Get the 411 on the 529

YOUNGSVILLE — Seven out of 10 Americans do not know that a 529 plan is a college savings tool, according to the annual 529 Plan Awareness Survey from financial-services firm Edward Jones. In its third year monitoring college savings awareness, the survey found that only 30...

Wake School Board mulls expansion of justice project

CARY — Education leaders discussed expanding the Juvenile Justice Project during their Tuesday work session. Designed to provide teachers and administrators with an alternative response to student misbehavior in school, the Juvenile Justice Project is conducted in collaboration...
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Richland Creek Elementary wins statewide award

By Clellie Allen Editor  WAKE FOREST — The school isn’t scheduled to open until August, but it’s already winning awards. Richland Creek Elementary’s construction management firm was singled out Tuesday as the first public school in the state to earn SHARP recognition by N.C....

Phil’s Friends walk May 31

Organization to offer support, prayer for sick. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When people get cancer and are hospitalized, there’s often a huge outpouring of support for them. But when days turn to weeks, and weeks to months, many people get depressed and lonesome. A Wake Forest...
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Business Briefs

Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce news •Notary class will be held Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the chamber boardroom. The cost is $150 and registration may be completed online at wakeforestchamber.org. •The State of the Chamber address is scheduled Tuesday from 11:30...

Population nears 1 million, budget hits $1 billion with tax increase

RALEIGH — Wake County Manager Jim Hartmann presented the County’s $1.063 billion fiscal year (FY) 2015 recommended budget to the Board of Commissioners during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The budget will exceed $1 billion for the first time with the population of the...
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On Patrol: Shooting not random; suspect remains in jail

Wake Forest Police resonded to a report of a shooting near Highgate Circle, just off of Wait Avenue, and apprehended Brandon Rashaad Joyner May 14. Joyner, 21, 214 Highgate Circle, was arrested at 225 S. Taylor St., and charged with armed with deadly weapon with intent to kill...

Brothers charged in rape

Suspect confessed after hearing the gospel at Wake Forest church. By David Leone YOUNGSVILLE — Two brothers are in an eastern North Carolina jail awaiting arraignment for committing sex offenses against their sister when they lived in Hertford. Charged May 6 are Eric Andrew...
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Get a moo-ove on, Daisy!

Daisy the Cow evidently found centerfield not to her liking. She decidedly refused to participate in the Cow Patty Bingo held at Rolesville High School Saturday, repeatedly running through the yellow caution tape. Even after being coaxed with extra tasty feed and a couple of...
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Cancer survivor one proud mom

By Juliet McDonald WAKE FOREST — June 29, 2012, is a date Dustin Wright and his mom, Connie, will never forget. Connie was having shoulder pain, went to the doctor, and was told it was a torn rotator cuff. After several weeks of intense pain, she ended up in the emergency room....
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This Week In History – May 15, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Dr. W.L. Poteat, president emeritus, is finishing his 51st year as professor of biology and 62nd year since he entered Wake Forest College as a student. When he entered in...
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High-speed fiber optic plans revealed

Town-sponsored forum answers questions, though some remain. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Shelby-based RST Fiber revealed Monday its plans for rolling out high-speed fiber optics to all the town residents who want it. During a town-sponsored forum at the Wake Forest Renaissance...
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The nuts and bolts of pecan farming

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — More than a dozen folks toured the Sasser Farm, located just north of Youngsville, to learn the nuts and bolts about pecan farming May 8. Facilitating the discussion, and dropping nuggets like, “Pecan farming is not for the faint of heart,” was Dr....

Blood drives scheduled

WAKE FOREST — Donors are needed for two upcoming blood drives in Wake Forest. •The Knights of Columbus blood drive is tomorrow from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 520 W. Holding Ave. To schedule an appointment, call Hank Pierwola at 919-556-3619 or e-mail...

Man gunned down in yard

FRANKLINTON — A man was gunned down and killed in a Church Street yard Tuesday night, Franklinton Police Chief John Green said in a release. At 10:20 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Hawkins Street after gunshots were heard in the vicinity. They found the victim lying...

Free screenings Saturday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Lions Club will sponsor a free eye screening and hearing test in the Walmart parking lot Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals aged 6 years to 18 years old must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form and parent must be present during the...

Habitat Build-a-Thon in Wake Forest next week

WAKE FOREST — More than 150 AmeriCorps members from across the U.S. will gather to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon next week. Hosted by Habitat Wake, work at the Build-a-Thon will include finishing two homes, building three...

Relay returns Friday

American Cancer Society turns funds into research. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Relay For Life has never been so much fun. And it’s never been more important. The Northern Wake event for the American Cancer Society (ACS) fundraiser for research and programs is this Friday and...
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Library friend wins basket

The Friends of the Wake Forest Library present a basketful of reading goodies to the winner of the recent membership drive drawing. From left are Louise Bishop, children’s librarian and acting manager, Ronnee Nelson, basket winner, and Kathleen Ross, board president.
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Pop art invades downtown

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School National Art Association opened its third gallery exhibit Friday evening. With a focus on pop surrealism and street art, the show features art work by Rolesville High students as well as from Sanderson and South East Raleigh high schools....
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Bunn tot crowned Tiny Miss Princess

BUNN — Five-year-old Brianna Perry, daughter of Jimmy Perry and Sheena Justice, won the title of Tiny Miss Princess of Eastern North Carolina in the pageant May 3 at Bunn Middle School. With that win, she is eligible to compete in the North Carolina State Scholarship Pageant....

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – May 15, 2014

Arrests •John Edwards Daniels III, 425 Ridley Street, Louisburg, was arrested at the Franklin County jail and charged with first degree burglary, larceny, robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, larceny of a firearm, conspire to robbery with a dangerous...

Wake Forest police reports – May 15, 2014

Arrests •Cory Montaque Hope, 41, 235 Ross Ave., Lot 1, Henderson, was arrested at U.S. 1 at Agora Drive on an order for arrest. He was taken to the Wake County jail. May 11, 4:17 p.m. •Robin Edward Stewart II, 31, 3904 Robins Nest Lane, was arrested on the 800 block of Song...