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Experiment with a bold take on brisket

Devoted grillmasters will fire up their grills regardless of the season, which affords them a year’s worth of time to experiment with different dishes. Those who want to take a unique approach to brisket may want to try their hand at the following recipe for “Coffee BBQ Brisket”...

When it’s time to take the tree down, recycle

Wake Forest Beginning Monday, Dec. 29, Wake Forest will collect and recycle live Christmas trees from residential homes according to the normal yard waste collection schedule. The trees will be ground into mulch, which will be available for free to residents upon request. Orders...

Unidentified man killed on N.C. 96

RALEIGH — The State Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation into a fatal collision involving a pedestrian on N.C. 96, just outside of Wake Forest near Old Pearce Road. Shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday, the Highway Patrol responded to a motor vehicle collision in which a...

Franklinton police nab dangerous suspects

by Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Police Department hosted a multi-agency criminal interdiction operation along U.S. 1, resulting in five arrests Dec. 23, according to a written statement from Franklinton Police Chief John Green. Taken into custody and charged wer...

Take a closer look at ancient climate change

By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters Climate is always changing. That’s one truth that stands out from the record around the world of natural samples of Earth materials, of tree rings, ice layers, and so much more. But how much has past climate change influenced human affairs? In...

Rain, equipment failure result in wastewater spills in Franklin county

by Clellie Allen FRANKLINTON — Untreated wastewater entered nearby creeks in both Franklinton and Youngsville in the last week — one incident caused by heavy rain and the other by equipment failure. Franklin County Public Utilities Director Bryce Mendenhall reported a bypass of...
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Events at historic venues in 2015 mark the 1865 end of the Civil War

RALEIGH — The Civil War began in1861and ripped apart families, neighbors and the nation. In April 1865, the often called “brother’s war” was ending. Most North Carolina families had someone or knew someone who participated in the war, and the state sent tens of thousands of...
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High hopes for the future

Local Gamers by Gordon Coleman I have been a gamer for quite some time, roughly more than 20 years, and 2015 may be the year that I have the highest hopes for. There is a laundry list of titles expected to be released or have a potential date announced. Throughout 2014, many...
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Expectations and reality

Local Gamers by David Allen The coming year holds so much with regard to gaming: New operating systems, mediums and brand new games. From the new take on a monster hunter that is Evolve to the final chapter in many series like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. What I would like most of...
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Historic Franklinton home burned in ’05

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1975 •Two men are charged with murder in the death of Eugene Beddingfield, 70, shot at close range with a shotgun Dec. 18. The motive was not revealed. Editor’s note: One of the...
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Virgilio’s: A Culinary Adventure

by Carol Taber WAKE FOREST — As owner and mixologist at Virgilio’s Premium Vinegars, Oils & Edibles, Margarita Dixon has brought a little bit of foodie heaven to South White Street. Specializing in wonderful flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegar, this is the perfect shop...
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Business Briefs – Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Start the new year with good business advice The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the college’s Franklin County Campus (located on N.C. 56, just outside Louisburg). Tax requirements for...

Gas prices could continue to slide

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have fallen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.36/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in...

Wake Electric scholarships available

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric is currently accepting applications for 2015 scholarships for college students — the Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship for $2,000 and a total of 16 Touchstone Energy Scholarships of up to $1,250. The $2,000 Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship will be...
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Police continue to investigate armed robbery

Anyone witnessing suspicious activity is asked to call the police department at 919-554-6150 or 919-556-9111. WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest police continue their investigation into an armed robbery along the 1100 block of Cimarron Parkway that occurred Tuesday, Dec. 23, at...
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School briefs – Week of Jan. 1, 2015

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Franklinton High School The Franklinton High School Business Alliance will hold its next meeting Jan. 15, 3:15 p.m. in the main office of the high school. Jones Dairy Elementary •Open houses will be held...
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Wake Forest arrests – reported Dec. 1-27

Note: Only bond amounts of $1,500 or greater are listed. •Jordan Gregory Akers, 24, 2417 Kisling Court, San Antonio, TX, was arrested at 12000 Capital Boulevard and charged with driving while impaired (DWI). He was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $2,000 bond. Dec. 27,...

Wake Forest Citations – reported Dec. 16-22

•Jameeka Nichole Washington, 18, 67 Floyd Road, Louisburg, speeding, Dec. 22. •Dyouarium Moore, 23, 239 Gary St., Henderson, possession open container in passenger area, Dec. 22. •Gerardo Mendoza Estrada, 31, 75 Cambridge Drive, Franklinton, no operators license, Dec. 22. •Bryan...

Rolesville police reports – week of Jan. 1, 2015

Note: Only bond amounts of $1,500 or greater are listed. Also, public record law provides that the current known address of persons arrested or issued citations be made available, as well as if arrested persons are taken to jail and if they are given bond. This information is not...

Franklin County Reports – Dec. 1-27, 2014

Arrests Note: Only bond amounts of $1,500 or greater are listed. •Richard Ray, 22, 6594 Crowned Court, Zebulon, was arrested at 501 N.C. 58, Castalia, and charged with DWI, disorderly conduct, failure to carry a driver’s license, driving left of center, possession of an open...
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Police find missing woman

WAKE FOREST — Shortly after 2 p.m., Wake Forest police spokesman Bill Crabtree announced that Martha Whittington Adams had been found and was safe. No further information has been released. Earlier today, Crabtree said the Wake Forest Police Department was requesting the public's...