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East Young Street project approved

Sidewalk will be built using block grant funds. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Town commissioners gave their approval Monday to accept a $476,096 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a project to install a sidewalk along East Young Street from Pulley Road to just past New...
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Wakefield grad drowns in accident

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Timothy Michael Adams, who graduated last month from Wakefield High School, drowned Saturday in the Tuckaseigee River near East LaPorte Park River Access Area about 3.5 miles outside of Cullowhee, according to news reports. “Tim was taken from us...
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Enjoy a midsummer night’s Art After Hours

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — Tammy Kaufman has visited downtown’s Art After Hours many times. Now, as an artist exhibiting her works for the first time, she’ll get to experience the evening from a different perspective. Originally from Texas, Kaufman traveled around the U.S....
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This week in history – July 10, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Johnson Cotton Company of Louisburg advertises it will demonstrate a Brantford Tobacco looper next week at the J.T. Daniel Farm four miles north of Rolesville on U.S. 401 at...
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Get a taste of Africa and help needy widows

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — Listening to Gale Peterson talk about the expanding ministry of The Widow’s Peek (sic) is exhilarating. To hear her share The Widow’s Peek’s opportunity to partner with Gidan Bege in serving widows in Jos, Nigeria is to hear the heartbeat of God for...
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Visiting King

Kids in grades kindergarten through fifth gather in front of Elvis, a king snake from Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, a part of the Johnston Community College. Elvis was visiting Wake Forest as a part of the Wake County Library’s K-5th Super Special program. To learn...

Golf tourney to benefit Wounded Warriors

WAKE FOREST — A Four Chance Hole-in-One golf tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project is slated for July 26 at Paschal Golf Club. A putting contest takes place from 8 to 9:15 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The field is limited to the first 44 players to pay the...
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Student data privacy law passes

RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory signed into law Senate bill 815, the Ensuring Privacy of Student Records Act July 1.,  The new law aims to ensure the privacy and security of student educational records. It also increases the transparency of student privacy concerns by requiring...
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Wake Forest student serves as page

RALEIGH — Wake Forest High School student Chandler Britt Byrd served as a page during the recent session of the North Carolina Senate. Chandler was sponsored by Senator Brent Jackson and was appointed by the Senate president pro tempore, Phil Berger.  She is the daughter of...

Duke Energy must address leaks

RALEIGH — State dam safety officials ordered Duke Energy to address a final set of piping systems in dams at six coal ash impoundments in central and eastern North Carolina. The state discovered leaks and other concerns with the piping systems while inspecting video the agency...

You decide: How can communities revive?

By Mike Walden My wife and I recently spent a long weekend in New York City celebrating our wedding anniversary. It’s amazing how time flies: This is No. 34, thank you! New York City — or simply “the City” to native New Yorkers — conjures up both negative and positive feelings....
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We come in all shapes and sizes

One of the genres I haven’t really talked about yet is honestly one of the largest in PC gaming. I’m talking about Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing games, or MMORPGs for short. Thanks to one of our readers, Josh Hartley, it was brought to my attention. To start off, I...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – June 10, 2014

Reported June 30-July 7 Arrests •Courtney Nicole Burgess, 26, 5353 N.C. 56, Castalia, was arrested at home and served with a felony warrant for obtaining property through false pretense. She was taken to the Franklin County jail and held on $2,500 bond. July 6, 11 a.m. •Renni...

Wake Forest police citations – June 10, 2014

Reported July 1-6 Arrests •Luther Champion, 65, 10 Evans Road, Lot 79, Henderson; William Earl Kearney, 44, 50 Bunker Lane, Louisburg; and Robert Henry Hicks, 42, 512 Mason St., Henderson, were arrested July 6 at Jones Dairy Road and Shuford Road in connection with the larceny of...

Rolesville police reports – June 10, 2014

Reported June 30-July 6 Arrests •No arrests were reported by press deadline. Incidents •A non-crime service call was made at 202 Timeless Circle, Rolesville. July 2, 3:28 a.m. Citations •Matthew Donovan, 8133 Rolling Glenn Drive, Raleigh, running a red light. July 6, 8:45 p....

Wake crime – June 10, 2014

Reported June 19-21. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Falls •Deanna Nicole Koenig, 25, 1101 Exchange Place, Durham, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer A.L. Clark at WakeMed North, Raleigh, in Falls, and charged with assaulting an emergency person...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest Elementary Register now for 2014-15 kindergarten, base school only. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Bring certified copy of child’s...

Students rewarded for As

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric recently awarded 40 $25 Visa gift cards to area students who received at least one A (or its equivalent) on their report cards through the co-op’s Give Us an A program. This program encourages academic achievement. These awards are part of a drawing...
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Wake Electric awards $22,000 in scholarships

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric has awarded 17 college scholarships totaling $22,000. The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Catherine Elizabeth Keel of Franklin Academy. Additional scholarships of $1,250 were awarded. The awardees include: •Allie Kristin...

Community garden dedication today

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County will dedicate its Feeding Franklin garden today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. Located at the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, 285 T Kemp Road, the garden will help support Feeding Franklin’s 23 church pantries and food programs in the county....
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B & W celebrates 65 years

By Kathi McCorkle WAKE FOREST — B & W Hardware store has been a fixture on same corner of White Street for 65 years this month. But it wasn’t always called by its current name. The building opened in 1945 and was operated as a grocery store until 1949, when C. H. Weston...

Griggs Guardian ad Litem supervisor

LOUISBURG — Melanie Griggs will join the Guardian ad Litem program of Judicial District 9 as program supervisor. Griggs brings 20 years of experience serving children in Franklin, Granvill, Vance and Warren counties through the Vance County School System and the former...