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Louisburg residents gather to discuss uses for Depot Hill site

Louisburg residents gather to discuss uses for Depot Hill site

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LOUISBURG — The town of Louisburg held a special meeting Jan. 25 to receive public comments on the future usage of the Depot Hill site. “You are part of this as well because you are part of the community, so that’s why your input is so important tonight,” Louisburg Mayor...

Bright Star Touring Theatre to present ‘Rosa Parks & Friends’

Bright Star Touring Theatre to present ‘Rosa Parks & Friends’

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WAKE FOREST — Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theater company based in Asheville, will offer a free performance of “Rosa Parks & Friends” Saturday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.  Transporting the audience on an incredible journey through time, this...

Two charged in killing of 19-year-old

Two charged in killing of 19-year-old

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YOUNGSVILLE — Two teens were charged in a killing in Youngsville on Sunday morning, WTVD in Raleigh is reporting. Gavin Lloyd Miller, 18, and Dillon Thomas Piper, 19, were charged with second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Hamilton Mathia Woods Jr., according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Miller...

Butner man charged with multiple felonies

Butner man charged with multiple felonies

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BUTNER — Kedric Jamon Hester of Butner was charged Jan. 27 with multiple offenses, Butner police say.  Charges include breaking and entering, theft of a motor vehicle, communicating theats and false imprisonment. On Jan. 26, Hester was a suspect in two breaking and enterings of homes, a felonious assault and...

State takes aim at misleading mailings

State takes aim at misleading mailings

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RALEIGH — N.C. Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall and N.C. Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson are teaming up in a new Public Service Announcement to warn people about deceptive language in mailings that are seeking hefty fees for Labor Law posters and Secretary of State filings. The PSA is hitting both...

Lady Red Rams sweep rival Wildcats

Lady Red Rams sweep rival Wildcats

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BUNN — Franklinton’s girls basketball team put 60 points against Bunn for the second time this season with a 62-21 victory on the road Friday. The Red Rams beat the Wildcats 60-32 Dec. 16 to complete the season sweep for the first time since 2019....

Lady Rams sweep Wolverines

Lady Rams sweep Wolverines

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RALEIGH — Rolesville’s girls basketball team firmly cemented its second place standing in the NAC 6 conference after beating Wakefield 59-54 on the road Friday. The Rams completed the season sweep over their conference opponent with a 72-29 blowout win earlier this year. This win...

Wakefield boys capture four wins in a row

Wakefield boys capture four wins in a row

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RALEIGH — Wakefield’s boys basketball team won its fourth game in a row with a 58-54 victory over Rolesville at home Friday. The Wolverines completed the season sweep after beating the Rams 53-52 earlier this year. Wakefield took advantage early on with an 18-14 lead...

Franklinton tallies fifth win in a row

Franklinton tallies fifth win in a row

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BUNN — Franklinton’s boys basketball team is having one of its best seasons in school history so far with a 76-52 win at Bunn Friday to give the Red Rams its 17th win of the year. This win marks five in a row for Franklinton....

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources program guide now available

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources program guide now available

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WAKE FOREST — The 2023 Spring and Summer edition of “RecConnect,” the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources program guide, is now available online at bit.ly/PRCRRecConnect. Hard copies are available at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.; Joyner Park Community Center, 701...

Rams win first wrestling conference title

Rams win first wrestling conference title

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ROLESVILLE — With a 63-12 victory at Wake Forest and then a solidifying 77-6 win against Knightdale Jan. 19, Rolesville’s wrestling program won its first conference championship in school history. Under head coach Jeremy Davis, the Rams finished the regular season 17-8 and undefeated in...

Vivian Howard plans her return

Vivian Howard plans her return

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Are the days of the roadside eateries gone? My book, “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries,” celebrated the family-friendly barbecue and country cooking restaurants near the interstates. Now, one of North Carolina’s...

It’s time to cash in on sports betting in NC

It’s time to cash in on sports betting in NC

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North Carolina is missing out.  Betting on sports, not so long ago legal solely in Nevada, has proliferated to the point of becoming a cultural standard, not unlike hemp, legal...

Deaths of despair need careful analysis

Deaths of despair need careful analysis

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According to the latest available set of comparable data, North Carolina ranks 33rd in the nation in “deaths of despair” — that is, in the combined rates of suicides, fatal...

Dorothy E. Harris

Dorothy E. Harris

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Dorothy Belle Evans Harris, 96, of Franklinton passed away on November 24, 2022. She was born to the late Arthur and Verna Hight Evans on March 2, 1926. In addition...

Nancy Jean Jasany

Nancy Jean Jasany

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Nancy Jean Semon Jasany, age 79, passed away peacefully at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill on November 23, 2022. Nancy was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 29, 1943 to...

Betty Christine Minshew

Betty Christine Minshew

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Betty "Christine" Pennington Minshew, age 91, a resident of Bath NC, formerly of Kerr Lake, Salter Path and Wake Forest, died November 2, 2022, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. She was...