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Wright named director of fire services

RALEIGH — Michael Wright has been selected as the Director of Wake County Fires Services. Wright will be responsible for the county’s Fire Services Department and Fire Training Center including fire code enforcement, fire investigations, Emergency Response and Hazardous...
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Veterans decompress with paintball

Wake Forest resident holds military simulation games to help with PTSD. By David Allen WAKE FOREST — When soldiers come back from active duty, there aren’t many activities that are both fun and stress-relieving. Enter Ben “Jammin” Thomas. The Youngsville resident is Alpha company...
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Novozymes meet and greet

FRANKLINTON — Novozymes invites residents to an evening with elected officials from Franklin County and North Carolina Nov. 12. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the biotech company will host the reception with light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. This is your chance to hear from and...
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Wakefield High heads to polls — to compete for $100,000

WAKEFIELD — Members of Wakefield High’s Just Think First club gather to ready for the kick off of State Farm’s Celebrate my Drive online voting campaign. Wakefield High will compete for votes next week, Oct. 18-26, with high schools across the country. They will use their...
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BREAKING: Wake Forest Police help nab armed robbery suspect

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department has charged a Raleigh man in connection with the Oct. 8 armed robbery of a Wake Forest woman along the 6200 block of Ridgemount Street. Friday, Wake Forest Police charged Walter Kevin Johnson, 28, with one count of robbery with a...
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TRAFFIC ALERT: East Perry and North Main traffic detours next week

WAKE FOREST — Drivers who normally use East Perry Avenue and North Main Street will need to rethink their routes Monday and Tuesday. The section of East Perry Ave from North White Street to North Taylor Street will be closed from 9:30-11 a.m. Monday and North Main from West...
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Wake Forest woman struck, killed on I-540

She arrived to help a friend who needed gas, police say. By David Leone RALEIGH — A woman who took a taxi to I-540 to help a friend was killed after being struck by another driver who ran off the road Friday, authorities say. Lauren Ann Gervig, 25, of Wake Forest, died at the...
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Benton, bonds win election

By David Leone WAKE COUNTY — Incumbent Tom Benton of Zebulon beat out Wake Forest resident Don McIntyre for the Wake County Board of Education District 1 race Tuesday. Benton obtained 4,211 votes to McIntyre 3,889, garnering 52 percent of the district’s vote. Additionally, voters...
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String of successes for local bluegrass band

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — A local bluegrass band recently played at the popular Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, part of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass week in downtown Raleigh Sept. 24-28. The event featured the best in bluegrass...