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Patriots score big in conference win

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent DURHAM — Franklin Academy scored 23 runs and banged out 18 hits in their conference opener Friday at Voyager Academy. The Patriots improved to 3-4 overall and they are 1-0 in the North Central Athletic Conference. The 23-1 win came two days...
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Patriots ladies hold off Red Rams

By David Allen Staff Writer FRANKLINTON — Meeting for the first time this year, Franklin Academy and Franklinton High’s women’s soccer teams faced off Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Rams were coming off of a 9-0 win against school rival Louisburg High, while the Patriots hoped to...
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Patriot golfers finish first

By David Allen Staff Writer GRAHAM— Franklin Academy’s golf team captured a seven-team match Tuesday, firing a team total of 174. The win was the third consecutive one for the Patriots in the North Central Athletic Conference match played at Southwick Golf Course in Graham....
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Patriots netters go 1-1

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy men’s tennis team improved to 6-4 after splitting their last two matches against East Carteret High School and Southern Vance. This past Friday, despite competing without their top six players, the Patriots...
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Last second goal lifts Patriots

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WILSON — With 10 seconds left in regulation, junior Paige Roberson netted Franklin Academy’s game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over West Brunswick High School in Saturday’s Brittany Invitational Soccer Showcase in Wilson. The exciting...

Voting deadline is Friday for May 6 primary

RALEIGH — The deadline for registering to vote in the May 6 primary is tomorrow (Friday). New voters, voters who have moved more than 30 days prior and voters who need to update other information must complete an N.C. Voter Registration Application by April 11 or by voting at an...

A dead end for road dollars?

As state transportation officials take up the knotty issue of how to pay for roads in the future, they better first understand the political thicket in which state legislators have left them. Members of the state Board of Transportation (BOT) again this week discussed how North...

Rep. Fulghum thanked for preserving needed funds

To the editor:   Our public servants are often called on the carpet when citizens disagree with their actions, and are rarely thanked for the good they do. I’d like to thank public servants like Representative Jim Fulghum, M.D., for supporting juvenile-delinquency...

Be kind to your eonians

There are some beautiful words in the English language — like serendipity, lullaby, silver, butterfly, liltingly. There are also some really ugly words — like concrete, fracking, fungus, crankshaft and cod. Most words are neither beautiful nor ugly, but every now and then there...