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It’s time to face reality

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman I am going to play devil’s advocate and talk about my disappointment with Destiny, the first-person shooter that was released on all major consoles a few months ago. Yes, I am referring to the game that has broken records and is highly respected in...

An example of excellence

Heritage Middle School girls soccer program records third perfect season in row. by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Heritage Middle School girls soccer team just finished their third undefeated season in a row. Not only that, they also went the whole season without allowing a...

Approval given to Mitchell Mill road widening

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council has given the go-head to widen Mitchell Mill Road between Louisburg Road and Forestville Road. Council members approved the project during their meeting Dec. 2. The city will widen Mitchell Mill Road to four lanes with a median and curb and...

Lady Patriots undefeated after win against Louisburg

Franklin Academy 44 Louisburg 37 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Another game, another win for the Franklin Academy girls basketball team as they defeated Louisburg, 44-37. Even though the record indicates that the girls are perfect, Coach Erin Thornton knows that they’re not...

Wakefield looking for sense of direction

Wakefield 50 Jordan 61 Story and photos by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — The Wakefield boys basketball team lost to Jordan Tuesday night at home, 61-50. The Wolverines lost to the Falcons in their first game of the season and after this loss, Coach Mickey Bissette is scrambling to...

Backyard bird count starts Sunday

WAKE FOREST — The National Audubon Society is inviting birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running citizen science survey in the world, the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Beginning Sunday, Dec. 14, hundreds of birders and nature enthusiasts across North...

Wanted: Real life Santas

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — You see it every holiday season — tall boxes at your local bank, grocery or fire station begging to be filled with toys. But time’s running out. The Wake Forest detachment of the U.S. Marine Corps League will be picking up the last of the toys on...

Is Ubisoft lazy or do they just not care?

Local Gamers by David Allen We have had a glorious time in the PC gaming community this year. We’ve witnessed massive releases and all in all had a pretty sweet time enjoying the plethora of titles tossed our way. But for every Dark Souls II or Shovel Knight there have been some...

Bundle up for art’s sake, and c’mon downtown

by Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — Downtown Wake Forest is dressed in its holiday best for Art After Hours Friday starting at 5 p.m. Most stores and studios will be open and serving refreshments, including the newly renovated Ollie’s at 213 S. White St. Ollie’s Cafe, Coffee Shop and...