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The final six resident artists of the Sunflower Studio & Gallery in Wake Forest post for a photo. From left, Margaret Roth, Nancy Farantatos, Barbara Crockett, Linda Burrell, Delphine Peller and Gayle Blackerby. The six will reunite Friday for an artist show at The Corner of Wake Forest. Contributed photo by Barbara Crockett

Reunion show to bring back final 6 Sunflower Studio artists

WAKE FOREST — When the Sunflower Studio & Gallery, a popular art studio in Wake Forest, closed its gallery in 2016 to make more room for more community art lessons, the six resident artists …
L. Alston

Wake County arrests: Feb. 13-19

The following is a list of arrests made Feb. 13-19 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. Feb. …

During first week, 17K vote early in Wake County

More than 17,000 Wake County residents voted during the first week of early voting in the 2020 primary, according to unofficial statistics from the county Board of Elections. That figure includes …
Procter Farm Preserve, between Doc Procter and Riley Hill roads in eastern Wake County, will primarily serve as an equestrian and hiking trail facility. Contributed photo by Wake County Communications

571-acre eastern Wake preserve to include equestrian trails

RALEIGH — The Wake County Board of Commissioners Monday approved a construction contract for Procter Farm Preserve, a 571-acre property of forest and working farmland near Knightdale, Wendell and …
Around 300 volunteers bagged potatoes to load onto different vehicles, which then headed to around 50 food pantries in and around the Wake Forest area on March 9, 2019. Bernard Hardy | Contributed photo

Community Briefs: Potato Drop volunteers needed to bag 40K pounds of spuds

Mardi Gras Street Festival The eighth annual Wake Forest Mardi Gras Street Festival will be on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. The event includes activities for …
The National Weather Service placed areas of central North Carolina under a winter weather advisory.

Winter weather advisory issued for central NC; 1-3 inches snow possible Thursday

RALEIGH — The National Weather Service in Raleigh put central North Carolina  under a winter weather advisory, in effect from 10 a.m. Thursday until 7 a.m. Friday. Between 1-3 inches of …
OBITUARIES
B. Kevin Hilton YOUNGSVILLE — Boyd Kevin Hilton, 53, of Youngsville, departed this earthly life on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was born on Jan. 30, 1967, to Boyd Franklin Hilton and the …
Jerry Allen Walters Jerry Allen Walters, age 67, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. He was a man of integrity. He loved his family and our churches. Jerry was a long time member of Oak Island Baptist Church in Oak …
Lottie Mae (Davis) Opanel On Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, Lottie Mae (Davis) Opanel, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 83. Lottie was born on June 7, …
Luda Kathleen Perry YOUNGSVILLE — Luda Kathleen Perry, 90, passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Hillside Nursing Center in Wake Forest. She was born in Wake County the daughter of the late Ida Lee Woodlief Alford …
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Crime
Man charged with exploiting elderly relative living in Franklin County LOUISBURG — Authorities said they have arrested a Tennessee man who allegedly exploited a family member, living in Franklin County, for financial gain. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office …
Wake Forest police fires officer under investigation for child porn WAKE FOREST — A Wake Forest Police Department officer who investigators said admitted to viewing child pornography was fired from his job last month, town officials said this week. Cpl. Alex …
Wake County arrests: Jan. 30 through Feb. 5 The following is a list of arrests made Jan. 30 through Feb. 5 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement …
Franklin County arrests: Jan. 31 through Feb. 5 The following is a list of arrests made Jan. 31 through Feb. 5 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. Jan. 31 • Kyle Christopher …
Franklin County arrests: Jan. 23-30 The following is a list of arrests made Jan. 23-28 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. Jan. 23 • William McKinley …
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EDITORIALS

This illustration, included in the town of Rolesville's Main Street Vision Plan, shows proposed pedestrian and street improvements in downtown Rolesville. Contributed by town of Rolesville

IN OUR OPINION: State helps Rolesville’s downtown dreams come true

THUMBS UP to the town of Rolesville for earning about $4.8 million in state funding to move forward with its downtown streetscape dreams. Construction could start next year on two major projects. …

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
Life-science transfers OK’d by school agreement North Carolina Central University and Vance-Granville Community College leaders signed an agreement Jan. 28 to open the doors for more students to earn a Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical …
Commissioners retreat: Granville County to zero in on zero-based budget OXFORD — The annual retreat of the Granville County Board of Commissioners, held Jan. 30-31, came off as a much more streamlined affair than in previous years. The special session was the first …
COLUMNS

Bob Allen

It was my best phone call ever

I can’t remember the first name of my last girlfriend in New Jersey before I moved to Wake Forest in 1952. I do recall all the other girls’ names I associated with through the years. That full …

Weekly Devotional: Stumbling through life

Jude 24-25 (ESV) “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus …

Jean McCamy

Muddling around on the winter-spring seesaw

Happy spring! Or happy winter! The current season seems to depend on which day of the week it is. Here lately, we are having winter weekends and springtime midweeks. Weekend before last, we …