PreddyFest Bluegrass Festival

FRANKLINTON — The 17th annual PreddyFest Bluegrass Festival is set for July 31-Aug. 2, 2284 Green Hill Road. Lineup: Thursday Souwood Mountain Allen’s Mill Loraine Jordan & Carolina Road Friday Highway 58 Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion Constant Change Lost &...

Franklinton student attends leadership seminar

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School student Joshua Bass recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar at N.C. State University, along with 150 other young leaders representing high schools from Eastern and Central North Carolina. Bass is the son of Jerome...

Ram swimmers race to 7th

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Rolesville High School’s girls and boys swim teams swam to a seventh-place finish in Friday’s Greater Neuse River Conference meet. Clayton won the girls competition while Garner placed first in the boys event. “I cannot be more proud...
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Strong finish gives Red Rams a win

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The Franklinton Lady Red Rams were victorious in Friday night’s basketball game against the visiting Roanoke Rapids Yellowjackets. The Red Rams took the lead early but allowed the Yellowjackets to slip past their defense until they were...