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Police investigate online nude Wake student photos

WAKE FOREST — It didn’t take long for word to spread Tuesday that Wake Forest police are investigating the crime of disseminating obscenity after nude photos of potential Wake County high school students started showing up online. The news raced through some of the same social...
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Police: Have you seen these people?

By Clellie Allen Local law enforcement agencies are asking for the public’s help in locating certain individuals. Stolen car parts LOUISBURG — Franklin County deputies are looking for this man and asking if anyone can identify him to contact Captain Smith at 919-729-4600. He is...

Schools facilities manager lands in hot seat

By Juliet McDonald RALEIGH — Joe Desormeaux, facilities manager for Wake County Public School System, was in the hot seat more than once during the Wake County Commissioners meeting Monday afternoon. Commissioners tackled multiple agenda items concerning Wake Schools, all...

Friday deadline to enter Incredible Pageant

Student-organized event designed to embolden youths with disabilities. WAKE FOREST — Maha Rehman, a senior at Franklin Academy High School, has organized a pageant for youths and young adults, with a twist. “The Incredible Pageant is specifically organized to focus on children...

Cemetery plan plotted

Apartments also approved. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A plan for the long-awaited columbarium at the town-run cemetery was presented to town commissioners Tuesday night, but they had grave concerns with the design. Though the board approved the plan, which will add a structure...
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Get up close and personal with JMC

Country music singer in town for special show to benefit domestic violence victims. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Want to see country music phenom Jason Michael Carroll up close while helping victims of domestic violence? Come see him perform this Friday at the Mill Room in The...
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Neighbor helping neighbor

Michael Nunn, center, in the ballcap, was spinning his tires on North College Street trying to get to the plowed part of the road Feb. 13. First, a seminary worker helped shovel him out, then, Don Stroud drove up in a Jeep and pulled him out with a chain.
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Drug bust successful

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — As part of an ongoing investigation in the sale and distribution of controlled substances, particularly crack cocaine and marijuana, officers of the Franklin County Tactical team executed a search warrant just after 9 a.m. Feb. 7 at 30 Curtis Road,...
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Outdoorswomen scholarships offered

RALEIGH — Women interested in learning outdoors skills through hands-on experiences may be eligible for scholarships through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. Scholarships cover up to 80 percent of registration fees, which range...