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A dose of Big Medicine

Above: Joe Newberry on banjo and LaNelle Davis, upright bass, get into the music. (Photos by David Leone) by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Big Medicine brought bluegrass enthusiasts out of the woodwork and into E. Carroll Joyner Park on a beautiful Sunday. The concert was...
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Teen threatens firefighters with sledge hammer

by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Firefighters were awakened around 1 a.m. Saturday by a teen trying to break into the fire department with a sledgehammer. According to Wake Forest Police spokesman Bill Crabtree, Brian Craig Keller, 19, 1201 Buttercup Lane, entered the the Fire...

Stick cause of power outage

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A 2-to 3-foot-long stick was to blame for Friday’s mid-afternoon power outage in the town’s central business district. At about 2:40 p.m., a small branch fell off a tree on West Cedar Avenue and caught on a main power line, while also touching a lower...

Mom: ‘Vultures’ won’t fix dead son’s debt

Kimberly Akers garners nearly 200,000 signatures on Change.org petition by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Kimberly Akers has suffered  some of the worst things a parent can face. A year ago, her son, Cameron, who suffered a brain injury while serving in the military overseas,...
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Kings meet on court

Diabetic student shaped by leukemia sufferer with same name by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Rashawn King is a seventh-grader trying to deal with issues surrounding diabetes. And Rashawn King is a college freshman who has struggled to live with leukemia, currently in remissio...