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Playing both sides

Local Gamers by David Allen You might have heard me talk about it in the past, but the competitive scene in video games is growing larger by the second. We have huge companies and franchises pouring time and effort into making the Electronic Sports scene prosper, for example....
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The Dark Knight returns

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman Before you get your hopes up, I am not writing about Batman: Arkham Knight, which is next week’s topic. My headline refers to something much more friendly by the name of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Released November of last year to all major...

Kononia celebrates 25th anniversary

Home-grown charity marks quarter century of caring with Feb. 7 auction. WAKE FOREST — The Koinonia Foundation will celebrate 25 years of meeting needs in the Wake Forest area with its Koinonia Cares charity auction Feb. 7. The festivities begin at 5:30 pm at The Forks Cafeteria...
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Toll-free calls to Raleigh debuted in ’65

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •Two Wake Forest stores have merged into one. C.S. Barnes, formerly of the Clothing and Shoe Store, is now located just south of the post office in what was formerly Holding’s...

Band in running for competition

WAKE FOREST — The Will McBride Group needs help. The Wake Forest-based jazz-rock trio is currently holding eighth place in a nationwide contest to win the Bands4Good Challenge. The group needs community votes to push past the competition and take over the leaderboard, while also...
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St. Paul staff completes afterschool training

LOUISBURG — Vance-Granville Community College recently partnered with Saint Paul Presbyterian Church Day Care Center in Louisburg to provide continuing education to all employees of the center’s afterschool program. The staff members included Brenda Lynch, Mary Spencer, Barbara...
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Health screenings at Business After Hours

Business Briefs — week of Jan. 8, 2015 Health screenings at Business After Hours Novant Health hosts Business After Hours, today (Thursday) 5:30-7 p.m. at Franklin Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive, Louisburg. As part of Novant Health’s system-wide wellness initiative, Novant...

Keeping records for livestock and horse owners

Free day-long workshop Jan. 20 By Martha L. Mobley Agriculture Extension Agent LOUISBURG — You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Record keeping is a key component to managing an efficient farm business. With proper record keeping, evaluations can be made on the reproductive,...
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Meet a globetrotting legend

Former Harlem Globetrotter to speak at two VGCC campuses. LOUISBURG — The Male Mentoring Program at Vance-Granville Community College is bringing former Harlem Globetrotter James “Twiggy” Sanders to speak to students, faculty, staff and the community Jan. 20. Sanders is scheduled...
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is Jan. 22

WAKE FOREST — Mark your calendars now for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration set for Jan. 22 at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road. The free, public event starts with a dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the 7 p.m. program. Samuel Gunter, Faith...

Rolesville building permits for October 2014

The Rolesville Planning and Inspections Department issued the following building permits during October 2014. Convenient one-family house •Heritage East Developers Homestead Building Co., 5800 Vasseur Court, $954. •Cityscape Builders Inc., 2709 Eastern Star Circle, $989. •Cedar...
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Wake Forest police reports – week of Jan. 8, 2015

Reported Dec. 29, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015. Note: Only bond amounts of $1,500 or greater are listed. Arrests •Jacob John Wootsick, 29, 138 Wagon Wheel Lane, Louisburg, was arrested at 1000 Agora Drive and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a controlled...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – week of Jan. 8, 2015

Reported Dec. 23-Dec. 30. Arrests •Fransisco Rojelio Autrey, 28, 147 Cone Drive, Franklinton, was arrested on Apple Cross Street, Franklinton and charged with possessing drug paraphernalia. He was released with a citation. Dec. 29, 6:30 p.m. •Nicholas Jermaine Miles, 23, 7125...
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Rolesville police reports – week of Jan. 8, 2015

Note: Public record law provides that the current known address of persons arrested or issued citations be made available, as well as if arrested persons are taken to jail and if they are given bond. This information is not listed here as it was omitted by Rolesville Police...
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2014: Year of calamity, community

by David Leone Another year is past, within its arbitrarily set limits of Jan. 1-Dec. 31. Some people have seen new beginnings, new business ventures, new school openings, while others have faced tragedy, including young lives were cut short too soon. In 2014, we also saw the...

Help Ashanie Russell’s family

While there’s nothing that can be done to take away Ashanie’s family’s loss, friends have created two ways to help with the overwhelming funeral and medical expenses. The first is a “Go Fund Me” page where direct donations can be made: www.gofundme.com/jc4x3k. The second is the...
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One killed, four injured Christmas Eve

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Raleigh police are blaming weather-related road conditions for the Christmas Eve wreck that took the life of a Wake Forest High School alumnus and left four other Wake Forest residents hospitalized with serious injuries. Shortly before 1 p.m. Dec....
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Future of bluegrass lies with two sisters

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — The traditions of bluegrass music are best handed down person to person, one generation to the next. Sixteen-year-old Chloe Lang and her 12-year-old sister, Jessica, are part of the next generation of bluegrass musicians eagerly learning everything...
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Human remains found in Beaver Dam Lake

WAKE FOREST — Raleigh police, in conjunction with Apex Underwater Recovery Team among other agencies, located human remains just outside of Wake Forest in Beaver Dam Lake Dec. 26 as a part of their follow-up investigation of the possible murder of a young child who was reported...

Louisburg DMV moving

LOUISBURG — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will close its Louisburg drivers license office on Tuesday, Jan. 6, as the office is relocating from 86 Tanglewood Drive to 90 Tanglewood Drive. The new office reopens at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7. Beginning on Thursday,...
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Police still looking for suspects who approached children

Anyone witnessing suspicious activity is asked to call the police department at 919-554-6150. Residents can also call 919-556-9111. WAKE FOREST — Police are warning residents to continue to be on the alert for two males who have reportedly approached young children in two...

Vets bring Christmas dinner

WAKE FOREST — This Christmas marked the 10th straight year that members of the Wake Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion have prepared and delivered Christmas meals for shut-in veterans and their families. The meals are prepared by Nancy and Jerry Ammon at the...
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Experiment with a bold take on brisket

Devoted grillmasters will fire up their grills regardless of the season, which affords them a year’s worth of time to experiment with different dishes. Those who want to take a unique approach to brisket may want to try their hand at the following recipe for “Coffee BBQ Brisket”...