Beware of water and sewer scam

WAKE FOREST — Three hotels in the Raleigh area have recently received bogus phone calls from people impersonating city of Raleigh utility-billing employees. The callers, claiming to be from the city of Raleigh, tell intended victims their utility bill payment is past due and must...
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Franklin Academy Middle School Chorus wins radio competition

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy Middle School chorus won $5,000 last week in the MIX 101.5 Christmas Choir Competition with their rendition of Jinglin’ Bells. Schools from the area were invited to submit recordings of their songs the week before Thanksgiving....

Work with exchange students

RALEIGH — ASSE International Student Exchange Program (ASSE) is seeking representatives to work with volunteer host families and international exchange students in the community. ASSE is a nonprofit organization providing academic year and semester exchange programs in the United...
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Apply to be Senate page

WAKE FOREST — Each legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly opens its doors to high school students from across the state to participate in the House and Senate page programs. Senator Chad Barefoot invites students to e-mail his office at barefootla@ncleg.net for...

Wake Forest police citations reported Nov. 27-Dec. 3

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...

Wakefield Middle School Honor Roll

6th grade A/B honor roll Fawzi Abdelfattah, Essie Acquah, Tydreec Adams, Thamana Ahmady, Jessica Armstrong, Daniel Avilez, Allison Beck, Nailah Becoat, Jessie Berman-Hershko, Camryn Blackard, Devyn Blaylock, Cassidy Brogden, Serenite Brooks-Ferguson, Mollie Brown, Lanna Bruce,...
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Cougars state championship bound

Wake Forest scrubs Garner for the 4-AA East Regional title in football for a third chance in five years at the state crown. Wake Forest 27 Garner 13 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Cougars physically dominated the Garner Trojans, 27-13 last Friday night to win the 4AA Eastern...
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Former Register of Deeds employee arrested

RALEIGH – Illegally accessing the Wake County Register of Deeds' work email account landed a former county employee in jail today. Nelish Kumar R. Tailor, 39, Apex, a former system administrator in the Register of Deeds office, was arrested by the State Bureau of Investigation...
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U.S. 401 ‘not strategic’

NCDOT has made assurances to county staff that the decision to drop 401 from the STC will not affect discussions of future funding. by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — The new bypass around Rolesville could end up being the superstreet to nowhere. The N.C. Department of Transportation...
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Applicants flood advisory boards

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — A slew of residents came to Tuesday night’s town commissioners’ work session to request assignment on one of several advisory boards. They touted their experience in fields related to the planning board, board of adjustment, technology board or...
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Board makes final offer for Franklinton water

County commissioners set Dec. 16 as deadline for deal. by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — In the latest round of back-and-forth negotiations between the county and town of Franklinton over the town’s water and wastewater systems, county commissioners held a brief closed session...
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Volunteers praised for their service

Annual awards showcases Wake Forest’s community spirit. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Ruth Ann Dyer is in good company. Honored Monday night during an annual banquet hosted by the Wake Forest Community Council as recipient of the Peggy Allen Lifetime Achievement Award for her...
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Franklinton man held for murder

WAKE FOREST — A 19-year-old Franklinton resident has been charged with murder in the Nov. 22 stabbing death of Edgar Hardison. Wake Forest police arrested Jonte Tyvon Wall, 160 Mark St., Tuesday at 4:26 p.m. at the Walmart at Triangle Town Center where he works. Wall, who is...

Everybody loves a parade

Everybody loves a parade. If that’s the case, there are plenty to choose from in the coming weeks. The Franklinton Christmas Parade is today (Thursday), beginning at 5:30 p.m. This Saturday is the Youngsville parade beginning at 10 a.m. and followed by a craft sale and events at...
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Youngsville man races to top

YOUNGSVILLE — Two minutes, 8 seconds. That’s all the time it took for Youngsville’s Cory Lawrence, a Wake Electric serviceman, to race through a Pole Top Rescue scenario using personal fall protection. It was the eighth fastest time in the state. Lawrence participated in the...
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Get ready for parade, street closings

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Christmas parade, which starts at Elm and South White Street, begins at 1 p.m., Saturday Dec. 13, with floats lining up along Holding and South White streets as early as 10 a.m. The parade continues on South White Street from Elm Avenue to Wait...
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Bang-up job

WAKE FOREST — Jack Conley Hayes, the Wake Forest 20-year-old whose pickup truck snapped a power pole at its base in this Nov. 26 wreck on Durham Road near Wingate Street, wasn’t injured. The pole, however, had to be replaced, which a town electric crew performed in quick...

Gambling crime upheld

First appeal of state’s video sweepstake’s law shot down RALEIGH — N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper 1, Video Sweepstakes Appeals 0. That’s the score after the N.C. Court of Appeals’ ruling in the first criminal appeal under the state’s ban on electronic sweepstakes. The decision,...
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Jonesville Road Closed

ROLESVILLE — The contractor working on the Rolesville bypass (U.S. 401) has closed Jonesville Road to complete the work for that future intersection, according to the N.C. Department of Transporation. The closure began Monday and the contractor has 28 days to complete the work....
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First Friday Flix moves to second Friday

WAKE FOREST — First Friday Flix has been postponed until the second Friday in December, due to the Dec. 5 tree lighting downtown. This month’s feature film, playing Dec. 12, is Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey and narrated by Anthony Hopkins. The...