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Man loaded with cash and drugs flees cops

A high-speed pursuit adds to local felon’s list. by Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — A high-speed pursuit landed a 25-year-old man with a history of felonious drug and robbery convictions dating back to 2003, in jail, again. Jamal Lamont Sims, 25, 2741 Rosinburg Road, Zebulon,...
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Legislators embrace change

State leaders invited to chamber to tour town’s tech businesses. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — State legislators toured town businesses and hosted a Q&A with local leaders during the chamber of commerce’s elected officials reception Aug. 8. After a meeting with chamber...

Doris Young Baldwin, 87

Doris Young Baldwin, 87, of Louisburg, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Baldwin is survived by three daughters, Linda Baldwin Herring of Lansing, Mich. and Lesia Baldwin Brandon and Brenda Baldwin of Durham. Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 23, 1 p.m., at St. Paul Presbyterian...

William “Bill” Runyon, 64

William Alan “Bill” Runyon, 64, of Raleigh, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Rex Hospital. He was born in Parkersburg, W. Va. and was a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. Runyon was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed tennis and...

Benjamin Donald Smeller, 22

Benjamin Donald Smeller, 22, of Raleigh, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 at WakeMed. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and was a 2009 graduate of Wakefield High School and a chef with Milton’s Pizza and Pasta. Funeral services were held Aug. 17, 2013 in the Chapel of Bright...

Freda Jeffreys, 91

Freda Jeffreys, 91, of Wake Forest, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at REX Healthcare, Raleigh. She was born to the late Henderson and Alberata Jeffreys. The funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m., at New Bethel Baptist Church in Rolesville. Burial will followed in...

Jacqueline “Jackie” Wilkins, 47

Jacquline “Jackie” Wilkins, 47, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. The funeral was held Aug. 15, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Claude Dunston officiating. Wilkins is survived by her daughter, Lakesha Wilkins; sisters, Judy Dunston and Barbara Grissom of...

Mary Thomas Walters, 92

Mary Thomas Walters, 92, of Leesburg, Va., passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Rolesville, North Carolina, the daughter of the late William Thomas Debnam and late Amie Perry Debnam Lane, she was also preceded in death by her...
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Teens arrested in burglary investigation — On Patrol, week of Aug. 22, 2013

LOUISBURG — Three teenagers were arrested after a Franklin County Sheriff’s investigation led them to the same road. As previously reported by The Franklin Weekly, Capt. E. Smith Jr. was called to a breaking and entering that occurred at a residence on Sledge Road, on Aug. 11....