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A woman tried to stop a van from rolling away and ended up being run over by the van, officials said. The woman was transported by emergency services for treatment.

Wake, Franklin consider virtual academies, rotations as possible reopening plans

RALEIGH — The debate about reopening plans for schools rages. The state Board of Education requires every school district to have three plans: in-person learning only (Plan A); a mix of …
The painting “I Voted and So Will She” won local artist Jane D. Steelman first place in the American Heritage contest held by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Steelman is a member of the General James Moore Chapter of the DAR in Wake Forest.

Wake Forest artist wins first place in national DAR Contest

WAKE FOREST — The painting “I Voted and So Will She” won local artist Jane D. Steelman first place in the American Heritage contest held by the Daughters of the American …
Isaiah Markese Daqu Carr

Wake County Arrests: July 1-7

The following is a list of arrests made July 1-7 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. July …
The proposed Rogers Branch Road extension will connect it to Forestville Road. The orange and yellow markings show the part the town will reimburse Sassom for building. Contributed photo by the town of Wake Forest.

Rogers Branch Road extension approved

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 at its Tuesday meeting to approve a reimbursement agreement to extend Rogers Branch Road. Sassom is developing property at 1009 …
Youngsville Fire Department's Engine 41 responds to a call in Franklinton on Dec. 12, 2019.

Departments see drop in volunteer firefighters

YOUNGSVILLE — Almost 70% of firefighters across North Carolina are volunteers, but that number is falling by around 11% annually, according to the N.C. Association of Fire Chiefs. That decline …
Quazite Gabrills Phillips

Police: Man fired gun near Wake Forest gas station

WAKE FOREST — A man was arrested Monday after shooting a gun while at a Wake Forest gas station, according to the Wake Forest Police Department. No injured were reported. Officers responded …
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Wake Weekly paid online access starts next week

WAKE FOREST — A Wake Weekly print or online-only subscription will be required to read stories on WakeWeekly.com starting July 14, parent company Restoration NewsMedia announced. The shift …
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Circuit court cheers student speech rights

Schoolwork may become homework if the coronavirus closes classrooms, but school rules are less likely to hitch a ride home with socially distanced teenagers this fall. A rural Pennsylvania high …

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Masks promote health, promulgate ideas

Weekly Devotional: Celebrating our freedom

Franklin County Arrests: July 1-7

Online fireworks attract stay-at-home crowd

OBITUARIES
Doris Raynor Parker HIGH POINT — Doris Raynor Parker, 95, formerly of Rolesville, passed away peacefully Friday morning, June 26, 2020, at her home. She was born in Coats and was the adopted daughter of the late …
Willie Seth Pearce Jr. LAKE GASTON — Willie Seth “Billy” Pearce Jr., 79, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at WakeMed. Graveside services was conducted Saturday, June 20, at the Youngsville Cemetery. The Rev. Mike O. …
Miriam Honeycutt March 14, 1929 — May 31, 2020 FRANKLINTON — Miriam Gonella Honeycutt, 91, died May 31, at her home after an extended illness. Miriam was born March 14, 1929, in Franklinton. She was the …
William David Moody June 8, 1926 — June 13, 2020 ZEBULON — William David Moody, 94, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020. He was born June 8, 1926, to the late Joe Richard Moody and Siddie Perry Moody. David …
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Crime
Franklin County Arrests: June 17-22 The following is a list of arrests made June 17-22 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. June 17 No arrests reported. June …
Wake County Arrests: June 17-23 The following is a list of arrests made June 17-23 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. June …
Franklin County Arrests: June 10-16 The following is a list of arrests made June 10-16 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. June 10 • Alan Charles Feiner, 35, …
Wake County Arrests: June 10-16 The following is a list of arrests made June 10-16 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. June …
2 dead in Wakefield parking lot, police say no foul play RALEIGH — Two people were found dead Friday morning in a vehicle in a parking lot on Falls of Neuse Road. Raleigh Police were called around 8:05 a.m. to the Wakefield Crossing shopping …
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EDITORIALS

Gov. Roy Cooper discusses COVID-19 restrictions on worship services during a press briefing at the N.C. Emergency Operations Center in May.

Mask mandate drafts businesses as Cooper’s cops

Guest editorial North Carolina’s newest law enforcers won’t be sworn to protect and serve. They’ll be unarmed, and instead of badges, their uniforms will feature name tags from supermarkets, …

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
UPDATE: Confederate statue in Oxford removed OXFORD — County leaders Monday agreed to take down a statue of a Confederate soldier that has stood in Oxford for more than a century.  The statue will be kept in storage until the …
Highway intersection debuts new traffic pattern CREEDMOOR — The N.C. Department of Transportation opened the four-way intersection of U.S. Highway 15 and N.C. Highway 56 with a new traffic pattern.  The changes include the four-way …
COLUMNS

John Hood

Choice should guide school reopening plans

RALEIGH — If you are among the minority of North Carolinians who haven’t supported the expansion of parental choice in education over the past two decades — in the form of charter schools, open …

Workers without college degrees deserve a chance to compete

An FBI special agent, a corrections officer and a postal program analyst have few duties in common, but their jobs have the same qualification: a four-year college degree. Jailers and gun-toting, …

Ben Polis

Choose wisely in protecting your retirement

All of us hope that we are fortunate enough to be able to have stable health and live independently in our retirement years. Oh wouldn’t it be nice to have that crystal ball? But life happens and …