Stop the train wreck one decision at a time

As I was looking over my weight loss statistics from the past 18 months, I thought I might have to take a Dramamine. Tracing the graphed plots from one hill to the next decline were enough to make the strongest stomach turn. Clearly the 70 pounds lost were not a straight shot to...

Bryant beats Cruden in Wake DA runoff

RALEIGH — Just under 5 percent of registered Republicans in Wake County voted to send defense attorney John Bryant to the November general election for Wake County district attorney. He beat out the initial primary winner, Jeff Cruden, by an unofficial 63 to 37 percent. Bryant is...
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Youngsville All-Stars need help to make it to World Series

YOUNGSVILLE — It is the dream destination of every young baseball player. And this year, the Youngsville Red All-Stars, a coach-pitch team of 7- and 8-year olds, is headed there: the Dixie Youth World Series in Texarkana, Ark., The contest begins Friday and runs through Monday....
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Spirit of ’76 revisited

Top costume, hands-down, at the annual Wake Forest Independence Day children’s parade goes to this minuteman crew, including drummer Owen Williams, flag-bearer Brian Litzenberger, founding father Rob Smith and little Otto Litzenberger.
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Boondocks brings life to downtown

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Driving through Franklin County is often like taking a step back in time with the rolling fields, old farms and antique buildings. Youngsville, in particular, is rich with historic infrastructure that greets you from every angle when you drive...
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East Young Street project approved

Sidewalk will be built using block grant funds. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners gave their approval Monday to accept a $476,096 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a project to install a sidewalk along East Young Street from Pulley Road to just past New...
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Wakefield grad drowns in accident

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Timothy Michael Adams, who graduated last month from Wakefield High School, drowned Saturday in the Tuckaseigee River near East LaPorte Park River Access Area about 3.5 miles outside of Cullowhee, according to news reports. “Tim was taken from us...
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Enjoy a midsummer night’s Art After Hours

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — Tammy Kaufman has visited downtown’s Art After Hours many times. Now, as an artist exhibiting her works for the first time, she’ll get to experience the evening from a different perspective. Originally from Texas, Kaufman traveled around the U.S....
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This week in history – July 10, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Johnson Cotton Company of Louisburg advertises it will demonstrate a Brantford Tobacco looper next week at the J.T. Daniel Farm four miles north of Rolesville on U.S. 401 at...
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Get a taste of Africa and help needy widows

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Listening to Gale Peterson talk about the expanding ministry of The Widow’s Peek (sic) is exhilarating. To hear her share The Widow’s Peek’s opportunity to partner with Gidan Bege in serving widows in Jos, Nigeria is to hear the heartbeat of God for...
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Visiting King

Kids in grades kindergarten through fifth gather in front of Elvis, a king snake from Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, a part of the Johnston Community College. Elvis was visiting Wake Forest as a part of the Wake County Library’s K-5th Super Special program. To learn...

Golf tourney to benefit Wounded Warriors

WAKE FOREST — A Four Chance Hole-in-One golf tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project is slated for July 26 at Paschal Golf Club. A putting contest takes place from 8 to 9:15 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The field is limited to the first 44 players to pay the...
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Student data privacy law passes

RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory signed into law Senate bill 815, the Ensuring Privacy of Student Records Act July 1.,  The new law aims to ensure the privacy and security of student educational records. It also increases the transparency of student privacy concerns by requiring...
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Wake Forest student serves as page

RALEIGH — Wake Forest High School student Chandler Britt Byrd served as a page during the recent session of the North Carolina Senate. Chandler was sponsored by Senator Brent Jackson and was appointed by the Senate president pro tempore, Phil Berger.  She is the daughter of...

Duke Energy must address leaks

RALEIGH — State dam safety officials ordered Duke Energy to address a final set of piping systems in dams at six coal ash impoundments in central and eastern North Carolina. The state discovered leaks and other concerns with the piping systems while inspecting video the agency...

You decide: How can communities revive?

By Mike Walden My wife and I recently spent a long weekend in New York City celebrating our wedding anniversary. It’s amazing how time flies: This is No. 34, thank you! New York City — or simply “the City” to native New Yorkers — conjures up both negative and positive feelings....
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We come in all shapes and sizes

One of the genres I haven’t really talked about yet is honestly one of the largest in PC gaming. I’m talking about Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing games, or MMORPGs for short. Thanks to one of our readers, Josh Hartley, it was brought to my attention. To start off, I...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 10, 2014

Reported June 30-July 7 Arrests •Courtney Nicole Burgess, 26, 5353 N.C. 56, Castalia, was arrested at home and served with a felony warrant for obtaining property through false pretense. She was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on $2,500 bond. July 6, 11 a.m. •Renni...

Wake Forest police citations – June 10, 2014

Reported July 1-6 Arrests •Luther Champion, 65, 10 Evans Road, Lot 79, Henderson; William Earl Kearney, 44, 50 Bunker Lane, Louisburg; and Robert Henry Hicks, 42, 512 Mason St., Henderson, were arrested July 6 at Jones Dairy Road and Shuford Road in connection with the larceny of...