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Personalities peek out at candidates forum

Potential Wake Forest commissioners find much common ground, cite differences. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — What sets you apart from the herd? For the four people running for town board, the answer is not too much. During a Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce forum Tuesday,...
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Clear division in school board race

Experience touted, dismissed by District 1 candidates. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — In his opening statement, Tom Benton touted his lifetime experience as an educator and principal for why voters should re-elect him to the Wake County Board of Education. But that experience, his...
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State crime rates at historic low

Decade sees more than 20 percent drop in violent, property offenses. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The death of Trayvon Martin. Sexual assaults at UNC. Women held hostage for years in Cleveland. Access to the Internet and the 24-hour news cycle has made Americans hyper-aware of...
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Three local businesses receive preservation awards

Winners cited for rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of existing architecture. WAKE FOREST — The Gulley-Mackie House, the White Street Brewery, and the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society are among nine county winners that will receive awards at Capital Area Preservations 20th...
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Wrestling comes to Youngsville Saturday

GOUGE wrestling in town to support recreation programs. YOUNGSVILLE — If you’ve never been to a WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) match and have always wanted to, Saturday is your chance to see a Saturday Night Live-esque version. GOUGE (Gimmicks Only Underground Grappling...