Retirees: Beware of cash for pension scam

RALEIGH — If you’re a retiree receiving a pension, beware of a new scam: offers that claim to let you borrow against your pension without actually taking out a loan. Pension advance companies promises retirees quick access to cash.  The catch?  You’re signing over the rights to...

Donate blood Feb. 12

LOUISBURG — Celebrate Heart Month by donating blood at the NHFRMC blood drive Feb. 12. Between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the Red Cross bus will be parked outside the main entrance of Novant Health Franklin Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive. Register in the front lobby. To make an...
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DAR learns about original Rambo

WAKE FOREST — Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, General James Moore Chapter, started the new year with a visit by the N.C. state regent, Peggy Troxell, who presented a program about her ancestor, Peter Gunnarsson Rambo (1612-1698), and told the story of his...

Kindle winners announced from What Makes Christmas Special

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Weekly published letters from area children in its annual What Makes Christmas Special editions. More than 200 letters, poems and pieces of art were submitted and three were picked at random to receive an Amazon Kindle e-reader. These students will...

Hosts sought for students

NORTH CAROLINA — World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a highly respected nonprofit public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and the former Soviet...