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Love, letters and baseball

Wake Forest bookseller pens his own memoir. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Drew Bridges has held a lot of author-readings at Storyteller’s Book Store in the past six years, but none are so special, to him, as this week’s event. At, 3 p.m. Sunday, Drew will host a book dedication...

Home showcased

Photos by David Leone Rainy weather didn’t chase folks away from the Wake Forest Christmas Home Tour Saturday, held in participating houses decorated for Christmas in historic areas. The Powell House, a highly anticipated exhibit, wowed all comers. Modern-day transport had to...

Franklin Co. family safety program Dec. 18

LOUISBURG — Franklin County has scheduled a family safety program Thursday, Dec. 18, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. The program will take place at the Cooperative Extension office, 103 S. Bickett Blvd. The session will cover fire, food and scam safety. Although the program is open to...

Franklin Soil and water board meeting Dec. 18

LOUISBURG — The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Soil & Water Conservation District conference room at Franklin County Agricultural Services Center, 101 S. Bickett Blvd.,...

Hazard plan meeting Dec. 30

RALEIGH — An open public meeting will be held to review the final multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan that includes Wake County, Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon. The meeting...

Buy a gift, help a pet in need

YOUNGSVILLE — Stop at the SPCA of Franklin County, buy a gift or two and help out some animals who may not have a home for Christmas. Available for purchase are custom-made gift baskets filled with a selection of pet odor-fighting candles made of a paraffin/soy blend. The baskets...

Gathering to give thanks

WAKE FOREST — Wake County Cooperative Extension and Wake County Farm Bureau sponsored the 2014 Farm City Day luncheon Nov. 25 at Barham Farms in Wake Forest. Farmers, Wake County FFA, agricultural organizations, agribusinesses, elected officials and other supporters gathered for...

Ending 45 years in choir; Christmas Cantata Sunday

Roving Around by Bob Allen We all know that time changes things, whether we like it or not. My latest change, resigning from the Wake Forest United Methodist chancel choir after 45 years, was an extremely difficult one to make, but there comes a time for everything, and I needed...

Guild publishes second edition of County Lines

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council’s Writers Guild will hold a book release and launch party tonight (Thursday) for the second edition of County Lines: A Literary Journal. The reception takes place at 6 p.m. in Room 4 at Vance Granville Community College, 8100...