ve written about them in the past, building games are not my forte. They are, however, a friend of mine’s obsession of sorts. So I wasn’t surprised when he invited me to play another construction sandbox game. It’s called Space Engineers, and it’s...

Miracle League fall festival Saturday

LOUISBURG — The Miracle League of Franklin County will host their annual Fall Festival for children and adults with special needs, Saturday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Louisburg High School. Donations of cupcakes and cakes are being sought for the festival, as well as goody-bag...

Get your tickets for historic home tour

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Woman’s Club will present their biennial Christmas Historic Home Tour Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 7 p.m. Offered only in even-numbered years, the self-guided tour features a number of Wake Forest...