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The class of 2020 is celebrating its graduation with a patchwork of locally devised ceremonies, celebrations and socially distanced processions — an unusual ending to a long academic … more
WAKE FOREST — Former Wake Forest High School football player and current New York Giant Dexter Lawrence and his mother Julia Parker donated 47 gift bags filled with hand sanitizer, face masks, … more
SPRING HOPE — Deputies said they recovered two stolen tractors and charged two men with their theft. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigated after the tractors, a John Deere … more
LOUISBURG — A traffic stop this week resulted in what deputies referred to as a scuffle and the arrest of a driver and passenger, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s … more
WAKE FOREST — Local veteran organizations teamed up with Boy Scouts to place American flags on the graves of members of the military in time for Memorial Day.  The volunteers gathered … more
(The Center Square) — The North Carolina House voted Thursday in favor of a bill that would allow bars to reopen immediately and expand capacity for restaurants, a measure that would override … more
LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said it arrested a Vance County man on felony drug charges Tuesday after seizing more than $10,000 worth of heroin. Shawnell Jvon … more
The following is a list of arrests made May 20-26 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. May … more
The following is a list of arrests made May 20-26 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. May 20 • Alexander Brammer Fulcher, 25, of … more
LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Board of Health earlier this month approved a plan for the required COVID-19 testing of those living and working in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in … more
RALEIGH — Mental Health Awareness Month is marked every May. Officials say the coronavirus is underscoring the importance of mental health this year. One in five Americans lives with a … more
BUTNER — Fifteen cars, with drivers blasting horns and waving signs, rolled past the federal prison complex Friday to protest the treatment of prisoners confined during the COVID-19 … more
RALEIGH — Wake County is now accepting loan applications from small businesses and independent contractors who have lost revenue because of the pandemic.  The Wake Forward program began … more
LOUISBURG — Franklin County officials say they will need to tighten the purse strings next fiscal year as COVID-19 brings uncertainty to government revenues.  County Manager Angela … more
YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville board of commissioners passed its budget unanimously May 7. The general fund is $4.2 million with $1.5 million budgeted for public safety and $1.4 million in … more
ROLESVILLE — Town Manager Kelly Arnold proposed a $9.5 million annual budget during a virtual meeting Tuesday, saying the town had grown much over the last year.  The recommended … more
RALEIGH — Last week’s Catching Fireflies 5K — what would have been the ninth of the annual nighttime runs held at Wakefield High School — was canceled, like so much else, on … more
RALEIGH —  The uncertainty of the effects of COVID-19 was a common theme among budget presentations across the last month, but none more so than Wake County’s proposal. Revenues, … more
HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College has resumed its commercial driver’s license truck driver training program. The program, offered in collaboration with Caldwell Community College … more
HENDERSON — A virtual pinning ceremony was held using Zoom, on Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m., for the Vance-Granville Community College associate degree nursing class of 2020. The family and … more
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