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Wakefield’s Bender named all-american

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris   WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High School senior volleyball player Gabby Bender has been named to the MaxPreps High School All-American volleyball team. Benda, who recently signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball next fall at Marquette University,...

Wake Forest police reports

Arrests •Eriq Alexander Thornton, 17, 9721 Rainsong Drive, was arrested at 1899 S. Franklin St. by Officer T.C. Webb and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He was cited and released. Dec. 27, 6:23 p.m. •Barry Thomas Kalinowski, 43, 313...

Franklin County police reports

Arrests •Michael Jermaine Holden, 33, 463 Duke Valentine Wynne Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home by Deputy C. Saunders and charged with communicating threats. He was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on a $10,000 bond. Dec. 21, 7:58 p.m. •Jermaine Anthony Branch, 28,...

Not-so-brave New Year

Views and Reviews by Jean McCamy   Every time I hear an announcement that yet another job has been automated or replaced by an electronic device, I shake my head. That’s all lovely, but where are people going to find jobs? We all know that manufacturing and agriculture is...