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More Wake schools reporting COVID-19 cases

Lake Myra and Harris Creek elementary schools reported confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday.  The person who was at Lake Myra was on campus Nov. 20. Harris Creek reported the positive person was …
N.C. Capitals owner DeMarcus Oliver will bring Wake Forest its first semiprofessional basketball team in 2021.

Semipro basketball team coming to Wake Forest next year

WAKE FOREST — A professional basketball team will represent the town of Wake Forest in 2021 when the N.C. Capitals come to the area. The Capitals will be the first semiprofessional …
Paul Edwards rings the bell at Wal-Mart in Wake Forest to raise donations for the Salvation Army. The organization has an average of 20 fewer bell ringers a day this  year, it said. Amber Revels-Stocks | The Wake Weekly

Ring ding ding! Salvation Army starts annual campaign despite pandemic, coin shortage

RALEIGH — The Salvation Army’s bell ringers are out and about again this year, but some might notice there are fewer than ever before. “We’re definitely doing it,” …
This year’s Wake Forest Holiday Artisans Market will be held Saturday outdoors in parking lots in downtown Wake Forest with socially distanced artist booths.

Wake Forest Holiday Artisans Market to be outdoors Saturday

WAKE FOREST — This year’s Wake Forest Holiday Artisans Market will be held outdoors along South White Street on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The outdoor market is presented …
Sara-Ellen Jones Morris of The Northeast Community Coalition helps work on the new community garden in Wake Forest on Nov. 21.

PHOTOS: Northeast Community Coalition opens new community garden

WAKE FOREST — The Northeast Community has a new garden.  The Northeast Community Coalition recently moved its community garden to a new site at 504 N. Taylor St., Wake Forest. The group …
This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Outbreak reported at Wendell assisted living facility

WENDELL — There is an outbreak of COVID-19 at an assisted living facility in Wendell, Wake County Public Health announced Monday. Oliver House Assisted Living Facility, 4230 Wendell Blvd., …
Wendell Town Hall

Wendell's government to lease extra bathroom, office space

WENDELL — The town’s public works department plans to lease a modular office and restroom building for three years. The plan must still be approved by attorneys. The department is …
"Owl Says a Prayer" is Wake Forest author Sue K. Hill's third children's book.

Wake Forest author publishes 3rd children’s book

WAKE FOREST — A Wake Forest author has written a children’s book about the beauty of individual differences. Sue K. Hill has published “Owl Says a Prayer” with Christians …
Franklin Academy High School made the decision to cancel their volleyball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Franklin Academy cancels volleyball season

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy High School made the decision Oct. 8 to cancel their volleyball season for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time in school …

Gunfire reported at robbery of Knightdale bakery

KNIGHTDALE — A downtown bakery was robbed by armed men Wednesday night. La Mexicanita Bakery, 301 N. First Ave., was robbed by three to four armed men, according to a Knightdale Police …
The mural on the side of the Renaissance Centre was painted by Taylor White as part of the United Arts Council's Municipal Murals Program.

Partnership would bring public art to Knightdale

KNIGHTDALE — Residents of Knightdale may see more public art in the future thanks to a partnership with the United Arts Council. The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County supports …
Christopher Mac Privette

Wake County Arrests: Nov. 18-24

The following is a list of arrests made Nov. 18-23 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. Nov. …
ELECTION 2020 CENTRAL

When political shorthand gets it wrong

RALEIGH — If the Republican Party were only the party of white men, it would never win an election. When discussing electoral matters, we all tend to use the political equivalent of …

‘Defund the police’ undid the Democrats

LETTER: Integrity of election not in question

Parity extends down the ballot

New and old North Carolina collide — again

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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OBITUARIES
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 …
Patty Jones PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Patty Jones, 82, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. A private graveside service was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Wake Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery in Raleigh. Patty …
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BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
‘Scary’: Granville food bank’s shelves bare for holiday OXFORD — The cupboards are bare at the Area Congregations in Ministry food bank in Oxford. “This is scary right now,” the food bank director, Sue Hinman, said Monday afternoon. “These …
Deputies: Armed man tried to kidnap woman near Creedmoor CREEDMOOR — Authorities are investigating after an armed man flagged down a driver, pulled a gun on her and tried to kidnap her and take her truck. The 31-year-old woman ran away and was …
Chamber leader to say farewell after 24 years OXFORD — Ginnie Currin has spent the bulk of her adult life serving others in Granville County. Her more than four-decade career included the last 24 years as director of the Granville County …
Granville County Crime Stoppers names officers of the year OXFORD — Granville County Crime Stoppers has awarded a law enforcement officer at each agency in the county. The nonprofit public safety organization handed out the awards through visits to the …
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 …

COLUMNS

John Hood

Our state has gotten freer

RALEIGH — While modern conservatism in America brings together a number of discrete groups, interests and priorities, one of its unifying themes is maximizing freedom — by which …

Gary Pearce

Is Roy Cooper the last of his kind?

North Carolina may never see another Democratic governor like Roy Cooper. In fact, we may never see another Democratic statewide candidate like him. By “like him,” I mean Democratic …

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 …