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Vote for chance to win $100 gift card

Vote at: WakeWeekly.com/LocalGamersVote Local Gamers by David Allen and Gordon Coleman Yes, that is correct, we are going to give a lucky someone a $100.00 gift card to Gamestop for voting in this year’s Local Gamers Video Game Awards. We have carefully put together a list of our...
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Local booted barefoot in ’54

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest College freshman Wade B. Matheny is earning some extra money this year by picking cotton in a field belonging to Wake Forest’s R.W. Wilkinson. He’s picked 1,200...

Franklin County Christmas art stroll, parade tonight

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council sponsors the Christmas Art Stroll tonight (Thursday) starting at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Franklinton. In keeping with the holiday spirit, carolers from Franklinton Area Community Theater will stroll the street singing familiar...
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Attempted murder suspect in custody

RALEIGH — Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison has confirmed that Alexander Oregon Gallardo was taken into custody about 2:15 this afternoon. Gallardo was wanted for attempted murder of Wake County Deputy Unberto A. Espinoza. Yesterday evening (Nov. 30) at approximately 8:45,...
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Suspect wanted for attempted murder of Wake deputy

RALEIGH — The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Alexander Oregon Gallardo, a Hispanic male, age 18 last seen in the area of Lake Woodard and Terminal Drive in Raleigh. Gallardo is described as being approximately 5’ 4” tall, 126 pounds with...
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Stabbing probed as homicide

Victim’s loss lamented by family, friends. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — As of press deadline, police were still searching for clues as to who killed a Raleigh man in a parking lot early Saturday. Edgar Hardison, 21, 5504 Chatt Court, Raleigh, was stabbed by an unknown assailant...
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Rolesville planners OK senior housing

Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — If the Rolesville town board follows the planning board’s recommendations, two new developments could be coming to town before long. Under consideration are an 88-lot residential subdivision on 53.88 acres on Rogers Road just north of Granite Falls...
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Blowout!

WAKE FOREST — A Winslet Drive couple was fortunate to escape injury when a gas leak caused an explosion under their home shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday. Rolesville Fire Chief Rodney Privette said the incident appeared to be accidental, stemming from a gas line to an old grill...

Town won’t appeal lawsuit

Townhomes headed for Siena Drive. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Eric Vernon, attorney for the town of Wake Forest, said in an e-mail Friday he’s seen the judge’s ruling that the Siena Drive townhomes development denial has been overturned and he expects the town will not appeal....
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Something delicious this way comes

Cupcake food truck now a shop. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — One of the first things you notice when pulling up to a new business at the Wake Forest Crossing shopping center is the smell of someone baking something wonderful. Call it the sweet smell of success, perhaps. On Oct....

Bus driver faces DUI charge

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Schools bus driver Barbara Thorne was arrested Nov. 20 and charged with driving under the influence after completing her morning route. According to a statement from the Franklin County School System, the 63-year-old Thorne, who drives bus 196, arrived...

Town offices closed Thursday, Friday

All local town halls and other administrative offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday (today) Thursday and Friday. Police service will not be interrupted, but other town operations will be affected. Wake Forest bus service, including the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express...
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Filling in a need

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Fire Department has broken ground for Station 6, to be located at 1509 Jenkins Road. Helping to move the ceremonial pile of dirt Monday were members of the fire department board of directors and building committee, representatives from contractor...

Free ride to Crabtree Mall Dec. 8

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville is providing a shopping spree for people ages 50 and up, sponsored by Howard Fleming Allstate Insurance Agency. The spree takes place Monday, Dec. 8, when a bus leaves town hall at 9:30 a.m. and drops shoppers off at the Crabtree Valley Mall....

Cedar Creek Bridge work scheduled to start Dec. 1

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to replace the bridge over Cedar Creek on Cedar Creek Road in Franklin County. The project can begin as early as Dec. 1 and is scheduled for completion by Oct.1, 2015, weather permitting. A detour route will...
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What to buy a gamer

Can you believe that another year has flown by? Well it's that time again and we at Local Gamers want to help out all the Christmas shoppers in what to get for the gamer in your household. The biggest commercial hitters are the consoles. Currently Sony PlayStation 4 is leading in...
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Holiday gaming

Christmastime is a great chance to get deals on games, and bring some gaming cheer to a friend or family member. The only catch is finding a game that you know they will like. Video game gifts can be tricky. You have to know what’s popular, but also what is inside the game. You...

Get tickets now for breakfast with Santa

WAKE FOREST — Breakfast with Santa is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 6, 8-10 a.m. at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club, 325 S. Wingate St. The event will include pancakes, story time, entertainment and photos with Santa. Holiday attire is encouraged. Tickets are $5 each, or $20...

December art happenings in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Arts Council announces upcoming events in December. •Student Arts Council ceramic workshop — Dec. 1, 3:30 p.m. This free workshop has limited space available. To register, e-mail donnacampbellsmith@gmail.com. •Annual Historic Christmas Cheer...
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Wake Weekly welcomes new sportswriter

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Responding to the burgeoning number of prep sports in the area, The Wake Weekly has brought on board Marty Simpkins as a full-time sports writer and photographer. Simpkins is a 2013 graduate of UNC-Wilmington and a native of Willow Spring. He is a...
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Wake Forest Police K-9 Kyra retires

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police Department K-9 Kyra retired Nov. 13 after seven years of dedicated service. Kyra, a Dutch Shepherd, was not quite 2 years old when she joined the police force in 2007. Her human partner throughout her career was Officer M. Pender. Certified...