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High-speed fiber optics in the works

Wake Forest poised to become North Carolina’s first one-gigabyte town. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — During their annual retreat two months ago, town commissioners said they’d like to entice companies to build a high-speed fiber optic Internet network here. Their dream may be...
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Rolesville nixes special senior housing exceptions

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Residents once again filled the meeting room of the Rolesville town board, eager to hear how commissioners would vote on a proposal to change the unified development ordinance to create a density exemption for senior housing, among other changes....
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This Week In History – Apr. 10, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Playing at the Castle Theatre, Eskimo, starring Ray Mala and Lotus Long. 1944 •The senior class at Wake Forest High School will present in the school auditorium the three-act...
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Waste service to change in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE – In-town residents can expect a change to their waste service beginning Wednesday, April 16. The town’s contractor, Waste Industries, which serves all Rolesville residents, will begin picking up both garbage and recycling waste on Wednesdays. Waste service is...
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Join the 4-H fun

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Youths ages 5-19 are invited to participate in Franklin County’s second Livestock FUN Show May 16 at Double D Equestrian Center, 733 Egypt Church Road in Louisburg. Rabbits, poultry, goats, cattle and sheep will be shown and judged according to N.C. 4-H...
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Eat, drink and touch the art

WAKE FOREST — Art that you can feel — literally touch, wear, be inspired by — is the highlight at downtown’s Art After Hours Friday. The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., features the touchable works of two artists who create using textiles: Lisa Doherty with her freeform...

Friends of Library

The Friends of the Wake Forest are having a membership drive April 13-30. Stop by the library to see a gift basket filled with reader goodies that will be awarded to one lucky new/renewing/extending member on May 1. Learn about upcoming activities to be supported by the Friends....

Democratic women to meet Tuesday

RALEIGH —  The Democratic Women of Wake County (DWWC) will meet Tuesday, April 22, at NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Candidates running in the May 6 Primary for Wake County District Attorney, Clerk of Court and N.C. House District 49 have been invited to...
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Civil War occupation recalled

RALEIGH — Step back in time Saturday, April 12, at the Raleigh Occupied living history program, as costumed interpreters share their stories in historically accurate vignettes about the Civil War at the state Capitol. A troop encampment on the lawn and character interpretations...