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Louisburg College announces concert series

Louisburg College announces concert series

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For the Weekly LOUISBURG — Tickets are now on sale for Louisburg College’s 65th Allen de Hart Concert Series, which will feature a wide variety of performances at the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center, ranging from R & B tunes and classic rock hits to a country music star and a stunt dog show. The season opens Sept. 9 […]

The Brickhouse Band to headline Friday Night on White

The Brickhouse Band to headline Friday Night on White

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For the Weekly WAKE FOREST — Friday Night on White returns to downtown Aug. 12 with The Brickhouse Band. The free outdoor concert will take place from 6-9 p.m. along South White Street. Formed in 2000, The Brickhouse Band covers songs from Bruno Mars to Stevie Wonder, Commodores to the Rolling Stones, Earth Wind & Fire to Big & Rich.  […]

United Arts hires new president and CEO

United Arts hires new president and CEO

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For the Weekly RALEIGH — The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County has hired Jennifer Dwyer McEwen to be the organization’s next president and CEO beginning Aug. 22.  McEwen comes to United Arts from Hilton Head Island, S.C. where she was the town’s director of cultural affairs for the past five years. Prior to her time on Hilton […]

Franklin County commissioners seek community involvement

Franklin County commissioners seek community involvement

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For the Weekly LOUISBURG — Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners encourages residents to apply for several upcoming vacancies on its advisory committees.  Service on committees is a great way for those interested to serve their community, have a voice on issues and make a difference. Individuals must be a resident of Franklin County to serve on advisory committees. Applications received […]

Gold Star Dinner to honor families of the fallen

Gold Star Dinner to honor families of the fallen

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DURHAM — The Gold Star Family Dinner committee invites the public to attend a special event honoring relatives of service members who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military. The statewide dinner will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park, 4700 Emperor Blvd.  The dinner […]

Wake Forest Cares seeks donations through December

Wake Forest Cares seeks donations through December

WAKE FOREST — The 2021 Wake Forest Cares Holiday Donation Drive is an opportunity for area residents...

Democracy dies in news deserts

Democracy dies in news deserts

Claiming territory like a conquering army, a vast desert is on the march. It swallows small towns, s...

‘Life of service’: Hundreds attend vigil for Knightdale officer Ryan Hayworth

‘Life of service’: Hundreds attend vigil for Knightdale officer Ryan Hayworth

KNIGHTDALE — Hundreds of people from across the county attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday night ...

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 8

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 8

State elections officials are encouraging Nash County residents to check their voter status and ensu...

Tobs stop Marlins to reach Petitt Cup finals for first time in 21 years

Tobs stop Marlins to reach Petitt Cup finals for first time in 21 years

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In one of the biggest games in franchise history, the Wilson Tobs played one of their best games of the 2022 Coastal Plain League season Wednesday afternoon and it produced a historic victory. Behind a stellar effort from starting pitcher Trent Harris and three innings...

Fungo wins back-to-back regular season titles

Fungo wins back-to-back regular season titles

Jaxson Mangum led the Wake Forest Fungo with 34 strikeouts this season. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Fungo college baseball team won its second regular season title in a row at home Friday with an 8-5 victory over...

North Wake Runners Camp celebrates 25th anniversary

North Wake Runners Camp celebrates 25th anniversary

A young boy clears the high jump at the North Wake Runners Camp. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly RALEIGH — The North Wake Runners Camp has been going 25 years strong with its latest camp held this past week at North Raleigh Christian Academy....

Former coach and beloved friend Charles Johnson passes away

Former coach and beloved friend Charles Johnson passes away

RALEIGH — Charles Everett Johnson, 50, was found dead at the Hampton Inn & Suites hotel located on 3621 Spring Forest Road in Raleigh Sunday, June 17 at 1:25 p.m. The cause of death was not disclosed to the public at the time of the...

Jackson wins national title in 100-meter dash

Jackson wins national title in 100-meter dash

Shawnti Jackson, middle, won first place in the girls 100-meter dash at the USA Track and Field U20 championship. Contributed Photo EUGENE — Wakefield track star Shawnti Jackson can now add national champion to her accolades after winning first place in the 100-meter dash at...

Tigers win Parks and Recreation league championship

Tigers win Parks and Recreation league championship

WAKE FOREST — The Tigers finished the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Senior Baseball League undefe...

Cracker Barrel offers new sausage option; the response is bananas

Cracker Barrel offers new sausage option; the response is bananas

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In an effort to keep up with the times and serve a profitable market segment, Southern-style comfort-food restaurant chain Cracker Barrel recently added a new item to its menu. “Experience the out of this world flavor of Impossible Sausage,” the “Old Country Store” announced in...

