Writers unite tonight

WAKE FOREST — Writer’s Night in the Forest continues at the Renaissance Centre tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. with Wake Forest’s own Nancy Livingstone, author of Against Their Will. Against Their Will is a compelling thriller that centers on a reporter and a movie star being used...

Motorcyclist killed

WAKE FOREST — A Franklinton man lost his life the evening of Aug. 7 after having to ditch his motorcycle when another vehicle reportedly cut him off. Johnny Macon Pleasants, 57, and a passenger, Sharon Ray McCloud of Wake Forest, were headed north on Capital Boulevard near the...

Please don’t feed the vultures

By David Leone Vultures are nature’s cleanup crew, but they don’t know when to stop — if there’s too much detritus to find. That’s why the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has issued a warning to the public, requesting people to stop leaving trash and fish guts for buzzards to...

Unsung hero receives Congressional medal

Youngsville resident part of newly lauded Civil Air Patrol. By Carol Taber YOUNGSVILLE — Have you ever wondered why the east coast of the United States was not ravaged during World War II? The answer, in part, is because of the under-recognized work of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP)...

Purple Heart veterans honored

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — For their annual dinner every year, the Purple Heart Foundation brings in a guest speaker with an impeccable record, worthy of praise. But ask any attendee, from the speaker themselves down to the Boy Scouts serving sweet tea, the heroes of the day...