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YMCA offers Livestrong

WAKE FOREST — Kerr Family YMCA hosts Livestrong, a program providing cancer survivors the opportunity to fight the disease through health and fitness outside of a medical setting. Certified YMCA instructors help patients build muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance...

Franklin soil meeting

The next Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting is Thursday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. in the Soil & Water District office in the Franklin County Agricultural Services center, 101 S. Bickett Blvd., Suite B. The public is invited to attend.

Optimists offer essay scholarship

WAKE FOREST — The Optimist Club of Wake Forest invites students under 19 who haven’t yet graduated to submit an essay on the topic — How Dreams Lead to Success. Essays should be 700 to 800 words and are due at the local Optimist club by Feb. 19. In addition to developing skills...

Youngsville High reunion planned in May

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville High School plans a reunion for all alumni through 1978 when the school closed. The event is set for the Youngsville Museum of History the first weekend in May. The weekend kicks off with a basketball game at the old Youngsville High School gym Friday,...
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Bakers mark 50 years

Larry and Louise Baker, of Rolesville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, with a family celebration hosted by their children and grandchildren at their home. The couple has one son, Larry Baker Jr., and his wife, Debbie, of Sims, N.C.; and a...

Leadership Franklin set to begin

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Leadership Franklin, a three-month program beginning March 12 with a series of six full-day sessions, provides a diverse group of existing and emerging leaders the chance to experience many of the challenges and opportunities facing the county. Participants...

Dress up and help some kids

WAKE FOREST — The Cotton Company in downtown Wake Forest hosts the 2nd annual Puttin’ on the Ritz masquerade ball to benefit Mercy for America’s Children, Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. The event will be emceed by Hollywood actor and comedian, Brady Matthews, and feature live music...

Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees

NORTH CAROLINA — Anyone from North Carolina who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in February will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees. The trees are part of the nonprofit foundation’s Trees for America campaign. “Redbuds will help beautify North Carolina for many years to come,”...
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“Sugar Pie” celebrates number 92

WAKE FOREST — The family of Ernestine Watkins Montague, affectionately known as “Sugar Pie,” celebrated her 92nd birthday with a surprise birthday party, held at the Wake Forest Community House Sunday afternoon. More than 150 relatives and friends showed up for the festivities...