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West Mason Street shines brighter

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The town hall where the monthly town board meeting takes place had a different glow Tuesday as newly installed LED lights shone on West Mason Street. An initiative that Town Manager Tammy Ray and Mayor Elic Senter spearheaded to replace t...
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String of successes for local bluegrass band

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — A local bluegrass band recently played at the popular Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, part of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass week in downtown Raleigh Sept. 24-28. The event featured the best in bluegrass...

Raleigh couple dies in Franklinton wreck

FRANKLINTON — A single vehicle wreck took the lives of two Raleigh residents in Franklinton Oct. 3. According to a preliminary N.C. Highway Patrol incident report, Joseph Davis, 44, and Alexandria Davis, 35, 8008 Strawberry Meadows St., Raleigh, were driving north on U.S. 1 at...

Police and Sheriff Reports — week of Oct. 3, 2013

Franklinton Police Reports Reported Sept. 17-Sept 30 Arrests •Wade James Busch, 25, 530 Cheatham St., was arrested by Officer A.J. Bishop for misdemeanor driving while impaired and following to closely. Sept. 29, 8:30 p.m. •Fernanado Savalas Daniels, 38, 6509-D The Lakes,...
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Third annual Best of the Best resounding success

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Six weeks, 5,000 ballots, some 50,000 individual votes. Everything came together in record fashion for the third annual Best of the Best reader’s choice awards Sept. 17. Three years ago, in the middle of one of the worst economic downturns, Wake...