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Summer steak with a tasty twist

Grilling season is upon us, and grillmasters everywhere are gearing up for backyard barbecues. Those who want to add a taste of Argentina to their steaks this summer can use the following recipe for “Grilled Flank Steak With Chimichurri” from Kevin Gillespie’s “Fire in My Belly”...
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Fun Facts about America’s National Anthem

July 4, 2014 marks the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Fireworks will illuminate the night sky, the rich smell of barbecue will be in the air, and the country will be awash in red, white and blue splendor. Chances are the swelling melody ...

Business Briefs

Agencies earn Premier designation Wake Forest Allstate agencies headed up by Thomas Walters and Amy Brewer have been designated Allstate Premier Agencies for 2014. The designation is awarded to the pair for their outstanding business performance and commitment to putting...

Motor fuel tax to stay same, for now

RALEIGH — The North Carolina motor fuels tax for gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuels will remain at 37.5 cents per gallon for the period from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2014, Department of Revenue Secretary Lyons Gray announced Monday. The tax rate is computed using a flat rate...

Flaherty tennis courts open after rehab

WAKE FOREST — The tennis courts at Flaherty Park, 1226 N. White St., are open again after a week’s worth of repair work was done. The work included cleaning, removal of grass and weeds, crack sealing, application of acrylic resurfacer and finish coat and refurbishing of the net...

DOT gives update on Rolesville bypass work

ROLESVILLE — The 401 bypass continues to move toward completion and there are more updates from the contractors performing the work. N.C. Department of Transportation Engineer David Moore sent the following updates this week: •Traffic has been switched onto the newly re-aligned...

Flag Day volunteer of the year chosen

WAKE FOREST — David Robinson, a counsel at Nexsen Pruet in Raleigh was named the 2014 Flag Day volunteer of the year by the Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina – CARES. In recognition of the honor, he was presented the Flag Patch Plaque – so-called because it contains a...
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Wake Meals on Wheels turn 40

By Anna Bolton WAKE FOREST — Meals on Wheels of Wake County celebrated its 40th anniversary by hosting a party at the Northern Wake Senior Center June 11. The Carolina Steppers dance group with music from Ronald F. Williams entertained partygoers and volunteers and members were...

Bacteria closes Falls Lake beaches

RALEIGH — Three recreational swimming areas at Falls Lake have been closed after routine tests found high levels of E. coli in the water, according to Wake County environmental officials Wednesday. The affected beaches are Sandling, Beaverdam and Holly Point. The lake is not...

Bear sightings prompt reminders

RALEIGH — The recent encounter with a female bear and three cubs in Maggie Valley and last week’s multiple sightings of a black bear passing through a busy neighborhood in Raleigh have prompted the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to remind the public that people can co-exist...

Swim week makes a splash

More than 60 children and dozens of volunteers joined together each night to make the June 2-6 YMCA Splash Week at Holding Pool a resounding success. Children from outreach programs like Y Learning, Camp High Hopes and the Boys & Girls Club, as well as some adults, were...
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On Patrol: Police crackdown on drugs continues

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police apprehended two suspects this week wanted in connection with two separate cases of major drug crimes. Johnnie Ray Johnson, 54, was arrested at his home, 133 N. Allen Road, and charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver...

Fish for free on the Fourth

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission invites anglers and would-be anglers of all ages to go fishing July 4 — for free. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina — residents and non-residents alike — may fish in any public body of water, including...

Children’s interactive theater returns Wednesday

WAKE FOREST — Many Wake Forest parents have grown up hearing the dopey vulture on The Bugs Bunny Show exclaim that, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me!” Next Wednesday’s Forest Moon Children’s Interactive Theater presentation of “Attack of the Ugg...

Brooke’s Buddy Bash is Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Join Brooke Parrish and her Buddies Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rolesville town hall, 502 Southtown Circle, for a fundraising bash that promises to be a blast. Brooke’s Buddies Bash will raise funds for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) which in turn...

Chief: Tax will save lives

Early gets three tentative votes toward building new station. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — By a show of hands Tuesday, three out of five town commissioners informally agreed to raise taxes by 1 cent per $100 in assessed property value. That would be $20 extra for a $200,000...
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Pate’s great race

Last fall, Brian Pate, right, the announcer at Heritage High football games, was chided by defensive tackle Justin “Cheeto” Nwachukwu, left, about his weight. Since then, he’s been in training. Pate, who has Lupus, gave up drinking Mountain Dew, began to run and slimmed down 60...

Senior prank ends in suspension

Grassroots campaign afoot to ‘Let Them Walk’ at graduation. By David Leone BUNN — A campaign is afoot to try to get Bunn High School Principal Robin Faulkner to change her mind to not allow three seniors to attend graduation ceremonies Saturday following the egging of the gym...
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This week in history – June 12, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Wake County commissioners are resolved to hire a county manager. Until now, the administrative duties for running the county government have been handled by Commissioner...
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Buddies wanted for Brooke’s Bash

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Two years ago, the community in and around Rolesville came together to raise money for Brooke Parrish a then-12-year-old with a rare liver disorder, in need of transplant. Two years later, Brooke still needs the transplant and is on the liver...

Suspect threatened officers with gun

Police sergeant fired weapon in response, injured fellow officer. By David Leone WAKEFIELD — The Raleigh Police Department has released a preliminary report of the May 29 domestic incident that led to a sergeant shooting and wounding a fellow officer. Additional charges have also...
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Youngsville weighs $1.38 million budget tonight

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Town commissioners will take action on the proposed 2014-15 budget tonight (Thursday). Although the town has worked diligently to curb spending and boost its fund balance the last few years, it will still be a squeeze for commissioners to cover the...

Raleigh expands budget, raises taxes

Manager claims it’s time to invest in the community. By Clellie Allen RALEIGH — The city council approved the new, $754 million 2014-15 budget Monday, increasing spending 6.6 percent from the current year and raising property taxes by 2.12 cents. “Population and service demand...
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Celebrating For Old Times Sake

June 19 marks the antique store’s five-year anniversary with a special event for the public Special to The Wake Weekly by Natalie Costantino WAKE FOREST — Creaky floors, squeaky doors, golden-age music and a white tin ceiling are among the characteristics one first notices when...