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Franklin County quilter lauded

FRANKLINTON — Debbie Lou Powell was named the 2014 Artist of the Year at the Franklin County Arts Council annual meeting Nov. 20. Powell and her husband Charles co-lead the Quilt Trails of the Tar River team, and she teaches quilting at her Miss Lou’s Quilt Studio in Henderson....

Business Briefs

Farmer’s Market announces special hours The Wake Forest Farmer’s Market, located in front of the Renaissance Centre on South Brooks Street, will be closed Saturday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. A holiday market will take place Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and the...

Farm transition workshop planned

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Cooperative Extension Center is partnering with the University of Mount Olive’s Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center to conduct a farm transition conference for area farmers and landowners. The workshop will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to 4...

Hops & Holly benefit Dec. 11

FRANKLINTON — The second annual Hops & Holly beer and food pairing is slated for Dec. 11, 7-9 p.m., at the A.H. Vann House, 115 N. Main St., Franklinton. The event features beer made by local homebrewers paired with food donated by local farms and prepared by professional...

Lavern Griffin Stott, 82

Lavern Griffin Stott, 82, of Franklinton, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. She was born July 29, 1932, in Franklin County, to the late H. Clemmon and Athaleah Griffin. She worked for the state of North Carolina with the Department of Transportation for more than 30 years, retiring...

Cougars shined in ’84, ’04

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •The Harris Motor Company building has been remodeled and a new repair shop installed for $5,000. The Ford dealership has two 10-gallon Bowser gasoline pumps, a broad entrance...

Billy Neal Perry Jr., 54

Billy Neal Perry Jr., 54, of Wake Forest, was peacefully ushered into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, Nov. 19, while surrounded by his beloved family. Neal was born Feb. 18, 1960, in Wake County, to Mr. and Mrs. Billy Neal Perry Sr. He was a 1979...