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Chicken dinner makes Miracle League big winner

Christian Sledge, a senior at Bunn High School, hosted a chicken plate sale April 19 at the school’s baseball field as part of his senior project. The project raised $1,365 for The Miracle League of Franklin County. Sledge is pictured (center, holding the check) surrounded by his...
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Student earns Duke TIP recognition

ROLESVILLE — Thales Academy Rolesville student Ivan Bachinsky was recognized by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) at a ceremony held May 19 at the Duke University campus in Durham.   The Duke TIP Seventh Grade Talent Search identifies students across...
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Crawfish Day Saturday

RALEIGH — Fresh North Carolina crawfish are on the menu Saturday at the State Farmers Market. Crawfish will be sold live for $6 per pound (5-pound minimum), or cooked with Cajun seasoning for $7 per pound (1-pound minimum). The limit per person is 25 pounds, and no pre-orders...

Franklin Arts Council plans busy summer

•FCAC Photo Guild meets Sunday, June 1st at 5 p.m. at the FCAC office/gallery, 22 Main St. Franklinton, NC. The FCAC Photography Guild is a group of area photographers, both hobbyist and professional, that enjoy meeting once a month to exchange ideas, knowledge, and inspiration...

Take farm field trip

RALEIGH — The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina A&T State University is hosting its annual Small Farms Field Day at the University Farm June 19, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. An extensive array of research in progress will be open to the public. This year’s...
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ECU awards full scholarship

GREENVILLE — Ashley Wilford of Wake Forest is among 20 incoming freshmen selected for the EC Scholars Program at Eastern Carolina University. Wilford, a senior at Franklin Academy, plans to major in biomedical engineering. An assistant dance teacher who has been performing for 15...
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Franklin Co. recognizes Veterans

Franklin County was recognized as a N.C. Purple Heart County Monday night at the Franklin County board of commissioners meeting. More than 80 North Carolina counties have been identified as such, and the overall goal is to have all 100 counties recognized before July 4th....

Youngsville police reports – June 5th, 2014

Arrests •Tyler Shelton, 21, 1770 Cedar Creek Road, was arrested on Holden Road and charged with driving while impaired, May 30, 3:45 a.m. Shelton reported to officers that he had been traveling home on Holden Road when his right side tires went off the road and he overcorrected,...

You decide: Can gray become green in rural areas?

By John Walden Retired people are on the move, going to resorts, towns and cities where their children and grandchildren live. Or simply to locations with a lower cost of living. And they’re staying. This relocation is in sharp contrast to generations ago, when it was common to...

Hit the trails Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The town is inviting residents and nature lovers to celebrate National Trails Day Saturday at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. At 9 a.m. Wake Forest will recognize nearly 200 Adopt-a-Trail and Adopt-a-Stream volunteers in the Joyner Park Performance Garden....

Don’t fall for phony credit card calls

WAKE FOREST — Consumers in North Carolina are receiving automated telephone calls saying that their credit or debit card has been canceled or deactivated. The message offers recipients a way to get their card back into service. The calls are coming from a variety of numbers....

Wining for a good cause

WAKE FOREST — Sipping a glass of wine is even more enjoyable when it’s for a worthwhile cause. Such is the case with this weekend’s Wine to Water tasting and raffle fundraiser at the Wake Forest and Raleigh locations of Wine 101 held by the North Wake Chapter of the American Wine...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Host families needed World Heritage Student Exchange Program seeks host families for students from Eurasia who have received scholarships through the U.S. State Department-sponsored Future Leaders...

Don’t fall for summer scams

WAKE FOREST — Each year as temperatures start to rise so too do the number of reported scams in our area. The Wake Forest Police Department reminds residents to be aware of door-to-door scams and suspicious persons in their neighborhoods. Town ordinance requires door-to-door...

Kudos – June 5th, 2014

Scholarships •Taylor Erin Williams, of Youngsville, has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America. Williams is the daughter of Susan D. Beasley in Youngsville. She plans to use the grant to...

Trading Path Association founder honored

FRANKLIN CO. — Tom Magnuson, founder of the Trading Path Preservation Association, was recently recognized with emeritus membership in the Ben Franklin Society. Magnuson received the honorary, lifetime membership award from Bob Radcliffe, president and board chairman of the Ben...

Horseshoe Farm contract awarded

RALEIGH — The Fred Smith Company was awarded a $1,859,081 contract by the Raleigh City Council for phase one of construction of the Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve, located near the intersection of Ligon Mill and Louisburg roads. Phase one development includes widening and paving...
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Ham radio operator in world championship

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville resident and top amateur radio operator Nathan Moreschi, amateur radio call sign N4YDU, has been selected to compete in the World Radiosport Team Championship 2014 (WRTC2014).  This quadrennial radiosport competition, the first held in the United States...

Veteran tip hotline launched

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCVA) launched a Vet Tip Hotline Monday to help veterans and improve services at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USVA) medical facilities located in the state. The hotline will provide a resource for veterans and...

Pattern change on Wakefield Pines Drive to improve traffic

WAKE FOREST — The Raleigh City Council Tuesday approved a change in the traffic pattern at both approaches of Wakefield Pines Drive to Falls of Neuse Road. The right-hand traffic lane in both approaches will be converted from a combination straight ahead and right-turn lane to a...
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Youngsville man fourth in fishing tourney

HENDERSON — Robert Barrett of Youngsville finished  fourth in Fishing League Worldwide’s Wal-mart Bass Fishing League tournament held on Kerr Lake May 31. Barrett caught five bass, totaling 13 pounds 6 ounces. He won $827 in prize money. Barrett has a career earning total of...
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Husky receives lacrosse scholarship

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Ryan Varner, a four-year lacrosse athlete from Heritage High School is the recipient of the Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarship Award. Varner was recognized during the halftime of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Men’s...
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Tennis league champs awarded Avery Cup

The Wake Forest Area Tennis Association’s spring 2014 Avery Cup league champions announced. 
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Heritage outfielder to play for Southeastern Community College

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High’s outfielder Brett Moore signed with Southeastern Community College (SCC) to play baseball Feb. 5. SCC is located between Chardbourn and Whiteville in Columbus county and is a Division II school with 13 competing teams....