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Jorge Luis Ramirez-Hernandez. Photo from the N.C. Department of Public Safety

Mexican nationals charged with illegal re-entry include driver who killed 2 pedestrians

GREENVILLE — A man convicted of causing a crash that killed two pedestrians while under the influence is among five Mexican nationals indicted this week with having entered the country …
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said the man pictured is a suspect in multiple vehicle break-ins since July 1. Contributed photo by Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff: Suspect ‘plaguing our subdivisions’ with vehicle break-ins

YOUNGSVILLE — Authorities are hoping the public can identify a man suspected of breaking into multiple vehicles around Franklin County this summer. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office …
A portion of eastern Wake County, in blue, has naturally occuring uranium, radon and radium in the underground rock, which may be contaminating private water wells, officials warn. Photo contributed by Wake County

Wake County offers well water test result help

RALEIGH — Wake County officials this week began offering citizens concerned about contamination in their well water help to understand the results of water tests. The county’s environmental …
"The house on the dirt road" where the Kearney sisters grew up. The home is off Goswick Road near Franklinton. Contributed photo by Dorothy Williams

‘The bonds keep us together’: Siblings hope ‘Sisters Day’ lives on after cancellation

FRANKLINTON — For nearly two decades, the Kearney sisters would take time each year to all come back home. The 10 sisters, along with their four brothers, grew up near Franklinton in what they …
A map showing some of the changes the Wendell Board of Commissioners made to various planned road improvements in the area. Contributed by the town of Wendell

Developers to face lower costs for improving roads

WENDELL — Developers looking to build on vacant land may benefit from an ordinance change officials made this week that effectively reduces how much developers pay toward some road improvements. …

Best of the Best voting ends in two weeks

There are two weeks left to vote in The Wake Weekly’s ninth annual Best of the Best competition. The voting period began July 19 and ballots can be cast through Aug. 30 at …
OBITUARIES
Patricia Logan Peters Patricia “Pat” Marilyn Logan Peters, 89, passed away Aug. 7 with her family by her side. Pat was born Feb. 12, 1930 in Plainfield, New Jersey to Sidney Oscar Logan and Lilly Ann Smith …
David Lee Sledge Jr. FRANKLINTON — David Lee Sledge Jr., 65, of Franklinton, passed away as a result of a motorcycle accident on Aug. 3. David was born on June 28, 1954 to the late Aileen C. and David Sledge …
Sylvia Alice Powell Garner RALEIGH — Sylvia Alice Powell Garner, 69, of Raleigh, passed away Wednesday, July 31 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. She was born June 28, 1950 a daughter of the late Johnnie Marvin Powell and Darlene …
Elaine Rich Brown Memorial service: Celebrate the life of Elaine Rich Brown on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Historic Wakefield Barn, located at 12617 Old Falls of Neuse Road, Wake Forest. For any questions, …
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EDITORIALS
Youngsville’s response shows lack of respect for its residents

For those who have not followed the reporting in recent weeks by this newspaper regarding our request for public emails and texts from the town of Youngsville pertaining to the sudden retirement of …

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
Superintendent McLean receives contract extension OXFORD — The Granville County Board of Education voted 4-2 to extend Granville County Public Schools Superintendent Alisa McLean’s contract at a special meeting held Aug. 8 at the Masonic Home …
New SGWASA director hears public comments BUTNER — New South Granville Water & Sewer Authority executive director Scott Schroyer was welcomed to his new position by a host of public comments from residents during Tuesday’s board …
The story of Tigger and Elsa: Local author pens new book OXFORD — Granville County native Cameron Pendergraft’s new book features the story of Tigger, a funny-looking dog and a new playmate, Elsa, in a book called, “The Story about Tigger and …
Driver charged with DWI after head-on Wilton crash CREEDMOOR — Officials believe alcohol was a factor in a crash that seriously injured multiple people last week at the intersection of N.C. highways 56 and 96. An Oxford man has been charged …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Preserving the culture of our country

To the Editor, Your editorial [“A North Carolina Forest Fire;” July 12], from the Greensboro News & Record attacks Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s recent remarks on the dangers of identity …

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COLUMNS

Thomas L. Knapp

Don’t de-platform freedom of speech

“Online communities like 4chan and 8chan have become hotbeds of white nationalist activity,” the editors of the New York Times wrote recently in the wake of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. …

Joe Weaver

Distractions common without den or home office

I am thinking I need an office. I don’t need a big one, really. I just need someplace where I can write the column in peace. As those of you who follow the column regularly know, I write the …

Jean McCamy

The return of fùtbol — not football — season

Tis the season! No, not Christmas — soccer season, and a cause for much rejoicing. Of course, considering the popularity of the sport worldwide, there is almost always somebody playing soccer, …

Setting aside the obstacles

Hebrews 12:1-2 (ESV) “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with …