Take a break, parents

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department is offering Parents’ Morning Out Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 pm. The program will provide kids ages 3-12 an opportunity to participate in a variety of organized activities, including games...
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Title slips through Cougars’ grasp

For the second year in a row, Wake Forest falls to Mallard Creek in the 4-AA state high school football championship. Wake Forest 14 Mallard Creek 25 story by Marty Simpkins photos by David Allen WINSTON-SALEM — After losing to Mallard Creek last year in the 4AA football state...
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Soccer club garners three division championships

YOUNGSVILLE — Three teams from the relatively new Franklin Wake Soccer Club recently won their respective division titles. Fonzie Flowers, a coach for the U10 Phoenix and volunteer coordinator for the FWSC said of the Phoenix, “These boys are pretty dang good. A lot of talent...
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Wake Forest Parks & Rec youth basketball scores through Dec. 13

FRIDAY, DEC. 5 7-8 year olds Cougars vs Vipers Cougars: Sean Allen, Kennedy Bowman, Ashley Hendrix Vipers: Benjamin Coleman, Eric Fairfax, Jayden Forman, Selah Jackson, Drew Kennedy 9-10 Boys East Eagles 11 vs Rattlers 14 Eagles: Aaron Harris 1, Cole Kima 4, Payne Thomas 5, Devin...

Wake Forest police citations reported Dec. 4-11

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...

Need a better night’s sleep?

When it is 3 a.m. and you are pacing the halls of your dark and quiet house while everyone else is sleeping soundly in their beds, it may help to know you’re not alone: Many people struggle to get a good night’s sleep. The general consensus is that adults should receive between...
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Dark chocolate benefits health

Many people associate healthy eating with foods that may not be so tasty. While desserts are not often considered the healthiest course of a meal, dark chocolate, when enjoyed in moderation, can be healthy. Dark chocolate can benefit the brain, heart and even teeth. Researchers...
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Avoid pitfalls that can derail your diet

Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand: While it can be tempting to skip a workout in favor of relaxing on the couch at home, the temptation to cheat on your diet is far more pervasive, as dieters know that a high-calorie treat or second helping is lurking around seemingly every...
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Trees felled for ramp

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — When a tree is felled in Wake Forest, residents definitely take notice. Three large pecan trees and another tree were cut down Dec. 4 along the West Owen side of Holding Park to make way for an ADA-accessible access ramp. Few were aware of the plan,...
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Rolesville police chief to retire

Manager expresses town’s gratitude; commissioners approve senior housing project. By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The regular business before Rolesville’s town commissioners, including the approval of a senior living complex, was quickly overshadowed by an emotional statement from...
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Winston-Salem, here we come!

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cougars celebrate after their East Regional Championship win over the Garner Magnet Trojans. Winning 27-13, the Cougars are heading to Winston-Salem to play at Wake Forest University’s BB&T Field against Mallard Creek for the 4AA State...
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Three more charged for murder

Details sparse in parking lot stabbing death. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Three more men have been charged with murder by Wake Forest police in connection with the Nov. 22 fatal stabbing of Edgar Hardison. Warrants were obtained charging each of the following with murder:...
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Take care of your holiday beauties

With a little knowhow, holiday houseplants can be enjoyed year after year. By Charles Mitchell Franklin County Extension Director LOUISBURG — Plants with bright foliage or colorful flowers add tremendously to holiday decorations. Have you thought about or started purchasing...

Free smoke alarms available

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville and Wake New Hope fire departments want to you to be safe in your home. If you do not have a working smoke detector, they will come install one for you free of charge. For more information, e-mail smoke@rolesvillefire.com or fill out the form at...
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What does Christmas mean to you? We want to know

It’s our favorite time of year — and hopefully yours, too. The Wake Weekly will publish the musings of area children in the next two papers, as they answer the question, What does Christmas mean to me? Submissions may include poems, stories, and drawings. The more colorful, the...
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Texas Roadhouse helps Rolesville teen after transplant

WAKE FOREST — Rolesville teen Brooke Parrish is recovering in a Ronald McDonald House next to the Pittsburgh, Pa., hospital where she underwent lifesaving liver transplant surgery Oct. 7. Meanwhile, here at home, a fundraising campaign to help pay for the expensive surgery and...
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It’s time to face reality

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman I am going to play devil’s advocate and talk about my disappointment with Destiny, the first-person shooter that was released on all major consoles a few months ago. Yes, I am referring to the game that has broken records and is highly respected in...