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Town Manager Bill Summers announced the promotion of Mr. JP Lefever as the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Programs Director, on February 16, 2024. Originally hired as an Athletic Supervisor in October of 2014, Mr. Lefever was promoted to the Assistant Parks & Recreation Director position in November of 2021. JP earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Colorado in 2011. During...
The Town of Knightdale elected officials, staff, and volunteers partnered with Habitat for Humanity Wake County in the construction of a new home within our community. This initiative reflects our commitment to social responsibility and community development. One in four families in our community lacks access to affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity Wake County offers homeownership...
The Town of Knightdale hosted its first State of the Town event on Wednesday, December 13, at the Life Enrichment Center in Raleigh, NC. Over 100 guests attended the event, including town citizens, the Knightdale Town Council and a host of elected officials across Wake County. The event, themed “Start Something,” was held to update attendees on the accomplishments and successes of the year as well...
The Town of Knightdale kicked off National Apprenticeship Week by partnering with Wake Tech in recognizing the Tennie Group as WakeWorks Program's 100th employer to participate in their dynamic Apprenticeship Placement Program. This milestone signifies the commitment of Wake County to workforce development and the growth of our local community. “ Mr. Tennie and his team have graciously and...
The Town of Knightdale and Knightdale Elementary School celebrated the opening of the Flowers Street sidewalk in tandem with National Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day. The sidewalk was made possible through the Community Development Block Grant as part of Wake County’s Community Revitalization Program. The Town of Knightdale, along with Wake County, The Wooten Company, State Contracting, and...
The Town of Knightdale is excited to announce the adoption of the River District Small Area Plan. River District boundaries stretch from the Neuse River east to 540, north to Legacy Oaks, and south to Poole Road. The Plan lays out a vision for the district and provides guidelines and policy statements for future land use and development, transportation improvements, parks and open space...
Mayor Jessica Day, along with Mayor Pro Tem Ben McDonald and Town Manager Bill Summers, joined community organizations (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.), in welcoming Knightdale High School students back to school. Mayor Jessica Day...
Three suspects are in custody and face several felony charges following a high-speed police chase through Wake County. Several of those charges stem from the suspects’ connection to an early morning burglary. At around 4:00 am Thursday morning, Knightdale officers responded to an alarm activation at the Mack’s Mart convenience store on Knightdale Boulevard. Police did not find anyone at the scene...
A group of cyclists known as the Carolina Brotherhood stopped in Knightdale on Wednesday, June 21, to pay tribute to Officer Ryan Hayworth of the Knightdale Police Department, who lost his life while on duty on October 17, 2021. The Knightdale Fire Department hosted the rest stop. Founded in 2010 by two Charlotte (NC) firefighters, the Carolina Brotherhood is a 501c3 charitable organization...
GRAPEVINE, TX – The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) has bestowed the prestigious 2023 NENA President's Award upon Knightdale Police’s Ashley Warner and her esteemed colleagues from North Carolina NENA's Wellness Committee & Peer Support Team out of the 19,000+ members of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA: The 911 Association). This remarkable recognition comes as a...
The Town of Knightdale hosted its first African American Festival in honor of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 17, from 4 pm until 9 pm to a record-setting crowd. The event was co-sponsored by ChoiceFM and the Knightdale-Wake Forest Education Foundation. Mayor Jessica Day, Mayor Pro Tem Ben McDonald, Councilor Mark Swan, Councilor Latatious Morris, Councilor Steve Evan, along with Representative James...
Officer’s Shooting of Wake County Sheriff’s Office K9 On May 26th, our agency reported that one of its officers had unintentionally shot a Wake County Sheriff’s Office canine. Our investigation into this matter has been extensive and involved consultation with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, the Wake County District Attorney’s Office, and independent subject matter experts. Following this...