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Tobacco growers approve assessment

RALEIGH — North Carolina growers of flue-cured tobacco have approved an assessment that will support the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina’s efforts to promote the interests of its farmers. The assessment was approved on 88 percent of ballots in a mail-in referendum....

Youngsville police reports – July 17, 2014

Reported through July 13 Arrests •Christopher Joseph Lillis, 23, 1449 Huntdell Main Drive, Wendell, was arrested in the parking area of Sheetz, Youngsville, and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver crack cocaine, possession of cocaine (not crack)...

Wake Forest police reports – July 17, 2014

Reported July 7-July 13 Arrests •George Luis Morales, 16, 1029 Gay St., Henderson, was arrested at 13198 Capital Blvd., and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to jail. July 13, 10:31 a.m. •Serita Denise McMillan, 48, 128 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, was...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – July 17, 2014

Reported through July 13 Arrests •Desiree Camille Bohan, 21, 600 Stone Southerland Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with two counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count of failure to appear on misdemeanor charges. She was taken to the Franklin County jail and...

Library happenings

Bring the little ones to the Wake Forest Community Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., for storytime. for more information, call 919-554-8498. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  •See Spot Read. Friday, 4-5 p.m. Children are...

Become Alzheimer’s aware

WAKE FOREST — One out of 10 seniors has Alzheimer’s disease, and by 2025, four in 10 will be living with the disease, according to the Wake Forest ALZ Aware Campaign. To mark August as Alzheimer’s month in Wake Forest, the town and Carillon Assisted Living invite businesses,...

Girl Scouts recognized for volunteerism

RALEIGH — For the second year in a row, Girl Scouts Alianna Cole and Madison Steed are recipients of the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award. The girls started Girl Scouts as Brownies and are now Cadettes. They completed Girl Scout Program Aide (PA) training in 2013.  Cole...

Get ready for the rodeo

WAKE FOREST — Food Truck Rodeo, that is. Wake Forest’s inaugural Food Truck Rodeo is Sunday, July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot near Over the Falls on South Brooks Street. Trucks scheduled to participate are Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumplin...

4-H, a tradition of innovation

By Meredith Pinckney NCSU summer intern LOUISBURG — Orville Redenbacher, Johnny Cash and Jackie Kennedy Onassis are just a few of the many people who have been involved with 4-H. With a history spanning more than 100 years, 4-H is rich with tradition, but also has an amazing...