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Cure AHC seeking donations

ROLESVILLE — The 5th Annual Let’s Cure AHC N.C. 5K and walk takes place in Rolesville March 29 at 10 a.m. AHC, or Alternating Hemeplegia of Childhood, is a debilitating, complex and incurable disease, but there is optimism that effective treatment or a cure is possible in the...

dangerous to be a turkey in Youngsville

YOUNGSVILLE — For the next three weekends, it’s going be dangerous to be a turkey in Youngsville. In actuality, no real birds will be harmed in the Turkey Shoot, whose name is derived from the prizes won in back in the day by whichever shooter came closest to the bullseye on the...

Relay for Life adds 5K

WAKE FOREST — Runners of all ages are invited to lace up and party down at the first Marga-Relay-Ville 5K Saturday, May 17, at 9 a.m. at Heritage High School. The charity run is in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life that weekend at the school....
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Phone charger sets house ablaze

Firefighters save dog from smoke. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A combination cellphone charger and speaker is believed to have sparked the fire that damaged a Deer Chase house Monday. When the first firefighters arrived at 3400 Donner Trail around 6 p.m., the three-story home was...

Business Briefs

Foot center moves Sole Dimensions, a total foot-care store based in Wake Forest, has moved across the street to a larger location at 10560 Ligon Mill Road, Suite 101, behind the Walmart Supercenter. Owned and operated by certified pedorthist Ellie Penner, the store carries an...
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Beginner beekeeping class offered

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Beekeepers Association in Louisburg offers a beginning beekeeping class starting April 5. The course is for anyone wishing to have honeybees as a hobby or business.  Topics covered are honeybee biology, equipment, seasonal activities and care...

Barbara Hannon Hawkins Dietz, 73

Barbara Hannon Hawkins Dietz, 73, of Raleigh, died March 14, 2014, at WakeMed. She was born in Greenville, S.C., the daughter of the late T.J. and Lucile Boniface Hannon. Mrs. Dietz was a realtor with the Dietz Company in Greenville and was a member of Life Church in Wake Forest....

Senior center happenings

WAKE FOREST — The Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., announces some upcoming events. •AARP Tax Aide — Tuesdays and Wednesdays through April 15. Sign up at the front desk or call the senior center for an appointment. •Rex Mobile Mammography — March 27. 10 a.m.-2:30...

Lt. Col. Bracknell retires

RALEIGH — Lieutenant Colonel Robert Gray Bracknell, originally of Franklinton and a 1987 graduate of Franklinton High School, retires March 21 after 22 years on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. aboard the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va. A 1992 graduate of the University of...