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13 years for murder

Sonny Lee Howard pleads guilty to killing wife By David Leone RALEIGH — A Wake Forest man who killed his wife pleaded guilty to second degree murder Friday. Judge Howard Manning sentenced Sonny Lee Howard, 43, to serve 13 years to 16 years, seven months in prison, a Wake County...

Lightning sets house ablaze

WAKE FOREST — A freak lightning strike is believed to have started a fire that damaged a Granville County house with a Wake Forest address Friday evening. No one was home at the time, Brassfield Volunteer Fire Department Chief Greg Hockaday said. Media reports state that the...
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Developer gives back

   Jandy Ammons Foundation to benefit community, state by David Leone RALEIGH — Andy and Jan Ammons are household names in Wake Forest. He, for following in his father’s footsteps and developing Heritage, she for her tireless leadership with the town’s greenways board and...

Rolesville police car involved in crash

ROLESVILLE — A Rolesville police car moving through an intersection, failed to yield the right of way and collided with another vehicle, causing an estimated $23,000 damage to both vehicles combined, according to a crash report from the N.C. State Highway Patrol. Officer Shawn...
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A tall ship’s tale

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Last month, during a Neck of the Woods performance series presentation at Wake Forest Coffee Company, author Stephan Platzer showed up with a slide projector. Then, in place of reading from his 2008 book Bringing E Home: Transatlantic Voyage of...