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Flaherty tennis courts open after rehab

WAKE FOREST — The tennis courts at Flaherty Park, 1226 N. White St., are open again after a week’s worth of repair work was done. The work included cleaning, removal of grass and weeds, crack sealing, application of acrylic resurfacer and finish coat and refurbishing of the net...

DOT gives update on Rolesville bypass work

ROLESVILLE — The 401 bypass continues to move toward completion and there are more updates from the contractors performing the work. N.C. Department of Transportation Engineer David Moore sent the following updates this week: •Traffic has been switched onto the newly re-aligned...

Flag Day volunteer of the year chosen

WAKE FOREST — David Robinson, a counsel at Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh was named the 2014 Flag Day volunteer of the year by the Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina – CARES. In recognition of the honor, he was presented the Flag Patch Plaque – so-called because it contains a...
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Wake Meals on Wheels turn 40

By Anna Bolton WAKE FOREST — Meals on Wheels of Wake County celebrated its 40th anniversary by hosting a party at the Northern Wake Senior Center June 11. The Carolina Steppers dance group with music from Ronald F. Williams entertained partygoers and volunteers and members were...

Bacteria closes Falls Lake beaches

RALEIGH — Three recreational swimming areas at Falls Lake have been closed after routine tests found high levels of E. coli in the water, according to Wake County environmental officials Wednesday. The affected beaches are Sandling, Beaverdam and Holly Point. The lake is not...

Bear sightings prompt reminders

RALEIGH — The recent encounter with a female bear and three cubs in Maggie Valley and last week’s multiple sightings of a black bear passing through a busy neighborhood in Raleigh have prompted the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to remind the public that people can co-exist...

Swim week makes a splash

More than 60 children and dozens of volunteers joined together each night to make the June 2-6 YMCA Splash Week at Holding Pool a resounding success. Children from outreach programs like Y Learning, Camp High Hopes and the Boys & Girls Club, as well as some adults, were...
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On Patrol: Police crackdown on drugs continues

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police apprehended two suspects this week wanted in connection with two separate cases of major drug crimes. Johnnie Ray Johnson, 54, was arrested at his home, 133 N. Allen Road, and charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver...

Fish for free on the Fourth

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission invites anglers and would-be anglers of all ages to go fishing July 4 — for free. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina — residents and non-residents alike — may fish in any public body of water, including...