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Kindergartners spread cheer

As part of Franklin Academy’s character education program encouraging kindness and good citizenship, Weston Lane and others in Bonnie Henson’s kindergarten class visited the Carolina House for lunch recently and delivered handmade cards to the delight of the residents there.  

First flag ceremony March 16

LOUISBURG — The First Flag No. 852 Children of the Confederacy, Joseph J. Davis No. 537 United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Franklin Rifles No. 310 Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) will hold the 153rd anniversary Flying of the First Flag ceremony Sunday, March 16 at 2...

Join together with the band

VANCE COUNTY — The all-volunteer Vance-Granville Community Band is rehearsing for the 2014 year and invites musicians of all ages to join. Since it was first formed in 2008, the community band has included Vance-Granville Community College students, high school students,...
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WES jumps rope for heart

WAKEFIELD — For the 14th year in a row, Wakefield Elementary School students participated in Jump Rope for Heart sponsored by the American Heart Association. The event was held in conjunction with the jump rope unit in physical education class. Jordan McIntyre from Cin...
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Class warfare offers much fun

Few things in life smell quite as fulfilling as thousands of rounds of ammunition being spent, and the piles of shells gathering at your feet. This and so much more will be waiting for you in the battleground between Reliable Excavation & Demolition (RED) and Builders League...
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Save money when buying games

Having an interest in video games is considered a hobby for most people. This includes dedicated gamers because only a few people in the world receive compensation for playing video games. With this in mind, it becomes more difficult to pay for everything we would want as a...

Paszak completes training

YOUNGSVILLE — Navy Seaman Jacob W. Paszak, son of Craig W. Paszak of Youngsville, N.C. and Dorothy Hornbeck of Littleton, Colo., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Paszak completed a variety of...

Morgan completes basic training

RALEIGH — Air Force Airman Michaela S. Morgan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values,...

Coat drive through March

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Youth Advisory Board is collecting clean, gently used coats and jackets during the month of March as part of a community service project. All donated coats will be given to the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club for distribution to local people in...

Arbor Day means free trees

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The county Cooperative Extension office sponsors its annual tree giveaway Saturday, March 15 at 9 a.m. at the Farmers Market in the Shannon Village Shopping Center in Louisburg. Bare root trees including crape myrtle, persimmon, flowering dogwood, white oak,...
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Girl Scouts earn silver awards

WAKE FOREST — Kayla Resco and Abigail Nacional, both of Wake Forest, and Leanne Epstein, of Raleigh, have been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award by Girl Scouts — North Carolina Coastal Pines. The silver award is the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her project,...

Child struck by car

WAKE FOREST — A 6-year-old child darted into traffic and was struck by a car Saturday. The child, Christian Garcia, of Wake Forest, was not seriously injured, according to Wake Forest police spokesman Bill Crabtree. The accident occurred at about 4:10 p.m. on Roosevelt Street at...

Calling all artists

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Garden Club invites artists to show and sell their work at the annual Mad Hatters’ Art & Garden Market. The Market is Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Activities on the museum grounds,...

Wake Forest police reports MArch 6, 2014

For week of Feb. 24-March 2 Arrests •Akeen Schmal Plummer, 33, 3208 Constock Road, Raleigh, was arrested at 10201 Capital Blvd. and charged with driving while impaired (DWI)-level 1. He was taken to the Wake County jail. Officer B.M. Love, March 2, 11:43 p.m. •Joel Russell Akins,...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports March 6, 2014

Arrests •Brent Bruce Dodhum, 32, 227 John Mitchell Road, Youngsville, was arrested on a felony warrant out of Wake County for obtaining property by false pretense. He was taken to jail and held on $1,000 bond. Officer S. Anders. March 1, 2 p.m. •Stashawn Smith, 20, 5372 N.C. 561,...

Franklinton/Youngsville police reports March 6, 2014

Franklinton Arrests •Randi Lee Ottinger, 34, 35 Alcock Lane, Youngsville, was arrested on Winston Street and charged with driving while impaired (DWI) and driving while license revoked. she was taken to the Franklin County jail and released on written promise to appear. Sgt. K.J....

Wake crime March 6, 2014

Reported Feb. 12-24. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Drug offenses were reported on the 10000 block of Sorrills Creek Lane, Raleigh, in Falls. Feb. 24, 11:11 a.m. •Christopher Bridges, 23, 64 Shire Court, Raleigh, was arrested by Raleigh...

Rolesville police reports March 6, 2014

Arrests •Raymond Edward Hull IV, 22, 624 Moultonboro Ave., Wake Forest, was arrested at 304 S. Main St., and charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer C. Langston, March 3, 2:09 p.m. •Kyle Edward Strawser, 29, 7321 Rock Service...
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Fruits and veggies in your landscape

By Jeana Myers Wake County Cooperative Extension RALEIGH — Think you don’t have room to grow fruits or vegetables? Concerned they will be too messy or not blend in with your landscape? The following tips from Wake County Extension Horticulture Agent Jeana Myers will help you make...

Business Briefs – Mar. 6, 2014

Baker promoted Deborah Bordeaux, president of Stay at Home Senior Care, announces the promotion of Emily Baker to full-time scheduling administrator. Emily has worked as an in-home aide with Stay at Home since 2012. In her new role, she schedules caregivers to accommodate client...

Stay safe online

WAKE FOREST — CenturyLink, Inc. is dedicated to protecting its customers’ Internet experience and, timed with National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) March 2-8, provides a list of recommended security tips to promote safe Internet use. “The Internet has expanded the capabilities...
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Local film studio releases movie

WAKE FOREST — Uptone Pictures’ most recent film, A Long Way Off, premieres May 6 at a Los Angeles film festival. The Wake Forest-based movie company filmed much of the modern day prodigal son story in and around Raleigh and Wake Forest. Some of the more picturesque scenes were...

Wake Forest High reunion tomorrow

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High class of 1957 reunion luncheon is scheduled tomorrow (Friday), 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 Brooks St. All classmates from 1953-62 are welcomed to attend. For more information, call Tonita Stephenson at 910-483-4504 or e-mail...
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Stadium Drive changing

Sidewalks in $1.7 million plan, cost tied to future bonds and grants. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Take a walk down Stadium Drive and you’ll quickly see why the town is working on a project to run sidewalks down the length of it. Students, some high-schoolers, some seminary, have...