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Youth basketball coaches needed

WAKE FOREST — The parks and recreation department is looking for adults interested in volunteering their time one night a week and an hour on Saturdays to coach youth basketball teams of all age groups. Youth leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 5-17. Team practices are...

Treasure hunting on a whole ‘nother level

by David Allen I’ve been able to write about nearly all of my favorite games, but one has been sorely missed from the line-up and that is Borderlands. More importantly, there is a new edition to the lineup this week (called Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!) that I am super-excited to...

Apply for BBB scholarships

RALEIGH — Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Scholarships, recognizing students who personify high ethics through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history. Torch Scholarships are given to college-bound...

Marjorie Estes Lilley, 77

Marjorie Estes Lilley, 77, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. She was born June 23, 1937, in Franklinton, to Mr. and Mrs. Vallin Estes. Raised in Raleigh, she was an avid traveler, spent many years working in the library of Martin Middle School, and earned her 1,000-hour pin volunteering...

William W. Jones, 70

William (Bill) W. Jones, 70, of Bunn, passed away Oct. 7, 2014. He was the son of the late Cleveland and Helen Beddingfield Jones, of Wake Forest. He was the owner of Jones’ Tree Service of Bunn, attended Glen Royal Baptist Church in Wake Forest, and was a member of the Raleigh...

Virginia Painter Pearce, 86

Virginia Painter Pearce, 86, of Wake Forest, born June 25, 1928, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, after a 10-year battle with cancer. Virginia, lovingly known as Granny Gin, was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She selflessly cared for her husband, Ralph...

Samir Bassiouni, 33

Samir Bassiouni, 33, of Wake Forest, passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Samir grew up in Mocksville, N.C., the son of Ahmed and Cathy Bassiouni. He later attended UNC Wilmington, receiving a degree in finance and management. It was there that he met his...

Diane Mason, 65

Beverly Diane Mason, 65, of Benson, ascended to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of Bessie Campbell Fulcher and the late Reubin Fulcher, and was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and...

Sid Harold Richards, 70

Sid Harold Richards, 70, of Clayton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Transitions Life Center, with his daughters by his side. He was born in Nash County, the son of Annie Gray Mitchell Richards and the late Fletcher Richards Jr. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 13,...