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Elizabeth McLamb Rich, 71

Elizabeth “Liz” McLamb Rich, 71, died April 14, 2014, in The Dalles, Ore. She was born March 11, 1943, in Raleigh, to the late John Oscar Rich and Loreen McLamb Rich Osborne. After graduating from Wake Forest High School, she attended Wake Forest College, where she received a...
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Clerk’s race settled

Only one runoff set so far for local races. By Clellie Allen Although provisional ballots will not be counted until Friday, Patricia Burnette Chastain, Franklin County’s Clerk of Superior Court, has won the primary election in one of the most hotly contested local primary races....
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Phantoms gather

Alumni from Youngsville High School, which closed its doors in 1978, kicked off their reunion with a basketball game Friday night. Phantoms participating in the hoops action included Johnny Conyers, Tony Bailey, Ralph Brown, Al Deporter (Referee), Charles Keith, E.J. Wilder, Mike...
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Picturing Joyner Park

Plan to put ballfields, community center in park upsets some. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town’s Parks and Recreation Department is holding Picture Joyner Park meetings this month so people can weigh-in on what they want to see added there. Suggested options include...

Franklin County commissioners mull Novozymes expansion

At the close of Monday’s Franklin County commissioners’ meeting, Ronnie Goswick, the county’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) director, created positive excitement when he asked for two public hearings for economic incentives at the May 19 commissioners’ meeting. At the...
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Strawberry festival returns

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Farmers’ Market holds its annual Strawberry Festival and recipe competition Friday at the Shannon Village Shopping Center. Recipe entries are due at 10:30 a.m., and judging begins at 10:45. Entrants of all ages can pick up entry...

Rolesville to consider sports bar

Continuing to expand through residential developments, Rolesville commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed 50-home mixed use, planned unit development (PUD) located at the corner of South Main Street and Burlington Mills Road. The proposed PUD is currently...
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This Week In History – May 8, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Eighty-seven men are now employed by the federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) on the Wake Forest College campus. The college allotment is $1,505 a month. Half work in...

Party in Youngsville Saturday

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Family Fest, formerly the Lake Donna Party, is scheduled Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Luddy Park. The community is invited to enjoy food and fun, with music provided by DJ Johnny King. If it rains Saturday, festivities will move indoors to the...