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Black bear sightings generate advisories

RALEIGH — Black bear sightings will become more common across the state as the weather becomes warmer, advises the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. While black bears are not inherently dangerous and rarely aggressive toward people, the Wildlife Commission advises caution and...
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Powered up!

WAKE FOREST — Current and former members, architects, builders, public officials and others celebrated the construction of Wake Electric’s new 28,000-square-foot, $6.5 million service center on Franklin Street in downtown Wake Forest Tuesday. About 40 to 50 employees will work...

What is the secret to getting out of debt?

Get-Out-of-Debt-Guy by Steve Rhode Dear Steve, We have roughly $80,000 in credit card debt. We have four children, two in college and two yet to go. We own a small business that we run out of our home in addition to my being a teacher. How much are we really going to lose through...

BBB warns of scams that target small businesses

RALEIGH — The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina recommends business owners be aware of the following scams: •Bogus Yellow Page ads. Many businesses have received what appear to be invoices for ad space in Yellow Pages directories. These invoices are often...
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Web of Things designer opens local office

Business Briefs — Week of April 9, 2015 Web of Things designer opens office Qualia Networks, a pioneer in Web of Things technology, products and solutions founded in Raleigh in 2013, has opened an office in the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina in Wake Forest, 3331...

Rolesville building permits for March, 2015

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during March 2015. Mechanical •Brown, Daniel Jr., 2321 Alstonburg Ave., $60. •Lennar Carolinas LLC, 1116 Virginia Water Drive, $60. •Redford Center I LLC, 405 S. Main St., $204. •Bell, Lisa...

Wake Forest building permits – March 2015

The Wake Forest Planning and Inspections Department issued 138 building permits during March 2015. Addition/renovation/restoration •Timburcraft Homes Inc., 611 S. Brooks St., $0 •AAA Home Repair, 317 E. Roosevelt Ave., $540. •Zackery Michael Inc., 916 Sugar Gap Road, $5,11...

Youngsville fire department BBQ plate fundraiser

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Fire Department will hold a fundraiser with chicken and pork BBQ plates Saturday at Hill Ridge Farms, 703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, starting at 11 a.m. until they run out. Plates are $8 each and the funds will go directly to the Youngsville fire...
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Franklinton art strolls a hallmark of spring

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Arts Council’s first art stroll of the spring season was April 2 on Main Street in Franklinton. Several businesses, including Cabin Branch Market, Frugal’s Speedway and Johnny’s on Main, joined the Arts Council in an egg hunt, while members of...
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Art After Hours offers chance to enjoy art, fight cancer

WAKE FOREST — How can you appreciate the arts and lend a hand to cancer research at the same time? There’s a way this Friday during Art After Hours Friday in downtown Wake Forest. Downtown merchants are allowing the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) North Raleigh-Wake Forest Relay...
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Celebrated author visits Wake Forest High School

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School got a lesson in the Jazz Age and the inside scoop on what it takes to be a writer when acclaimed author Therese Fowler visited March 31. Fowler has bachelors’ degrees in sociology and cultural anthropology and a Master of Fine...
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Rolesville elementary students are top athletes

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Elementary recently placed sixth out of 24 schools in the Northern Regional First in Fitness competition held March 10. Students competed in multiple fitness events, including the mile run, one-minute speed rope, standing long jump, pull-ups, shuttle run,...

Kudos – Week of April 9, 2015

Academics honored •Marie Leighton McCall of Wake Forest earned high honors at Phillips Exeter Academy for the winter 2015 semester. •Ashley N. Brown of Wake Forest earned highest honors at Phillips Exeter Academy for the winter 2015 semester. Degrees conferred •Alexander Mulnick...

Host an exchange student

WAKE FOREST — World Heritage International Student Exchange Program, a highly respected, nonprofit, public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea, Scandinavia and the former...
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Band holds mattress sale Saturday

School Briefs - Week of April 9, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Heritage High •The Heritage High School band will be hosting a mattress sale, April 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the school. Name-brand mattress sets such as Beautyrest and Restonic will be on...
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Wake County schools integrated in 1965

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •To comply with the Civil Rights Act, Wake County school districts have been abolished and students will be assigned to schools selected by their parent or guardian. The...
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A familiar story told in a brand new way

Local Gamers by David Allen Taking me back to my younger days of playing side-scrolling games and melding ancient Greek art styles is Apotheon by Alientrap. Set in ancient Greece, you play as the character Nikandreos who partakes on a journey under the tutelage of Hera, wife of...
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Couple marks 65th anniversary

RALEIGH — Jimmy and Louise Goldston of Raleigh will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary April 10, 2015. Their children and spouses are Jim and Agnes Goldston, Cindy and Richard Daniel, Margie and Wayne Kidd and Lee Ann and Rusty Kelley, all of Raleigh/Wake Forest. They have...
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Wake Forest police reports – April 9, 2015

Arrests Reported March 30-April 5. •Gloria Yamina Romero, 40, 18 Oak Meadows Circle, Youngsville, was arrested at 2500 Burlington Mills Road and charged with two counts of simple worthless check. She was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $4,000 bond. April 4, 10:17 p....
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Rolesville police reports

Reported March 27-April 6. Arrests •Kenneth Stewart White, 51, 425 Lewis St., Oxford, was arrested at 9409 Louisburg Road, Wake Forest, and charged on warrants for assault on a female (Granville County) and simple worthless check (Durham County). April 6, 1:50 a.m. •Matthew...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – April 9, 2015

Reported March 27-April 1. Arrests •Damian Shelton Desrochers, 18, 724 West Green St., Franklinton, was arrested at 722 W. Green St., and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of marijuana. He was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on $2,500...
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Wake County crime – April 9, 2015

Reported March 31 to April 6. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Thomas Jason Keys, 33,  2211 Raven Road, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer M.L. Hathaway at the Wake County jail and charged with possession with intent to...