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This Week In History – Mar. 6, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Bloodhounds were brought in to try to catch an arsonist, who once again has struck in Wake Forest, this time burning to the ground the golf cabin at the Paschal Golf Course....
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Family sledding fun ends in near-tragedy

By Juliet McDonald YOUNGSVILLE — It was supposed to be a vacation night to remember — for the fun of family sledding time, something not too available in Youngsville. Little Parker Bailey, age 3, was having the time of his life Wednesday, Feb. 12, flying down the hill on his...

Laugh it up

WAKE FOREST — Comedy returns in larger-than-life fashion to the Renaissance Centre, 403 Brooks St. Saturday at 6:30 p.m. for the annual Rotary Club Comedy Night. The $25 cost and live and silent auctions benefit the Wake Forest High band boosters. Comic guests include the...
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NCPA elects officers, directors

CHAPEL HILL — Todd Allen, publisher of The Wake Weekly, was elected to the board of directors of the North Carolina Press Association/Press Services for 2014-15 at the association’s 141st annual meeting Feb. 27. Regina Howard-Glaspie, circulation director of the News & Record...
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Candidate filing ends, slates are set

By Clellie Allen The filing period for the 2014 elections ended at noon Friday. Only a handful of races will participate in the May 6 primary election, but some of those races are for key positions such as state senator and Franklin County Sheriff. A few races will be finalized...

Wake School Board votes for repeal of teacher tenure law

By Juliet McDonald CARY — In a packed room Tuesday night, the Wake County School Board heard from educator after educator as to why the state’s newly passed teacher tenure law should be repealed and a way to raise teacher pay equitably should be found. The board agreed and passed...
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Check your blind spots

WAKE FOREST — A car was forced onto the concrete turn median entering South Main Street from Capital Boulevard Monday at 10:36 a.m., when a driver failed to see another car in her blind spot. Driving north on Capital, the woman in the car reacted to the hazard lights of a vehicle...

Miscommunication cited in report

Commissioners question Public Works review; manager defends department. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Does this town have a communication problem? Wake Forest Town Manager Mark Williams reacted strongly to the suggestion, raised by Commissioner Zachary Donahue during a work...
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They’ve still got it

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s softball team returned to the field this spring after last year’s state championship appearance where they were state runner-ups. Their opening game was against Rolesville High School, the newest school in the area which...