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Castalia man on probation charged with cocaine sales

LOUISBURG — A Franklin County man was arrested last week and charged with multiple drug charges, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Hayward Therbert Lynch, 60, of Earlie …
A Tuesday morning fire claimed the life of two people.

Firefighters say second person dies from Wake Forest house fire injuries

WAKE FOREST — A man who had been in critical condition died Wednesday following a house fire on Walnut Avenue early Tuesday, a day after his mother succumbed to injuries from the …
FMC Butner, the federal medical center at the prison complex in Butner, houses 935 inmates. At least 62 inmates of the 4,700 at the complex have COVID-19. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Butner has nation's worst prison COVID-19 outbreak; families describe anxiety, worry among inmates

BUTNER — An outbreak of COVID-19 cases at the federal prison complex in Butner pushed the official tally of known cases in Granville County to 83 on Wednesday. Of those cases, at least 62 …

Not much known about coronavirus and pets

Pets, too, are dealing the coronavirus — many are getting a lot more attention because their human is staying home and playing with them. But officials say it’s important to consider …
Olivia John finished her high school career for Wake Forest with 85 goals and 53 assists. Contributed Photo

Student Athlete of the Week: Olivia John

Editor's note: Each week, The Wake Weekly will honor a local high school senior athlete who put in years of work in a sport, but who may not finish their final season after COVID-19 caused spring …
A Tuesday morning fire claimed the life of a woman and sent a man to the hospital with serious injuries.

One killed in Wake Forest fire

WAKE FOREST — A house fire killed one and seriously injured another early Tuesday morning, the Wake Forest Fire Department said.  Fire crews responded around 3:20 a.m. to 406 East …
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John Alexandria Macon RALEIGH — John A. Macon, 98, of Raleigh, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020. He was born in Wake County the son of the late Letha Viola Smith Macon and Edwin Grady Macon. He was preceded in …
Joyce Marshall Staton WAKE FOREST — Joyce Marshall Staton, 79, of Wake Forest, passed away at home with her family March 20, 2020. She was predeceased by her parents Solomon Worley and Mable Journigan Marshall as well …
Dylan B. Holland ROCKY MOUNT — Dylan Bragg Holland, 26, of Rocky Mount, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. Dylan was born August 2, 1993 in Durham. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sherrie Summerlin …
David Luther Tilley WAKE FOREST — David Luther Tilley, 75, passed away on March 20, 2020, at his home. He was born in Durham County on September 9, 1944, to the late George E. Tilley and Cornelia “Jenny” Crabtree …
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Franklin County arrests: March 19-25 The following is a list of arrests made March 19 -25 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. March 20 • Triston Clark …
Police: Scammers pretend to be cops Law enforcement officers are being impersonated in a recently reported phone scam. Residents have reported receiving calls from individuals posing as Wake Forest police officers. The subjects tell …
Police: Woman stole credit card from Wake Forest assisted living home WAKE FOREST — A Zebulon woman was arrested this week in connection to a theft and credit card fraud case at Brookdale Senior Living in Wake Forest. Artisha Lee Burwell, 35, of 605 Worth Hinton …
Franklin County arrests: March 5-11 The following is a list of arrests made March 5-11 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. March 5 • John Jessup, 59, of White …
Sheriff: Man had marijuana, THC in car LOUISBURG — Franklin County Deputies said they charged an Elm City man after finding felony amounts of marijuana and THC isolate in his car last week. Barrett Tyler Powell, 28, of Overbrook …
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EDITORIALS
Certificate of need laws could harm COVID-19 patients

As COVID-19 cases grow, state officials have suspended a rule that would have prevented North Carolina hospitals from adding beds. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced March …

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

Weekly Devotional: Jesus at the ninth hour

Weekly Devotional Matthew 27:45-46, 50 (ESV) “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, …

Jean McCamy

Newscasters know books are for displaying

We have grown accustomed to getting our news from slick chrome and glass studios, often with a blue backdrop, or large interactive screens or murals of iconic buildings or cityscapes. These days, we …

Corey Friedman

States shouldn’t be copyright pirates

Nearly 300 years after Blackbeard’s flagship sank off the North Carolina coast, the nation’s highest court is giving state governments a license to plunder. Supreme Court justices decided last …