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Tobacco futures

What’s in store for tobacco as it faces a new era, through the eyes of Franklin County farmers. by Jonathan McNamara First in a three-part series LOUISBURG — Tobacco has helped shape the face of North Carolina since the Colonial period. However, with government restrictions and...
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Town: Pool repairs worth cost

Maintenance expensive, building anew far more so. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Concerned with the continuing cost of making repairs to the Holding Park pool, including $394,000 slated for an upcoming renovation of the bathrooms, Commissioner Margaret Stinnett has asked for a...
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Futures Fund questioned

Options expanded for business recruitment by David Leone WAKE FOREST — What started as a conversation to redefine how board members are selected for the Futures Fund (economic development incentives), grew into questions about how the funds are distributed and to whom they should...

Rolesville seeks input on sign ordinance

ROLESVILLE — The town continues to seek input from residents and business owners alike as it updates its sign ordinance. An open house was held Aug. 27 in lieu of a planning board meeting. Nearly two dozen folks came by to express their thoughts about the upcoming changes to the...

Youngsville family fun day Sept. 15

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville Parks and Recreation Department is  kicking off fall ball with a Family Fun Day at Luddy Park, Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. In addition to activities like Pie-in-the-Face and games between teams of coaches and parents, the All Stars will be specially...

Learn to square dance

YOUNGSVILLE — The Magic Squares square dancing   group is holding an open house complete with square dance lessons 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. The event is designed to both have a good time and also to raise awareness of their club and the opportunities to participate. The group...
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America on display

Cyclist crosses country, builds houses along the way. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — How did you spend your summer? Did you witness sunrise on a mountaintop or see the fire-scorched hills of Arizona? Did you breathe fresh, unfiltered air for 10 hours a day from the back of a...
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Scam attempted on Wake Forest Power customers

WAKE FOREST — A customer in Wake Forest Power’s service territory recently reported a scam after being targeted by an individual claiming to represent Duke Energy. In the incident, the caller attempted to obtain personal information and threatened immediate service disconnection...

Find out more about the Affordable Care Act

LOUISBURG — Need to know more about the Affordable Care Act and what it means to you and your family? N.C. Rep. Bobbie Richardson (District 7) and staff from the Rural Health Group are holding an informational meeting Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m. at the Franklin County Cooperative...