Novozymes, United Way build community

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — Biotech company Novozymes and the United Way of Franklin County teamed up Sept. 28 for their annual day of caring. More than 30 employees and family members converged on Willie Perry’s property to build a wheelchair accessible ramp, take care of...

Greenway overhaul in works

Heavy rain erodes Richland Creek by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Live in Olde Mill Stream? There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is, it’s going to be months before the Richland Creek Greenway reopens. But the good news is town engineer Holly Miller has quickly put together an...
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‘Harvey’ cast members share thoughts, anecdotes

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly on Monday caught up with the 11-person primary cast of Harvey, Forest Moon Theater Company’s fall comedy, which opens Friday. Following is a smattering of their answers, providing insight into who they are — as characters, actors and...
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This Week in History — Oct. 3, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1923 •David Mangum, the bell-hop and room cleaner at the Wake Forest Hotel is upset with Wake Forest College medical school students keeping skeletons in their rooms. Five students...

Boys & Girls Club rocks it out Saturday

WAKE FOREST — It’s time to celebrate another year of serving local youth, which means it’s time for the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club Rocktoberfest. With live performances, fun activity booths, food, prizes and more, the Boys & Girls Club invites the entire community to...
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Chief under fire for station location

Jenkins Road residents feel left out of the process for firehouse site. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Ron Early has made a career out of running into burning buildings without compunction. But the Wake Forest Fire Chief was visibly feeling the heat Sept. 26 during a meeting with...
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Body found in Wakefield

WAKEFIELD — A report of a body found behind the Wakefield Crossing shopping center startled shop owners Wednesday. But no one was ever put in harm’s way because the man is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Raleigh Police spokesman Jim...
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Richland Creek Riders give back to community

WAKE FOREST — The Richland Creek Riders held a free cookout after a special church service Sunday, Sept. 29. The outreach program began five years ago and has grown into a large movement that attends biker event throughout th ecountry, including Daytona, Fla. This year, they...
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Deputies arrest two for pot garden — On Patrol, Oct. 3, 2013

Suspects say plants are medicinal. By Jonathan McNamara SPRING HOPE — Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies were searching for a dog that reportedly killed a goat when they  stumbled upon two marijuana gardens. According to a sheriff’s report, Jorge Alejandro Colorado-Rodriguez, 70...