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Marilyn Avila receives open government award

CHAPEL HILL — N.C. Rep. Marilyn Avila (Wake-49) was chosen to receive the prestigious N.C. Press Association’s Lassiter Award to honor the strong and courageous battle to keep government open to the people. Avila received her award Feb. 27 at the NCPA’s annual awards banquet in...
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Learn fishing from a pro

Wake Forest bassmaster, other sports legends at N.C. Museum of History Saturday. By David Leone RALEIGH — Wake Forest bass fishing pro Dave Wolak joins several other sports legends at the N.C. Museum of History Saturday for a free panel discussion and Q&A. The other...

SEBTS awarded grant

WAKE FOREST — The Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Family Foundation recently awarded Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) a grant of more than $200,000. The grant will fund initiatives concerning faith, work and economics in academic classes. “I am profoundly grateful...

State leaders debate Common Core Standards

By Juliet McDonald LOUISBURG — The college’s auditorium filled up quickly the evening of Feb. 27 as parents, teachers and public school staff turned out in droves to hear State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson debate Jamey Falkenbury, a representative of Lt....
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Kindergartners spread cheer

As part of Franklin Academy’s character education program encouraging kindness and good citizenship, Weston Lane and others in Bonnie Henson’s kindergarten class visited the Carolina House for lunch recently and delivered handmade cards to the delight of the residents there.  

First flag ceremony March 16

LOUISBURG — The First Flag No. 852 Children of the Confederacy, Joseph J. Davis No. 537 United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Franklin Rifles No. 310 Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) will hold the 153rd anniversary Flying of the First Flag ceremony Sunday, March 16 at 2...

Join together with the band

VANCE COUNTY — The all-volunteer Vance-Granville Community Band is rehearsing for the 2014 year and invites musicians of all ages to join. Since it was first formed in 2008, the community band has included Vance-Granville Community College students, high school students,...
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WES jumps rope for heart

WAKEFIELD — For the 14th year in a row, Wakefield Elementary School students participated in Jump Rope for Heart sponsored by the American Heart Association. The event was held in conjunction with the jump rope unit in physical education class. Jordan McIntyre from Cin...

School Briefs – Mar. 6, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Heritage High events •The HHS Talent Show is scheduled this Saturday at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. •The next regularly scheduled meeting of the PTSA is Tuesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the media center....