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Wake Forest woman struck, killed on I-540

She arrived to help a friend who needed gas, police say. By David Leone RALEIGH — A woman who took a taxi to I-540 to help a friend was killed after being struck by another driver who ran off the road Friday, authorities say. Lauren Ann Gervig, 25, of Wake Forest, died at the...
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Benton, bonds win election

By David Leone WAKE COUNTY — Incumbent Tom Benton of Zebulon beat out Wake Forest resident Don McIntyre for the Wake County Board of Education District 1 race Tuesday. Benton obtained 4,211 votes to McIntyre 3,889, garnering 52 percent of the district’s vote. Additionally, voters...
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String of successes for local bluegrass band

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — A local bluegrass band recently played at the popular Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, part of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass week in downtown Raleigh Sept. 24-28. The event featured the best in bluegrass...
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Roll film

Magic of Christmas to be captured on film by Wake Forest church. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Every year, Living Word Family Church holds a Christmas production. This year, they’re going above and beyond. They’re filming a Christmas movie. “Typically we do a very large stage...
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Volunteer tree nursery opens Oct. 23

WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest volunteer tree nursery will hold its grand opening Oct. 23, 6 p.m. Located on 701 Harris Road, E. Carroll Joyner Park, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony which will include brief remarks by Mayor Vivian Jones and members of the Urban Forestry...