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New development planned on N. White Street

From staff reports
| May 22, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Following a weeklong demolition project, the building that once housed the former Lyon...

Wake Forest police seek this man's identity in connection with a rash of car break-ins.

Police seek man in Wake Forest car break-ins

For the Weekly
| May 22, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Police officers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a man ...

Marion and Rev. Enoch Holloway, left, walk toward Wake Forest town Hall with the Matthew group.

Walkers celebrate National Day of Prayer

From staff reports
| May 22, 2022

WAKE FOREST — More than two dozen people participated in the Prayer Walk to celebrate the National D...

This athlete carries his stone to the launching area.

Central Children’s Home hosts Highland Games

From staff reports
| May 19, 2022

OXFORD — The first Central Carolina Highland Games and Sheaf Championship to benefit the Central Chi...

Melissa and Joe Warner wrangle their family for a photo after voting at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church precinct on May 17.


Mial, Stallings win commissioners' race; Rowe, Harrison are nominees for sheriff

By Gary Band
| May 22, 2022

RALEIGH — With the unofficial results in from the May 17 primary election, two seats on the Wake Cou...

The Wake AOH Pipe Band performed during Zebulon Spring Fest on May 14.

Zebulon holds first Spring Fest

By Junious Smith III
| May 18, 2022

ZEBULON — Hundreds of people converged on the downtown district to take in the sights of Zebulon’s i...

The Youngsville Board of Commissioners held its meeting in the Youngsvlle Community House May 12.

Youngsville’s $4.7M budget invests in road improvements

By Junious Smith III
| May 22, 2022

YOUNGSVILLE — Town commissioners unanimously approved a $4.7 million budget for the 2022-23 fiscal y...

Members of School of Rock Wake Forest rehearse on May 12.

School of Rock’s budding stars take their show on the road

By Junious Smith III
| May 22, 2022

WAKE FOREST — School of Rock combines performance skills with life lessons.Doug and Kim Whaley opene...

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will conduct a formal ceremony recognizing the 70 members who have died in the line of duty on Thursday, May 19, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the N.C. State Highway Patrol Training Academy, 3318 Garner Rd. Raleigh. It will include remarks by Jane Gilchrist, NCDPS chief of staff, and Colonel Freddy L. Johnson Jr., commander of the State Highway Patrol, as well as contributions from the patrol’s Caisson Unit and the Wake & District Pipe Band.

Highway patrol to hold memorial ceremony

May 16, 2022

As part of the May meeting of the Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the formal procedure of swearing in the newly elected officers for 2022-23 was conducted. District 7 Commander David Martin officiated the installation ceremony. Newly installed officers starting from the American flag are: Commander Bill Wade; Senior Vice Commander Jim Duguid; Junior Vice Commander Tony Attina; Chaplain James Dyer: Trustees Greg Harrington and Frank Nosal; Service Officer Brian Hopf; Sergeant-at-Arms Doran Johnson; Judge Advocate Howard Lowdermilk; Surgeon Doug Doster and Trustee Joe Csuka. Absent from the ceremony are Quartermaster Charlie Cable and Adjutant Al Zack. Officers will take command of the Post at the conclusion of the Department of North Carolina Convention in June 2022.

VFW Post 8466 installs officers

May 16, 2022

This man makes the most of the sidewalk chalk to create a work of art in Wendell.

Wendell gets creative for Spring Into the Arts

For the Weekly
| May 16, 2022

WENDELL — Wendell will host its annual Spring Into the Arts event on Saturday, May 21, at J. Ashley ...

Mary Lou Veal, left, from the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Gen. James Moore Chapter, introduced guest speaker Chris Grimes during the chapter's April meeting. In addition to being an American Revolutionary War reenactor, Grimes is also a historical interpreter, ordained minister and member of the Edenton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Grimes presented his program, Medicine During the American Revolution, and displayed his personal collection of medical instruments from the time period. 
Experienced genealogists can help residents discover if they qualify for DAR membership. Email Debby Butler at to get started. For more information about Wake Forest’s DAR Chapter, visit

DAR welcomes Chris Grimes

May 17, 2022

Storymore Brand Marketing celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting celebration on May 11 at The Loading Dock on White Street. Chief Storyteller Sloane Heffernan opened Storymore to help businesses clarify their messages, craft their brand stories and bring these stories to life with compelling content.
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Storymore opens in Wake Forest

May 15, 2022

A $3 ticket purchased online yielded a $150,000 prize.

Wendell woman wins $150,000 playing Powerball

For the Weekly
| May 15, 2022

RALEIGH – Donna Knowles of Wendell tried her luck on a Powerball ticket and won a $150,000 prize.Kno...

Buzzy Anthony, center, is surrounded by friends Richard May, left and P.J. Bissette at B and W Hardware on Friday. Anthony, 87, worked as an investigator for the Wake County ABC Board for 24 years. Now living in Stuart, Fla., with Charlesanna, his wife of 62 years, three decades after retiring in 1990, Anthony co-wrote a book called "The Southern Revenoor" during the pandemic. Published in February, it took 18 months to complete. He spent a few hours at the hardware store autographing copies for many of those eager to read his stories from the field.

Former ABC investigator comes back with a book

May 14, 2022

Community members had the opportunity to tour Wake Preparatory Academy earlier this year.

Wake Prep to open doors this summer

By Junious Smith III
| May 16, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Wake Preparatory Academy is set to start its inaugural year in August.The 220,000-squa...


Franklin County selects emergency management director

For the Weekly
| May 15, 2022

LOUISBURG — Bringing more than 15 years of experience in emergency management at the federal, state,...

These lucky folks set up close to the stage.

First Friday Night on White fills the streets

From staff reports
| May 15, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Just ahead of the second Friday Night on White of 2022 on May 13, it’s high time to sh...

Kids laugh and cheer at the illusions performed by magician and Crossroads Fellowship Pastor Tony Thomas.

Thousands gather for Meet in the Street

From staff reports
| May 15, 2022

Following a two-year hiatus, some 20,000 people attended the fortieth annual Meet in the Street on M...

Brandon J. Ferguson

Wake Forest man charged in prostitution sting

From staff reports
| May 12, 2022

FUQUAY-VARINA — A Wake Forest man is among two alleged “johns” arrested Tuesday in a multi-agency pr...

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