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Governor tightens mask order as COVID cases continue to rise

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper extended Phase 3 capacity limits and safety requirements Monday, citing an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The order also adds to the statewide …
Santa Claus makes his yearly appearance during the 2019 town of Youngsville Christmas parade in downtown. The town will have its parade this year on Dec. 5.

Christmas parade canceled? Here's what holiday events are still planned this year.

Rolesville Virtual Tree Lighting The town of Rolesville’s tree lighting will take place virtually on YouTube and Facebook at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1. Third graders from Sanford Creek Elementary …
Volunteer Donna Jamieson puts canned goods into a car outside the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry on Monday. Amber Revels-Stocks | The Wake Weekly

Annual police department drive provides 600 free turkeys in Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST — Six hundred people will have turkey on Thanksgiving due to the generosity of their neighbors. The Wake Forest Police Department partnered with the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry and …
From left, Kristen Stafford, program coordinator for Rolesville Parks & Recreation; Sgt. Courtney Williams; Sherri Bauer, head of the Rolesville Kiwanis; and Valerie Massengill of the Northern Community Food Security Team helped coordinate the distribution of turkesy, chicken and bags of food Tuesday. Amber Revels-Stocks | The Wake Weekly

Rolesville groups team up for Thanksgiving aid, distribute 100 turkeys

ROLESVILLE — Many hands make light work, and in Rolesville, they also made more than 200 meal kits that were passed out to families in need Tuesday. The town of Rolesville and the Rolesville …
Hope House, 334 N. Allen Rd., will receive a donation of a mobile unit to double its square footage. Amber Revels-Stocks | The Wake Weekly

Hope House to double indoor space

WAKE FOREST — A mission to bring the church into the community is continuing to grow in Wake Forest. Hope House has been providing food, tutoring and other services for more than 10 years. But …
Jared Ray, second from right, celebrated with his family, from left, father, Jimmie Ray; sister, Robyn Benis; and mother, Dawn Ray after Commander Joe Csuka, right, presented him with his award.

Wendell EMT earns national award from VFW

WENDELL — A local emergency medical technician was honored on the national level by the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Sunday. Jared Ray was honored as the National Emergency Medical Service …
Mikya Marie Graves-Haith

Sheriff: Amazon driver tried to break into Wendell home

WENDELL — An Amazon driver was charged with attempted breaking and entering Friday in Wendell, police said. Mikya Marie Graves-Haith, 21, of Greensboro was arrested shortly after noon, the …
Wake Forest's Samantha Widelski dives forward to prevent the ball from hitting the floor.

Cougars celebrate 1st home game with win over Rams

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s volleyball team swept Cleveland High School 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-16) at home Thursday Nov. 19 in their first home game of the season. Since the COVID-19 …
ELECTION 2020 CENTRAL

LETTER: Integrity of election not in question

The election cycle is over, even as it seems to drag on indefinitely. There is a lot of rhetoric right now around election integrity and claims of fraud. And that makes it easy to lose sight of just …

Parity extends down the ballot

New and old North Carolina collide — again

Time for Cooper to make deals

After House win, Winslow looks to governing

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Crime
Franklin County Arrests: Nov. 18-24 The following is a list of arrests made Nov. 18-23 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. Nov. 18 • Fabian Anguilar, 25, of …
Arrest made in thefts from Wake Forest cell towers DURHAM — A Durham man has been charged with stealing $73,000 worth of copper wire from three cell towers in Wake Forest and one in Creedmoor, officials said. Kenneth David Voncannon VII of …
Wake County Arrests: Nov. 11-17 The following is a list of arrests made Nov. 11-17 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. Nov. …
Franklin County Arrests: Nov. 11-17 The following is a list of arrests made Nov. 11-17 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. Nov. 11 • Jason Henson, 45, of …
Louisburg man charged with firing gun, kidnapping LOUISBURG — A Louisburg man was arrested following a call of an armed domestic violence incident Thursday, officers said. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office patrol and domestic …
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OBITUARIES
Linda Jean Jones Hunter ROSEVILLE — Linda Jean Jones Hunter, 75, passed away, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at her home. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Jessie Jones and Ruby Ann Inscore …
Joseph Amaru WAKE FOREST — Joseph Amaru, 94, loving husband, father and grandfather, died Nov. 8, 2020 at his home following an extended illness. He was the son of Orazio and Angelina L. Amaru, both Italian …
Johnnie O’Neal RALEIGH — Johnnie “J.B.” Burton O’Neal, 78, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 10, 2020. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Nancy Bailey O’Neal and Johnnie Elmo O’Neal. In …
Donald Wayne Allen Dec. 16, 1942 — Nov. 6, 2020 KITTRELL — Donald Wayne Allen, 77, passed away peacefully on Nov. 6, 2020, at Transitions Life Care in Raleigh. He was born on Dec. 16, 1942, in Wake County to …
Tempie Ellen Watkins Woodlief Dec. 3, 1929 — Nov. 9, 2020 YOUNGSVILLE — Tempie Ellen Watkins Woodlief, 90, was born on Dec. 3, 1929, and joined her husband Leelan on Nov. 9, 2020. Ellen was born in Wake County to Jesse …
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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

Jean McCamy

Thankful for the matriarch who came before

As I look toward this COVID-clouded Thanksgiving, I am having an acute attack of nostalgia. I cooked my first Thanksgiving turkey in 1961, when, as young newlyweds, we were separated from family …

Weekly devotional: Holy Word of God sufficient

Titus 1:9 (ESV) “He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” For every …

John Hood

Let's disagree more constructively

RALEIGH — When the Associated Press and other news organizations asked North Carolina voters for their perspectives on the just-concluded 2020 elections, there was no shortage of …