For want of a king

For want of a king

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The two books of my summer reading paint a picture of America that is both unsettling and understandable. Anne Applebaum is an award-winning historian and prizewinning author. In “The Twilight of Democracy,” she writes an account of the world, particularly the Western world, not in...

Medical facts to understand in a post-Roe America

Medical facts to understand in a post-Roe America

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The Supreme Court’s June 24 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey was expected given the leaked majority draft opinion on May 2. The reality of the decision has led to many questions.  Women are worried about future pregnancies, particularly if...

Providing abortions is part of my standard of care

Providing abortions is part of my standard of care

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The first abortion I ever did was on a young woman in her late twenties. She was about 10 weeks along and was sure about her decision to end her pregnancy, as sure as my prenatal patients are about their decision to keep theirs.  Her...

Politicians pick their voters — and even their opponents

Politicians pick their voters — and even their opponents

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To paraphrase Alice, who used the term to describe her adventures in Wonderland, election politics in America is getting “curiouser and curiouser.” North Carolina has been in the forefront of innovation and implementation. Modern-day elections began evolving in 1973, when the North Carolina Congressional Club,...

Will hospitals kill Medicaid expansion?

Will hospitals kill Medicaid expansion?

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For more than a decade now, advocates of the Affordable Care Act have pressed the North Carolina General Assembly to implement the federal law’s most expansive and expensive element: expanding Medicaid to virtually all low-income adults. Every year, advocates have left the legislature disappointed. They...

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

Our Opinion: Adding NCHSAA oversight is a wise compromise

Our Opinion: Adding NCHSAA oversight is a wise compromise

The sausage-making isn’t always pretty, but sometimes, committee review and bipartisan debate transf...

Our Opinion: It’s not too late to bring records into the sunlight

Our Opinion: It’s not too late to bring records into the sunlight

As North Carolina lawmakers continue hammering out a state budget, they can make the most of their e...

Our Opinion: Video lottery bill ignores unregulated sweepstakes games

Our Opinion: Video lottery bill ignores unregulated sweepstakes games

North Carolina legislators seem to be OK with gambling just so long as the House — the one that meet...

Protect charter school students’ civil liberties

Protect charter school students’ civil liberties

Families’ fight against a discriminatory dress code will continue, but a court ruling in the case co...

Mary Wester O’Neal

Mary Wester O'Neal, 90, of Wake Forest, NC, passed away on Tuesday Morning June 21, 2022 at her Resi...

Mary Wester O’Neal

Mary Wester O'Neal, 90, of Wake Forest, NC, passed away on Tuesday Morning June 21, 2022 at her Residence. She is now at peace with her Savior Jesus Christ. Mary is survived by her husband, Royster W. O'Neal of Wake Forest; one nephew, Mark Watson...

Ronald Samuel Reitz

Ronald Samuel Reitz, loving husband and father, master golfer, teacher and mentor entered eternal li...

Ronald Samuel Reitz

Ronald Samuel Reitz, loving husband and father, master golfer, teacher and mentor entered eternal life on Friday June 17, 2022. Ronnie was born to Richard and Daisy Reitz on March 10, 1941 in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. Ronnie is survived by his wife, Carolyn Murray Reitz; daughter,...

David Allen Hockaday

David Allen Hockaday, 68, of Creedmoor passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Duke Regional Hospital...

David Allen Hockaday

David Allen Hockaday, 68, of Creedmoor passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Duke Regional Hospital. David was born in Granville County on September 9, 1953 to the late Willoughby Allen Hockaday Jr. and Thelma Hedgepeth Hockaday. He was a member of Brassfield Baptist Church....

Parents have educational options

It’s summer vacation from school. Cheers to all students and parents.I urge parents to take a moment...

Cartoon shows contempt

Disgusting, repugnant, offensive, disrespectful, tasteless, depraved, insulting — there are no words...

Conservatives should continue to lead on energy solutions

As North Carolina continues to be a clean energy leader in the Southeast, it should be mentioned the...

Please prevent domestic violence

Early in the evening of Feb. 4, 2020, the peace and quiet of our small townhome community was shatte...

Disappointed by development decision

Over the last eight months, the town asked the citizens of Wake Forest to participate in shaping a c...

Cawthorn cartoon and Carroll O’Connor

Coming home from work late one evening in 1971, I was met by my wife, as usual. After some chit chat...