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William Hawkins Howard Jr., 81

William Hawkins Howard Jr., 81, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, July 5, 2014. He was born in Charlotte, the son of the late Martha Pearl Ware and the late William Hawkins Howard Sr. of Melbourne, Fla. After graduating from Franklin County High School in Winchester, Tenn.; serving...

James Albert Jackson Jr., 61

James Albert “J.A.” Jackson, Jr., 61, of Youngsville, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at WakeMed as a result of complications from a stroke and declining health. He was born Nov. 26, 1952. J.A. was friendly, and he was known for telling funny stories and making everybody laugh....
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O’Neals celebrate 50th

YOUNGSVILLE — Jack and Vicky O’Neal celebrated 50 years of marriage during an anniversary celebration with friends and family at Wake Union Baptist Church July 5. They have two sons, Mickey O’Neal and his wife, Ann, and Tony O’Neal and his wife, Doris; along with two...

Franklin SPCA news

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Shelter cleanup day takes place from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 351 T. Kemp Road, Louisburg. Volunteers should wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes. Donations of bleach, white vinegar, rubber gloves, scrub brushes, spray...

Portion of greenway closed July 16

WAKE FOREST — A section of the Smith Creek Greenway, from Burlington Mills Road to the Neuse River Connector, will be closed for routine maintenance Wednesday, July 16, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The temporary closure will allow crews to mow two-foot wide shoulders along both sides...

Fire Pit to host feline fundraiser

WAKE FOREST — A fundraiser benefiting Purr Partners Feline Rescue is scheduled July 22 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Fire Pit BBQ & Smokehouse, 950 Gateway Commons Circle. The Fire Pit will donate 10 percent of food sales that day to the nonprofit organization. Purr Partners...

Learn about storms, senses and scams at senior workshops

FRANKLINTON — The N.C. Cooperative Extension is offering free classes at the Franklinton Senior Center, 602 E. Mason St. To sign up for the classes listed, call 919-496-3344. •Emergency preparedness for the family — Learn how to prepare for weather emergencies, including knowing...

FHS announces class reunion

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School class of 1984 is hosting a reunion for FHS 1980-89 graduates Sept. 26 and 27 at the North Raleigh Hilton. For more information, call Snowdean Jones Cannady at 919-818-0075 or e-mail snow@warrenshacklaw.com; or call Tony Harris at 919-291-4204...

Landscaping contract scrapped

By David Allen LOUISBURG — county commissioners decided to reject the only two bids for the landscaping services contract agreement for the county as they weren’t satisfied the lowest bidder could actually meet all the requirements for the job. The bid opening for the contract...