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Raleigh expands budget, raises taxes

Manager claims it’s time to invest in the community. By Clellie Allen RALEIGH — The city council approved the new, $754 million 2014-15 budget Monday, increasing spending 6.6 percent from the current year and raising property taxes by 2.12 cents. “Population and service demand...
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Celebrating For Old Times Sake

June 19 marks the antique store’s five-year anniversary with a special event for the public Special to The Wake Weekly by Natalie Costantino WAKE FOREST — Creaky floors, squeaky doors, golden-age music and a white tin ceiling are among the characteristics one first notices when...
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What you should take from E3 this year

How do I start? There are too many words and emotions raging inside me after watching all of E3’s first day. Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony have all come out and wowed me, and some more than others. Choosing just a single game from the All-Star Lineup that was talked about is...
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Gamers: Electronic Expo Expectations

Hardcore gamers like me and my friend on the opposite side of this article are staying on top of a special event taking place this week. It is known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 for short. Every year, entertainment companies showcase their upcoming works and debut...
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Rock on Friday at Art After Hours

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — The musically gifted students of guitar maestro Bob Meyer will perform a concert on the porch at the Give To Live Guitar Studio at 216 E. Jones St. Friday night at downtown Wake Forest’s Art After Hours. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. with youths...
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On Patrol: Repeat arrestees nabbed

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Daniel Edward Landry, 31, 623 Jubilee Court, was arrested at 12000 Capital Blvd. and charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver ecstasy, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell or deliver...
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Franklinton cottons to art stroll

Special to  The Franklin Weekly by Donna Campbell Smith FRANKLINTON — More than 50 people moseyed through downtown Franklinton June 5 for Franklin County Arts Council’s first Art Stroll. The event filled parking spaces on both sides of the street. Franklinton’s mayor, Elic...

Car show stops White Street traffic Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Auto enthusiasts of all stripes don’t want to miss Saturday’s Wake Forest’s annual Charity Car Show on South White Street. Close to 200 prized and polished cars and trucks will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with proceeds from the show going to Wounded Warriors...
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Upton on board with the Midshipmen

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKEFIELD — Pursuing a military career, Heritage’s Graham Upton will be attending the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in the fall after signing in February to play baseball with the Midshipmen.  Upton was initially offered the scholarship in January...