Wakefield Middle School Honor Roll

6th grade A/B honor roll Fawzi Abdelfattah, Essie Acquah, Tydreec Adams, Thamana Ahmady, Jessica Armstrong, Daniel Avilez, Allison Beck, Nailah Becoat, Jessie Berman-Hershko, Camryn Blackard, Devyn Blaylock, Cassidy Brogden, Serenite Brooks-Ferguson, Mollie Brown, Lanna Bruce,...
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Cougars state championship bound

Wake Forest scrubs Garner for the 4-AA East Regional title in football for a third chance in five years at the state crown. Wake Forest 27 Garner 13 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Cougars physically dominated the Garner Trojans, 27-13 last Friday night to win the 4AA Eastern...
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Former Register of Deeds employee arrested

RALEIGH – Illegally accessing the Wake County Register of Deeds' work email account landed a former county employee in jail today. Nelish Kumar R. Tailor, 39, Apex, a former system administrator in the Register of Deeds office, was arrested by the State Bureau of Investigation...
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U.S. 401 ‘not strategic’

NCDOT has made assurances to county staff that the decision to drop 401 from the STC will not affect discussions of future funding. by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — The new bypass around Rolesville could end up being the superstreet to nowhere. The N.C. Department of Transportation...
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Applicants flood advisory boards

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A slew of residents came to Tuesday night’s town commissioners’ work session to request assignment on one of several advisory boards. They touted their experience in fields related to the planning board, board of adjustment, technology board or...
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Board makes final offer for Franklinton water

County commissioners set Dec. 16 as deadline for deal. by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — In the latest round of back-and-forth negotiations between the county and town of Franklinton over the town’s water and wastewater systems, county commissioners held a brief closed session...
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Volunteers praised for their service

Annual awards showcases Wake Forest’s community spirit. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Ruth Ann Dyer is in good company. Honored Monday night during an annual banquet hosted by the Wake Forest Community Council as recipient of the Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement Award for her...
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Franklinton man held for murder

WAKE FOREST — A 19-year-old Franklinton resident has been charged with murder in the Nov. 22 stabbing death of Edgar Hardison. Wake Forest police arrested Jonte Tyvon Wall, 160 Mark St., Tuesday at 4:26 p.m. at the Walmart at Triangle Town Center where he works. Wall, who is...

Everybody loves a parade

Everybody loves a parade. If that’s the case, there are plenty to choose from in the coming weeks. The Franklinton Christmas Parade is today (Thursday), beginning at 5:30 p.m. This Saturday is the Youngsville parade beginning at 10 a.m. and followed by a craft sale and events at...
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Youngsville man races to top

YOUNGSVILLE — Two minutes, 8 seconds. That’s all the time it took for Youngsville’s Cory Lawrence, a Wake Electric serviceman, to race through a Pole Top Rescue scenario using personal fall protection. It was the eighth fastest time in the state. Lawrence participated in the...
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Get ready for parade, street closings

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Christmas parade, which starts at Elm and South White Street, begins at 1 p.m., Saturday Dec. 13, with floats lining up along Holding and South White streets as early as 10 a.m. The parade continues on South White Street from Elm Avenue to Wait...
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Bang-up job

WAKE FOREST — Jack Conley Hayes, the Wake Forest 20-year-old whose pickup truck snapped a power pole at its base in this Nov. 26 wreck on Durham Road near Wingate Street, wasn’t injured. The pole, however, had to be replaced, which a town electric crew performed in quick...

Gambling crime upheld

First appeal of state’s video sweepstake’s law shot down RALEIGH — N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper 1, Video Sweepstakes Appeals 0. That’s the score after the N.C. Court of Appeals’ ruling in the first criminal appeal under the state’s ban on electronic sweepstakes. The decision,...
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Jonesville Road Closed

ROLESVILLE — The contractor working on the Rolesville bypass (U.S. 401) has closed Jonesville Road to complete the work for that future intersection, according to the N.C. Department of Transporation. The closure began Monday and the contractor has 28 days to complete the work....
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First Friday Flix moves to second Friday

WAKE FOREST — First Friday Flix has been postponed until the second Friday in December, due to the Dec. 5 tree lighting downtown. This month’s feature film, playing Dec. 12, is Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey and narrated by Anthony Hopkins. The...

Holiday deaths rise

RALEIGH — Seventeen motorists lost their lives on North Carolina highways during the Thanksgiving holiday period, according to the state Highway Patrol. That’s seven more than last year. The time between 6 p.m. Wednesday before Thanksgiving through midnight on Sunday is the count...
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Vote for chance to win $100 gift card

Vote at: WakeWeekly.com/LocalGamersVote Local Gamers by David Allen and Gordon Coleman Yes, that is correct, we are going to give a lucky someone a $100.00 gift card to Gamestop for voting in this year’s Local Gamers Video Game Awards. We have carefully put together a list of our...
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Local booted barefoot in ’54

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest College freshman Wade B. Matheny is earning some extra money this year by picking cotton in a field belonging to Wake Forest’s R.W. Wilkinson. He’s picked 1,200...

Franklin County Christmas art stroll, parade tonight

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council sponsors the Christmas Art Stroll tonight (Thursday) starting at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Franklinton. In keeping with the holiday spirit, carolers from Franklinton Area Community Theater will stroll the street singing familiar...
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Attempted murder suspect in custody

RALEIGH — Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison has confirmed that Alexander Oregon Gallardo was taken into custody about 2:15 this afternoon. Gallardo was wanted for attempted murder of Wake County Deputy Unberto A. Espinoza. Yesterday evening (Nov. 30) at approximately 8:45,...