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On the prowl for a panther

Is a big cat stalking southern Wake Forest? By David Leone Monday was a fine afternoon for being outside in a woodsy area. That’s exactly what I was doing in the hopes of finding and photographing the large black cat Shearon Farms neighborhood resident Jerry Dangler spotted...
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Charter school draws crowd

Town approves plan; construction on fast-track. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — As the first snowflakes began to fall Tuesday evening, few people showed up for the town board meeting, including all but one representative of a new charter school seeking approval. But they weren’t put...
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Public weighs in on Novant’s surgical room relocation

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville library was packed out Thursday with folks looking to weigh in on Novant Health’s application to relocate an operating room from Novant Health Franklin Regional Medical Center (FRMC) in Louisburg to an already approved but as-yet...
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WFHS student killed in hit-run

RALEIGH — A Wake Forest High School junior died after a hit and run accident in Raleigh Jan. 16. Justice Yasmeen Smith, 16, of Courtney Lane, Raleigh, was crossing North New Hope Road at Water Oak Drive at 9:40 p.m. when she was struck by a 2005 Dodge minivan traveling south,...
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Alleged heroin dealer arrested with a bang

Police deploy noisemaker to nab felony suspect. WAKE FOREST — At about 9:30 p.m. Jan. 16, the residents along East Oak Avenue in the Mill Village heard a loud bang, strong enough to shake their windows and rattle their drains. It was a noisemaker police were using to startle the...