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Hike, historic tour June 7

LOUISBURG — Put on some hiking garb and pack a picnic. The Tar River Land Conservancy is sponsoring a tour of the Cascine Plantation and a hike along Cedar Creek to the old grist mill June 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. Hikers start out at Bennette Perry Road and U.S. 401 and will learn...

Summer fun at 4-H

LOUISBURG — Franklin County 4-H hosts an open house tonight (Thursday) from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Cooperative Extension Annex at 103 S. Bicket Blvd. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about and sign up for any of the 22 new programs offered over the summer months, including...
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Currin graduates with honors

ROLESVILLE — Andrew Currin, son of Rolesville Commissioner Ronnie and Beth Currin, was awarded the Clinical Research Award of Excellence in the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research Program at Campbell University. Currin graduated cum laude from the College of Pharmacy and...
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Chappells celebrate 50th

WAKE FOREST — Doug and Connie Chappell, of Wake Forest, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with a trip to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. The couple has two daughters, Leah Allen, of Warrington, England, and Shelley Maye,...

Time to clear those bookshelves

YOUNGSVILLE — It’s the ultimate recycling program. Donate the books you’ve read, then buy some more, all to benefit the Youngsville Library. Book donations for the Friends of the Youngsville Library sale will be accepted until the sale day, June 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and may be...
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Cougar captain heads to Barton College

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High celebrated the signing of Tatyana Jackson to Barton College, a Division II, private, liberal arts college in Wilson, on April 23. Jackson has a 3.5 GPA and will be studying business. Jackson was the team captain for the...

Novant’s Franklin Medical Center 2013 Small Business of Year

LOUISBURG — Novant Health Franklin Medical Center was named one of the 2013 Small Businesses of the Year at the annual Small Business Luncheon hosted by the Franklin County, Granville County, Vance County and Warren County chambers of commerce.  Franklin Medical Center was chosen...

USDA warns of food price increase

Ongoing drought conditions in California, midwest to blame. By Clellie Allen Editor WASHINGTON — As the drought conditions in California remain dire with the driest year on record for the state, the Department of Agriculture has warned the price of beef, among other commodities,...