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New jobs partnership off to strong start on transparency

by Patrick Gannon The state’s new, private job-recruiting and marketing agency appears to be starting off on the right foot when it comes to transparency. The nonprofit Economic Development Partnership (EDP) of North Carolina, which opened its doors in Cary last week, plans to...

Candlelight vigil for victims tonight

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Safe Space of Franklin County, a non-profit organization that assists domestic violence victims and their children, will hold its 16th annual candlelight vigil tonight (Thursday), to honor victims of domestic violence. The vigil begins at 5:30 p.m. on the steps...

Wakefield gets revenge against Cougars

Wakefield 7 Wake Forest 2 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH – David Adams’ first career hat trick lifted the Wakefield soccer team over rival Wake Forest Oct. 8 at home, 7-2. After losing to the Cougars earlier in the season, Wakefield got their revenge in a big way, but Coach C.J....

Journaling needs consistency, storage space

News and Views by Jean McCamy I have always wanted to be a journalist — the kind who keeps a journal of daily events and observations. As a little girl, I regularly added a diary to my Christmas list, and I regularly got those little books with a lock and key and space to fill a...

Math lesson needed

To the editor: Yesterday I received mail from the N.C. Democratic Party. While the mailer was directed against Speaker Thom Tillis, every charge in it is really directed at the North Carolina General Assembly. The Democratic Party is not very good at math. 1. They charge that...

Student driving causing a havoc

To the editor: I am writing this letter because I am concerned about the safety of teenage drivers. Numerous times, I have witnessed some local high school students driving irresponsibly during their lunch break. There are some students speeding, driving too closely behind the...

Cancer Center grateful for gift

To the editor: We would like to thank Clint Black for his extremely generous $10,000 contribution to the Friends of the Franklin county cancer Center. The mission of the “Friends” is to provide transportation, nutritional support and education to the patients undergoing treatment...

Red Rams beat Vikings after two nights of football

Franklinton 19 South Granville 14 by Marty Simpkins Franklinton — When severe weather became an issue Friday night, Franklinton and South Granville had to continue their game on Monday, and the Red Rams came away as victors, 19-14. It was homecoming for Franklinton, and this game...

Celebrate autumn at Rolesville farmers market

ROLESVILLE — Celebrate the fall season at the Rolesville Farmers Market as it hosts a mid-autumn market Oct. 17-18. The two-day event will feature seasonal produce including sweet potatoes, cabbage and apples; plants; food; crafts; and homemade baked goods. The market will be...