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Koinonia auction fundraiser Feb. 8

WAKE FOREST — For town residents who like to bag a bargain and help a neighbor at the same time, Feb. 8 is the date to mark, as the annual Koinonia Cares Charity Auction takes place at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 South Brooks St. With $30 paid admission at the door, attendees will...

Capitol offers behind-the-scenes tours Feb. 1

RALEIGH — Twice a year, the State Capitol allows visitors beyond the velvet ropes to see areas of the building that are rarely open to the public. Signature Discovery Tour stops include the governor’s suite, the former treasurer’s vault, the outdoor porticos and some of the attic...

She was badly injured, but her beloved Pomeranian escaped

Roving It’s awfully tough to change our ways, even if it involves a big risk. My close friend Mavis Dew has always been one of those individuals to “do it now,” even if she knows she should wait until help arrives. This was the case Saturday, Jan. 4 when Mavis decided s...

Reverse raffle tickets available

WAKE FOREST — Businesses, organizations or individuals who purchase a $125 ticket buy a chance to win up to $10,000 at the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Reverse Raffle & Auction, March 21 at the Renaissance Centre. The purchases provide an opportunity to make an...

Bored? Join a board!

WAKE FOREST — Several advisory board vacancies offer an opportunity for town residents to get involved in politics on the local level. Residents of Wake Forest and its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) are encouraged to apply for one of the five openings on the Cemetery...
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Can you fight the monsters in the dark?

I pose a question to you: What is your reaction when a hoard of terrifying mutants resembling a cross between a rat and an ape chases you down a tunnel? Yeah, I had no idea what mine would be going into Metro 2033. I picked the game up on a Steam sale about a year after it came...
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Show veterans love Feb. 4

WAKE COUNTY — Between now and Feb. 4, library visitors in all 20 Wake County locations are invited to create a Valentine for a veteran that will be sent out the day before Valentine’s Day. “Valentines for Veterans is a national event that gives the community a chance to show...
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Cheerful sight for little patients

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy Elementary School and Thales Academy Junior High recently donated hand-painted ceiling tiles to the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. The students’ decorated tiles will be placed on the ceiling of the minor procedure room at the hospital. This ceiling...

Come find the tiger at the WF Museum

Do you know about the Wake Forest Tiger? In 1895, or thereabouts, when the students and some of the faculty at Wake Forest College were first becoming seriously involved in sports such as football, they adopted a tiger as the mascot but shortly afterward dropped it for some...