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History in Review

WAKE FOREST — A special Writers Night in the Forest was held March 26 at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, featuring several panelists who talked about Wake Forest’s history through the years. Special attention was paid to those who have published books on the subject including...
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Franklin County historic homes, gardens on tour

LOUISBURG — Step back in time and join the seventh biennial Franklin County Historic Homes and Gardens Tour Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday April 19, 1 - 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Person Place Preservation Society. Twelve special historic gems are on...

American veterans distribute hygiene kits

LOUISBURG — AMVETS (American Veterans), a premier veterans service organization, distributed hygiene kits to their comrades at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Wednesday. Commander Gregory Scott of local AMVETS Post 201 said, “Because We Care Day is our way of saying thanks...
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The DAR honors Vietnam War veterans

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution provided a bountiful reception of homemade goodies for Vietnam War veterans and their spouses Saturday at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. The Secretary of Defense authorized programs to...

Flapjack fundraiser Saturday

RALEIGH — Code Electric Senior Softball will host a flapjack fundraiser Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Applebee’s, 3625 Hillsborough St. Tickets are $7 per person and may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Butch Arnold at 919- 215-1001.
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Learn about senior horse care

LOUISBURG — Dr. Katie Sheats of the NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine will speak on the care of the older horse as a part of the Regional Equine Educational Series April 9. Jennifer Gill from NCSU Animal Science will also speak on nutrition for horses. The meeting includes...
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Wake Forest blood drive Monday

WAKE FOREST — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8466 hosts a blood drive Monday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the American Legion building at 225 E. Holding Ave. Donors should preregister at redcrossblood.org. In the Give Blood box, enter the sponsor code VFW. For more information,...
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Combining passions, creating opportunities

Local Profiles by Carol Taber WAKEFIELD — Janet Dixon is both a Curriculum Assistant (CA) teacher at Wakefield High School’s 9th-Grade Center and a Carolina Hurricanes fan. She has combined these two passions to give her students a unique opportunity as they strive for excellence...
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Leaders pushed for N.C. 98 Bypass in 1965

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1945 •The Victory class ship SS Wake Forest has been launched from a Richmond, Calif. shipyard. The cargo ship was built in record time — 27 days. Naming the ships after places...
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Offload your paper recyclables Saturday

ROLESVILLE — The town is hosting a paper recycling event Saturday, 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 dropped...
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Carnival for Kids returns Tuesday

WAKE FOREST — The popular Carnival for Kids, put on annually by the Wake Forest Police Department, returns Tuesday to the Wake Forest Home Depot parking lot, 11915 Retail Drive. Admission to the carnival is free, although the rides, games and food are for a cost. Unlimited ride...
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VGCC offers biotech workshop for high school students

HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled its third annual Biotech Workshop for local high school students, as one of a series of VGCC Arts & Sciences camps and workshops being held this year. All 10th - 12th graders who have taken, or are currently taking,...
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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...