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Sig Hutchinson earns outstanding commissioner award

Sig Hutchinson earns outstanding commissioner award

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CONCORD — Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Sig Hutchinson has received the M.H. “Jack” Brock Outstanding County Commissioner Award, becoming the only elected official from Wake County to claim the honor in its nearly six-decade history. Hutchinson accepted the award during the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ 115th annual conference, held Aug. 11-13 at the Embassy Suites by […]

Man charged in killing of deputy

Man charged in killing of deputy

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A man has been charged in the death of Wake County Deputy Ned Byrd, who was shot multiple times. The shooting happened Aug. 11 near a gas station at Auburn Knightdale and Battle Bridge roads, which has a Raleigh address and is in unincorporated area between Knightdale and Raleigh. Byrd's police dog, Sasha, was left sitting in the deputy’s patrol […]

Wake Forest looks at amending noise ordinance

Wake Forest looks at amending noise ordinance

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WAKE FOREST — Enforcing the noise ordinance in the town of Wake Forest has proved a challenge. The rules are difficult to read and interpret, making the ordinance tough to enforce, said Lisa Hayes, the town’s strategic performance manager. Hayes spoke to the town’s Board of Commissioners on Monday evening to provide an update on progress made in updating the […]

Wake Weekly has new office, new editor

Wake Weekly has new office, new editorFree Access

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WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly has relocated its office and hired a new editor, President and Publisher Keven Zepezauer announced this week. The newspaper is now based at Wake Forest Coworking, 335 S. White St. News and advertising staff members are available by appointment. Editor John Trump started work Monday in the new office and leads newsgathering efforts for […]

News in brief: Benefit concert for senior center set Sept. 18

News in brief: Benefit concert for senior center set Sept. 18

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WAKE FOREST — A benefit concert for the Northern Wake Senior Center will be held at the Forks Cafeteria, 339 Brooks St., 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. Hosted by the Friends of Wake Forest Senior Center, tickets for the event are $20, with all proceeds supporting the programs and activities of the center. The event features the […]

Highway Patrol, NCDOT stress move-over law

Highway Patrol, NCDOT stress move-over law

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Two state first responder professions are facing the same major problem. North Carolina’s move-over law requires drivers to change lanes when passing a stopped emergency vehicle with flashing lights. But drivers aren’t always adhering to the law, and that can cause life-altering situations. “It’s just...

Wake Forest Cares seeks donations through December

Wake Forest Cares seeks donations through December

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

What’s causing NC’s teacher shortage, and how do we overcome it?

What’s causing NC’s teacher shortage, and how do we overcome it?

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Bells are ringing across North Carolina as some 1 ½ million children prepare to start another school year. Can you remember your back-to-school experiences? There was always a bit of anxiety and excitement to learn who would be your teacher and which friends were in...

Surge in violence demands attention

Surge in violence demands attention

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While North Carolina continues to outperform the rest of the country on a range of economic and social indicators, its leaders can’t afford to overlook a flashing red light on the state’s dashboard: violent crime. According to the latest FBI data, our urban areas continue...

Identifying costly signals helps us distinguish fact, fiction

Identifying costly signals helps us distinguish fact, fiction

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In a gripping moment earlier this month, longtime conspiracy theorist Alex Jones finally admitted in a Texas courtroom that the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary was “100% real.”  The heavy cost he now bears underscores the honesty of his admission. Jones now owes nearly...

1 screen, 2 movies? Think again

1 screen, 2 movies? Think again

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Another week, another scandal, but the latest — the FBI’s Aug. 8 “raid” on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida — looks set for a run of a month or more. Democrats, as usual where Trump is concerned, see the search...

‘Crawdads’ — the African connection

‘Crawdads’ — the African connection

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Was “Where the Crawdads Sing” set in North Carolina — as both the book and movie assert — and where, according to her publisher, the author Delia Owens now lives? Or in Georgia where Owens grew up? Or Louisiana where the film was made? Or...

Learn from history, but don’t destroy it

Learn from history, but don’t destroy it

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“History is not there for you to like or dislike. It is there for you to learn from it. And if it offends you, even better. Because then you are less likely to repeat it. It’s not yours to erase or destroy.” That was the...

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

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Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

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Our Opinion: Adding NCHSAA oversight is a wise compromise

Our Opinion: Adding NCHSAA oversight is a wise compromise

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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

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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

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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

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

Bobby Harrison

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Bobby "Kilroy" Autry Harrison, 84, of Wake Forest passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at his home surrounded by some of those he loved most. Bobby was born in Pitt County and was the son of the late Minna Tapper Harrison and Grover Thomas...

Mary Wester O’Neal

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

Mary Wester O’Neal

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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

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

Ronald Samuel Reitz

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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

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

Parents have educational options

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

Cartoon shows contempt

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

Conservatives should continue to lead on energy solutions

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

Please prevent domestic violence

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

Disappointed by development decision

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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

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