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Fundraising mattress sale Saturday

  FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton High School band is holding a mattress sale Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the school, 910 Cedar Creek Road. Name brand mattresses will be offered at a discount in an effort to raise funds for the purchase of new instruments. For more information...
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Feeding Franklin food drive coming up

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County is hosting its annual fall food drive, Feeding Franklin, Oct. 28-Nov. 15. Locations to donate food for the drive are at each Franklin County library branch, each town hall, the Louisburg Senior Center and Howe’s Your Pizza in...
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Red Rams stifle Yellowjackets

Franklinton ends road march two for three. By Jonathan McNamara ROANOKE RAPIDS — Three weeks of away games can be a grinding challenge for a high school football team. Fortunately, for the Red Rams of Franklinton, they concluded their three-week away stint Friday meeting the...
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Huskies’ Kendra Dalton finishes in top-10 in state golf match

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris PINEHURST— Kendra Dalton of Heritage High School finished in the top ten of the 4A women’s state golf tournament, held Monday and Tuesday at the Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst. Dalton, a senior, shot a 77 on the first day, four strokes behind first...
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Whole lotta shakkkkin’ goin’ on

Larry Smithey built drag racer from ’67 Camaro. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — You’ve seen them on ESPN2, rocketing down the drag-racing track at extreme speeds, with engines chortling loud enough to drown out stampeding elephants, accelerating for most of the eighth of a mile...

Wolverines get offensive in 55-35 win against Broughton

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris RALEIGH — The Wakefield High School football team posted its biggest point total of the season, outscoring Cap 8 conference opponent Broughton, 55-35, Friday night. With the win, the Wolverines share a first place tie in the league with Millbrook and...
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Pajama-wearing man accused of murder

Suspect allegedly struck victim with bottle in robbery attempt. By David Leone RALEIGH — A River Haven Apartments resident was taken into custody Friday for an attempted robbery gone wrong that resulted in the death of a 64-year-old. Britis Andruce Previlon, 32, 9321 River Haven...
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Man arrested in insurance scheme — On Patrol, Oct. 31, 2013

By David Leone RALEIGH — A Wake Crossroads man is accused of participating in a scheme that bilked Nationwide Insurance out of $69,000. Tony Maurice Pittman, 40, 8037 Bright Oak Trail, Raleigh, was arrested on a warrant by the N.C. Department of Insurance Oct. 24 and charged with...