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Artist and entrepreneur

LOCAL PROFILES By Carol Taber Wake Forest’s Joanne Page is one of a growing number of artisans starting businesses out of their homes. British born, Joanne has a graphics arts degree from the University of Manchester. After graduation, Joanne worked for English Heritage,...
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One call could have saved millions

Ticker by David Leone Aged journalists always tell you using a pencil is better. But I write agonizingly slow with pencil, and only use them when I’ve misplaced all my pens, as I did last week covering N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall’s appearance at the Wakefield-Wake...

Go gamble for a good cause

WAKE FOREST — Saturday night is Casino Night for the Trentini Foundation, which raises money for high school scholarships. The event is 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Mill Room in The Factory. Tickets are $50, which buys $10,000 worth of chips and two drink tickets and may be purchased...
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It’s cookie season!

WW photo by David Leone Wake Forest Girl Scout Troop 3070 friends Maegan Moody, left, and Maria Flores picked a good spot to set up shop Sunday at the Wake Forest Golden Corral. The annual cookie sales are a major fundraiser for Girl Scouts all across the U.S. In addition to...
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‘Every penny goes to charity’

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Once a year about 200 people gather in a room at The Forks, open their hearts and wallets, and empty them into a kitty for the Koinonia Foundation. Unlike the rolls of many regional and national charities, not one dollar goes to pay the salary of the...
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FCAC Heart for Art gala is Feb. 5

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Arts Council will hold its annual Heart for Art Gala Feb. 5 at the historic home of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Whitaker, 210 Winston Street, Franklinton The free event starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Mister Felix, a group from Wake Forest will...
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Franklin Academy student wins Patriot’s Pen Award

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, Veterans of Foreign Wars, has presented Franklin Academy sixth grader Amy Xu their Patriot’s Pen Award. The VFW’s annual essay contest is designed to foster an awareness in the middle schools of the nation’s history and the part...

Give feedback on Wake Transit plans

RALEIGH — The Wake County Transit Choices Report, drafted by Jarrett Walker and Associates and Kimley Horn, is now available and the public is asked to provide feedback through March 5, 2015. The report steps back from detailed planning processes, and begins with the development...
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Small town manager wanted

Residents who attended input session desire safety, security and responsible growth in a new executive officer. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Fewer than 10 people attended the input session on what traits are desired for a new town manager Tuesday, and just four of them spoke, but...

Final time to comment on Parks Department Feb. 5

WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department began updating its master plan in August and will soon wrap up the project.  As part of the process, the PRCR Department contracted with GreenPlay, LLC to inventory and assess the town’s...
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Is one style better than the other?

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman As the gaming industry continues to grow, developers are making decisions that reflect how they feel about the direction the market is going. As an avid gamer, I have noticed certain trends in new video games that I want to share. Trying to choose...
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Don’t be blinded by the shiny

Local Gamers by David Allen Something that has permeated gaming culture, and seems to unavoidable at times is Downloadable Content or DLC for short. This term refers to an add-on to an already existing game. Be it new maps for a game like Call of Duty or an expansion like XCOM:...

I have a dream!

by David Leone Each year, the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Wake Forest’s Friendship Chapel Baptist Church showcases student talent and an update of the the civil rights icon’s dream. For the 20th anniversary celebration Jan. 22, the 200 attendees also witnessed more....
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Highway Patrol identify man killed in collision

Update: The  State Highway Patrol has now identified the Hispanic male pedestrian involved in the fatal collision that occurred on Dec. 26, 2014 in Wake County.  The man has been identified as Mateo Martinez Rodriguez, 55, of 153 Happy Trails Lane Newton Grove.  Family of...

You Decide: The impacts of tax changes

by Dr. Mike Walden Get ready for some tax debates in 2015. At the national level, pundits think a proposal to lower the federal income tax rate may be one piece of common ground between President Obama and the Congress. Here in North Carolina, Round 2 of tax changes – focusing on...
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Loveless CIT Officer of Year

Business Briefs - Week of Jan. 29, 2015 Loveless CIT Officer of Year The Wake Forest Police Department has named Det. Brian Loveless as the 2014 Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer of the Year. A specialized law enforcement program, the CIT is a partnership between 17 Wake...

Fat and the year you were born

The Rock Doctor by Dr. E. Kirsten Peters New Year’s resolutions are being put to the harshest of tests. Gone are the days of early January when all things seemed so easily possible. Now we are in the tougher phase of the year when the will to establish new patterns is being...

Make bookmarks at Youngsville Library Feb. 3

YOUNGSVILLE — A free bookmark making/reading tips discussion will be held Feb. 3 at the Youngsville Library from 6-7 p.m. The presenter is Jane Falkner, MA, a veteran teacher, certified reading specialist and one of the only certified literacy coaches in the state of North...
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Snow paralyzed area in ’05

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •A group of Rolesville men bagged 36 rabbits during a hunt. The coneys were barbecued afterward with all the trimmings. •Wake Forest dentist Dr. Nash Underwood wrote a letter...

Learn Ag entrepreneur skills

OXFORD — The Small Business Center and Project Skill-UP Departments of Vance-Granville Community College are offering the N.C. REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program Tuesdays, Feb. 3-March 17, 6-9 p.m. The N.C. REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship program is designed for those...
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Royalty comes to town

WAKE FOREST — Children ages 3-7 enjoyed a visit from the Frozen royal sisters, Elsa and Anna, Saturday. Participants in the Wonderland program, held at the Wake Forest Community House, made crafts, read books and received a crown and special certificate. (photos by Jonathan...

Raleigh to hold flood map hearing

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Feb. 3, on a flood map revision required by the Mitchell Mill Road widening project which was approved in December. The project will require a flood map revision FP-1-2015 due to an existing culvert that will...

Rolesville parks and rec adds programs

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville Parks and Recreation Department has added new programs and classes for the new year, including for preschoolers, youth and teens, and adults and seniors. Most programs require pre-registration and some are for a fee. Register and find more...