Go bald for childhood cancer research

WAKE FOREST — The St. Baldricks Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at The Factory on March 7. There more than 300 people will shave their heads in solidarity with...

Contribute supplies to aid veterans

RALEIGH — The ladies of Valor are collecting supplies to aid veterans in anticipation of a new housing complex. The needs include, but are not limited to, kitchen items, bathroom items, personal care items, cleaners, gift cards, cash or checks. No furniture or clothing....
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Local school report cards

Here are the grades of schools in our area, released as part of the school progress reports. Franklin County: Bunn Elementary, C; Edward Best Elementary, B; Franklinton Elementary, D; Laurel Mill Elementary, D; Long Mill Elementary, C; Louisburg Elementary, D; Royal Elementary,...
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Wildlife commission: Wolves now unwelcome

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has adopted two resolutions regarding reintroduction of red wolves in North Carolina. The first requests the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service end its experimental, non-essential red wolf reintroduction project in the northeastern...
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Cpl. Bitting completes N.C. Justice Academy program

Business Briefs, week of Feb. 12, 2015 Cpl. Bitting completes N.C. Justice Academy program Corporal A. N. Bitting of the Wake Forest Police Department recently completed the Tactical Training Certificate Program at the North Carolina Justice Academy. The certificate program is...
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Rhode answers questions about student loans, debit cards

by Steve Rhode, the Get-out-of-debt guy Dear Steve: I can’t believe how much student loan debt I have. It feels like I can barely get by each month and there is no way for me to ever get out from under these loans. I have both federal and private student loans that add up to over...

Free File demo Feb. 18

LOUISBURG — Congressman Butterfield will be present for the annual N.C. Free File public briefing and demonstration to highlight the public-private partnership that provides free online federal and state income tax preparation and e-filing services for lower and moderate income...

Courts to decide limits of 25-year-old Map Act

State highway officials can leave property in limbo By Barry Smith for Zenger News RALEIGH — Hundreds of North Carolinians who own property in swaths of land that the N.C. Department of Transportation has staked out for highways are awaiting action in state courts. Their parcels...
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Put these special events on your calendar

Activities abound for exceptional families in the weeks ahead, including the following. Ball Leagues •The Wake Forest Dream League is a baseball league designed for children with special needs ages 5-21. Registration for the 2015 season is now open. If you are interested in...

Senior Center offers driver safety class

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Senior Center will host an AARP Driver Safety Class on Monday, February 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. This class covers defensive driving techniques and the normal changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time associated with aging. The course also provides...

Shop holds essay contest

WAKE FOREST — The Storytellers Book Store of Wake Forest, 158 S. White St., invites youths to be a part of Black History Month by entering their writing contest. In 400 words or less, write what freedom means to you. Use your own experience, knowledge of history, or an example of...

Heritage society meets Feb. 19

LOUISBURG — The Heritage Society of Franklin County will have its regular meeting Feb. 19, at 1 pm, at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse, 32 Golden Leaf Drive, Louisburg (behind Bojangles). Members are encouraged to attend. New members and visitors are welcome. For additional information,...
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Rolesville Middle finishes as champs

Rolesville 43 Wake Forest 36 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — After the final buzzer rang for the last time this season, the Rolesville Middle school boys basketball team walked off the court as division champs. The Rams have come a long way in the past three years. The boys...
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Cougars capture third straight title

Wake Forest 34, Rolesville 14 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Whether it’s high school or middle school, winning three straight conference championships is a tremendous task to achieve and the Wake Forest Middle school girls basketball team can celebrate that accomplishment. The...
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Patriots get revenge on rival Raleigh Charter

Franklin Academy 52, Raleigh Charter 46 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — There was sweet victory at Franklin Academy after the boys basketball team defeated Raleigh Charter, 52-46. The Patriots lost to the Phoenix earlier this season, 54-51, but got even by winning Friday night....
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Free turkey hunting seminar

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold free turkey hunting seminars on the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, March 3, 5 and 17 in anticipation of the upcoming spring turkey...
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Vote for Heritage Elementary in Jan Brett contest

School Briefs - week of Feb. 12, 2015 Send any school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Forest Pines Elementary •Kindergarten registration began Jan 15 for the 2015-16 school year. Parents must register their child at their base school. If FPDE is your base, you can come to...
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Students, school staff honored

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Schools Board of Education recognized six individuals for their achievements, including two students. Diana Potter and Kristen House, pictured at right, both students at Terrell Lane Middle School, were honored for their exemplary character. Two...
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Henderson selected for U.S. Navy Band’s tour

HENDERSON — America’s Navy is coming home to Henderson, one of 32 cities in six states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2015 spring tour — one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs. The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus’s performance...

Hear from former Vietnam POWs Monday

RALEIGH — Three men who survived years of terror as prisoners of the North Vietnamese Communist government will share their stories during a symposium presented by N.C. Vietnam Veterans Inc. Each will speak during the pro-gram American POWs and Vietnamese Re-Education Camps on...

Rolesville construction permits for January 2015

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during January 2015. Mechanical •Pridgen, Samuel, 705 N. Main St., $120. •American Homes 4 Rent, 516 Littleport Drive, $60. •Decoster, James, 114 Blueberry Court, $60. •Tanner, Verlinda, 929...

Wake Forest police reports

Editor’s note: Arrest, incident, citation and accident reports are an important part of the public record, keeping the public informed with public safety news. With regard to arrests and citations, individuals have only been charged at this point and are presumed innocent until...

Wake County arrests – week of Feb. 12, 2015

Reported Jan. 24-29. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Cameron Deon Harston, 16, 2420 St. Paul’s Square, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer T.E. Privette at the Wake County jail and charged with felony breaking and...