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CATastic cast plays with yarn-filled comedy

Forest Moon youth theater production premieres March 21. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A cast of 26, most of them youngsters, is prepping for the opening of Curiosity Cat next week. Forest Moon Theater Company’s first youth production tells the tale of Curiosity, a talking house...
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Register for Miracle League ball now

YOUNGSVILLE — Spring registration for Miracle League of Franklin County continues with the first practices and Buddy training set for Saturday, March 15, at their newly constructed safe, rubberized turf surface ball field at Long Mill Elementary, 1753 Long Mill Road, Youngsville....
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This week in history – Mar. 13, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Advertised in the Old Gold & Black is the following house for sale fronting the Wake Forest College campus: “Seventeen rooms, slate roof, water and lights. Price,...
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For the love of music

Band experiences in high school can be costly, but the results are worth it. By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Cost of a sousaphone — $5,000; participation in one season of marching band — $500; learning lessons of responsibility, hard work and dedication? Priceless. Spend just five...
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Acclaimed pianist here Sunday

Virginia Tull music series designed to lift the spirit. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Praised in the New York Times for his enthusiastic style and unflagging energy, Randall Atcheson, renowned pianist, is playing locally Sunday. Atcheson presents an approximately 90-minute concert...
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Youngsville considers housing standards tonight

YOUNGSVILLE — The town board of commissioners will hold six public hearings in addition to other work, when they meet tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m.. Three of the hearings will revolve around the town’s ordinances concerning abandoned, nuisance and junked vehicles. Comments will be...
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Rolesville board to hold public hearings

Five hearings planned for Tuesday. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners are set to hold five public hearings at their next meeting Tues., March 18, including three text amendments to the unified development ordinance (UDO), an amendment to the Open Space and Greenway...
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Playing games may increase your lifespan

Throughout the past couple of decades, many people have discussed and researched the effect of video games on humans. I believe that it is possible that playing video games can actually help a person live longer. It may seem like a bold statement to say that gaming could help...

Do video games lead to violence?

As anyone who watches the news knows, video games have been the center of debates and arguments since they became widespread. One of the biggest issues is the believed influence they have on young adults, mainly an increase in violence and aggression. I would like to point out...

Library events – Mar. 13, 2014

Spring has arrived, at least at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Arbor Day celebrations begin Saturday

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The county Cooperative Extension office sponsors its annual tree giveaway Saturday, March 15 at 9 a.m. at the Farmers Market in the Shannon Village Shopping Center in Louisburg. Bare root trees including crape myrtle, persimmon, flowering dogwood, white oak,...

DES gives help to unemployed

RALEIGH — A new program kicks off this month at the Division of Employment Security (DES). Unemployed individuals receiving their first benefit payment on or after March 1 are required by law to attend an Employability Assessment Interview (EAI) as a condition of continuing...

Heavy rains cause sewer spill

YOUNGSVILLE — Franklin County Public Utilities experienced a bypass of untreated wastewater from a gravity sewer line and pump station in Youngsville March 7. The spill was caused by heavy rainfall in association with a winter storm. Rainfall amounts recorded at the site of the...
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What would you do with 80 acres?

Town seeks input for future recreational site. By David Leone Town officials are asking a variant of that question to residents about a large parcel of town-owned land just west of Heritage High they plan to develop for future recreation use. “The question was generated out of...

Give blood at NHFMC

LOUISBURG — February’s winter storms have led to a severe blood shortage resulting from the cancellations of hundreds of blood drives nationally, according to an American Red Cross advisory. The Red Cross Mobile Blood Bus will be parked outside the main entrance of the Novant...
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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...
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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...

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...