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Town to pay 1/3 mil for downtown property

ROLESVILLE — Coming out of closed session Tuesday night, commissioners approved the purchase of 101 W. Young St. for $335,000 according to an e-mail from Town Manager Bryan Hicks early Wednesday afternoon. The property, which has a 1930 building locals will recognize as the...

Blow the dirt off your cartridge

Let’s take a walk down memory lane for a moment. Remember the time when video games were sold as cartridges? Seems like ages, but it was only a little over a decade ago. Atari console was the first system I ever played and it had the infamous cartridges. Putting data on a device...

This Week In History – Sept. 4, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Federal and state agents raided an illegal still west of Youngsville, arresting eight men and destroying 12,000 gallons of mash, including 700 gallons of whiskey. One man...

Library News – Sept. 4, 2014

Library kicks off busy fall In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300), and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh,...

Catch a flick Friday

WAKE FOREST — First Friday Flix returns to the Renaissance Centre Friday, with a screening of Madagascar. The movie starts at 7 p.m., and concessions including popcorn and soft drinks will be available for purchase. First Friday Flix movie screenings are free and open to the...

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...

Cycle-a-thon helps foster children

ROLESVILLE — Nonprofit organization Mercy for America’s Children will hold its second annual Cycle-a-Thon fundraiser Sept. 13 at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Cycle-a-Thon will feature multiple teams each riding a stationary bike for a total...

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...

Voting laws enforceable

RALEIGH — A federal judge in Winston-Salem denied a petition to enjoin the State Board of Elections’ implementation of new voting laws enacted in August 2013. The NAACP, League of Women Voters and other plaintiffs had requested that Judge Thomas Schroder delay implementation of...