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Baldwin completes basic training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Reserve Airman Cameron E. Baldwin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core...

Cink completes basic

WAKE FOREST — Army Pfc. Christopher J. Cink has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field...

Nominations for volunteer awards solicited

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Community Council is accepting nominations for its annual volunteer awards, including the Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement award, the Citizen of the Year award, and the Club of the Year award. The Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement award was first...

It was a ‘Duesy’ of a sight

While vacationing in the Outer Banks Oct. 21, Russell and Shirley Griffiths of Wake Forest were fortunate enough to see 21 rare Duesenberg autos parked at the Sanderling Resort in Duck. Pictured are just a few of them, which were in town as part of the Duesenberg Tour 2014 —...

Business Briefs — Oct. 30, 2014

Free ACA workshops offered Certified Marketplace Broker Leslie McMillan of LSM Insurance Associates has scheduled three free seminars to discuss 2015 open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. The seminars will take place Nov. 3 and Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at...

Improvements to USDA new farmer loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The USDA recently announced several changes to Farm Service Agency (FSA) loan programs — changes designed to help more new farmers and ranchers. The new interim final rule will increase the micro-loan limit from $35,000 to $50,000. This program provides a...

High school marching bands drum up wins

WAKE FOREST — Several high school bands have marched their way to win numerous awards in recent competitions taking place across the area. The Franklinton High Red Rams marching band, led by Derek Southerland, took first place Oct. 25 in the AAA class competition at Greene...

Give an unused iPod a new life

WAKE FOREST — Music Academy South, 1241 S. Main St., Suite 11, is collecting gently used iPods and MP3 players to benefit Music and Memory, a nonprofit organization that brings personalized music to the elderly or infirmed through digital music technology. Musical memory is...

American Legion honors veterans Nov. 8

FRANKLINTON — Franklin American Legion Post 52 will recognize and honor veterans Saturday, Nov. 8, at an 11 a.m. ceremony at 40 American Legion Road. A free lunch will follow, including hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings. Games and children’s activities are also part of...