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A never-ending fantasy

I am excited this week to talk about a popular game that has already left its mark in gaming forever. The title I am referring to is Final Fantasy 14 for PlayStation 3, PC and, just recently the PlayStation 4. For starters, the Final Fantasy franchise is essentially a genre of...
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A whole new kind of hack and slash

This week I want to talk about a game that has already won or been nominated for a combined 173 pre-release awards since its unveiling in 2012. I’ve been excited to see this game gradually release more information and the absolute storm of attention it has gained because of its...

School board passes budget

By Juliet McDonald WAKE COUNTY — Superintendent Jim Merrill wasted little time addressing the data released a week ago regarding the alarming number of teacher resignations so far this school year. “I don’t mind being a broken record on a subject like this — the huge jump in loss...

Museum programs bloom in May

RALEIGH — There are many programs to choose from this month at the N.C. Museum of History. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. •Storytime in the Gallery:...
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White Street Brewing Co. wins gold

WAKE FOREST — White Street Brewing Co. claimed a gold award in the 2014 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding, along with their brewers. Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 94 beer...
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Business Briefs – Apr, 24, 2014

Union Bank declares dividend Union Bank & Trust Company today announced that the board of directors of the bank has declared a 10 percent stock dividend on its outstanding shares of common stock. The stock dividend will be payable on or about May 15 to shareholders of record...

Arts Council announces 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...
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Growth spurt at community garden

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) received $3,000 in donations April 14 for the purchase of a Farmall tractor for the Here We Grow garden. The program, which has been in the works since last year, is relocating to the sheriff’s office, and supports 19...