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Community says goodbye to firefighter

Justice Volunteer Firefighter John Derek Gupton was remembered Sunday at Duke Memorial Baptist Church before being buried in the church cemetery. Gupton, 24, died Sept. 16 when the water in the tanker he was driving, while answering a fire call near Lake Royale, shifted on a...

Business Briefs – Sept. 25, 2014

Free coffee until Monday In a gesture of appreciation, McDonald’s restaurants are offering customers a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours now through Monday. The free coffee may be ordered inside or at the drive-thru, and no other purchase is necessary. Wake Forest...

Flag-raisings remember Wake Forest veterans

WAKE FOREST — Monthly observances honoring the sacrifices of deceased Wake Forest veterans and their families will take place starting Monday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. The town will partner with American Legion Post 187, VFW Post 8466, the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation and Marine...

Quarter frenzy for Optimists Oct. 5

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Optimist Club is having a special fund-raising event beginning at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Mill Room at The Factory on Main Street. It is a Quarter Frenzy — where you can bid for items valued from $30 and up for 1 to 4 quarters. A bidding paddle is $3,...

Elections complaint filed over fracking attack ads

RALEIGH — Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca has filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections (SBOE) against out-of-state groups he contends have violated state law and federal regulations. De Luca is asking the board of elections to open an immediate...

Wolverines suffer loss to undefeated Capitals

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The Wakefield High School soccer team just couldn’t rebound from an early lead by Broughton on Monday and ended up losing 1-4. Broughton, now 6-0-2, is the Cap 8 leader and had just come off of a decent break after their tie to Sanderson....

Armed robbery 911 calls reveal language barrier

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Police have released the 911 calls associated with the Sept. 7 armed robbery on the 200 block of Stone Monument Drive in the Pemberly neighborhood, revealing the difficulty emergency dispatchers had communicating with the family in a volatile and...

Red Rams continue road wins at Roanoke Rapids

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer Roanoke Rapids — Whether they’re at home or on the road, Franklinton finds ways to win soccer matches after defeating conference opponent Roanoke Rapids, 4-1 Monday night. The Red Rams are now 8-2-1 and 3-0-1 in conference play. Coach Isaac Welker...