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Firefighter assigned to Fire Station 2, 9925 Ligon Mill Road, have tested positive for COVID-19, but are "doing well," the Wake Forest Fire Department said.

Wake Forest firefighters ‘doing well’ after more COVID-19 cases reported

WAKE FOREST — Sixteen firefighters have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Wake Forest, officials said Thursday, although at least some have completely recovered and returned to work. The …
Jacqui Boykin

Knightdale captain named Zebulon police chief

ZEBULON — Jacqui Boykin, a captain at the Knightdale Police Department, will serve as the next chief of the Zebulon Police Department, the towns announced Wednesday.  Boykin will be …
Local health officials ask county residents to practice the three Ws: Wear a cloth face covering when with other people, remain 6 feet apart, avoiding close contact, and wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

Wake County schools report COVID-19 cases

WAKE FOREST — A local elementary school and an athletic program at a high school are both reporting positive cases of COVID-19. Forest Pines Drive Elementary School in Wakefield reported a …
Wake Forest is ready for Halloween, especially this home across from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Amber Revels-Stocks | The Wake Weekly

Calls grow for skipping trick-or-treating

RALEIGH — Halloween is a time for spooky treats and scary fun. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises people skip traditional trick-or-treating and other festivities …
The line for early voting stretched behind the Northern Regional Center Wednesday. Early voting ends Saturday.

Most registered voters already cast ballot

WAKE FOREST — Around 53% of registered Wake County voters and 50% of registered Franklin County voters have already voted in the general election, state data show. More than 420,000 Wake voters …

Former Rolesville mayor left behind legacy of compassion

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville lost a fixture Oct. 11 when former Mayor Nancy Kelly died. Kelly served as a commissioner for at least 25 years before serving as mayor from 2002-2007, town …
Kim Denton

Government Notebook: Denton to helm Franklin County as next manager

Denton to helm Franklin County LOUISBURG — Assistant Franklin County Manager Kim Denton will take the role of county manager Nov. 1. The Franklin County Board of Commissioners appointed …
Tammy Lynn Pickett

Wake County Arrests: Oct. 21-27

The following is a list of arrests made Oct. 21-27 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. Oct. …
ELECTION 2020 CENTRAL

The Wake Weekly rolls out questionnaires with 2020 candidates

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly has begun publishing survey responses from local candidates running in this year's election. We will publish additional responses if we receive …

States can't defend ballot selfie bans

Election horse race enters homestretch

Election may not be over on election night

Democrats may fall just short

Sparks fly in state treasurer debate

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Franklin County Arrests: Oct. 21-27 The following is a list of arrests made Oct. 21-27 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. Oct. 21 • Elizabeth Margaret …
Bunn High student fatally shot BUNN — A Bunn High School student was shot and killed Tuesday, police said. Mariano Palacios-Hortelano, 19, died Tuesday. Around 10:25 p.m., the Bunn Police Department and the Franklin …
Wake Forest man charged with wife's homicide WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department arrested a man Monday for the murder of his wife. John Charles Farley, 51, was charged with murder Monday, following an incident that occurred …
Wake Arrests: Oct. 14-20 The following is a list of arrests made Oct. 14-20 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. Oct. …
Franklin Arrests: Oct. 14-20 The following is a list of arrests made Oct. 14-20 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. Oct. 14 • Christopher Ryan Burke, …
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OBITUARIES
Richard Cary Pahnke Sr. Sept. 29, 1951 — Oct. 19, 2020 WAKE FOREST — Richard “Rick” Cary Pahnke Sr., 69, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 19, 2020, at his home. He was born on Sept. 29, 1951, in Savannah, …
Victoria Burgess July 3, 1942 — Oct. 17, 2020 WAKE FOREST — Victoria “Vicky” Burgess, 78, passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 17, 2020, at her residence. She was born in Alton, Illinois, on July 3, …
Robert Harry Rylander MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Robert “Bob” Harry Rylander passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Judith Rylander; two daughters, Kristin Mastrovito and …
Linda Grace Honeycutt July 27, 1959 — Oct. 9, 2020 YOUNGSVILLE — Linda Grace Swartz Honeycutt, 61, of the Colony Ridge community, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Wake Med Hospital, Raleigh, with …
William Frank Fritz WAKE FOREST — William Frank Fritz died Sept. 27, 2020.
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EDITORIALS

OUR OPINION: Bob Allen roved around and gave us a newspaper

A staple of this newspaper for nearly seven decades, Bob Allen’s column “Roving Around,” is missing from the pages this week. Its absence is glaring; Bob’s insight into life in Wake Forest …

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
UPDATE: Gray SUV sought in Butner hit-and-run that killed pedestrian BUTNER — A person was killed Tuesday in a hit-and-run crash, authorities said. Butner Public Safety responded to the 1600 of West B Street around 6:30 p.m., the department said on …
Falls Lake Academy moving ahead with Plan A CREEDMOOR — Falls Lake Academy will test the waters next month with a staggered reopening for kindergarten through fifth grade. The charter school’s board of directors Monday voted 5-1 …
COLUMNS

Weekly Devotional: At the fire pit with Jesus

Mark 6:31 (ESV) “And He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.’” In the mountains of North Carolina, the show of colors in the fall season is …

Jean McCamy

Flowers find friends in trying times

When I was growing up, we had flowers in the yard and sometimes flowers in the house, but I didn’t pay much attention to them. I wore the obligatory red rose to church on Mother’s Day and made …

Weekly Devotional: Born of the Spirit

John 3:8 (ESV) “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Abraham …