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Wake County Police Reports 1-24-20

The following is a list of arrests made Jan. 16-22 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. Jan. …

Free well water testing available

Through Feb. 29, Wake County is offering free water testing for lower-income homeowners and renters who get their water from a private well. To qualify, families may have incomes up to 2.5-times …

Town to close shortcut popular during congestion

YOUNGSVILLE — Town officials announced Tuesday they will proceed with a plan to place semipermanent barriers at the intersection of South Nassau and South Cross streets, closing South Nassau to …

Franklin County Police Reports 1-24-20

The following is a list of arrests made Jan. 16-22 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. Jan. 16 • Marcus Leigh Garner, 25, of …
Chamber Board of Directors Chairman Allen White gives former Chairman Blaine Holmes a sword for his service. Chris L. Harris | Special to The Wake Weekly

Benson named Franklin Citizen of the Year

LOUISBURG — The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce held its 43rd annual Banquet and Membership Meeting Jan. 16 at Green Hill Club to celebrate another year of business growth and recognize …
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

Rolesville gets $4.8M for streetscape work

ROLESVILLE — Two grants, totaling $4.8 million, will help fund street revitalization and road improvements in downtown Rolesville. The state money will fund 80% of the projects. The town will …
OBITUARIES
Sarah Jane Skinner Sarah Jane Skinner, 57, of Durham, passed away Jan. 7, 2020. Sarah was born in Miami, Florida on July 2, 1962 to John L. and Jean M. Skinner. Her parents and siblings (Lynn, Jean, Mary and …
Michelle Leigh Fladung June 27, 1962 - Dec. 30, 2019  Michelle Leigh Fladung passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 30, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones and beloved animals. Michelle was born June 27, 1962 …
Dorothy Margaret (McQuaid) Gonnella Dorothy M. Gonnella passed away Friday, Jan. 3 with family by her side in Greensboro. Dorothy was born Dec. 6, 1937 to Helen (Hamm) and John McQuaid in Everett, Massachusetts. She was raised in …
Edna Earl Williams Powell September 10, 1928 - December 8, 2019 Wake Forest - Edna Earl (Williams) Powell was born on September 10, 1928 and died on December 8, 2019 with her family by her side at the age of 91. Edna …
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Crime
Troopers: Knightdale man passed in emergency lane RALEIGH — Troopers said they arrested a Knightdale man who used the emergency lane on Interstate 540 to pass traffic and was recorded on camera by other drivers. Nathan Farlow Thorp is accused …
Suspect charged in Christmas smash-and-grab thefts RALEIGH ­— Deputies charged one person last week in connection to a trio of eastern Wake County burglaries in which suspects smashed a stolen SUV into stores to gain entry Christmas morning. …
Credit cards stolen from Wake Forest vehicles WAKE FOREST — A man was charged this week in connection to the theft of credit cards from several vehicles in Wake Forest, authorities said. According to a press release, Jeremie Serge Fwala of …
1 charged after wreck ends chase KNIGHTDALE — A man led deputies on a “brief chase” Tuesday afternoon that ended when he crashed into another vehicle, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office said. According to a press release, …
Wake County arrests: Jan. 2-8 The following is a list of arrests made Jan. 2-8 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. Jan. …
SPORTS
EDITORIALS
It’s time to end divides and move forward

The year that’s ending wasn’t an especially good one. As the curtain prepares to close on 2019, our country’s leaders remain deeply divided over President Trump and whether to remove him …

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
3 new Creedmoor commissioners sworn in CREEDMOOR — The makeup of the Creedmoor Board of Commissioners was radically altered with the swearing-in of its three new members at a special meeting Wednesday. The new members, Kechia …
Life lessons in Virtual Enterprises RALEIGH — South Granville and Granville Central Virtual Enterprise students were given an opportunity last Friday to present their business plans to a panel of judges at a workshop at Wake …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
We appreciate those who help feed

Wake Forest is growing by leaps and bounds with new people moving in daily. But Wake Forest residents continue to keep its small town community values of giving back and helping our neighbors. I …

When the impact of a protest harms others, where is the line drawn?

A salute to our veterans

Zebulon: Where are we?

Wasted tax dollars

COLUMNS

Tom Campbell

A dialogue between three governors

Three former Governors, who led our state for 28 years, took center stage at Memorial Hall on the UNC Chapel Hill campus last week. Sponsored by the UNC Institute of Politics, the 80 minutes were …

Virginia backlash shows gun control deeply unpopular

Eight North Carolina counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries in a preemptive strike against gun control measures like those making their way to the lawbooks in neighboring …

John Hood

Take action on affordable housing

Though often skeptical about the benefits of government intervention, I am by nature an optimistic person. Indeed, I consider my skepticism and optimism to be two sides of the same …