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Students blanket children in need

FRANKLINTON — Inspired by the idea of connecting students with projects that impact the local community, Blake Taylor and students at Franklinton Elementary School are making blankets for those in need — one knot at a time. Taylor teaches fourth grade at Franklinton Elementary...

Teacher grants available

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Community Foundation announces the availability of small grants from its education fun to teachers in Franklin County. The mini-grants program was established to encourage creativity in effective teaching throughout the Franklin County School...

Library happenings

Most programs are free. Call for information and to register, if indicated. Libraries will be closed Dec. 24 through Dec. 26, and will close at 6 p.m. Dec. 31. At the Wake Forest Community Library” •See Spot Read. Readers of all levels are invited to practice their reading...

Gift-wrapped with love

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High School girls lacrosse team has adopted a family through the Holiday Cheer program at Wake County Social Services. Shown with their wrapped gifts above are, standing from left, Ariel Gold, Haley Cissel, Hannah Anderson, Savannah Boyd and Camryn...

Join the CIP discussion

WAKE FOREST — What community priorities do you want town staff to consider as they develop the 2015-20 Capital Improvement Plan update? Your input is requested on this topic at engage.wakeforestnc.gov. The CIP update is the revised CIP and covers the five fiscal years 2015-16...

And a good time was had by all

WAKE FOREST — A dulcimer string ensemble, above, plays holiday tunes at the Northern Wake Senior Center’s annual Christmas covered-dish social Dec. 10. From left are Conny Evans, Pat Lantz, Kricket Wright, Joyce Bibby, Vicki Smith and Evelyn Terry. Behind them are Ron Williams...

Troops have merrier Christmas with live trees

WAKE FOREST — For the ninth year, Wake Forest Baptist Church has delivered Christmas trees to military service members at Ft. Bragg. What began as a way to do more than just throw away left-over trees in a 2006 tree sale has grown into a ministry that saw 90 military families...

What’s better than pancakes for breakfast?

Pancakes with Santa! At right, Santa (a friend of Mike Reeve) helps a youngster choose his gift, as some 240 children and parents attended the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club’s annual Breakfast with Santa Dec. 6. Along with breakfast, the children enjoyed face painting,...

What a nice surprise

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman I am excited for gaming in 2015 because of the many surprise announcements developers showcased throughout this year. Video game creators offered new games, unique gadgets and bold innovations. Nintendo typically leads in the wow factor. They refuse...