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The Wake Weekly

Join Zebulon mayor for Coffee Connections

Join Zebulon mayor for Coffee Connections

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ZEBULON — Mayor Glenn York will be part of the first Coffee Connections of the season 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Attendees will get updates on the latest businesses coming to Zebulon and learn how to use the town's online interactive map to stay up-to-speed in real-time, a news release...

New opening time, parking and entrance options among changes for NC State Fair

New opening time, parking and entrance options among changes for NC State Fair

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RALEIGH — The N.C. State Fair is busy gearing up to welcome new grounds entertainment, new competitions and a new special event at the N.C. Public House, a news release says. Fairgoers may also notice the addition of a new entry gate off Youth Center Road, a new parking lot...

Wendell reschedules downtown festival for Nov. 5

Wendell reschedules downtown festival for Nov. 5

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WENDELL — The threat. from Hurricane Ian has led the Wendell Chamber of Commerce to reschedule the 94th Annual Harvest Festival. The event, which was scheduled for this Saturday, will move to Saturday, Nov. 5. A parade was scheduled to kick off the festival. Organizers were planning for between 10,000 and...

Rally for the Falls Lake Watershed set Monday in Wake Forest

Rally for the Falls Lake Watershed set Monday in Wake Forest

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WAKE FOREST —  A rally to prevent the proposed clearcutting and development of several parcels in Wake Forest, Youngsville and Granville County, including the former Wake Forest Golf Course, is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 It will take place along U.S. 1 South, and rally participants will gather...

Gas leak closes portion of South Wingate Street

Gas leak closes portion of South Wingate Street

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WAKE FOREST — Emergency personnel are on the scene of a ruptured gas line along the 200 block of South Wingate Street. The gas line was ruptured by construction crews working in the area, a news release says. Due to the ruptured gas line, traffic is blocked along South Wingate...

Fungo to represent college baseball for Wake Forest

Fungo to represent college baseball for Wake Forest

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WAKE FOREST — For the first time since 1956, the town of Wake Forest will have an official college baseball team represented by the Wake Forest Fungo after the board of commissioners approved the partnership Thursday, Sept. 20. The Wake Forest Fungo is a college...

Huskies survive late push from Cougars

Huskies survive late push from Cougars

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WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s volleyball team dominated the first two sets and then held off a late comeback attempt from Wake Forest in the team’s 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 26-24) victory on the road Monday, Sept. 26. The Huskies set the tone early in the match...

Heritage soccer takes control at Wake Forest

Heritage soccer takes control at Wake Forest

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WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s boys soccer team defeated its rival Wake Forest in a close 2-1 match on the road Monday, Sept. 26. The Huskies scored one goal in each half. Wake Forest scored near the end of the game, but the Huskies held on...

Wakefield soccer shuts down Wake Forest

Wakefield soccer shuts down Wake Forest

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RALEIGH — Wakefield’s boys soccer team posted its second shutout in a row in the 2-0 victory against Wake Forest at home Sept. 21. The Wolverines scored one goal in the first half and one in the second. The first goal was scored about seven...

Wolverines open conference play with shutout win

Wolverines open conference play with shutout win

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ROLESVILLE — Wakefield’s boys soccer team kicked off NAC 6 conference play with a 2-0 shutout win at Rolesville Monday. The Wolverines went scoreless in the first half, but then kicked the ball into the back of the net twice in the second half. Head...

Cougars pummel Pride

Cougars pummel Pride

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WAKE FOREST — After a scoreless first quarter, Wake Forest poured on the points against the previously undefeated Leesville Road to win 49-7 at home Friday. It was a tough defensive match-up at first, with neither teams scoring a point in the entire first quarter....

The politics of religion

The politics of religion

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It is hard for churchgoing people to even comprehend the existence of a topic like the politics of religion. Church leaders don’t get involved in politics, especially electoral politics. However,...

Next ‘Greatest Generation’ will fight for women’s rights

Next ‘Greatest Generation’ will fight for women’s rights

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Tom Brokaw wrote his book, “The Greatest Generation,” about the men of World War II. They rose up to defend a nation under attack with great resolve that our United...

The latest lame excuse for holding up Medicaid expansion

The latest lame excuse for holding up Medicaid expansion

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For nearly a decade, North Carolina has forgone billions of federal dollars, prevented the creation of thousands of good jobs, caused multiple rural hospitals to close and, most disturbingly, condemned...

Rebecca Davis Pleasants

Rebecca Davis Pleasants

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Rebecca "Becky" Davis Pleasants, 97, of Wake Forest, NC died Thursday, September 15, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Nellie...

Julia Woodard Merritt

Julia Woodard Merritt

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Julia Woodard Merritt, 66, of Wake Forest passed away on Monday August 29, 2022. She was born in New Hanover County daughter of the late Hattie Mae Fields Woodard and...

Douglas Hart Smith

Douglas Hart Smith

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Douglas Hart Smith was born July 2, 1931 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Willard Hart Smith and Edna Raymond Smith. He grew up in Milan, Michigan where...