Jerry Wayne Ray, 58

Jerry Wayne Ray, 58, of Louisburg, beloved son and father, died Friday Sept. 27, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Wake County, the son of Elma Privette Ray McLamb and the late Floyd Ray. Graveside funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Pine Forest...

Erich Hodges, 48

Erich Hodges, 48, of Raleigh, died Friday Sept. 27, 2013 at the William Dunlap Hospice Center in Raleigh. He was born in Woburn, Mass., the son of Karin Borei and the late Richard Hodges. Erich was an avid runner and a youth lacrosse coach for the city of Raleigh and Essex...

School grounds unkempt

To the editor: I have been on the campus of the Wake Forest Elementary School on two occasions lately and I am appalled at the condition of the grounds. The grass is not kept mowed, the trees and shrubs are either overgrown, dying, or both, there is soil erosion in several areas...

Community support made library book sale

To the editor: I’m not from the Wake Forest area originally. I wasn’t all that happy about having to leave my home town. But now I couldn’t be happier to be where I am. What a wonderful community. So many interesting and involved people. So many active civic organizations. And so...

Show the real report card

By John Hood Have you ever seen a bad grade on your child’s report card and then gotten angry at the school for sending you the report card? Of course not. Like it or not, you need to know how your child is really doing so you can do something about it. North Carolinians are...