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North Forest Pines ‘goes to college’

WAKE FOREST — The North Forest Pines Elementary School Community Connections Committee held its first College-Bound Day for Tracks 2 and 4 March 19. The goal was to expose students to what college is by bringing a taste of college to them for a day. “Our hope was that this will...

Kudos – April 2, 2015

Academics honored •Taylor Carter of Raleigh made the dean’s list in the fall 2014 semester at Pratt Institute. •Stacy L. Weiss, Heather J. Floyd, Andrew P. Boyle, Loren M. McCuiston, Brandon T. Brown and Daniel E. Creager, all of Franklinton, Adam J. Gray, Elizabeth D. Cole,...
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Heritage High student to attend leadership Congress

WAKE FOREST — Steven Falkl, a sophomore at Heritage High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston June 28-30. The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who excel in science, technology, engineering...
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WF Power named Tree Line USA utility

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Power has been named a Tree Line USA utility by the National Arbor Day Foundation for Wake Forest Power’s leadership, in caring for the health of trees while removing branches and limbs that grow too to close to its power lines.  The Tree Line USA award...
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$1 billion in refunds remain for 2011 tax returns

RALEIGH — Federal income tax refunds totaling $1 billion may be waiting for an estimated one million taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2011, the Internal Revenue Service has announced. To collect the money, these taxpayers must file a 2011 tax return with...
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Garden Club looking for artists

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Garden Club invites artists to show and sell their work at the annual Mad Hatter’s Art Market, May 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the grounds of the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Activities on the museum grounds, including the Art Market, plant sales, and a...
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Get to know Rotary April 9

Business Briefs - April 2, 2015 Get to know Rotary April 9 Winter weather forced the Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest to reschedule its Get to Know Rotary lunch to April 9, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at the TPC Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive. The lunch meeting...

Rolesville police reports – April 2, 2015

Reported March 20-27. Arrests No arrests were reported. Citations •Kashif Lamar Carter, 26, 540 Bridle Ridge Lane, Raleigh, was cited for speeding. March 24, 1:05 p.m. •Jeffrey Allen Baker, 54, 8808 Valentine Court, Raleigh, was cited for speeding. March 24, 12:42 p.m. •Jeffrey...
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Wake County crime reports – April 2, 2015

Falls •Tobacco products were reported stolen from the Han-Dee Hugo at 10550 Durant Road, Raleigh, in Falls. March 29, 6:19 a.m. Franklin County •Lisa Rene Ross, 36, 808 S. Carolina Ave., Henderson, was arrested on Franklin County and Guilford County warrants by Raleigh Police...

Franklin County Sheriff’s reports

Reported March 9-26. Arrests •Stephen Michael Wilkins Jr., 18, 137 Johns Drive, Bunn, was arrested at 81 Johns Drive, Bunn, and charged with underage consumption of alcohol. He was taken to the Franklin County jail. March 26, 11:50 p.m. •Troy Anthony Strickland, 41, 60 Ben Foster...
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Wake Forest police reports – April 2, 2015

Arrests Reported March 16-29. Scroll to bottom for photos. •Caleb Gene Bryant, 17, 342 W. Pine Ave., was arrested at the Wake Forest police station, 225 S. Taylor St., on an order for arrest. He was taken to the Wake County jail. March 29, 7:41 p.m. •Aaron Matthew Fogle, 28, 4104...
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Museum of History busy this month

RALEIGH — April brings several programs that complement exhibits at the N.C. Museum of History. The Starring North Carolina! film series continues with the 1990 blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Watch it on April 10 and come back to see items from the film — Leonardo’s...
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Legendary Locals immortalized

Museum staff publish photo book showing off Wake Forest’s leaders and characters. By David Leone WAKE FOREST —  History books almost always start with geography, making note of important buildings, events and the establishment of businesses, coliseums, and institutions. But a new...
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East Young Street in Rolesville closes this weekend

ROLESVILLE — The N.C. Department of Transportation has given notice that the U.S. 401 bypass contractor, Devere Construction, will work on the East Young Street/Rolesville Road intersection starting Friday. Devere Contruction plans to close the road beginning at 8 p.m. Friday and...

Vehicle rolls, killing man

Alcohol was a factor, police say. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A bit of fun involving a Jeep Wrangler led to tragedy for a Wake Forest man, police reported Monday. Carl Wilson “Will” Stancil, 24, was allegedly driving donuts in the Carolina Ale House parking lot around 2:20 a.m....

Community rallies for officer’s loss

Fundraiser to help after wife’s sudden passing. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Police Officer David Cohen was just two days on the job when his world was turned upside down. His wife, Jamie, died after a sudden illness, leaving Cohen alone to raise two young children in a new town....
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Take a trip back to 19th Century

WAKE FOREST — Saturday is the annual B.W. Wells Heritage Day at Rockcliff Farm, 1620 Bent Road, Wake Forest. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free programs will celebrate the life and legacy of Wells, while demonstrating 19th century farming techniques and how people used to live without...
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Gyros, crawdads and BBQ, oh my!

Food truck rodeo returns Sunday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Americans love to feast, of which there’s no better evidence than the burgeoning success of food trucks. That popularity has led to Wake Forest’s third Food Truck Rodeo, which is this Sunday at Renaissance Place at...
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Free medical clinic Saturday

WAKE FOREST — Living Word Family Church, 10520 Star Road, is holding a free medical clinic Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for members of the local community. Medical professionals participating in the event are offering their services free of charge. The Medical Clinic will...
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Rabies vaccines and microchip clinic Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The semi-annual rabies and microchip clinic, offered by the Wake County Animal Center, will take place Saturday, in the Northern Regional Center Parking lot at 350 East Holding Ave. from 1-4 p.m. Rabies shots will be $5 and microchips will be $10. Cash only, please....
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Recycling, microchips and summer camp happenings in Rolesville

•Recycling: The town is hosting a paper recycling event Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m.-noon at town hall, 502 Southtown Circle. Everything from notebook paper and newspapers to magazines, check registers, paper bags and even books will be accepted for recycling. Materials cannot be...
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Tuesday is deadline for energy assistance program

RALEIGH — The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), a Wake County Human Services program, is continuing to accept applications through Tuesday. LIEAP is a federally-funded program that provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills....
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Lost North Carolina architecture on display

RALEIGH — Historic Oak View County Park is hosting Preservation North Carolina’s original exhibit, Lost North Carolina. The exhibit is a powerful remembrance of architecture forever lost through demolition, natural disaster, social and economic change, or simple neglect. The...
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Four Scouts earn Silver Awards

Anna Keyser and Kayla Norman of Wake Forest and Megan Saunders and Savannah Barnes of Youngsville have each been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her Girl Scout Silver Award project, Keyser organized two volleyball clinics...