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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...
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Pickleball gets its own league

WAKE FOREST — An adult pickleball league has been added to the roster of Wake Forest recreational offerings. Considered one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong. The sport is played on a badminton-sized...

Relay For Life kickoff today

WAKE FOREST — The kickoff celebration for Relay For Life of Northern Wake is today (Thursday), Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mill Room at The Factory. Relay is celebrating its 30th anniversary as the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. The kickoff includes...
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Making an impact with Racer X Stables

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Jeff Neese is just a local guy following his dreams. He is also the owner of the largest stable of thoroughbred racehorses in the state of North Carolina. Jeff has always been a big fan of sports. He played quarterback at Washington State University...

Three students win Golden LEAF Scholarships

Kudos - week of Feb. 5, 2015 Scholarships awarded Esther Daniels of Louisburg, Karl Davis of Youngsville and Shawna Vasilko of Wake Forest have been awarded scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the N.C. Community College System. The scholarship program,...

Winners announced in Woman’s Club art contest

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School art students are in the early stages of the state Woman’s Club art competition. They are sponsored by the Youngsville Woman’s Club. The first round was Jan. 17 at the Youngsville History Museum. The regional round is Saturday with the finals...

Franklinton students to visit N.C. State

School Briefs - week of Feb. 5, 2015 Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com. Heritage Elementary •Today, Thursday, is January Birthday Lunch for Track 4 and February Birthday Lunch for Tracks 2 and 3. •Please vote for HES in the Jan Brett contest at...

Franklin County Sheriff reports

Arrests •Zachary Lynn Dickerson, 23, 10 Shellcross Court, Youngsville, was arrested on N.C. 98 at Spencers Gate, Youngsville, and charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, reckless driving to endanger and fleeing with a motor vehicle to elude...

Wake Forest police reports – Feb. 5, 2015

Arrests •Michael Curtis Davis, 27, 4069 Bruce Garner Road, Franklinton, was arrested at Wake Forest Walmart, 2114 S. Main St., and charged with larceny. He was taken to Wake County jail. Jan. 31, 6:10 p.m. •Tyrone Devante Crudup, 22, 61 Breeds Way, Louisburg, was arrested at...