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Teen threatens firefighters with sledge hammer

by Carrie C. Causey WAKE FOREST — Firefighters were awakened around 1 a.m. Saturday by a teen trying to break into the fire department with a sledgehammer. According to Wake Forest Police spokesman Bill Crabtree, Brian Craig Keller, 19, 1201 Buttercup Lane, entered the the Fire...

Stick cause of power outage

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A 2-to 3-foot-long stick was to blame for Friday’s mid-afternoon power outage in the town’s central business district. At about 2:40 p.m., a small branch fell off a tree on West Cedar Avenue and caught on a main power line, while also touching a lower...

Car wash to help 11-year-old with dance dream

by David Leone ROLESVILLE — Rebekah Hayles, an 11-year-old with a big dream of being a professional dancer, needs some help getting her big break. The Wake Forest Academy of Fine Arts student has training in tap, jazz, ballet and acrobatic dancing and has racked up multiple...

Mom: ‘Vultures’ won’t fix dead son’s debt

Kimberly Akers garners nearly 200,000 signatures on Change.org petition by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Kimberly Akers has suffered  some of the worst things a parent can face. A year ago, her son, Cameron, who suffered a brain injury while serving in the military overseas,...
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Training under fire

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Fire Department hosted a training day  burn Friday at an abandoned and dilapidated house on Chalk Road for the Wake County Fire Academy. Both seasoned firefighters and first-timers from various departments participated in the exercise, which consisted...