Election trickery ruled fraud

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — According to court documents released Tuesday, Patricia Burnette Chastain, the current Clerk of Superior Court in Franklin County, has been the victim of a type of identity theft purposely designed to make it nearly impossible for her to campaign...
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Runners remember marathoners

Boston Tribute Run draws a crowd. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Dave Cockman was one of about 105 Wake County runners who went to Massachusetts for the Boston Marathon this year. The support residents there showed for runners one year after the marathon bombing was inspiring, he...
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Senior class enthralled with inspirational speaker

By Juliet McDonald WAKEFIELD — It is not very often an auditorium filled with graduating seniors is quiet as they hang on every word a speaker has to say. But this was precisely what happened Thursday at Wakefield High School. Inspirational speaker Sarah Panzau told her story of...
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Bike lane planned for Wakefield

Not too late to weigh-in on plans. By David Leone WAKEFIELD — City leaders are in the process of reviewing plans for bike paths in central and northern Raleigh. Included in that list is a 1.3-mile section of Wakefield Plantation Drive from Dr. Calvin Jones Highway to Carriage...

5K Freedom Run June 21

WAKE FOREST — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 187 presents the 2014 5K Freedom Run June 21 to celebrate and support veterans and active-duty military. The theme of the race is Honoring Our World War II Veterans. Proceeds will support Military Missions in Action (a North Carolina...

Free eye screenings in May

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Lions Club will sponsor a free eye screening and hearing test in the Walmart parking lot May 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals aged 6 years to 18 years old must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form, and a parent must be present during...
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Miracle Easter egg hunt held April 19

 Assisting Laci Wade at the Franklin County Miracle League Easter egg hunt April 19 are, from left, Rachel Kennedy, Meagan King, Tiffany Hicks and Megan Arnold.

Bike fair to roll in Sat.

WAKE FOREST — May is Bike Safety Month, and the town of Wake Forest is sponsoring a free bicycle safety fair during Meet in the Street, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the town hall parking lot, 301 S. Brooks St. Run by the Wake Forest Police Department, the bicycle safety fair...
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Best ever Bang’n Blueberry Coffee Cake

By Janet Tharpe Need a terrific coffee cake to serve at breakfast or your next brunch? Darci Juris has a recipe you have to try. Her Bang’n Blueberry Coffee Cake is so moist and the streusel adds a sweet crunch. Along with a cup of coffee, it’s a great way to start your day. See...

Bright Ideas grant applicants sought

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric is celebrating a big milestone in 2014: its Bright Ideas education grant program, which provides funding to Tar Heel teachers for innovative learning projects, is turning 20 years old. Wake Electric has pledged approximately $50,000 to the state’s...

Wakefield health fair May 17

RALEIGH — Advanced Optometry Center is sponsoring a community health fair May 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 13251 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. Healthcare and wellness professionals from Wakefield and the surrounding area will be on hand to offer screenings and answer questions....
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Rain fails to dampen Easter egg hunt

Cameron Eatmon excitedly shows off his finds at the Easter egg hunt April 19, hosted by the Miracle League of Franklin County at Long Mill Elementary School. Although festivities were forced indoors by the rain, the event was enjoyed by all.

May in bloom at the library

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...

Electric Youth Tour names winners

WAKE FOREST — High-school juniors Tyler Bendl of Wake Forest and Dillan Phillips of Louisburg were selected by Wake Electric to attend the 2014 Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington D.C. in June. Bendl 16, is a student at Heritage High School. Phillips, 17, attends Louisburg...

Broadband task force to hold info sessions

WAKE FOREST — The broadband task force seeking to bring high speed broadband Internet service to Wake Forest invites residents to a series of informational sessions, beginning May 12, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. The sessions are designed to...

Juniorettes club recognized

WAKE FOREST — Elise King, president-elect for the Wake Forest High School Juniorette Club, received the new club charter, a president’s gavel and a $25 club award for Best Overall Work for a New Juniorette Club at the annual convention of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs...
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Don’t miss Cookie

LOUISBURG — The Coffee Hound Book Shop hosts a book signing and puppet show May 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., to introduce Meet Cookie (the dog), an illustrated song and picture paperback book package with CD. Author Paula C. Snyder and illustrator and puppeteer Mac McCord will be present...

Spring is the season for — black bears

FRANKLINTON — Tuesday morning, a black bear reportedly weighing about 200 pounds, was spotted by a Franklinton Police officer in the South Chavis Street area, south of the Lions Club and the town Public Works, according to Franklinton Mayor Elic Senter. Franklinton Police Chief...

Rex hosts free junior golf clinic

RALEIGH — The First Tee of the Triangle offers a free golf clinic May 20, 6-7:30 p.m. at TPC Wakefield Plantation in North Raleigh. The clinic for children ages 7-17 is open to current and former First Tee participants and the general public as part of the Rex Hospital Open...

May parks programs: American Girl, poison ivy

RALEIGH — Several events are scheduled at Wake County Parks over the next couple of weeks. •Saturday, 1 p.m., screening of Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, a movie based on the American Girl series of dolls and books, in which a young girl, Kit, is living in the struggles of the...

Rabies clinic Saturday

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville, in conjuction with the Wake County Animal Shelter, will host a rabies and microchip clinic this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Main Street Park. Rabies vaccinations for pets are $5 and the microchip implant is $10. All pets must be on a leash...

Learn about scams, emergencies

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin County Senior Center have partnered for an informative series on avoiding scams. Three workshops are scheduled: May 8, May 29, and June 17, all from 9 to 10:15 a.m at the senior center, 127 Shannon Village,...