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The Wake Weekly and the Butner-Creedmoor News experiencing delivery delays

The Wake Weekly and the Butner-Creedmoor News are experiencing delivery issues, which has caused a delay in the delivery of its newspapers. We are making every effort to address the issues, and …
Theresa Applewhite. Contributed photo by Wake Forest Police Department.

Wake Forest police seek missing woman, 52

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is requesting the public's help locating a missing 52-year-old woman who has not been seen since Monday. Theresa Applewhite was last seen May …
Siemens' headquarters in Munich, Germany. Contributed photo by Siemens press picture

Siemens Wendell plant to hire 50 for new production

WENDELL — Global industrial manufacturing company Siemens announced it would expand manufacturing operations at its facility in Wendell, creating 50 jobs. The Wake County facility will …
Eleora Toomey, left, laughs alongside her father Sean. Contributed photo by Cynthia and Sean Toomey

After daughter’s death, couple plans day care for disabled kids

WAKE FOREST — Eleora Toomey’s genetic disorder was so rare, she was the only person in the world to have it. Eleora had an extra copy of part of chromosome 13 and was missing parts of …
A tree blew onto the roof of a home on West Gannon Street in Zebulon during a Monday's tornado. Contributed photo

Twister terrorizes East Wake

ZEBULON — A tornado with winds up to 115 mph tore through a 17-mile stretch of eastern Wake County on Monday, destroying homes, blocking highways, flipping vehicles, tearing down trees and power …
Contributed by N.C. Department of Transportation

I-87 gets new exit numbers

RALEIGH — Signs along Knightdale Bypass in eastern Wake County will be updated starting next week with new exit numbers as a project to transform the highway into an interstate moves forward. …

Franklin’s ‘Team Hydra’ recognized by school board

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Board of Education honored Team Hydra, the district’s robotics competition team, for their various achievements at the local and state levels at its Monday …
OBITUARIES
Gary Lewis Pleasants WAKE FOREST — Gary Lewis Pleasants, 67, of Wake Forest, passed away at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring Hospice House peacefully on Saturday, May 11 following a hard-fought battle with …
Ian Frazier Lewis WAKE FOREST — Ian Frazier Lewis, 18, died Friday, April 19. He was born Sept. 23, 2000 in a laid-back, mellow style, which proved true to his personality. Ian was the third of four …
Dewey Baxter Stewart WAKE FOREST — Dewey Baxter Stewart, 69, of Wake Forest, passed away at WakeMed on Thursday, April 25. Dewey was born in South Boston, Virginia to the late David Carl Stewart and Marie Williams …
Margaret Hartsfield Montague LANDOVER, Md. — Margaret Hartsfield Montague entered into eternal rest on April 17. She is survived by her husband, Leroy Montague; children, Dexter, Tracy, and Kevin Montague and Monique M. …
Robert ‘Bobby’ Homer Bowden Robert “Bobby” Homer Bowden, 81, died Saturday, March 30 at his home. He was born in Wake County, a son of the late Annie Bell (Crenshaw) Bowden and Robert Riggin Bowden.  A funeral …
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EDITORIALS
Welcome to the new Wake Weekly

Longtime subscribers of The Wake Weekly have seen a great deal of change to their local newspaper in recent months. We can’t thank you enough for your continued patience and readership. We also …

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
Granville Relay for Life celebrates survivors OXFORD — Each year since 1985, J.F. Webb High School hosts Relay for Life. This year’s event was held May 10. There were countless individuals who were part of the event and worked to make it …
Students design homes for Habitat for Humanity CREEDMOOR — The drafting class at South Granville High School was recently given the task to design a house for the Granville County Habitat for Humanity. The class, taught by Glenn Forsythe, …
South Granville Water and Sewer Authority raises rates BUTNER — After a contentious public hearing, the South Granville Water and Sewer Authority passed its 2019-20 budget ordinance and rate schedule at its Tuesday meeting. The budget raises water …
Robbery victim survives bridge fall; 3 charged OXFORD — A trio of suspects Saturday lured a man to a meeting place, beat and robbed him, bound him in tape and kidnapped him, and then drove him to Oxford where they threw him off a bridge, …
Motorcyclist dies after crashing into John Deere WILTON — A motorcyclist died Saturday on N.C. Highway 96 after he veered into a lane of oncoming traffic and crashed into a John Deere tractor, state troopers said. Normey Michael Medlin Jr., …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
A more efficient bus system in Wake Forest

To the Editor, Wake Forest needs a comprehensive transit system that benefits all our residents and draws new people to our community. We all recognize that automobile traffic is becoming more and …

We can no longer bear illegal immigration burden

Socialism is the sharing of miseries

COLUMNS
Finding my strength

Proverbs 24:10 (ESV) “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” Sometimes when life hits us, we feel like crawling into our shell rather than take on the challenge. …

Bob Allen

Showing love in not-so-gentle fashion

In last week’s column, I shared the first part of the message given at the funeral for Ian Frazier Lewis, whose mother, Missy, was like a member of our family when she was growing up. The message …

John Hood

State ranks high in college funding

North Carolina appropriates less taxpayer money to state colleges and universities in real terms than it did before the onset of the Great Recession. Tuition has risen markedly and now accounts for a …

Tom Campbell

Senate race could be the premiere event

I’ve been watching the emerging election for North Carolina’s Senate seat and wonder if we are seeing symptoms of a larger trend. Our traditional tribalism – Republicans and Democrats — has …

Jean McCamy

All aboard the Hurricanes bandwagon

I’m not a hockey fan. The only game I have ever watched all the way through was when my great-granddaughter played, briefly, for a Boys and Girls Club team. It was actually an interesting game and, …