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County officials assess damage to crops, fields after heavy rains

The dirt in the foreground of the photo at right is actually not a part of this Watkins Road cornfield — it is topsoil that has run off the field and filled the drainage ditch next to the road. In addition to severe erosion, the heavy rains have caused costly problems with crops...
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Rain brings share of headaches

In photo: This massive oak in Larry Van Luven’s yard in Wake Forest split at a natural fork in the trunk, Sunday. The break revealed rot made worse by the persistent rain and wet conditions this year. (Photo by Clellie Allen) WAKE FOREST — Two summers ago, the state was...
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Weather batters Franklin homes June 13

Above: Workers from Quality Tree Service and MidAtlantic Infrastructure work to remove a fallen tree from Jodie Pearce’s house on Edward Best Road. (Photos by Jay Lamm) Toppled trees, power outages caused by gusting winds from thunderstorms by Jay Lamm LOUISBURG — Last week’s...
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Tornado surprises Wake Forest, Franklin County

Above: Wake Forest resident Mike Reget captured this photo of the rotating wall cloud as it moved over Wake Forest. Reget was near the intersection of Rogers and Heritage Lake roads, Tuesday, when the system passed. by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — While rain and even thunderstorms...

Flash Flood Watch until midnight June 10

  The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Flash Flood Watch until midnight tonight (June 10). The Flash Flood Watch continues for * a portion of central North Carolina...including the following areas...Alamance...Anson...Chatham...Cumberland...Davidson......
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