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Teacher charged with child rape

RALEIGH — A Franklinton man is in the Wake County jail on charges he solicited an underage girl online and had sex with her. Michael Aaron Zovistoski, 24, 207 N. Main St., Franklinton, was arrested on a warrant Dec. 18 by Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy C.V. Dickens at the Wake...
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This cat is excited about local theater

Forest Moon announces director, auditions for upcoming play. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Auditions for Forest Moon Theater Company’s March play are this weekend. The production of Curiosity Cat will feature a cast of house cats and stray cats played by youths aged 5-12, and...
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New parks director to hold meetings

YOUNGSVILLE — Pete Gibson, the new Youngsville Parks and Recreation director, will host public meetings at the Youngsville Community House Monday, Jan. 6 and Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss the upcoming baseball season. To balance attendance, softball, tee ball...
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New charter school planned

Project planned for Gateway Commons site. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A new charter school is planning to open in fall, 2014. But first its site plan needs approval by town commissioners. A master site plan for Wake Forest Charter Academy will be reviewed as part of a joint...

Christmas: a wonderful time of year leaving us with fond memories

Roving Ah! Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. There are the exciting Christmas eve church services to celebrate the birth of our Christ child Jesus with joyous singing and inspirational preaching. And this year there were about 400 people attending the Wake Forest United...
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Marines decamp to Wake Forest

Station to be staffed by two Corps recruiters. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Don’t look now, but the U.S. Marines have landed. The Corps has opened a recruiting station adjacent to the Ligon Mill Business Park near Walmart. It’ll be the new home base for Sgt. Patrick Corey of...
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ABC agents assaulted – On Patrol, Jan. 2, 2014

By Clellie Allen RALEIGH — A Wake Forest man, who has been arrested before on assault charges, was taken into custody Saturday after he allegedly dragged with his vehicle two Wake County Alcoholic  Control Law Enforcement Officers. Mario Dion Hartsfield, 36, 434-A E. Juniper Ave,...
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This Week in History — Jan. 2, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1974 •Franklinton police have caught one of the three robbers from a $3,994 holdup of the Piggly Wiggly supermarket. Officers driving north on on U.S. 1 trying to find the vehicle...
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BBQ pit opens in Wakefield and Blockbuster closing sale underway

Out and about by David Leone WAKEFIELD — It always starts with the No. 9. I had a craving the other day for a Jersey Mike’s sub called the Club Supreme, loaded with roast beef, turkey and bacon, with mayo, vinegar and all the spices, so I jetted over to the Wakefield Commons...