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Comment period on insurance rate hike coming to close

RALEIGH — The deadline for the public to submit comments on the insurance companies’ request to raise homeowners insurance rates is Jan. 31. The insurance industry, represented by the North Carolina Rate Bureau, has requested a statewide average increase of approximately 25...

No-fee voter I.D. cards available now

RALEIGH — North Carolina has begun issuing no-fee voter identification cards in accordance with a new state law passed during the 2013 legislative session. Beginning in 2016, the state will require voters to have a valid photo ID to cast a ballot when voting in person. A list of...
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Louisburg College president citizen of year

LOUISBURG — Louisburg College president Dr. Mark La Branche was named Citizen of the Year by the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce during its annual banquet and meeting Jan. 16. He was nominated by Kathy Harrelson, executive director of the United Way of Franklin...

Avila to serve on ACA committee

RALEIGH — NC House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, announced Friday the House co-chairs and members of the Joint Legislative Study Committee on the Affordable Care Act. Reps. Jim Fulghum, R-Wake, and Jeff Collins, R-Nash, will co-chair the committee. Wake County Rep. Marilyn...

Black History Month, Watergate at history museum

RALEIGH — During February, Black History Month, the N.C. Museum of History will present a variety of programs about the experiences of African Americans. The programs include an African American history tour and the documentary The Loving Story, Feb. 16, about an interracial...

Parenting classes begin Jan. 24

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Cooperative Extension has set the schedule for its Parenting Matters classes to begin Jan. 24. The free class series will help parents, grandparents, foster parents and legal guardians with the challenges and rewards of parenting, including the...

Learn how to raise business capital the right way

LOUISBURG — Vance Granville Community College will host a free seminar on raising business capital Jan. 29 at the Franklin campus, 8100 N.C. 56 in Louisburg. Entitled ‘Raising Business Capital: FAQ’s for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesspersons,’ the session will be conducted by...

Pool project funded

Town receives favorable finance rate for Holding Park pool fix-up. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Remember last August when a suggestion that was floated to close the Holding Park pool rather than pay for repairs was met with widespread condemnation? Checks are almost in the bank...
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Princess volunteers at food bank

WAKE FOREST — The newly crowned 2013-14 National All-American Miss Princess, seven-year-old Skyla Woodard of Wake Forest, volunteers twice a month at the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina, sorting and repackaging bulk food into family-sized portions.  She says it...