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Update: Missing teen found

Update: Shortly after 11:30 a.m. today, Raleigh Police released a statement that Summer Jefferson, 15, had been "located and is okay." There was no other information given. Original story: Raleigh Police searching for missing Heritage High student RALEIGH — The Raleigh Police...

High-speed chase causes wreck on Wake Forest by-pass, suspect arrested in Youngsville

Update: The Dr. Calvin Jones Highway (N.C. Bypass) is expected to be open by noon, according to Wake Forest Police. by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — A Knightdale man wanted on five outstanding warrants for domestic violence has been arrested after leading law enforcement on a...
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Police appeal for calm, help

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police Chief Jeff Leonard and Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones addressed the community directly Tuesday afternoon in an effort to settle a community “gripped by reports” of children being approached by strangers. The press conference was...

Party for Rolesville police Feb. 8

ROLESVILLE — The Community Gardeners of Rolesville will host a law enforcement appreciation day Sunday, Feb. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Rolesville town hall, 502 Southtown Circle. Blue bows are available for sale to residents and businesses to show continued support of all law...
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The Wake Weekly sponsors fundraiser for Safe Space

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Weekly is teaming up Feb. 2 with Over the Falls and local celebrity citizens to raise money for Safe Space Inc., the area’s only nonprofit organization operating a 24-hour emergency shelter for battered women and their children. From 5:30 to 8 p.m.,...
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Pastors call to end racism

First step: dining with someone you don’t know of another color. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Two decades ago, Enoch Holloway and others got together with people they didn’t know, black and white, for a program called the Dinner for Eight. On Jan. 22, Holloway, a Wake Forest...
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Artist and entrepreneur

LOCAL PROFILES By Carol Taber Wake Forest’s Joanne Page is one of a growing number of artisans starting businesses out of their homes. British born, Joanne has a graphics arts degree from the University of Manchester. After graduation, Joanne worked for English Heritage,...
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One call could have saved millions

Ticker by David Leone Aged journalists always tell you using a pencil is better. But I write agonizingly slow with pencil, and only use them when I’ve misplaced all my pens, as I did last week covering N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall’s appearance at the Wakefield-Wake...

Go gamble for a good cause

WAKE FOREST — Saturday night is Casino Night for the Trentini Foundation, which raises money for high school scholarships. The event is 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Mill Room in The Factory. Tickets are $50, which buys $10,000 worth of chips and two drink tickets and may be purchased...
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It’s cookie season!

WW photo by David Leone Wake Forest Girl Scout Troop 3070 friends Maegan Moody, left, and Maria Flores picked a good spot to set up shop Sunday at the Wake Forest Golden Corral. The annual cookie sales are a major fundraiser for Girl Scouts all across the U.S. In addition to...
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‘Every penny goes to charity’

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Once a year about 200 people gather in a room at The Forks, open their hearts and wallets, and empty them into a kitty for the Koinonia Foundation. Unlike the rolls of many regional and national charities, not one dollar goes to pay the salary of the...
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FCAC Heart for Art gala is Feb. 5

FRANKLINTON — Franklin County Arts Council will hold its annual Heart for Art Gala Feb. 5 at the historic home of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Whitaker, 210 Winston Street, Franklinton The free event starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Mister Felix, a group from Wake Forest will...
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Franklin Academy student wins Patriot’s Pen Award

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, Veterans of Foreign Wars, has presented Franklin Academy sixth grader Amy Xu their Patriot’s Pen Award. The VFW’s annual essay contest is designed to foster an awareness in the middle schools of the nation’s history and the part...

Give feedback on Wake Transit plans

RALEIGH — The Wake County Transit Choices Report, drafted by Jarrett Walker and Associates and Kimley Horn, is now available and the public is asked to provide feedback through March 5, 2015. The report steps back from detailed planning processes, and begins with the development...
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Small town manager wanted

Residents who attended input session desire safety, security and responsible growth in a new executive officer. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Fewer than 10 people attended the input session on what traits are desired for a new town manager Tuesday, and just four of them spoke, but...

Final time to comment on Parks Department Feb. 5

WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department began updating its master plan in August and will soon wrap up the project.  As part of the process, the PRCR Department contracted with GreenPlay, LLC to inventory and assess the town’s...
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Is one style better than the other?

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman As the gaming industry continues to grow, developers are making decisions that reflect how they feel about the direction the market is going. As an avid gamer, I have noticed certain trends in new video games that I want to share. Trying to choose...
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Don’t be blinded by the shiny

Local Gamers by David Allen Something that has permeated gaming culture, and seems to unavoidable at times is Downloadable Content or DLC for short. This term refers to an add-on to an already existing game. Be it new maps for a game like Call of Duty or an expansion like XCOM:...

I have a dream!

by David Leone Each year, the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Wake Forest’s Friendship Chapel Baptist Church showcases student talent and an update of the the civil rights icon’s dream. For the 20th anniversary celebration Jan. 22, the 200 attendees also witnessed more....
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Highway Patrol identify man killed in collision

Update: The  State Highway Patrol has now identified the Hispanic male pedestrian involved in the fatal collision that occurred on Dec. 26, 2014 in Wake County.  The man has been identified as Mateo Martinez Rodriguez, 55, of 153 Happy Trails Lane Newton Grove.  Family of...

You Decide: The impacts of tax changes

by Dr. Mike Walden Get ready for some tax debates in 2015. At the national level, pundits think a proposal to lower the federal income tax rate may be one piece of common ground between President Obama and the Congress. Here in North Carolina, Round 2 of tax changes – focusing on...
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Loveless CIT Officer of Year

Business Briefs - Week of Jan. 29, 2015 Loveless CIT Officer of Year The Wake Forest Police Department has named Det. Brian Loveless as the 2014 Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer of the Year. A specialized law enforcement program, the CIT is a partnership between 17 Wake...

Fat and the year you were born

The Rock Doctor by Dr. E. Kirsten Peters New Year’s resolutions are being put to the harshest of tests. Gone are the days of early January when all things seemed so easily possible. Now we are in the tougher phase of the year when the will to establish new patterns is being...