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Wake Forest fails to mesh

Wake Forest 57 Knightdale 70 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest High School boys basketball team suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Knightdale Tuesday night. In what would become a 57-70 loss, the Cougars struggled throughout the game to mesh and find each other...
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Patriots lose in hard-fought game to Louisburg

Franklin Academy 49 Louisburg 59 Photos and story by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Patriots will drop below .500 this year after a loss at home to Louisburg, 59-49. There were multiple times in the game where Franklin Academy could have given up to a faster and more athletic...
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Heritage sweeps Rolesville in dominating win

Heritage 61 Rolesville 36 Photos and story by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — The Heritage boys basketball team beat Rolesville for the second time this year, 61-36 Friday night at Rolesville. Coach Tilden Brill of Heritage stressed the fact that defense wins games in basketball and...

Lady Rams defeat Heritage for second win of the season

Rolesville 41 Heritage 33 by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — The Lady Rams won their second game in a row in a 41-33 overtime victory over the Heritage Huskies at home Friday night. Rolesville lost to Heritage earlier this season, but were able to attain the victory this time. Coach...

Post Office offers holiday alternative

RALEIGH — The U.S. Postal Service offers alternate locations for customers to mail cards and letters and to ship packages during the holiday season. A Contract Postal Unit (CPU) is a postal retail office housed within an existing, non-postal business or building that offers...

Some debit cardholders receiving phony calls

RALEIGH — A bank in eastern North Carolina reports that some of its customers are getting fraudulent phone calls about their debit cards. The automated calls, some of which appear to be coming from 305-259-5499, say your card has been “locked.” To unlock it, you’re told to enter...

Sirius XM Radio customers may get money back

RALEIGH — Sirius XM Radio customers in North Carolina who had problems canceling their contracts, got charged unauthorized fees or saw their rates jump unexpectedly will have an opportunity to get their money back, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Dec. 4. The consumer...

VGCC seminar focuses on starting a business

WAKE FOREST — Area residents whose goals for the New Year include starting a new business venture will want to mark their 2015 calendars for an upcoming seminar from the Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center. The SBC will offer a free seminar, titled Ten Steps...

‘Meet’ applications available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for vendors, nonprofits and downtown merchants for the 35th annual Meet in the Street festival planned for May 2. Presented by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, Meet in the Street offers a...

Beware of water and sewer scam

WAKE FOREST — Three hotels in the Raleigh area have recently received bogus phone calls from people impersonating city of Raleigh utility-billing employees. The callers, claiming to be from the city of Raleigh, tell intended victims their utility bill payment is past due and must...
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Franklin Academy Middle School Chorus wins radio competition

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy Middle School chorus won $5,000 last week in the MIX 101.5 Christmas Choir Competition with their rendition of Jinglin’ Bells. Schools from the area were invited to submit recordings of their songs the week before Thanksgiving....

Work with exchange students

RALEIGH — ASSE International Student Exchange Program (ASSE) is seeking representatives to work with volunteer host families and international exchange students in the community. ASSE is a nonprofit organization providing academic year and semester exchange programs in the United...
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Apply to be Senate page

WAKE FOREST — Each legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly opens its doors to high school students from across the state to participate in the House and Senate page programs. Senator Chad Barefoot invites students to e-mail his office at barefootla@ncleg.net for...
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Scoreboard – week of Dec. 11, 2014

Reported Dec. 3 - Dec. 9 Here are area scores reported directly from teams or from the NCHSAA-sanctioned MaxPreps.com. Any coach or parent can submit scores or other sport info to sports@wakeweekly.com Heritage High School •Boys Basketball, 5-2 overall; wins at Holly Springs,...

Wake Forest police citations reported Nov. 27-Dec. 3

Editor’s note: Arrest, incident, citation and accident reports are an important part of the public record, keeping the public informed with public safety news. With regard to arrests and citations, individuals have only been charged at this point and are presumed innocent until...

Wakefield Middle School Honor Roll

6th grade A/B honor roll Fawzi Abdelfattah, Essie Acquah, Tydreec Adams, Thamana Ahmady, Jessica Armstrong, Daniel Avilez, Allison Beck, Nailah Becoat, Jessie Berman-Hershko, Camryn Blackard, Devyn Blaylock, Cassidy Brogden, Serenite Brooks-Ferguson, Mollie Brown, Lanna Bruce,...
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Cougars state championship bound

Wake Forest scrubs Garner for the 4-AA East Regional title in football for a third chance in five years at the state crown. Wake Forest 27 Garner 13 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Cougars physically dominated the Garner Trojans, 27-13 last Friday night to win the 4AA Eastern...
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Former Register of Deeds employee arrested

RALEIGH – Illegally accessing the Wake County Register of Deeds' work email account landed a former county employee in jail today. Nelish Kumar R. Tailor, 39, Apex, a former system administrator in the Register of Deeds office, was arrested by the State Bureau of Investigation...
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U.S. 401 ‘not strategic’

NCDOT has made assurances to county staff that the decision to drop 401 from the STC will not affect discussions of future funding. by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — The new bypass around Rolesville could end up being the superstreet to nowhere. The N.C. Department of Transportation...
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Applicants flood advisory boards

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A slew of residents came to Tuesday night’s town commissioners’ work session to request assignment on one of several advisory boards. They touted their experience in fields related to the planning board, board of adjustment, technology board or...