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Newspaper launches online photo store

WAKE FOREST — For decades, The Wake Weekly has been known for the oodles of photographs from community events, displayed on picture pages. Those photos have always been available for purchase in print form by calling the newspaper office. The  newspaper  has taken that a step...

Wake County Commissioners focus on agriculture

by Burwell Stark RALEIGH — Four years after work on it began, the Wake County Commissioners unanimously approved the Wake County Agricultural Economic Development Plan (AEDP) Monday. The plan was then presented to and certified by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and...
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Franklin County Commissioners approve incentives

White Street Brewing and Xerium look to expand to Youngsville. by Jonathan McNamara LOUISBURG — Two incentive requests were approved by a unanimous vote of the county commissioners Monday, contingent on them adding jobs to the county. A public hearing was held to discuss a...
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Honor Purple Heart veterans

Tickets still available for Saturday banquet. by Jonathan McNamara WAKE FOREST — Each year, members of the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation recognize area soldiers and veterans who have earned a Purple Heart, and their families. Honored for being wounded or killed in battle...

Townhouses downed

Planning board disparages project for minimal changes to meet code. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Call it a Tale of Two Townhouses. Tuesday night, the Wake Forest Planning Board shot down one townhouse project and quickly approved another. What’s different? One requires a...
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Young actors reach new Heights

Wake Forest, Franklinton youths in weekend musical. By David Leone RALEIGH — English Bernhardt kissed a boy. It was a special moment for the rising senior, but for platonic reasons. Up until now, the budding actress had never done drama. “I’ve been in so many shows, here, there,...
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Communities take a Night Out, Aug. 6

For more photos from National Night Out in Wake Forest and Franklinton, see our photo galleries.        
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Local seniors are national champs

The 56ers basketball team win fourth title. by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — Some of the players on the 56ers senior basketball team played the sport in both high s chool and college. And as the years passed, they have stayed sharp with pickup games, spending many hours at...