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Patriots blown out in playoff loss

Franklin Academy 0 Wallace-Rose Hill 12 by Marty Simpkins TEACHEY — Franklin Academy traveled to Wallace-Rose Hill and faced off against the defending state champs, only to get crushed in the third round of the 1A State Playoffs. The Patriots lost 10-3 last Wednesday night to a...

Jones, Norwood to wed

FRANKLINTON — Darryl Jones, of Creedmoor, and Renee Jones, of Franklinton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Catherine Jones, to Cody Scott Norwood. He is the son of Scottie and Jaime Norwood, of Butner, and Tammy Clayton, of Creedmoor. The wedding...

Dine for Special Olympics

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department and the Special Olympics are holding a fundraiser day at Texas Roadhouse Monday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Diners are asked to place meal receipts in the bucket at the host stand, and 10 percent of the cost will go to the...

Son Greg turns casual Saturday visit into a dog-barbering affair

I really enjoyed my son Greg’s visit from Wilmington on Saturday a week ago. Some of you will remember him well and may even recall his soccer abilities while at Wake Forest-Rolesville High School. Greg played soccer when the program was just getting started at the school —...

Deeprose-Pittman wed

WAKE FOREST — Laura Guilford Deeprose and Dustin Blake Pittman were married Nov. 8, 2014, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. The Rev. Thomas Harris officiated. The bride is the daughter of Lucy and Robert Deeprose of Wake Forest. The groom is the son of Judy and Rusty...

Living Legends concert Sunday

WAKE FOREST – Friendship Chapel Baptist Church will host Living Legends of Quartet Day Sunday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. Local and national pioneers of gospel music will come together for the concert, to be emceed by We CARE Gospel radio hosts Miss Millee and Tee McClain. Featured acts...

Wakefield survives to get crucial win

Wakefield 40 Leesville 35 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — On the last game of the season on Senior Night, the Wakefield Wolverines football team needed a win to get a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. They held on to get that win, 40-35 against Leesville Road last Friday night. The...

Huskies looking to take next step forward with new head coach

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Last year, the Heritage men’s basketball team went 16-9 under head coach and athletic director Pat Kennedy. This year, Kennedy has given the reins to Tilden Brill so Kennedy can coach the women’s team. Brill has been an assistant at Heritage for...

You decide: How are farming and manufacturing alike?

You Decide by Dr. Mike Walden I have a soft spot in my heart for both farmers and factory workers. One of my grandfathers was a farmer in Ohio during the early 1900s. My father — the eldest son — told me many stories of awakening before sunrise to do numerous chores before he...