Robert Lance O’Neal, 86

Robert Lance O’Neal, 86, of Wake Forest, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at his home. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy O’Neal. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Ann Rey Burbank O’Neal; his sister, Margaret O’Neal and by his brother,...

Gladys Mae Harrison, 82

Gladys Mae Harrison, 82, of Rutherfordton, died Sept. 8, 2013 at The Carolina House. Harrison was the daughter of the late Mike and Lizzie O’Neal Bailey. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Piedmont, S.C. and was also active in the community in the Mother’s Club...

Rev. Lenora Jones Mangum, 81

Rev. Lenora Jones Mangum, 81, of Wake Forest, died Saturday evening, Sept. 7, 2013 at Hillside Nursing Center. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Jessie and Ruby Jones and spent her entire life serving the Lord as a minister. Funeral services were Tuesday,...
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This Week in History — Sept. 12, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1973 •A group of Franklinton residents has asked the town board to prohibit the sale of alcohol within town limits on Sundays. The request came from people who live near the...

Costly delay better than overpriced disaster

The Wake County commissioners’ discussion of the county’s transit plan Sept. 3 was brilliantly offset by the agenda item that came just before it. Commissioners first heard about the painful delays with the implementation of the state’s NC FAST program — an electronic case...