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NOTICE OF 2014 PRIMARY ELECTION

The Franklin County Board of Elections announces that the 2014 Primary Election for Federal, State and County Offices will be held May 6, 2014. The polls will open at 6:30 AM and will close at 7:30 PM. The last day to register for the 2014 Primary Election is April 11, 2014. The...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR CONTIGUOUS ANNEXATION

The public will take notice that the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Wake Forest will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on the 15th day of April 2014 in the Board Room at Town Hall on the question of a contiguous annexation request petitioned by David Iemolo c/o Gibraltar...
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Cougars beat the tracks

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School Indoor Percussion team travelled to Powhatan High School in Virginia to compete in the Atlantic Indoor Association Powhatan Percussion Competition March 22. The group performed the show, Tidal Wave. With an amazing musical and marching...
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Sam’s Club in the works

Site would empty traffic onto Capital, Caveness Farms Avenue. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If it gains commissioners’ approval, a Sam’s Club is coming to town. “It’s a pretty big thing for Wake Forest,” said Chad Sary, the town’s assistant planning director. “We’re working on the...
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1812 re-enactors here Saturday

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The British are coming! The famous cry by Paul Revere in the run-up to the American Revolution notwithstanding, the British came back once again, from 1812-14, in what is now referred to as the War of 1812. Fifteen to 20 War of 1812 re-enactors are...
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Towns ready for Easter Egg hunts

Its an annual spring tradition kids love — participating in area Easter Egg hunts. Wake Forest Parks and Recreation will start the season off April 5 with the town’s Easter Egg Hunt at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Children ages 3 and younger will hunt for eggs...
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Meet your candidates

YOUNGSVILLE — Meet and hear from many of the candidates running for office in Franklin County, including for Sheriff, tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the National Guard Armory 142 Youngsville Blvd. (U.S. 1-A) across from Youngsville Elementary. Light refreshments will be...

Rate hike or grant?

Franklinton’s 100-year-old pipes need replacing. By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Town Board unanimously approved the application of a grant for $3 million to replace old clay sewer pipes dating back as far as the 1890s and also to upgrade a pump station in a special...
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WW II hero honored

By Lt. Col. Lisa Armour Franklin County Composite Squadron LOUISBURG — Former Franklin County resident and World War II veteran, the late Lieutenant Colonel George Lumpkin, U.S. Marine Corp. Reserve, was honored March 15 at the Triangle North Executive Airport. The flagpole and a...