Important things to know in a power outage

RALEIGH — During power outages, people may use alternative energy sources to stay warm. However, many alternative energy sources create carbon monoxide (CO), an invisible, odorless, colorless gas which can cause breathing difficulty, headaches, nausea and even lead to deat...

Reporting power outages

If you lose power in this week’s winter storm (or at any other time), call your power company. Do not call 911 unless there is an emergency. To report outages, use the following numbers: •Wake Electric: 800-743-3155 or 919-863-6499. •Duke Energy Progress: 800-419-6356. •Town of...
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The weight of professional gaming

Local Gamers by David Allen A few weeks ago, I got a chance to sit down and talk to American professional gamer and Super Smash Bros. Melee champion Kevin Nanney.  His history with the game, his thoughts on the competitive scene of video games, what his approach to competing is...
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Use caution on snow, ice

RALEIGH — Road conditions Thursday could be treacherous with snow and ice making driving dangerous. For those that need to travel, follow these safety tips: •Have at least half a tank of gasoline in your vehicle. •Make sure your tires are properly inflated. •Have an emergency kit...

Rural development program rescheduled

FRANKLINTON — Due to the inclement weather, the USDA Rural Development program has been rescheduled to March 4. Did you know that there is a program through USDA Rural Development that can help with repair loans and grants for single family housing? If you would like to learn...
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Brooke Kirk has stage debut

WAKE FOREST — Brooke Lezli Kirk of Wake Forest was one of a handful of locals to be cast in the North Carolina Theater production of Billy Elliot, The Musical. In her stage debut, Kirk played Ballet Girl, Sharon Percy. “Billy Elliot was the experience of a lifetime. This cast and...
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Heritage High student accepted to West Point

WAKE FOREST — U.S. Congressman George Holding announced that a Heritage student has been accepted to West Point. “It’s an honor to announce that Blake Robert Walters, of Wake Forest, has been offered an appointment to the United States Military Academy,” Holding said in a...

Heritage Elementary hold winter program

WAKE FOREST — Heritage Elementary held its winter program Jan. 22. The performance included the Track 1 and 2 fifth graders playing hand chimes on both treble clef and bass clef. The third grade show, entitled Sno Biz, and three fifth-graders, who represented Heritage in the N.C....
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Wilkins named as veterans services director

LOUISBURG — Brenda Wilkins has been selected as the new Veterans Services Officer for Franklin County. She takes the place of Victor Alston who retired in December. Since Alston’s retirement, Wilkins has served part-time as interim VSO, assisting veterans, spouses and their...

Youngsville Elementary principal named

LOUISBURG — A specially called Franklin County Board of Education meeting was held Monday and Marylin Newkirk was named Principal of Youngsville Elementary School. Newkirk comes to FCS with experience as an assistant principal and director of curriculum and instruction in Durham...
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Grant funds robotic equipment for mechatronics training

CREEDMOOR — The Mechatronics lab on Vance-Granville Community College’s South Campus continues to gain state-of-the-art equipment, purchased with grant funds. The newest addition is the MAS-200 Modular Assembly System produced by SMC International Training, a company based in...
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Chinchillas raised in 1955

This Week in History - Feb. 26, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •The Wake Forest High school basketball team trounced Fuquay Springs 35-16. Joe Holding scored 11 times, garnering 20 of the team’s 35...

K-Flex hosting job fair March 3

YOUNGSVILLE — K-Flex USA is having a job fair March 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are hiring for machine operators, packers, Quality Assurance Techsand forklift operators. Interested persons should stop by during the hours above, and bring a resume. See website for more...
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Do you have what it takes for healthcare work?

LOUISBURG — Dr. Kyron Tamar, Board Certified General Surgeon,(Franklin Medical Center), will speak at Louisburg College March 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. on career opportunities in healthcare. The title of his presentation is, Do You Have What It Takes To Work In The Healthcare Industry?...
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Franklin farmers finish tobacco course

RALEIGH — Two young Franklin County farmers, Taylor Fitzpatrick of Bunn and Patrick Ray of Zebulon, and a new N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) regional agronomist, Mike Wilder, participated recently in a week-long N.C. State Tobacco Short...

Depressed debtor needs help

Dear Steve: I’m so completely freaked out about my bills. I’m now so in debt and worried about it I can’t sleep, I’m depressed, and all my wife and I do is fight about money. I’m constantly telling my kids they can’t participate in any school events because I can’t afford it. My...
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Even horses need their shots

LOUISBURG — In the photo at right, “JD”, a Tennessee Walker owned by Denise Johnson, was one of 26 horses that participated in the Annual Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EIA) Clinic in Louisburg at the Farmers Market Shelter Saturday. The annual event was hosted by the N.C,...

Kudos – Feb. 26, 2015

Academics honored •Sage Anderson of Wake Forest and Bonnie Smith and Therius Styles, both of Raleigh, were named to the fall dean’s list for academic achievement at Coastal Carolina University. •Joseph Baglio and Megan Foster, both of Wake Forest and both majoring in business...

School Briefs – Feb. 26, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Elementary •Tonight, Feb. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., along with the Book Fair, will be Family Literacy Night. •The Scholastic Book Fair is this week in the school’s media center. •Donuts for Dad is tomorrow, Friday,...

Wake Forest police reports – Feb. 26, 2015

Arrests Reported Feb. 1-21. Note: Only bond amounts of $1,500 or greater are listed. •Mario Dion Hartsfield, 37, 434 E. Juniper Ave., was arrested at home and charged with resisting public officers. He was taken to jail. Feb. 21, 6:09 p.m. •Mark Lynn Goppert, 43, 1132 Shasta...

Wake County reports – Feb. 26, 2015

Reported Feb. 2-8. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Bunn •Regis Devon Carpenter, 21, 10 Hall Drive, Bunn, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer M.R. Davis at 500 Cape Ave., Raleigh, and charged with second-degree trespassing. Feb. 7, 8 p.m. Fal...

Rolesville police reports – Feb. 26, 2015

Arrests Reported Dec. 28-Feb. 17. Note: Only bond amounts of $1,500 or greater are listed. •April Nicole Barnes, 34, 409 Hunter Falls Lane, was arrested at home and charged with financial card fraud and misdemeanor larceny. Feb. 10. •Edward Kinta Settles, 37, 216 Macadam Lane,...

Franklin County Sheriff’s reports

Reported Jan. 9-Feb. 19. Arrests •Derrick Jadon Thompson, 27, 44 Sutton Road, Louisburg, was arrested at the Franklin County jail and charged with possession of stolen property. He was held at the jail on $25,000 bond. Feb. 19, 2:20 p.m. •Monterious Leroy Williams, 18, 50 Alston...
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Power line sparks Valentine’s Day fire

Fire crews battle cold, wind to put out forest fire. By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest fire crews battled extreme conditions Valentine’s Day evening to put out a two-acre woods fire near Joyner Park that forced evacuations of apartments along West Oak Avenue. Wake Forest...