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Traffic shifts near for Rolesville bypass work

ROLESVILLE — The N.C. Department of Transportation has issued an update on the construction of the U.S. 401 bypass around Rolesville. The project is reportedly still on track to be completed by September. Some of the work will require adjustments to local traffic patterns as...

Local students serve as House pages

RALEIGH — Three Wake Forest area students recently served as pages for the North Carolina House of Representatives. Victoria Penna, daughter of Steve and Lea Penna, was sponsored by Marilyn Avila (R-Wake); Kyra Hartsfield, daughter of Donald and Channel Hartsfield, was sponsored...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wakefield Elementary •Kindergarten orientation is tonight (Thursday), 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wake Forest Elementary •Keep up at wfepta.org. Wake Forest High news •John Vanness is the winner of the gas grill...
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Youngsville travel team wins in shootout

YOUNGSVILLE — The Franklin Wake Fiorentina soccer team, a U10 challenge team from Youngsville, won their division in the Coast Spring Classic soccer tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. April 27. To claim the title, the Fiorentina had to shoot their way out of a match that was tied...
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Dance Attic qualifies for national finals

WAKE FOREST — Local dancers from The Dance Attic brought home top honors from the Myrtle Beach Showstopper competition, putting their choreography and footwork up against dozens of studios from around the state and area May 3. Earning qualification for the Showstopper National...
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Rec superintendent named

WAKE FOREST — Monica A. Lileton has been named Recreation Programs Superintendent of the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) department. Lileton will be responsible for managing the PRCR department’s recreation programs division, which oversees a variety...
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Local business gives back to community

  WAKE FOREST — As technology advances by leaps and bounds, so too do tools for educating children. Supplying teachers, who develop specific plans to implement innovative technology, with the means to get access to these extra means of teaching are the purpose of recently...
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Franklin County law enforcement bands together

By Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Looking to expand upon the relationships and mutual aid agreements formed during the Franklin County Multi-Agency Narcotics Unit (MANU) initiative of 2007, the police chiefs of four Franklin County municipalities, an unincorporated community and a...

Primary certified, voting up over 2010

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections has authenticated results for the May 6 Primary. More North Carolinians voted early and within fewer days compared to 2010, the most recent non-presidential primary year. Early voting also formed a greater proportion of overall...

Hike, historic tour June 7

LOUISBURG — Put on some hiking garb and pack a picnic. The Tar River Land Conservancy is sponsoring a tour of the Cascine Plantation and a hike along Cedar Creek to the old grist mill June 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. Hikers start out at Bennette Perry Road and U.S. 401 and will learn...

Summer fun at 4-H

LOUISBURG — Franklin County 4-H hosts an open house tonight (Thursday) from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Cooperative Extension Annex at 103 S. Bicket Blvd. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about and sign up for any of the 22 new programs offered over the summer months, including...
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Currin graduates with honors

ROLESVILLE — Andrew Currin, son of Rolesville Commissioner Ronnie and Beth Currin, was awarded the Clinical Research Award of Excellence in the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research Program at Campbell University. Currin graduated cum laude from the College of Pharmacy and...

Time to clear those bookshelves

YOUNGSVILLE — It’s the ultimate recycling program. Donate the books you’ve read, then buy some more, all to benefit the Youngsville Library. Book donations for the Friends of the Youngsville Library sale will be accepted until the sale day, June 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and may be...

Novant’s Franklin Medical Center 2013 Small Business of Year

LOUISBURG — Novant Health Franklin Medical Center was named one of the 2013 Small Businesses of the Year at the annual Small Business Luncheon hosted by the Franklin County, Granville County, Vance County and Warren County chambers of commerce.  Franklin Medical Center was chosen...

USDA warns of food price increase

Ongoing drought conditions in California, midwest to blame. By Clellie Allen Editor WASHINGTON — As the drought conditions in California remain dire with the driest year on record for the state, the Department of Agriculture has warned the price of beef, among other commodities,...

Business Briefs

Respiratory therapist lauded  David Dixon of Wake Forest is recognized as an Ambassador of the Month at Johnston Health in Smithfield, where he has worked as a respiratory therapist for three and a half years. The Ambassador program recognizes employees who go above and beyond...

Wake Forest police citations – May 29, 2014

•Brooke Nicole Wall, 17, 5526 Zebulon Road, consumption of alcohol by minor.  May 17, 3:21 a.m. •Katelyn Ann Riters, 17, 129 Deacon Ridge St., consumption of alcohol by minor.  May 17, 3:17 a.m. •Justin Ali Hassen, 30 Shellcross Court, Youngsville, possession of Schedule VI...
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This Week in History – May 29, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •S&W Chevrolet of Wake Forest is building a new chassis for a fire truck for Rolesville, which is expanding its fire department. Alexander Welding Company of Raleigh will...

Celebrate history of Cooperative Extension Saturday in Bunn

BUNN — In 1914, the Smith-Lever Act established the cooperative extension service, a state-by-state national network of educators who extend university-based research and knowledge to the public. N.C. State University and A&T State University’s Cooperative Extension will...

Parks and Recreation Briefs

WAKE FOREST — Youth and adult fall baseball and softball registration in Wake Forest begins June 2. Applications for youth baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 6-16 will be accepted through June 30. The in-town registration fee is $40 and the out-of-town fee is $80. The...
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Teen reports sexual assault on greenway

WAKE FOREST — A 14-year-old boy has reported being sexually assaulted in the woods along a section of Sanford Creek Greenway. See greenway map below for general area. According to a statement by Wake Forest Police Spokesman Bill Crabtree, the boy told police yesterday he was...
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EMS delays alarming

Richland Hills subdivision, partly in Franklin County, wishes for faster rescue services. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — For some, fire services are getting too close. For others, they are much too far away. Dogged future neighbors of a proposed fire station on Jenkins Road made a...
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Teen charged in fatal shooting

FRANKLINTON — A Henderson teenager has been arrested in connection with the shooting of David Lee Wilkins, Franklinton Police Chief John Green said Tuesday. Cammron Da Kim Torrance, 18, 52 S. Oakwood Lane, has been charged with the first degree murder of Wilkins, age 30. Cammron...