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This Week in History — Oct. 16, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest women have formed a garden club, as part of the National Garden Association. Presided over by Mrs. W.R. Powell, a meeting was held in the high school gym, with...

Team up to sneak around

by Gordon Coleman Next month will be the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, marking the fifth entry in the award-winning series. Assassin’s Creed is the story about a brotherhood of assassins that devote their lives to protecting the safety of...

Urban forester named

WAKE FOREST — Jennifer Rall has been appointed the town’s new urban forester, announced the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department. Rall will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing and managing the town’s urban forestry program....

PDQ to help raise funds for Brooke

WAKE FOREST — A fundraiser will be held at PDQ Wake Forest Thursday, Oct. 23, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a portion of the evening’s sales going into a fund to help Rolesville teen Brooke Parrish. Parrish has a rare disorder and is at the top of the list to receive a new liver....

Burke guitar performance Sunday

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest native Edward Burke will perform a solo guitar concert Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.. The performance will include Fantasie on Themes from Verdi’s La Traviata, Five Impromptus by Bennet, Fantasie Chevaleresque,...

Time to nominate volunteers

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...

Small business expo Oct. 21

HENDERSON — The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has announced the schedule for the Small Business Summit and Expo, slated for Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. The Chamber of Commerce...

Paws for Life 5K and dog walk, Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The Franklin County Humane Society will host a 5K run and dog walk Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m., beginning at the Wake Forest College Birthplace. Profits from the event will benefit the humane society’s goal to build an animal shelter where pets can find safe...

Rolesville Fall FunFest set for Nov. 1

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville will hold its annual Fall FunFest Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at town hall, 502 Southtown Circle. The family fun event is free and would be a great time for early Christmas shopping. Arts, crafts, jewelry, pottery, and food will be...