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Watch for e-mails with fake Target websites

RALEIGH — More fallout from that massive data breach from national retailer Target means fraudulent emails could be headed to your inbox. If you get an e-mail asking you to click on a link with “Target” in the web address, be cautious. Soon after Target announced the security...
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Enjoy snow, but be safe

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — It’s been a while since we’ve had an appreciable snow. And as we are going to press, we still don’t know if we’ll be in the 2-inch or 6-inch band of snow showers. Because we so rarely get long periods of truly winter weather, it can be easy to...
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Buy tickets now for State of the Town dinner on Feb. 17

WAKE FOREST — Mayor Vivian Jones will deliver her 2014 State of the Town Address on Monday, Feb. 17, beginning at 6 p.m., during the Sixth Annual State of the Town Address and Dinner. Presented by the Wake Forest Rotary Club, the event will be held at the town’s new event...
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Walk to end lupus steps into Raleigh

RALEIGH — On April 27, The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) will host its 6th Annual Walk to End Lupus Now: Raleigh at the N.C.S.U.-Centennial Campus. A kickoff party and team captain’s rally takes place Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Holiday...
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Leak cost may be recovered

Repairs to new Wake Forest town hall about 40 percent finished. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Visitors to town hall in the past few weeks can’t help but notice the crews on telescoping scaffolding working on the building’s exterior walls.  They’re contractors with Exterior...
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Local liars

WAKE FOREST — Most of us have relatives we swear are champion liars. Many of them are our children, favorite uncles or the grandparents of our family clans. Locally, we have in residence at least two of the best resident liars in the state. E. Gale Buck, a long time Raleigh...
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Spectaculathon at WFHS Friday

WAKE FOREST — Four Odyssey of the Mind (OM) division III teams from Wake Forest High School present Spectaculathon, which showcases thinking and performing arts skills, Friday at 7 p.m. at the school. Odyssey of the Mind was founded in 1979 by Dr. Sam Micklus. It has developed...

Police make arrest in East Pine Avenue shooting

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police arrested Calvin Antonio Mitchell Jr., Saturday, on warrants for a Thursday evening shooting, according to Wake Forest Police Lt. Brian Mote. Friday, the police department asked for the public’s help in locating and arresting...

Storyteller Donna Washington returns

WAKE FOREST — Award-winning storyteller and multicultural folklorist Donna L. Washington will deliver an unforgettable storytelling performance Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St. Washington has been sharing stories with audiences for more than 24...

Highway Patrol offers simple winter driving tips

RALEIGH — The weather in North Carolina is unpredictable and this time of year you never know when to expect black ice, snow, icy roads or a mixture of road conditions. The Highway Patrol asks motorists to prepare in advance for winter driving. •Avoid travel unless necessary when...
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Space Ninjas play free!

I love new ideas, especially in video games. The entire (most of it, I’m looking at you Activision) industry of video gaming thrives on new ideas. This week we take a look at Digital Extremes’ game; Warframe. While it is still in its open-beta format, the game offers tons of fun...

Retirees: Beware of cash for pension scam

RALEIGH — If you’re a retiree receiving a pension, beware of a new scam: offers that claim to let you borrow against your pension without actually taking out a loan. Pension advance companies promises retirees quick access to cash.  The catch?  You’re signing over the rights to...

Donate blood Feb. 12

LOUISBURG — Celebrate Heart Month by donating blood at the NHFRMC blood drive Feb. 12. Between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the Red Cross bus will be parked outside the main entrance of Novant Health Franklin Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive. Register in the front lobby. To make an...
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DAR learns about original Rambo

WAKE FOREST — Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, General James Moore Chapter, started the new year with a visit by the N.C. state regent, Peggy Troxell, who presented a program about her ancestor, Peter Gunnarsson Rambo (1612-1698), and told the story of his...

Hosts sought for students

NORTH CAROLINA — World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a highly respected nonprofit public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and the former Soviet...
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Police nab underage drinkers

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — It was a case of friends inviting friends inviting friends that turned a small gathering at 801 Brewers Glynn Court into a loud party that eventually got busted by police in the early hours of Sunday morning. John Vit Thirakoun, 20, who lives at the...

Youngsville High reunion planned in May

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville High School plans a reunion for all alumni through 1978 when the school closed. The event is set for the Youngsville Museum of History the first weekend in May. The weekend kicks off with a basketball game at the old Youngsville High School gym Friday,...

Koinonia auction fundraiser Feb. 8

WAKE FOREST — For town residents who like to bag a bargain and help a neighbor at the same time, Feb. 8 is the date to mark, as the annual Koinonia Cares Charity Auction takes place at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 South Brooks St. With $30 paid admission at the door, attendees will...
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Quick greens, sprouts for the winter blues

By Charlotte Glen Has the up and down, warm to cold weather wreaked havoc on your vegetable garden? Looking for a fast way to add fresh greens to your diet? Give microgreens or sprouts a try. Though tiny, these baby plants are packed with nutrients and can be ready to harvest in...

Are you at risk from the Sitting Disease?

by Mary Anne Janik-Hooker Kaiser Permanente recently reported results for a study conducted on the ill effects of sitting for more than six hours in a day.  Long story as short as I can make it … It’s killing us Chiks! For those of us who set out with rigor to meet our 2014...
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Schwall-McGinnis to wed

FRANKLINTON — Sonny and Tracy Schwall of Franklinton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kadeelyn Schwall, to Jacob Andrew McGinnis. The groom-elect is the son of David and Christine McGinnis of Louisburg. The couple is planning a May 31, 2014 wedding at Virginia Dare...
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Free games on the fly.

Today’s options on how we can play games for free has always been limited for console gamers. We can borrow our friend’s games and… That’s all. There is currently another option, for a limited time of course. The online company GameFly has been in business for quite some...

Wake to provide home radon tests

WAKE COUNTY — January marks National Radon Action month and Wake County encourages residents to test their homes for radon. To help residents, the N.C. Radon Program is providing 200 free test kits for the county to distribute. A limited number of free test kits are available at...