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Milk it for all it’s worth

The video game developer Square Enix has decided to give one of its best franchises another chance at bringing in sales. This week gamers were honored with the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for the both the Xbox 360 and PS3. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy...
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Plant peas, please

By Charlotte Glenn Garden peas, and their relatives, snow peas and sugar snaps, are simple and productive crops that almost anyone can grow. Peas grow best in sunny areas with well- drained soil that is not too acidic, ideally with a soil pH of 6.0 to 6.5. Peas should be planted...

Franklin GOP convention March 29

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The 2014 Franklin County Republican Party precinct meetings and county convention are scheduled for March 29 at the Louisburg Moose Lodge, 191 Moose Loop Road. Precinct meetings start at 4 p.m., dinner will be served 5:30-6:30 and the convention begins at 7....

Bridal show Sunday at The Cotton Company

WAKE FOREST — Brides-to-be in any stage of wedding planning are invited to attend the Boutique Bridal Show at The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., this Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Also hosting the event are La Cosa Bella Events and CE Rentals, who have gathered area event...

Point, counterpoint: Common Core

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Schools, in collaboration with Louisburg College, presents North Carolina’s Implementation of the Common Core Standards Point/Counterpoint, Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Louisburg College Auditorium, 501 North Main St. in Louisburg. Special...
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Small, splendid snowflakes

By Kirsten Peters Those of us living in the northern half of the country can be forgiven for being tired — at this stage of winter — of shoveling snow. I enjoy the brightness snow can bring to dark winter days, but I’m getting old enough that shoveling the walk in front of my...

Balancing protection and safety with salt

By William Lord We have had several bouts of snow and ice this year evidenced by stripes of salt brine that appear on our roads. The N.C. Department of Transporation uses a lot of salt every winter, both as brine and as rock salt. It is nice to have safe, clear roads and...
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Rawlins completes basic training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Airman 1st Class Russell E. Rawlins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force...

Mestas graduates from infantry training

WAKE FOREST — Army Pvt. Jonathan F. Mestas has completed Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.  The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received...