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Tea with the mayor Oct. 18

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones will host The Princess & The Pea Tea at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. Children ages 3-10 are invited to attend dressed in their favorite princess costume and accompanied by their...

Meet the candidates

FRANKLINTON — The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Franklinton High School auditorium. The forum, sponsored by Novozymes North America, will give candidates running for local and state offices the...
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Franklin County utilities manager earns credential

YOUNGSVILLE — Stephen Phillips, Utilities Manager of Franklin County Public Utilities has earned the Utility Management Certification (UMC) credential, according to the Water University and North Carolina Rural Water Association. The highest professional credential in the utility...
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Man charged with murder

by David Leone WAKE CROSSROADS — A woman was shot and killed by her boyfriend Tuesday night in the Evian at Neuse Crossing neighborhood off Mitchell Mill Road. The victim, Danielle Anita Hodges, 27, 3552 Limber Lane, was killed at home, according to Raleigh police. Brian O’Keith...
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Health ‘essentials’ in a bottle

By Carol Taber If my Facebook feed is any indication, there is a growing interest in using essential oils in Wake Forest and surrounding communities. Like previous alternative treatments, as they come into public aware-ness, there is an interesting mixture of hype and useful...
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Cub Scout book drive Saturday

ROLESVILLE — From left, Jonathan, Freddie and Henry Sawyer, of Rolesville’s Cub Scout Pack No. 141, prepare their donations for Saturday’s Children’s Book Drive. New and gently used children’s books may be donated to the Scouts Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sonic, 304 S....

Wake Electric warns of scam

YOUNGSVILLE — Wake Electric is warning consumers that thieves posing as Duke Energy employees are trying to steal money and personal information. The scammers are calling customers and saying they are “with Duke Energy in Wilmington,” and that they’re handling remote...

FCAC arts stroll tonight

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Coun-cil announces several workshops, exhibits and events in October. •Tonight (Thursday), evening Art Stroll downtown with autumn art show in the FCAC Gallery, music on the patio at Johnny’s on Main, storyteller B. Gale Buck with ghost...

Business Briefs

Traditions opens clubhouse To mark the grand opening of the community’s new clubhouse, The Club at Traditions will host a food truck rodeo and celebration featuring kids’ activities, radio remotes and a DJ. Additionally, several homes will be open to tour. The event takes place...
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This Week In History – Oct. 2, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Three Chinese men who stepped off the train at the Wake Forest stop are currently attending school at Wake Forest College. The men are Silk Fung Su, Whitter Ching and Darwin...
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Flapjacks for FHS foreign language trip

WAKE FOREST — The Franklinton High School foreign language department will host a flapjack fundraiser Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Applebees, 11805 Retail Drive. All proceeds raised will be used to provide financial support for students attending the school’s study-abroad trip,...
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Hunger walk raises lots of dough

WAKE FOREST — Lori and Donald Moss, who attend Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, pose for a “helpie” photo during Sunday’s CROP Walk, which started at Wake Forest United Methodist Church. More than $6,900 was raised by approximately 175 walkers. Proceeds will go to Wake Forest’s...
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DAR celebrates Constitution Week

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated Constitution Week at their Sept. 16 meeting at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. After the meeting, a “Bells Across America” program was conducted to commemorate the signing of...

Wake Forest police reports – Oct. 2, 2014

Reported Sept. 22-28 Arrests •Donell Winston II, 33, 8915 Woodlief Road, was arrested at 11685 Northpark Drive, and charged with driving while impaired and resist, delay and obstruct an officer. He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. July 28, 4:14 a....

Wake Crime – Oct. 2, 2014

Reported Sept. 13-15. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. The CCBI arrest database is experiencing some loading issues. And Raleigh police are revamping their online reporting system, so many incidents are no longer available. Falls •Asad Saadiq...

Franklin County Sheriff reports – Oct. 2, 2013

Reported Sept. 20-27 Arrests •Anthony Glenn Moore, 49, 141 MC Wilder Road, Louisburg, was arrested at 4376 N.C. 39 S., Louisburg, and charged with breaking or entering, second degree trespassing and interfering with emergency communications. He was taken to the Franklin County...

Community rallies around football player

ROLESVILLE — Students, staff and other members of the community are planning to gather Monday before school to pray for Isaiah Langston, the junior football player from Rolesville High, who collapsed during stretching exercises before Friday’s game. The time of prayer, being led...
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Waitress gets $1,000 tip

Unnamed patron cites “outstanding service” and good food as reason. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When Chrisi Kemp handed her patron the bill for his food Sept. 11, the recommended tip generated by the computer suggested $1.95. He gave her $1,000 instead, for good food a...
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This Week In History – Sept. 25, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Playing at the Castle Theatre, Cary Grant and Frances Drake in Ladies Should Listen. 1944 •Hazing by fraternities has been banned at Wake Forest College. Pre-initiation...

Let’s hear it for the girls

By Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — If you were to take a picture of the faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, professors Denise O’Donoghue, Susan Lozaw and Adrianne Miles would stand out, and not just because they have longer hair than any of their peers. However, with...
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Picture purr-fect!

Ebony Hunter smiles at Alanae Jankowski’s reaction to seeing the kitty cat she painted on the 4-year-old’s face during Good Neighbor Day at Wake Forest’s Holding Park Sunday.