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Rolesville tackles senior housing

Commissioners consider relaxing usual multifamily housing requirements for senior projects. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — An issue not on the agenda directly, nor officially before commissioners, made the biggest waves at the Rolesville town board meeting Tuesday evening, drawing...
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Wreath laid at First Flag ceremony

LOUISBURG — In observance of the 153rd anniversary of the flying of the first Confederate flag in North Carolina, the 24th annual wreath-laying ceremony took place in front of the Franklin County Courthouse Sunday. The service was hosted by the First Flag Chapter 852 of the...

Church offers free medical clinic

WAKE FOREST — Living Word Family Church, 10520 Star Road, is holding its annual free medical clinic Saturday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services including general medical, dental and eye exams will be available on a first come, first served basis. Spanish interpretation...

Library Briefs – Mar. 20, 2014

Spring has arrived, at least at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Cure AHC seeking donations

ROLESVILLE — The 5th Annual Let’s Cure AHC N.C. 5K and walk takes place in Rolesville March 29 at 10 a.m. AHC, or Alternating Hemeplegia of Childhood, is a debilitating, complex and incurable disease, but there is optimism that effective treatment or a cure is possible in the...

dangerous to be a turkey in Youngsville

YOUNGSVILLE — For the next three weekends, it’s going be dangerous to be a turkey in Youngsville. In actuality, no real birds will be harmed in the Turkey Shoot, whose name is derived from the prizes won in back in the day by whichever shooter came closest to the bullseye on the...

Regular Community Events

•The Wake Forest Historical Museum and Calvin Jones House, 450 N. Main St. See exhibits on college and town history. Sundays 2-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon,1:30-4:30 p.m. Tours by appointment. 919-556-2911. •Northern Wake Senior Center offers daily activities at 235 E....

Relay for Life adds 5K

WAKE FOREST — Runners of all ages are invited to lace up and party down at the first Marga-Relay-Ville 5K Saturday, May 17, at 9 a.m. at Heritage High School. The charity run is in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life that weekend at the school....
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Phone charger sets house ablaze

Firefighters save dog from smoke. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A combination cellphone charger and speaker is believed to have sparked the fire that damaged a Deer Chase house Monday. When the first firefighters arrived at 3400 Donner Trail around 6 p.m., the three-story home was...
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Beginner beekeeping class offered

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Beekeepers Association in Louisburg offers a beginning beekeeping class starting April 5. The course is for anyone wishing to have honeybees as a hobby or business.  Topics covered are honeybee biology, equipment, seasonal activities and care...

Business Briefs – Mar. 20, 2014

Foot center moves Sole Dimensions, a total foot-care store based in Wake Forest, has moved across the street to a larger location at 10560 Ligon Mill Road, Suite 101, behind the Walmart Supercenter. Owned and operated by certified pedorthist Ellie Penner, the store carries an...

Senior center happenings

WAKE FOREST — The Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., announces some upcoming events. •AARP Tax Aide — Tuesdays and Wednesdays through April 15. Sign up at the front desk or call the senior center for an appointment. •Rex Mobile Mammography — March 27. 10 a.m.-2:30...

Lt. Col. Bracknell retires

RALEIGH — Lieutenant Colonel Robert Gray Bracknell, originally of Franklinton and a 1987 graduate of Franklinton High School, retires March 21 after 22 years on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. aboard the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va. A 1992 graduate of the University of...

Fish dinner sale

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton American Legion Post 52 is selling fish plates Friday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 40 American Legion Road. Plates are $8 each and are available to eat in or take home.For information, call 919-494-2732.

Book donations sought

WAKE FOREST — The Friends of the Wake Forest Library need your books. The Wake County Public Libraries’ annual book sale in the fall benefits all libraries in the county. Gifts of gently used books in good condition may be added to the libraries’ collection or sold in the used...

Proposal on table for Rolesville farmers market

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Support for a farmers market in downtown Rolesville took a step forward Tuesday. Rolesville resident Francis Cheek and Mark Bloodworth of Wake Forest presented to commissioners a 12-page business plan outlining what such an endeavor would look like....
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Wright completes basic training

WAKE FOREST — Air Force Airman Stacia S. Wright graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values,...

Lake Holt hike Saturday

BUTNER — Join Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) staff and supporters on a nature hike Saturday at Lake Holt in southern Granville County. Hikers will walk through the forest, along Knap of Reeds Creek, and down to the remains of an old mill. Included will be discussions about the...
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Stand by for Titanfall

Riddle me this, who on earth doesn’t like battle mechs? No one, I tell you. With that being said, we’re revisiting Titanfall because after playing it on release day, I was blown away and had to give you guys an update. If you’re an oldschool fan who enjoyed the fast paced...

New 4-H club organizing in Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST — The 4-H Youth Development Pet Care Club has scheduled a meeting for young owners of all kinds of pets, whether furry, feathered, creepy crawly or scaly, who are interested in joining a new 4-H club in Wake County. The meeting for children 10 and up is Tuesday, March...

Health insurance marketplace enrollment event in Louisburg

LOUISBURG — With the March 31 enrollment deadline for the Health Insurance Marketplace, also known as the Health Exchange, looming, Novant Health Franklin Medical Center and Farm Bureau will host an education session for those who need to sign up for a plan or have questions...

Arbor Day activities abundant in Tree City

WAKE FOREST — From art activities to nature tours, to chainsaw carving and free trees, Wake Forest’s Arbor Day celebration and expo offers something for the outdoors lover in everyone. The town’s annual Arbor Day celebration — featuring a tree seedling giveaway — is Saturday,...

Democratic women meet March 27

RALEIGH — The Democratic Women of Wake County dinner meeting is scheduled Thursday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh. Invited to speak are the candidates for U.S. Senate Kay Hagan, William Curtis Jr. and Earnest Reeves; District 2...

Phone scammers pretend to be police

WAKE COUNTY — The Cary Police Department, Raleigh Police Department and Wake County Sheriff’s Office are alerting local residents to a telephone scam that victimizes the police agencies as well as targeted citizens. Over the course of the past few weeks, a number of Wake County...