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Do video games lead to violence?

As anyone who watches the news knows, video games have been the center of debates and arguments since they became widespread. One of the biggest issues is the believed influence they have on young adults, mainly an increase in violence and aggression. I would like to point out...

Library events – Mar. 13, 2014

Spring has arrived, at least at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Arbor Day celebrations begin Saturday

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The county Cooperative Extension office sponsors its annual tree giveaway Saturday, March 15 at 9 a.m. at the Farmers Market in the Shannon Village Shopping Center in Louisburg. Bare root trees including crape myrtle, persimmon, flowering dogwood, white oak,...

DES gives help to unemployed

RALEIGH — A new program kicks off this month at the Division of Employment Security (DES). Unemployed individuals receiving their first benefit payment on or after March 1 are required by law to attend an Employability Assessment Interview (EAI) as a condition of continuing...

Heavy rains cause sewer spill

YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin County Public Utilities experienced a bypass of untreated wastewater from a gravity sewer line and pump station in Youngsville March 7. The spill was caused by heavy rainfall in association with a winter storm. Rainfall amounts recorded at the site of the...

Give blood at NHFMC

LOUISBURG — February’s winter storms have led to a severe blood shortage resulting from the cancellations of hundreds of blood drives nationally, according to an American Red Cross advisory. The Red Cross Mobile Blood Bus will be parked outside the main entrance of the Novant...
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What would you do with 80 acres?

Town seeks input for future recreational site. By David Leone Town officials are asking a variant of that question to residents about a large parcel of town-owned land just west of Heritage High they plan to develop for future recreation use. “The question was generated out of...
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Millionth customer wins big

LOUISBURG — Pete Smith Automotive group celebrated getting their millionth customer by giving away $5,000. “It couldn’t have worked out any better,” said Pete Smith Automotive President Keith Smith, as the customer was Franklin County Social Services (FCSS), which will put the...

Farm estate planning conference

LOUISBURG — Many North Carolina counties have seen a tremendous increase in the value of farmland in recent years, resulting in farms having to be sold to pay inheritance taxes. Area livestock producers and farmers are invited to participate in a free estate planning conference...