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What McCrory is counting on

by John Hood When the July jobs report for North Carolina came out last week, showing an uptick in the unemployment rate, all the usual suspects said all the usual things. Republicans whose main focus is national politics blamed President Barack Obama. Democrats who main focus is...

Brushing aside the governor, again

by Chris Fitzsimon (Editor’s note — this column was written Friday before Tuesday’s vote that overrode the governor’s vetoes) It now seems very likely that Republican lawmakers will ignore the wishes of Republican Governor Pat McCrory next week and vote to override his vetoes of...
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This Week in History — week of Sept. 5, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1963 •Dr. George R. Beasley-Murray, principal of Spurgeon’s College in London, England, delivered the convocation lecture as Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary opened its...

Sarah Edwards Peoples, 91

Sarah Edwards Peoples, 91, of Louisburg died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Louisburg Nursing Center. She was born March 25, 1922 to the late Isham Hamlin and Lula Ethel Dunn Edwards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lassiter Peoples, Sr. She...

Viola K. McCane, 69

Viola K. McCane, 69, of Franklinton, died Friday Aug. 30, 2013. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Dorothy Holland Steele and George Steele. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jerry, Larry and Daniel Steele. She was a member of Faith Baptist...

Matthew “Matt” Justin McCormick, 28

Matthew “Matt” Justin McCormick, 28, of Louisburg, died Monday night, Sept. 2, 2013. Matt was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Lucille Denton. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Matt is survived by his wife, Tiffany McCormick and daughters,...

Ronald Edward Doman, 64

    Ronald Edward Doman, 64, of Raleigh, died Saturday Aug. 31, 2013 at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh. He was born in Winchester, Va., the son of Christina Riley Doman and the late James Doman. Ron’s love of people meant that he was a stranger to no one. As an avid...

Peggy Jean Liles Gay, 73

Peggy Jean Liles Gay, 73, of Youngsville, died Monday Aug. 26, 2013. She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Nettie Jane Liles Perry and Robert Lee Liles. Peggy was a dedicated worker starting out as a bookkeeper for many years at Zebulon Sheet Metal, followed...
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Patriots even-up record

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy’s soccer team evened its record to 2-2 with a 10-1 win against Research Triangle High School Aug. 28. Several Patriots scored goals including senior center-mid Gabe Milioni, forward Brian Gonzales and Chris Hughes, a senior midfielder. “They all...