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Judge removes Franklin clerk of court from office

LOUISBURG — A superior court judge ordered Patricia Burnett Chastain be removed from her position as Franklin County Clerk of Superior Court on Friday, citing misconduct and “reckless …
This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

State virus cases up, but nursing homes see reprieve

LOUISUBRG — While the number of new positive cases of COVID-19 across the state continues to increase, congregate living facilities are seeing fewer cases of the virus. Only one Franklin …
Voters line up to vote early at the Northern Regional Center, 305 E. Holding Ave., Thursday morning. The line stretched from the center down Holding to the library's driveway.
2020 Election

Long lines form on first day of early voting

WAKE FOREST — By mid-morning Thursday, the line for early voting stretched from the door of the Northern Regional Center, down the sidewalk of Holding Avenue, and up the library …
Voters are allowed to vote at any early voting site in the county.
2020 Election

Absentee numbers up as early voting starts

​Abbott's Creek Community Center9950 Durant Rd., Raleigh Apex Community Center53 Hunter St., Apex ​Avery Street Recreation Center125 Avery St., Garner ​Barwell Road Community …
Henry “Hank” Pierwola, right, poses with members of the North Wake Chapter of Purple Heart Homes after the group made repairs to his home on Purnell Road.

Wake Forest Veteran get repair help from Purple Heart Homes

WAKE FOREST — Purple Heart Homes lended a hand to local veteran Henry “Hank” Pierwola. Members of the North Wake Chapter of Purple Heart Homes  made repairs to Pierwola's …

Franklin County probes buying water following developer lawsuit

LOUISBURG ­— The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is looking into buying more water after a developer filed a lawsuit against the county. The board at its Oct. 5 meeting unanimously …
This conceptual drawing of Wendell's Downtown Parking and Event Space is from the master plan given to the town from design firm Withers Ravenel.

Government Notebook: Food trucks get Wendell regulations; Youngsville hears expansion plan

Policies would regulate food trucks The Wendell Board of Commissioners received draft policies on food trucks, downtown parking, dumpsters and electric vehicle charging stations at its meeting …

Community Briefs: Open hiring job fair seeks to fill 200 positions

Blood drive The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Raleigh Family Moose Lodge, 2824 Forestville Road, Wake Forest, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 16. Donors are asked to make …
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The Wake Weekly rolls out questionnaires with 2020 candidates

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly has begun publishing survey responses from local candidates running in this year's election. We will publish additional responses if we receive …

Sparks fly in state treasurer debate

Justice in selecting judges

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Wake County candidates make case at election forum

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Wake County Arrests: Oct. 7-13 The following is a list of arrests made Oct. 7-13 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement records. Oct. …
Franklin County Arrests: Oct. 7-13 The following is a list of arrests made Oct. 7-13 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records.Oct. 7• Marcus Luvar Allen, 41, of Will …
Wake County Arrests: Sept. 30 through Oct. 6 The following is a list of arrests made Sept. 30 through Oct. 6 by the Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon police departments. All information is from public law enforcement …
Franklin County Arrests: Sept. 30 through Oct. 6 The following is a list of arrests made Sept. 30 through Oct. 6 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. Sept. 30 • James Clair …
1 charged after home invasion suspects hold woman at gunpoint KNIGHTDALE — Knightdale Police said they arrested a man they believe was involved in a home invasion Monday. Officers responded to a call of suspicious activity in the Mingo Creek …
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Robert Harry Rylander MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Robert “Bob” Harry Rylander passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Judith Rylander; two daughters, Kristin Mastrovito and …
Linda Grace Honeycutt July 27, 1959 — Oct. 9, 2020 YOUNGSVILLE — Linda Grace Swartz Honeycutt, 61, of the Colony Ridge community, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Wake Med Hospital, Raleigh, with …
William Frank Fritz WAKE FOREST — William Frank Fritz died Sept. 27, 2020.
Linda Sue Taylor Oct. 24, 1943 — Sept. 20. 2020 WAKE FOREST — Linda Sue Peterson Richardson Taylor, 76, passed away at home surrounded by family, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. She was born Oct. 24, 1943, in …
Brenda Bryant Joyner Aug. 10, 1948 — July 3, 2020 YOUNGSVILLE — Brenda Bryant Joyner passed away at home Friday, July 3, 2020. Born Aug. 10, 1948, she was the daughter of James Thomas Owens and Marjorie Land …
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EDITORIALS

OUR OPINION: Bob Allen roved around and gave us a newspaper

A staple of this newspaper for nearly seven decades, Bob Allen’s column “Roving Around,” is missing from the pages this week. Its absence is glaring; Bob’s insight into life in Wake Forest …

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS
UPDATE: Gray SUV sought in Butner hit-and-run that killed pedestrian BUTNER — A person was killed Tuesday in a hit-and-run crash, authorities said. Butner Public Safety responded to the 1600 of West B Street around 6:30 p.m., the department said on …
Falls Lake Academy moving ahead with Plan A CREEDMOOR — Falls Lake Academy will test the waters next month with a staggered reopening for kindergarten through fifth grade. The charter school’s board of directors Monday voted 5-1 …
COLUMNS

Section 230 is “essential to having sites that feature comments from users,” First Amendment lawyer Ken White explained in a Friday post on his Substack site. “And people are absolutely flat-out lying to you about what it says, and what it means, for political advantage.”

Don't mistake moderators for censors

With so-called censors like these, who needs publicists? Facebook and Twitter are under the microscope for suppressing links to an unverified news story alleging Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden …

Weekly Devotional: God never lies

1 Timothy 1:1-2 (ESV) “Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope …

The Old Well on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill is shown in this file photo. UNC officials have lost a lawsuit brought by media outlets seeking the names of students the university has disciplined for sexual misconduct.

Will high court allow 'double secret probation' for sexual misconduct?

Should public colleges be able to keep records from their secretive Title IX tribunals under lock and key, or do students have a right to know when their classmates are found responsible for sexual …