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Franklin sheriff arrests 16 in second phase of drug probe

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said Friday it had charged 16 people with various drug offenses as part of the second phase of its Operation Impact investigation. The …

Inland Press Association honors The Wake Weekly

The Wake Weekly has received national recognition for its reporting. The Wake Weekly captured first place in “Investigative Reporting” among all small newspapers in the Inland Press …
Wake and Franklin County trick-or-treaters will have no shortage of events to take part in through the end of the month. Contributed photo by Metro Creative

What’s going on for Halloween? A rundown of area events

Costumed kids and adults can look forward to the last few weeks of October. Contests, games and trick-or-treating events are taking place in the lead-up to Halloween. Here is a roundup of …
Vick

Crash spilling live chickens on highway ends in DWI charge

ZEBULON — Authorities say a driver on U.S. Highway 64 had been using drugs before he crashed into the back of a trailer that reportedly was carrying crates of live chickens last week. The …

Wendell Blvd. sidewalks $86K more than expected

WENDELL — Adding new sidewalks and making other pedestrian improvements along Wendell Boulevard will likely end up costing more than $2 million — about $86,000 more than estimated by officials …
A developer may make changes to a proposed 965-home subdivision off Averette Road before commissioners decide to approve or deny a requested rezoning. Contributed by Priest, Craven & Associates

Plan for 965 new homes may change after opposition

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Board of Commissioners on Tuesday postponed a decision on allowing a developer to build 965 new homes off Averette Road because the developer may make changes to the …
OBITUARIES
Joyce Nuckles Cash YOUNGSVILLE — Joyce Nuckles Cash, 85, of Youngsville, passed away Monday, Oct. 14. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Otis and Mary Jackson Nuckles and was married to Bryant …
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 …
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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
Taxi? Uber? Lyft? It’s all becoming the same thing

Have you ever gotten a job but not wanted to work a schedule? Ride services like Uber and Lyft allow their drivers to drive on their own time, and when they’re available, however, the government …

Bob Allen

My first car: a ‘42 Ford club coupe

Do you remember your first car? Of course you do, if you’re like most every man or woman. But, do you remember the make and model and how much it cost? Most folks do, and even the rate of …

Jean McCamy

There’s a first time for everything

I’ve done a lot of things in my life. Some because I wanted to, some because I had to, and some because they just happened. There have been exciting things and fun things and sad things and …