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Alcohol and mints land man in jail — On Patrol, week of Aug. 15

by Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — A man arrested for driving while impaired and having his license revoked topped it off by managing to steal breath mints while in the middle of a traffic stop. Manuel Cortes Rodriguez, 27, 166 Rustic Ridge Road, was driving 10 miles per hour...
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Openings add chicken, sweets to area menu

Richland Creek Plaza brings Zaxby’s, Dunkin’ Donuts to town By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The opening of Richland Creek Plaza this week puts chicken and waffles together, though not in the same building. Zaxby’s chicken and its next-door-neighbor, a Rose Mart gas station and...
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Rams ready to charge

Franklinton high school hosts jamboree to prepare for new season by Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Red Rams hosted a jamboree Saturday which included six traditionally strong football teams. Northern Nash High, North Pitt High, Burlington Cummings High, Princeton...
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Fans get taste of upcoming football season

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — The 8th annual Mellow Mushroom Pigskin Classic, signals the arrival of high school football season much like the referee’s whistle signals the first kick-off. Varsity teams from  Cardinal Gibbons, Panther Creek, Knightdale, Middle Creek and Enloe were...
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Wake County Basketball Association shines in Florida

WAKE FOREST — The Wake County Basketball Association’s 10th and 11th grade Blue teams traveled to Orlando, Fla. to compete in the AAU D1 national basketball championships July 22-29. Both teams returned with overall 6-3 winning tournament records. The WCBA 10th grade Blue reached...

Lighting strikes start fires

No injuries, but damage in Tuesday incidents. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Lightning appears to have struck twice in 15 minutes early Tuesday morning on opposite sides of town, starting two fires. No one was injured in either case, though the closeness of the strikes and other...

‘What it was, was football’

In the spirit of the high school football season, which kicks off in week, here are excerpts from beloved comedian Andy Griffith’s now famous 1953 monologue, a description of a college football game from a self-described “country bumpkin.” It was back last October, I believe it...
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Give legislature chance

To the Editor: Usually the articles by Jean McCamy are interesting and upbeat — a respite from all the opinions, opinions, opinions. But this week it seems she, too, cannot resist putting in her two cents, as they say. I must say I do not agree with anything she says, except...