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Wendell Elementary School was one of several Wake County schools that have ad cases of COVID-19.

Coronavirus Crisis

WCPSS reports sharp rise in COVID-19 cases after spring break

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 16, 2021

CARY — Since April 6, 94 students and employees have tested for COVID-19, according to the Wake Coun...

Franklin and Granville are among 20 orange counties while Wake is one of 48 yellow counties in Thursday's county alert system update.

Coronavirus Crisis

COVID-19 metrics levelling after weeks of decline

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 16, 2021

RALEIGH — The state’s COVID-19 metrics are leveling after weeks of decline, the N.C. Department of H...

Marty Simpkins

Commentary

Sports rise as COVID-19 cases fall

By Marty Simpkins
| April 15, 2021

It’s been a while since I’ve written a column. That’s probably a good thing — I’ve been so busy cove...

Shawn Taylor

Commentary

A double dose of reality

By Shawn Taylor
| April 15, 2021

I woke up one night last week in chills and aches — and boy I’m glad I did. All said, the symptoms ...

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.

Wake County now has 6 permanent COVID-19 testing sites

For The Wake Weekly
| April 15, 2021

Wake County added a sixth permanent COVID-19 testing site this week. The new site in southeast Rale...

A Wilson County Health Department employee administers a COVID-19 vaccination Monday in Stantonsburg.

State pauses J&J vaccine amid reports of rare blood clots

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 15, 2021

RALEIGH — The state will stop giving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while federal regulators...

Cooper

Cooper approves summer learning, literacy programs

By Nyamekye Daniel
| April 15, 2021

(The Center Square) – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed last Friday two education bills into law...

Across the state, 2,027 new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday. At least 916,000 people have tested positive since March 2020, including those who have recovered.

Coronavirus Crisis

COVID-19 outbreaks in congregate living facilities decreasing

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 1, 2021

RALEIGH — The number of congregate living facilities, where multiple unrelated people live together,...

T.J. Sisley received his COVID-19 vaccine from Clinical Lead Marissa Gamboa at the Wake County Public Health Center on Monday morning.

Coronavirus Crisis

Wake County gives 100,000th vaccine

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 5, 2021

RALEIGH — Wake County gave its 100,000th vaccine Monday at the county Public Health Center, official...

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

Coronavirus Crisis

Wake Tech to resume in-person classes in fall

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 1, 2021

RALEIGH — Wake Tech students will be able to be on campus in the fall, officials said Thursday. The ...

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

Coronavirus Crisis

Little Lambs Learning Center has COVID-19 cluster

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| March 27, 2021

RALEIGH — A day care in Wake Field has reported an outbreak of COVID-19 to the N.C. Department of He...

Coronavirus Crisis

State opens vaccine eligibility to all adults

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| March 26, 2021

RALEIGH — Everyone over the age of 16 will be eligible for their COVID-19 vaccine starting April 7. ...

Around 2,000 cases of COVID-19 were reported statewide Friday.

Coronavirus Crisis

Wake, Franklin COVID-19 numbers start to climb again

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| March 26, 2021

RALEIGH — COVID-19 numbers continue to decline across the state while cases slightly rise in Wake an...

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Dave DiFilippo Cartoon

March 25, 2021

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March 25, 2021

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Cooper

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Cooper signs order to ease capacity restrictions

By Olivia Neeley
| March 24, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper said he’ll further ease COVID-19 restrictions on Friday as the state charts continue...

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

Coronavirus Crisis

Universal Healthcare North Raleigh has third COVID-19 outbreak

From staff reports
| March 23, 2021

RALEIGH — A nursing home in the Wake Crossroads area is experiencing its third outbreak of COVID-19,...

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

Coronavirus Crisis

Zebulon Elementary, Casa Esperanza Montessori have COVID-19 outbreaks

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| March 22, 2021

ZEBULON — A local elementary school and a K-8 charter have new clusters, according to the N.C. Depar...

Wayne Beatty, left, received his first dose as part of the vaccination clinic.

Coronavirus Crisis

Group 4 now getting COVID-19 vaccinations

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| March 19, 2021

RALEIGH — People in Group 4 who have a medical condition that puts them at high risk or who live in ...

Wake and Franklin counties have significant community spread, which is the lowest level on the county alert system map.

Coronavirus Crisis

Wake, Franklin now at lowest risk of COVID-19 spread

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| March 19, 2021

RALEIGH — The county alert system is showing significant decline in community spread of the COVID-19...


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The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce held a celebratory ribbon cutting for new member Town Hall Burger & Beer on Wednesday, April 7. Town Hall Burger and Beer is in Wakefield Crossing at 13100 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

New burger joint celebrates opening in north Raleigh

For The Wake Weekly
| April 17, 2021

The Zebulon Woman's Club partnered with the Zebulon Police Department to raise awareness of child abuse. The club planted 24 spinning pinwheels near the Blue Star Memorial at the police department, honoring the founding of the club in 1924. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Zebulon Woman's Club, police raise awareness of child abuse

For The Wake Weekly
| April 16, 2021

Donnie Hight, left, is congratulated for his service by Mark Dwyer, the commander of the Walter E. Cole Post 187 American Legion. Hight, a lifetime resident of Wake Forest, received his 60-year American Legion service award at Post 187’s regular meeting in March. Hight enrolled in the Wake Forest American Legion following his release from active service in the U.S. Navy after World War II and has continued ever since. The group said Hight has contributed to the advancement of the Legion Post and the community of Wake Forest. Hight has participated in the enhancements to the Wake Forest Veterans Memorial while serving as chairman of the committee dedicated to the preservation of an important veteran monument devoted to the citizens of Wake Forest who perished while defending the nation in all conflicts since the Revolutionary War. The monument serves as an important location for community service honoring Wake Forest veterans.

Legionnaires recognize Hight for 60 years of service

For The Wake Weekly
| April 16, 2021

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