Autism expo this weekend

RALEIGH — The annual Autism Expo will take place at the N.C. fairgrounds in Raleigh Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In an effort to unite families with questions and experts with answers, speakers will cover topics including a variety of therapies, Individual Education...
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Wake Forest High students tops in essay contest

WAKE FOREST — The two top winners of the recent Wake Forest Optimist Club essay contest (holding certificates) are from left, Tierra Marsh, first place winner of $150, and Madison Pontrelli, second place winner of $100. Anli Zhang (not pictured) was third place winner of $50....
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Students make the shot at N. Forest Pines

WAKE FOREST — Under the guidance of Wake County schools’ adapted physical educational specialists, students from North Forest Pines, Brassfield and Lead Mine elementary schools participated in March Madness with a Make the Shot competition March 21. Competitors pictured with...
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Laughs add up

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Rotary Club, represented here by Jim Robertson, hands the Wake Forest High School band boosters a check for $7,250, their half of the proceeds from Comedy Night 2014. From left are Drum Major Zackary Lorenzo with Cheryl Vann, band boosters president,...
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Franklin Academy builds bridge to state

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy High School’s bridge-building team used their math, science and critical-thinking skills to take first place in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Region 2 bridge-building competition  recently. With an overall score of 72.4, a perfect...

School briefs — April 3, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wakefield Middle orientation Wakefield Middle School’s orientation for sixth graders will take place April 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Parents and students may tour the school, meet staff...

Turkey hunting season opens Saturday

RALEIGH — The statewide spring season for wild turkeys — male and bearded turkeys only — opens Saturday, with a one-week youth season through April 11. The season for all hunters opens April 12 and continues through May 10. During youth season, only youths younger than 16 are...
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Royal Knights bring home tournament win

LOUISBURG — Three teams from the Franklin County-based Royal Knights Basketball Club competed in the Bull City Invasion tournament hosted by Unique Skills Sports, with the 8th Grade team winning their invasion with a 3-0 sweep. Both the 4th grade and 6th grade teams finished in...

Concert a cure for the winter blahs

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Singers present a musical celebration of Seasons, Sunday at 3 p.m. at Franklin Academy Middle School, 1127 Chalks Road. Under the direction of Ginger Graves and accompanied by pianist Mike Olson, arrangements include Bridge over Troubled Waters, Try...
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New 4-H group gathers

By Juliet McDonald WAKE FOREST — Organizers had to bring in more chairs to accommodate the number of potential members and their parents for the start up of a new chapter of 4-H specifically for companion pets at the Wake County Northern Regional Center Tuesday. The leader, Renee...

Grantseekers invited to workshops

WAKE COUNTY — Free grant-seeker’s workshops to assist nonprofits in submitting applications for funding are being held in both Wake and Franklin Counties. The Franklin County workshop is April 9, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Louisburg College, in the library computer lab, 501 N. Main...
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Honors choir hits all the right notes

The Heritage Elementary honors choir, under the direction of Barina Bailey, performed in the Raleigh Fine Arts Choral Celebration March 19 at Meymandi Hall. Along with Path to the Moon in unison and Walk in Jerusalem in three parts, they performed several other numbers with the...
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Franklinton team has sights on playoffs

By David Allen Staff Writer FRANKLINTON — Coming off their 9-0 shutout against rival school Louisburg, the Lady Rams soccer team is fired up. With a record of 4-2-1, and 3-1 in conference, coach Isaac Welker is excited to see his team work together to improve. “We’re not a very...

Wake Forest police reports – April 3, 2014

Citations Reported March 20-25, 2014   •Gaetano Gary Guarascio Jr., 43, 3704 Willow Stone Lane, speed violation. March 25, 8:54 a.m. •Mariah Nichole Jeter, 19, 11421 Colbert Creek Loop, Apt. 107. Raleigh, speeding. March 25, 7:25 a.m. •Garryd Glenn G. Caliendo, 28, 2520...

Wake crime – April 3, 2014

Reported March 15-28. All arrests made by law enforcement personnel in Wake County. Due to a change in the way charges are reported, some arrests not listed. Falls •Daniel Wade Stockton, 18, 10840 Rio Springs Drive, Raleigh, in Falls, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer B.S....

Franklin County sheriff’s reports – April 3, 2014

Arrests •Christopher Jamal Alston, 19, 631 Swanson Road, Louisburg, was charged with assault on a female and harassing phone calls. March 30, 2:15 p.m. •Jeremy Arrington, 32, 930 East Ellis Drive, Apt. 139, Jefferson City, Tenn., was arrested and charged with driving while...
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Cougars beat the tracks

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School Indoor Percussion team travelled to Powhatan High School in Virginia to compete in the Atlantic Indoor Association Powhatan Percussion Competition March 22. The group performed the show, Tidal Wave. With an amazing musical and marching...
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Sam’s Club in the works

Site would empty traffic onto Capital, Caveness Farms Avenue. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If it gains commissioners’ approval, a Sam’s Club is coming to town. “It’s a pretty big thing for Wake Forest,” said Chad Sary, the town’s assistant planning director. “We’re working on the...
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1812 re-enactors here Saturday

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The British are coming! The famous cry by Paul Revere in the run-up to the American Revolution notwithstanding, the British came back once again, from 1812-14, in what is now referred to as the War of 1812. Fifteen to 20 War of 1812 re-enactors are...
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Towns ready for Easter Egg hunts

Its an annual spring tradition kids love — participating in area Easter Egg hunts. Wake Forest Parks and Recreation will start the season off April 5 with the town’s Easter Egg Hunt at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Children ages 3 and younger will hunt for eggs...
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Meet your candidates

YOUNGSVILLE — Meet and hear from many of the candidates running for office in Franklin County, including for Sheriff, tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the National Guard Armory 142 Youngsville Blvd. (U.S. 1-A) across from Youngsville Elementary. Light refreshments will be...

Rate hike or grant?

Franklinton’s 100-year-old pipes need replacing. By Todd Allen FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Town Board unanimously approved the application of a grant for $3 million to replace old clay sewer pipes dating back as far as the 1890s and also to upgrade a pump station in a special...
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WW II hero honored

By Lt. Col. Lisa Armour Franklin County Composite Squadron LOUISBURG — Former Franklin County resident and World War II veteran, the late Lieutenant Colonel George Lumpkin, U.S. Marine Corp. Reserve, was honored March 15 at the Triangle North Executive Airport. The flagpole and a...