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Proposal floated to close pool

Residents object during commissioners’ meeting Tuesday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A proposal to consider filling in the town pool doesn’t wash with some residents, who are taking to the web and to town commissioners in protest. Commissioner Margaret Stinnett first made the...

Growth in Franklin County adds vitality to area

Study looks at traffic congestion; college updates community on new programs. By Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — Successful growth can only come by proper planning. Dr. Stelfanie Williams, president of Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) joined Shelby Powell, a representative...
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Wake Weekly hires experienced sales rep

Rusty Williamson has 25 years in newspapers. by David Leone What would you call a decades-long career in newspapers and a love for community? A recipe for success. The Wake Weekly family of community newspapers is pleased to announce the addition of Rusty Williamson to its sales...
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Substitute teacher arrested for sex offense

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A former substitute teacher was arrested Friday for allegedly taking indecent liberties with students at Jones Dairy Elementary School. Warrants were served on Brian Holt Self, 49, 301 Black Swan Way, for the three counts of taking indecent liberties,...

Wake County buys the farm

Commissioners vote to purchase Walnut Hill farm 340 acres for $1.6 million. by Burwell Stark RALEIGH — Among the various proposals and motions, Monday, Wake County Commissioners voted to purchase in conjunction with the Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC), the 340-acre Walnut Hill...

Economic Commission: Franklin County business in good shape, growing

by Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — Roughly 64 percent of working Franklin County residents commute outside of the county. “That is a number we would like to see go down,” Ronnie Goswick, director of Franklin County’s Economic Development Commission, said recently. After the...

Problems solved in greenway design

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It may be hard to believe, but traffic compromises a significant portion of concerns people have in the dead end neighborhoods of Cardinal Park and Deacons Ridge about a proposed greenway connector. Specifically, they don’t want cars clogging up their...

Man loaded with cash and drugs flees cops

A high-speed pursuit adds to local felon’s list. by Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — A high-speed pursuit landed a 25-year-old man with a history of felonious drug and robbery convictions dating back to 2003, in jail, again. Jamal Lamont Sims, 25, 2741 Rosinburg Road, Zebulon,...
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Legislators embrace change

State leaders invited to chamber to tour town’s tech businesses. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — State legislators toured town businesses and hosted a Q&A with local leaders during the chamber of commerce’s elected officials reception Aug. 8. After a meeting with chamber...