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Building demolished

Wrecking ball on historic DuBois campus; alumni seek spur revitalization. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The two-story blue building on the historic DuBois campus is history. A crew from Jeff Laskins Demolition is tearing down the structure for free, in trade for tax credits,...
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The women who keep WFFD running

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When there’s a fire, a cadre of individuals springs into action, rushing out to the scene with needed supplies and equipment. They’re the Wake Forest Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Made up mostly of wives, mothers and sisters of firefighters, they...

Sex offense reported at Durant Middle

‘Inappropriate activities’ between juveniles cited. RALEIGH — A sex offense was reported last week at the site of Durant Road Middle School, but police officials say it stems from a 2013 situation and school officials say there is no record of such an offense. At radsonline.com,...
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Bobby loved his church, family, guitar, writing songs, football and Camaros

Roving I never thought I would be writing this column. I guess I always imagined my son Bobby, at 59, would outlive me. Bobby took it hard when his mother Peggy passed away suddenly 8 1/2 years ago. Tears would often fill his eyes when he talked about her. It was a family concern...
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Music series returns Sunday

WAKE FOREST — Progressive jazz trio The Hot at Nights are on tap to kick off the Six Sundays in Spring concert series, starting this weekend at Joyner Park. The performance is part of Wake Forest ARTS’ annual concert series featuring free, live outdoor entertainment. Scheduled on...
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This week in history – Apr. 24, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •A large clock has been given to Wake Forest College to be set in the front of the administration building. The self-winding electric clock is the gift of W.H. Deitrick, who...

GOP sheriff candidate forum Friday

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Republican Party hosts a forum, including sheriff’s candidates, tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Hobgood Courthouse Annex, 113 S. Main St. in Louisburg. Scheduled to appear are candidates Tom Hawley, Jerry Jones, William Mitchell and...

Letter stirs controversy at board meeting

Franklin County commissioners limit discussion to exclude elections. By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — A Youngsville resident found herself censured when she tried to speak about a commissioner’s use of a political action committee letterhead and funds during public comment time at...
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Rolesville residents hear from NCDOT on bypass

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Residents filled the commissioners board room to standing-room-only capacity, with more residents spilling out into the foyer for a public meeting with N.C. Department of Transportation staff about the U.S. 401 bypass project. Commissioners had asked...