Patrol reports on holiday traffic fatalities

RALEIGH — The Highway Patrol announced a preliminary number of 16 motorists who died on North Carolina highways during the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday weekend officially began at 6 p.m. May 23, and ended at midnight, May 26. Last year the Highway Patrol investigated 14...

Food drive wrapping up

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County is collecting food through Saturday for its spring food drive. Donations of food and cash during the drive benefit the Feeding Franklin hunger project by stocking the shelves of 19 food pantries in the county. Items needed most...

Teen sexually assaulted on popular greenway

WAKE FOREST — Monday, a 14-year-old boy reported to Wake Forest Police he was sexually assaulted in the woods along a section of Sanford Creek Greenway, in the vicinity of the intersection of Prairie Smoke Street and Sanford Creek Avenue. According to Wake Forest Police Spokesman...
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Traffic shifts near for Rolesville bypass work

ROLESVILLE — The N.C. Department of Transportation has issued an update on the construction of the U.S. 401 bypass around Rolesville. The project is reportedly still on track to be completed by September. Some of the work will require adjustments to local traffic patterns as...

Local students serve as House pages

RALEIGH — Three Wake Forest area students recently served as pages for the North Carolina House of Representatives. Victoria Penna, daughter of Steve and Lea Penna, was sponsored by Marilyn Avila (R-Wake); Kyra Hartsfield, daughter of Donald and Channel Hartsfield, was sponsored...