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Wake Forest police officers and a Police Explorers member are shown participating in Shop with a Cop in a video for the Wake Forest Cares holiday donation drive. Contributions support Shop with a Cop and four other town-sponsored initiatives.

Wake Forest Cares seeks donations through December

For The Wake Weekly
| December 15, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The 2021 Wake Forest Cares Holiday Donation Drive is an opportunity for area residents...


Democracy dies in news deserts

By Corey Friedman
| November 18, 2021

Claiming territory like a conquering army, a vast desert is on the march. It swallows small towns, s...

People from across the county attended the candlelight vigil at Knightdale Station Park on Oct. 20 for Officer Ryan Hayworth.

'Life of service': Hundreds attend vigil for Knightdale officer Ryan Hayworth

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| October 22, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — Hundreds of people from across the county attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday night ...

A voter exits Middlesex Baptist Church after voting on Nov. 5, 2013.


Voter registration deadline is Oct. 8

From staff reports
| October 1, 2021

State elections officials are encouraging Nash County residents to check their voter status and ensu...

The honor guard prepares to raise the 100th anniversary flag Wednesday at Town Hall. It will fly until Aug. 3, 2022.

A century of service: Flag-raising kicks off Wake Forest Fire birthday celebration

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| August 5, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Fire Department raised its 100th anniversary flag Wednesday to kick of...

First responders work at the scene of a fatal U.S. 301 wreck at Wilson's Interstate 795 overpass Sunday afternoon.

Zebulon man dies after truck overturns

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 14, 2021

WILSON — A Zebulon man died Sunday after the pickup truck he was driving ran off the road, slid side...

Students listen to East Wake's student government president Emilie Pereira Melendez.

Class of 2021

PHOTOS: 249 graduates earn East Wake High diplomas

From staff reports
| June 15, 2021

WENDELL — East Wake High’s senior Warriors graduated in two early morning ceremonies June 10. The gr...

Wakefield seniors stand to turn their tassels.

Class of 2021

Wake County graduates overcome odds

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| June 15, 2021

After two unprecedented years, seniors at Wake County Public School System’s traditional schools gra...

The Knightdale Police Department released a video showing the teenager suspected of groping woman walking on the Mingo Creek Greenway trail earlier this month.

Police seek teen who groped women on greenway

From staff reports
| June 14, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — The Knightdale Police Department is looking for a teenager who has been inappropriately...

Owen Shook, 4, gets a helping hand from Rolesville Police school resource officer Brian Strickland during the bike rodeo at Thales Academy on Saturday morning.

Young bikers get a lesson in safety

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| May 26, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Several local kids got a chance to show off their bike skills and receive a free helmet...

Prayer Walk participants took the opportunity to fellowship during the walk along South Main Street in Wake Forest on May 6, National Day of Prayer.

National Day of Prayer

Annual prayer walk held in Wake Forest

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| May 10, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Around 25 people gathered to pray together at The Forks Cafeteria on May 6 following t...

Rolesville's football team celebrates its first 4AA east regional championship title after beating Wake Forest 24-21 in double overtime.


Rams are state championship bound

By Marty Simpkins
| May 3, 2021

ROLESVILLE — For the first time in school history, a team sports program from Rolesville will repres...

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...

Wakefield's Carson Cryer scored 10 points, including a half-court buzzer-beater at the end of the third quarter.

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 Kristi Hale works behind the reclaimed pine wood bar at Olde Raleigh Distillery during its grand opening Friday, Jan. 22.

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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