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WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Dance Festival, the Triangle’s only free outdoor dance festival featuring international and national performers, will return to E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris … more
LOUISBURG — A Benson man is facing charges in multiple jurisdictions related to the sexual abuse of a child, police said. John Edward Degumba, 30, turned himself in to the Franklinton County … more
ZEBULON — Police said the suspect in a kidnapping Tuesday died following a manhunt and officer-involved shooting, a series of incidents that closed schools and blocked Interstate 87 for … more
OXFORD — Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins, who is facing criminal charges accusing him of urging the murder of a former deputy, agreed to step aside Monday as the case makes its way to … more
WAKE FOREST — Police investigating the theft of groceries from Target are hoping the public can help identify two people wanted for questioning. The Wake Forest Police Department released … more
KNIGHTDALE — Town officials have announced its new top firefighter to replace Chief Tim Guffey, who retired in July. Loren Cone has been hired as fire chief and will start work with the … more
WAKE FOREST — Town and fire officials voted this month to begin transferring the Wake Forest Fire Department to the town government, a process that could be complete next summer. The Wake … more
KNIGHTDALE — Town leaders Wednesday signed off on an extra $1 million to begin construction on the first phase of a soccer complex. The new funds bring the cost of the project to $4.5 million. … more
OXFORD — The Granville County attorney said Tuesday he may consider asking a judge to remove Granville Sheriff Brindell Wilkins from office after the sheriff was indicted on criminal charges … more
WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Community Council is seeking nominations of local individuals and organizations that have made an extraordinary community impact for its annual awards given during its … more
WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department has announced that Cindi King has been hired as the manager of the new and soon-to-open Joyner Park Community … more
Community Briefs The Wake Forest Rotary Club is working in conjunction with the Grand Bahama Rotary Club to raise funds to benefit the Bahama Babies Relief Fund, which was founded in 2007 after … more
Thomas Allen spent years trying to get a retired North Carolina flag dedicated to his late father who served in World War II and died in 1972. “I never received a flag upon his death,” Allen … more
GREENVILLE — A federal grand jury indicted a Mexican man with re-entering the United States illegally, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced last week. … more
YOUNGSVILLE — Town officials say they’ve narrowed down the pool of candidates for police chief down to two. The Youngsville Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting Thursday to meet … more
WAKE FOREST — Applications are now being accepted for participation in the 2019 Wake Forest Christmas Parade. Application forms are available online at and at the … more
ROLESVILLE — Ting, a division of Tucows, has announced that Rolesville is joining Holly Springs (announced October 2015), Fuquay-Varina (April 2018) and Wake Forest (February 2019) as the next Ting … more
LOUISBURG — Jason Brown and his wife Tay, owners of First Fruits Farm, a farm with a mission to aid hunger relief in eastern North Carolina, this month announced two significant milestones — this … more
WAKE FOREST — Safety is something most people look for when choosing where to live, and Wake Forest residents may be in one of the safest areas in North Carolina, according to a new study. The … more
WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest has announced that Debbie Dunn is the new manager of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre of the Arts. She succeeds Cathy Gouge, who resigned earlier this year … more
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