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Meet the cast of Helium  

By David Leone I met with the cast members for Forest Moon Theater Company’s newest play, Helium, which opens this weekend at the Renaissance Centre in downtown Wake Forest. Though the interviews were arranged, somebody forgot to tell the cast about it, so it caught them off...

Town sued over rezoning

McCoy family upset over loss of habitat. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A resident who objected to a new development just beyond his property line has taken his objections to court. Frank McCoy and his wife, Olga Ferrante-McCoy, residents of 7225 Winding Way outside town limits in...

Residents split on water utility sale

By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — Currently paying the highest water rates in the state, about 100 Franklinton residents attended the town board meeting Tuesday night to voice their opinions on the town potentially selling the municipal water and sewer utility to the county. Last...

Town wins $500k lawsuit

Commissioners agree to settlement that would pay for leaks built into town hall. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — In 2010, a celebration with dancers, music and a dignitary-studded ribbon-cutting was held for the completion of the new four-story, domed, brick and glass town hall. But...

Vision unleashed: Heritage Game Art and Design

By Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Visionary, that is the perfect word to describe Heritage High School’s Game Art and Design (GAAD) Academy. The brain child of Leonard Bullock, under the direction of Assistant Principle Phelan Perry, the academy’s mission is to provide students with...

Former WFRHS student murdered

RALEIGH — Wake Forest-Rolesville Alumni felt the loss of Casty St. Louis, 20, a former football running back standout for the school, who was shot and killed shortly before 7 Friday night. Raleigh Police say St. Louis was found when officers responded to a report of a shooting in...

Veteran Red Rams coach dies

LOUISBURG — Franklin County lost a longtime and beloved coach Sept. 12 with the death of Trent Sanders. Officials said he apparently died in his sleep overnight. “Coach Sanders, as many knew him, … began his career with FCS at Bunn High School, serving as Rec. Asst. and working...

Traffic lights a-comin’

First up is Rogers-Marshall Farm intersection. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — “There will be some happy people here.” That was Commissioner Anne Hines Reeve’s comment following the town board’s approval of a plan to put a traffic signal at Rogers Road and Marshall Farm Road....

Firefighter killed answering call

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — The Justice Rural Volunteer Department is mourning the loss of one of its members who was killed while responding to a fire alarm call in Louisburg’s Lake Royale community around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday...