Presidential letters surprise couple for their 60th anniversary

By Juliet McDonald WAKE FOREST — Imagine the surprise of going to the mailbox and finding a letter from Bill and Hillary Clinton wishing you a happy 60th anniversary. After all, a letter from a United States president was not commonplace for Horace and Patsy Macon, longtime Wake...

Mad Hatters’ garden party May 10

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Garden Club hosts its annual Mad Hatters’ Garden Party Saturday, May 10, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main Street. The event includes the Mad Hatters’ Tea and Garden Seminars from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; an Art and Garden Market and a...

Outstanding performance recognized

By David Allen FRANKLINTON — The Board of Commissioners met Tuesday night. mayor Elic Senter was not present due to illness, and the meeting proceeded quickly. Two presentations were made during the meeting – the first a certificate of appreciation to Eagle Scout Zachary Stump...

Rabies shot clinics offered

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Now is the time to get your pets vaccinated against rabies and save a bundle while you’re at it. Over the next few Saturdays, Franklin County Animal Services will offer $5 rabies vaccines at several locations. By law, all cats and dogs four months and older must...

Ground broken for fiber optics

RST using Wake Forest man to test network. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It starts with two men digging a hole. Wake Forest’s future fiber optic network, promising download and upload speeds 200 times faster than offered by local Internet companies now, is one step closer to...