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Achieving the impossible

  Wake Forest wrestler Nashid Barrow is now a state champion. Though he’s wrestled for only three years, he dazzles spectators with his speed and tactical prowess. Barrow has set his sights next on Nationals at Virginia Beach in November and hopes to achieve All-American...
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Common Core debate tonight

WAKE FOREST — Franklin County Schools, in collaboration with Louisburg College, presents North Carolina’s Implementation of the Common Core Standards — Point/Counterpoint, tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. in the Louisburg College Auditorium, 501 North Main St. in Louisburg. Special...
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Thrift shop gives back

Nonprofit turns donations into cash for schools. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Late last year, a new nonprofit thrift store opened at 839 S. Main St. Last week, its managers had tallied enough profit to give several thousand dollars to 12 neighborhood schools. “We are just so...
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Rolesville looks ahead to needs of new year

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — When Rolesville town commissioners and staff gathered for their annual retreat Friday, the tone was decidedly different from the prior year. Although there are still many needs different departments have and the lack of more commercial development...
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Dirt Day garden fest taking shape

Festival designed to bring people downtown between Mardi Gras, Meet in the Street. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It’s been more than a year since the downtown streetscape work was completed; the streets are clean of clay, dirt and dust and the foot traffic has come back redoubled....
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Plane clips powerlines; no one hurt

LOUISBURG — A student pilot narrowly escaped serious injury, or worse, when his plane reportedly lost too much altitude on a turn and flew under some power lines Sunday. Witnesses on Thomas Jones Road reported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office that a low flying airplane had...
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Wake County pistol permits now online

RALEIGH — The Wake County Sheriff’s Office has made it possible to apply for Pistol Purchase and Concealed Carry permits online. There is a nominal convenience fee associated with the use of the online service. This new service will be in addition to permit services presently...
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News staff gobbles up treats

We’re pretty sure we haven’t done anything to deserve it, but we were definitely blessed when a substantial amount of baked goodies showed up in our break area Tuesday. A group of young ladies from Youngsville’s Faith Baptist Church surprised the newspaper staff with enough...
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This week in history – Feb. 27, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •The Hunter dorm at Wake Forest College suffered little damage following a nighttime fire that began in a back room. The intentionally set fire has strengthened the assertion...
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Habitat breaks ground Sunday

WAKE FOREST — Habitat for Humanity is building five new homes in Wake Forest’s East End neighborhood. The official groundbreaking for the affordable homes is this Sunday at 3 p.m. on East Spring Street at North Taylor Street. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be...
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Volley fire

War of 1812 re-enactors Carl Barnett, Sion Harrington, Zack Tyler and Ed Truleove fire a volley at Raleigh’s Mordecai Park Saturday. They’ll be at the Wake Forest Museum March 29 to celebrate the involvement of Forestville militia in the war.

Keeping the Farm Workshop

RALEIGH — Wake Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has rescheduled the ninth annual Keeping the Farm Workshop for March 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive in Raleigh. The workshop brings professionals from various...

A.G. letter angers tobacco farmers

RALEIGH — North Carolina tobacco growers have taken exception to a letter signed by N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper and his counterparts which supports excluding the crop from a pending international trade agreement. “I’ve heard an earful about it while talking with farmers at...

Summer day camp registration starts Monday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is taking applications for Day Park Summer Camp Monday, March 3 through Friday, April 11. Designed for boys and girls ages 6-12, the Day Park Summer Camp is a full-day recreational summer camp program designed to...
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Wedding showers continue to break from tradition

Rain showers on a wedding day may bring good luck, but they are seldom coveted. However, a different type of shower altogether is often highly anticipated and can help couples feel like they’re one in a million. Wedding showers are gift-giving parties held for couples about to...

New courses offered at VGCC

WAKE FOREST — Starting this fall, Vance-Granville Community College offers a new gerontology degree as a concentration within the Human Services Technology program. This new concentration will prepare students to specialize in direct service delivery to older adults and their...
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Business Briefs – Feb. 27, 2014

Cancer prevention workshop Friday Vitality Chiropractic and Family Wellness hosts a free cancer prevention workshop tomorrow (Friday), at 5:30 p.m., as part of its Family Wellness Series 2014. The event takes place at 610 Dr. Calvin Jones Highway, Suite 104, in Wake Forest and is...
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Future revolution for humans.

Recently, I had the opportunity to play some older games due to the snowy weather we have had. One of these games was Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC. Originally released in 2011, Dues Ex: Human Revolution is an action role playing video game that...
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Local mothers encourage gun safety

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Moms Demand Action, in unison with Moms Uprising, met Wednesday afternoon in front of Wake Forest’s Staples to protest the company’s allowance of personal defense firearms on its property. This is a part of an ongoing national campaign pressuring...
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It’s party time, No-La style

Mardi Gras returns to Wake Forest this Saturday. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Love the idea of Mardi Gras, but not so much the drunken revelry often associated with it? Wake Forest has the answer this Saturday, with its second annual family-friendly Mardi Gras street festival...
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Always shut your doors

Video games in general put you in the shoes of the good guy, or at the very least a semi-morally conscious anti-hero. But all of that goody-two-shoes mentality gets thrown out the window when someone threatens to steal a hard hour’s work of farming materials in Rust. The game is...

Come 4th, volunteers

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest 4th of July committee is looking for volunteers. Whether you’ve served before or are new in town and would like to get involved planning the 2014 festivities, you’re invited to attend a meeting Monday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. in one of the side rooms...

Sign up NOW for GOP convention

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The 2014 Franklin County Republican Party precinct meetings and county convention are scheduled for March 29 at the Louisburg Moose Lodge, 191 Moose Loop Road. Precinct meetings start at 4 p.m., dinner will be served 5:30-6:30 and the convention begins at 7 p.m....

Franklin County artists reach out

The Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is looking for submissions from writers of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction to be considered in their 2015 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal. They also need black and white art and photography for the book interior...