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Storm shifts family’s plans

WAKE FOREST — Henderson couple John and Vicki Faucette had planned to take their 6-year-old granddaughter to the beach for the July 4 holiday. But then, Arthur changed those plans for them. As the hurricane spun its way toward the Carolina coast, John Faucette changed their...

Keep cool at the museum in July

RALEIGH — There’s fun to be had for all ages at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St. in downtown Raleigh. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. To register where indicated, call 919-807-7992. Admission is free unless otherwise noted and parking...

Aqua’s automatic rate hikes appealed

RALEIGH — Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed an appeal in an attempt to stop Cary-based utility company Aqua from raising rates without public hearings. Aqua lists diverse local communities such as Wakefield Estates and Wakefield Plantation as well as Hasentree and Willow...
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Wakefield grad drowns in accident

WAKE FOREST — Timothy Michael Adams, who graduated last month from Wakefield High School, drowned Saturday in the Tuckaseigee river near East LaPorte Park River Access Area about 3.5 miles outside of Cullowhee, according to news reports. “Tim was taken from us too soon in a...
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Fireworks to go on

12:30 p.m. update: Wake Fourth of July Committee Chair Rhonda Alderman confirms gates will open at 5:30 as expected. Hurricane Arthur may play havoc with coastal areas, but will not affect local plans to celebrate Independence Day. by David Leone A veritable monsoon dampened the...
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Big box store advances

Resident’s objections to Sam’s Club overruled for ‘lack of evidence.’ By David Leone WAKE FOREST — David Bissette wrote out on paper his objections to a Sam’s Club planned for Caveness Farms Avenue to present at Tuesday night’s Planning Board public hearing. He left several...
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Tower up in smoke?

Wake Forest High junior Ashley Bisby captured this array of workmen working to remove the 130-year-old smokestack at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary this week. Now the seminary’s old coal-fed (and later, gas powered) boilers have been replaced, the smokestack over the...
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Deputy rams car to stop dangerous fugitives

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — A Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy was forced to use his vehicle to stop a pair of fugitives and prevent potential serious injury or death to innocent drivers at about noon June 20. Deontre Dwayne Bradshaw, 27, and his reported girlfriend, Brittney...

People want more from Joyner Park

Picnic tables, disc golf desired; baseball fields, not so much. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — What is it with disc golf? More than 550 people responded to a town survey asking what they’d like to see done with the last 43 acres of the 117-acre Joyner Park. And, while a sizable...