Saturday run honors firefighter

YOUNGSVILLE — The First Out Phantom Run takes place Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at the Youngsville Fire Department Station 1, 803 Wheaton Ave. The 5K memorial run honors Assistant Chief Jeff Fields, who died last Christmas. All proceeds will go toward the Fire Scholarship fund...

U.S. 401 back on projects list

Governor’s rural roads initiative needs a source of funding. By David Leone FRANKLIN COUNTY — Last week Gov. Pat McCrory announced a possibility of up to $1 billion in rural road projects for which funding might be obtained. On that list was widening to four lanes U.S. 401 to...

RED Gallery hosts exhibit closing

ROLESVILLE — The curtain will fall on an exhibit at RED Gallery Saturday night. A closing party will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. for acylic painter Judy Stines, whose exhibit features nature-themed works in the gallery at 101 N. Main St. Refreshments will be served and art will be...

Community says goodbye to firefighter

Justice Volunteer Firefighter John Derek Gupton was remembered Sunday at Duke Memorial Baptist Church before being buried in the church cemetery. Gupton, 24, died Sept. 16 when the water in the tanker he was driving, while answering a fire call near Lake Royale, shifted on a...

Business Briefs – Sept. 25, 2014

Free coffee until Monday In a gesture of appreciation, McDonald’s restaurants are offering customers a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours now through Monday. The free coffee may be ordered inside or at the drive-thru, and no other purchase is necessary. Wake Forest...