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Soil & Water Conservation District recognizes winners

LOUISBURG — Forty-one Franklin County students in grades 3-9 were recognized, some receiving cash awards, at the Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District’s 18th Annual Awards presentation April 28 at Terrell Lane Middle School. The students submitted posters or essays,...
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Seniors lead charge on recognition night

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy soccer team rolled to a 9-0 victory over non-conference opponent Louisburg High School on Friday, closing out their 2014 regular season. It was also senior recognition night and two of the four honored...

Strong copyright law supports journalism, informed communities

By Caroline Little Every day, city hall reporters at local newspapers distill hours of city council meetings into cogent stories that inform readers about how their elected officials are spending their tax dollars. Sports reporters document the successes of the high school team....

Wakefield girls go double OT, advance in lacrosse playoffs

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WILMINGTON — A double overtime, a relentless defense and a winning goal by Wakefield’s Julie Anne Pretty gave the Wolverine women’s lacrosse team a playoff game it will never forget. Trailing 9-5 late in the second half, Wakefield, 17-2,...

Local teams qualify for state finals

APEX — The North Carolina track and field mideast regionals tournament was held this Saturday. Heritage, Wake Forest and Wakefield High Schools all participated with athletes in multiple events. Wakefield scored 95 total points to come in second in girls sports, and 32 in boys to...