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Walmart drops Rolesville Express

Retail giant ends contract without comment by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — After nine months of speculation and wrangling over special-use permit restrictions, Walmart decided not to purchase the 3.36 acres of land it had under contract at the corner of Rogers Road and Grand Rock...
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Proposed adventure facility in Youngsville gets zip

Ropes course, zip-line business denied by county by Carrie C. Causey LOUISBURG — The Franklin County commissioners meeting Monday became the scene of a courtroom, complete with objections and requests to “approach the bench.” On trial: A proposed “adventure park” with a zip...
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Dirty Dogs extravaganza a success

WAKE FOREST — Dirty Dogs hosted a community extravaganza June 15. The event drew many visitors, who participated in sponsor and vendor exhibits, a K-9 Unit demonstration, contests, giveaways, a rabies clinic, adoption opportunities and more. At left: Paws at Play owner Courtney...

Economy looks to be on the up

by Dave Caldwell, North Carolina State University RALEIGH — Things are looking up economically in both North Carolina and across the nation. That is the conclusion of Dr. Mike Walden, economist and William Neal Reynolds distinguished professor at North Carolina State University....
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Pretty darn quick!

WAKE FOREST — A line was out the door at lunchtime Monday at the new PDQ restaurant on Dr. Calvin Jones Highway at Northpark Drive. The fast food eatery opened Sunday and was slammed with customers both days, according to Bryan Cole, operating partner. PDQ, which stands for...