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Residents and supporters of Wellington Park meet in the plaza in front of town hall Sept. 7.

Wellington Park rezoning gets planning board's OK

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| September 17, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest planning board unanimously recommended rezoning Wellington Park so 260...

WCSO is looking for the driver of this car, which they say attempted to pull over another vehicle Thursday afternoon.

Sheriff’s office looking for deputy impersonator

From staff reports
| September 16, 2021

RALEIGH — The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man impersonating a deputy in northern W...

The DuBois Center was established in 1998 on the site of DuBois High School, which graduated students of color until 1970.

Wake Forest among first towns partnering on digital workforce hubs

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| September 16, 2021

WAKE FOREST — A nonprofit organization hopes to partner with two historically Black schools, the tow...

Wake Forest Fire Department firefighters begin their 3-mile walk on Main Street in Wake Forest escorted by the Fire Department’s Fire Chief, Ron Early. Fireman E. Barret holds the American flag. 
 Miranda Evon | Special to The Wake Weekly

Annual firefighter walk continues to recognize 9/11 victims

By Miranda Evon
| September 16, 2021

WAKE FOREST — A few Wake Forest firefighters gathered with their families and friends at Wake Forest...

The Tri-Area Ministries team poses during its 2020 Wake Forest CROP Hunger Walk. Contributed photo

CROP Hunger Walk will be virtual again this year

September 15, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The 41 annual Wake Forest CROP Hunger Walk will be raising money to fight hunger local...

Tommy Robinson, a food pantry volunteer, places a turkey into a trunk as part of Wake Forest Police Department's 14th turkey distribution in 2020.

Community Briefs: Turkey drive underway; ghost walk tickets on sale

From staff reports
| September 16, 2021

Turkey drive The Wake Forest Police Department is accepting monetary donations through Saturday, Nov...

A sign of things to come: Wendell Historical Society President Peedie Edwards, left, and Wendell Mayor Ginna Gray admire the new sign in front of the Wendell Museum. The Wendell Historical Society said the sign is another step forward for its project in opening the museum later this year. The museum will be in the historic Alex Wall house, former home of the longtime Wendell police chief, at 122 W. Second St. behind the Woman’s Club.

Reverse raffle to support Wendell Museum

For The Wake Weekly
| September 16, 2021

WENDELL — The Wendell Historical Society’s annual $10,000 reverse raffle is scheduled for Thursday, ...

Local firefighters and police officers pose for a photo during an event Saturday in Rolesville that commemorated the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and raise awareness and funds for local first responders. The event supported the 200 Club of Wake County, a nonprofit that gives financial help to surviving family members of local first responders killed in the line of duty. The event included a parade of firetrucks and patrol cars, a flag raising, an invocation, and the national anthem. Firefighters grilled bratwursts and Ken Kilbe, a Neil Diamond tribute artist, performed with special guest Nina Hand.

9/11 event raises funds for first responder families

From staff reports
| September 17, 2021

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The current Franklin County district map contains five districts, which will have to be modified due to population growth.

Franklin County begins redistricting process

From staff reports
| September 15, 2021

LOUISBURG — Franklin County is redrawing its five existing districts for the Board of County Commiss...

Franklin County Arrests: Sept. 8-14

From staff reports
| September 15, 2021

The following is a list of arrests made Sept. 8-14 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All info...

Wake County Arrests: Sept. 8-14

From staff reports
| September 15, 2021

The following is a list of arrests made Sept. 8-14 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wende...

COVID-19 cases are rising statewide due to the delta variant, the N.C. DHHS said.

Coronavirus Crisis

School outbreaks continue to push COVID-19 cases up

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| September 15, 2021

RALEIGH — COVID-19 cases are rising across the state due to the delta variant, according to the N.C....

Youths 17 and under may use any legal hunting implement and can hunt deer of either sex on Saturday, Sept. 25, according to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

OUTDOORS

Youth Deer Hunting Day set for Sept. 25

For Restoration NewsMedia
| September 15, 2021

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has designated Saturday, Sept. 25 as Youth Deer Hun...

Health officials urge flu vaccinations as COVID-19 cases remain high

For Restoration NewsMedia
| September 15, 2021

RALEIGH — Public health officials with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are urging N...

The Cook Out is coming to Zebulon after the closure and sale of Hillbillies at 1206 N. Arendell Ave.

Cook Out to open in Zebulon at former Hillbillies site

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 15, 2021

ZEBULON ­– The pandemic closure of a popular mom-and-pop restaurant has made way for a Cook Out to open in eastern Wake County, a short drive from towns in southern Nash County.

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