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Monday, November 11, 2019
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Republican launches new bid for state House

November 11, 2019

Republican John Check is already tossing his hat into the ring for the next election.

“After much prayer and numerous conversations with local leaders and supporters, I am announcing that I will run for N.C. House District 25. After receiving nearly 14,000 votes in the last election, I will…


Weather puts chill on cheese biscuit fest

November 10, 2019

PINETOPS — “I was afraid they weren’t going to have it this year,” admitted Pinetops resident Margie Diggins as she walked away from the queue waiting for a cheese biscuit Saturday at the Abrams Cheese Biscuit Festival.

But after having to change the original date from…


Completion of I-87 project remains years away

November 10, 2019

People hoping to see Interstate 87 signage posted beyond the Rolesville Road exit in Wake County and through Franklin County into the Twin Counties and the rest of eastern and northeastern North Carolina apparently are going to have to wait a long time.

The goal is for I-87 to eventually be a…


Road project lags behind schedule

November 09, 2019

The $28 million project to improve Wesleyan Boulevard from south of Sunset Avenue to Benvenue Road will be substantially complete perhaps by May, instead of the start of 2020 as had been scheduled, a state Transportation Department spokesman said.

The delay is due to more time being needed to…