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Police investigate online nude Wake student photos

WAKE FOREST — It didn’t take long for word to spread Tuesday that Wake Forest police are investigating the crime of disseminating obscenity after nude photos of potential Wake County high school students started showing up online. The news raced through some of the same social...
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Police: Have you seen these people?

By Clellie Allen Local law enforcement agencies are asking for the public’s help in locating certain individuals. Stolen car parts LOUISBURG — Franklin County deputies are looking for this man and asking if anyone can identify him to contact Captain Smith at 919-729-4600. He is...
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Schools facilities manager lands in hot seat

By Juliet McDonald RALEIGH — Joe Desormeaux, facilities manager for Wake County Public School System, was in the hot seat more than once during the Wake County Commissioners meeting Monday afternoon. Commissioners tackled multiple agenda items concerning Wake Schools, all...
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Friday deadline to enter Incredible Pageant

Student-organized event designed to embolden youths with disabilities. WAKE FOREST — Maha Rehman, a senior at Franklin Academy High School, has organized a pageant for youths and young adults, with a twist. “The Incredible Pageant is specifically organized to focus on children...
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Cemetery plan plotted

Apartments also approved. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A plan for the long-awaited columbarium at the town-run cemetery was presented to town commissioners Tuesday night, but they had grave concerns with the design. Though the board approved the plan, which will add a structure...
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Get up close and personal with JMC

Country music singer in town for special show to benefit domestic violence victims. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Want to see country music phenom Jason Michael Carroll up close while helping victims of domestic violence? Come see him perform this Friday at the Mill Room in The...
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Neighbor helping neighbor

Michael Nunn, center, in the ballcap, was spinning his tires on North College Street trying to get to the plowed part of the road Feb. 13. First, a seminary worker helped shovel him out, then, Don Stroud drove up in a Jeep and pulled him out with a chain.
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Drug bust successful

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — As part of an ongoing investigation in the sale and distribution of controlled substances, particularly crack cocaine and marijuana, officers of the Franklin County Tactical team executed a search warrant just after 9 a.m. Feb. 7 at 30 Curtis Road,...
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Museum events abound in March

RALEIGH — March brings an abundance of programs to the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. From NASCAR to Celtic music, events are geared toward all ages and tastes. Registration is required where noted by calling 919-807-7992. Photographer’s Talk and Tour, March 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m....

GOP meeting, dinner tonight

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Feb. 13 Franklin County Republican party’s executive committee and covered dish dinner has been rescheduled for tonight (Thursday, Feb. 20) at 7 p.m. at GOP Headquarters, 101 W. Nash St., Louisburg. All Republicans and those wishing to register Republican...
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Outdoorswomen scholarships offered

RALEIGH — Women interested in learning outdoors skills through hands-on experiences may be eligible for scholarships through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. Scholarships cover up to 80 percent of registration fees, which range...

Arts group offers creative classes

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council is sponsoring workshops for the artistically inclined next month. They will take place at 22 S. Main St. in downtown Franklinton, unless otherwise noted. Writing workshop — Journaling for the Soul is an ongoing writing workshop...

Chowan Singers perform

WAKE FOREST — The Chowan Singers will perform as part of The Virginia Tull Music & Arts Series of Wake Forest Baptist Church. The concert takes place at the church, 107 E. South Ave., Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. Under the direction of Aaron M. Rice...
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Evolve, are you a man, or the beast?

I love a good single-player campaign, with the engaging storyline and developing characters. It really hits the spot. But sometimes, you just need to sit back and game with some friends. Games like that are quite popular, but few are as legendary as the Left 4 Dead series. The...

Park construction manager chosen

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council has approved the selection of Barnhill Contracting Company as the construction manager at risk for the Abbotts Creek Park project. Council approved a contract with Barnhill in the amount of $8,500 for pre-construction services. The estimated...
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This Week In History – Feb. 20, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Wingate Hall, the second oldest building on the Wake Forest College campus, was destroyed by fire of unknown origin in the early morning hours. Wake Forest and Raleigh...
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Business Briefs – Feb. 20, 2014

YABA business news •Now is the time for 2014 YABA business membership. New membership dues have been held to $50 while membership renewals are only $25. Membership includes listing and 2-inch by 2-inch ad in YABA directory, a name listing in the Who’s Who of Youngsville, Night to...

Residents clean up Franklin Street

WAKE FOREST — More than 50 people from the Greens and Meadows section of Heritage, Sheetz employees and representatives from Fonville Morisey’s new Wake Forest location joined forces to clean up Franklin Street, Feb. 9. Volunteers collected more than 30 bags of trash along the...

Auto insurance rates stable

RALEIGH — While the North Carolina Rate Bureau has asked to be able to increase homeowners insurance by some 24.5 percent this year, they have left auto insurance rates alone. According to the N.C. Department of Insurance, the NCRB submitted a filing Jan. 31 that requests no...
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Solid year for Metal Gear

For quite some time I have been excited about the newest Metal Gear Solid coming out. Later this year, we will have the honor of playing Metal Gear Solid V, which is an open world action-adventure stealth video game currently in development for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox...

AARP offers tax prep help

FRANKLINTON — The AARP Foundation will assist with free individual federal and N.C. income tax preparation and e-filing for anyone who needs help. The assistance is available at the Franklinton Senior Center, 206 East Mason St., Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 15. Call...

At the library Feb. 20, 2014

There’s lots going on at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), other events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports Feb. 20, 2014

Arrests •Victor Loretto Matzner, 48, 1304 Bethlehem Road, Youngsville, was arrested on Bethlehem Road and charged with assault on a female. He was taken to jail and held on 48-hour domestic hold. Deputy B. Lester, Feb. 15, 10:06 p.m. •Jonathan Wayne Edwards, 35, 4036 U.S. 1...

Wake Forest police reports Feb. 20, 2014

Arrests •Charles Thomas Graber, 22, 1337 Lindenberg Square, was arrested at home and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and second degree trespassing. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $1,000 bond. Officer N.S. Dillard, Feb. 17, 11:18 p.m. •Jacqueline...