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Third annual Best of the Best resounding success

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Six weeks, 5,000 ballots, some 50,000 individual votes. Everything came together in record fashion for the third annual Best of the Best reader’s choice awards Sept. 17. Three years ago, in the middle of one of the worst economic downturns, Wake...

Town of Wake Forest celebrates public power

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Power are holding special events and activities ato celebrate Public Power Week, Oct. 6-12. Public Power Week word search contest — Through Oct. 3, Wake Forest Power’s residential electric customers can enter to win free...
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Sidewalks to schools under construction

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — This week, for the first time, Heritage students have been able to walk to their high school from Rogers Road along an actual sidewalk. The town recently completed construction of the sidewalk from Foundation Drive in front of the school to the new...
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Wake Forest graduate becomes soldier

WAKE FOREST — Army Pfc. Leslie C. Artis Jr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and...
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Local DAR, Boys & Girls Club celebrate the Constitution

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution held a special program for the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution Sept. 17, following a regular chapter meeting. As the boys and girls arrived...
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Girl Scouts serve firefighters on 9/11

WAKE FOREST — Local Girl Scout Cadette Troop 850 decided to take action to remember the tragedy of 9/11 on Sept. 11 in a different way. The Scouts made homemade cards and treats and took them to Wake Forest Fire Station 1 on Elm Street to thank the men and women for their...
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Wolverines shut out defending state runnersup

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High School’s volleyball team came into this season with high expectations and through the first half of their schedule, it has appeared those expectations are justified. The team orchestrated perhaps it’s most complete effort...
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Wakefield racks up 547 yards in 34-24 win

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD—The Wakefield High School Wolverines couldn’t have asked for a better start to their 2013 football season. They remain unbeaten after defeating a solid Middle Creek team by a score of 34-24 on Friday night. A 10-point deficit and several...
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Argument ends in arrest

 Franklin County couple booked on other charges after deputies respond to domestic dispute. by Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — Blood alcohol content and tempers ran high resulting in the arrests of a Franklin County couple last week. Deputy G. Perry of the Franklin Coun...