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Rolesville to change sign, zoning ordinances

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — After literal years of going back and forth on revamping the sign ordinance, Rolesville’s town board will hold a public hearing Feb. 3 to amend the sign ordinance, bringing it up up-to-date with advances in technology like digital signs and...
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Long-time Ben Franklin Society supporters receive emeritus status

By Clellie Allen FRANKLIN COUNTY — Contributions by two Franklin County residents, who helped establish the Ben Franklin Society, Joseph E. Elmore and William M. Hill Jr., were recognized with emeritus membership at their regular meeting. With their emeritus status, they have...
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Cold snap

WAKE FOREST — Temperatures dropped to the low teens Wednesday morning, but the Tuesday night snow that had people most concerned turned out to be mild. Most objects and cars were covered with white, as was Joyner Park above, but there wasn’t enough precipitation for sledding or...
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Capital One most complained-about credit card company

RALEIGH — North Carolina consumers file more complaints about Capital One than any other credit card company, according to a report released recently by the North Carolina Public Interest Research Group (NCPIRG) Education Fund. The report, which looked at data from the Consumer...

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...