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full military honors

Members of the Patriot Guard Riders lead the funeral procession along South Main Street Thursday for retired U.S. Marine Robert “Bob” Keith, 33, who died July 4. The mission of the Guard is to show their sincere respect for fallen heroes, their families and communities. Keith, a...
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Wakefield Rotary appoints officers

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest recently appointed new officers for the 2014-15 term during an installation ceremony at the TPC Wakefield Plantation. Club charter member Matt Archer and five-year club member Laura Jazab are the service organization’s new...
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Want my money? Give me something worth it

Since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed well-written stories, interesting characters and fantastical worlds. Once I found video games, I added their story-lines to my collection of favorite books and movies. These story-telling mediums have their own unique way of grasping our...
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Don’t forget your roots

As gamers, we are fortunate with how many great games that are out there for us to enjoy. But those who have been playing console games for more than 10 years will agree that developers don’t always make the best decisions. I have a personal issue with Square Enix in these...

Tobacco growers approve assessment

RALEIGH — North Carolina growers of flue-cured tobacco have approved an assessment that will support the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina’s efforts to promote the interests of its farmers. The assessment was approved on 88 percent of ballots in a mail-in referendum....

Youngsville police reports – July 17, 2014

Reported through July 13 Arrests •Christopher Joseph Lillis, 23, 1449 Huntdell Main Drive, Wendell, was arrested in the parking area of Sheetz, Youngsville, and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver crack cocaine, possession of cocaine (not crack)...

Wake Forest police reports – July 17, 2014

Reported July 7-July 13 Arrests •George Luis Morales, 16, 1029 Gay St., Henderson, was arrested at 13198 Capital Blvd., and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to jail. July 13, 10:31 a.m. •Serita Denise McMillan, 48, 128 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, was...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – July 17, 2014

Reported through July 13 Arrests •Desiree Camille Bohan, 21, 600 Stone Southerland Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with two counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count of failure to appear on misdemeanor charges. She was taken to the Franklin County jail and...

Become Alzheimer’s aware

WAKE FOREST — One out of 10 seniors has Alzheimer’s disease, and by 2025, four in 10 will be living with the disease, according to the Wake Forest ALZ Aware Campaign. To mark August as Alzheimer’s month in Wake Forest, the town and Carillon Assisted Living invite businesses,...

Get ready for the rodeo

WAKE FOREST — Food Truck Rodeo, that is. Wake Forest’s inaugural Food Truck Rodeo is Sunday, July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot near Over the Falls on South Brooks Street. Trucks scheduled to participate are Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumplin...
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4-H, a tradition of innovation

By Meredith Pinckney NCSU summer intern LOUISBURG — Orville Redenbacher, Johnny Cash and Jackie Kennedy Onassis are just a few of the many people who have been involved with 4-H. With a history spanning more than 100 years, 4-H is rich with tradition, but also has an amazing...

Justice tractor show Sept. 5-6

LOUISBURG — The 14th Annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine show is set for Sept. 5 and 6, 9 miles north of Spring Hope on N.C. 581, between Spring Hope and Louisburg. Events include live country and gospel music and $7 spaghetti plates Friday starting at 5:30...

Take precautions against mosquitoes

WAKE COUNTY — Mosquitoes are out, and the most likely time for them to spread disease is now through September. Take precautions against mosquito bites to prevent West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), LaCrosse encephalitis (LACV) and other mosquito-borne...

AgCarolina offers e-learning

RALEIGH — AgCarolina Farm Credit is accepting applications for the sixth class of Ag Biz Planner, an e-learning financial and business planning course. The Ag Biz Planner curriculum includes financial and business planning, budgeting and other money matters essential to a farm’s...

Never missed Maverick then, hooked on Wheel of Fortune now

Roving Ever since my family got our first TV, many shows have captured our attention. One of these was Maverick, which we loved and wouldn’t miss a single episode. We learned to have TV trays in order to watch it while eating supper. We would also never miss The Lawrence Welk...

School Briefs – July 17, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s...

Parks ADA improvements approved

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award a construction contract to Diamond Contracting Inc. for improvements to Millbrook Exchange Community Center and Durant Nature Park’s Training Lodge. Diamond Contracting was the low bidder for the contract,...

CROP Walk rally Aug. 12

WAKE FOREST — Volunteers will host a rally Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. for team captains participating in Wake Forest’s CROP Walk for Hunger 2014 in September. Churches, businesses and charity organizations are encouraged to send a representative to the rally at Heritage Baptist Church,...

health clinic, free pizza at Richland Creek Church

WAKE FOREST — As a part of its outreach mission, Live, Love, Serve, Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, will host a community health clinic July 25-26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m each day. The services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis except...

NCCF accepting grant applications

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting grant applications for projects funded from its Statewide Women’s Fund. Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that sponsor programming supporting women and/or families, with particular emphasis on...

Projects, volunteers sought for Day of Caring

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County is seeking projects and volunteers for its Day of Caring, which actually takes place on two Saturdays, September 20 and 27. Projects to be done by volunteers include yard work, painting, light repairs, house cleaning, simple porch...

Vendors sought for Tar River festival

LOUISBURG — The 25th annual Tar River Festival takes place Sept. 13 in downtown Louisburg and Riverbend Park. Arts, crafts and food vendors, along with businesses, organizations and nonprofit groups are encouraged to take part in the daylong festival. Vendors should call the...

Bryant beats Cruden in Wake DA runoff

RALEIGH — Just under 5 percent of registered Republicans in Wake County voted to send defense attorney John Bryant to the November general election for Wake County district attorney. He beat out the initial primary winner, Jeff Cruden, by an unofficial 63 to 37 percent. Bryant is...
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Youngsville All-Stars need help to make it to World Series

YOUNGSVILLE — It is the dream destination of every young baseball player. And this year, the Youngsville Red All-Stars, a coach-pitch team of 7- and 8-year olds, is headed there: the Dixie Youth World Series in Texarkana, Ark., The contest begins Friday and runs through Monday....