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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 …
A member of the cleaning staff at Wake Forest Town Hall has tested positive for COVID-19, the town said Thursday.

Wake Forest Town Hall cleaning staff member tests positive for COVID-19

WAKE FOREST — A member of the Wake Forest Town Hall cleaning staff has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the town said Thursday.  As a result, Town Hall will close Thursday at …
N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen, top, speaks during a press conference on Tuesday in this screenshot from UNC-TV. The number of new cases of COVID-19 reported each day in the state appears to be leveling.

Cohen: Virus cases leveling some in NC, but not enough

RALEIGH — While COVID-19 trends in the state seem to be stabilizing, there is still work to be done to combat the pandemic, officials said. N.C. Department of Health and Human Services …

Cooper orders alcohol sales stop after 11 p.m.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday he had signed an executive order to stop the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries at 11 p.m. each …
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Franklin County Schools will have remote learning until at least October

LOUISBURG — All students in Franklin County Schools will start the year online. The Franklin Board of Education voted for students to work remotely until at least Oct. 23 at its Monday …
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An Indiana University police car is shown on campus. On the heels of a national police reform movement, some student groups are calling on colleges and universities to disband their campus police departments.

Disbanding campus police will make students less safe

The coronavirus is no longer the biggest back-to-school threat, some college students say. The pandemic has taken a back seat to a new bogeyman: campus police. Young activists are calling on their …

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 …

Volunteer youth baseball coaches needed

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is looking for two responsible adults interested in volunteering their time to coach junior and senior league baseball teams during …
Carlos Mata gets a hit on the ball for the Swamp Donkeys. Contributed Photo

Swamp Donkeys shut out Braves

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Swamp Donkeys defeated the cross-town rival Wake Forest Braves 11-0 Sunday at Heritage. Two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Wake Forest pitcher Derrick …