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The beat-up roasting pan

by Cara Perciaccanto Growing up, I was my mother’s “sous chef,” learning the recipes handed down through our generations. My grandmother passed the torch to my aunt, who then passed it to my mother. As if in the Thanksgiving Olympics, the torch is now in my possession, and I...

USPS announces Christmas shipping deadlines

RALEIGH — With Christmas less than two months away, the U.S. Postal Service has released mail deadlines to help customers ship the 15.5 billion cards, letters and packages expected to be delivered in time for Christmas. The Postal Service recommends the following mailing and...
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Beware official-looking scam mail

RALEIGH — North Carolinians are receiving official-looking fliers that appear, at first glance, to be from the government. The fliers contain information about property they own including the address, the year the house was built, and its square footage. Recipients of the fliers...
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Rolesville cooks up fireworks fundraiser

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Fireworks 500 Club announces the 2015 publication of a new community cookbook, Taste of Rolesville. The cookbook will feature collections of local family and friends’ recipes, and all proceeds from the sales will benefit the Rolesville 4th of July...
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Ben Franklin Society meets Nov. 13

KITTRELL — The Ben Franklin Society’s annual meeting takes place Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Lynch Creek Farm Cabin, 1973 Rocky Ford Road, Kittrell. Guest speaker Steve Stadelman, an environmental scientist at Novozymes, will discuss the origin, nature and implications of...
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Ball joins Village Pharmacy staff

WAKE FOREST — Village Pharmacy is adding a familiar face behind the counter. Randy Ball, of Wake Forest, will be joining Pharmacist Art Minton, bringing more than 30 years of experience as a practicing pharmacist for CVS. Ball and Minton worked together for six years at the Wake...
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Food truck rodeo returns Sunday

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s second Food Truck Rodeo is scheduled for Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot on South Brooks Street. After July’s hugely successful inaugural event, even more trucks are scheduled to participate this time. Savory food...
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School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Academy to hold art expo Rising Star Christian Academy has scheduled a free community art expo tonight (Thursday), 3-7 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment, face painting, student artwork for...

Secret workshop for kids Nov. 15

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is hosting a class especially for Santa’s little helpers Saturday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. Santa’s Secret Workshop for Kids will offer children ages 5-8 the chance to craft a handmade surprise for mom, dad or another special...
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Johnson receives DAR award

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 21 at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Mike Johnson was guest speaker for the meeting. Johnson leads or is active in many groups, including the Wake Forest Community Response...
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Harkins completes training

WAKE FOREST — U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Payton A. Harkins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies,...
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Bright Ideas grants awarded

YOUNGSVILLE — Wake Electric has awarded select teachers in Granville, Franklin, Johnston and Wake Counties a grand total of $53,557.59 in Bright Ideas education grants to fund innovative classroom learning projects. Area winners include David Sander from Wake Forest High, Lori...
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Birthplace society holds annual meeting

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society held its annual meeting Oct. 12 at the Wake Forest Historical Museum on North Main Street. Society President Tom Parrish welcomed 110 guests, followed by former society President Susan P. Brinkley’s invocation of Holy...
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Library News – Nov. 6, 2014

In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300), and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, 919-870-4000). Most programs are...

Get tickets now for breakfast with Santa

WAKE FOREST — Breakfast with Santa is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 6, 8-10 a.m. at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club, 325 S. Wingate St. The event will include pancakes, story time, entertainment and photos with Santa. Holiday attire is encouraged. Tickets are $5 each, or $20...
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Student and mom stitch up fundraising quilt

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Farm Bureau agent Steve Arrington is pictured with the handmade quilt he won with his bid of $175 at Monday night’s Snow Scholarship auction hosted by Wake County Farm Bureau. Also pictured is Maren Jensen, a freshman at Wake Forest High and member of...

You decide: What industries will lead growth?

by Dr. Mike Walden North Carolina’s economy has gone through three major economic periods during the past century. Like most states, farming was the leading industry in both production and employment in the early 1900s. Most workers rose before dawn and went to their fields to...

Christmas parades announced

•The Franklin County Christmas parade is scheduled in Louisburg Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. Parade entry applications are available at the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce office, 112 E. Nash St., or by calling 919-496-3056 or e-mailing bfuller@franklin-chamber.org....
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Voters down bond issue

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •The Wake Forest High School pigskin chasers beat Apex High 14-13 in Wake Forest’s fourth football game of the season. Student standouts included halfback “Corky” Gill and...
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Class of ’52 reunites

Youngsville High School’s class of 1952 celebrated its 62nd reunion Oct. 29 at the Golden Corral in Wake Forest. Classmates in attendance were, from left, Frances Williams Duke, Myrtle Gray Cooke Holmes, Betty Glenn Dement Wrenn, Craybon Hudson, Douglas Holmes, Beatrice Lowery...
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Celebrate American Indian heritage at Museum of History

RALEIGH — November is American Indian Heritage Month, and the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will present a free event Nov. 22, the 19th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration. Drum groups, musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers and others from North Carolina’s eight...
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Prevent fires at home this winter

WAKE FOREST — Winter is synonymous with many things, but few people would rank home fires atop their list of what reminds them of winter. However, according to the United States Fire Administration, more than 900 people per year lose their lives to winter home fires and more than...