No-fee voter I.D. cards available

RALEIGH — In accordance with a new state law passed during the 2013 legislative session, North Carolina has begun issuing no-fee voter identification cards. 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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Veterans play Santa to shut-ins

WAKE FOREST — American Legion Post 187 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8466 provided 13 family meals and seven fruit baskets to shut-in veterans in the Wake Forest area. The meals were prepared by the staff of The Border restaurant and delivered by post members and their...

Gas prices steady

RALEIGH — Retail gasoline prices have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.31 per gallon Jan. 5, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has not moved  in the last week to $3.30 per gallon, according to...
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Bring us the girl, and wipe away the debt.

These are some of the first words you hear in Irrational Game’s latest addition to the critically acclaimed Bioshock series. Bioshock Infinite is set in the high flying city of Columbia, the game throws you headlong into its story without so much as a, “Would you kindly?” The...
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Insurance rates to increase

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI) received a homeowners insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau in the late afternoon Jan. 3. The N.C. Rate Bureau, which is not part of the Department of Insurance and represents all companies writing homeowners...

Holding Requests Federal Audit of RHA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After reports by a local newspaper regarding executive salaries and compensation practices at the Raleigh Housing Authority (RHA), U.S. Rep. George Holding released the following statement: “At a time when our nation is over 17 trillion dollars in debt — the...

Rolesville Rec gets rolling

Rolesville — The town of Rolesville announces the following upcoming programs and events: •Youth baseball and softball registration for town residents is taking place now through Jan. 19. Open registration is Jan. 20-Feb. 6. All registrations are completed online only at...
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Charity brewing

From left, White Street Brewing Company (WSBC) owner Dino Radosta gives Laura Terry, director of the Franklin County Boys & Girls Club, a check for $1,500. The money is profit he made from selling a beer that was the winner of a homebrewers challenge in April. With them are...

Smart Start to host county application session

WAKE FOREST — Smart Start at the Northern Regional Center will host a Wake County Pre-K application session for the 2014-15 school year Jan. 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 350 E. Holding Ave., Room 163. Eligible children will be four years old by Aug. 31. Applicants must bring a copy...

EPA looks to tighten woodstove regulations

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing standards for the amount of air pollution that can be emitted by new woodstoves and heaters, beginning in 2015. The agency’s proposal would make the next generation of stoves and heaters an estimated 80...
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Libraries to help new businesses in the new year

RALEIGH — Wake Libraries is collaborating with SCORE (score.org), a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses, to offer a business series during the winter. The programs are free but registration is required. To register, call the library of interest. All...

Five prisons closed

RALEIGH — The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has completed the closing of five prisons as directed by the General Assembly in the 2013-14 state budget.  The affected prisons and their closing dates are as follows: Duplin Correctional Center, Kenansville, Aug....
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Gobbler’s Run raises $35k

From left, Jessica Bullock, Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club director, and Cat Redd, race director, show off a new permanent sponsor board provided by Capital Sign Solutions for the annual Gobbler’s Run 5K. The November race included more than 2,000 participants, a number of...
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Rolesville collecting trees

ROLESVILLE — The town’s waste collection contractor will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling as part of the regular yard waste collection. All decorations and lights will need to be removed first. The town of Rolesville contracts out the collection of all yard waste. Pick...
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Coroner: Murder victim died from heart failure

Alleged mugging is secondary cause. By David Leone RALEIGH — An autopsy report reveals an assault victim died of respiratory failure brought on by an attempted mugging. Britis Andruce Previlon, 32, 9321 River Haven Place, Raleigh, just south of the Neuse River, was arrested for...
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Holding honored as Citizen of Year

ROLESVILLE — A familiar figure to most in and around the town of Rolesville was singled out Monday night for special recognition. Ellen Holding was called to stand before the commissioners and a room full of family and friends and listen while Mayor Frank Eagles read off a litany...
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Shooting is apparently popular.

Christmas has come and gone, and a lot of homes have new games sitting in their entertainment collection. During the holidays I visited a couple friends and experienced Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts for the first time. For readers who don’t know, these are first person...

Internship application deadline Jan. 17

RALEIGH — The Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office within the department of administration announced Monday that they are accepting additional applications for the 2014 State Government Internship Program for select projects. The program has 23 remaining paid internship projects...
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This Week in History 1-9

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •The mercury in Wake Forest fell to as low as 9 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend, causing water pipes to freeze and burst in houses all over town and in a dormitory...

Franklinton/Youngsville Police Reports 1-9

Franklinton Arrests •Monique Antoinette Collins, 34, 101 Mill St., was arrested at home by Sgt. KJ Hornaday and charged with child abuse Jan. 2, 3:30 p.m. Officer B. Martin wrote in his report that he responded to an assault call with another officer to the home and assisted in...

Wake Forest Police reports 1-9

Reported Nov. 15-21, 2013 Citations •Brandon John Saling, 22, 8612 Bratt Ave., speeding. Nov. 21, 10:53 p.m. •Kevin Wilfredo Castellon, 22, 417 S. Cross St., Youngsville, unlawfully passing emergency vehicle. Nov. 21, 9:38 p.m. •Tyrrell Tamond Richardson, 25, 120 White Oak Drive,...

Franklin DWI campaign nets nine arrests

LOUISBURG — Franklin County law enforcement officers combined to arrest nine drivers for driving while impaired during the Governor Highway Safety Program’s Booze It and Lose It campaign, which ran from Dec. 13, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014. During the campaign, officers from Bunn,...