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Bypass work to briefly close Rolesville Road

ROLESVILLE — Work on the Rolesville U.S. 401 Bypass project will require the closure of Rolesville Road Nov. 8-11, weather permitting, so the contractor can install a pipe under the road between Quarry Road and Virginia Waters Lane. The closure is scheduled to start Nov. 8 at 10...
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Free health clinic Nov. 2

WAKE FOREST — The third annual Touched by Hope free medical clinic will be Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road. The clinic includes medical, dental, optical, meal, clothing, and grooming services. Call 919-554-8109 for more information.
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Street light program comes out of shadows

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The town hosted an open house Tuesday to help residents understand the street light program that will save the town money and add uniformity. As previously reported by The Franklin Weekly, the town is spending $61,000 per year on the current 434...

Fire station review continues Nov. 7

Wall Road rezoning also on agenda. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The contentious fire station plan returns to the town planning board Nov. 7. The public hearing for the plan — which calls for a new Wake Forest fire station on a two-acre parcel of land at 1509 Jenkins Road — was...
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Read health care coverage stories at new website

RALEIGH — The Civitas Institute launched a new website, Icouldntkeepmyplan.com highlighting North Carolinians’ stories about how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is throwing them out of the health plans they liked, while threatening their finances and ability to control their...

Volunteer youth basketball coaches needed

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is looking for adults interested in volunteering time one night a week plus an hour on Saturdays to coach youth basketball teams of all ages. Youth leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 5-17. Team practices are...
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Late interception dampens Huskies homecoming

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — Friday night’s game between the Heritage and Millbrook High School football teams was a battle every step of the way. It was everything a heavyweight fight should be as both teams made serious blows to their opponent. Heritage was ahead...
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Patriot netters advance in playoffs

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris NEWPORT — Franklin Academy’s tennis advanced to the Regional round of the 1A North Carolina state playoffs Monday with a 5-1 victory against East Carteret High School. The Patriots played against conference rival Raleigh Charter yesterday (Wednesday);...

Watch out for phony IRS calls

by Roy Cooper, Attorney General RALEIGH – North Carolinians are getting phone messages from people who pretend to be with the Internal Revenue Service. The callers claim that you owe back taxes and urge you or your lawyer to return the call immediately. When you do, they suggest...