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Wake County remains one of the fastest growing in North Carolina, but population growth has sped up more in some of the Triangle's collar counties, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. In the year ending last June 30, an estimated 1,072,203 people lived in Wake, the ...
Garner, N.C. -- A 24-year-old mother found dead Sunday in a ditch along a Wake County road was last seen getting into a man's car, according to search warrants. Authorities said the body of Faith Chere Bevan, 24, of 1002 Buckhorn Road in Garner, was found in a ditch in the 7800 block of Caddy Road ...

Heritage High, Heritage Middle and Heritage Elementary schools remain on lockdown because of a threat, a spokesman for the town of Wake Forest said Tuesday afternoon. "The Wake Forest Police Department continues to investigate a threat against Heritage Middle School," spokesman Bill ...
Raleigh, N.C. -- Friends and family of a 24-year-old mother who was found dead along a Wake County road over the weekend remain stunned by the news. Authorities said the body of Faith Chere Bevan, 24, of 1002 Buckhorn Road in Garner, was found in a ditch in the 7800 block of Caddy Road at ...
Her youngest brother, Justice, said he knows all of her friends and no one knows who would want to harm her. "Confused. Just confused," said Justice. "Never lost anybody I love, you know. I'm just being strong for my mom and my family." Justice says Faith was his best friend. They talked about everything.
Additional security, including an increased law enforcement presence at all three schools, will continue on Wednesday. Additional patrols also will take place at other Wake Forest schools, police said on Tuesday. Earlier, the Wake County Public School System said Heritage High and Heritage Middle ...

Student suspensions in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade rose in Wake County schools for the third straight year, according to a new report. In response, school board members are pushing for more local funding to hire counselors and other support staff. Wake handed out 2,395 suspensions ...
The Sheriff's Office is interviewing people to generate leads after a young mother was found dead in a wooded area in Raleigh. WTVD. By Tim Pulliam. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 06:46PM. WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) --. The WAKE COUNTY Sheriff's Office is interviewing people to generate leads in the case of a ...
The Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center no longer offers a class that involves semi-automatic rifles -- but that's not because a resident complained about it. The class, which had a self-defense component that "involved shooting with an AR-15 rifle" has been removed from the ... rifles
Vince and Maggie Hall are spreading the importance of having aspirin handy in the home, purse or car. The Hall's credit aspirin for buying Vince time after he suffered a massive heart attack on Feb. 21, 2017, before he could get to WakeMed Hospital where he needed emergency surgery and four stents. rifles
Courtney Carroll is battling cystic fibrosis. She just wants lots of cards for her 12th birthday. ABC11 Together highlights the strength of the human spirit, good deeds, community needs, and how our viewers can help. WTVD. By Stephanie Lopez. Thursday, March 08, 2018 09:20PM. CHAPEL HILL, NC (WTVD) --. rifles
The greatest threat to Wake County commissioners seeking re-election this year might be within their own political party. Nineteen people are seeking seven spots on the board, which controls everything from the county's property tax rate to local funding for the school system. The incumbents are all ... rifles
Commuters can expect to see major delays on Creedmoor Road Wednesday morning after a truck carrying liquid asphalt flipped over. (Credit: Anthony Wilson/Twitter). WTVD. By Anthony Wilson. Wednesday, March 07, 2018 03:18PM. WAKE COUNTY (WTVD) --. Commuters saw major delays on Creedmoor Road ... rifles
In a message to parents posted Monday on the western Wake County school's website, Middle Creek principal Wade Martin said: “There was not a threat against the school or anyone at the school. The pellet gun was in a vehicle and was not brought into the school; however, bringing a weapon on campus ... rifles
In the aftermath of the deadly school shooting in Florida, Wake County commissioners say the local school system needs more social workers, guidance counselors and psychologists. But they disagree about whether to spend more money. “Students can have challenges like anyone else, and they ... rifles
She's one of a record number of Libertarian candidates running for office in Wake County, a trend party officials chalk up to voters' dissatisfaction with the two-party duopoly and a growing Libertarian presence across North Carolina. Statewide, the party is fielding six congressional candidates, twenty-one ... rifles
Emergency crews responded to a wreck involving a car going into a pond in Wake County Wednesday evening. An adult and a child were pulled from the vehicle and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, according to multiple reports. Their conditions were not immediately available. Knightdale police ... rifles

