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Making good decisions

Wake Forest High School football player Bryce Love, pictured with Wake Forest DARE Officer Scott Graham, spoke at the DARE graduation at Heritage Elementary School, encouraging the students to stay away from drugs and to make good decisions.
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Redhawks rugby teams crowned cup champions

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent GREENSBORO — The North Raleigh Redhawks rugby teams walked away with not one but two championship trophies from Sunday’s Carolina Cup state championship tournament. The U10 Redhawks defeated Cary in the finals while the U12 team was a 7-6...

Busy weekend ahead

WAKE FOREST — It’s a very busy time of year in Wake Forest, with activities suited to just about everyone. Here are some of the goings-on; for others see wakeforestnc.gov. •Habitat for Humanity Build-a-Thon Community Dedication, tomorrow at 5 p.m. at 406 Spring St. The public is...

Democratic women to meet

RALEIGH — The Democratic Women of Wake County luncheon meeting is scheduled Thursday, May 29, at 6 p.m. at N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh. Speaking at the event is Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy North Carolina, a nonpartisan organization...
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Record leap makes history

By David Allen Staff Writer FRANKLINTON — It’s not every day you get to see a school’s history being made, even rarer to be a part of making it. But for Franklinton High School high jumper Charity Snelling, she got to do just that.. Charity leapt to both a new personal and new...

Folk Festival coming to Oak View Park

RALEIGH — A folk festival is the fitting finale to Oak View County Parks’ exhibition, In Search of a New Deal. The free, family-friendly event focuses on the 1930s and ’40s and takes place June 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4028 Carya Drive in Raleigh. Crafts and activities...

Tech awards grant program under way

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric’s Classroom Technology Awards grant program for the 2014-15 school year is in progress.  Eligible teachers include public school K-12 and community college teachers working in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties. Grants...

May library activities winding down

In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300), and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, 919-870-4000). Most programs are...

Shabazz poetry reading rescheduled to Friday

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) announces several upcoming workshops and exhibits. The free poetry workshop with Phillip Shabazz, poet, writer and teaching artist, who will read from his newly released book, Flames in the Fire: Poems, has been...
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Student inducted into Cum Laude Society

WAKE FOREST — Myles Alexander Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alad Troy Brown of Wake Forest, was inducted into the Cum Laude Society at Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Va., during a ceremony held April 21. He is a member of the Class of 2014. The Cum Laude Society was...

Get the 411 on the 529

YOUNGSVILLE — Seven out of 10 Americans do not know that a 529 plan is a college savings tool, according to the annual 529 Plan Awareness Survey from financial-services firm Edward Jones. In its third year monitoring college savings awareness, the survey found that only 30...

Wake School Board mulls expansion of justice project

CARY — Education leaders discussed expanding the Juvenile Justice Project during their Tuesday work session. Designed to provide teachers and administrators with an alternative response to student misbehavior in school, the Juvenile Justice Project is conducted in collaboration...
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Richland Creek Elementary wins statewide award

By Clellie Allen Editor  WAKE FOREST — The school isn’t scheduled to open until August, but it’s already winning awards. Richland Creek Elementary’s construction management firm was singled out Tuesday as the first public school in the state to earn SHARP recognition by N.C....

Phil’s Friends walk May 31

Organization to offer support, prayer for sick. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When people get cancer and are hospitalized, there’s often a huge outpouring of support for them. But when days turn to weeks, and weeks to months, many people get depressed and lonesome. A Wake Forest...
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Business Briefs

Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce news •Notary class will be held Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the chamber boardroom. The cost is $150 and registration may be completed online at wakeforestchamber.org. •The State of the Chamber address is scheduled Tuesday from 11:30...

Population nears 1 million, budget hits $1 billion with tax increase

RALEIGH — Wake County Manager Jim Hartmann presented the County’s $1.063 billion fiscal year (FY) 2015 recommended budget to the Board of Commissioners during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The budget will exceed $1 billion for the first time with the population of the...
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On Patrol: Shooting not random; suspect remains in jail

Wake Forest Police resonded to a report of a shooting near Highgate Circle, just off of Wait Avenue, and apprehended Brandon Rashaad Joyner May 14. Joyner, 21, 214 Highgate Circle, was arrested at 225 S. Taylor St., and charged with armed with deadly weapon with intent to kill...

Brothers charged in rape

Suspect confessed after hearing the gospel at Wake Forest church. By David Leone YOUNGSVILLE — Two brothers are in an eastern North Carolina jail awaiting arraignment for committing sex offenses against their sister when they lived in Hertford. Charged May 6 are Eric Andrew...
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Get a moo-ove on, Daisy!

Daisy the Cow evidently found centerfield not to her liking. She decidedly refused to participate in the Cow Patty Bingo held at Rolesville High School Saturday, repeatedly running through the yellow caution tape. Even after being coaxed with extra tasty feed and a couple of...
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Cancer survivor one proud mom

By Juliet McDonald WAKE FOREST — June 29, 2012, is a date Dustin Wright and his mom, Connie, will never forget. Connie was having shoulder pain, went to the doctor, and was told it was a torn rotator cuff. After several weeks of intense pain, she ended up in the emergency room....
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This Week In History – May 15, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Dr. W.L. Poteat, president emeritus, is finishing his 51st year as professor of biology and 62nd year since he entered Wake Forest College as a student. When he entered in...
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High-speed fiber optic plans revealed

Town-sponsored forum answers questions, though some remain. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Shelby-based RST Fiber revealed Monday its plans for rolling out high-speed fiber optics to all the town residents who want it. During a town-sponsored forum at the Wake Forest Renaissance...
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The nuts and bolts of pecan farming

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — More than a dozen folks toured the Sasser Farm, located just north of Youngsville, to learn the nuts and bolts about pecan farming May 8. Facilitating the discussion, and dropping nuggets like, “Pecan farming is not for the faint of heart,” was Dr....