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New charter school opens

Wake Forest Academy to stress critical thinking skills. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The first day of classes for the town’s newest charter school was yesterday (Wednesday). Wake Forest Charter Academy, a K-5 elementary, with about 500 students, is located at 1851 Friendship...

N.C. Weekend features Wake Forest

RALEIGH — Downtown Wake Forest is ready for its closeup in a segment on North Carolina Weekend to air tonight (Thursday) at 9 p.m. and repeating Friday at 8:30 p.m. on UNC-TV, a North Carolina statewide PBS network. UNC-TV videographer/editor and Wake Forest resident Alan Brown...

Water sale in sight

By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — In a dramatic turn around Tuesday, the Franklinton town board approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners to purchase and take over Franklinton’s water and sewer system after taking verbal heat from...

Wakefield library funded

Construction on regional library to begin soon. By David Leone WAKEFIELD — Bonds have been sold that will pay for $11 million in county libraries, including the Northeast Regional Library planned for Wakefield. Additional bonds will pay for $334 million in school needs. County...

The pet portraitist

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Anyone over 30 has probably seen the TV ad that artist and advertising executive Dick Larsen created for that candy sucker. But Larsen, who these days operates out of a studio at the...

Mayor: New school creates traffic hazard

Commissioners ban parking on access road. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It didn’t take long for a new school to run into traffic issues. Even before opening day at Endeavor Charter School yesterday (Wednesday), a new law had been enacted to address a potentially hazardous parking...

Rich Netherby: For the love of flying

LOCAL PROFILES By Carol Taber From the time he was a young man, Wake Forest resident Richard Netherby loved to fly. He soloed in his Dad’s 1952 Cessna 170B at age 16, earning his pilot’s license before getting his driver’s license. Charlotte, Rich’s wife of 50 years, said that...

This Week In History – August 21, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Wheeler’s Garage, just opened in the old fire house on Youngsville’s Main Street, is running an opening special. Owner R.B. “Red” Wheeler offers a front alignment and wheel...