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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 ...

Mayor Jessica Day

Day appointed Knightdale mayor, Morris councilor

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 21, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — The Knightdale Town Council appointed a new mayor, mayor pro tem and councilor at its W...

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...

The Wake Forest Human Relations Council is celebrating Black History Month in 2021 by offering town residents the chance to recognize local African Americans who have made a difference enhancing and improving the quality of life in their community, family, church, business or other group.

Community Briefs: Nominations sought for Black History Month honor roll

From staff reports
| January 20, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. community celebration Churches and community organizations will honor the lif...

Sen. Sarah Crawford, left, was joined by her husband, Dan, and daughters, Emily and Abby, during her swearing in last week. Contributed photo

State senators, reps sworn in to new term

From staff reports
| January 20, 2021

RALEIGH — The General Assembly swore in its new senators and representatives Jan. 14, including poli...

The zoning map shows 6.6 acres on Hicks Road near Youngsville that may become a 71-unit townhouse development.

Youngsville moves ahead with development of 71 town houses

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 20, 2021

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Board of Commissioners unanimously approved rezoning 6.6 acres of land...

Sheriff investigating Wake Forest shooting

From staff reports
| January 18, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Law enforcement is searching for a man who shot someone in Wake Forest, the Wake Count...

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...

Hajj Abdul Shabazz

Police: Suspected cigarette thief led cops on chase, crashed into dentist office, found on rooftop

From staff reports
| January 14, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — A Raleigh man was charged with a vehicle crash that damaged a dentist's office early Th...

This map shows the location of Knightdale Fire stations 1 and 3, which were inherited from Eastern Wake Fire, and station 2, which is the public safety building. It also shows the proposed sites for a new station 4 and a relocated station 2.

New plan: Build 2 public safety stations in Knightdale for price of 1

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 13, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — The town of Knightdale may be able to build two fire stations and renovate its existing...

The community choir sings during the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration in Wake Forest on Jan. 23, 2020.

MLK Jr. community celebration to be virtual

For The Wake Weekly
| January 13, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Several local churches and community organizations will honor the life and legacy of D...

Mike Rutkowski presents four possible land use scenarios to the Knightdale Town Council in a video presentation over Zoom.

Wake-Franklin transit study finds support for greenways, less urban sprawl

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 13, 2021

A survey of residents in eastern Wake and southern Franklin counties showed support for more ways to...

Wake County Arrests: Jan. 6-12

From staff reports
| January 13, 2021

The following is a list of arrests made Jan. 6-12 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendel...

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, ...

James Roberson

Knightdale Mayor to represent N.C. House District 39

From staff reports
| January 13, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — The mayor of Knightdale was selected to serve as the new representative for N.C. House ...

Allison Snyder

Government Notebook: WCPSS launches substitute recruitment effort

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 13, 2021

RALEIGH — The Wake County Public School System launched a new, more aggressive substitute teacher re...

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...


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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...

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 ...