You decide: How are farming and manufacturing alike?

You Decide by Dr. Mike Walden I have a soft spot in my heart for both farmers and factory workers. One of my grandfathers was a farmer in Ohio during the early 1900s. My father — the eldest son — told me many stories of awakening before sunrise to do numerous chores before he...
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Seniors make lots of music together

by Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — More than 9,000 hours. That’s how much time a group of seniors at Wake Forest High School has devoted to the Cougars marching band. Five of them — Tanner Compton, Matthew Stevens, Katie Chang, Erin Stewart and Carly Gordon — started playing with...

Beware official-looking scam mail

RALEIGH — North Carolinians are receiving official-looking fliers that appear, at first glance, to be from the government. The fliers contain information about property they own including the address, the year the house was built, and its square footage. Recipients of the fliers...

Give an old iPod new life

WAKE FOREST — Music Academy South, 1241 S. Main St., Suite 11, is collecting gently used iPods and MP3 players to benefit Music and Memory, a nonprofit organization that brings personalized music to the elderly or infirmed through digital music technology. Musical memory is...
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Buy local at farmers markets

LOUISBURG — Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and a great source for locally raised produce is the Farmers Market in Shannon Village Shopping Center. Martha Mobley, the local food coordinator for Franklin County, recently discussed with the vendors how to market on the local...
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Icy air on way from slipping polar vortex

By Kristina Pydynowski Senior Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — AccuWeather.com reports as the polar vortex gets displaced to the south, the door will open for arctic air to plunge over the most of the United States as the new week progresses. Only the...
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Wreck victim was a Wake Forest High grad

Raleigh police arrest illegal alien with previous DWI conviction. By David Leone RALEIGH — A Wake Forest teen was one of two women killed when the 1998 Honda they were riding in was struck by another vehicle, which then sped away. The driver of the Chevy Avalanche has since been...
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Tillis in, commissioners out

Voters send mixed signals during midterm election. By Clellie Allen Regardless of which side of the aisle you stand on, if you were looking for change this midterm election, you got it in one form or another. On the national level, former N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, a...
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Election results

Editor’s note — The following results are considered unofficial until certified by the State Board of Elections. PARTISAN OFFICES U.S. Senate Thom Tillis (R) — 1,413,228 votes, 48.88 percent Kay Hagan (D) — 1,364,727 votes, 47.20 percent Sean Haugh (L) — 108,177 votes, 3.74%...
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Marie Joyner: The spirit of Wake Forest’s Christmas past

By Jennifer Smart Special to The Wake Weekly WAKE FOREST — Traditions aren’t born, they’re made, and the Wake Forest Community Christmas Dinner is one of the good ones. First held in 1947 to welcome servicemen returning home from World War II, the dinner quickly turned into an...
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Publix site clears hurdle

Traffic concerns raised with development during planning board hearings. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A shopping center planned for the last undeveloped corner at Rogers and Forestville roads in Heritage sailed through the Planning Board Tuesday night. But it’s left some...
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Stop sign missed

WAKE FOREST — There were no serious injuries following a three-vehicle collision that flipped this Hyundai SUV over at the intersection of Heritage Lake Road and Friendship Chapel Road Tuesday at noon. The police report states a Mercedes wagon, driven by Ellen Gearding, ran the...
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Bypass work to close part of Rolesville Road

UPDATE: The Rolesville road closure has been delayed at least until Nov. 14-16. RALEIGH — Work on the U.S. 401 Rolesville Bypass project will close a section of Rolesville Road this weekend, starting Friday. The closure, which is weather conditional, would be in effect from 10...
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Former mayor Dick Monteith dies

Peers recall him as a “doer,” who contributed to his community in many ways. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The full measure of some public servants can’t be determined solely by their time in office. If it was, people would never know about the many contributions to community that...
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Drive for the Y

By David Leone The good news: The Kerr Family YMCA is halfway to its goal of raising $456,789 for wellness and learning programs for people who can’t afford them. The bad news is that they’re only eight days away from the end of the drive. The Wake Weekly recently spoke with YMCA...
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Board of Elections flags 1,425 voters

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections completed an audit Oct. 24 of more than 10,000 registered voters with questionable citizenship status. The agency analyzed data provided by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to flag 1,425...
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American Legion honors veterans

FRANKLINTON — Franklin American Legion Post 52 will recognize and honor veterans Saturday, Nov. 8, at an 11 a.m. ceremony at 40 American Legion Road. A free lunch will follow, including hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings. Games and children’s activities are also part of...

Time capsule to be buried

LOUISBURG — The Heritage Society of Franklin County will conduct a ceremony Saturday, Nov. 15, at noon at the Louisburg Cemetery on Bickett Boulevard. The program will include speakers and special music, and a time capsule will be buried. The event is free and open to the public....
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Tour homes decked out for Christmas

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Woman’s Club will present their biennial Christmas Historic Home Tour Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 7 p.m. Offered only in even-numbered years, the self-guided tour features a number of Wake Forest...

Mitchell Mill Road hearing Dec. 2

RALEIGH — A public hearing will be conducted on the planned widening of Mitchell Mill Road Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the council chamber at the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St. Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed widening at the public...
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Marching Cougars celebrate winning season

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School Marching Cougars finished their competition season Saturday in Havelock, where they won awards for percussion, music performance, drum major, visual performance, general effect and overall. It was the final competitive performance for the...
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Marching Red Rams end season with success

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High’s Marching Red Rams brought home quite a few trophies after Saturday’s Cary Band Day competition, including firsts in color guard and drum major, and seconds in music, general effect and overall Class AAA. The Rams also won the Perkinson award, an...
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Sound of Music comes to Franklinton

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Area Community Theater (FACT) presents The Sound of Music Nov. 14 and 15 at Franklinton High School. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. The nonprofit theater group’s production includes more than 40 children. Admission is $5 per person....

Discovery Point opens

WAKE FOREST — Jan and Hong Chen have opened North Carolina’s first Discovery Point Child Development Center at 1212 Heritage Links Drive. The location is Discovery Point’s biggest daycare center: 13,200 square feet capable of handling between 230 and 240 children ranging in age...