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) – Wake County school leaders sent a note to the community regarding school safety Tuesday, nearly two weeks after the mass shooting at a Florida high school, discussing security measures. The letter, co-authored by school board chairwoman Monika Johnson-Hostler and interim ... rifles
North Carolina's largest school system says students who work with their principals to participate in peaceful protests over school gun violence will not be punished for exercising their constitutional rights. The Wake County school system is telling students that protests are acceptable in the wake of the Feb. rifles
A group called Lock Our Classrooms wants to help Wake County schools buy a low-cost device that it says will make classrooms safer in a lockdown. Simply put, the School Safe device, which costs about $11, keeps a classroom door slightly ajar. But the door is locked, and kept locked throughout the ...
In the wake of Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Florida, Wake County public schools moved Thursday to reassure parents about the safety of their children. “We want to assure you that our top priority is the safety and well-being of our students,” the school system said in a letter that it planned to ...
That doesn't mean he supports splitting the Wake County Public School System, said Malone, a former Wake school board member. “I would oppose any legislation to split up Wake County,” he said by phone Wednesday morning. “It's a well-run school system, and it doesn't need to do that right now.”.
Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison says his office is always looking for ways to keep students safe. WTVD ... Is Wake County Public School System, North Carolina's largest, prepared to face the kind of deadly active shooter situation the nation watched Wednesday at a Parkland, Fla., high school?
“Especially over the last year, the Wake County school board has made a conscious effort to push race equity into focus at the schools – much more than anything that's been done in Wake County, ever,” she said. “But we need to see that spirit of action happening in an authentic, accountable way at the ...
InterAct is the only provider of domestic violence and sexual assault services in Wake County. The team there is dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in the Triangle. Annually, the nonprofit organization serves about 10,000 victims. Statistics show one in three women will be a victim ...
Wake County school board members are defending their secretive search for the next superintendent of schools. Wake's school board does not plan to release the names of finalists who want to lead the country's 15th-largest school district, although it made the process public five years ago. Some board ...
Chris Malone of Wake County. … Brawley, Bradford and Malone also represent counties where there's been support from some suburban residents to break up their school districts. Many transplants to North Carolina are used to individual towns running their own small school systems. In contrast, most ...
Wake County schools could ask for up to $47 million in additional local money as county commissioners push to change the way they dole out dollars to the school system. Some Wake commissioners want to move away from annual budget negotiations with the school board and switch to a multiyear ...
People with mental illness in Wake County could benefit from $14 million returned by Alliance Behavioral Healthcare, the publicly funded organization that provides care in Wake, Durham, Cumberland, and Johnston counties. Given the perennial shortage of money available to care for people with mental ...
Her petition requests that Wake County schools consider alternatives for disinfecting and sanitizing tables between these periods. She says her concern is not only for her son, who has a severe food allergy, but is also heightened by this year's flu season. "[Water] is just smearing around everything," she ...
The public can meet the finalists during an informal meet-and greet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wake County Justice Center in downtown Raleigh. The county manager is tasked with drafting Wake's $1.26 billion budget, overseeing county departments, making recommendations to county commissioners ...
For families who are considering one of Wake County Public School System's magnet schools for their child, it's coming down to the wire. The 2018 deadline, extended after January's snowstorm, is Feb. 5. No later than that date, parents must fill out the online magnet application on the system's website if ...
Students and parents were all atwitter after their early-morning wake-up call to let them know Wake County schools were delayed two hours Tuesday. The school system called and texted families at 5 a.m. Tuesday to tell them all schools were on a two-hour delay “due to the possibility of icy road conditions ...
