Rolesville committee prepares for celebration

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Community 4th of July committee is hard at work getting plans and events lined up for this year’s celebration. The committee is organizing several fundraisers, featuring a recipe book and some Spirit Days and Spirit Nights. •Community Cookbook Taste of...
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Arbor Day, Easter egg hunts, HerbFest and more

Mark your calendar for these special springtime events! Wake Forest •March 21 — This year Wake Forest will again host its Arbor Day celebration and tree seedling giveaway on the same day. Both events, plus an Arbor Day Expo, are scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at E. Carroll...
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Be careful with phosphorus fertilizer

By by William Lord Area Specialized Agent, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service LOUISBURG — The middle number in the bag of 10-10-10 fertilizer you buy for your garden indicates the percentage of phosphorus in the fertilizer. Phosphorus has the chemical symbol of P, thus the bag of...
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Bag leaves starting Monday

WAKE FOREST — The town’s loose leaf collection ends Friday. Beginning Monday through Friday, Sept. 25, all leaves and grass clippings must be bagged for collection or placed inside a garbage receptacle marked YW for yard waste. To help improve the collection process: •Bags can be...
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Barbecue helps boys & girls

LOUISBURG — If you like barbecue and supporting kids programs, then head to Johnny’s BBQ in Louisburg March 30 from 4-7 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club Franklin Unit will host a BBQ sale where you can buy a plate of barbecue, potato salad, cole slaw and hush puppies for eight...
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Franklin schools extend days by 10 minutes due to snow days

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County School Board approved a plan to make up the Feb. 27 inclement weather day by extending each school day by 10 minutes March 16 through June 5. “Winter weather has taken a toll on our school calendar, however, the safety of all students and staff is...
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Good Friday restored, spring break halved

CARY — After publicly exploring the option of using the April 3 Good Friday holiday and two additional Saturdays as make-up days for the Feb. 25-27 snow days and receiving a negative backlash, the school board vetoed its earlier pronouncement that spring break was safe, and took...

Learn how to fix toilet leaks March 21

WAKE FOREST — Representatives from the city of Raleigh’s Public Utilities Department, along with Johnny the Running Toilet, will present a free workshop that will demonstrate how to fix leaks in the bathroom. They also will show how to install WaterSense plumbing fixtures. The...

VGCC Paralegal program receives State Bar recognition

Information session is March 26 in Louisburg. LOUISBURG — The two-year Vance-Granville Community College program held on the Franklin County Campus in Louisburg has been designated as a qualified paralegal studies program by the N.C. State Bar. The State Bar’s Board of Paralegal...
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Who’s calling? Tech support scammers

Overseas crooks pretending to be tech support representatives for companies like Microsoft continue to call North Carolina residents. They say your computer is infected and offer to fix it, but it’s a trick to try to steal your information and your money. The Attorney General’s...
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What’s your comfort food?

Sunday food-tasting event raises money for grief counseling center. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Good gravy! The Shore Grief Center has cooked up a competition that puts the definition of comfort food to the test. This Sunday at the Wake Forest Cotton Company event gallery,...

Wake Forest’s Village Pharmacy adds tech

Village Pharmacy adds tech Nationally certified pharmacy technician Earl Hicks has joined the staff of Village Pharmacy in Wake Forest. Eat lunch and learn March 18 The lunch-and-learn session about direct mail, originally scheduled for Feb. 18, has been rescheduled for March 18,...

Wake Forest building permits

The Wake Forest Planning and Inspections Department issued 128 building permits during February, 2015. Blasting •East Coast Drilling & Blasting Inc., Friendship Chapel Road, $100. Accessory structure •King’s Glen Development, 5604 Copper Beech Lane, $230. •Trever Telenko, 834...
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Rolesville Chamber names top people, businesses

WAKE FOREST — After suffering two delays due to icy weather, the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner and silent auction March 3 at The Mill Room in The Factory. Greg Rowe was named the Volunteer of the Year. Jeremy Dimmitt of State Farm Insurance was...
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New shops added to Art After Hours

Artist demos, music highlight monthly event. WAKE FOREST — The end of bone-chilling cold means residents will be out and about enjoying tennis, walking trails and the like. It’s also the prime weather for folks to come downtown for the monthly Art After Hours event, which takes...
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Meet creator of Annie the Mule Saturday at Lumpy’s Ice Cream

WAKE FOREST — Just how dangerous can one mule at the N.C. State Fair be? Find out Saturday, 1-3 p.m. when Cheryl Brown-Avery, a resident of Kittrell, will sign copies of her book, Annie the Mule Goes to the State Fair, at Lumpy’s Ice Cream, 306 Wait Ave., Wake Forest. Annie the...
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Dance Attic brings home awards

WAKE FOREST — The Dance Attic of Wake Forest took 52 class routines to Encore Dance Competition March 6-8 in Rocky Mount, and received outstanding awards. The Dance Attic took first place in their category for 38 routines. Thirty-one of their routines placed in the top 10 overall...

First Flag anniversary ceremony in Louisburg

LOUISBURG — The First Flag No. 852 Children of the Confederacy, Joseph J. Davis No. 537 EDC and Franklin Rifles No. 310 SCV are holding the 154th anniversary flying of the First Flag ceremony at Franklin County Courthhouse in Louisburg Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. It will also be...

Franklin conservation meeting March 19

LOUISBURG — The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation district Board will meet Thursday, March 19 at 9 a.m. in the District conference room at 101-B South Bickett Blvd. in Louisburg.  All meetings are open to the public.
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Local athlete to play for U15 National Soccer Team

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Middle Schooler Tori Hansen will have the opportunity to compete with the best players in the nation in hopes of someday qualifying for the Under-17 World Cup team at Carson, California next week. While there, the eighth grader will play...
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African Children’s Choir performs March 25

WAKE FOREST — The African Children’s Choir, known for melting the hearts of audiences with their smiles, voices and lively African songs and dances, will perform March 25 at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to...
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Eat firehouse barbecue Saturday in Bunn

BUNN — The Bunn Fire Department is holding a barbecue plate dinner sale Saturday from noon until the food runs out. Plates are $8 each include barbecue chicken and pork, potatoes, bread, coleslaw and a dessert. Proceeds go towards helping the department buy new equipment. The...

Get your fish at American Legion Post 52

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton American Legion Post 52 will sell fried sea trout plates Friday, April 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for $8 per plate. Eat in or take out at 40 American Legion Road, Franklinton. All proceeds are used to support the many programs sponsored by Post 52.