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Raymond A. Schmitz, 76

Raymond Anthony Schmitz, 76, of Wake Forest, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring. He was born in Chicago, Ill. to the late Walter A. Schmitz and Freida Schramm Schmitz. After graduation from high school, Ray joined the Navy and served from...

Officials mum about student injury

ROLESVILLE — A Rolesville High School student reportedly made an attempt on her own life in a third floor bathroom shortly before noon Thursday, Dec. 5. Although both Wake County Schools officials and Rolesville police are currently refusing to release much information about the...
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Rachel L. Flowers Mims, 92

Mrs. Rachel L. Flowers Mims, 92, of Wake Forest, who professed Christ to all as her Savior, passed away Dec. 3, 2013. Her humble walk and faith inspired all who met her at her church, in the community and in her workplaces at Person Street Pharmacy in the 70s, the Albemarle State...
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Margie P. Shearon, 82

Margie Pleasants Shearon, 82, of Wake Forest, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her home. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Hazel and Elmo Pleasants, and was a member of New Light Church of God. Mrs. Shearon was a retired bookkeeper for Rural Plumbing and...
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Animal shelter benefits from child’s kindness

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — It’s not often you find a 7-year-old spearheading a party to benefit an animal shelter. Even less so when she foregoes birthday presents to make it happen. But that is exactly what Maggie Mcilroy did last weekend. Maggie, who turns 8 today...