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Renewing the debate on renewables

One of the more bitter fights that occurred in the North Carolina General Assembly last year involved whether lawmakers should repeal a 2007 requirement that electricity suppliers get a portion of their power from renewable sources of energy. North Carolina is one of 27 states...
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Patriots send four to regionals

Correspondent RALEIGH — The Franklin Academy tennis team will send a school record four players to the 1A East Regional Individual Tournament, which will be played in Greenville May 2-3. Jonathan Venable, Patrick Duffy, Cyrus Richardson and Sam Blevins qualified for the regional...

Robert W. Allen Jr., 59

Robert W. “Bobby” Allen, Jr., 59, of Wake Forest, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born in Wake County and was a 1973 graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School. Bobby was a lifelong member of Wake Forest United Methodist Church and was a longtime employee of The Wake...

Shirley Liles Hood, 76

Shirley Liles Hood, 76, of Zebulon, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at WakeMed. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Robert Liles and Nettie Jane Pearce Liles, and was retired from ITT Telecommunications after many years of service. Mrs. Hood is survived by...

Leroy Tisdale, 51

Leroy Tisdale, 51, of Louisburg, died Sunday, April 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Mary Tisdale, of Henderson; daughters, Alicia Baker, of Youngsville; Gwendolyn Tisdale, of Wake Forest; and Sharon Tisdale, of Louisburg; sisters, Shirley Alston and Diane Edgerton, both of...

Travis A. Torry, 20

Travis Andrew Torry, 20, of Wake Forest, died Monday, April 14, 2014. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Travis lived in Wake Forest since 2007 and was a 2011 graduate of Wakefield High School. Travis worked at Over The Falls Deli and Falls River Music. Music was Travis’...
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Carolyn M. Lewis, 80

Carolyn Lynam Mitchell Memory Lewis, 80, of Nags Head, N.C., formerly of Wake Forest, died Monday, April 21, 2014, after a long illness. She was born in Wake Forest and graduated from Wake Forest High School. She was employed by N.C. Department of Revenue, and was property...

Jeffrey A. “Jeff” Mason, 55

Jeffrey Alan “Jeff” Mason, 55, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at WakeMed. Jeff was born in Alamance County, the son of the late Joseph Iver Mason and Gladys Louise Murray Mason. He was a locksmith with Marshall’s Locksmith for more than 30 years. Funeral services...