Club helps Cougars keep marching

WAKE FOREST — Tony Gordon, right, of the North Raleigh Exchange Club, presents a check for $2,500 to Wake Forest High School band director Joel Tucker. Between donations to the band and scholarships for the school, the North Raleigh Exchange club has donated $20,000 over the last...

Wake Forest parade applications due Oct. 15

WAKE FOREST — Applications to participate in the 2014 Wake Forest Christmas parade, scheduled Saturday, Dec. 13, will be accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 15. For an application, see wakeforestdowntown.com, call Downtown Development Director Lisa Hayes at 919-435-9415, or e-mail...

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Supremia celebrates patients Supremia Dentistry will host a “See the Magic of Supremia” party Thursday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. Patients and the community can enjoy food, a magician and more at 1711 South Main St., Wake Forest. New agency offers hope, gifts To mark October as...

Learn about CTE and small business

FRANKLINTON — A lunch-and-learn session featuring speaker Laureen Jones, Franklin County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) director, takes place Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Franklinton High School, 910 Cedar Creek Road. The session is an...

Young driver makes impact

FRANKLINTON — NASCAR driver Brayton Haws, 15, of Franklinton, presents a check for $2,165 to representatives from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society after collecting donations in advance of his Sept. 13 race at Hickory Motor Speedway. Pictured are, from left, Meredith Johnson,...

Meet the candidates

FRANKLINTON — The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Franklinton High School auditorium. The forum, sponsored by Novozymes North America, will give candidates running for local and state offices the...

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Traditions opens clubhouse To mark the grand opening of the community’s new clubhouse, The Club at Traditions will host a food truck rodeo and celebration featuring kids’ activities, radio remotes and a DJ. Additionally, several homes will be open to tour. The event takes place...

Waitress gets $1,000 tip

Unnamed patron cites “outstanding service” and good food as reason. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When Chrisi Kemp handed her patron the bill for his food Sept. 11, the recommended tip generated by the computer suggested $1.95. He gave her $1,000 instead, for good food a...

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Free coffee until Monday In a gesture of appreciation, McDonald’s restaurants are offering customers a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours now through Monday. The free coffee may be ordered inside or at the drive-thru, and no other purchase is necessary. Wake Forest...
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Vision unleashed: Heritage Game Art and Design

By Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Visionary, that is the perfect word to describe Heritage High School’s Game Art and Design (GAAD) Academy. The brain child of Leonard Bullock, under the direction of Assistant Principle Phelan Perry, the academy’s mission is to provide students with...
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Perk up with free coffee In a gesture of appreciation, McDonald’s restaurants are offering customers a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours now through Sept. 29. The free coffee may be ordered inside or at the drive-thru, and no other purchase is necessary. Shearon to...

VGCC plans small business expo

VANCE COUNTY — The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is planning a Small Business Summit and Expo, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County and the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled Oct. 21 from 11:30 a.m....
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CHERUBS close market

Members and supporters of Wake Forest-based CHERUBS rang the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange Friday to help raise awareness for the charity. Founded in 1995, the Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support is the largest nonprofit...
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Novant top fundraiser

LOUISBURG — Novant Health was announced as the top fundraising business team for Relay for Life of Franklin County at the wrap-up event Aug. 26. The Novant Health team raised more than $5,400 to donate to Relay for Life. Fundraising events included jeans days, chili cook-off,...
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Cotton Company looking for talent The Cotton Company, 306 S. Main St., is taking applications for artists and musicians for next year’s Art After Hours. Art After Hours occurs every second Friday of the month and allows artists and musicians to display their gifts, network with...

Free mammograms Oct. 3

RALEIGH — The mobile Rex mammogram unit sponsored by The Wake Weekly will provide free mammogram screenings at the Power of Pink Tennis and Golf Event Oct. 3 at the TPC Sports Club in Raleigh. The fundraiser kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and proceeds raised will help...

What’s it worth?

WAKE FOREST — Have you ever wondered if that family heirloom is really valuable — or is it just priceless to you? Find out Saturday as Carillon Assisted Living of Wake Forest hosts the Antique Road Extravaganza at 3218 Heritage Trade Drive from 1 to 4 p.m. A professional...

RST to resume work

River crossing permit clears hurdle; fiber-optic company customers could be online within a month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The company that promised super-speed fiber optic Internet to the community has been waiting for months on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a...
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Publix seeking Heritage site

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s second grocery store may very well be a Publix. Wake Forest Senior Planner Charlie Yokley has confirmed that the developers of a shopping center planned for the corner of Rogers and Forestville roads said a Publix supermarket would anchor the site. The...
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Free mammograms Oct. 3

RALEIGH — The mobile Rex mammogram unit sponsored by The Wake Weekly will provide free mammogram screenings at the Power of Pink Tennis and Golf Event Oct. 3 at the TPC Sports Club in Raleigh. The fundraiser kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and proceeds raised will help...
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RWS wins award

RALEIGH — RWS Construction of Youngsville won the 2014 Best Light Commercial award at the Showcasing Triangle Achievements in Remodeling (STAR) banquet Aug. 14 in Raleigh. The STAR awards are given by the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County...