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Millionth customer wins big

LOUISBURG — Pete Smith Automotive group celebrated getting their millionth customer by giving away $5,000. “It couldn’t have worked out any better,” said Pete Smith Automotive President Keith Smith, as the customer was Franklin County Social Services (FCSS), which will put the...

Farm estate planning conference

LOUISBURG — Many North Carolina counties have seen a tremendous increase in the value of farmland in recent years, resulting in farms having to be sold to pay inheritance taxes. Area livestock producers and farmers are invited to participate in a free estate planning conference...
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McBride going downtown

WAKE FOREST — The Will McBride Group, a local jazz-influenced rock/pop trio, has been added to the Tournament Town Goes Downtown show featuring Eddie Money this Saturday. The free concert begins at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot for Ham’s Restaurant in downtown Greensboro in...
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Driver licenses can carry VETERAN notation

RALEIGH — Qualified North Carolina military veterans are now able to carry the designation “VETERAN” on their driver licenses and identification cards. Thanks to a law passed by the General Assembly, veterans who have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces who...

Recycle in Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville is sponsoring its annual recycling event Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at town hall, 502 Southtown Circle. The Rolesville Recycling Round Up will have staff and vendors on hand to collect paper for shredding, electronics for recycling...
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Book it downtown this Friday evening for art and music

WAKE FOREST — The weather at presstime feels like spring, but we know winter is likely to make a return visit. Looking at the bright side, there’s still time to curl up in front of the fire with a good book. Tomorrow (Friday) night at downtown’s Art After Hours, former Wake...
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Business Briefs – Mar. 13, 2014

VCGG’s Brady honored Vance-Granville Community College biology instructor Phyllis “Button” Brady was recently honored with the President’s Leadership Award as part of Glen Raven’s Excellence in Teaching and Leadership awards presented this academic year. Brady, a Granville County...

Begin bagging leaves soon

WAKE FOREST — The Town of Wake Forest’s loose leaf collection season ends tomorrow. Beginning this Monday, all leaves and grass clippings must be bagged for collection or placed inside a garbage receptacle marked YW (yard waste). Wake Forest residents are urged to adhere to the...
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Songsters hit the right note

Students in Barina Bailey’s music class at Heritage Elementary School participated in the Wake All-County Elementary Chorus Feb. 22 at Millbrook High School in Raleigh. They were required to audition and learn pieces in Hebrew, German, Latin and English. Dr. Fran Page, head of...
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DAR salutes good citizens

WAKE FOREST — Seven students from area high schools were recognized as good citizens by the General James Moore Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at their February meeting at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Selected were Rachel Kate Cockrell, daughter of Bobbie...

School Briefs – Mar. 13, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake, Franklin makeup days Wake County schools made up for the Feb. 12-14 snow days by canceling the early release March 7 and using banked instructional time. Remaining makeup days are: •Traditional...

Medicine Drop on Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department along with the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Safe Kids North Carolina, and Riverkeepers of N.C. are hosting Operation Medicine Drop Saturday, March 15. The police department will hold the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside...

Sheriff’s Citizen Academy returns March 18

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is starting its 11th Citizens Academy March 18, 6 p.m. at the CenturyLink office at 14111 Capital Boulevard, Wake Forest. For an application or the schedule of speakers, see...

Scholarship deadlines approaching

Who doesn’t need help paying for college? Check out these scholarship opportunities available to qualified applicants. Kohl’s cares Kohl’s Department Stores is accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers for the 2014 Kohl’s Cares scholarship program. Nominations for...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – March 13, 2014

Arrests •Amy Sarah Kidd, 21, 481 Winston Street, Franklinton, was arrested at home and charged with four counts of identity theft, unlawful obtaining credit card and financial card fraud, all felony charges. She was taken to jail and held on $5,000 bond. Officer C. Vaughan. March...

Wake Forest police reports – March 13, 2014

For week of March 3-9 Arrests •Michael Aaron Glasscock, 22, 906 Bear Branch Way, Apt. 202, and Danielle Elizabeth Surabian, 21, 3316 Falconhurst Dr., were arrested at Kohls, 12620 Capital Blvd. and charged with larceny of three pairs of earrings, a sweatshirt and some women’s...

Franklinton/Youngsville police reports – March 13, 2014

Franklinton Arrests •James Louis Boyd, 16, 24 Risen Way, Franklinton, was arrested at S. Main Street and Cedar Creek Road, Franklinton and charged with shoplifting. He was taken to Franklin County jail and held on $500 bond. March 5, 4:30 p.m. Incidents •Forcible entry burglary...

Wake crime – March 13, 2014

Reported Feb. 25-March 7. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Bunn •Tyreace Jonathan Moore, 25, 63 Dump Horton Road, Bunn, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer A.J. Taylor at an unstated address and charged with felony forgery and obtaining property by...
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For the love of music

Band experiences in high school can be costly, but the results are worth it. Support Wake Forest High’s band programs with a great evening of comedy tomorrow. by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Cost of a sousaphone — $5,000; participation in one season of marching band — $500;...
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Wake Weekly earns top honors

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Weekly staff celebrated receiving the 2013 First Place General Excellence award for North Carolina newspapers, 3,500-10,000 in circulation in fun fashion. The honor came on the heels of several other individual awards. Out of nearly 30 papers, Bob Allen...
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Let the good times roll

Wake Forest celebrated its version of Mardi Gras Saturday, with merchants proffering delicious food, acrobats and others performing, and attendees donning colorful costumes to parade down South White Street. Above, Jennifer Turner gussied up with her children, Julia, 7, and...
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Family sledding fun ends in near-tragedy

By Juliet McDonald YOUNGSVILLE — It was supposed to be a vacation night to remember — for the fun of family sledding time, something not too available in Youngsville. Little Parker Bailey, age 3, was having the time of his life Wednesday, Feb. 12, flying down the hill on his...
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This Week In History – Mar. 6, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Bloodhounds were brought in to try to catch an arsonist, who once again has struck in Wake Forest, this time burning to the ground the golf cabin at the Paschal Golf Course....
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NCPA elects officers, directors

CHAPEL HILL — Todd Allen, publisher of The Wake Weekly, was elected to the board of directors of the North Carolina Press Association/Press Services for 2014-15 at the association’s 141st annual meeting Feb. 27. Regina Howard-Glaspie, circulation director of the News & Record...