Raleigh, N.C. — A Wake County principal responded this week to two racially charged videos posted on social media by Broughton High School students. Principal Elena Ashburn sent a letter to parents and students Monday confirming the school was aware of the videos recently posted online.
Wake County has narrowed its search for a new county manger to three finalists, who will take part in a public meet-and-greet Thursday. The informal session begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wake County Justice Center in downtown Raleigh. The candidates will introduce themselves and talk about why ...
GoRaleigh will create new bus routes, including the first to the N.C. Museum of Art, and teens 18 and younger will be able to ride public buses for free in Wake County under a proposed expansion of transit made possible by the half-cent transportation sales tax approved by Wake voters in late 2016.
A video that a Broughton junior posted to Snapchat is filled with offensive comments about students at Enloe High School. WTVD. By Andrea Blanford. Monday, January 29, 2018 06:21PM. RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) --. A Wake County principal is responding to what she said were two racist videos students posted to social ...
Wake County schools are canceled Saturday, which was set to be a makeup day for the majority of year-round students. Students who attend year-round schools on tracks one, two and three were supposed to make up a snow day on Saturday, but Wake announced Friday evening that schools will be ...
Lily Gillmor, 38, has made a career of caring for terminally ill children. As director of the pediatric palliative care unit for Transitions LifeCare (formerly Hospice of Wake County), Gillmor helps families through incredibly difficult situations. Here, she talks about why her work isn't just sad. It's also inspirational.
Raleigh, N.C. — A Wake County jury on Friday convicted Donovan Richardson of first-degree murder in a double homicide in Fuquay-Varina nearly four years ago. Richardson is one of three men accused in the fatal shooting of Arthur Lee Brown, 78, and David Eugene McKoy, 66, on July 19, 2014 at a ...
Quinn, who teaches at Broughton High School in Raleigh, won again on Thursday, bringing home $20,400. That's in addition to the $22,400 he won on Wednesday's show. He led both rounds Thursday and got the final “Jeopardy!” correct: “The name of this cracker that's been around since 1903 suggests ...
Wake County now has a population of more than one million, and it's growing more, some estimates by more than 60 people a day. Thus it's no surprise that the human services offered by the county that once might have been adequate are falling behind – or could, if something isn't done. For some county ...
Knightdale, N.C. — Almost 2,300 Duke Energy customers in Wake County lost power early Friday morning, according to the company's website. The outage started around 3:30 a.m. and was caused by damage to the utility's equipment in the area. Power was restored around 7 a.m.. Most of the outages ...
A 24-year-old Holly Springs was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the 2014 deaths of two longtime friends during a violent night-time burglary and robbery at a Fuquay-Varina home. A Wake County jury convicted Donovan Jevonte Richardson, of all charges in the deaths of Arthur Lee Brown and ...
Some Wake County parents and school leaders say they worry a new high school with an arts theme would pull students away from other schools that focus on the arts, especially Enloe High in Raleigh. Wake wants to build a small-format high school near downtown Raleigh on Capital Boulevard, south of ...
No, they aren't asking for cash after the Broughton High School teacher won $22,400 on the game show Wednesday. They just want to catch up, and Quinn said that's been his favorite part of what he calls a “surreal” experience. Quinn has heard from former students, the man who mentored him when he ...
Three snow days for Wake County this week will affect spring break and the start of summer vacation for most students. That's on top of two makeup days already scheduled from previous snow days this month. Wake schools were closed Wednesday and Thursday and will be closed Friday because of snow ...
Debbie Hatt and her daughter Rachel arrived on the Big Island of Hawaii Thursday. They have been taking in the beautiful surroundings and exquisite sunsets while celebrating Rachel's recent college graduation from Clemson University. The two were sitting on the balcony Saturday morning enjoying a ...
Churches and other groups that rent space in Wake County schools will no longer get a pass on paying certain fees, after the school system lost out on nearly $1.4 million last year. Wake charges $20 per hour for cleaning fees because school janitors clean auditoriums and other spaces used by more than ...
But the Wake County Public School System seemed to confirm the incident when it sent this statement to ABC11. ... Lisa Luten, communications director for Wake County Public schools said late Friday that statement stands for now but that he would look into what the Millbrook parents told ABC 11.


 

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