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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...

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...

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...

Concept 1 includes Bob's Treehouse, a demonstration garden for farmers and paddle boat rentals on the south pond.

Kellam-Wyatt Farm moves closer to opening

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 15, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — Wake County’s newest park is getting closer to completion. Kellam-Wyatt Farm is a 59-a...

Duane Holder

Government notebook: Knightdale cancels Fourth of July firework show

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 15, 2021

Knightdale cancels Fourth of July firework show KNIGHTDALE — The Knightdale Town Council decided the...

John David Davis

Wake Sheriff: Shots fired in road rage incident near Rolesville

From staff reports
| April 13, 2021

ROLESVILLE — The Wake County Sheriff's Office is investigating a road rage incident near Rolesville,...

N.C. Sen. Sarah Crawford, second from right, attends the women's ACC Championship pre-COVID-19 with, from left, her husband, Dan, and daughters, Abby and Emily.

College basketball

Bill would make ACC tournament public holiday in NC

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 12, 2021

RALEIGH — North Carolina is a basketball state. A local state senator is proposing a law that would ...

A homeless man digging for food in a Rocky Mount dumpster in 2007 discovered the body of an unidentified baby boy covered by this plastic Cheetos bucket that investigators believe may be a clue in the case.

UNIDENTIFIED

‘John Nash’ baby’s killing remains unsolved

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 12, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — A baby boy found in a Food Lion dumpster 14 years ago had been strangled to death by s...

Neal Hutcheson, center, met Popcorn Sutton, right, in 1999 for a documentary. The above picture was taken in 2002.

Wake author's book explores life of controversial moonshiner

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 8, 2021

RALEIGH — A new book released last week by a north Raleigh author and photographer explores the life...

Grove 98 will be off N.C. Highway 98 and Ligon Mill Road.

Mixed-use site near Wegmans gets early OK from Wake Forest planning board

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 7, 2021

WAKE FOREST — In a close 6-3 vote, the Wake Forest planning board voted to recommend approving the s...

Steve and Elke McCalla of Rocky Ridge Farm provide food as part of the Farms and Faith Partnerships Project.

Farmers, churches join forces, take aim at hunger, racism

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 8, 2021

LOUISBURG — A collaboration between three local Black farmers and eight churches will bring fresh pr...

Government Notebook: WCPSS to offer virtual academy next year

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 7, 2021

WCPSS to offer virtual academy next year CARY — The Wake County Public School System will offer a vi...

Wake County Arrests: March 31 through April 6

From staff reports
| April 7, 2021

The following is a list of arrests made March 31 through April 6 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest,...

Anthony Wayne March

Wake Forest investment advisor gets 11 years after Ponzi scheme conviction

From staff reports
| April 6, 2021

WILMINGTON — A Wake Forest man was sentenced to 11 years in jail for wire fraud and ordered to pay m...

UPDATE: Body of missing 19-year-old swimmer found in Falls Lake, identified

From staff reports
| April 6, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The body of a 19-year-old man was discovered in Falls Lake around 10:30 p.m., accordin...


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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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