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Thales Academy student Rohan Jacob walks across the stage to receive his diploma with only his family and school faculty in attendance. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly
Class of 2020

40 graduate Thales Academy in isolated ceremonies; inaugural students get diplomas

ROLESVILLE — Thales Academy Rolesville High School held its limited 2020 graduation ceremony Friday June 5 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but it was a historical day without the news of a …
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NC treasurer: Wake, Franklin towns budgeting smart

RALEIGH — Revenues have declined across the state, but the Department of the State Treasurer isn’t worried about the finances of local towns. “Wake Forest has nearly four times …
East Wake Academy prerecorded its students walking across the stage in individual graduations. They were edited together in a video that will be shown Thursday. Contributed photo by East Wake Academy.

YouTube, parades, empty audiences: 2020 graduations look different

The class of 2020 is celebrating its graduation with a patchwork of locally devised ceremonies, celebrations and socially distanced processions — an unusual ending to a long academic …
Dexter Lawrence's mother, Julia Parker, left, pictured with Brookdale staff worker, June McFadden, right, after donating 47 gift bags full of COVID-19 relief items. Contributed photo

Brookdale thankful for COVID-19 relief donations

WAKE FOREST — Former Wake Forest High School football player and current New York Giant Dexter Lawrence and his mother Julia Parker donated 47 gift bags filled with hand sanitizer, face masks, …

Bipartisan bill to reopen bars heads to Cooper

(The Center Square) — The North Carolina House voted Thursday in favor of a bill that would allow bars to reopen immediately and expand capacity for restaurants, a measure that would override …
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LATEST COVID-19 STORIES

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NC says it's prepared to respond to possible COVID-19 outbreaks from protests

Guest Editorial: Open government guarantee belongs in NC Constitution

Face masks shouldn't become partisan props

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LETTER: Unjust virus restrictions will put me out of business

Pandemic heightening mental health worries, association says

Family members protest COVID-19 deaths at Butner prison

Courts bless churches' bid for equality in COVID-19 restrictions

Applications open for Wake County small business loans

Franklin County to cut spending, proposes steady tax rate

Nighttime charity 5K hopes for 2021 return after coronavirus cancellation

LETTER: Wake Forest’s beauty revealed on neighborhood walks

What's in the budget? Wake County seeks cuts amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Sports are back, sort of

Vance-Granville Community College holds nurse pinning over Zoom

Truck driver course resumes with new precautions

Wake County proposes cutting 100 government jobs in annual budget

PHOTOS: Franklin Academy holds parking lot party parades

Thales Academy offers free ‘virtual education sampler’ during pandemic

Assisted living home’s Mother’s Day parade coincides with resident’s 93rd birthday

LETTER: Wake Forest tax cut counterintuitive during pandemic

Wake Forest church giving away masks, emergency supplies Saturday

Long-term care advocates ask lawmakers for help curtailing outbreaks

Senate leader wants NC counties to make call on reopening barbershops, hair salons

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D.G. Martin
COMMENTARY

Jack Hunt and Ruby's cooking

“Go see Rep. Jack Hunt first thing. He is married to one of my cousins. He will take care of you.” That was my first instruction from UNC President Dick Spangler when he tapped me to …
John Hood
OPINION

Riots destroy more than property

RALEIGH — During a May 31 press conference, Gov. Roy Cooper spoke effectively to the issues of police misconduct and injustice raised by the death of George Floyd. He also condemned the …
SPORTS
Olivia Neal scored two goals and dished out four assists her junior year for the Huskies.

Student Athlete of the Week: Olivia Neal

Editor’s note: Each week, The Wake Weekly will honor a local high school senior athlete who put in years of work in a sport, but who won’t finish their final season after COVID-19 ended spring …
The Wake Forest Fungo baseball team includes players who graduated from local high schools such as Wake Forest, Heritage and Rolesville. Contributed photo.

Wake Forest Fungo to start season June 6

WAKE FOREST — Things are slowly getting back to normal in the world of sports and Wake Forest’s collegiate summer baseball league team, the Fungo, will head up that charge back to …