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Summers chosen as finalist in National American Miss North Carolina Pageant

RALEIGH — Chlöe Christina Summers, 11, of Raleigh, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss North Carolina Pageant June 27 and 28 in Winston-Salem. If chosen to represent the state, she will receive a $1,000 cash award and compete in the national pageant...

Franklin Board work session May 5

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Board of Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, May 5, to discuss the findings of the Classification and Compensation Study. The work session will be held at the County Administration Building, 113 Market St., Louisburg.

Life jacket safety campaign starts Saturday

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission partners with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a summer boating safety campaign, Saved by the Zone: The Life Jacket Zone. Other partners include N.C. State Parks, the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation, Safe Kids Wake County and the...
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Leave tree pruning to experts

WAKE FOREST — In recent weeks town officials have noted several crape myrtle street trees that were pruned improperly, particularly along South White Street and South Brooks Street. Although a tree sometimes needs to be pruned to avoid interference with utility lines, buildings...

Did someone take your tax refund?

RALEIGH — The tax filing deadline has passed, and many taxpayers are eagerly awaiting their refunds. But what if an identity thief filed a fraudulent return in your name and already has claimed your refund? The Consumer Protection Division is hearing from dozens of North...

Help shape Joyner Park’s future

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board is hosting a series of meetings to solicit public input concerning the second phase of E. Carroll Joyner Park. The first public meeting is scheduled Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Alston Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St....
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Heritage students win marketing contest

WAKE FOREST — Joshua Harris and Zachary Lentini, eighth-graders at Heritage Middle School, placed second in the state level annual middle school county marketing contest sponsored by the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE). The two teamed up in Akinyi Edmonds’...

Tour cemetery in person or online

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board (CAB) announces the launch of the Wake Forest Cemetery Virtual Tour. Available on the town’s website at wakeforestnc.gov/cemetery-tour.aspx, the virtual tour provides users a unique historical perspective of the cemetery....

Bobby’s first song published, fearful storm Friday, memorable 17th birthday

Roving For the benefit of those who didn’t read this column last week, my oldest of four sons, Bobby, passed away suddenly April 16 from ischemic heart disease at age 59. The number of cards, messages, flowers and meals have been a humbling tribute to his Christian life. He was...