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Tigers take championship tourney

WAKE FOREST — In the June 24 Wake Forest Parks and Recreation 11/12 Little League Championship Game at J.B. Flaherty Park, the Wake Forest Tigers baseball team, 12-1, avenged their only loss of the season, a 4-3 nail-biter three weeks ago, by beating the defending champion and...
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On Patrol: Trafficking cocaine and stolen gun net woman high bond

by David Leone and Clellie Allen RALEIGH — A Louisburg woman is being held at the Wake County jail on a litany of charges including drug trafficking and firearm charges. Dominique Marie Harrison, 31, 1570 N.C. 98 West, Louisburg, was arrested on a Vance County warrant by Raleigh...
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Harris Teeter grilled chicken strips recalled

WASHINGTON — B. Roberts Foods, a Charlotte, N.C., establishment, is recalling approximately 202 pounds of individual serving grilled chicken entrées due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)...

Sam’s Club approved

Some question whether development is turning Wake Forest into ‘Anywhere USA’. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Town Commissioner Zachary Donahue tried to stop another big box store from going into the town’s Capital Boulevard business district, but none of his fellow commissioners...
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Community garden unites people

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Cooperative Extension and United Way for the third annual Community Garden project, dedicated July 10. Produce will be donated to 23 food programs and pantries in the county. “We want to be able to take all the experience in...

Man shot, killed in home invasion

Wake DA says charges against Calvin Ray unlikely. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A mobile home resident was shot and killed Saturday after kicking open a door to his landlord’s home and rushing inside. Calvin Ray, 89, leveled a sawed-off shotgun and fired once, striking Jeffrey...
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Cross Street repairs to begin

Youngsville tackles drainage issue, catches grief on Woodlief Supply Co. cleanup. By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — Commis-sioners have decided to dip into the contingency fund to pay for needed drainage work near town hall and the ditches along Cross Street to alleviate flooding...

Despite shooting, PreddyFest to go on

FRANKLINTON — Rod-ney Preddy, longtime Franklin-ton resident and promoter of the successful summer bluegrass festival, lost an eye shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by what is being called a stray bullet in Oxford. But that’s not going to stop PreddyFest from taking...
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Beware of fireblight and rust

By Carl Cantaluppi N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent WAKE FOREST — There are two diseases that generally affect trees in the landscape this time of year. One common bacterial disease is called fireblight, which affects certain fruiting pear and apple varieties. Bees spread the...
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Business Briefs

B&W Hardware celebrates Saturday B&W Hardware, 232 S. White St., in downtown Wake Forest, marks its 65th anniversary Saturday with free homemade ice cream, cake and lemonade. Coca-cola from the vintage machine will be sold for 65 cents a bottle. Giveaways during the...
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Wakefield Rotary appoints officers

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest recently appointed new officers for the 2014-15 term during an installation ceremony at the TPC Wakefield Plantation. Club charter member Matt Archer and five-year club member Laura Jazab are the service organization’s new...
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Want my money? Give me something worth it

Since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed well-written stories, interesting characters and fantastical worlds. Once I found video games, I added their story-lines to my collection of favorite books and movies. These story-telling mediums have their own unique way of grasping our...
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Don’t forget your roots

As gamers, we are fortunate with how many great games that are out there for us to enjoy. But those who have been playing console games for more than 10 years will agree that developers don’t always make the best decisions. I have a personal issue with Square Enix in these...

Tobacco growers approve assessment

RALEIGH — North Carolina growers of flue-cured tobacco have approved an assessment that will support the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina’s efforts to promote the interests of its farmers. The assessment was approved on 88 percent of ballots in a mail-in referendum....

Youngsville police reports – July 17, 2014

Reported through July 13 Arrests •Christopher Joseph Lillis, 23, 1449 Huntdell Main Drive, Wendell, was arrested in the parking area of Sheetz, Youngsville, and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver crack cocaine, possession of cocaine (not crack)...

Wake Forest police reports – July 17, 2014

Reported July 7-July 13 Arrests •George Luis Morales, 16, 1029 Gay St., Henderson, was arrested at 13198 Capital Blvd., and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to jail. July 13, 10:31 a.m. •Serita Denise McMillan, 48, 128 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, was...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – July 17, 2014

Reported through July 13 Arrests •Desiree Camille Bohan, 21, 600 Stone Southerland Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home and charged with two counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count of failure to appear on misdemeanor charges. She was taken to the Franklin County jail and...

Become Alzheimer’s aware

WAKE FOREST — One out of 10 seniors has Alzheimer’s disease, and by 2025, four in 10 will be living with the disease, according to the Wake Forest ALZ Aware Campaign. To mark August as Alzheimer’s month in Wake Forest, the town and Carillon Assisted Living invite businesses,...
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Girl Scouts recognized for volunteerism

RALEIGH — For the second year in a row, Girl Scouts Alianna Cole and Madison Steed are recipients of the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award. The girls started Girl Scouts as Brownies and are now Cadettes. They completed Girl Scout Program Aide (PA) training in 2013.  Cole...

Get ready for the rodeo

WAKE FOREST — Food Truck Rodeo, that is. Wake Forest’s inaugural Food Truck Rodeo is Sunday, July 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot near Over the Falls on South Brooks Street. Trucks scheduled to participate are Pie Pushers, Chirba Chirba Dumplin...
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4-H, a tradition of innovation

By Meredith Pinckney NCSU summer intern LOUISBURG — Orville Redenbacher, Johnny Cash and Jackie Kennedy Onassis are just a few of the many people who have been involved with 4-H. With a history spanning more than 100 years, 4-H is rich with tradition, but also has an amazing...

Justice tractor show Sept. 5-6

LOUISBURG — The 14th Annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine show is set for Sept. 5 and 6, 9 miles north of Spring Hope on N.C. 581, between Spring Hope and Louisburg. Events include live country and gospel music and $7 spaghetti plates Friday starting at 5:30...

Take precautions against mosquitoes

WAKE COUNTY — Mosquitoes are out, and the most likely time for them to spread disease is now through September. Take precautions against mosquito bites to prevent West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), LaCrosse encephalitis (LACV) and other mosquito-borne...