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Carpet rolled out for judges

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A very warm welcome greeted judges in Wake Forest  for the America in Bloom competition Monday. Over the course of two days, local leaders showed off all of the green things the town has to offer. Wake Forest will find out in the fall if it won any...
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Man shot in robbery — On Patrol, week of June 13, 2013

by Carrie C. Causey FRANKLINTON — Police swarmed a home on Mount Olivet Church Road Monday a little after 4 p.m. after a man reported being robbed and shot in the shoulder. According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Captain E.H. Smith, the victim was at the grocery store and when he...

Bell change rejected

School Board leaves middle school schedule as-is by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — A proposed change in middle school bell times has been silenced. The Franklin County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to reject potential changes to middle school hours. The proposal, would...

Final phase of E-Verify law takes effect July 1

RALEIGH — In June 2011, the N.C. General Assembly approved a new law requiring employers and local governments to use the federal E-Verify system for new employees. The law phased in effective dates for private employers depending on the number of employees they have. Beginning...

How will technology shape our future? — Dr. Mike Walden, N.C. Economics

My late mother-in-law loved gadgets. As soon as she could afford it, she had to buy the latest kitchen appliance, hi-fi (remember those?) and TV. Indeed, her family was one of the first to have a color TV. My wife, who was a small girl then, watched an entire baseball game just...

Business Briefs — week of June 13, 2013

Dirty Dogs holds extravaganza The first ever Dirty Dogs Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 929 Heritage Lake Road, Wake Forest. Admission is free. Wadford awarded Tile Person of the Year Nyle Wadford, president of Youngsville’s Neuse Tile Service Inc., was...
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‘Harvey’ director named

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater Company has found a director for its new play. Cora Hemphill of Wake Forest was chosen to direct Harvey, a comedy showing locally in October, for the community theater. Auditions are at the end of this month and Hemphill is keen on...

Quilt trail kick off June 29

by Carrie C. Causey BUNN — After years of work, Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) will soon dedicate the Quilt Trails of the Tar River. The event will take place Saturday, June 29, at the Bunn Depot, 121 S. Franklin St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An official ribbon cutting will be...

No troubled water for Bridges

by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Suzanna Neeley Bridges returned home to Wake Forest to perform with her band Walking For Pennies Sunday. The final Six Sundays in Spring concert, hosted by Wake Forest ARTS, was an add-on after weather canceled many of the shows performances in May.