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Fireworks light up the sky over Heritage High School on Friday night.

PHOTOS: Fireworks light up Wake Forest night before Fourth of July

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest stuck to its annual tradition of showing fireworks on July 3, although this year few people saw the show in person. The Fireworks Spectacular was …
Larry E. Norman, a longtime Louisburg attorney and Republican candidate for N.C. Senate, claims officials acted outside the law when they ordered the removal of a prominent Confederate monument in Louisburg.

Lawsuit claims removal of Louisburg Confederate statue illegal

LOUISBURG — An attorney running for office as a state senator has sued the town of Louisburg over its removal of a Confederate soldier statue, arguing the town broke the law by moving the …
FCI Butner Medium II is among the facilities in the Butner Federal Correctional Complex.

Butner inmates withdraw lawsuit over coronavirus response

BUTNER — A group of incarcerated men at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit that had claimed their constitutional rights were violated by the …
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Youngsville man charged with selling heroin

LOUISBURG — A Youngsville man was arrested and charged with multiple felony drug charges Tuesday, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division. George …
Wake Forest Fire Department is now a part of the town of Wake Forest government.

Wake Forest, Eastern Wake fire departments begin new eras

WAKE FOREST — Two private, nonprofit fire departments became municipal organizations Wednesday, in an effort to ensure adequate service amid population growth. Wake Forest Fire Department is …
Lead Medical Assistant Andreya Williams administers a nasal swab to test for COVID-19.

Wake Forest hosts tests for COVID-19

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest organized a two-day COVID-19 testing event outside the Renaissance Centre. More than 100 people were tested Tuesday, the first of two days this week …
Stephanie Carter performs her rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” for those attending the NECC Juneteenth Celebration on June 27. Jack Kessler | Special to The Wake Weekly

Wake Forest Juneteenth celebration, speeches go virtual

WAKE FOREST — Community keynote speakers, spoken word poetry, and discussions with political and law enforcement representatives: All were present at the Northeast Community Coalition’s annual …
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OBITUARIES
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 …
Mary Bordwell WAKE FOREST — Mary Bordwell, 87, passed away Thursday morning, June 11, 2020. She was born in Schenectady, New York, to the late Erasimo Tarrielo and Rosalia Cappuccio Tarrielo. She worked as …
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Crime
Knightdale man sentenced for having a gun NEW BERN — A Knightdale man formerly convicted of a felony was sentenced Wednesday to 70 months in prison having a gun, the Department of Justice said. Naeem Branch, 39, of Knightdale was …
Franklin County Arrests: June 3-9 The following is a list of arrests made June 3-9 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. June 3 • Thomas Lee Burton, 34, of …
Wake County Arrests: June 3-9 The following is a list of arrests made June 3-9 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. June …
Knightdale gang member gets three life sentences RALEIGH — A Knightdale man found guilty of murder and conspiracy was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences Friday. Brandon Jowan “B-Easy” Mangum, 31, was also sentenced …
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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EDITORIALS

Dave DiFilippo cartoon originally published in June 2016

Guest editorial: Police reform must start with transparency

As stakeholders work to repair North Carolina’s criminal justice system, they should make Louis Brandeis’ famous declaration their constant refrain: Sunlight is the best …

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

Weekly Devotional: Content with circumstances

Philippians 4:6-9 (ESV) “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses …

Jean McCamy

Will there be days we can look forward to again?

I am getting a bit nostalgic about “the good old days.” Of course, the good old days were only a few months ago, but it gets harder and harder to remember what it was like when we wandered around …

Senate can't shirk police reform duty

Police stormed Breonna Taylor’s apartment as she slept and sprayed her with gunfire, leaving the 26-year-old emergency medical technician to die in a pool of blood. The Louisville …