Democratic women to meet Tuesday

RALEIGH —  The Democratic Women of Wake County (DWWC) will meet Tuesday, April 22, at NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Candidates running in the May 6 Primary for Wake County District Attorney, Clerk of Court and N.C. House District 49 have been invited to...
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Civil War occupation recalled

RALEIGH — Step back in time Saturday, April 12, at the Raleigh Occupied living history program, as costumed interpreters share their stories in historically accurate vignettes about the Civil War at the state Capitol. A troop encampment on the lawn and character interpretations...

Settlement reached on Rolesville imminent domain case

ROLESVILLE — The Wake School Board announced the settlement of a condemnation action against Ronald and Michelle Gay and Rhymes & Reasons, Inc., a private daycare in Rolesville. The Gays will receive $175,000 as compensation for having property condemned to create necessary...

Local couple to open daycare center

WAKE FOREST — A Wake Forest couple is trading their international careers for local connections: Jan and Hong Chen aim to meet the Triangle’s burgeoning demand for quality child daycare by opening North Carolina’s first Discovery Point Child Development Center. Ground was broken...

Mad Hatters’ garden party May 10

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Garden Club hosts its annual Mad Hatters’ Garden Party Saturday, May 10, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main Street. The event includes the Mad Hatters’ Tea and Garden Seminars from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; an Art and Garden Market and a...

Pest questions answered

RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory recently proclaimed April 2014 as Pest Management Month in the state of North Carolina. In honor of that, the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) is offering the NCPMA PestLine, an electronic hotline allowing consumers to get answers...

Grant provides foreclosure prevention help

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency has been awarded a $2 million grant enabling an additional 8,000 households statewide to receive foreclosure prevention counseling. The $2,009,013 award, from NeighborWorks America under the National Foreclosure Mitigation...

IRS warns of phishing scam

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service warns consumers to be on the lookout for a new e-mail phishing scam. The e-mails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number. The fake e-mails may include the following message: “Your reported...
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The doctors of rhythm and blues

Podiatrists by day, Jim Judge and Mike Hodos work nights as part of a nine-piece band. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — At 7:40 a.m., on Sunday, April 13, a pair of Wake Forest podiatrists will be standing by to kick off the Rock & Roll Marathon in Raleigh. But they won’t be...

Cooking for one or two

The following tips can make meal preparation for one or two people efficient and cost-effective: •Divide and store. Buying in bulk can help individuals save money, but it may not always be practical for people living alone or with one other person. After shopping, immediately...

Gas prices continue to rise

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52 Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the...

Boys & Girls Club needs supplies

LOUISBURG — The Boys & Girls Club of North Central N.C. in Louisburg has put together a list of supplies they would like. The wish list includes: •Board games •Cards and card games •Jump ropes •Kickballs •Electric and manual pencil sharpeners •CPU for front desk (for signing...

Church hosts food pantry, meal

ROLESVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 605 E. Young Street, hosts a food pantry every third Saturday at 10 a.m. Free produce and other food items are given to those in need. The next pantry will be April 19. Also on April 19, the church will serve a free, hot meal at 11:35 a.m....

Teacher pay front and center at Wake School Board meeting

By Juliet McDonald CARY — A Wake Forest Middle School teacher struck a visible nerve with Wake school board members when he told them he would be leaving the board meeting early to head to his after school job — as a custodian in a Wake Forest health club. Joshua Gallagher...
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The new Ace in Rolesville

Rolesville’s Ace Hardware celebrates its grand opening Saturday. Shoppers are invited to enjoy free Nathan’s hot dogs and cooking demonstrations by Weber Grills starting at 10 a.m. A cornhole tournament is scheduled at noon, along with chainsaw carvings featuring Stihl power...
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King named president of county clerks

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Kristen G. King, Franklin County clerk, was installed March 29 as president of the North Carolina Association of County Clerks (NCACC) at the association’s annual conference in Blowing Rock. King has served the association as a member of its board of directors,...

Stress Less 5K Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Runners are invited to take part in the Stress Less 5K starting Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 450 N. Main St. As part of her senior project at Franklin Academy, Aly Chura has organized the run to support her thesis on the benefits of...
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Enter the dragon

Siblings love the dragon ride at the carnival for the Kids set up at the Wake Forest Home Depot parking lot. The fun continues through the weekend.

Hear Rachmaninoff at seminary April 25

WAKE FOREST — North Carolina Master Chorale Music Director Alfred Sturgis will conduct the 170-voice symphonic chorus in two performances of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s a cappella masterwork performed in Russian, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. The performances are April 25 at 8 p.m....

Classics returning to town

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Charity Car Show returns to South White Street June 14. The show is presented by the Wake Forest Downtown Inc., for the benefit of Wounded Warriors, Miracle League, Hospice of Wake County and local charities. Sponsored by Chris Leith Dodge/Kia, the...
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Breaking bread together

Wake Forest  area clergy, chaplains, and a missionary prayer group gathered for a prayer and luncheon at Brigs Restaurant April 3.

Civil War Guide adds Louisburg stop

LOUISBURG — Louisburg College is highlighted as one of the stops on the N.C. Division of Tourism’s recently released statewide Civil War Guide. The guide is designed to direct travelers across the state during the final year of the 150th anniversary observance. The original Civil...

Adjust diet as you age

Nutrition is important for people of all ages, but it’s especially important for men and women over the age of 50, who can dramatically improve their quality of life by eating a well-balanced diet filled with vitamins and nutrients. While the baby boomer generation, which is...

Soil and Water meeting April 17

LOUISBURG — The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District board meeting is scheduled Thursday, April 17, at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Soil and Water District office in the Franklin County Agricultural Services Center, 101 South Bickett Blvd., Suite B,...