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Sheriff: 3 threw drugs over prison fence

BUNN — Three people are accused of throwing drugs over the fence of the state prison in Bunn, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said. Ditereal Harris,18; Xavier White, 18; and Rotonia …

Youngsville man charged with child sex crime, given unsecured bond

LOUISBURG — A Youngsville man was charged with indecent liberties with a child last week, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Omar Alfaro Cortes, 39, of John Mitchell Road, …

Gov. Cooper issues stay-at-home order for all NC, starts Monday

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper  issued a stay-at-home order for all North Carolinia on Friday, in an effort to slow the rate of COVID-19 infections to a level that hospitals will be able to …

State says no need for high school seniors to finish school

RALEIGH — Most of the state's high school seniors no longer have to worry about grades, classes or tests. The state Board of Education unanimously approved a recommendation to switch to …
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Wake County arrests: March 19-25

The following is a list of arrests made March 19-25 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. …
Anne Scoggin sits at her piano at Music Academy South in Wake Forest. She has taught piano for more than 50 years. Mila Mascenik | Special to The Wake Weekly

Acclaimed pianist not about to step away from studio

WAKE FOREST — Anne V. Scoggin sat at her piano, touched her fingers to her keys, and began to play. The music filled Scoggin’s recital studio at Music Academy South in Wake Forest. It was …
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OBITUARIES
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 …
Doris Binder Medlin RALEIGH – Doris Binder Medlin, 72, passed away Friday, March 13, in Raleigh after a nearly four-year battle with cancer.  She was born in Pigeon, Michigan, to the late Norman Binder and …
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Crime
Wake County arrests: March 12-18 The following is a list of arrests made March 12-18 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. …
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 …
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Joe Weaver

Coronavirus: We can weather this storm

There are a lot of you out there who could use some levity. The events of the last week or so have whipped this country into a frenzy not seen in a very long time. Some folks believe it will blow …

Donna Crowe

Use isolation as a time to read

Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us “there’s a time for everything.” And that means a time to read. Since I’ve been shut-in, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to pull books off the shelves …

Weekly devotional: Comfort through difficult times

Weekly Devotional Amos 4:13 (ESV) “He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals His thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the …