Arts Council announces upcoming events

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council announces several upcoming workshops, exhibits and events in May and June. •May 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Speaking to the Woman Within, III: Let’s Get Real workshop at the Franklinton Public Library, 9 West Mason St. Facilitated by Jackie...

Wake revenue director tax collector of the year

RALEIGH — Wake County Revenue Director Marcus Kinrade was awarded the 2014 Tax Collector of the Year by the North Carolina Tax Collectors Association April 10. The award is given to an individual who demonstrates leadership and provides outstanding services of value to his or her...

Presidential letters surprise couple for their 60th anniversary

By Juliet McDonald WAKE FOREST — Imagine the surprise of going to the mailbox and finding a letter from Bill and Hillary Clinton wishing you a happy 60th anniversary. After all, a letter from a United States president was not commonplace for Horace and Patsy Macon, longtime Wake...

Outstanding performance recognized

By David Allen FRANKLINTON — The Board of Commissioners met Tuesday night. mayor Elic Senter was not present due to illness, and the meeting proceeded quickly. Two presentations were made during the meeting – the first a certificate of appreciation to Eagle Scout Zachary Stump...

Mad Hatters’ garden party May 10

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Garden Club hosts its annual Mad Hatters’ Garden Party Saturday, May 10, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main Street. The event includes the Mad Hatters’ Tea and Garden Seminars from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; an Art and Garden Market and a...

Rabies shot clinics offered

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Now is the time to get your pets vaccinated against rabies and save a bundle while you’re at it. Over the next few Saturdays, Franklin County Animal Services will offer $5 rabies vaccines at several locations. By law, all cats and dogs four months and older must...

Glider pilot seriously injured in crash

Deputies were dispatched to Reid Road, just a couple of miles south of Bunn, in reference to a reported plane crash Sunday afternoon, April 13. It turned out to be a glider, without an engine, that crashed on landing at a private field owned by Frank Swett. Fire and EMS crews...

Ground broken for fiber optics

RST using Wake Forest man to test network. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It starts with two men digging a hole. Wake Forest’s future fiber optic network, promising download and upload speeds 200 times faster than offered by local Internet companies now, is one step closer to...

Cox graduates combat training

WAKE FOREST — Army National Guard Spec. Drew M. Cox has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and...