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‘Meet in the Street’ set for May 4

WAKE FOREST — The 39th Annual Meet in the Street festival returns to downtown Wake Forest on Saturday, May 4. Presented by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Atlantic Tire …

Wake Forest Police Reports 04.26.19

The Wake Forest Police Department investigated the following incidents and arrested the following suspects from April 16-22, according to public police records. April 16 • Suspicious …
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Franklin authorities charge 2 with indecent liberties

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office this week announced charges against two men who purportedly sexually assaulted minors in unrelated cases. Terry Jermaine Johnson, 41, was …

Rolesville Police Reports 04.26.19

The Rolesville Police Department investigated the following incidents and arrested the following suspects from April 16-24, according to public police records. April 16 • Christopher Wayne …
A new Wake Forest retail center called Forestville Square will be the new location for Sole Dimensions and Body Bliss Salon & Spa when completed this fall. On-site to break ground at the location across from Heritage High School are (from left): Tony Schouteren, construction assistant; Sarah Boulton, owner of Body Bliss Salon & Spa; Ellie Penner, certified pedorthist and owner of Sole Dimensions; and Janice Williams, Sole Dimensions celebrity cashier. Contributed photo by Angela B. Jamison

New retail center breaks ground on Forestville Road

WAKE FOREST — Two Wake Forest businessowners helped break ground April 17 for a new retail center on Forestville Road near Rogers Road that their existing businesses will move to upon completion …
Bob Allen

Two sudden weather strikes cause us to ponder picnics

When my wife, Peggy, was living, we used to drive over to her Asheville hometown six or seven times a year after work on Fridays, and we always enjoyed the visits, including with our four sons soon …

The creator loves you

Isaiah 44:2 (ESV) “Thus, says the Lord who made you, who formed you from the womb and will help you: Fear not, O Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen.” This is a very …
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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
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

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 …