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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...

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...

Gov. Roy Cooper signs the bipartisan state budget into law at the Executive Mansion on Thursday. The two-year spending plan includes $23.3 million for communities Rep. Matthew Winslow represents in Franklin and Nash counties.

N.C. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Winslow: Budget includes $23M for House District 7

From staff reports
| November 22, 2021

Franklin County and southern Nash County will receive more than $23.3 million from the biennial stat...

Zebulon man convicted on gun charge

From staff reports
| November 21, 2021

A federal jury last week convicted a Zebulon man of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in ...

Creedmoor man wins $100K scratch-off prize at Knightdale store

For the Butner Creedmoor News
| November 17, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — A Creedmoor man won $100,000 on a scratch-off ticket purchased at a Knightdale store. R...

Fire Chief Ron Early reacts with surprise upon realizing his family and firefighters are in the room. He didn't know the new rating was being announced.

Wake Forest Fire surprises chief with highest possible insurance rating

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| November 17, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Fire Department has achieved something few departments ever have. On T...

This chart from the Wake County Registry of Deeds shows the fluctuating median real estate price since January.

Wake County real estate prices hit all-time high in October

From staff reports
| November 17, 2021

RALEIGH — The median sale price for a parcel of Wake County real estate was $398,500 in October, acc...

Katherine Wadsworth, a fifth grade teacher at Knightdale Elementary, is using tools provided by NASA to engage her students in science and math. Contributed photo

Knightdale Elementary teacher uses NASA lessons to bring STEM to life

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| November 16, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — Fifth graders at Knightdale Elementary School are getting to learn outer space science ...

The Rotary placed 125 Flags for Heroes around the horseshoe driveway of Zebulon Town Hall. Ninety of them have special placards for community heroes, including veterans, nurses and teachers.

Police: Zebulon man stole, burned flag from Veterans Day display

From staff reports
| November 17, 2021

ZEBULON — A Zebulon man was charged on Friday with allegedly burning an American flag taken from the...

Michael David Barnes

Youngsville man charged in shooting death

From staff reports
| November 16, 2021

YOUNGSVILLE — A man who allegedly shot someone in October was arrested Friday following the death of...

"You've got too many kids!" Eighth graders discuss the cost of quality childcare at the Reality of Money on Nov 9. The student on the right was assigned the role of a single father with four children.

It costs how much? Middle school program teaches hard lessons about budgets for grown-ups

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| November 16, 2021

WAKE FOREST — It’s unusual to hear eighth-graders complain about the cost of health care and car paym...

Dashaun Grant scored the final touchdown of the night for the Cougars on a 33-yard reception.

Football

Cougars end season on missed extra point

By Marty Simpkins
| November 15, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — Wake Forest’s football team scored a touchdown as time expired against Panther Creek, b...

A forensic sculpture shows the likely appearance of an unknown woman whose skull was discovered in rural Randolph County in 1997.

UNIDENTIFIED

After DNA test, murder victim still unknown

By Lindell J. Kay
| November 15, 2021

ASHEBORO — Only 10 years old when his mother disappeared, Frank McNair has spent decades searching f...

Johnny C. Binkley

Retired federal agent recounts tracking down NC moonshiners in memoir

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| November 12, 2021

YOUNGSVILLE — Illegal moonshining is a thing of the past, and there are very few people with first-h...

Wake Forest Police investigate 2 homes damaged by gunfire

From staff reports
| November 16, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Two homes were damaged by gunfire in the Del Webb at Traditions subdivision, and Wake ...

Jose Azahel Nunez-Garcia

Knightdale man charged with statutory rape, kidnapping

From staff reports
| November 12, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — A Knightdale man was arrested Wednesday and charged with child sex crimes in an ongoing...


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