Storyteller Donna Washington returns

WAKE FOREST — Award-winning storyteller and multicultural folklorist Donna L. Washington will deliver an unforgettable storytelling performance Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St. Washington has been sharing stories with audiences for more than 24...

Highway Patrol offers simple winter driving tips

RALEIGH — The weather in North Carolina is unpredictable and this time of year you never know when to expect black ice, snow, icy roads or a mixture of road conditions. The Highway Patrol asks motorists to prepare in advance for winter driving. •Avoid travel unless necessary when...
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Space Ninjas play free!

I love new ideas, especially in video games. The entire (most of it, I’m looking at you Activision) industry of video gaming thrives on new ideas. This week we take a look at Digital Extremes’ game; Warframe. While it is still in its open-beta format, the game offers tons of fun...

Retirees: Beware of cash for pension scam

RALEIGH — If you’re a retiree receiving a pension, beware of a new scam: offers that claim to let you borrow against your pension without actually taking out a loan. Pension advance companies promises retirees quick access to cash.  The catch?  You’re signing over the rights to...

Donate blood Feb. 12

LOUISBURG — Celebrate Heart Month by donating blood at the NHFRMC blood drive Feb. 12. Between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the Red Cross bus will be parked outside the main entrance of Novant Health Franklin Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive. Register in the front lobby. To make an...
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DAR learns about original Rambo

WAKE FOREST — Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, General James Moore Chapter, started the new year with a visit by the N.C. state regent, Peggy Troxell, who presented a program about her ancestor, Peter Gunnarsson Rambo (1612-1698), and told the story of his...

Hosts sought for students

NORTH CAROLINA — World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a highly respected nonprofit public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea and the former Soviet...
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Police nab underage drinkers

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — It was a case of friends inviting friends inviting friends that turned a small gathering at 801 Brewers Glynn Court into a loud party that eventually got busted by police in the early hours of Sunday morning. John Vit Thirakoun, 20, who lives at the...

Youngsville High reunion planned in May

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville High School plans a reunion for all alumni through 1978 when the school closed. The event is set for the Youngsville Museum of History the first weekend in May. The weekend kicks off with a basketball game at the old Youngsville High School gym Friday,...

Koinonia auction fundraiser Feb. 8

WAKE FOREST — For town residents who like to bag a bargain and help a neighbor at the same time, Feb. 8 is the date to mark, as the annual Koinonia Cares Charity Auction takes place at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 South Brooks St. With $30 paid admission at the door, attendees will...
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Quick greens, sprouts for the winter blues

By Charlotte Glen Has the up and down, warm to cold weather wreaked havoc on your vegetable garden? Looking for a fast way to add fresh greens to your diet? Give microgreens or sprouts a try. Though tiny, these baby plants are packed with nutrients and can be ready to harvest in...

Are you at risk from the Sitting Disease?

by Mary Anne Janik-Hooker Kaiser Permanente recently reported results for a study conducted on the ill effects of sitting for more than six hours in a day.  Long story as short as I can make it … It’s killing us Chiks! For those of us who set out with rigor to meet our 2014...
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Schwall-McGinnis to wed

FRANKLINTON — Sonny and Tracy Schwall of Franklinton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kadeelyn Schwall, to Jacob Andrew McGinnis. The groom-elect is the son of David and Christine McGinnis of Louisburg. The couple is planning a May 31, 2014 wedding at Virginia Dare...
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Free games on the fly.

Today’s options on how we can play games for free has always been limited for console gamers. We can borrow our friend’s games and… That’s all. There is currently another option, for a limited time of course. The online company GameFly has been in business for quite some...

Wake to provide home radon tests

WAKE COUNTY — January marks National Radon Action month and Wake County encourages residents to test their homes for radon. To help residents, the N.C. Radon Program is providing 200 free test kits for the county to distribute. A limited number of free test kits are available at...

This Week In History – Jan. 30, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Farmer and businessman O.K. Holding, 54, has died of heart disease. The Wake Forest native lived his whole life in the house he was born in, was a strong supporter of the...

Library news – Jan. 30, 2013

RALEIGH — There’s lots going on at area libraries. In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), other events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300) and North Regional Library (7009 Harps...

Franklinton/Youngsville police reports

Franklinton Arrests •Amanda Minor Moore, 32, 176 Darius Pearce Road, Youngsville, was arrested at U.S. 1 at U.S. 1A-North by Officer A. J. Bishop and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. The arrest warrant listed as confiscated a silver “crack”...

Wake Forest police reports

Arrests •The following were all arrested Jan. 26, between 1:15 and 4:48 a.m. at 801 Brewers Glynn Court for underage consumption of alcohol: Morgan Johnson, 17, 324 Amaryllis Way, Campbell Reid Fowler, 18, 9615 Bales Lane, Charlotte, Zakreigh Branton Baker,  18, 9225...

Franklin County sheriff’s reports

Arrests •Christopher Palmeri, 25, 1920 High Holly Lane, Raleigh, and Amy Rea Siler, 20, 2739 Hidden Waters Circle, Raleigh, were arrested at Opie Frazier Road by Deputy D. Moore and charged with maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia....

Rolesville police reports

Incidents •Domestic violence was reported at 916 Pristine Lane, Rolesville. Jan. 26, 4:46 p.m. •Criminal damage to property was reported at U.S. 401 and Rogers Road. A traffic light was damaged. Jan. 24, 11:22 a.m. •Criminal damage to property, a hand sanitizer dispenser, was...

Dream League registrations begin Feb. 3

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department will accept Dream League Baseball applications from special needs children in grades K-12 from, Feb. 3 to Feb. 28. Designed for both boys and girls, the adaptive baseball league will operate on Saturday mornings from...
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Red Flag Warning issued for much of central state Saturday

RALEIGH — The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Red Flag Warning for 11 a.m.-6 p.m. as well as a Special Weather Statement regarding gusty winds today. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire conditions are occurring now or will shortly. The combination of...