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Louisburg working to improve downtown

Committee to revise recommendations for ‘friendlier’ town by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Looking to improve the town’s image, the town council is working to refine ideas on how to improve downtown. Last month, Mayor Karl Pernell established a committee of three, including...
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Tornado surprises Wake Forest, Franklin County

Above: Wake Forest resident Mike Reget captured this photo of the rotating wall cloud as it moved over Wake Forest. Reget was near the intersection of Rogers and Heritage Lake roads, Tuesday, when the system passed. by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — While rain and even thunderstorms...
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Proposed adventure facility in Youngsville gets zip

Ropes course, zip-line business denied by county by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — The Franklin County commissioners meeting Monday became the scene of a courtroom, complete with objections and requests to “approach the bench.” On trial: A proposed “adventure park” with a zip...

Troop needs new sponsor

Seminary not to renew Scout charter by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — An area Boy Scout troop will have to look for a new home by Jan. 1 after it was told its sponsoring organization will not be able to renew its charter. Last week, members of the national Southern Baptist...
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Budget cuts lessen Safe Space services

by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — Safe Space, the county’s domestic violence and sexual assault organization, earned a last-minute budget change in its favor Monday night, but it still won’t make up for the loss of federal grant funding. Safe Space was previously designated to...
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Dirty Dogs extravaganza a success

WAKE FOREST — Dirty Dogs hosted a community extravaganza June 15. The event drew many visitors, who participated in sponsor and vendor exhibits, a K-9 Unit demonstration, contests, giveaways, a rabies clinic, adoption opportunities and more. At left: Paws at Play owner Courtney...
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Army birthday party helps veterans

by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, Veteran of Foreign Wars, sponsored the eighth annual spaghetti and meatball dinner to celebrate the 238th birthday of the American Flag and the establishment of the “Continental Army,” which later became the U.S....
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Miss N.C.-U.S.A., and Wakefield High alumna, makes top 10 in Miss U.S.A. pageant

By Carrie C. Causey WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High alumna Ashley Love-Mills made it into the top 10 Sunday night, representing North Carolina in the Miss U.S.A. pageant. Though she didn’t respond when contacted for a comment about the experience, Love-Mills took to Twitter saying she...

Rezonings to require hearings

Wake Forest town budget, UDO approved, with edits by David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town board approved both its budget and Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Tuesday night, which will please some people while upsetting others. The most contentious parts of the UDO were left out...