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Cancer survivor one proud mom

By Juliet McDonald WAKE FOREST — June 29, 2012, is a date Dustin Wright and his mom, Connie, will never forget. Connie was having shoulder pain, went to the doctor, and was told it was a torn rotator cuff. After several weeks of intense pain, she ended up in the emergency room....
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This Week In History – May 15, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Dr. W.L. Poteat, president emeritus, is finishing his 51st year as professor of biology and 62nd year since he entered Wake Forest College as a student. When he entered in...
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High-speed fiber optic plans revealed

Town-sponsored forum answers questions, though some remain. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Shelby-based RST Fiber revealed Monday its plans for rolling out high-speed fiber optics to all the town residents who want it. During a town-sponsored forum at the Wake Forest Renaissance...
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The nuts and bolts of pecan farming

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — More than a dozen folks toured the Sasser Farm, located just north of Youngsville, to learn the nuts and bolts about pecan farming May 8. Facilitating the discussion, and dropping nuggets like, “Pecan farming is not for the faint of heart,” was Dr....

Blood drives scheduled

WAKE FOREST — Donors are needed for two upcoming blood drives in Wake Forest. •The Knights of Columbus blood drive is tomorrow from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 520 W. Holding Ave. To schedule an appointment, call Hank Pierwola at 919-556-3619 or e-mail...

Man gunned down in yard

FRANKLINTON — A man was gunned down and killed in a Church Street yard Tuesday night, Franklinton Police Chief John Green said in a release. At 10:20 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Hawkins Street after gunshots were heard in the vicinity. They found the victim lying...

Free screenings Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Lions Club will sponsor a free eye screening and hearing test in the Walmart parking lot Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals aged 6 years to 18 years old must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form and parent must be present during the...

Habitat Build-a-Thon in Wake Forest next week

WAKE FOREST — More than 150 AmeriCorps members from across the U.S. will gather to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon next week. Hosted by Habitat Wake, work at the Build-a-Thon will include finishing two homes, building three...

Relay returns Friday

American Cancer Society turns funds into research. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Relay For Life has never been so much fun. And it’s never been more important. The Northern Wake event for the American Cancer Society (ACS) fundraiser for research and programs is this Friday and...
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Library friend wins basket

The Friends of the Wake Forest Library present a basketful of reading goodies to the winner of the recent membership drive drawing. From left are Louise Bishop, children’s librarian and acting manager, Ronnee Nelson, basket winner, and Kathleen Ross, board president.
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Pop art invades downtown

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School National Art Association opened its third gallery exhibit Friday evening. With a focus on pop surrealism and street art, the show features art work by Rolesville High students as well as from Sanderson and South East Raleigh high schools....
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Bunn tot crowned Tiny Miss Princess

BUNN — Five-year-old Brianna Perry, daughter of Jimmy Perry and Sheena Justice, won the title of Tiny Miss Princess of Eastern North Carolina in the pageant May 3 at Bunn Middle School. With that win, she is eligible to compete in the North Carolina State Scholarship Pageant....

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – May 15, 2014

Arrests •John Edwards Daniels III, 425 Ridley Street, Louisburg, was arrested at the Franklin County jail and charged with first degree burglary, larceny, robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, larceny of a firearm, conspire to robbery with a dangerous...

Wake Forest police reports – May 15, 2014

Arrests •Cory Montaque Hope, 41, 235 Ross Ave., Lot 1, Henderson, was arrested at U.S. 1 at Agora Drive on an order for arrest. He was taken to the Wake County jail. May 11, 4:17 p.m. •Robin Edward Stewart II, 31, 3904 Robins Nest Lane, was arrested on the 800 block of Song...

You can come home again

WAKE FOREST — The Old Campus Trek, organized by Wake Forest University and hosted by the Wake Forest Historical Museum, took place April 26 on the museum grounds. Pictured are a few of the 200-some Wake Forest alumni, museum supporters and current WFU students who enjoyed the...

Time for equine vaccinations

RALEIGH — It’s the beginning of mosquito season in North Carolina, which means it’s also time for equine owners to talk to their veterinarians about vaccinating animals against mosquito-borne diseases. West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis are endemic across North...

Town asks for Stadium Drive input

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest hosts a citizen information workshop on the Stadium Drive — Complete Streets and North Avenue Resurfacing Project May 22 in the ground floor meeting room at the town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The session’s open house format enables residents to...

Healthy eating seminar Wednesday

FRANKLINTON — Susan Crews, certified health coach and personal trainer, presents a healthy eating and functional movement seminar for small business owners Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Novozymes, 77 Perry Chapel Church Road, Franklinton. The lunch-and-learn session will...

Fourth Friday Flix coming

WAKE FOREST — Starting Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m., the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., will host free movie showings on the fourth Friday evening of each month. Fourth Friday Flix will feature a variety of film favorites and genres, including art, children’s and...

Mitchell Mill to be widened

RALEIGH — The city of Raleigh will hold a public meeting for the Mitchell Mill Road widening project Tuesday 6-7:30 p.m. at the Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church, 3328 Forestville Road. The proposal would widen Mitchell Mill Road to a four-lane median divided road with curb, gutter...
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Sir Walter goes to bat

RALEIGH — Sir Walter Chevrolet has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to free instructional clinics and an opportunity for community members to earn additional donations for their league...

Mathis to compete in Rex tourney

RALEIGH — Professional golfer and Wake Forest resident David Mathis was granted a sponsor’s exemption and will compete in this year’s Rex Hospital Open, May 22-25. Mathis is a North Carolina native who considers TPC Wakefield his home course. “I started playing at TPC Wakefield...

Town budget hearing Tuesday

WAKE FOREST — Town Manager Mark Williams presented the fiscal year 2014-15 budget to the Board of Commissioners for consideration May 6. The budget serves as the town’s financial and spending plan for the year and, once adopted, authorizes resources and establishes a direction...