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Common Core debate tonight

WAKE FOREST — Franklin County Schools, in collaboration with Louisburg College, presents North Carolina’s Implementation of the Common Core Standards — Point/Counterpoint, tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the Louisburg College Auditorium, 501 North Main St. in Louisburg. Special...
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Thrift shop gives back

Nonprofit turns donations into cash for schools. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Late last year, a new nonprofit thrift store opened at 839 S. Main St. Last week, its managers had tallied enough profit to give several thousand dollars to 12 neighborhood schools. “We are just so...
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Rolesville looks ahead to needs of new year

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — When Rolesville town commissioners and staff gathered for their annual retreat Friday, the tone was decidedly different from the prior year. Although there are still many needs different departments have and the lack of more commercial development...
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Dirt Day garden fest taking shape

Festival designed to bring people downtown between Mardi Gras, Meet in the Street. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It’s been more than a year since the downtown streetscape work was completed; the streets are clean of clay, dirt and dust and the foot traffic has come back redoubled....
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Plane clips powerlines; no one hurt

LOUISBURG — A student pilot narrowly escaped serious injury, or worse, when his plane reportedly lost too much altitude on a turn and flew under some power lines Sunday. Witnesses on Thomas Jones Road reported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office that a low flying airplane had...
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Wake County pistol permits now online

RALEIGH — The Wake County Sheriff’s Office has made it possible to apply for Pistol Purchase and Concealed Carry permits online. There is a nominal convenience fee associated with the use of the online service. This new service will be in addition to permit services presently...
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News staff gobbles up treats

We’re pretty sure we haven’t done anything to deserve it, but we were definitely blessed when a substantial amount of baked goodies showed up in our break area Tuesday. A group of young ladies from Youngsville’s Faith Baptist Church surprised the newspaper staff with enough...
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This week in history – Feb. 27, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •The Hunter dorm at Wake Forest College suffered little damage following a nighttime fire that began in a back room. The intentionally set fire has strengthened the assertion...
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Habitat breaks ground Sunday

WAKE FOREST — Habitat for Humanity is building five new homes in Wake Forest’s East End neighborhood. The official groundbreaking for the affordable homes is this Sunday at 3 p.m. on East Spring Street at North Taylor Street. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be...