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A year dedicated to the letter ‘R’

2013 was a year of change for The Wake Weekly coverage area. Some of the biggest news items involved changing institutions. That leads to our top 10 stories of the year. School’s in, in Rolesville 1. Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle and High schools lost their “R” with the opening...
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Mourners dress up for Melaney

Child’s family, friends celebrate her indomitable spirit. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — More than two hundred balloons were released into the air Friday, celebrating the short but very full life of Melaney Jayne Holden, a precocious 8-year-old who died from cancer Dec. 28. “We are...
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A cure for what ales ya?

Food rodeo, festivals allowing alcohol wanted. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Last year’s beer drinking area during the Meet in the Street festival was such a success, chamber officials approached town commissioners during their first work session of the year Tuesday to do it...
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Slain mother, daughter remembered

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Hundreds gathered at Louisburg High School Sunday, to say farewell to a mother and daughter, gunned down in what many said was a senseless and brutal act. But attendees chose to focus not on the very real horror of what happened New Years Eve, but...
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Hearing for surgery center Jan. 16

YOUNGSVILLE — Novant Health has filed an application with the Certificate of Need Section of the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation to relocate one operating room from Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg to the approved but not yet built same day surgery center...