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Patricia Chastain

Franklin clerk of court suspended amid misconduct, substance abuse allegations

LOUISBURG — A court has temporarily suspended Patricia Chastain, Franklin County Clerk of Superior Court, on Monday following allegations of misconduct and substance abuse.  Judge Henry …
Youngsville police were called to 133 Wolfpack Lane on Sunday for an apparent domestic violence incident. Hours later, the occupants both died in an apparent murder-suicide, officials said.

Sheriff: Two shot at Youngsville apartment in apparent murder-suicide

YOUNGSVILLE — Two people were found shot to death in a Youngsville apartment, hours after police responded to a domestic dispute at the home, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said …
Both Wake County and Franklin County schools announced that high school athletics are suspended indefinitely.

Wake, Franklin schools suspend fall sports indefinitely

CHAPEL HILL — The Wake County Public School System announced Friday afternoon that Wake County school athletics are suspended indefinitely until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. …
People march down the sidewalk on Wakefield Plantation Drive to support diversity and inclusion after a family received a racist letter earlier in the week.

Wakefield residents march for unity after family receives racist letter

RALEIGH — Around 40 residents walked around the block to promote unity and racial equality Saturday morning after an organized protest was canceled. After a family in the Wakefield Estates …
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 …
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The 1943 train wreck that still haunts

Some North Carolina old-timers still talk about the disastrous 1943 train wreck south of Fayetteville. It killed 74 people, including the father of one of the central characters of beloved author …

Just causes need prudent leaders

Swamp Donkeys and Wasps split double-header

Circuit court cheers student speech rights

Wearing mask to protect fellow Americans is patriotic

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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
Former Zebulon bank manager to be sentenced on charges of embezzling $645K WILMINGTON — A former manager at a credit union in Zebulon pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to stealing at least $645,000. Johnnie Earl Harrell, 47, is accused of exploiting his …
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 …
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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

Jean McCamy

Masks promote health, promulgate ideas

I think it is time to take masks seriously. Not wearing them — I’m doing that — but buying them. Looks like they will be a wardrobe staple for quite a while to come. At the moment I have …

Weekly Devotional: Celebrating our freedom

Galatians 5:1 (ESV) “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” We have just celebrated the Fourth of July, our Independence …

Bob Allen portrays Uncle Sam during a past Fourth of July celebration in Wake Forest.

Online fireworks attract stay-at-home crowd

July Fourth has a robust history in Wake Forest. I hope you enjoyed the free fireworks program at Heritage High School last Friday night on Facebook. An online celebration is a first for us, and I …