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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...

Laugh it up

WAKE FOREST — Comedy returns in larger-than-life fashion to the Renaissance Centre, 403 Brooks St. Saturday at 6:30 p.m. for the annual Rotary Club Comedy Night. The $25 cost and live and silent auctions benefit the Wake Forest High band boosters. Comic guests include the...
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Candidate filing ends, slates are set

By Clellie Allen The filing period for the 2014 elections ended at noon Friday. Only a handful of races will participate in the May 6 primary election, but some of those races are for key positions such as state senator and Franklin County Sheriff. A few races will be finalized...

Wake School Board votes for repeal of teacher tenure law

By Juliet McDonald CARY — In a packed room Tuesday night, the Wake County School Board heard from educator after educator as to why the state’s newly passed teacher tenure law should be repealed and a way to raise teacher pay equitably should be found. The board agreed and passed...
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Check your blind spots

WAKE FOREST — A car was forced onto the concrete turn median entering South Main Street from Capital Boulevard Monday at 10:36 a.m., when a driver failed to see another car in her blind spot. Driving north on Capital, the woman in the car reacted to the hazard lights of a vehicle...

Miscommunication cited in report

Commissioners question Public Works review; manager defends department. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Does this town have a communication problem? Wake Forest Town Manager Mark Williams reacted strongly to the suggestion, raised by Commissioner Zachary Donahue during a work...
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Marilyn Avila receives open government award

CHAPEL HILL — N.C. Rep. Marilyn Avila (Wake-49) was chosen to receive the prestigious N.C. Press Association’s Lassiter Award to honor the strong and courageous battle to keep government open to the people. Avila received her award Feb. 27 at the NCPA’s annual awards banquet in...
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Learn fishing from a pro

Wake Forest bassmaster, other sports legends at N.C. Museum of History Saturday. By David Leone RALEIGH — Wake Forest bass fishing pro Dave Wolak joins several other sports legends at the N.C. Museum of History Saturday for a free panel discussion and Q&A. The other...

SEBTS awarded grant

WAKE FOREST — The Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Family Foundation recently awarded Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) a grant of more than $200,000. The grant will fund initiatives concerning faith, work and economics in academic classes. “I am profoundly grateful...

State leaders debate Common Core Standards

By Juliet McDonald LOUISBURG — The college’s auditorium filled up quickly the evening of Feb. 27 as parents, teachers and public school staff turned out in droves to hear State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson debate Jamey Falkenbury, a representative of Lt....