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Plant the seed for fruitful debate

I’m told that while there is no firmly established gift tradition for a 28th anniversary, the modern practice is to signify the event with an orchid. Well, this month marks the 28th anniversary of the birth of my syndicated column on North Carolina politics and public policy. It...
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Charges brought in death of infant

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Three weeks after discovering the body of a dead 8.5-pound newborn baby girl buried in the yard of a Fox Ridge Farms home, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest. Ashley Marie Reed, 16, 114 Southcreek Drive, was arrested Tuesday...
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Cast chosen for Helium theater production

Forest Moon Theater Company to present comedy/drama in September. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater Company has selected the cast for its next play, Helium, which will be presented at the town’s new Renaissance Centre Sept. 19-27. The cast consists of Lisa Binon as...

Free health clinic at Richland Creek Church

WAKE FOREST — As a part of its outreach mission, Live, Love, Serve, Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, will host a community health clinic Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m each day. The services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis...
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‘Can’t wait for Chirba, Chirba!’

Wake Forest’s first food truck rodeo is Sunday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There is nothing quite so enticing to modern man (and woman!) as the thought of filling up one’s stomach with delicious food. So area residents are pleased to hear about a food truck rodeo coming to...
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Hey, check this out!

Sebastian Kavanaugh directs Rachel Mahoney to look at a large, pointy caterpillar (on the leaf) during a Wake County Extension Master Gardeners Green Thumb Camp at Flaherty Park Community Center Monday. The youths were learning about butterflies and moths, in all stages of...

Details slim in police raid

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Law enforcement officials have provided few details about Friday’s daytime raid of an East End home that involved 20-plus officers in riot gear with assault-style rifles. Witnesses stated they saw a SWAT team jump out of an unmarked van yelling “Go!...
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Wake Forest police officer retires

Wake Forest Police Officer Teresa Gurley recently retired after a little more than 10 years on the town’s force. She is shown here being presented her badge and gun by Police Chief Jeff Leonard. Gurley spent four years as a school resource officer at Wake Forest (-Rolesville)...
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Sponsors sought for Purple Heart dinner

WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are available — and sponsors are still needed — for the sixth annual Purple Heart dinner honoring more than 40 Purple Heart recipients. Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner takes place Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Wake...