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The Heritage High School  football team hits the field. Football games and other fall sports will be delayed until at least Sept. 18.

Phase 2 extension prolongs wait for high school sports

CHAPEL HILL — The high school fall sports won't start Sept. 1 after all. The N.C. High School Athletic Association announced a delay again Thursday. No new date was given. That comes a …
A car drives on South White Street Thursday near a vacant building on the corner of Jones Avenue in Wake Forest. Commissioners are considering rules that would require property owners create window displays in vacant buildings.

Wake Forest considers rules to beautify vacant buildings

WAKE FOREST — Vacant buildings downtown can detract from a town’s beauty, so Wake Forest Downtown Development is suggesting ways the town can improve how such buildings look. Lisa …
English Department Chair Reginald Dawson, right, and Assistant Principal Stacy Reel work with  an English teacher on Tuesday to prepare before Knightdale High School returned to remote learning this week.

Back to (virtual) school: Knightdale High students return remotely

KNIGHTDALE — Students at Knightdale High School and other early college high schools in Wake County started school remotely Wednesday. The early colleges will have a head start of more than a …
Brent Alexander Mattingly

Wake County Arrests: July 29 through Aug. 4

The following is a list of arrests made July 29 through Aug. 4 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement …
This map shows the four parcels the town of Wendell is considering annexing off of Rolesville Road.

Wendell mulls 326-home annexation request

WENDELL — The Wendell board of commissioners met for around four hours July 27 in a meeting that included a lot of contentious discussion about a proposed development outside town …

Some Wake families to get $500 to pay utilities

RALEIGH — Wake County on Monday announced it will offer up to $500 to households to pay past-due balances on electric, gas, water and waste bills. The Wake Helps program is funded by $5 …
Scott Abbott, Joseph Shearin, Ethan Williams and Tripp Jefferys with Wake Forest Power prepare to make the trip to help people in Bertie County after Hurricane Isaias.

Wake, Franklin fare well through Isaias

Much of Wake and Franklin counties fared well through Hurricane Isaias, which came through the area early Tuesday morning, officials said. The storm and related tornadoes were blamed for at least …
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OBITUARIES
Carol Diane Johnson Feb. 20, 1957 — July 7, 2020 WAKE FOREST — Carol Diane Johnson, 63, of Wake Forest, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on July 7, 2020. Carol was born in Detroit, Michigan to the …
Dorothy A. Cicchetti RALEIGH — Dorothy A. Cicchetti, 101, died Thursday, July 16, 2020. Arrangements are by Renaissance Funeral Home, Raleigh.
Brenda Bryant Joyner Aug. 10, 1948 — July 3, 2020 YOUNGSVILLE — Brenda Bryant Joyner passed away at home Friday, July 3, 2020. Born Aug. 10, 1948, she was the daughter of James Thomas Owens and Marjorie Land …
Ann Romansic Wagner Oct. 7, 1926 — July 10, 2020 WAKE FOREST — Ann Romansic Wagner, 93, entered into eternal rest on July 10, 2020. Ann was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Graceton, Pennsylvania, to the late Jacob …
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Crime
Wake Sheriff probes North Raleigh armed robbery RALEIGH — The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is searching for subjects responsible for an armed robbery that occurred at a Raleigh convenience store Monday. Shortly after 9 a.m., deputies …
State warns not to plant unsolicited seeds sent by mail RALEIGH — North Carolina residents who received seed shipments from China or other foreign sources that they did not order are advised not to plant these seeds.  Officials said the …
Man charged with exposing himself to children at Falls Lake RALEIGH — A man is facing charges after two underaged girls accused him of exposing himself while at Falls Lake last year. The Wake County Sheriff’s Office said Friday it charged Arjan …
Man who fled cops charged with murder after deadly crash FRANKLINTON — A Henderson man who police said caused a deadly crash while fleeing from officers has been charged with second-degree murder. Jeffrey Thomas Clopton, 31, fled from a …
Franklin County Arrests: July 15-20 The following is a list of arrests made June July 15-20 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. July 15 • Michael Anthony Molina, …
SPORTS
EDITORIALS

Gov. Roy Cooper discusses COVID-19 restrictions on worship services during a press briefing at the N.C. Emergency Operations Center in May.

Mask mandate drafts businesses as Cooper’s cops

Guest editorial North Carolina’s newest law enforcers won’t be sworn to protect and serve. They’ll be unarmed, and instead of badges, their uniforms will feature name tags from supermarkets, …

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
UPDATE: Confederate statue in Oxford removed OXFORD — County leaders Monday agreed to take down a statue of a Confederate soldier that has stood in Oxford for more than a century.  The statue will be kept in storage until the …
Highway intersection debuts new traffic pattern CREEDMOOR — The N.C. Department of Transportation opened the four-way intersection of U.S. Highway 15 and N.C. Highway 56 with a new traffic pattern.  The changes include the four-way …
COLUMNS

Weekly Devotional: His name endures forever

Psalm 135:13 (ESV) “Your name, O Lord, endures forever, Your renown, O Lord, throughout all ages.” Nothing on this earth lasts forever. Things will eventually perish or go away. But the …

It only takes a few minutes to mix up this yummy round cheese bread.

Easy cheese bread is a real treat

January 2005. That’s when I first shared a recipe for round cheese bread. I’ve been writing this food column for a long time, folks! I don’t remember making this recipe, but maybe I did. It …

Bob Allen

The Wake Weekly proves its worth every week

Even in this internet age, nothing beats the local newspaper. This very newspaper you are reading now was my life’s work for 57 years. All during those years, my wife Peggy and I tried to give …