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Typhoon devastation hits close to home

Neuse Baptist aiding in relief, rebuilding effort. “It’s going to take a literal financial miracle, but our God can do anything.” —Howard Wynn By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The typhoon that struck the Philippines last weekend is being called the worst storm of its kind ever...

Novant renews bid to expand

The medical corporation will file certificate of need tomorrow (Friday). by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Jody Morris, chief operating officer for Novant Health, Franklin Medical Center (FMC) in Louisburg, announced this week that healthcare giant will resume it’s push to expand...
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The governor comes to town

Just a week after N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker visits, Pat McCrory gets his own tour of Novozymes. by Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — Governor Pat McCrory paid a visit to Novozymes Tuesday night, taking a nearly hourlong tour of the facility before speaking to members  and...
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Fire station showdown at Planning Board meeting

Lack of quorum at hearing pushes projects back a month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If the Planning Board were a movie, last week could be called Assault on Station No. 4. Opponents of the planned fire station for 1509 Jenkins Road kept the heat on during the Nov. 7 meeting,...
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Pitching-in for burglary victim

Wake Forest Elementary community comes together to help teacher, son. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — On Oct. 30, Maisha Schneider and her 8-year-old son (see right) came home to find their house had been burglarized. As Sondra Triblehorn tells it: “The thieves broke down the front...
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Heritage receives 10 Parade awards

WAKE FOREST — The Heritage neighborhood was the star at the annual Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County Parade of Homes banquet Oct. 16, winning 10 of 16 judged homes and selling 10 of the homes before the Parade closed Oct. 20. For the first time in Wake County...
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All gave some

Flag unfurled for veterans’ service. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Young veterans from recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq joined their compatriots who served in the Gulf, Vietnam, Korea and World War II for Veterans Day Monday. Approximately 175 people attended the program at the...

Wake expands energy assistance for limited time

WAKE FOREST — Wake County received $1.6 million from Duke Energy Progress to provide additional assistance to low-income customers with bill payment. The county is required to distribute the money by June 2016. The Northern Regional Center, located at 250 East Holding Ave., will...
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This Week in History — Nov. 14, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1923 •Ruth Janet Sikes, niece of Dr. N.Y. Gulley, Wake Forest College law school dean, suffered facial lacerations after Gulley’s Chevrolet struck the side of a bridge on one of...