Not all insects should bug you

By William Lord N.C. Cooperative Extension LOUISBURG — One of the lesser-known benefits of many insects is that of pest control. Lady beetles, praying mantises, wasps and spiders all play a role in controlling the voracious appetites of other bugs like aphids. The larvae of lady...
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United Way breakfast huge success

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) held their community breakfast March 27 at Louisburg College. More than 350 individuals and businesses were recognized for their contributions, including Johnny Hight, who was honored with the Wayne Stallings volunteer of the...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – April 10, 2014

Arrests •Marilyn Mashelle West, 45, 110 Bunker Lane, Louisburg, was arrested at Trinity Church Road and Moulton Way, Louisburg and charged with driving while impaired and another traffic offense after her blood alcohol level tested to be .39. The legal limit is .08. Deputy C....

Franklinton police reports – April 10, 2014

Arrests •Ralph Daniel Derrick, 32, 7 Ramey Circle, was charged with assault, inflicting serious bodily injury after he allegedly had an altercation that left the victim with a hematoma to the head and bruising around the lower back. He was taken to jail and held on a $5,000 bond...

Rolesville police reports – April 10, 2014

Arrests •Rosa Carmina Cruz-Ramirez, 20, 701 E. Club Blvd., Durham was arrested at 209 W. Young St. on a misdemeanor failure to appear warrant.  She was also charged with shoplifting and concealment of goods. McKimmey. March 9, 4:01 p.m. •Ortega Darryl Smith, 54, 5401 Stuarts...

Wake crime – April 10, 2014

Reported March 29-April 2. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Larceny was reported at Durant Road Middle School, Raleigh, in Falls. April 3, 7 p.m. •Weapons violations were reported on the 10900 block of Magic Hollow Court, Raleigh, in Falls....
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Former clerk investigated

Franklin DA confirms irregularities; Hunter denies all knowledge. By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Allegations came to light this week that former Franklin County Clerk of Court Alice Faye Hunter, who abruptly resigned her position last year, did so after the State Bureau of...
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Egg-citing!

Youngsters dash out to grab Easter eggs during Wake Forest’s egg hunt Saturday at Joyner Park. Most of the eggs were filled with treats, but golden eggs could be traded for prizes. For more area egg hunt events, see the calendar of events, or Photos at wakeweekly.com.
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High-speed fiber optics in the works

Wake Forest poised to become North Carolina’s first one-gigabyte town. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — During their annual retreat two months ago, town commissioners said they’d like to entice companies to build a high-speed fiber optic Internet network here. Their dream may be...