VGCC paralegal program info session March 26

LOUISBURG — The two-year Vance-Granville Community College program held on the Franklin County Campus in Louisburg, has been designated as a qualified paralegal studies program by the N.C. State Bar. An information session for anyone interested in the program will be held March...
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Marching Huskies hosting spin clinic April 18

School Briefs — Week of March 19, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Heritage Elementary •The next PTS meeting is tonight (Thursday). •The next Happy Day is March 27. •The Spring HEStival is April 17. Wakefield Elementary School •March 24 is Spirit Night at...
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Youngsville principal named

YOUNGSVILLE —  At a special-called board meeting in February, Marylin Newkirk was named as the new principal for Youngsville Elementary. Newkirk is set to begin her duties April 1. A North Carolina native, Newkirk calls Fayetteville home. However, she has worked as an assistant...
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Hillside resident celebrates centenarian milestone

WAKE FOREST — Ms. Irene C. Field turned 100 years old March 5, having been born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1915. She is a resident of Hillside Nursing and Rehab of Wake Forest and has called Hillside home since 2007. Ms. Field has an extended family, a son Glenn Field and his wife...
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Wake Forest police reports – March 19, 2015

Arrests Reported March 9-15 (Scroll to end for mug shots) •Alan Joseph Ruston, 38, 1117 Chamberwell Ave., was arrested at 12898 Capital Blvd. and charged with driving while impaired (DWI) and a speed violation. He was taken to jail. March 15, 4:12 a.m. •James Arthur Williamson...
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Rolesville police reports – March 19, 2015

Reported March 6-13. Arrests •Zachary Alexander Parson, 20, 3512 Serendipity Drive, Raleigh, was arrested at 400 Virginia Water Drive and charged with failure to appear on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, no vehicle registration and expired registration tag. He was...
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Tight squeeze at public works

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Since the purchase of the Renaissance Centre in 2013, there’s been a focus on the potential for realizing Mayor Vivian Jones’ vision for a vibrant arts scene downtown. That is reflected in the recently released 2015-2020 Capital Improvements Plan...
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Cars damaged by BB gun

WAKE FOREST — Someone is shooting out the windows of vehicles and the Wake Forest Police Department is asking the public for help in finding those responsible. Since Friday, officers have responded to numerous reports of vandalism to vehicles parked on or near the road in various...
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Caps off to White Street

WW photo by david leone The bottles are out! White Street Brewing Company’s flagship beers (Kolsch, Scottish and Hoptimist) are coming off the line at its new production facility in Youngsville and making their way into stores. The Wake Forest bottle release party was Friday at...
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Youth sharpshooters receive grant

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County 4-H Sharp Shooters Club was awarded a $9,000 grant from the Friends of the NRA March 5. They will also receive firearms and equipment from the grant foundation. Half of all funds raised in Eastern NC stays in eastern NC in the form of grants to...

Wastewater spilled in Youngsville, from heavy rain

YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin County Public Utilities experienced a bypass of untreated wastewater from a main sewer line outfall located on Railroad Street in Youngsville on Thursday March 5. The spills occurred after receiving heavy rainfall in excess of 1.0 inch in 24 hours. In...
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Wakefield grad celebrates debut album Sunday

When: Sunday, March 15, 5-7 p.m. Where: Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Cost: Free WAKE FOREST — Wakefield High School alumna and soon-to-be NC State graduate Tyna Frazier has recently released her first contemporary Christian album and is celebrating by inviting all comers to a...

Rolesville committee prepares for celebration

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Community 4th of July committee is hard at work getting plans and events lined up for this year’s celebration. The committee is organizing several fundraisers, featuring a recipe book and some Spirit Days and Spirit Nights. •Community Cookbook Taste of...
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Arbor Day, Easter egg hunts, HerbFest and more

Mark your calendar for these special springtime events! Wake Forest •March 21 — This year Wake Forest will again host its Arbor Day celebration and tree seedling giveaway on the same day. Both events, plus an Arbor Day Expo, are scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at E. Carroll...
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Be careful with phosphorus fertilizer

By by William Lord Area Specialized Agent, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service LOUISBURG — The middle number in the bag of 10-10-10 fertilizer you buy for your garden indicates the percentage of phosphorus in the fertilizer. Phosphorus has the chemical symbol of P, thus the bag of...
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Bag leaves starting Monday

WAKE FOREST — The town’s loose leaf collection ends Friday. Beginning Monday through Friday, Sept. 25, all leaves and grass clippings must be bagged for collection or placed inside a garbage receptacle marked YW for yard waste. To help improve the collection process: •Bags can be...
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Barbecue helps boys & girls

LOUISBURG — If you like barbecue and supporting kids programs, then head to Johnny’s BBQ in Louisburg March 30 from 4-7 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club Franklin Unit will host a BBQ sale where you can buy a plate of barbecue, potato salad, cole slaw and hush puppies for eight...
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Franklin schools extend days by 10 minutes due to snow days

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County School Board approved a plan to make up the Feb. 27 inclement weather day by extending each school day by 10 minutes March 16 through June 5. “Winter weather has taken a toll on our school calendar, however, the safety of all students and staff is...
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Good Friday restored, spring break halved

CARY — After publicly exploring the option of using the April 3 Good Friday holiday and two additional Saturdays as make-up days for the Feb. 25-27 snow days and receiving a negative backlash, the school board vetoed its earlier pronouncement that spring break was safe, and took...

Learn how to fix toilet leaks March 21

WAKE FOREST — Representatives from the city of Raleigh’s Public Utilities Department, along with Johnny the Running Toilet, will present a free workshop that will demonstrate how to fix leaks in the bathroom. They also will show how to install WaterSense plumbing fixtures. The...

VGCC Paralegal program receives State Bar recognition

Information session is March 26 in Louisburg. LOUISBURG — The two-year Vance-Granville Community College program held on the Franklin County Campus in Louisburg has been designated as a qualified paralegal studies program by the N.C. State Bar. The State Bar’s Board of Paralegal...
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Who’s calling? Tech support scammers

Overseas crooks pretending to be tech support representatives for companies like Microsoft continue to call North Carolina residents. They say your computer is infected and offer to fix it, but it’s a trick to try to steal your information and your money. The Attorney General’s...
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What’s your comfort food?

Sunday food-tasting event raises money for grief counseling center. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Good gravy! The Shore Grief Center has cooked up a competition that puts the definition of comfort food to the test. This Sunday at the Wake Forest Cotton Company event gallery,...

Wake Forest’s Village Pharmacy adds tech

Village Pharmacy adds tech Nationally certified pharmacy technician Earl Hicks has joined the staff of Village Pharmacy in Wake Forest. Eat lunch and learn March 18 The lunch-and-learn session about direct mail, originally scheduled for Feb. 18, has been rescheduled for March 18,...