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Wake Board seeks schools agreement

by Burwell Stark RALEIGH — Joe Bryan, chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, began the Nov. 18 public meeting with the first state of the county address from the new Wake County Justice Center. Bryan said that the board and county employees continue to make Wake Coun...
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Wakefield athletic director honored

by Clellie Allen RALEIGH — The N.C. Athletic Education Association named Wakefield High athletic director Dexter Cooley the N.C. High School Athletic Director of the Year at its convention in Raleigh. Cooley is a teacher, coach and athletic director at Wakefield High. While a...

Local Government Meeting Calendar

•Franklin Co. Board of Commissioners meets the first and third Monday of each month, 7 p.m., Franklin Co. Admin. Building, 113 Market St., Louisburg. •Franklin Co. Planning Board meets the second Tuesday, 7 p.m., Franklin Co. Administration Building. •Franklin Co. Board of...
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Wake Forest Parks facilities open for 2014 reservations Dec. 2

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting 2014 facility rental reservations, with the exception of the Renaissance Centre, Monday, Dec. 2, according to the following schedule: Reservations for the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen...
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Generous fiddler to gift a violin

LOUISBURG — Mike Anderson of Louisburg works with his hands. One of his passions is building stringed instruments. And for the second year in a row, Mike is giving away one of his   handmade violins, just in time for Christmas. If you know a musically-inclined young person...
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Wake school board to vote on assignment plan

CARY — The Wake County Board of Education is scheduled to vote at its Dec. 3 meeting on a student assignment plan for the 2014-15 academic year. Student assignment staff has recommended that the board continue the current base assignment plan next year. Under the proposal, there...
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Toys for Tots collection at Seminary library until Dec. 15

WAKE FOREST — Donate new toys through Dec. 15 for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s toys for Tots program at the Library Circulation Desk of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 120 S. Wingate St. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout...
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Franklin’s Martha Mobley named educator of year

 WAKE FOREST — The N.C. SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) Extension Educator of the Year Award was presented to Martha Mobley of Franklin County, at the 2013 Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Nov. 16, 2013. Mobley was...
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Contest could win a school new supplies, computers and books

WAKE FOREST — Twoifbytea.com is giving away new school supplies, brand new computers and a large stash of books including American literature classics and Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. To enter the contest, tell twoifbytea.com in 500 words or less why a particular school...
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DAR readies for holidays

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, ushered in the holiday season at its November 19 meeting at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Following an early afternoon social, refreshments, and the reading of a Thanksgiving Day poem, a...
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Cub Scouts Explore the Newspaper Business

 WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Cub Scout Troop 500 toured The Wake Weekly office Nov. 18 to learn about how a newspaper works,and it’s effect on a community. They were a well-behaved group of kiddos who asked lots of good questions. Throughout the tour they got to see every job and...
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East Juniper traffic update

WAKE FOREST — Weather permitting, the portion of East Juniper Avenue, from Jubilee Court to Traditions Grande Boulevard, will reopen during all hours on Monday, Dec. 2. The section of road has been closed daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. since Sept. 23 while a contractor, JPM South...
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Rolesville expands reach

Commissioners approve annexation of Rolesville Road property by Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville grew by nearly 73 acres Tuesday night with an eye toward more population growth. Commissioners voted to approve a voluntary satellite, or non-contiguous, annexation...
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Wake Forest imagines big

Renaissance center opening celebrates with music, theater, food. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Three months after it went dark, the former Tuxedo Junction dance venue came back alive last weekend as the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. The town-owned center’s Celebration of the...
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Something to swear about

Jim Thompson takes oath of office. by David Leone WAKE FOREST — The second last thing Commissioner Frank Drake did before leaving the town board Tuesday was call to attention an errant “p” in a resolution to honor retiring regional planning organization worker Edison Johnson. “I...
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Teens bring BB guns to WHS

WAKEFIELD — Two Wakefield High School students are in trouble after they were found on campus with BB guns in separate incidents on the same day. Da’quail Trevonne Alexander, 16, 2801 Crystal Oaks Lane, Raleigh, and Justin Lawshan Bland, 18, 2510 Garden Hill Drive, Raleigh, are...
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Roadwork ahead

By David Leone WAKE FOREST — If you see one-lane traffic in the coming weeks, take a breath before blowing your top: there’s much needed roadwork to be done before another winter causes further cracking and rutting. The town of Wake Forest has resumed its road rehabilitation and...
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TRACK Trails gears up Saturday

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest will officially introduce the new Kids in Parks TRACK Trails initiative during a special ribbon cutting ceremony and guided walk at E. Carroll Joyner Park Saturday at 1 p.m. The event will include brief remarks by Mayor...
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Blessing of free food for Thanksgiving

LOUISBURG — A Blessing, Inc. invites the community to join them for a Thanksgiving Day meal Nov. 28, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Louisburg College Cafeteria. While there is no charge for the meal, donations of canned food is appreciated. If transportation is needed, call 919-496-4299.
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A 1927 “Letter to Santa” at the community Christmas dinner

by Jennifer Smart WAKE FOREST — It was three weeks before Christmas when 9-year-old Tom Arrington wrote a letter to Santa Claus asking for a toy train. The year was 1927, and Tom, great-great-grandson of the first president of Wake Forest College, was already showing signs of the...
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Wallridge break-in blocked

Wake Forest teen charged for third crime since August. WAKE FOREST — A break-in at a local residence was foiled last week thanks to an alert neighbor who called the police. On Friday, Wake Forest Police arrested Stephen Frank Brunner, 19, 1200 Haltwhistle St., and charged him...
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Help for aging parents

PHOENIX—Use of technology among senior citizens continues to skyrocket, but many older Americans have difficulty using technological tools for financial matters, preferring instead the same methods they have always used. “Most of us are comfortable using computers or smart phones...
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Youngsville hosts Old Time Christmas Dec. 7

YOUNGSVILLE — It’s time to mark calendars to get ready for all-day holiday fun with Youngsville’s annual Old Time Christmas and Christmas Parade set for Saturday, Dec. 7. The day begins with a pancake breakfast 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the Youngsville Rescue Squad Building, 105 NW...