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A tree blew onto the roof of a home on West Gannon Street in Zebulon during a Monday's tornado. Contributed photo

Twister terrorizes East Wake

ZEBULON — A tornado with winds up to 115 mph tore through a 17-mile stretch of eastern Wake County on Monday, destroying homes, blocking highways, flipping vehicles, tearing down trees and power …
LAUNCH Wake Forest graduated its second class Tuesday at the Renaissance Centre. There were 20 graduates in the class. Contributed photo

LAUNCH Wake Forest graduates second class

WAKE FOREST — LAUNCH Wake Forest graduated its second class Tuesday at the Renaissance Centre. There were 20 graduates in the class. The event was led by Wake Forest Rotary Club President Brad …

Wake Forest student takes part in pinning ceremony

SANFORD — The Central Carolina Community College Dr. Antonio Braithwaite School of Dental Hygiene held its 2019 Pinning Ceremony on May 7 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center in …

Franklin county sheriff’s reports

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following incidents and arrested the following suspects from May 8-13, according to public police records. May 8 • Domestic dispute, …
Bob Allen

Showing love in not-so-gentle fashion

In last week’s column, I shared the first part of the message given at the funeral for Ian Frazier Lewis, whose mother, Missy, was like a member of our family when she was growing up. The message …
Jean McCamy

All aboard the Hurricanes bandwagon

I’m not a hockey fan. The only game I have ever watched all the way through was when my great-granddaughter played, briefly, for a Boys and Girls Club team. It was actually an interesting game and, …

Wake forest police reports

The Wake Forest Police Department investigated the following incidents and arrested the following suspects from May 7-14, according to public police records. May 7 • Felony drug offense, …
OBITUARIES
Gary Lewis Pleasants WAKE FOREST — Gary Lewis Pleasants, 67, of Wake Forest, passed away at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring Hospice House peacefully on Saturday, May 11 following a hard-fought battle with …
Alice Holman Harrison Alice Holman Harrison, 92, of Wake Forest, passed away at her home Wednesday, May 15. She was born in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Clarence Holman and Rosa Brogden Holman. Mrs. Harrison …
Ian Frazier Lewis WAKE FOREST — Ian Frazier Lewis, 18, died Friday, April 19. He was born Sept. 23, 2000 in a laid-back, mellow style, which proved true to his personality. Ian was the third of four …
Dewey Baxter Stewart WAKE FOREST — Dewey Baxter Stewart, 69, of Wake Forest, passed away at WakeMed on Thursday, April 25. Dewey was born in South Boston, Virginia to the late David Carl Stewart and Marie Williams …
Margaret Hartsfield Montague LANDOVER, Md. — Margaret Hartsfield Montague entered into eternal rest on April 17. She is survived by her husband, Leroy Montague; children, Dexter, Tracy, and Kevin Montague and Monique M. …
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EDITORIALS
Welcome to the new Wake Weekly

Longtime subscribers of The Wake Weekly have seen a great deal of change to their local newspaper in recent months. We can’t thank you enough for your continued patience and readership. We also …

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
Granville Relay for Life celebrates survivors OXFORD — Each year since 1985, J.F. Webb High School hosts Relay for Life. This year’s event was held May 10. There were countless individuals who were part of the event and worked to make it …
Students design homes for Habitat for Humanity CREEDMOOR — The drafting class at South Granville High School was recently given the task to design a house for the Granville County Habitat for Humanity. The class, taught by Glenn Forsythe, …
South Granville Water and Sewer Authority raises rates BUTNER — After a contentious public hearing, the South Granville Water and Sewer Authority passed its 2019-20 budget ordinance and rate schedule at its Tuesday meeting. The budget raises water …
Robbery victim survives bridge fall; 3 charged OXFORD — A trio of suspects Saturday lured a man to a meeting place, beat and robbed him, bound him in tape and kidnapped him, and then drove him to Oxford where they threw him off a bridge, …
Motorcyclist dies after crashing into John Deere WILTON — A motorcyclist died Saturday on N.C. Highway 96 after he veered into a lane of oncoming traffic and crashed into a John Deere tractor, state troopers said. Normey Michael Medlin Jr., …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
A more efficient bus system in Wake Forest

To the Editor, Wake Forest needs a comprehensive transit system that benefits all our residents and draws new people to our community. We all recognize that automobile traffic is becoming more and …

We can no longer bear illegal immigration burden

Socialism is the sharing of miseries

COLUMNS

John Hood

State ranks high in college funding

North Carolina appropriates less taxpayer money to state colleges and universities in real terms than it did before the onset of the Great Recession. Tuition has risen markedly and now accounts for a …

Tom Campbell

Senate race could be the premiere event

I’ve been watching the emerging election for North Carolina’s Senate seat and wonder if we are seeing symptoms of a larger trend. Our traditional tribalism – Republicans and Democrats — has …

Honor the fallen by hiring veterans

With your military service complete, you’re eager to return home and get on with life in the private sector. Surely, in a booming economy, you’ll have your pick of jobs? Your training is …

Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend

With Memorial Day Weekend approaching I couldn’t help but think of my son who sent me a picture last week standing in front of a government building in Chile where a massacre had occurred during a …

Bob Allen

Do you still like the comics in the daily newspaper?

Sometimes I wonder if other people’s habits are different from mine and if they differ, how do they differ. My thoughts this week are about comics or funnies found in daily newspapers. Using the …