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This Week In History – July 3, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Leaflets distributed to polling places in Franklin County criticized candidates for governor and state offices for catering to black voters. Signed, only with The Franklin...
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A day for lily blooms

Wake Forest’s Bobby Baxter, below, shows off a field full of daylillies and other flowers he grows behind a friend’s house off Wait Avenue over the weekend. The perennial plants were for sale, but many came just to enjoy the flora. (For more pictures, see the photo gallery.)

Independence Day closures

All Wake and Franklin municipal and county offices, including libraries, will be closed tomorrow, (Friday) in observance of Independence Day. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Garbage normally picked up Friday will be picked up Saturday....

Garden dedication July 10

LOUISBURG — After three years searching for the right location and a volunteer base, The United Way of Franklin County is set to dedicate its Feeding Franklin garden July 10. Located at the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, 285 T Kemp Road, the garden will help support Feeding...

Library offers storytimes

Bring little ones to the Wake Forest Com-munity Library, 400 E. Holding Ave., for storytime during the month of July. For more information, call 919-554-8498. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. •See Spot Read — July 18,...

GOP clubs host picnic July 12

WAKE COUNTY — Area Republican clubs are sponsoring a Red, White and BBQ picnic Saturday, July 12, at 6 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet elected officials, candidates and other Republicans at the event, which takes place at Cozart’s Farm, 3524 Mark’s Creek Road in...

Heritage student serves as page

RALEIGH — Heritage High School student Megan Elizabeth Matula served as a page during the recent session of the North Carolina Senate. Megan was sponsored by Senator Jim Davis and was appointed by the Senate president pro tempore, Phil Berger.  She is the daughter of John and...

Swim Across America at Granite Falls

ROLESVILLE — Champion swimmers will take part in a fundraiser for cancer research July 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club. Attending the Swim Across America event are 2008 Olympic silver-medalist Elaine Breeden, 2012 gold-medalist Charlie Houchin...

Host an exchange student

WAKE FOREST — Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are seeking host families for the 2014-15 school year.  Host families serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students participate as active...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Heritage Elementary Tracks 1, 2 and 3 begin July 7 at Heritage Elementary School. Homeschool news Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association holds its annual used curriculum sale and homeschool resource...
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Something to love about tennis camp

At last week’s tennis camp sponsored by the Wake Forest Area Tennis Association in cooperation with the town parks and recreation department at Flaherty Park, campers learned various strokes, rules and etiquette. In the front row from left are Austin Patrey, Rebekah Speier, Ethan...

Take part in wild turkey survey

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public assistance in reporting observations of wild turkeys. From now through Aug. 31, wild turkey sightings by volunteers and Wildlife Commission staff can be recorded and entered into an online database. The...

Locate lost insurance policies

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Insurance now offers a lost life insurance and annuity inquiry service to help consumers locate benefits from life insurance policies or annuity contracts purchased in North Carolina. Individuals who believe they are beneficiaries — as well as...

Learn about $25.1 million bond referendum now

WAKE FOREST — Town residents will vote Nov. 4 on a $25.1 million bond that would help pay for projects such as new streets and sidewalks, the second phase of Joyner Park, expansion of the Northern Wake Senior Center and greenway improvements. The bond referendum calls for three...

Settlement claim forms mailed

RALEIGH — More than 3,400 North Carolinians who may be eligible for payments from Ocwen Financial Corporation and Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC as part of a national settlement should start receiving claim forms this week. North Carolina consumers who lost their home to foreclosure...

Habitat project July 26

WAKE FOREST — Habitat Wake Young Professionals are meeting July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a component build. The group will meet at Hope House, 334 N. Allen Road, and build framing components to be used as part of a partner family’s home. For more information, see...
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Rangers clean up competition

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Ranger Little League softball team are the regular season champs and also won the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation LLSB tournament.  Team members are, from fron left, Gabriella Gaviria, Kennedy Flowers, Melanie Burke, Cora Brown, Mary Cobbs, in back,...

No fireworks but plenty of Fourth fun in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — As most have already learned, the town of Rolesville is not hosting its annual fireworks show this year. A lack of funding and volunteers led to the cancellation. In lieu of the traditional events, however, the newly opened Rolesville Farmers Market, 105 W. Young...

Kerr Lake boat access reopens

MANSON — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the County Line Boating Access Area on Kerr Lake in Vance County after completing renovations last week. The area, which is located at 188 County Line in Manson, is a popular destination for anglers looking to catch...

Business Briefs

Food truck rodeo coming A Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo is scheduled July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot on South Brooks Street. Trucks scheduled to participate are Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Virgil’s Jamaica, JAM Ice Cream, Hibachi Xpress,...

Wake Forest police reports – June 3, 2014

Reported June 23-30 Arrests •Shelby Kaye Carter, 50, 908-302 Sugar Gap Road, was arrested at home and charged with violating a domestic violence protection order and damage to real property in connection with a June 29 incident at a restaurant at 3309 Rogers Road. A 2012 Infinity...
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Williams recognized by American Legion

Franklinton American Legion Post 52 awarded the 2014 School Award Medal to Dominique Williams, a graduating senior of Franklinton High School. The School Award Medal Program recognizes graduating seniors who have exhibited exceptional attributes of courage, honor, leadership,...

Heritage Middle School gets in the spirit

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Showing off their school spirit, Heritage Middle School recently added a new fixture to their front lawn – a giant rock that can be painted with various messages or just to pump up students. Amy Poovey Light, who will be the Interim Assistant...