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Girl Scouts recognized for volunteerism

RALEIGH — For the second year in a row, Girl Scouts Alianna Cole and Madison Steed are recipients of the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award. The girls started Girl Scouts as Brownies and are now Cadettes. They completed Girl Scout Program Aide (PA) training in 2013.  Cole...

Get ready for the rodeo

WAKE FOREST — Food Truck Rodeo, that is. Wake Forest’s inaugural Food Truck Rodeo is Sunday, July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot near Over the Falls on South Brooks Street. Trucks scheduled to participate are Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumplin...
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4-H, a tradition of innovation

By Meredith Pinckney NCSU summer intern LOUISBURG — Orville Redenbacher, Johnny Cash and Jackie Kennedy Onassis are just a few of the many people who have been involved with 4-H. With a history spanning more than 100 years, 4-H is rich with tradition, but also has an amazing...

Justice tractor show Sept. 5-6

LOUISBURG — The 14th Annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine show is set for Sept. 5 and 6, 9 miles north of Spring Hope on N.C. 581, between Spring Hope and Louisburg. Events include live country and gospel music and $7 spaghetti plates Friday starting at 5:30...

Take precautions against mosquitoes

WAKE COUNTY — Mosquitoes are out, and the most likely time for them to spread disease is now through September. Take precautions against mosquito bites to prevent West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), LaCrosse encephalitis (LACV) and other mosquito-borne...

AgCarolina offers e-learning

RALEIGH — AgCarolina Farm Credit is accepting applications for the sixth class of Ag Biz Planner, an e-learning financial and business planning course. The Ag Biz Planner curriculum includes financial and business planning, budgeting and other money matters essential to a farm’s...
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Harp concert feeds the hungry

Jim Robertson, left, and Robert Christesen, right, of the Wake Forest Rotary Club, present a check for $2,056.96 to Lewis Griffin of the Tri-Area Ministry food pantry. The funds were raised during the Jasmine Hogan harp concert at Wake Forest Baptist Church June 28.
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TV winner chosen

The winning ticket for the Wake Forest American Legion’s TV raffle was drawn at the Farmer’s Market July 5. The winning number belonged to Earl Creutzberg of Wake Forest. His wife, Linda, pictured with raffle chairman Dan Irons, accepted the prize on his behalf.

Keep cool at the museum in July

RALEIGH — The N.C. Museum of History is located at 5 E. Edenton St. in downtown Raleigh. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. To register where indicated, call 919-807-7992. Admission is free unless otherwise noted and parking is free on weekend...

Rogers Family reunion July 27

The William Washington Rogers family will hold its 90th reunion Sunday, July 27 at 1 p.m. at Rolesville Baptist Church, 203 E. Young St. The reunion includes a potluck lunch. Everyone is invited to attend the morning worship service at RBC at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 9:30...
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Become an outdoors-woman

DURHAM — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program offers a free shooting sports and archery workshop Aug. 23 at the Wake County Wildlife Club range, 1313 Coley Road in Durham. The 9 a.m.-5 p.m. workshop will feature hands-on training in...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s...

Parks ADA improvements approved

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award a construction contract to Diamond Contracting Inc. for improvements to Millbrook Exchange Community Center and Durant Nature Park’s Training Lodge. Diamond Contracting was the low bidder for the contract,...

Health clinic, free pizza at Richland Creek Church

WAKE FOREST — As a part of its outreach mission, Live, Love, Serve, Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road, will host a community health clinic July 25-26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m each day. The services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis except...
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Falconry workshop Aug. 23

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a falconry apprentice workshop, presented by the N.C. Falconers Guild, on Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh. Falconry is hunting by means of a bird of prey,...

NCCF accepting grant applications

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting grant applications for projects funded from its Statewide Women’s Fund. Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that sponsor programming supporting women and/or families, with particular emphasis on...

Projects, volunteers sought for Day of Caring

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County is seeking projects and volunteers for its Day of Caring, which actually takes place on two Saturdays, September 20 and 27. Projects to be done by volunteers include yard work, painting, light repairs, house cleaning, simple porch...

Vendors sought for Tar River festival

LOUISBURG — The 25th annual Tar River Festival takes place Sept. 13 in downtown Louisburg and Riverbend Park. Arts, crafts and food vendors, along with businesses, organizations and nonprofit groups are encouraged to take part in the daylong festival. Vendors should call the...

Stop the train wreck one decision at a time

As I was looking over my weight loss statistics from the past 18 months, I thought I might have to take a Dramamine. Tracing the graphed plots from one hill to the next decline were enough to make the strongest stomach turn. Clearly the 70 pounds lost were not a straight shot to...

Bryant beats Cruden in Wake DA runoff

RALEIGH — Just under 5 percent of registered Republicans in Wake County voted to send defense attorney John Bryant to the November general election for Wake County district attorney. He beat out the initial primary winner, Jeff Cruden, by an unofficial 63 to 37 percent. Bryant is...
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Youngsville All-Stars need help to make it to World Series

YOUNGSVILLE — It is the dream destination of every young baseball player. And this year, the Youngsville Red All-Stars, a coach-pitch team of 7- and 8-year olds, is headed there: the Dixie Youth World Series in Texarkana, Ark., The contest begins Friday and runs through Monday....