Voting laws enforceable

RALEIGH — A federal judge in Winston-Salem denied a petition to enjoin the State Board of Elections’ implementation of new voting laws enacted in August 2013. The NAACP, League of Women Voters and other plaintiffs had requested that Judge Thomas Schroder delay implementation of...

Pancakes for pucks

WAKE FOREST — The Triangle Figure Skating Club will host a flapjack fundraiser Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Applebees, 11805 Retail Drive. All proceeds raised by the athletes will be used to help support their ice hockey athletes as they prepare for the new season. Tickets...

American Legion fish fry Sept. 19

FRANKLINTON — American Legion Post 52 is holding a fish fry fundraiser Friday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 40 American Legion Road, Franklinton. Dinner plates will be on sale for $8, and include buttered potatoes, slaw, hush puppies and a drink. Plate orders may be...

DuBois class of ’64 gathers

WAKE FOREST — The 1964 graduation class of DuBois High School celebrated its 50th reunion last weekend at Highwood’s Holiday Inn in Raleigh. Sherle Boone and Tassie Brooks, former class king and queen, served as master and mistress of ceremony. Thomas E. Jefferies, the guest of...

After the movie, we’ll talk

WAKE FOREST — A new monthly movie series at the Renaissance Centre begins Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., for movie lovers who want to talk it out afterward. Cinema at the Centre invites participants to watch and discuss films in a manner that encourages critical thinking while considering...

Lachniet graduates

WAKE FOREST — Col. Mark W. Lachniet has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. The 10-month curriculum of the Army’s senior officer...
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Tiny chef creates big competition in annual barbecue tourney

by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Meet Emerald Richards, who could become the next star of barbecue at the 5th annual Hot Pick’n Finger Lick’n BBQ & Bands Fest. Emerald has been barbecuing for half her life. With a custom-height Weber grill and free rein of her kitchen’s spice...
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Artists’ tour triples in size

Explosion in artists, venues for Sept. 6-7 art walk. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Normally, when announcing their annual Tour of Artists, the Wake Forest Guild of Artists sends out a press release. This year, they sent five. They may have run out of page space, writing about all...

RST to resume work

River crossing permit clears hurdle; fiber-optic company customers could be online within a month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The company that promised super-speed fiber optic Internet to the community has been waiting for months on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a...
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Four-car crack-up

WAKE FOREST — A tow truck operator hauls away a Ford following a multi-vehicle collision Tuesday on Rogers Road near Real McCoy’s. Wake Forest police say drivers of three vehicles were in the left lane waiting to turn at 3:15 p.m. when the Ford was struck from behind by a Nissan,...
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Biber in concert here

That’s Heinrich Biber, not Justin, along with J.S. Bach at Wake Forest Baptist next Friday. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — You know someone’s serious when they’re about to get all 16th century on ya. Serious about music, that is. Wake Forest Baptist Church brings back its Virginia...
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Small farms to get help through new fund

Louisburg native puts together feast with renowned chefs to highlight challenges for small farmers. By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — There’s no questioning two trends in agriculture in North Carolina: More people are looking for back-to-earth, fresh-off-a-small-farm meats and...
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Publix seeking Heritage site

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s second grocery store may very well be a Publix. Wake Forest Senior Planner Charlie Yokley has confirmed that the developers of a shopping center planned for the corner of Rogers and Forestville roads said a Publix supermarket would anchor the site. The...
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Huskies’ defense holds strong

  by Marty Simpkins photos by Clellie Allen HOLLY SPRINGS — It was fourth down in Heritage’s red zone with less than 30 seconds to go and Holly Springs was looking for the win. Quarterback Justin Armwood dropped back to pass and the Huskies’ pass rush was closing in. Armwood...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest High news •Volunteers are needed for home football games, including Friday’s game. Positions include concessions, parking attendants and gatekeepers. Admission is free for volunteers. Sign up...
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Wake Forest home added to register

WAKE FOREST — A Wake Forest home is one of 12 North Carolina properties and districts recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. The 1838 South Brick House built by Hillsborough mason John Berry is one of two antebellum Greek Revival-style brick houses in Wake...
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Buddy Run coming Sept. 20 – Register now

WAKE FOREST — The sixth annual Buddy Run benefiting Wakefield, Wake Forest and Rolesville Backpack Buddy programs is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 20, starting at 8 a.m. The Buddy Run is a chip-timed 5K run with a non-competitive 2-mile roller run and a 1-mile family walk. Also...
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This Week in History — Aug. 28, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Season tickets are on sale for the Wake Forest High School Bulldogs football team to help offset the cost of equipment and other expenses. Season tickets sell for $4 for...
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Rolesville rocks!

ROLESVILLE — Patrick Delaney of Rolesville snapped this photo of a rock formation on a Sunday bike ride with his family at Millbridge Park near Rogers Road. He thought it resembled a monster or a robot. According to amateur archaeologist and Rolesville Board of Adjustments member...
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Ride the bus, get free 4G

RALEIGH — Triangle Transit customers can now surf faster with 4G Wi-Fi on buses.  The upgrade from 3G was completed this month on all 68 buses. The better service represents part of a continuing campaign to bring technological advances to current customers, potential riders and...