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Jonathan Sander gets life in prison, avoids death

RALEIGH — Jonathan Frederick Sander will spend the rest of his life in prison, but he won’t be executed. A jury on Monday suggested a sentence of life without the possibility of parole, …
Only one lane of East Owen Street will remain open during construction. Shawn Taylor | The Wake Weekly.

Third streetscape project starts in downtown Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST — Pardon the dust, town officials say, while crews complete sidewalk and street beautification projects along two downtown roads. Streetscape work began Monday on East Owen Avenue, …
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Two charged in separate Franklin child-sex probes

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on April 12 announced the arrests of two suspects charged in separate investigations involving sexual abuse of children. One investigation …
This map, included in a presentation to the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, shows where town residents commute to work. Contributed photo

5 things to know about Wake Forest transportation

WAKE FOREST — Town officials on Tuesday heard an update from a consultant developing a comprehensive plan on transportation needs and solutions that is expected to carry the town through the next …

Wake Forest Police Department offering active shooter response class

WAKE FOREST — Times have changed, Larry Danforth says. The Wake Forest Police Department lieutenant said the world we live in now includes a real risk of an active shooter threatening …

Youngsville commissioners add seats to ABC Board

YOUNGSVILLE — Through two resolutions, the Youngsville Board of Commissioners approved an overhaul of their local Alcohol Beverage Control Board at their April 11 meeting. The first resolution …

A-1 Auto Transport awarding scholarships to eligible students

WAKE FOREST ­— A-1 Auto Transport is looking to award eligible students in Wake Forest, Rolesville, Franklin County and surrounding area with scholarship awards ranging from $250 to $1,000 per …
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Give NC teachers a boost to purchase school supplies

It’s a well-known fact that teachers spend a lot of money out of pocket — their not-very-deep pockets — to buy school supplies for pupils who can’t afford any. The National Center of …

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
Creedmoor Community Center breaks ground CREEDMOOR — The much-anticipated Creedmoor Community Center is one step closer to becoming a reality after an official groundbreaking ceremony was held April 12 at the Battle Roberts Ball Field on …
Tally Ho honored with governor, commissioner accolades OXFORD — Tally Ho First Baptist Church of Stem was the recipient of both state and county honors during the Granville County Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday. The church, headed by Rev. …
Oxford felon known as ‘Gator’ gets 5 years RALEIGH — A 38-year-old Oxford man who goes by “Gator” will spend five years in federal prison for carrying a gun. Maurice Shawayne Harris is a convicted felon who is barred from having …
Creedmoor man charged in store shooting CREEDMOOR — An Oxford man was shot Sunday night outside a convenience store near Creedmoor, and another man has been arrested in connection to the incident. The Granville County Sheriff’s …
‘I’m retired’ Oxford mechanic says after $10M scratch-off win RALEIGH — An Oxford’s man decision to stop and buy a lottery ticket during a trip to the landfill on April 1 won the 52-year-old grandfather $10 million -- although he could hardly believe it. …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
We can no longer bear illegal immigration burden

To the Editor, Nowhere in Tom Campbell’s article [“The Hate of Hatred”; April 12] does the word “illegal” appear. Nobody that I know hates immigrants, or even illegal immigrants. …

Socialism is the sharing of miseries

A response to equating Nazis to ‘socialism’

COLUMNS

Tom Campbell

When will lawmakers go home?

Our legislature has been in session since Jan. 30 and at last count 17 bills had been approved by both houses of the legislature and sent to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk for approval or veto. …

Jean McCamy

Topics to discuss with the Friendship Force

When we started traveling with the Friendship Force, one of our instructions was a caution not to discuss politics or religion. As it has turned out, we have had very compatible hosts and guests and …

Bob Allen

Remembering my first big job working in Philadelphia

This small-town New Jersey guy tackles the big city of Philadelphia. I always loved the country of Jersey at Wenonah and Pitman, and visited Philadelphia only at pre-Christmas and to visit my Aunt …

The fear of rejection

Media coverage of the college admissions scandal, which included several notable business figures and at least two Hollywood actresses, has captivated many folks over the last few weeks. These …

Put your trust in God

“Oh Lord my God, in You I put my trust; save me from all those who persecute me and deliver me.” — Psalm 7:1 Trust is a big issue for a lot of people. It is the firm belief in the …