Area schools receive high marks

Franklinton tied for first and Franklin Academy third in conference cup standings. CHAPEL HILL — Wells Fargo, along with the N.C. High School Athletic Association, announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2013-14 winter season. The...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Red Ram looking at bright future

FRANKLINTON — Pierre Hunter Jr. graduated in December from Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Va. with a bachelor of arts in communication. Hunter signed with Virginia Wesleyan his senior year at Franklinton High in 2009. He was a writer and editor for the school’s newspaper,...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Rams tennis gets first conference win

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School tennis team claimed its first Greater Neuse River Conference win by defeating visiting Southeast Raleigh 4-2 on Monday. The Rams captured three singles and one doubles match and did so without its...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Huskies trounce Pride in opener

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST —The Heritage Huskies continue to oust anyone who enters their home field with their now 5-1 record. Hosting Leesville High on Friday, the Cap 8 teams faced in a match that wen’t in no one’s favor until the 4th inning when Heritage rocketed...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014

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....
Posted On 20 Mar 2014

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...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014

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...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014

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...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014

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...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014

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...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014

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...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014

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...
Posted On 20 Mar 2014