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Franklinton commissioners to hold special meeting

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Board of Commissioners has called a special meeting tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Annex. The agenda for the meeting lists a call to order and invocation followed by a closed session to discuss matters covered by attorney-client...

Business Briefs

Trade food for a brew at WSBC White Street Brewing Company is helping support the Tri-Area Ministry food bank in Wake Forest. Bring four non-perishable food items to the taproom, 218 S. White St., on Monday nights during November and get a free pint of beer in return. Agency...

Soil and water board meeting Wednesday

LOUISBURG — The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, 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...

RST not out of the picture

O’Donnell: Company won’t likely leave $2 million in infrastructure behind. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Future customers of RST Fiber Optics’ high-speed Internet service have suffered another setback. Recently the Shelby-based company announced its plan to bring 1-gigabit...

Meet the ‘American Van Gogh’

RALEIGH — Affordable Creative Framer & Art will host a Wine and Cheese Art event Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., featuring Stefan Duncan — dubbed the American Van Gogh by vangoghgallery.com — and his Living Spirit art. Named one of America’s top rising artists by Art Business News,...

Wanted: Slightly used scarves and shoes

WAKE FOREST — Members of the Women Business Owners Alliance (wBOA) of the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce are collecting gently used career clothing to donate to Dress for Success, and invites the community to join in the effort through Nov. 20. Clothing provided to women by...

Duke must resubmit coal ash facility groundwater plans

RALEIGH — State officials have directed Duke Energy to resubmit its plans for assessing groundwater at North Carolina’s 14 coal ash facilities because the plans the company submitted to the state in September are inadequate. The N.C. Division of Water Resources requested in...

Wanted: Turkeys and more turkeys

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department’s annual Turkey Drive got underway in late September, but donations are way down compared to previous years. “So far, donations have been sparse,” said turkey drive organizer Officer M.W. Sattler. “Now that we’re in November, we’re...

A land full of adventure

Local Gamers by David Allen The Far Cry series has done an amazing job of recreating itself as a vibrant open-world shooter full of superbly crafted environments, instead of the bland and unimpressive designs of first two games. I have all three of the current Far Cry games, and...