African American Read-In

KNIGHTDALE — Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated’s Chi Rho Omega Chapter will host the 8th annual African American Read-In Feb. 1 at the East Regional Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., marking the 25th year of the national event. The community is invited to share history, books...

MBA program ranks highest in N.C.

RALEIGH — The Professional Online MBA program at N.C. State’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management placed 36th nationally in the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Business Programs rankings released today. It is the highest ranked North Carolina-based online MBA...
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Baseball sign-ups start Feb. 3

WAKE FOREST — With nary a hint of spring in the air, it’s time for Wake Forest baseball and softball leagues to organize. The parks and recreation department will accept applications for the following leagues Feb. 3 through Feb. 28, either online or in person at town hall, 301 S....

Buy tickets now for State of the Town dinner

WAKE FOREST — Mayor Vivian Jones will deliver her 2014 State of the Town Address Monday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m., during the Sixth Annual State of the Town Address and Dinner. Presented by the Wake Forest Rotary Club, the event will be held at the new Wake Forest Renaissance Centre,...
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Area library news

There’s lots going on at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), other events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court. Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road.,...
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Blueberry pruning demonstration

BUNN — The Franklin County Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Vollmer Farm, will host a blueberry pruning demonstration Thursday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Vollmer Farm in Bunn. Dr. Bill Cline, North Carolina State University small fruit specialist, will be on hand to...
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Not your grandpa’s typical shooter, maybe your great-grandpa.

It’s hard to believe that the PS3, Xbox, and Wii have been around for over five years. It is harder to believe that each system boasts more than 700 games for each platform. So it is easy to overlook a great game or two and I am here to help. For PlayStation gamers, you should go...
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Business Briefs – Jan. 23, 2014

Heritage sale prices up The master-planned community of Heritage in Wake Forest and Rolesville closed 2013 with average new home sale prices up 16 percent over 2012. As a whole, 2013 recorded new home closings 10 percent above projections as well as list-to-sales price ratios at...

Hosts sought for exchange students

NORTH CAROLINA — World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a highly respected, nonprofit, public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and the former Soviet...