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Sparks fly over fireworks costs

Town police may refuse committee’s policing request this July. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — July  is  still four months away but the  fireworks have already begun. The Wake Forest Fourth of July committee, an all-volunteer group, is hot about the Wake Forest Police Department’s...
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Louisburg mushroom crop sees success

by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Every year she’s organized the Successful Small Farms conference, Agricultural Agent Martha Mobley has looked to showcase not just the standard topics that need covering, but also the new and unique. This year, the spotlight will shine on Robert...
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Popular new bakery burns

YOUNGSVILLE — In what almost seemed like a case of deja vu, the bakery at 120 E. Main St. caught fire Sunday morning, causing significant damage to the inside. The location of the fire was in the same place as the former Gigi’s House Bistro, which suffered two fires before...
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Rolesville to fete police chief

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville is hosting a retirement celebration for Police Chief Matt Anderson Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. at the town hall offices, 502 Southtown Circle. The public has been invited to attend as well as to share memories and anecdotes about Anderson beforehand for...
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Teen survives knife attack, suspect still at large

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A Youngsville teen has pulled through two surgeries and started the long road to recovery after a stabbing attack for which police still have no motive. Joshua Lane was stabbed in the early morning hours Sunday while he was working at Cruizers on...
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Searching for hope, help that heals

Local profiles by Carol Taber Church is not usually one of the first places hurting people think of while in the middle of a separation or a divorce. Yet among the churches in Wake Forest, there are two programs that offer hope, community and encouragement to people reeling from...
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TA charged in sex offense

Anthony Harris taught special-ed at WHS. by David Leone WAKEFIELD — A former Wakefield High School teacher’s assistant was arrested Tuesday by Raleigh police and charged with three felony counts of committing a sex offense with a student. Anthony Mondale Harris, 27, 106 Bon...
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Grain Mill growing up (and out)

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Notice the new sign on the former coin shop building, you know, the one that used to sport a tall wooden Indian? That’s right, the Grain Mill Grocery Cooperative is moving on up — to a large and much more visible location than the basement of the...
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What flowers mean to us

Come mid-February, florist delivery trucks can be seen making the rounds through neighborhoods all across the country, transporting thousands of bouquets, plants and other floral arrangements that serve as gifts on Valentine’s Day. Roses may be the most popular flower come...
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Donovan, Ball to wed

WAKE FOREST —Kathleen and Andrew Donovan of Wake Forest are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Christine Lynn Donovan to Matthew Gray Ball. A May wedding is planed at Down 2 Earth Farms in Rougemont.
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Deputy saves wrecked suspect

On Patrol - week of Feb. 12, 2015 LOUISBURG — Approximately 12:28 a.m. on Tuesday, Deputy David Jacobs was on routine patrol when he observed a motorist run the stop sign at N.C. 39 and Old U.S. 64. Jacobs conducted a traffic stop, but as he approached the driver’s side door, the...
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Can you run faster than a pastor?

Concept 5K aims to aid health, charity. David Leone WAKE FOREST — The laity over at Woodland Baptist Church are rushing to get the word out about a charity fundraiser. They’re actually planning to run (or walk) as fast as they can, to try to beat their own pastors in a 5K race....
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A grown-up gamer

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman My time here at Local Gamers is coming to a close and I want to share with you the impact gaming has had on my life. As a child, video games were being thrown around in the media quite often because no one knew the long term effects. I started...

Farewell fellow gamer

Local Gamers by David Allen All things come to an end, and gamers know this all to well as our favorite titles come to an end through finishing the gameplay or it being discontinued by publishers because of its age. Like these things, my fellow Local Gamers column writer Gordon...
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Mardi Gras, football, history and state of things ahead

Following are some upcoming happenings in the Wake Forest area: Mardi Gras and football celebration downtown Downtown Wake Forest will be filled with Mardi Gras revelry for children of all ages Saturday. The family-friendly celebration will run 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and feature music,...

Hear Campbell choir

WAKE FOREST — The Campbell University Choir will present a free concert of both sacred and secular music on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave. Featured sacred works include rich-textured settings by Z Randall Stroope, Josu Elberdin, and Moses Hogan....
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Youth Auditions next week

WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater Company is back with another youth production. Auditions for The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel will be at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. on Friday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m....
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Students return for show

WAKE FOREST — For 35 years, Linda Burrell has taught youths art, the last 15 at Sunflower Studios. This Friday during Art After Hours, three of her former students are returning to her studio’s guest gallery. “They’re all three going to be showing for the first time in an art...
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Student receives Voice of Democracy award

WAKE FOREST — The award for Voice of Democracy 2014-15 was presented by essay committee member Dave Martin, Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, to Christopher Vaughn at Wake Forest High School recently. The theme for the 2014-15 contest was Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s...

Annual Soup Day features 100-year-old recipe

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Woman’s Club has their annual Soup Day Thursday, Feb. l9 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Youngsville Community House on East Main Street. The chicken and vegetable recipe is more than l00 years old, according to organizers. For regular connesseurs of the...
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Small-town feel lost in ’85?

This week in History, by David Leone In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •S.W. Brewer has revamped his Wake Forest grocery business. The longtime grocer changed this month from a delivery and credit structure to...

Are Wake Forest singers looking for you?

WAKE FOREST — If you can move your feet and sing at the same time, the Wake Forest Singers really need you. All SATB voices are needed. Rehearsals just began and are open until Feb. 19. The Singers meet at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Durham Road, across fr...