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Stadium Drive roundabout to be paved

WAKE FOREST, NC — Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 16, motorists are urged to proceed with caution through the intersection of Wingate Street and Stadium Drive. Fred Smith Co., a private contractor …

Early voting in Franklin, Wake starts Wednesday

RALEIGH — Voters will begin casting ballots to select mayors, commissioners and other local office holders when early voting opens Wednesday. The “one-stop” early voting period ends Friday, …
Wake Forest High School students living in the shaded green area would transfer to Wakefield High School under proposed school assignment plans released by county officials. Contributed by Wake County Public School System

Some WFHS students may be reassigned to Wakefield

RALEIGH — Wake County officials are proposing school assignments for next school year that would transfer some Wake Forest High School students to Wakefield High School to reduce overcrowding. …
"North Carolina Murder & Mayhem" was released Monday by Wake Forest author Rick Jackson.

Local author tackles famous murders in new book

WAKE FOREST — There’s something fascinating about murders that draw people in, eager to learn more, Rick Jackson says. “It’s so far out of character of human nature,” Jackson, the …
The Carolina Charm Real Estate table smiles for a photo. From left: Cynthia Klimasz, Debra Duncan, Barbara Russell, Jackie klein, Jackie Donovan, Nan Medlin and Steven Phillips. Shawn Taylor | The Wake Weekly

Best of the Best winners recognized at banquet

WAKE FOREST — The ninth annual Best of the Best awards banquet brought together beloved local businesses and entrepreneurs on Thursday, Oct. 3. Best of the Best is a friendly competition where …

Saltgrass Steak House opens Knightdale location

KNIGHTDALE — Saltgrass Steak House has announced its first Knightdale location opened its doors Tuesday at 6601 Knightdale Blvd. at the Shoppes at Midway Plantation. “We are thrilled and …
OBITUARIES
Baxter Reid Harrison WAKE FOREST — Baxter Reid Harrison, 75, passed away on Tuesday morning, Oct. 8 at Hillside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Harrison was born in Wake County the son of the late Mary Agnes …
Nyle Carl Hart Nyle Carl Hart, 87, passed away peacefully at his mountain home Sept. 11. He was surrounded by his wife, children and friends after suffering a massive stroke. He was born April 19, 1932 in Green …
James French McIlroy SOUTHERN PINES — James French McIlroy, 59, passed away Monday, Sept. 23. Online condolences can be made to www.bolesfuneralhome.com Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern …
WG Arnold FRANKLINTON — On Saturday, Sept. 21, WG Arnold, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away at the age of 84. WG was born on June 2, 1935 in Franklin County to Henry and …
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Our guidelines for election-related letters to the editor

We’re a little less than two weeks away until voters can head to the polls and submit their ballots during the early voting period. There are a few additional guidelines letter to the editor …

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
County to keep paying sheriff indicted in murder plot OXFORD — Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins will continue to earn his $109,000 annual salary after temporarily stepping down as sheriff while criminal charges against him play out in …
Ontic Engineering announces expansion, new job creation BUTNER — Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing Inc., a global aerospace company, will create 126 new jobs in Granville County, Gov. Roy Cooper announced last Friday. The manufacturer will …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Wasted tax dollars

To the Editor, The last investigation on the Russia deal cost millions of tax dollars. Name several agencies that could have used that money and put it to good use. In my 87 years I have never …

Wegmans and Ligon Mill Road

A tip of the cap to Billy Wilder

Preserving the culture of our country

A proud virtual school family

COLUMNS

Bob Allen

Delightful cool fronts; Gypsy and Peaches entertain me

Wow! I’m glad we finally got over the four-month-long heat wave here in North Carolina which set a record 100 degrees on Thursday, Oct. 3, followed with 91 degrees on Friday; the last day of summer …

The land of the free

The United States government is violating human rights with its treatment of immigrants trying to enter the states and apply for citizenship. Whether people like it or not, immigrants, children …

Jean McCamy

The three hardest things to say

I’m not sure who decided that if sending one cute animal picture, or joke, or cartoon, or sign or bumper sticker or T-shirt saying via email is a good idea, sending 20 at a time is an even better …