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How do you spell congratulations?

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville Elementary School held its schoolwide spelling bee Jan. 22 and crowned Camryn Hennings as the spelling bee champion. Camryn is a fifth grader in Ms. DiGiovanni’s class and will advance to represent Rolesville Elementary at the Regional Spelling Bee to be...

Improv coming to town

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and Forest Moon Theater welcome improvisational theater back to Wake Forest March 7, at 7 p.m., with a fun-filled performance featuring the professional performing group Transactors Improv for Families and the Estessentials Teen...

S&P to pay $21.5 million to state

RALEIGH — Standard and Poor’s will pay $21.5 million to North Carolina to resolve the Attorney General’s state lawsuit claiming it inflated ratings for risky securities and misrepresented its objectivity before the 2008 financial crisis, Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a...

Movies for the grownups starting Feb. 9

WAKE FOREST — Beginning Feb. 9, at 3 p.m., the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will host free movie showings for adults on the second Monday of each month. Monday’s movie will be The Hundred-Foot Journey. Designed for adults ages 50 and over, Free at 3 will feature a variety of...

Founding members of CAP to receive medals

LOUISBURG — A Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for Civil Air Patrol Founding Members Lt. Col. Clive Goodwin, Jr. and 2nd Lt. Annie Stevenson Hyde will take place Feb. 7, 1 p.m., at Total Flight Solutions located at the Triangle North Executive Airport near Louisburg. Goodwin and...

Electric sale near?

Rates, risks to go down with divestiture. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A year ago, town officials learned that Duke Energy Progress might be willing to purchase the electricity generating assets of the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency. Wake Forest and Louisburg are among the...
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Highway Patrol identifies man killed in collision

RALEIGH — The State Highway Patrol has identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed Dec. 26 on N.C. 96 near Old Pearce Road. The deceased is Mateo Martinez Rodriguez, 55, of 153 Happy Trails Lane Newton Grove.  Family of Rodriguez was located in the state of Texas by the...
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Student missing for six days located

WAKE FOREST — Less than 24 hours after alerting the public that Summer Jefferson was missing, Raleigh police were able to say that she had been “located and is okay.” At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Raleigh police requested the public’s help to locate Jefferson, 15. In a written...
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Another rendition of a classic

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman If someone told me 19 years ago that Resident Evil would be rereleased at least another  two times, then I would say the game deserved it. Easily one of the best titles in the franchise, the original Resident Evil was released in 1996 on the Sony...

Register now for Dream and Miracle leagues

Spring is around the corner and for children with special needs, it’s time to register for Wake Forest’s Dream League or Franklin County’s Miracle League. Wake Forest The Wake Forest Dream League is a baseball league designed for children with special needs ages 5-21....

Veteran suicide prevention act passed — Legislative briefs, week of Feb. 5, 2015

Clay Hunt SAV Act passed WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) act Tuesday. The bill was co-sponsored by freshman Senator Tom Tillis. The legislation directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct annual...
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1935 citizens called for parks, playgrounds

This Week in History - week of Feb. 5, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •Petitions are circulating in Wake Forest and in Durham for a Durham-Wake Forest hard-surface highway. One reason college students...
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Club members inspired by 9/11 survivor

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting Jan. 20 at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. The guest speaker was Joseph Dittmar of Chapel Hill, who shared his experiences as a 9/11 survivor. Dittmar is in the...

Don’t miss blood donation opportunity

RALEIGH — Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping their blood donation appointments. Healthy and diverse blood donors are needed to help maintain a...

Find African-American ancestors

RALEIGH — The Finding your African-American ancestors workshop on Feb. 21 will introduce research techniques for finding African-American ancestors prior to 1870. The discussions will include slave laws during this time period and what materials are available at both the...

Learn how firearms evolved

RALEIGH — Joel Lane Museum House will present a lecture by Mike Helms, Evolution of Firearms from the Late 1700s to the Civil War, March 5, at 7 p.m. at the Visitors Center at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh. The pace of firearms development accelerated rapidly in the...

Mark calendars for these agricultural educational events

Educational meetings continue throughout the winter months for equine owners in the region. Mark your calendar and plan to attend an educational mini-series for area horse owners in February and March. All meetings will be held at the Extension Center’s Annex meeting room...

State still outpaces nation

by John Hood Ever since conservatives won majorities in the North Carolina General Assembly and began reducing taxes, spending and state regulation, liberals have predicted doom. Without sufficient government spending, they said, the North Carolina economy would suffer....
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See 13th Amendment this month

RALEIGH — Visitors to the State Capitol this February can view North Carolina’s copy of the 13th Amendment and meet some of the state’s first African American legislators. Folks can step back in time Feb. 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., during “With All Our Rights,” as the Capitol hosts...
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Get to know Wakefield Rotary

WAKE FOREST — The Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest invites the community to a Get to Know Rotary lunch on Thursday, Feb. 26, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the TPC Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive. Wakefield Rotary Club is a community service organization made up...

Wake Tech employment classes at Northern Regional

WAKE FOREST— Wake Tech Human Resource Development (HRD) is offering continuing education courses which are fee-waived for qualifying individuals who are un-employed, underemployed or who have received notice of layoff or pending layoff. Contact the HRD office to determine your...

Complete your high school diploma

HENDERSON — Through Feb. 28, local adults can save $5 on a High School Equivalency (HSE) practice test or $10 on their first official test at Vance-Granville Community College, due to special offers from the national GED Testing Service. Adults studying for the GED test can take...
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Duke Energy Foundation awards $237,757 to VGCC

Business Briefs - week of Feb. 5, 2015 Duke Energy Foundation awards $237,757 to VGCC Duke Energy and Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) have announced a $237,757 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation to continue equipping the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Skills...
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Wake Forester pledges 10 month of service

WAKE FOREST — Katherine King of Wake Forest is one of 96 men and women pledging to perform 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 21st Class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program. As a Corps Member, King will spend 10...