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Thales Academy student Rohan Jacob walks across the stage to receive his diploma with only his family and school faculty in attendance. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly
Class of 2020

40 graduate Thales Academy in isolated ceremonies; inaugural students get diplomas

ROLESVILLE — Thales Academy Rolesville High School held its limited 2020 graduation ceremony Friday June 5 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but it was a historical day without the news of a …
The Franklin County Courthouse in Louisburg

Audit finds Franklin court mishandled funds; clerk says staff wasn’t trained

LOUISBURG — State officials Thursday said an audit found numerous errors in the bookkeeping practices of the Franklin County Clerk of Superior Court, claiming that court officials had tens of …
From left, Kevin, Rachel and Cheryl Jones protest in front of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest on Wednesday afternoon. Kevin started the protest around noon because he wanted to make a statement about the anger and frustration he was seeing on social media. Several people honked in support, and some brought him water and pizza.

PHOTO: Black Lives Matter protest in Wake Forest

From left, Kevin, Rachel and Cheryl Jones protest in front of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest on Wednesday afternoon.
Folwell

NC treasurer: Wake, Franklin towns budgeting smart

RALEIGH — Revenues have declined across the state, but the Department of the State Treasurer isn’t worried about the finances of local towns. “Wake Forest has nearly four times …
This map shows the proposed Wake Forest Rolesville Connector Route, including bus stops and connections with the Wake Forest Loop and 401X. Contributed by RLS & Associates

Transit plans between Rolesville, Wake Forest may include Uber, buses, vans

WAKE FOREST — Rolesville and Wake Forest are looking at adding new transit options to connect the two towns. The Rolesville-Wake Forest Transit Study identified three alternatives to enhance …
Jarolin Parees-Tejada

Wake County Arrests: May 27-June 2

The following is a list of arrests made May 27-June 2 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. …
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OBITUARIES
Freeman Monroe Crutchfield March 15, 1932 — April 24, 2020 Freeman Monroe Crutchfield passed away April 24, 2020. Freeman Monroe Crutchfield was born March 15, 1932, to Jesse M. and Maggie Lassiter Crutchfield in Wake …
Shirley O’Neal Rosson Feb. 5, 1946 — May 14, 2020 GREENSBORO — Shirley O’Neal Rosson, 74, went to Heaven just before midnight on May 14, at Moses Cone Hospital. Shirley was born Feb. 5, 1946 in Wake County, …
Hester Blakely Gill Jr. YOUNGSVILLE — Hester Blakely Gill Jr., 55, formerly of Union Level, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Wake Medical Center, Raleigh. He was the owner/operator of Gill Enterprises and Virginia …
Kristi Meyers Brinson RALEIGH — Kristi Meyers Brinson, 57, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020, at her family’s home in Wake Forest surrounded by her family. She was born in Wake County and was a loving mother, …
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Crime
Wake county arrests: May 13-19 The following is a list of arrests made May 13-19 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. May …
Franklin county arrests: May 13-19 The following is a list of arrests made May 13-19 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. May 13 • Hunter Ryan Warren, 18, of Rod …
Car club races, burnouts a ‘nuisance’ in Knightdale, police say KNIGHTDALE — The police chief has called the gatherings of car clubs a local nuisance after officers temporarily detained 147 club members accused of doing burnouts and drag racing earlier this …
Sheriff: Warrenton man had $5K of cocaine during Louisburg traffic stop LOUISBURG — Franklin County authorities said they arrested a Warren County man on three felony charges after they found $5,800-worth of cocaine in his vehicle. Tyrone Neal, 48, of Neal Lane, …
Wake County Arrests: May 6-12 The following is a list of arrests made May 6-12 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. May …
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EDITORIALS

The Sunshine Amendment would protect access to public records and meetings by requiring a two-thirds supermajority vote in the General Assembly before any open government statute can be repealed or weakened.

Guest Editorial: Open government guarantee belongs in NC Constitution

Along with public health, the COVID-19 pandemic is testing government transparency in North Carolina.  State officials have withheld vital information about coronavirus outbreaks that would …

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 …
COLUMNS

Jean McCamy

Violent police wrong, as are store looters

I keep remembering Bloody Mary, in the 1949 musical “South Pacific,” singing to American Lt. Joe Cable about “talking happy talk.” I’d like to talk some happy talk, but right now, it’s …

Bob Allen

Brother-in-law had nicknames for everyone

My late brother-in-law, Calvin “Cap” McKishen of Woodbury, New Jersey, loved nicknames as much or more than anyone else I know. No one else ever called me Cedric, but Cap called me Cedric for as …

Tom Campbell

Saturday school? Early and late shifts? Virus could bring dramatic changes

Public schools are supposed to begin the new year about 75 days from now, so I asked two teachers what to expect.  “I have no idea,” one said. “I’m exhausted just …