About Us:

The Wake Weekly is a weekly, privately owned and independent newspaper based in Wake Forest, North Carolina, primarily covering Wake and Franklin counties. It is owned by Allen Publishing LLC, which is in turn owned by Todd Allen, youngest son of original owners Robert W. "Bob" and Margaret G. "Peggy" Allen.

Bob Allen acquired The Wake Weekly in 1952 from his brother and for nearly 50 years owned and published the paper with his wife, Peggy.

Well known within the field of journalism, Peggy was awarded the NNA's Emma C. McKinney award which is one of two of the highest and most distinguished tributes in community journalism, and is presented to a working or retired newspaperwoman who has provided distinguished service and leadership to the community press and her community. Bob and Peggy were named to the North Carolina Journalism Hall of fame in 2006 (Peggy posthumously as she died Nov.1, 2005), the first couple to be jointly named.

Allen Publishing, LLC acquired the paper from family in 2009 as a five-member board. In early 2010, Todd Allen acquired full ownership from the board. Also in 2010, The Wake Weekly began being published with three flags, The Franklin Weekly, The Rolesville Weekly and The Wake Forest Weekly, under the auspices of The Wake Weekly Family of Community Newspapers.

We are located at 229 E. Owen Ave. in historic downtown Wake Forest. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call us anytime at 919-556-3182 or fax us at 919-556-2233.

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Our mailing address is:
PO Box 1919
Wake Forest, NC 27588

Contact us by e-mail at:


For individual staff members:

Todd F. Allen, publisher — todd@wakeweekly.com
David Leone, associate editor — david@wakeweekly.com
Marty Simpkins, sports writer — marty@wakeweekly.com
Brandon Anderson, reporter, brandon@wakeweekly.com
Sam Register, advertising director — sam@wakeweekly.com
Becky Kimbrell-Norris, advertising account manager — becky@wakeweekly.com
Lauren Early, creative director — lauren@wakeweekly.com
Lane Singletary, graphic designer — lane@wakeweekly.com
David Pearce, graphic designer — davidp@kingsdalemedia.com
Niki Morock, digital media specialist, meteorologist, niki@kingsdalemedia.com
Bob Allen, publisher emeritus — robertwallen29@gmail.com
Clellie Allen, administrative assistant, advertising@wakeweekly.com