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Old school games on the go

Sometimes when I look at portable video games like the PlayStation Vita and the Nintendo DS series, I can’t help but reminisce about the original handheld systems back in the ‘90’s. My first handheld game console was the Nintendo Game Boy, which was a Christmas present from my...

Absentee ballots overcome problems

To the editor: Wake County citizens recently met to express opinions on placement of early voting sites for the General Election this fall.  Wake County Board of Election Chairman David Robinson made it clear to all attendees that prior Board decisions regarding the number of...

Garden dedication July 10

LOUISBURG — After three years searching for the right location and a volunteer base, The United Way of Franklin County is set to dedicate its Feeding Franklin garden July 10. Located at the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, 285 T Kemp Road, the garden will help support Feeding...

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Friday, July 4, should be about more than cookouts and fireworks. The historic date marks a turning point in world history and set our nation on a path toward freedom and individual rights, which we’re still fighting for today. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress,...

Library offers storytimes

Bring little ones to the Wake Forest Com-munity Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., for storytime during the month of July. For more information, call 919-554-8498. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. •See Spot Read — July 18,...

GOP clubs host picnic July 12

WAKE COUNTY — Area Republican clubs are sponsoring a Red, White and BBQ picnic Saturday, July 12, at 6 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet elected officials, candidates and other Republicans at the event, which takes place at Cozart’s Farm, 3524 Mark’s Creek Road in...

Heritage student serves as page

RALEIGH — Heritage High School student Megan Elizabeth Matula served as a page during the recent session of the North Carolina Senate. Megan was sponsored by Senator Jim Davis and was appointed by the Senate president pro tempore, Phil Berger.  She is the daughter of John and...

Swim Across America at Granite Falls

ROLESVILLE — Champion swimmers will take part in a fundraiser for cancer research July 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club. Attending the Swim Across America event are 2008 Olympic silver-medalist Elaine Breeden, 2012 gold-medalist Charlie Houchin...

Host an exchange student

WAKE FOREST — Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families for the 2014-15 school year.  Host families serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active...