Potential third-grade retention crisis looms

By Matt Ellinwood More than half of North Carolina’s third-graders could be held back this year as districts work to implement the state’s new Read to Achieve law. The program’s goal of ensuring that all third-graders can read on grade level before being promoted to fourth grade...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports

Arrests •Lamont Andrea McKoy, 41, 588 Pinkney Church Road, Freemont, was arrested in Johnson County in connection with the recent chop shop bust in Franklin County and charged with 12 counts felony possession of a motor from a stolen motor vehicle, three felony counts of altering...

Wake Forest police reports

Arrests •Kyle Edward Strawser, 29, 5724 Meadow Run, Knightdale, was arrested at 2149 Forestville Road and Coach Lantern Avenue and was charged with driving while impaired (DWI) and failure to comply with restrictions. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on a $1,000 bond....

Wake crime

Reported Jan. 30-Feb. 7. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Dakotah Andrew Davis, 18, 5113 Cotton Boll Court, Garner, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer J. Burke at 10800 Bedfordtown Drive, Raleigh, in Falls, and charged with felony...