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Youngsville residents strongly support parks programs

Large turnout fills meeting room By Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — The small stone Community House on Main Street was standing-room-only for the first half of the monthly town board meeting Sept. 12. Residents came in support of the town’s parks and recreation program, after a...
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Town closes Richland Creek greenway

WAKE FOREST — The  town of Wake Forest has closed Richland Creek Greenway until further notice due to potential safety risks associated with increased stream bank erosion and greenway undermining. The greenway will remain closed until town staff determines the best means of...
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Mayor sheds light on a new town initiative

A new street light program hopes to save money and bring uniformity to the town. By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — Tuesday’s Franklinton town board meeting began with Mayor Elic Senter working to “put myths to rest” and clear up misconceptions that have evolved since last...
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Deputies find drugs in false-bottom can

By Jonathan McNamara ZEBULON — A Franklin County man was arrested on multiple drug charges after being involved in a traffic stop. According to sheriff’s reports, Alexander William Carrol, 28, 100 South Ridge Drive, Bunn was spotted by Detective K. Gunter sitting on the driver’s...

Police department is on lookout for sponsors, golfers

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is looking for amateur golfers to participate in the 18th annual Tournament for the Kids Monday, Oct. 7. The event begins with a shotgun start at noon at Brevofield Golf Links, 13601 Camp Kanata Road, Wake Forest. The field is...
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Dog days ahead

Saturday pooch parties to benefit local animal agencies. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — This town is going to the dogs. Literally. Saturday marks the town’s first ever Lolla PAW Looza dog fest at Joyner Park. Another first, a wiener dog race, also takes place in north Raleigh...

Franklin county board approves jail remodel

By Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — Results were presented to the board Monday for final approval of the jail remodel project. Sept. 3 the county board approved architect Surapon Sujjavanich to negotiate with contractor H.G. Reynolds of Henderson regarding the cost of the...
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Cycling shop opens on Main Street

Road, mountain, hybrid bikes, accessories for sale. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — There’s a picture on the wall at Spoke Cycles showing a British cycling competition awards presentation in 1975. One of the winners is new shop owner Robert Bickerstaffe’s father. That family...
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What’s that web in my tree?

by Tracy Perry LOUISBURG — You may have noticed masses of webbing on the ends of tree branches in your yard, your neighbors yard or along the roadsides. They are the work of the fall webworm, a species of caterpillar native to our region. Fall webworm outbreaks occur every year...