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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

Isabelle Murphy prepares to deliver stuffed animals to police departments, fire departments and domestic violence centers for workers to give out to children who have experience trauma.

Franklin Academy student donates 10K stuffed animals to victimized children

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 16, 2021

RALEIGH — A lot of teenagers collect stuffed animals, but most of them don’t donate those toys to or...

Jill Crudup uses a crochet hook to produce a desired effect while styling Patsy Morgan’s hair in August. Crudup is owner of Wake Forest Natural Hair Salon.

Wake County adds natural hair to employee discrimination policy

For The Wake Weekly
| April 16, 2021

RALEIGH — Hairstyle, hair type or hair texture historically associated with race  — such as braids, ...

Wake Forest material manufacture semifinalist for grant

For The Wake Weekly
| April 16, 2021

DURHAM — A Wake Forest-based manufacturer was named a semifinalist in a state entrepreneurial grant ...

Franklin County Arrests: April 7-13

From staff reports
| April 16, 2021

The following is a list of arrests made April 7-13 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All info...

Wake County arrests: April 7-13

From staff reports
| April 16, 2021

The following is a list of arrests made April 7-13 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wende...

From left, Taylor Cornelius and Justin Alderman fry flounder for the Wake Forest Fire Department.

PHOTOS: Wake Forest Fire holds drive-by fish fry

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 16, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Between 1,700-1,800 fried flounder plates were sold during Wake Forest Fire Department...

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...

Designer Craig Fitzpatrick and Neal Conoley, chair of the Museum Committee, work on the museum floor plan. Contributed photo by Hugh D. Cashion Jr.

Wendell donates $25K to museum

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 15, 2021

WENDELL — The Wendell Board of Commissioners approved a $25,000 funding request from the Wendell His...

Wake Libraries hosting writing contest

From staff reports
| April 15, 2021

RALEIGH — The Wake County Public Libraries is inviting authors of all ages to compete in its writing...

Wake Stone Athletic Park opens in Knightdale

For The Wake Weekly
| April 15, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — The town of Knightdale, in partnership with Wake Stone Corp,, North Carolina Football C...

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...

Vivian Jones

Mayor’s State of the Town address available to watch

For The Wake Weekly
| April 15, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Mayor Vivian Jones recently recorded a virtual State of the Town address that includes...

Wake Forest power recognized for reliability, restoration help

From staff reports
| April 15, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The town’s electric utility was recently recognized for having reliable service and al...

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...

Our Wave is an online platform that seeks to empower survivors, educate society about sexual assault, and mobilize communities for prevention and survivor support, according to co-founder and Executive Director Kyle Linton.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Nonprofit lets survivors share stories anonymously

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 15, 2021

RALEIGH — A Raleigh-based nonprofit organization has created a safe space for sexual assault survivo...

Ten new firefighters will help staff the four fire companies that serve the Knightdale and Alert fire districts.

Knightdale Fire welcomes 10 new recruits

From staff reports
| April 15, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — Ten new firefighters were welcomed into the Knightdale Fire Department on April 5. “Th...


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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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