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Operation Medicine Drop a big success

WAKE FOREST — Dozens of area residents showed up to dispose of their unused and old medicines at two local Operation Medicine Drop events. During four hours March 15, more than 37,500 total dosage units were collected by the police department at Wake Forest town hall, including...

Don’t let scammers steamroll you

RALEIGH — Warm weather is just around the corner, and seasonal driveway scammers are already at work. These hit-and-run crooks knock on doors, usually saying they just finished a job nearby and have leftover materials. If your driveway is already paved, they may offer to reseal...

GOP precinct meetings tomorrow

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Republican Party will hold its precinct meetings and county convention Saturday at the Louisburg Moose Lodge, 191 Moose Loop Road. Precinct meetings will be from 4 to 5 p.m., a chicken barbecue dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and then the county...
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Business Briefs – Mar. 27, 2014

Wake Forest Charter names principal Zack Perfitt has been named principal of Wake Forest Charter Academy, a free public charter school scheduled to open August 2014. It is managed by National Heritage Academies (NHA), which operates six public charter schools in North Carolina....

Regular Community Events – Mar. 27, 2014

•The Wake Forest Historical Museum and Calvin Jones House, 450 N. Main St. See exhibits on college and town history. Sundays 2-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon,1:30-4:30 p.m. Tours by appointment. 919-556-2911. •Northern Wake Senior Center offers daily activities at 235 E....

Art council meet and greet

FRANKLINTON — The Franklin County Art Council’s sponsors will be honored at the bimonthly members’ Meet and Greet event, scheduled April 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Leslie Martin’s Pottery Studio, 22 S. Main St. Food and beverages will be provided. For more information, call...
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Sapped of all energy for three days; getting used to humbling flattery

Roving First off, I want to apologize for a brief column this week. Something took hold of me late Friday night and really squeezed all my juices. I won’t go into detail about this, but it really sapped all my energy and I was one miserable soul. Mavis and I had attended and...

Common causes of prevalent tax mistakes

RALEIGH — Whether you’ve filed for an extension on your taxes this year, or have waited until the last minute to complete paperwork, or want a better strategy for the future, chances are you could be doing a better job throughout the year to save on income taxes, says seasoned...

Wake Weekly to host annual health and wellness expo

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly family of community newspapers presents its fourth annual Health and Wellness Expo April 10 from 1 to 7 p.m. at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St. The free event showcases more than 50 area businesses related to family wellness, including physical...