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Charlie Taylor Wall, 83

Charlie Taylor Wall, 83, of Raleigh, passed away peacefully at his home and went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 8, 2014, after battling complications from an acute stroke. Charlie was born in Wake County, May 18, 1930, the son of the late Minnie Pearson Wall and Early Gay...

Henry Elmo Ross Jr., 72

Henry Elmo Ross, Jr., 72, of Raleigh, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at WakeMed. He was born in Granville County, the son of the late Bertha Lee Crow Ross and Henry Elmo Ross Sr., and was a retired auto parts delivery driver. Mr. Ross is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Ross;...
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George Hiram Fuller Sr., 80

George Hiram Fuller Sr., 80, of Raleigh (formerly of Wake Forest), died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, of lung cancer. He was born Friday, April 13, 1934, the 13th child of I.B. and Ruby Fuller, in Donaldson, Ark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jay Fuller, and all of his siblings....
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Elizabeth McLamb Rich, 71

Elizabeth “Liz” McLamb Rich, 71, died April 14, 2014, in The Dalles, Ore. She was born March 11, 1943, in Raleigh, to the late John Oscar Rich and Loreen McLamb Rich Osborne. After graduating from Wake Forest High School, she attended Wake Forest College, where she received a...
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Clerk’s race settled

Only one runoff set so far for local races. By Clellie Allen Although provisional ballots will not be counted until Friday, Patricia Burnette Chastain, Franklin County’s Clerk of Superior Court, has won the primary election in one of the most hotly contested local primary races....
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Phantoms gather

Alumni from Youngsville High School, which closed its doors in 1978, kicked off their reunion with a basketball game Friday night. Phantoms participating in the hoops action included Johnny Conyers, Tony Bailey, Ralph Brown, Al Deporter (Referee), Charles Keith, E.J. Wilder, Mike...
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Picturing Joyner Park

Plan to put ballfields, community center in park upsets some. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town’s Parks and Recreation Department is holding Picture Joyner Park meetings this month so people can weigh-in on what they want to see added there. Suggested options include...

Franklin County commissioners mull Novozymes expansion

At the close of Monday’s Franklin County commissioners’ meeting, Ronnie Goswick, the county’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) director, created positive excitement when he asked for two public hearings for economic incentives at the May 19 commissioners’ meeting. At the...
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Strawberry festival returns

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Farmers’ Market holds its annual Strawberry Festival and recipe competition Friday at the Shannon Village Shopping Center. Recipe entries are due at 10:30 a.m., and judging begins at 10:45. Entrants of all ages can pick up entry...