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Hall of fame farm

FRANKLINTON — Brandy Creek Farm, located in Franklinton, was inducted into the North American South Devon Hall of Fame during the National Western Stock Show in Denver last week. Jenny Edwards, pictured second from the right, accepted the award for her late husband, Ralph...

Gas prices continue falling

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.8 cents per gallon in...
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Sweets and dancing highlight February at Museum of History

RALEIGH — During Black History Month, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will feature three programs about experiences of African Americans. The Justice Theater Project will present the original and innovative work Voices That Challenge, which is told through dance, spoken...

Chicken dish brings back memories

Ticker by David Leone There was a time when the press learned of developments through a newswire or ticker. We mostly get our news from calls and e-mails, or from on-the-street conversations. There’s too much to always write an article about, so I’m going to share what I can in...
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Kindergarten registration continues

School Briefs - Week of Jan. 22, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Elementary • Kindergarten registration began Jan. 15 for the 2015-16 school year. Parents must register their child at their base school. If FPDE is your base, you can come to...
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Youngsville Woman’s Club turns 60

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Woman’s Club celebrated its 60th birthday, Monday, at the Youngsville Museum of History. Special guests included. Margaret Moss, who was the first president of the club in l955, and Mattie Reddick, also a charter member and second president of the...

Live long and prosper – by dancing!

YOUNGSVILLE — Did you know that square dancers live an average of 10 years longer than their peers? Dancing is the best activity to pursue, it combines both physical and mental exercise. Magic Squares in Youngsville is having an open house Monday, Jan. 26 at Youngsville Baptist...
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One tuff teach

WAKE FOREST — Bill Wilkinson, left, hands Maureen Findley the Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year certificate Tuesday at Heritage High. Findley, who is a former U.S. Marine and teaches history at Heritage, is also the district winner for the VFW.  
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Crenshaw closes down

Closedown WAKE FOREST — Crenshaw Hall had a going-out-of-business, every-thing-must-go sale Saturday, and will no longer host weddings or other events. Everything from the dining room table to glassware was tagged. John Bennett and Christie Fernandez are trying to sell the...
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When imagination runs wild

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman When it comes to video games that are overlooked or underrated, a majority of them stem from independent download-only products. A great example is the Costume Quest series available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. This unique title is a...
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Teeth in the dark

Local Gamers by David Allen If you’re a die hard Shark Week fan or simply a lover of fresh gameplay ideas then look no further than Depth. Developed and released by indie company Digital Confectioners it pits divers against maneating sharks in a fight for survival. This...
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Help bees get a plate

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Beekeepers Association (FCBA) has designed a North Carolina specialty license plate and hopes to get at least 300 people on board with it by Feb. 15, the application deadline. In a statement, FCBA Treasurer Sandy Carlson said the association is...
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Notary class available at Wake Forest Chamber

Business Briefs - week of Jan. 22, 2015 Rolesville Chamber of Commerce news Business After Hours, hosted by Scottie Hundley and Affordable Creative Framer, is tonight (Thursday) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Location is 13200 New Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 133. Guests are always welcome. Wake...
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Cutchins named citizen of year

by Clellie Allen, with Todd Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Joe Cutchins Jr., of Franklinton, was named the Citizen of the Year at the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet held Jan. 15 at The Boondocks in Youngsville. Last year’s recipient of the award, Dr. Mark La...
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Temps hit 9 below in 1985

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •The Wake Forest Rescue Squad has received its nonprofit charter from the state. The free service will operate 24 hours a day. The squad will provide emergency first aid, but...
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Mismatch Huskies advantage

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School wrestling hosted Franklinton and Northern Durham Friday night. After the two teams faced off against Northern Durham during the Tri-meet where the Red Rams beat Northern 50-30 and Heritage lost 41-36, they wrestled each other....
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Red Rams lose in last minutes

Franklinton 48 Bunn 53 by David Allen FRANKLINTON — A rivalry match between Franklinton and Bunn High schools’ boys basketball teams ended with Bunn taking bragging rights in the 53-48 win. The first quarter began with Bunn taking a quick 9-2 lead, causing some initial worry as...
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Wakefield’s losing streak continues

Wakefield 51 Leesville Road 67 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Another game and another loss for Wakefield boys basketball after falling to Leesville Road Friday night, 67-51. The loss extends their downward streak to 11 for the season and leaves the Wolverines winless in conference...

Wake Forest Middle School basketball coming together in mid-season form

From the Sports Desk by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Middle School boys basketball team had a rough start this year, despite coming off a conference championship last season. The Cougars started the season 1-3, but have come together as a team to improve to 5-4,...
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Scoreboard – Week of Jan. 22, 2015

Reported Jan. 14 - Jan. 20 Here are area scores reported directly from teams or from the NCHSAA-sanctioned MaxPreps.com. Any coach or parent can submit scores or other sport info to sports@wakeweekly.com Heritage High School Boys Basketball, 10-6 overall; loss at Broughton,...
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Cougars outplay Eagles

Wake Forest 56 Enloe 52 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Three girls out and working with a six-player rotation, Wake Forest High school’s girls basketball team pulled a 56-52 win out of the proverbial magician’s hat against Enloe Friday night. “We had some girls missing tonight,”...
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Patriots dominate Voyager, stay perfect

Franklin Academy 60 Voyager 14 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The streak continues as Franklin Academy girls basketball notched their 12th win of the season against Voyager Academy at home Monday, 60-14. The 60 points is a season-high for the Lady Patriots and they have not...
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Lady Wolverines win critical conference game

Wakefield 51 Leesville Road 49 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — After losing four-in-a-row, the Wakefield girls basketball team came out with a win at home against Leesville Road Friday, 51-49. The win also bumped Wakefield up to third in the Cap-8 standings ahead of Sanderson and...
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Shrek — the Musical

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School Theater presents Shrek the Musical, which opens next week. Shows are Thursday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 5 through Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. There is one matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m....