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Arthur Alston, 83

Arthur “Bro” Alston, 83, of Louisburg, died on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Open visitation will be held at the Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with funeral services at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.
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Elmo Burrows May, 83

Elmo Burrows May, 83, of Louisburg, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 17, 1930, to the late Willie Elias and Eleanor Shearin May. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1951-54 on the U.S. Coast Guard ship, Violet. He was...

Betty Mae Barnes, 70

Betty Mae Barnes, 70, of Knightdale, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Wellington Nursing Center in Knightdale.  She was born June 5, 1943, in Raleigh, to the late Lillie Shearon and Oliver Reagan. Betty is survived by her sons, Linwood O’Neal, of Wake Forest, and William O’Neal,...
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Gutted

No one was inside at the time. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Fire consumed a one-story house at 163 N. White St. Tuesday morning. Fire and police officials closed off North White Street for about an hour while battling the blaze. Wake Forest firefighters received the call at 8:22...
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Local family hurt at fair needs help

WAKE FOREST — Perhaps you read about the people who were injured when a ride malfunctioned at the N.C. State Fair in October. What you may be unaware of is that three immediate members of a Wake Forest family were severely injured — their father, Anthony Gorham, mother, Kisha...
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Drive-by shooting at mobile home park

No injuries reported; targeted resident was allegedly involved in street fight earlier. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The normally quiet Wellington Mobile Home Park was the site of a drive-by shooting the night of Dec. 5, witnesses say. No one was injured in the shooting, which...
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Foul Language leads to street fight – On Patrol, Dec. 12, 2013

by Clellie Allen  Parade ends, melee begins Shortly after the Franklinton Christmas parade ended, Thursday, two groups of parade-watchers got into a brawl that ended up with five people being charged in conjucntion with the incident. According to a press release from the...
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Dine at Chili’s Dec. 18 and support Purr Partners

Chili’s is supporting Purr Partners by donating 10 percent of sales Dec. 18 to the organization. Purr Partners is a cat rescue agency located in Youngsville. Its mission is to help homeless felines find loving, permanent homes through adoption and placement. They believe...
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Veterans to lead Christmas parade

More than 100 floats, bands, entries this year. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Bundle up kiddos! The annual Wake Forest Christmas Parade is Saturday and, if their prediction holds,  meteorologists are calling for cool weather with scattered showers all day. That doesn’t mean people...