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...
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Police make arrest in East Pine Avenue shooting

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police arrested Calvin Antonio Mitchell Jr., yesterday, on warrants for a Thursday evening shooting, according to a press release by Lt. Brian Mote. Friday, the police department asked for the public’s help in locating and arresting Mitchell, 22,...
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On the prowl for a panther

Is a big cat stalking southern Wake Forest? By David Leone Monday was a fine afternoon for being outside in a woodsy area. That’s exactly what I was doing in the hopes of finding and photographing the large black cat Shearon Farms neighborhood resident Jerry Dangler spotted...
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Charter school draws crowd

Town approves plan; construction on fast-track. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — As the first snowflakes began to fall Tuesday evening, few people showed up for the town board meeting, including all but one representative of a new charter school seeking approval. But they weren’t put...
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Public weighs in on Novant’s surgical room relocation

By Clellie Allen YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville library was packed out Thursday with folks looking to weigh in on Novant Health’s application to relocate an operating room from Novant Health Franklin Regional Medical Center (FRMC) in Louisburg to an already approved but as-yet...
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WFHS student killed in hit-run

RALEIGH — A Wake Forest High School junior died after a hit and run accident in Raleigh Jan. 16. Justice Yasmeen Smith, 16, of Courtney Lane, Raleigh, was crossing North New Hope Road at Water Oak Drive at 9:40 p.m. when she was struck by a 2005 Dodge minivan traveling south,...
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Alleged heroin dealer arrested with a bang

Police deploy noisemaker to nab felony suspect. WAKE FOREST — At about 9:30 p.m. Jan. 16, the residents along East Oak Avenue in the Mill Village heard a loud bang, strong enough to shake their windows and rattle their drains. It was a noisemaker police were using to startle the...

Rolesville to change sign, zoning ordinances

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — After literal years of going back and forth on revamping the sign ordinance, Rolesville’s town board will hold a public hearing Feb. 3 to amend the sign ordinance, bringing it up up-to-date with advances in technology like digital signs and...
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Long-time Ben Franklin Society supporters receive emeritus status

By Clellie Allen FRANKLIN COUNTY — Contributions by two Franklin County residents, who helped establish the Ben Franklin Society, Joseph E. Elmore and William M. Hill Jr., were recognized with emeritus membership at their regular meeting. With their emeritus status, they have...
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Cold snap

Temperatures dropped to the low teens Wednesday morning, but the Tuesday night snow that had people most concerned turned out to be mild. Most objects and cars were covered with white, as was Joyner Park above, but there wasn’t enough precipitation for sledding or making snowmen....

No-fee voter I.D. cards available now

RALEIGH — North Carolina has begun issuing no-fee voter identification cards in accordance with a new state law passed during the 2013 legislative session. Beginning in 2016, the state will require voters to have a valid photo ID to cast a ballot when voting in person. A list of...
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Capital One most complained-about credit card company

RALEIGH — North Carolina consumers file more complaints about Capital One than any other credit card company, according to a report released recently by the North Carolina Public Interest Research Group (NCPIRG) Education Fund. The report, which looked at data from the Consumer...