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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases produced this creative rendition of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles.

Coronavirus Crisis

Community spread of COVID-19 increases across state

From staff reports
| January 22, 2021

RALEIGH — Only one county in North Carolina doesn’t have substantial or critical community spread, t...

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Coronavirus Crisis

WCPSS reports 57 more COVID-19 cases; cluster reported at Knightdale Kindercare

From staff reports
| January 22, 2021

CARY — Despite being fully remote until mid-February, the Wake County Public School System is still ...

Hal Usher of Wilson Medical Center holds a vial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.

Coronavirus Crisis

Wake vaccine hotline overwhelmed on 1st day

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 20, 2021

RALEIGH — After a surge of callers overloaded Wake County’s COVID-19 vaccine hotline as soon as it l...

Medical assistant Chaundra Braxton takes the temperature of a man during drive-thru COVID-19 testing outside the Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest in June.

Coronavirus crisis

COVID-19 testing added in Wendell, Zebulon

From staff reports
| January 20, 2021

Wake County is adding COVID-19 testing opportunities this month in Wendell and Zebulon. The Wendell...

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Coronavirus Crisis

Wake, state again see highest 1-day increase in COVID-19 cases

From staff reports
| January 15, 2021

RALEIGH — COVID-19 cases reached a new record high across the state Jan. 9, according to the North C...

People 65 and older can begin registering for COVID-19 vaccinations in Wake County starting Tuesday.

Coronavirus Crisis

Adults 65 and older can make vaccine appointments in Wake County next week

From staff reports
| January 15, 2021

RALEIGH — Wake County residents 65 and older and healthcare workers can join a waiting list for the ...

English Department Chair Reginald Dawson, right, and Assistant Principal Stacy Reel work with an English teacher in August to prepare before Knightdale High School returned to remote learning.

Wake public schools to stay remote through mid-February

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 15, 2021

CARY — All students in Wake County public schools will continue to have class only online until at l...

Adrian Ogle

Why I got the COVID-19 vaccine

By Adrian Ogle
| January 13, 2021

For most of us, this past holiday season was unlike any other we have experienced. Instead of the ty...

South Granville High School

Granville schools extending remote learning through March 15

By Will Bontrager
| January 13, 2021

OXFORD — Granville County Public Schools will continue with all remote learning, or Plan C, after re...

Wake County will begin vaccinating people 75 and older against COVID-19 next week.

Coronavirus crisis

Granville health department sets up COVID-19 vaccine hotline

From staff reports
| January 13, 2021

HENDERSON — Granville Vance Public Health began scheduling appointments this week with adults aged 7...

Wake County will begin vaccinating people 75 and older against COVID-19 next week.

Coronavirus crisis

Wake to vaccinate 75-and-older adults next week; Franklin continues vaccine rollout

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 12, 2021

RALEIGH — Wake County will begin vaccinating people 75 and older against COVID-19 starting Jan. 19, ...

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Coronavirus Crisis

Wake, Franklin see new highest one-day COVID-19 totals

From staff reports
| January 8, 2021

RALEIGH — Most counties in North Carolina are considered to have critical spread as COVID-19 cases r...

A Wake EMS staff member prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus Crisis

Wake not ready to vaccinate seniors as Franklin gives doses to those 75 and older

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 11, 2021

RALEIGH — Wake County won't begin vaccinating people in phase 1b for at least a week. The county has...

Cooper

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Cooper extends overnight curfew

By Olivia Neeley
| January 6, 2021

The Wilson County Health Department has filled its appointments for all available COVID-19 vaccinati...

Brookdale Wake Forest is at 611 Brooks St.

Coronavirus Crisis

Brookdale Senior Living has second COVID-19 outbreak

From staff reports
| January 6, 2021

WAKE FOREST — A memory care facility in Wake Forest is experiencing a second outbreak of COVID-19, W...

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Letter to the Editor

Congress should pass global relief

January 6, 2021

The holidays just passed, and thankfully there is finally a COVID relief bill in sight. Unfortunatel...

Members of the Wake Forest Fire Department began to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 30. Around 40% of the department said they wanted to receive the vaccine.

Coronavirus crisis

COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues for first responders in Wake, Franklin

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 6, 2021

First responders in Wake and Franklin counties are continuing to receive their COVID-19 vaccines. Wa...

People march down the sidewalk on Wakefield Plantation Drive to support diversity and inclusion after a family received a racist letter earlier in the week. Amber Revels-Stocks | The Wake Weekly

2020 in Review

PHOTOS: Wake Weekly captured the good, bad of 2020

From staff reports
| January 11, 2021

A historic year is coming to a close. Defined by the pandemic, but marked still by civil unrest, a c...

Youngsville police say two people died in this apartment in an apparent murder suicide, hours after police responded to a domestic violence call at the home.

2020 in review

Crime among Wake County's biggest stories of the year

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| December 30, 2020

RALEIGH — Despite curfews, lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, crime continued throughout 2020. But t...

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Alston-Massenburg Center closed due to COVID-19

From staff reports
| December 30, 2020

WAKE FOREST — A recreation center next to Taylor Street Park was closed Wednesday after a staff memb...


Local news

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases produced this creative rendition of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles.

Coronavirus Crisis

Community spread of COVID-19 increases across state

From staff reports
| January 22, 2021

RALEIGH — Only one county in North Carolina doesn’t have substantial or critical community spread, t...

From left, Bill Kroll, chair of the Endeavor Charter School board of directors; Steve McAdams, the school’s co-founder and former director; Christi Whiteside, the current director; Michael Reinhardt, chair of the ECS Foundation board of directors; Alison Blatz, the 2020-21 president off the Endeavor Parents Active With Students volunteer group; and Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones break ground on the school’s new wing on Nov. 17, 2020.

Construction continues on Endeavor Charter expansion; capacity to grow by 240 students

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 22, 2021

WAKE FOREST — A K-8 charter school plans to add a wing to its school, allowing it to enroll around 2...

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Coronavirus Crisis

WCPSS reports 57 more COVID-19 cases; cluster reported at Knightdale Kindercare

From staff reports
| January 22, 2021

CARY — Despite being fully remote until mid-February, the Wake County Public School System is still ...