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Youngsville art festival this weekend

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Woman’s Club hosts their 60th Arts Festival at the Youngsville Museum of History this weekend. Showings are Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. The museum is located at 120 W. Franklin Street and the festival is open to all. This year’s...

Body Shop leaving Wake Forest

Move to NYC to affect 145 local jobs. WAKE FOREST — The Body Shop is moving its U.S. headquarters to New York City. Now located in Wake Forest off Burlington Mills Road, the move will affect up to 145 local jobs, Body Shop spokesperson Kathleen Linder stated in a press release...
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Solar shades deemed ‘functional art’

Defining Wake Electric additions left planners scratching their heads. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Construction on the new Wake Electric Membership Corp. building on Franklin Street is nearly complete. All that remains now is to build solar shades on ether side of the entrance....
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International film festival coming Jan. 24

LOUISBURG — The red carpet, glittering awards and a full line-up of indy films are coming to Louisburg College Jan. 24-25 in the international film festival, First in Aviation. Both feature length and short films from nine countries, including Bangladesh, Denmark, Germany, Greece...
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Blasting work begins on Smith Creek project

WAKE FOREST — The city of Raleigh and Park Construction of NC, Inc., are slated to begin blasting and excavation operations in the area of the Smith Creek Greenway as part of the Smith Creek Interceptor Improvement Project (SCIIP). Residents who live near the Smith Creek Greenway...
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Hope Lutheran holds Night to Shine Feb. 13

WAKE FOREST — Hope Lutheran Church has been selected as one of 50 host sites for the upcoming nationwide Night to Shine prom for people with special needs. The event will happen in 50 different cities across the country simultaneously Friday, Feb. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. The...
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Wake Fire show filmed locally

Living Arts students, grads dominate the crew. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Next month, when the old planning cottage near town hall goes up in smoke as part of a fire department training exercise, the crew of Wake Fire will be there to film it. Wake Fire is a yet-to-be-...

Koinonia celebrates ‘25th’ Feb. 7

WAKE FOREST — The Koinonia Foundation will celebrate 25 years of meeting needs in the Wake Forest area with its Koinonia Cares charity auction Feb. 7. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. at The Forks Cafeteria in downtown Wake Forest. This year’s theme is Caring for the Hearts of...

Catch local opportunities to be involved, informed

Town of Wake Forest briefs — Jan. 15, 2015 WAKE FOREST — The new year is off and running for the town of Wake Forest. Following are some of the key happenings: Register now for Elsa & Ana’s Frozen Wonderland Wake Forest Parks & Rec is hosting two times for Elsa &am...
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Help Venture Crew 5 – stock up on Brunswick stew Jan. 17

WAKE FOREST — Just in time to stave off the cold weather, Venture Crew 5 (above) will be selling Brunswick Stew Jan. 17 at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church for $8 a quart as a fundraiser to help offset the cost of youth and leaders going to Winterfest in February. Winterfest is...
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MLK celebration, interracial dialogue events Jan. 22

Free celebration to be preceded by presentation on state of racial situation in Wake Forest. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Quelling racial disharmony will be the theme for a new program organized by multiple faith leaders for the afternoon of Jan. 22 on the campus of Southeastern...
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Small farm conference coming

LOUISBURG — There are many opportunities in North Carolina for the small farmer. To explore several options, a regional conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Vance-Granville Community College multi-purpose building in Louisburg. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the...

Police ask residents to contact them first for suspicious activity

WAKE FOREST — In response to a wave of recent rumors on local social media websites, police officials are urging residents to report suspicious activity to the Wake Forest Police Department and not just post information on Facebook to avoid the spread of possible hoaxes. In late...

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...
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America in Satire

Local Gamers by David Allen I’ve been able to write about a number of famous franchises, but none have held such a high position of notoriety due to its infamous gameplay and ability to be a household name. I am, of course, talking about “Grand Theft Auto V” (GTAV), the latest...
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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...