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Deadly bar fight suspect turns himself in

DURHAM — A Wake Forest man who was wanted for murder in connection to a bar fight that became deadly turned himself in Tuesday morning, police said. Daniel Peter Mohar, 34, has been charged …
TOP STORIES

Wendell pool owners called racist over dreadlocks rule

WENDELL — A privately-owned swimming pool has come under fire on social media this week after it posted a list of rules online that prohibited swimmers from having dreadlocks and hair …
Daniel Mohar

Wake Forest man charged with murder after bar fight

A Wake Forest man has been charged with murder after he allegedly punched a man who fell and cracked his head on pavement at a Durham bar earlier this month, the Durham Police Department said Friday.
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Youngsville police chief Kirts retires

YOUNGSVILLE — Town of Youngsville Police Department Chief Daren Kirts retired last week, the town’s administration confirmed. His last day was June 5, although the chief has agreed to remain …

East Wake towns see population boom

KNIGHTDALE — When James Roberson, Knightdale’s mayor, moved into town 25 years ago, about 980 people lived in Knightdale with him, he said. It’s come a long way since then. As of July 1 …
Asuka said she had a lot of good food experiences while in the U.S., including this trip to Big Al's BBQ in Raleigh. Contributed photo

Exchange student, family changed by study abroad experience

ROLESVILLE — The lives of a Rolesville family and a Japanese teenager have been forever changed as a result of a one-year study abroad experience. This week is Asuka Naka’s final one in the …
KDM Development showed this illustration, which reflects the type of development it hopes to bring to downtown Rolesville, to the public on June 6. Contributed photo by KDM Development

Developer in talks to bring shops, homes to downtown Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — A private developer is hoping to partner with the town of Rolesville to build shops, townhomes and possibly a library on mostly vacant town-owned land near a downtown intersection. …
OBITUARIES
Elaine Rich Brown WAKE FOREST — Elaine Rich Brown, 71, of Wake Forest, passed away Friday, May 24 with her family by her side.  She was born to the late John Oscar and Loreen McLamb Rich on April 6, 1948, and …
Bernadine Zanoni WAKE FOREST — Bernadine Zanoni, 82, “Bernie” as she was affectionately known, was born in New York City on July 9, 1936 to the late Joseph and Josephine Morton. On Aug. 28, 1966 she married …
Reginald L. White Reginald passed from this life into eternity on Saturday, May 25. He was born Nov. 12, 1930 in Jacksonville, Florida to John E. White and Ena Roberts White. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 …
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 …
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 …
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EDITORIALS
North Carolina’s university system delivering success

Alumni of the University of North Carolina system are in a better position than most people to judge how good a job the system’s 16 schools are doing. That doesn’t mean others don’t have …

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
Man shot in Creedmoor, two arrested after manhunt CREEDMOOR — Police have arrested two men in connection to a shooting that left one man with serious injuries Tuesday morning. According to a post on the City of Creedmoor's Facebook page, …
History in the making: Falls Lake Academy celebrates first graduating class BUTNER — Falls Lake Academy sent 60 graduates across the stage to receive their diplomas in an historic ceremony Saturday. The class of 2019 is the first class to graduate from the …
Butner council passes 2019-20 budget BUTNER — The Butner Town Council unanimously approved its 2019-20 budget at a June 6 meeting. The budget, with general fund expenditures estimated at $6.7 million, includes an unchanged ad …
Granville commissioners approve DHHS move to Oxford OXFORD — The Granville County Board of Commissioners at a May 29 emergency meeting unanimously approved a motion for support of a state budget item that would move the State Department of Health …
Butner Chicken Pickin’ clucks on in 25th year BUTNER — While Memorial Day weekend is seen as the unofficial start of summer and many non-beach towns empty out, it’s the weekend after in southern Granville County that signals to many locals …
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

The dangers of juuling in school

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse every 7 out of 10 teens are exposed to electronic cigarette advertisements. Just in the last year or so, the vaping (or juuling if you know the …

Jean McCamy

The valedictorian and salutatorian debate

Things have changed a lot since 1772 when Lord Betatort, serving as governor of Virginia, awarded a gold medal at the College of William and Mary to the student most skilled in Latin. That …

Better living through chemistry and reading labels

Better living through chemistry is what I call taking necessary, helpful medications. It’s a fact of life that many of us depend on medication to maintain life or quality of life, from over the …

Heavy rains brought flooding in a flash

At 11:16 a.m. on Saturday, the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh issued a flash flood warning for northeastern Wake County and central Franklin County. The warning was in effect until 1:45 …