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The thrill of victory

WW photos by David Allen and Marty Simpkins At right, Franklinton High School’s soccer team celebrates a tie-breaking goal before going on to defeat Durham High School of the Arts 5-2. The Red Rams are now conference champs and have clinched a playoff berth. Below, Ellie Lupton...

A cut-through for Capcom

Road connections heralded by town board. By David Leone Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — “Yeah!” This was Jimmy Allen’s immediate reaction to hearing the news that the town of Wake Forest and N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) have agreed to connect the back end of Capcom...

Youngsville soccer fields destroyed, kids lose practice area

By Clellie Allen Editor YOUNGSVILLE — The Franklin-Wake Soccer Club, and its parent club, YAKS (Youngsville Area Kids Soccer), has had trouble in the past with people driving on their practice fields, necessitating expensive repairs. But the damage done Oct. 13 and 15 has made...

Cooking with Grace

HMS student needs votes for national contest. By David Leone Associate Editor WAKE FOREST — Grace Boudah, a multitalented sixth-grader at Heritage Middle, could win her school a lot of money if she wins an online cooking contest requiring community voting. The youth has a video...

Spooky fun abounds this week

WAKE FOREST — The annual Halloween Spooktacular sponsored by the parks and recreation department takes place tonight, Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. The free event is geared toward families with children ages 12 and younger....

Cougars roll over dawgs

Wake Forest 33 Heritage 7 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest High School’s football team remains undefeated after playing at Heritage Friday night. The two teams were vying for first place in the Cap 8 conference, which the Cougars came away with after the game finished...

Man demands ride from deputies; patrol car rammed in escape attempt

On Patrol by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — A 30-year-old received a civics lesson Monday, courtesy of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. He also received a trip to the Franklin County jail and a $2,000 bond. Napolean Lee Thomas called 911 shortly after 7 p.m. to request...

Sewer line improvements to start Nov. 3

WAKE FOREST — The city of Raleigh and Park Construction Corp. of North Carolina are slated to begin construction on the Smith Creek Interceptor Improvement Project (SCIIP) Nov. 3. Located entirely within the town of Wake Forest service area, the SCIIP will install a new 30-inch...

State fair traffic alert for weekend

RALEIGH — Due to expected high traffic volume in and around the State Fairgrounds this coming weekend, the State Highway Patrol will be closing the eastbound and westbound exit ramps leading from Wade Avenue onto Blue Ridge Road Friday through Sunday. Friday’s ramp closures are...