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The governor comes to town

Just a week after N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker visits, Pat McCrory gets his own tour of Novozymes. by Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — Governor Pat McCrory paid a visit to Novozymes Tuesday night, taking a nearly hourlong tour of the facility before speaking to members  and...
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Fire station showdown at Planning Board meeting

Lack of quorum at hearing pushes projects back a month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If the Planning Board were a movie, last week could be called Assault on Station No. 4. Opponents of the planned fire station for 1509 Jenkins Road kept the heat on during the Nov. 7 meeting,...
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Pitching-in for burglary victim

Wake Forest Elementary community comes together to help teacher, son. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — On Oct. 30, Maisha Schneider and her 8-year-old son (see right) came home to find their house had been burglarized. As Sondra Triblehorn tells it: “The thieves broke down the front...
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All gave some

Flag unfurled for veterans’ service. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Young veterans from recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq joined their compatriots who served in the Gulf, Vietnam, Korea and World War II for Veterans Day Monday. Approximately 175 people attended the program at the...

Wake expands energy assistance for limited time

WAKE FOREST — Wake County received $1.6 million from Duke Energy Progress to provide additional assistance to low-income customers with bill payment. The county is required to distribute the money by June 2016. The Northern Regional Center, located at 250 East Holding Ave., will...
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This Week in History — Nov. 14, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1923 •Ruth Janet Sikes, niece of Dr. N.Y. Gulley, Wake Forest College law school dean, suffered facial lacerations after Gulley’s Chevrolet struck the side of a bridge on one of...
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Malone to lead study of property rights law

RALEIGH — Rep. Chris Malone (R-Wake) was appointed this week to chair the Property Owner Protection and Rights Study Committee. The Committee will study the establishment of a property owner protection act that would favor the free use of land. Legislators will meet with industry...
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Historical Museum ornaments for sale

WAKE FOREST — The 2013 Calvin Jones House Christmas ornament depicts the two-story Greek-Revival home that is considered the most historic structure in the town of Wake Forest. Purchased by Dr. Calvin Jones in 1820 along with 600 acres of land, this is the town’s oldest home and...

Drop off turkeys to police Nov. 23

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department, 225 S. Taylor St., will accept frozen turkey donations Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, as part of its seventh annual Turkey Drive. Police officers will be onsite throughout the morning to thank donors and unload the...
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Halloween Booze It & Lose It campaign nets 842 DWI arrests

RALEIGH — Drunk drivers wearing even the most creative costumes could not hide from law enforcement officers across the state during the Halloween Booze It & Lose It campaign. They arrested a total of 842 people for driving drunk from Oct. 25 to Oct. 31. “Participation in...
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Six Weeks of Christmas, part 1 — Nov. 14, 2016

Visit these advertisers’ websites: Over the Falls: otfalls.com Fig Cafe & Wine Bar: figcafewinebar.com American Ballroom: americanballroomnc.com Mary & Mak: maryandmak.com Affordable Creative Framer & Art: affordablecreativeframer.com The Falls Day Spa:...
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Six Weeks of Christmas, part 2 — Nov. 14, 2016

Visit these advertisers’ websites: La Foresta: LaForesta.com Wake Forest Jewelers: WakeForestJewelers.com Esthetics by Caris: CarisSkinCare.com The Grain Mill Grocery Co-op: GrainMill.coop The Purple Door Day Spa: PurpleDoorSpa.com AmeriGas: amerigas.com The Cotton Company:...

Habitat for Humanity partners with The Body Shop

WAKE FOREST — Habitat for Humanity of Wake County has gained the support and partnership of The Body Shop for a future home build that will take place in Wake Forest. The Body Shop, whose Americas headquarters is located in Wake Forest, has pledged a sponsorship towards one of...
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Hospice expands service to veterans

RALEIGH – Hospice of Wake County (HOWC) has earned the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s “We Honor Veterans” Partner Level 3 by integrating veteran-specific content into volunteer and staff orientation programs. Only 4 percent of Hospice groups nationwide...

Blessing of free food for Thanksgiving

LOUISBURG — A Blessing, Inc. invites the community to join them for a Thanksgiving Day meal Nov. 28, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at Louisburg College Cafeteria. While there is no charge for the meal, donations of canned food are appreciated. If transportation is needed, call 919-496-4299.
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Living Legends music series returns Nov. 17

WAKE FOREST – Friendship Chapel Baptist Church will host Living Legends of Quartet Day Sunday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. Local and national pioneers of gospel music will come together in an evening of great gospel music and food, “Hats for Sickle Cell,” and the We CARE Gospel Affair...
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Start planning for gingerbread house decor now

YOUNGSVILLE — Bakers, start your mixers! It’s time to prepare for the annual Gingerbread House Contest. Prizes are awarded in both adult and youth categories with cash prizes of $20 for first place, $15 for second, $10 for third and $5 for fourth. Of course having bragging rights...
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DENR opens new stewardship office

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) announced Tuesday the formation of the Office of Land and Water Stewardship, which will coordinate the efforts of the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust...

Business Briefs — Nov. 14, 2013

Wake Forest artist in Raleigh exhibition Jean Kolb Grunewald, a seven-year resident of Wake Forest, has pieces of art on display in a premiere exhibit, Art of the Landscape, at Nicole’s Studio & Gallery, 719 N. Person St., Raleigh. The pieces on display are mainly those of...
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Waterfowl hunters need to practice boating, hunting safety

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt campaign is reminding waterfowl hunters who use boats to practice both boating safety and hunting safety. “Statistics show more waterfowl hunters die from hypothermia and drowning than gunshot wounds,” said...

The Tuscarora — part of their story

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historical Association will host Thomas Beaman, archeologist, anthropologist and professor at Wake Technical Community College, who will discuss different aspects of the Tuscarora tribe. The program is Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Wake Forest...

Support concussion awareness and help in run Saturday, Nov. 16

WAKE FOREST — The Concussion Awareness Recovery Run, a local non-profit organization, will hold its inaugural road race Saturday through historic downtown Wake Forest. Better known as CARR, the Concussion Awareness Recovery Run is looking to help people develop awareness of...
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Franklin fall food drive ending Nov. 15

LOUISBURG — The UWFC Feeding Franklin fall community food drive ends tomorrow (Friday). All non-perishables collected will be distributed to Franklin County food pantries and food programs. Most of the pantries are small church pantries throughout the county. There are 17...

Lane closures resume next week for the ‘Fortify Project’ on I-440

RALEIGH — Work resumes Monday on I-440 in southeast Raleigh for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Fortify project. Motorists can expect lane closures to start between 9 and 11 p.m.  Monday through Wednesday night on the eastbound side of the interstate between the...