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Take care of your holiday beauties

With a little knowhow, holiday houseplants can be enjoyed year after year. By Charles Mitchell Franklin County Extension Director LOUISBURG — Plants with bright foliage or colorful flowers add tremendously to holiday decorations. Have you thought about or started purchasing...

Free smoke alarms available

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville and Wake New Hope fire departments want to you to be safe in your home. If you do not have a working smoke detector, they will come install one for you free of charge. For more information, e-mail smoke@rolesvillefire.com or fill out the form at...

What does Christmas mean to you? We want to know

It’s our favorite time of year — and hopefully yours, too. The Wake Weekly will publish the musings of area children in the next two papers, as they answer the question, What does Christmas mean to me? Submissions may include poems, stories, and drawings. The more colorful, the...

Texas Roadhouse helps Rolesville teen after transplant

WAKE FOREST — Rolesville teen Brooke Parrish is recovering in a Ronald McDonald House next to the Pittsburgh, Pa., hospital where she underwent lifesaving liver transplant surgery Oct. 7. Meanwhile, here at home, a fundraising campaign to help pay for the expensive surgery and...

It’s time to face reality

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman I am going to play devil’s advocate and talk about my disappointment with Destiny, the first-person shooter that was released on all major consoles a few months ago. Yes, I am referring to the game that has broken records and is highly respected in...

An example of excellence

Heritage Middle School girls soccer program records third perfect season in row. by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Heritage Middle School girls soccer team just finished their third undefeated season in a row. Not only that, they also went the whole season without allowing a...

Approval given to Mitchell Mill road widening

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council has given the go-head to widen Mitchell Mill Road between Louisburg Road and Forestville Road. Council members approved the project during their meeting Dec. 2. The city will widen Mitchell Mill Road to four lanes with a median and curb and...

Lady Patriots undefeated after win against Louisburg

Franklin Academy 44 Louisburg 37 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Another game, another win for the Franklin Academy girls basketball team as they defeated Louisburg, 44-37. Even though the record indicates that the girls are perfect, Coach Erin Thornton knows that they’re not...

Wakefield looking for sense of direction

Wakefield 50 Jordan 61 Story and photos by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — The Wakefield boys basketball team lost to Jordan Tuesday night at home, 61-50. The Wolverines lost to the Falcons in their first game of the season and after this loss, Coach Mickey Bissette is scrambling to...