Wake Forest building permits

The Wake Forest Planning and Inspections Department issued 128 building permits during February, 2015. Blasting •East Coast Drilling & Blasting Inc., Friendship Chapel Road, $100. Accessory structure •King’s Glen Development, 5604 Copper Beech Lane, $230. •Trever Telenko, 834...
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Rolesville Chamber names top people, businesses

WAKE FOREST — After suffering two delays due to icy weather, the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner and silent auction March 3 at The Mill Room in The Factory. Greg Rowe was named the Volunteer of the Year. Jeremy Dimmitt of State Farm Insurance was...
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New shops added to Art After Hours

Artist demos, music highlight monthly event. WAKE FOREST — The end of bone-chilling cold means residents will be out and about enjoying tennis, walking trails and the like. It’s also the prime weather for folks to come downtown for the monthly Art After Hours event, which takes...
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Meet creator of Annie the Mule Saturday at Lumpy’s Ice Cream

WAKE FOREST — Just how dangerous can one mule at the N.C. State Fair be? Find out Saturday, 1-3 p.m. when Cheryl Brown-Avery, a resident of Kittrell, will sign copies of her book, Annie the Mule Goes to the State Fair, at Lumpy’s Ice Cream, 306 Wait Ave., Wake Forest. Annie the...
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Dance Attic brings home awards

WAKE FOREST — The Dance Attic of Wake Forest took 52 class routines to Encore Dance Competition March 6-8 in Rocky Mount, and received outstanding awards. The Dance Attic took first place in their category for 38 routines. Thirty-one of their routines placed in the top 10 overall...

First Flag anniversary ceremony in Louisburg

LOUISBURG — The First Flag No. 852 Children of the Confederacy, Joseph J. Davis No. 537 EDC and Franklin Rifles No. 310 SCV are holding the 154th anniversary flying of the First Flag ceremony at Franklin County Courthhouse in Louisburg Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. It will also be...

Franklin conservation meeting March 19

LOUISBURG — The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation district Board will meet Thursday, March 19 at 9 a.m. in the District conference room at 101-B South Bickett Blvd. in Louisburg.  All meetings are open to the public.
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Local athlete to play for U15 National Soccer Team

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Middle Schooler Tori Hansen will have the opportunity to compete with the best players in the nation in hopes of someday qualifying for the Under-17 World Cup team at Carson, California next week. While there, the eighth grader will play...
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African Children’s Choir performs March 25

WAKE FOREST — The African Children’s Choir, known for melting the hearts of audiences with their smiles, voices and lively African songs and dances, will perform March 25 at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to...
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Eat firehouse barbecue Saturday in Bunn

BUNN — The Bunn Fire Department is holding a barbecue plate dinner sale Saturday from noon until the food runs out. Plates are $8 each include barbecue chicken and pork, potatoes, bread, coleslaw and a dessert. Proceeds go towards helping the department buy new equipment. The...

Get your fish at American Legion Post 52

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton American Legion Post 52 will sell fried sea trout plates Friday, April 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for $8 per plate. Eat in or take out at 40 American Legion Road, Franklinton. All proceeds are used to support the many programs sponsored by Post 52.
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Catapult into creativity

Local Gamers by David Allen Do you have aspirations of laying siege to an enemy’s castle? Have you ever dreamed up crazy contraptions to attack your enemies or perhaps desired to utilize your engineering skills as a means of hilarious destruction? Then I have great news for you,...
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Kick cancer to the curb — sign up for Relay For Life

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The recent snows threw a monkey wrench into more than just school calendars. The 30th annual North Raleigh-Wake Forest Relay For Life is now weeks behind in planning for the American Cancer Society’s annual fundraiser, and people are needed to...
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College alumnus fought with Stonewall

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •The Wake Forest Public Schools’ Parent-Teacher Association is out of debt for the first time in a long time, and there is a small surplus, which will be used to beautify the...
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We are the Champions!

Wake Forest Parks and Recreation basketball league winners in pictures.
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Rolesville police reports – March 12, 2015

Reported Feb. 28-March 8. Arrests •Ignacio Nolasco Valdavia, 46, 763 Phelps Road, Louisburg, was arrested on U.S. 401 and Creek Pine Drive and charged with driving while impaired. He was taken to jail. March 8. Citations •Gilbert Lee Williamson Jr., 26, 1324 Ronald Tharrington...
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Wake Forest police reports – March 12, 2015

Arrests Reported March 2-8. (Scroll to end for mug shots) •Keri Lynn Templeton, 24, 10729 Patrician Way, Zebulon, was arrested on Capital Blvd. at Wall Road and charged with failure to appear for simple assault. She was taken to the Wake County jail. March 8. •Mario Dion...
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Franklin County Sheriff’s reports

Reported March 3-6. Arrests •Michelle Leigh Brantley, 40, 15 Hidden Stream, Youngsville, was arrested at 1026 Bob Richards Road and charged with simple assault. She was taken to jail and held on $2,500 bond. March 6, 1:48 a.m. •Octavio Pacheco, 17, 62 Mays Mountain Way,...

Better Business Bureau lists top 10 scams of 2014

RALEIGH — The Better Business Bureau hears from thousands of consumers and business owners every year about scams and frauds. And while BBB doesn’t have specific numbers about how many people were defrauded or for how much, these scams seemed most pervasive in 2014: 10....
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Students to pay comedic tribute to SNL Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School theater students will pay tribute to 40 years of Saturday Night Live (SNL) Saturday at 7 p.m. in a showcase of student talent interspersed with classic comedy sketches from the iconic television show. Teachers, parents and students will...
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The horses got out

ROLESVILLE — A barn fire on the Wait Avenue property of Todd Taylor ignited Monday in the late afternoon from a heater drop cord sparking at a faulty wall receptacle, according to Rolesville Fire Chief Rodney Privette. It destroyed the structure without collapsing it, reigniting...
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Wake Weekly staff members win seven awards

WAKE FOREST — Wake Weekly staffers were honored with seven N.C. Press Association awards during a Feb. 26 ceremony in Chapel Hill. This included five individual awards, one for the sports staff and one for the newspaper’s website. “I am incredibly proud of our staff. We took on a...