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Town of Wake Forest: Christmas Parade canceled due to threats of violence posed by outside groups

WAKE FOREST — One week after the town of Wake Forest announced plans to proceed with its annual Christmas parade despite the participation of a local Confederate group, the board of directors …
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‘Hoax threat’ by students blamed for Wakefield schools’ lockdown

WAKE FOREST — School officials say students are expected to face criminal charges for falsely calling 911 to report shots fired near Wakefield High School on Thursday. There was never any …
Marty Ludas, left, and his wife Debbie stand at the corner of The Corner of Wake Forest, the historic building on North Avenue that couple has reopened as an event venue. Shawn Taylor | The Wake Weekly

The Corner returns with mix of old and new

WAKE FOREST — Since 1897, The Corner has always been, well, on the corner, there where North Avenue meets North Main Street. J.D. Powers first opened the Victorian-era building as a dry goods …
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First openly transgender candidate seeks Wake-Franklin senate seat

KNIGHTDALE — In many ways, Angela Bridgman is running on typical Democrat campaign issues: She says she’ll vote to expand Medicaid and increase education funding. The fact that she is …
The Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry was named the Organization of the Year. The award is presented to a group that has contributed significantly to life in Wake Forest. Contributed photo by Howard Lowdermilk.

Citizens, organizations recognized at WF Christmas Dinner

WAKE FOREST — The 72nd Annual Wake Forest Community Christmas Dinner was held Monday at The Forks Cafeteria on South Brooks Street to celebrate the town’s most influential citizens and …
Ty Comstock of Wake Forest poses for a photo at his computer where he livestreams to Twitch several days a week. Shawn Taylor | The Wake Weekly

His side job isn’t just gaming, it’s a community

WAKE FOREST — When Ty Comstock finishes up his full-time workday as a web developer, he likes to relax in a way many others do: By powering on his PlayStation or Nintendo Switch and getting lost in …

Authorities identify Zebulon fatal fire victim

ZEBULON — Authorities have identified a Zebulon woman who died in a Tuesday house fire. Belinda Coble, 61, died in an explosion caused by her smoking a cigarette while using an oxygen …
OBITUARIES
Jo Ann Macon Murphy WILMINGTON — Jo Ann Macon Murphy of Hampstead passed into the arms of her Father on Sunday, Dec. 1. Jo Ann loved her husband, Robert Stewart (Bob) Murphy, who survives. She loved and is survived …
Carolyn L. Allen KITTRELL — Carolyn Lowery Allen, 76, of Kittrell transitioned peacefully into eternal rest on Sunday, Nov. 17 at her home. She was born on Dec. 11, 1942 to the late Ruben Alford and Bessie …
Bennie Ray Gupton LOUISBURG — Bennie Ray Gupton, 92, of Louisburg transitioned peacefully into eternal rest on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Wake Medical Center. He was born on July 30, 1927 to the late Bennie Massenburg …
Joyce Nuckles Cash YOUNGSVILLE — Joyce Nuckles Cash, 85, of Youngsville, passed away Monday, Oct. 14. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Otis and Mary Jackson Nuckles and was married to Bryant …
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EDITORIALS
Fun facts about Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and its celebration of family is essential to the American character. The rituals, the food and the spirit of the national holiday speak to the nation’s history as a land of …

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
VGCC celebrates awarding of scholarships to 349 students Vance-Granville Community College honored 349 students receiving scholarships, as well as the donors and partnering organizations who established those scholarships, at a dinner last month in the …
Additions to VGCC building will enhance public safety training HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College recently marked the completion of the second phase of renovation and construction work on Main Campus Building 10, providing additional instructional …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
A salute to our veterans

To the Editor, The members of American Legion Auxiliary Franklinton Unit 52 would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed …

When the impact of a protest harms others, where is the line drawn?

Zebulon: Where are we?

Wasted tax dollars

Wegmans and Ligon Mill Road

COLUMNS

Mark Cone

We’re not New York’s dumping grounds

If you have not read or seen this yet, it appears our typically not-so-friendly distant neighbors to the north have been packing up their homeless problem and randomly sending people across the …

Gary Pearce

They can’t report without our support

These are bad times for newspapers. That’s bad news for us. It’s easy to gripe about newspapers — and especially big newspaper chains. Newspapers make mistakes every day. And the big chains …

Lisa Barnes

DOT funding, accountability and US 401 improvements

In August, the DOT announced they were over budget and that plans for the improvements to Phase C of US 401 were delayed, citing disaster relief funding needs as one of the main causes. The budget …