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Museum events abound in March

RALEIGH — March brings an abundance of programs to the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. From NASCAR to Celtic music, events are geared toward all ages and tastes. Registration is required where noted by calling 919-807-7992. Photographer’s Talk and Tour, March 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m....

GOP meeting, dinner tonight

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Feb. 13 Franklin County Republican party’s executive committee and covered dish dinner has been rescheduled for tonight (Thursday, Feb. 20) at 7 p.m. at GOP Headquarters, 101 W. Nash St., Louisburg. All Republicans and those wishing to register Republican...
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Outdoorswomen scholarships offered

RALEIGH — Women interested in learning outdoors skills through hands-on experiences may be eligible for scholarships through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. Scholarships cover up to 80 percent of registration fees, which range...

Arts group offers creative classes

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council is sponsoring workshops for the artistically inclined next month. They will take place at 22 S. Main St. in downtown Franklinton, unless otherwise noted. Writing workshop — Journaling for the Soul is an ongoing writing workshop...

Chowan Singers perform

WAKE FOREST — The Chowan Singers will perform as part of The Virginia Tull Music & Arts Series of Wake Forest Baptist Church. The concert takes place at the church, 107 E. South Ave., Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. Under the direction of Aaron M. Rice...

Park construction manager chosen

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council has approved the selection of Barnhill Contracting Company as the construction manager at risk for the Abbotts Creek Park project. Council approved a contract with Barnhill in the amount of $8,500 for pre-construction services. The estimated...
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Evolve, are you a man, or the beast?

I love a good single-player campaign, with the engaging storyline and developing characters. It really hits the spot. But sometimes, you just need to sit back and game with some friends. Games like that are quite popular, but few are as legendary as the Left 4 Dead series. The...
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Business Briefs – Feb. 20, 2014

YABA business news •Now is the time for 2014 YABA business membership. New membership dues have been held to $50 while membership renewals are only $25. Membership includes listing and 2-inch by 2-inch ad in YABA directory, a name listing in the Who’s Who of Youngsville, Night to...
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This Week In History – Feb. 20, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Wingate Hall, the second oldest building on the Wake Forest College campus, was destroyed by fire of unknown origin in the early morning hours. Wake Forest and Raleigh...

Residents clean up Franklin Street

WAKE FOREST — More than 50 people from the Greens and Meadows section of Heritage, Sheetz employees and representatives from Fonville Morisey’s new Wake Forest location joined forces to clean up Franklin Street, Feb. 9. Volunteers collected more than 30 bags of trash along the...

Auto insurance rates stable

RALEIGH — While the North Carolina Rate Bureau has asked to be able to increase homeowners insurance by some 24.5 percent this year, they have left auto insurance rates alone. According to the N.C. Department of Insurance, the NCRB submitted a filing Jan. 31 that requests no...
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Solid year for Metal Gear

For quite some time I have been excited about the newest Metal Gear Solid coming out. Later this year, we will have the honor of playing Metal Gear Solid V, which is an open world action-adventure stealth video game currently in development for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox...

AARP offers tax prep help

FRANKLINTON — The AARP Foundation will assist with free individual federal and N.C. income tax preparation and e-filing for anyone who needs help. The assistance is available at the Franklinton Senior Center, 206 East Mason St., Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 15. Call...

At the library Feb. 20, 2014

There’s lots going on at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), other events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road,...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports Feb. 20, 2014

Arrests •Victor Loretto Matzner, 48, 1304 Bethlehem Road, Youngsville, was arrested on Bethlehem Road and charged with assault on a female. He was taken to jail and held on 48-hour domestic hold. Deputy B. Lester, Feb. 15, 10:06 p.m. •Jonathan Wayne Edwards, 35, 4036 U.S. 1...

Wake Forest police reports Feb. 20, 2014

Arrests •Charles Thomas Graber, 22, 1337 Lindenberg Square, was arrested at home and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and second degree trespassing. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $1,000 bond. Officer N.S. Dillard, Feb. 17, 11:18 p.m. •Jacqueline...
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(Update — found) Silver Alert issued for 79-year-old Franklinton man

UPDATE: The Franklin County Sheriff office reported this morning they have located O’Neal and have cancelled the Silver Alert. Monday, 2-17-14. LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff Department reported 79-year-old James Norman “The Normer” O’Neal missing...

Services update from town of Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST — Although conditions have improved, area roads remain icy and dangerous. Area residents are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads as much as possible. Pedestrians should walk against traffic, wear bright clothing and try to stay out of the roads. Due to current...
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Man wanted for questioning in fraud case

WAKE FOREST — Police are looking for this man in connection with a recent fraudulent financial card transaction at the Wake Forest Walmart Supercenter, 2114 S. Main St., Wake Forest Police Spokesman Bill Crabtree relayed in a press release today. The individual is wanted for...

Retrieving abandoned vehicles

RALEIGH — Car owners who were forced to abandon their vehicles during the snow storm and discover their vehicles have been towed are encouraged to call the North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) at 919-733-3861 or the local police department for city/town-maintained roads. NCHP is...
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Be warm, be safe if you lose power

The latest wave of freezing rain, ice and snow could cause power outages in the area over the next several days. The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) offers the following tips for residents to stay safe and even comfortable during a loss of power: Family safety...
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Report power outages to right agency, not 9-1-1

Write these down now, while you have power! If you are experiencing a true emergency, always call 9-1-1. If you see power lines down, you should always assume they are live and stay away from them and any wet ground near them. For power outages, do not call 911, call the...

Tax hike on table?

Leaders ready to expand key initiatives. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If the discussions at the town board retreat are any indicator, the town’s lean years of fiscal belt-cinching may be a thing of the past. Big things are planned locally, some of which may come to pass this...
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Record crowd at charity auction

Koinonia raises $11,000 for Safe Space. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A larger -than-ever crowd of more than 200 people attended the 20th annual Koinonia auction Saturday at The Forks Cafeteria, generously raising some $35,000 for area charities. Of that figure, attendees pitched...