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Get your famous Brunswick stew, on sale with Legion Post 52 Jan. 17

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton American Legion Post 52 will sell its famous Brunswick Stew at the post facility Saturday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m. until all is sold — which is usually no later than 1pm. The stew is just $8 per quart and all proceeds are used to support Post 52 programs....
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A modern knight in shining armor

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman As promised in last week’s edition of Local Gamers, I will cover the highly anticipated “Batman: Arkham Knight” due to release June 2 of this year for PC, PlayStation and Xbox One. The upcoming action-adventure title developed by Rocksteady Studios...
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MLK celebration began in ’95

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1955 •Police are seeking information about the driver and occupant of a car that has twice damaged the No. 3 green and several fairways at Paschal Golf Course on the Wake Forest...
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Share Valentine’s Day love with veterans

WAKE FOREST — Librarians throughout Wake County Public Libraries are organizing an opportunity for the community to show its appreciation to the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. Through Feb. 2, library visitors of all ages are encouraged to use the library’s...
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Letter to the Publisher Emeritus:

I am one of the co-leaders for the Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1118 (and mother of Arabella — the girl on the left), and we just want to thank you for the awesome comment, “If there was a prize for the best dressed, the Troop 1118 girls would win.”  (Christmas parade coverage, Dec....
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Holiday closures announced

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday marking the birthday of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. King was assassinated in 1968 and the holiday was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. It is observed the third Monday of January. Wake Forest Town...
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Dog grooming certification available

Business Briefs — Week of Jan. 15, 2015 Dog grooming certification available Dirty Dogs Spa & Boutique, 929 Heritage Lake Road, Wake Forest, is offering training and certification classes for dog grooming: basic pet grooming and bather/brusher. The pet grooming course is...
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Wake Forest Parks & Rec youth basketball scores

Reported Jan. 13 Editor’s note: The younger teams do not keep score, so only the matches are listed. Monday, Jan. 5 7-8 year-olds Bulls vs. Pioneers Bulls: Landry Boyles, Finian Shail, Julian Young, Devin Walker, Peyton May Pioneers: Tyler Abbe, Ethan McMican, Matt Sulinski, John...
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Wake crime – week of Jan. 15, 2015

Falls •Ronnie Rodriguez Langston Jr., 34, 2220 Valley Edge Road, Raleigh, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer A.L. Clark at the Wake County jail and charged with violating a domestic violence protective order. Jan. 8, 11:24 p.m. •Elizabeth Ann Lavoie, 51, 3225 Flint Shire...

Wake Forest police reports – week of Jan. 15, 2015

Reported Jan. 5-11. Incidents •Possession of marijuana with intent to sell and distribute was reported on Stadium Drive. Jan. 7, 11:44 a.m. •A purse was stolen from a car located at 865 Durham Road. The purse contained credit cards, house keys, a checkbook, driver’s license and a...

Wake Forest construction permits

The Wake Forest Planning Department reports a total of 141 permits issued for the month of December. There were 117 residential permits, 14 non-residential permits and 10 fire permits. The department conducted 1,223 inspections and performed 97 plan reviews, including 68...
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Third graders at North Forest Pines get surprise visit

WAKE FOREST — Every week during football season, including when tracked out, students in Akemi Sadler’s third grade class posed for a picture holding up good luck signs and ‘Go Wake Forest’ signs for the Wake Forest High School’s varsity football team. Sadler talked with her...
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Franklinton student wins oratory contest

FRANKLINTON — American Legion Post 52 in Franklinton held its annual oratorical contest Jan. 10. The contest is open each year to high school students under 20 years old. Each student competes by speaking on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, emphasizing the duties of citizens...
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School briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Heritage Elementary •Today, Thursday, Heritage Elementary celebrates January birthdays (Tracks 1, 2, and 3). •Jan. 22 — Staff Good Day “Warm and Fuzzy.” Also, PTA meeting 7 p.m. in the media center. Free childcare provided by...
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Strong support shown for police

Events held Saturday in Wake Forest, Louisburg. By David Leone It started out as a simple query on a community Facebook page. The asker, Steven Preddy of Youngsville, wanted to know: What can people do for police in wake of the nationwide protests and recent violence against...

Rolesville considers public works division

Council will discuss plans Feb. 27. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — After debating through several recent town board meetings whether to expand their annual planning workshop beyond a single day, commissioners opted to stay with a similar agenda from previous years, and limit the...
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County to continue pressure for 401, broadband

LOUISBURG — Franklin County commissioners are not backing off of the goal of seeing U.S. 401 widened from Rolesville to Louisburg and may petition Congress for help. Although the recent decision by the N.C. Department of Transportation to leave the highway off the Strategic...
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Wake Forest by the numbers

A look inside one month’s work of municipal government. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Municipal government is a complex operation. Not only do town workers keep the lights on, the streets clean, parkland maintained, permits issued and criminals in check, but they have to do it on...

An extra special movie night set for Jan. 23

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host a movie night for children with special needs Friday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, this free event will offer exceptional children and their...
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Man leads cops on 100-mph chase

On Patrol by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — A Franklin County Sheriff‘s deputy was reviewing paperwork shortly after noon Dec. 23, when he noticed the driver of a gold Ford Taurus acting suspiciously and decided to check it out. A recalcitrant Larry Donnell Williamson ended up leading...

Regional equine mini-series scheduled for 2015

LOUISBURG — Educational informational meetings continue throughout the winter months for equine owners in the region. Mark your calendar and plan to attend an educational mini-series for area horse owners in January and February. All meetings will be held in the Franklin County...

Franklin County’s EIA clinic set for Feb. 21

Louisburg — Plan to bring your equine to the annual Franklin County EIA Coggins Clinic scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21 (snow/ice date: March 7) to the Farmers Market Shelter in Louisburg near the Shannon Village Shopping Center. It will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Horse owners must...

DWI-related deaths fall in 2014

RALEIGH — In 2014, the Highway Patrol investigated 5,460 alcohol related collisions contributing to 3,697 reported injuries. Also as a result, there were 181 people killed, reflecting a 20 percent decrease from the 228 people killed in 2013. Throughout the state, troopers made...