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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...
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Malone to lead study of property rights law

RALEIGH — Rep. Chris Malone (R-Wake) was appointed this week to chair the Property Owner Protection and Rights Study Committee. The Committee will study the establishment of a property owner protection act that would favor the free use of land. Legislators will meet with industry...
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Historical Museum ornaments for sale

WAKE FOREST — The 2013 Calvin Jones House Christmas ornament depicts the two-story Greek-Revival home that is considered the most historic structure in the town of Wake Forest. Purchased by Dr. Calvin Jones in 1820 along with 600 acres of land, this is the town’s oldest home and...

Drop off turkeys to police Nov. 23

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department, 225 S. Taylor St., will accept frozen turkey donations Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, as part of its seventh annual Turkey Drive. Police officers will be onsite throughout the morning to thank donors and unload the...