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Rileys mark 50 years

WAKE FOREST — Robert and Gail Riley, of Wake Forest, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 2. They are the parents of Michael Riley and his wife, Sheri, of Cleveland, Tenn.; Julie Bryant and her husband DJ, of Raleigh; and Bobby Riley and his wife, Alyson, of...
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Best ever Bang’n Blueberry Coffee Cake

By Janet Tharpe Need a terrific coffee cake to serve at breakfast or your next brunch? Darci Juris has a recipe you have to try. Her Bang’n Blueberry Coffee Cake is so moist and the streusel adds a sweet crunch. Along with a cup of coffee, it’s a great way to start your day. See...

Wakefield health fair May 17

RALEIGH — Advanced Optometry Center is sponsoring a community health fair May 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 13251 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. Healthcare and wellness professionals from Wakefield and the surrounding area will be on hand to offer screenings and answer questions....

Bright Ideas grant applicants sought

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric is celebrating a big milestone in 2014: its Bright Ideas education grant program, which provides funding to Tar Heel teachers for innovative learning projects, is turning 20 years old. Wake Electric has pledged approximately $50,000 to the state’s...
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Rain fails to dampen Easter egg hunt

Cameron Eatmon excitedly shows off his finds at the Easter egg hunt April 19, hosted by the Miracle League of Franklin County at Long Mill Elementary School. Although festivities were forced indoors by the rain, the event was enjoyed by all.

May in bloom at the library

In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300), and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, 919-870-4000). Most programs are...

Electric Youth Tour names winners

WAKE FOREST — High-school juniors Tyler Bendl of Wake Forest and Dillan Phillips of Louisburg were selected by Wake Electric to attend the 2014 Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington D.C. in June. Bendl 16, is a student at Heritage High School. Phillips, 17, attends Louisburg...

Juniorettes club recognized

WAKE FOREST — Elise King, president-elect for the Wake Forest High School Juniorette Club, received the new club charter, a president’s gavel and a $25 club award for Best Overall Work for a New Juniorette Club at the annual convention of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs...