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Ready for Round 2

Wake Forest and Wakefield advance to the second round of the football state playoffs. The Cougars will host Pinecrest and the Wolverines will play at Garner this Friday night. Both games start at 7:30 p.m.

Franklinton to sell water, sewer

by Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — Commissioners received loud applause Tuesday night when they voted 4-1 to sell the town’s water and sewer utility to the county for $3.2 million. The dissenting vote came from Mayor Pro-tempore John Allers, who said he wished the board had been able...

Wake Forest loses lawsuit

Siena Drive townhomes back on the table. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A developer of a proposed townhomes site has prevailed in his lawsuit against the town. A judge has ruled that Wake Forest commissioners’ August 2013 vote against the 99-unit Siena Drive townhouse development...

Rolesville continues land buy downtown

by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners voted unanimously to approve a purchase contract between the town and Charles Spencer “Spence” Jones for three pieces of property totaling 0.69 acres near the intersection of Louisburg Road (U.S. 401) and West Young Street. The...

United Way launches 211 service in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Where can I find child care? What adult day care is available for my mother or father? How do I access affordable health care? The questions are difficult enough. Knowing you may spend hours navigating different voice-mail systems before you may find an answer...

Multiple chances to catch The Nutcracker

ROLESVILLE — Nutcracker fans have several opportunities to enjoy the holiday musical classic nearby in December. City Ballet presents the tale Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at Rolesville High School. Friday’s performance takes place at 7 p.m., and Saturday’s performances...

Youngsville Old Time Christmas Dec. 6

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville’s Old Time Christmas gets underway Saturday, Dec. 6, with a pancake breakfast at the EMS building, 215 N.W. Railroad St., followed by the town’s parade at 10 a.m. The popular gingerbread house contest will take place at the National Guard Armory, 116 S....

Louisburg College hosts Thanksgiving meal

LOUISBURG — A Blessing Inc. and Louisburg College will host a free turkey dinner with all the trimmings from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 27. The community is invited to share in the meal in the college cafeteria. A canned food drive is taking place at...