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Rolesville's new police chief, David R. Simmons II, is sworn in on a Bible held by his daughters, from left, Bailey, Breanna and Bristol.

Simmons sworn in as Rolesville police chief: ‘I’m very blessed to return’

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| March 24, 2021

ROLESVILLE — The new police chief in Rolesville isn’t a new face. Chief David R. Simmons was sworn i...

Creedmoor police released video from Capital Chevrolet’s security cameras showing two men they think are responsible for the thefts, and asked anyone who could identify them to reach out.

Sports car stolen from Wake Forest dealership; police see ties to Creedmoor thefts

From staff reports
| February 15, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Police investigating the theft of vehicles from a car dealership in downtown Creedmoor l...

Jaxon Brown scored 13 points for Wakefield in the win over Rolesville.

Boys Basketball

Wakefield takes down Wake Forest, Rolesville

By Marty Simpkins
| February 9, 2021

RALEIGH — Wakefield’s boys basketball team put itself in second place for the NAC 6 conference after...

Bartender Ben Robbins pours cocktails at Olde Raleigh Distillery during its Friday, Jan. 22, grand opening.

Bourbon beginnings: Olde Raleigh Distillery launches in Zebulon

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 29, 2021

ZEBULON — A dream almost four years in the making came to fruition over the weekend in Zebulon. Olde...

Third graders from Sanford Creek Elementary School perform "O Christmas Tree" on handbells in this screen capture from Tuesday's virtual Rolesville Tree Lighting. The ceremony was online and included well-wishes from Mayor Ronnie Currin and a countdown from the town comissioners. Contributed photo

Rolesville rings in holidays with bells, lights

December 17, 2020


Legna Barreto, right, celebrates receiving her home Wednesday with her sons, Jack and Elis, and members of the 82nd Airborne.

Welcome Home: Fallen soldier’s family gets Wendell Falls house

| December 17, 2020

WENDELL — A house key can mean a new beginning or a place to lay your head at night. For Legna Barreto, it is the start of a new chapter after the worst year of her life. Legna met Sgt. 1st …

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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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