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High tech comes to the rescue – On Patrol – Jan. 16, 2014

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — The ‘big brother’ actions of Internet giant Amazon worked in a Raleigh woman’s favor, Jan. 4, allowing Wake Forest Police to recover a stolen Kindle Fire and make an arrest in the theft. Kashena Cloyd Alexander, 36, 603 E. Pine Ave., was arrested by...
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Old bank repurposed

YOUNGSVILLE — The Hair Vault, aptly named as they are occupying a historic building that once housed the Youngsville bank, celebrated their opening with a ribbon cutting Jan. 4. “We are so thrilled to be here,” said owner and cosmetologist Jessica Stapleton. “We’ve lived here 13...
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This Week in History – Jan. 16, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Approximately $17,000 in U.S. Treasury certificates were sold at the Wake Forest post office in 1923, according to Postmaster C.Y. Holden. The certificates are short-term...
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“… but for me, he died today.”

Former resident learns nine months late that his old friend passed on. WAKE FOREST — Just before the holidays, a man came into The Wake Weekly office to request an obituary for his barber, G.H. Harding. Harding died in February 2013, but Stephen Harper of Durham didn’t know it....

Learn about Black History Month, Watergate at history museum

RALEIGH — During February, Black History Month, the N.C. Museum of History will present a variety of programs about the experiences of African Americans. The programs include an African American history tour and the documentary The Loving Story, Feb. 16, about an interracial...
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Rhythm of Life

Djembe drummer Eugene Taylor welcomed visitors to Two Dog Gallery, formerly Gilded Palette, during Art After Hours in downtown Wake Forest Friday. More of his music can be found at djembetalk.com.
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Get to know Rotary at lunch Jan. 23

WAKE FOREST — The Wakefield Rotary club of Wake Forest invites those interested in joining a service organization to a free Get to Know Rotary lunch Thursday, Jan. 23, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the TPC Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive, Raleigh. Wakefield Rotary...

Learn how to raise business capital the right way, Jan. 29

LOUISBURG — Vance Granville Community College will host a free seminar on raising business capital Jan. 29 at the Franklin campus, 8100 N.C. 56. Entitled ‘Raising Business Capital: FAQ’s for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesspersons,’ the session will be conducted by John Maron of...

Wake Forest police reports 1-16

Reported Dec. 28-Jan. 10 Arrests •Ricky Reginal Burnett, 53, 144 N. Allen Road, was arrested by Officer A.L. Albert at home and charged with obtaining property through false pretenses and possession of a stolen vehicle. He was taken to Wake County jail and held on $3,000 bond....

Franklin County sheriff’s reports 1-16

Arrests •Christopher Eugene Bullock, 29, 911 Bridgers St., Henderson, was arrested by Officer O. Moore at 210 Wilson Fuller Road and served with 18 warrants out of Wake, Chatham, Vance and Person counties, including eight counts of felony larceny, 8 counts of conspiracy to commit...

Homeowners’ insurance rate increase requested

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI) received a homeowners insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau. The N.C. Rate Bureau, which is not part of the Department of Insurance and represents all companies writing homeowners insurance in the state, has...

Wake crime 1-16

Reported Jan. 1-4. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Franklin County •Michael Ray Markham, 45, 219 N. Raleigh Farms Road, Youngsville, was arrested on a warrant by Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy A.L. Pierce at the Wake County jail annex and charged with...
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A year dedicated to the letter ‘R’

2013 was a year of change for The Wake Weekly coverage area. Some of the biggest news items involved changing institutions. That leads to our top 10 stories of the year. School’s in, in Rolesville 1. Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle and High schools lost their “R” with the opening...
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Mourners dress up for Melaney

Child’s family, friends celebrate her indomitable spirit. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — More than two hundred balloons were released into the air Friday, celebrating the short but very full life of Melaney Jayne Holden, a precocious 8-year-old who died from cancer Dec. 28. “We are...
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A cure for what ales ya?

Food rodeo, festivals allowing alcohol wanted. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Last year’s beer drinking area during the Meet in the Street festival was such a success, chamber officials approached town commissioners during their first work session of the year Tuesday to do it...
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Slain mother, daughter remembered

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Hundreds gathered at Louisburg High School Sunday, to say farewell to a mother and daughter, gunned down in what many said was a senseless and brutal act. But attendees chose to focus not on the very real horror of what happened New Years Eve, but...
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Hearing for surgery center Jan. 16

YOUNGSVILLE — Novant Health has filed an application with the Certificate of Need Section of the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation to relocate one operating room from Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg to the approved but not yet built same day surgery center...
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Car queue questioned

Law says town has to use figures. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Heritage North residents who attended Tuesday night’s Planning Board meeting expressed concerns that a planned charter school would affect property values, create too much noise and otherwise impugn the character of...
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Art gallery, studio open in Rolesville Friday

ROLESVILLE — After six months of planning and preparation, the National Art Society at Rolesville High has opened a gallery and art studio right in the heart of town, in the former chamber of commerce building at 101 N. Main St. They are calling it the Red Gallery & Studio...
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Embrace Ugandan art

Two Dog Gallery, 123 S. White St., features the vibrant artwork of Embrace Uganda, including original paintings, baskets, wood pieces and musical instruments made by Ugandan residents (see pictured) during Friday’s Art After Hours in downtown Wake Forest. Live drum playing ...
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King celebration Jan. 23

WAKE FOREST — The 20th annual Wake Forest Dr. Martin Luther King celebration will be held Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 2237 Friendship Chapel Road. The featured speaker, the Rev. Dr. Tom Jackson, pastor emeritus at Wake Forest Baptist Church, helped...
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Brrrrrrr!

Wake Weekly Publisher Emeritus Bob Allen couldn’t resist dashing out on his side porch at 7:30 in the morning Tuesday to snap a photo of a wall-mounted thermometer’s reading of the air temperature. It read 10ºF. That’s cold.

AgCarolina group provides meals, gifts

RALEIGH — AgCarolina Farm Credit customers and employees helped provide 1,190 holiday meals for The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. A total of 1,414 pounds of food was collected at the 12 branch locations across AgCarolina’s 34-county servicing area. The...