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No rain date for fireworks

Tropical storm Arthur looming off Carolina coast. By David Leone A veritable monsoon dampened the Wake Forest Independence Day festivities last year, but the show still went on. Event officials say that this year, they’ll most likely do the same. “There is no rain date. Right now...
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A hometown role model

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — First impressions are important, and Joel Schmidt strikes you immediately as a man with a sound head on his shoulders. Joel, 18, graduated from Wake Forest High last year, and has attended his first semester at East Carolina University. But what is...

Dead newborn unearthed; born healthy

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — An 8.5-pound baby girl was reportedly born at home alive and healthy sometime Sunday morning, but was found dead and buried in the back yard of a Fox Ridge Farms home that night. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to...
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Public workshop on gas pipelines July 8

YOUNGSVILLE — PSNC will hold an informal community workshop July 8, 4-8 p.m. at Hill Ridge Farms, 703 Tarboro Road, to discuss a new natural gas transmission pipeline. In a letter to Rolesville Town Manager Bryan Hicks, PSNC Energy’s Craig Bodie wrote that the company has...
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This Week In History – July 3, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Leaflets distributed to polling places in Franklin County criticized candidates for governor and state offices for catering to black voters. Signed, only with The Franklin...
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Sniping is in my blood

When I look back at how I got to where I am now in regards to skill in first-person shooters, I always see a certain franchise that molded me into who I am now. I would of course be talking about Call of Duty. Now don’t get me wrong, the recent editions to the game have been sad...
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A day for lily blooms

Wake Forest’s Bobby Baxter, below, shows off a field full of daylillies and other flowers he grows behind a friend’s house off Wait Avenue over the weekend. The perennial plants were for sale, but many came just to enjoy the flora. (For more pictures, see the photo gallery.)

Independence Day closures

All Wake and Franklin municipal and county offices, including libraries, will be closed tomorrow, (Friday) in observance of Independence Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Garbage normally picked up Friday will be picked up Saturday....