2020-01-02

Perfect vision in 2020? We’ll see how the year shakes out


Here we are, in the year 2020. Twenty-twenty is a number that rolls trippingly off the tongue, and it is a year that has gotten a lot of attention even before it arrived. Of course, we have no way to …

NFPA encourages prompt removal of Christmas trees


If you’re having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, here’s a fact to motivate you: Nearly one-third (29 percent) of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occurs in January. …

Meeting to discuss funding for farmers


LOUISBURG — Representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the N.C. Division of Soil and Water Conservation will present a program Thursday on their funding availability for the coming …

A grand Christmas vacation that lasted for several days

Christmas time is so wonderful when we celebrate the birth of Jesus and exchange gifts with those we love. In addition, Christmas offers each of us better dispositions as we greet others and wish …

Wendell man shot at Middlesex party


MIDDLESEX — A Wendell man was injured when gunfire erupted Saturday at a birthday party in rural Nash County, according to authorities.

Cory Davis Forte II, 25, of Edgemont Road near Wendell, …

Former commissioner charged with assault


WENDELL — Police said they charged former Commissioner Benjamin Travis Carroll with assaulting another man after breaking into a home last month.

Wendell Police Chief Bill Carter said officers …

Sheriff seeks eastern Wake smash-and-grab suspects


RALEIGH ­— The Wake County Sheriff’s Office said it is looking for two men who drove an SUV into three eastern Wake County convenience stores and stole goods early Christmas morning.

The …

Community Briefs 1-3-20

Tickets on sale for ‘Back to the ‘50s Sock Hop’

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts will host a “Back to the ’50s Sock Hop” on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7-9 p.m. Put on blue …

Franklin County names new senior services director


LOUISBURG — Franklin County Manager Angela L. Harris announced Thursday that Cindy H. Jones will begin serving as senior services director on Jan. 20.

As a lifelong Franklin County resident and …

2 drivers killed in head-on Youngsville crash


YOUNGSVILLE — A 21-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man both died the day after Christmas when their cars crashed head-on on N.C. Highway 96 near Youngsville, authorities said.

The crash …

Heritage Chick-fil-A to open Wednesday


WAKE FOREST — Chick-fil-A will open its new Heritage location Jan. 8, the company announced Tuesday.

The opening of the 1010 Forestville Rd. restaurant will coincide with a community celebration …

Keep the past in the past


Hebrews 8:12 (ESV)

“For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”

We have just entered into a new year. With the start of a new season of life, …

Suspect charged with murder in WF shooting


WAKE FOREST — A man suspected in the shooting death of a Wake Forest man last month turned himself into police on New Year’s Eve, the town said.

Christopher Lee Lewis Jr. was charged with one …

Franklin County Police Reports 1-3-20

The following is a list of arrests made Dec. 23-30 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records.

Dec. 23

• Dysean Orlando Seward, 23, of …

Wake County Police Reports 1-3-20

The following is a list of arrests made Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement …

Christmas afterthoughts and leftovers


With another Christmas come and gone, let’s briefly evaluate how we did.

In the category of best or favorite performance by an actor in a Christmas movie as shown on TV, my choice would have to …

Recipe favorites: Looking back at 2019

I’ve enjoyed sharing recipes with our readers for another year.

In 2019, we tried new main dishes, new sweets and some new beverages.

Some recipes were from my family, some were ones I’ve …

Edna Earl Williams Powell

September 10, 1928 – December 8, 2019

Wake Forest – Edna Earl (Williams) Powell was born on September 10, 1928 and died on December 8, 2019 with her family by her side at the age of 91.

Edna …

Will mini-cities be in our future?


When I moved to Raleigh in 1978, it was a sleepy state capital with little excitement and few downtown residents. Now, more than 40 years later, construction cranes dot the downtown landscape. …

Wake Weekly names Taylor next editor


WAKE FOREST — Shawn Taylor, an award-winning community journalist, will serve as the next editor of The Wake Weekly and the Butner-Creedmoor News, President and Publisher Keven Zepezauer announced …