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The recycling shredding station stayed busy from start to finish during the semiannual waste collection event on Nov. 21.

Clean Out event collects 26 tons for disposal, recycling

OXFORD — Granville County’s annual Fall Clean Out, held Nov. 21, resulted in the collection of more than 26 tons of materials for recycling and proper disposal, the county announced. …
This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Granville health department reports another COVID-19 death, new outbreaks

OXFORD — COVID-19 has been blamed for another death in Granville County, and officials say there are new outbreaks of the virus related to a long-term care facility and a state prison. An …
Neena Nowell, right, receives the Mayor Pro Tempore oath of office from Mayor Bobby Wheeler at Tuesday's meeting.

Nowell named Creedmoor’s next mayor pro tem

CREEDMOOR — Commissioners tackled a packed agenda Monday, holding lengthy discussions on some items and tabling others, in the first board meeting of the term. Neena Nowell shed her commissioner …
N.C. Capitals owner DeMarcus Oliver will bring Wake Forest its first semiprofessional basketball team in 2021.

Oxford native bringing semipro basketball team to Wake County

WAKE FOREST — A professional basketball team will represent the town of Wake Forest in 2021 when the N.C. Capitals come to the area. The Capitals will be the first semiprofessional …
A “Closed” sign is displayed outside Corn Hill Christmas Tree Farm on Tuesday. The farm said it sold more than 220 trees after being open three days.

Granville Christmas tree farm runs through 2020 supply in less than a week

KITTRELL — Just one week after opening for the season, Corn Hill Christmas Tree Farm is displaying a “Closed” sign at its front entrance. The reason? The farm on Cannady Mill …
Lauren Baker tips the ball over Courtney Williams in the first set of the match. The two battled all night long at the net.

Lady Warriors best Granville Central in rivalry match

STEM — Granville Central fell 3-1 to the J.F. Webb High School Lady Warriors in a highly anticipated match between the rivals on Nov. 24. Webb opened the first set on a 7-1 run. Granville …
Gazebo Park in Butner is decorated for the 2017 holiday season.

Gazebo Park to be site of new holiday event

BUTNER — There will be no gathering of the community, no parade, no holiday reading or tree lighting, no dance presentation and no drinking hot chocolate with neighbors in Gazebo Park this …
ELECTION 2020 CENTRAL

When political shorthand gets it wrong

RALEIGH — If the Republican Party were only the party of white men, it would never win an election. When discussing electoral matters, we all tend to use the political equivalent of …

‘Defund the police’ undid the Democrats

LETTER: Trump not a macho man in the end

LETTER: Granville election workers deserve a thank you

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OBITUARIES
Harvey Thomas Brame Oct. 11, 1927 — Nov. 27, 2020 CREEDMOOR — Harvey Thomas “H.T.” Brame, 93, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 at his home. H.T. was born on Oct. 11, 1927, in Vance County to the late …
Susan Lyn Dartt OXFORD — Susan Lyn Dartt, 67, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home, Oxford.
James Robert Olivet CREEDMOOR — James Robert Olivet, 52, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home, Creedmoor.
James Henry Dickerson OXFORD — James Henry Dickerson, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home, Oxford.
Betty Keith Betty Keith died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home, Creedmoor.
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Crime News

Felon who led Oxford cops on chase gets 3 years for guns

GREENVILLE — An Oxford man was sentenced to three years in prison by a federal court, authorities said Monday.  Xavier Sanonio Bobbitt was convicted on charges of possession of a …

Deputies: Armed man tried to kidnap woman near Creedmoor

CREEDMOOR — Authorities are investigating after an armed man flagged down a driver, pulled a gun on her and tried to kidnap her and take her truck. The 31-year-old woman ran away and was …

Arrest made in theft from Creedmoor cell tower

DURHAM — A Durham man has been charged with stealing $73,000 worth of copper wire from three cell towers in Wake Forest and one in Creedmoor, officials said. Kenneth David Voncannon VII of …
Marquise Rashad Bass

Police: Man led cops on Halloween car chase in Butner

BUTNER — Authorities said they arrested a Wake Forest man after he sped away from an officer, led police on a vehicle chase and crashed his car on Halloween. The man, 21-year-old Marquise …
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THE WAKE WEEKLY NEWS
Sheriff: Louisburg man to be charged with murder after father’s strangling LOUISBURG — Authorities have accused a Louisburg man of strangling his father Friday, a press release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said.  The suspect, Xavier Vishal …
Local virus numbers trending down; Louisburg nursing home reports new outbreak RALEIGH — New reported cases of COVID-19 in Wake and Franklin counties are trending downward, state statistics show.  However, a Franklin County nursing home has reported a new …
Wake, Franklin schools consider returning elementary students RALEIGH — The Wake County school board will discuss reopening options at its Wednesday meeting but doesn’t expect to make a decision until next week. Gov. Roy Cooper gave elementary …
Best of the Best winners revealed at drive-in show YOUNGSVILLE — The Wake Weekly’s annual Best of the Best contest winners were announced Thursday in a drive-in reveal show.  The event, socially distanced with attendees tuning in …
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 …
OPINION COLUMNS
Money, wealth different in concept and practice Article 1, Section 8, Paragraph 5 of the Constitution for the united States of America: “To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and …
Our state has gotten freer RALEIGH — While modern conservatism in America brings together a number of discrete groups, interests and priorities, one of its unifying themes is maximizing freedom — by which …
What to expect in the last month of 2020? North Carolina has experienced just about everything imaginable this year, so with one month to go, let’s look at what to expect.  Our COVID-weary people are starving for some good …
Is Roy Cooper the last of his kind? North Carolina may never see another Democratic governor like Roy Cooper. In fact, we may never see another Democratic statewide candidate like him. By “like him,” I mean Democratic …
Weekly devotional: Holy Word of God sufficient Titus 1:9 (ESV) “He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” For every …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
LETTER: Writer’s inflation claim would make me starve

I just read the latest column by the Farm Boy Economist (“Inflation: expanding money, expanding taxes,” Nov. 19) and it seems to me that what he has to say makes no sense. His claim is that if …

LETTER: If veterans have to show ID, voters can

LETTER: Fall Clean Out efficiency deserves acclaim

LETTER: Firefighters’ service a community treasure