Join the 4-H fun

LOUISBURG — Youths ages 5-19 are invited to participate in Franklin  County’s second Livestock FUN Show May 16 at Double D Equestrian Center, 733 Egypt Church Road in Louisburg. Rabbits, poultry, goats, cattle and sheep will be shown and judged according to N.C. 4-H regulations....

Deadline for Basketball camp scholarship nears

WAKE FOREST — The deadline for middle school students to apply for an all-expense paid scholarship from Wake Electric to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest universities is March 31. Wake Electric is awarding two Touchstone Energy sports camp scholarships...

Senior softball league looking for players

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — If you are 50 years or older and interested in playing senior softball and want to know more about the sport, there is a senior softball tournament at Heritage High School field this Saturday. Players ages 50 to 65 will be...
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Patriots topple Chatham Charter

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent SILER CITY — The Franklin Academy boys tennis team improved to 3-2 on the season with a 9-0 win over Chatham Charter on March 13 in a non-conference match played in Siler City. The Patriots came out strong and won four matches by scores of...
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WHS alum Lenox named to All-Freshman team

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Brevard College’s Madison Lenox, a Wakefield High graduate and Raleigh native, was selected to the South Atlantic Conference All-Freshman basketball team, the league office announced. Lenox was named to the All-Freshman team after leading the Tornados in scoring...
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Rolesville High softball team young and struggling

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — The young Rolesville High School Rams softball team has struggled thus far in its inaugural season and remains winless in their first five games. Throughout those games, the Rams have been outscored 50-16, and Rolesville coach...

Rams take fifth in match

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WENDELL — The Rolesville High School golf team achieved one of its team goals during the March 11 Greater Neuse River Conference match. The Rams, with a score of 195, moved up in the league by finishing in fifth place at the Wendell Country...
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Patriot soccer team starts season strong

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROXBORO — The Franklin Academy girls soccer team has jumped out to a 3-0 record behind an offense that has booted in 17 goals and a stingy defense that has yielded just two scores. Last Friday, the Patriots traveled to North Central Athletic...
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Wolverine lacrosse continues to roll

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High school girls lacrosse team continued its winning ways as it toppled Sanderson 17-3 on Friday. The win lifts the Wolverine’s record to 3-0 on the season. “I thought we played well and we executed our game plan,”...
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Wakefield boys tennis enjoys depth

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent  WAKEFIELD — Even before the Wakefield boys tennis team played a match this season, coach Ken Stewart saw depth and talent on the court In their last two matches, Stewart shuffled his team’s line-up and they put together an exceptional team...
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Register for Miracle League ball now

YOUNGSVILLE — Spring registration for Miracle League of Franklin County continues with the first practices and Buddy training set for Saturday, March 15, at their newly constructed safe, rubberized turf surface ball field at Long Mill Elementary, 1753 Long Mill Road, Youngsville....
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History in the making

By David Allen Staff Writer  WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cougars women’s lacrosse team held their first game Tuesday against Enloe. The Cougars sadly suffered from first game jitters and the game ended 3-12. “I’m excited — this is my third year teaching and since I’ve been here...