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Claude Vernon Hunter, 80

Claude Vernon Hunter, 80, of Rolesville, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Rex Hospital. He was born in Vance County, the son of the late Callie Vernon Hunter and Ida Lloyd Hunter, and was retired from Weavexx, where he worked in the shipping and receiving department. Mr. Hunter...
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Leonard J. Groves, 82

Leonard James Groves, 82, of Fayetteville, died Monday, May 12, 2014. Leonard was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria M. Groves. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, was awarded the Purple Heart in the Korean War and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. After...

Jerry T. Allen, 55

Jerry Thomas Allen, 55, of Creedmoor, died Friday, May 16, 2014. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 20, at Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Al Thomas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Jerry is survived by his wife, Lisa Ross Allen; children, Dana...
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Business Briefs – May 22, 2014

Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce news •Notary class will be held Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the chamber boardroom. The cost is $150 and registration may be completed online at wakeforestchamber.org. •The State of the Chamber address is scheduled Tuesday from 11:30...
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A blast from the past

I will always remember the first video games I played, the ones that hooked me forever into computer gaming. One of those I so dearly love even today is the Stronghold series by Firefly studios. When the first of the games came out, I remember my dad brought it back and allowed...
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Remember when you couldn’t save?

It’s nice to look back at your childhood and reminisce about the wonderful things that had a positive impact on your life. Video games were a great way for me to relax and a safe way to spend my free time. One of the most influential titles during those years for me was Sonic the...

Population nears 1 million, budget hits $1 billion with tax increase

RALEIGH — Wake County Manager Jim Hartmann presented the County’s $1.063 billion fiscal year (FY) 2015 recommended budget to the Board of Commissioners during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The budget will exceed $1 billion for the first time with the population of the...
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Shooting not random; suspect remains in jail

Wake Forest Police resonded to a report of a shooting near Highgate Circle, just off of Wait Avenue, and apprehended Brandon Rashaad Joyner May 14. Joyner, 21, 214 Highgate Circle, was arrested at 225 S. Taylor St., and charged with armed with deadly weapon with intent to kill...