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This week in history – Apr. 24, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •A large clock has been given to Wake Forest College to be set in the front of the administration building. The self-winding electric clock is the gift of W.H. Deitrick, who...

GOP sheriff candidate forum Friday

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Republican Party hosts a forum, including sheriff’s candidates, tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Hobgood Courthouse Annex, 113 S. Main St. in Louisburg. Scheduled to appear are candidates Tom Hawley, Jerry Jones, William Mitchell and...

Letter stirs controversy at board meeting

Franklin County commissioners limit discussion to exclude elections. By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — A Youngsville resident found herself censured when she tried to speak about a commissioner’s use of a political action committee letterhead and funds during public comment time at...
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Rolesville residents hear from NCDOT on bypass

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — Residents filled the commissioners board room to standing-room-only capacity, with more residents spilling out into the foyer for a public meeting with N.C. Department of Transportation staff about the U.S. 401 bypass project. Commissioners had asked...

School board passes budget

By Juliet McDonald WAKE COUNTY — Superintendent Jim Merrill wasted little time addressing the data released a week ago regarding the alarming number of teacher resignations so far this school year. “I don’t mind being a broken record on a subject like this — the huge jump in loss...

Museum programs bloom in May

RALEIGH — There are many programs to choose from this month at the N.C. Museum of History. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. •Storytime in the Gallery:...
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White Street Brewing Co. wins gold

WAKE FOREST — White Street Brewing Co. claimed a gold award in the 2014 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding, along with their brewers. Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 94 beer...
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Business Briefs – Apr, 24, 2014

Union Bank declares dividend Union Bank & Trust Company today announced that the board of directors of the bank has declared a 10 percent stock dividend on its outstanding shares of common stock. The stock dividend will be payable on or about May 15 to shareholders of record...

Arts Council announces events

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council announces several upcoming workshops, exhibits and events in May and June. •May 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Speaking to the Woman Within, III: Let’s Get Real workshop at the Franklinton Public Library, 9 West Mason St. Facilitated by Jackie...
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Growth spurt at community garden

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) received $3,000 in donations April 14 for the purchase of a Farmall tractor for the Here We Grow garden. The program, which has been in the works since last year, is relocating to the sheriff’s office, and supports 19...

Town hosts rabies clinic

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville, in conjuction with the Wake County Animal Shelter, will host a rabies and microchip clinic Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at Main Street Park. Rabies vaccinations for pets are $5 and the microchip implant is $10. All pets must be on a...

Join the 4-H fun

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Youths ages 5-19 are invited to participate in Franklin County’s second Livestock FUN Show May 16 at Double D Equestrian Center, 733 Egypt Church Road in Louisburg. Rabbits, poultry, goats, cattle and sheep will be shown and judged according to N.C. 4-H...

Drop off unused meds Saturday

RALEIGH — A drop-off event for unneeded or expired medications is scheduled Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Falls River Pharmacy, 10930 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh. The City of Raleigh Substance Abuse Advisory Commission and the city’s police, community services and public...
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Brewing up a good time

Caroline Wilcox sings Me and Bobby McGee for Between the Blues band Friday at White Street Brewing Company. The brewery recently won an award for its Kolsch-style ale.

Gas pains continue as prices rise again

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.63 Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the...
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Chamber: Wake Forest in ‘sweet spot’ for development

Economic forum shows town, region, state trending up. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Call it a baby step ahead. In the past four years, while some towns in the county have stagnated on commercial development and job growth, Wake Forest has seen a trickle of activity, according to...

RTA proposes fare increases

RALEIGH — The Raleigh Transit Authority (RTA) is proposing fare increases to transit services provided by Capital Area Transit (CAT) and the Accessible Raleigh Transportation (ART) Programs. Fares are proposed to be increased in two increments, the first in 2014 and a second in...
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Woman’s Club honors charter member

WAKE FOREST — Member clubs of the international General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) celebrate the organization’s anniversary each year on April 24, Federation Day. This year, the Wake Forest Woman’s Club honors charter member Betty Ann Wilkinson. When the Wake Fore...

Unsung heroes honored

WAKE FOREST — Several longtime residents were honored recently by Greater New Life Fellowship Community Church for their commitment to serving their fellow man. Honoree Eugene Smith was a tap dancer in the theater while Wake Forest University was located in town (then Wake Forest...

Wake Forest High ’57 reunion May 2

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High class of 1957 reunion luncheon is scheduled Friday, May 2, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 Brooks St. All classmates from 1956 to 1961 are welcomed to attend. For more information, call Tonita Stephenson at 910-483-4504.
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Basketball Hall of Fame coach encourages readers

By David Allen WAKE FOREST — On April 15, ten Wake County schools met at Rolesville Middle school for the third annual Ticket To Reading Rewards rally. General Parts International/CARQUEST funds the local efforts of of the organization. Thanks to their support, schools were able...

April brings library, parks and rec happenings

Spring has arrived at area parks and libraries. 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), North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...