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Under legislative redistricting plans approved Nov. 4, Senate District 11 will encompass the entirety of Vance, Franklin and Nash counties. The current district includes all of Nash County and a large portion of Johnston County.

2022 ELECTIONS

Speed running for Franklin’s NC Senate seat

By Lindell J. Kay
| November 29, 2021

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Commissioner Mark Speed has announced his candidacy for the N.C. Senate’...

A redrawn N.C. Senate District 13 combines Granville County with a northern and eastern swath of Wake County that includes Wake Forest, Rolesville and Zebulon.

2022 ELECTIONS

Mary Willis Bode to seek Wake-Granville seat in NC Senate

From staff reports
| November 29, 2021

Attorney, nonprofit leader and real estate regulator Mary Willis Bode wants to represent Wake and Gr...

Easley Jr.

Easley sworn in as Eastern District’s US attorney

For Restoration NewsMedia
| November 27, 2021

RALEIGH — Michael F. Easley Jr. has taken the oath of office to become the United States attorney fo...

Rolesville seeks feedback on greenway, bike network

For The Wake Weekly
| November 24, 2021

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville is in the process of updating its Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, a...

Wake Forest Youth Ballet presents ‘Nutcracker Suite’

For The Wake Weekly
| November 24, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Youth Ballet will present the highly anticipated return of “The Nutcra...

Project architect Dena Wangberg of Gensler Architecture discusses the new Wendell Town Hall's design during a groundbreaking ceremony for the facility.

Wendell celebrates Town Hall groundbreaking

For The Wake Weekly
| November 24, 2021

WENDELL — Town leaders broke ground Monday for construction of a new Wendell Town Hall. Town commis...

Cpl. Darryl Ragland passes out one of the 600 turkeys the Wake Forest Police Department gave to families at the Community House on Tuesday.

Police distribute turkeys for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2021

Franklin County Arrests: 17-22

From staff reports
| November 23, 2021

The following is a list of arrests made Nov. 17-22 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All info...

Residents placed flowers and cards in remembrance of Officer Ryan Hayworth on a patrol vehicle outside the Knightdale Public Safety building.

Driver charged in crash that killed Knightdale police officer

From staff reports
| November 23, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — A Knightdale man faces seven charges connected to a fatal wreck on Interstate 540 that ...

N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey presents the Wake Forest Fire Department with a Class 1 insurance rating at the Board of Commissioners' Nov. 16 meeting.

Fire department needs volunteers

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| November 23, 2021

WAKE FOREST — A local fire station hopes to continue to honor its heritage with the help of some new...

Mayor Vivian Jones reads the Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday proclamation to Downtown Development Manager Jennifer Herbert, left, and Marissa Shattuck, Downtown Business Alliance chair.

Wake Forest: Shop local this weekend

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| November 23, 2021

WAKE FOREST — This year, instead of rushing out to a big-box store, Wake Forest is asking people to ...

Outgoing Mayor Bob Matheny, right, celebrated 44 years of service to Zebulon with his family, from left, son Sam, grandson Ty and son Jim.

Zebulon celebrates outgoing mayor

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| November 23, 2021

ZEBULON — After 44 years of service, Mayor Bob Matheny is ready to have some time to himself. On Nov...

Hope Latta is pictured with Mark Speed, son of the late Sen. James D. Speed, after receiving the 2021 Speed Achievement Scholarship for her achievements in junior beef cattle showmanship.

Locals win big in State Fair livestock shows

From staff reports
| November 23, 2021

RALEIGH — Seven awards went home to Zebulon from the N.C. State Fair livestock shows. The N.C. Stat...

This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Wake County switching to appointment-only COVID tests

From staff reports
| November 23, 2021

Wake County Public Health will require appointments at all of its COVID-19 drive-thru testing locati...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Lake Myra Christmas lights premiere Wednesday

From staff reports
| November 23, 2021

WENDELL — The 2021 season of Lake Myra Christmas lights will run Nov. 24 through Dec. 31 from 5:30-1...

Rolesville Town Hall

Rolesville hires assistant town manager

For The Wake Weekly
| November 23, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Local officials recently welcomed Eric Marsh as Rolesville’s new assistant town manager...

An American Red Cross donor squeezes a sponge ball while giving blood in Fairfax, Virginia, in April 2018. The Red Cross says donors save thousands of lives each year with donations of blood, plasma and platelets.

Blood drives planned in Wake Forest, Rolesville

For The Wake Weekly
| November 23, 2021

In 2021, people in eastern North Carolina and across the country faced great emergency needs as the ...

Preservation Zebulon earns humanities grant

For The Wake Weekly
| November 22, 2021

ZEBULON — Preservation Zebulon received a $9,700 American Rescue Plan Humanities Grant from North Ca...

Wendell’s town Christmas tree is shown following the tree-lighting ceremony during the Wendell Wonderland celebration in 2019.

Wendell Wonderland seeks to spread holiday spirit

For The Wake Weekly
| November 21, 2021

WENDELL — After a one-year hiatus, Wendell Wonderland is back on with a lineup of family activities ...

Wake Forest High wins theater awards

For The Wake Weekly
| November 21, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Theatre Department at Wake Forest High School is celebrating its recognition in th...


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