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On Patrol: Glider pilot seriously injured in crash

Deputies were dispatched to Reid Road, just a couple of miles south of Bunn, in reference to a reported plane crash Sunday afternoon, April 13. It turned out to be a glider, without an engine, that crashed on landing at a private field owned by Frank Swett. Fire and EMS crews...
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Ground broken for fiber optics

RST using Wake Forest man to test network. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It starts with two men digging a hole. Wake Forest’s future fiber optic network, promising download and upload speeds 200 times faster than offered by local Internet companies now, is one step closer to...

Cox graduates combat training

WAKE FOREST — Army National Guard Spec. Drew M. Cox has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and...

Town offices closed Friday

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest government offices will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. Town services, including curbside garbage and recycling collection, will not be affected. Wake Forest bus service will be suspended and yard waste normally collected Friday will be...

Gas pains at pump

RALEIGH — Average retail gasoline prices in Raleigh have risen 5.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.59 Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 472 gas outlets in Raleigh. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the...

Rolesville Bypass meeting April 22

By Clellie Allen ROLESVILLE — The board of commissioners is scheduled to meet April 22 at their regular time of 7 p.m. Prior to the board meeting, town staff is hosting a U.S. 401 Bypass information session, beginning at 5:30 p.m. N.C. Department of Transportation staff will be...

Youths wanted for board

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest is accepting applications from area high school students who are interested in serving on the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for the 2014-15 school year. Applications are available in the town clerk’s office and at wakeforestnc.gov/youth-advisory-board.aspx....

Healthy Families Day at the Y

RALEIGH — Kerr Family YMCA hosts Healthy Families Day April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2500 Wakefield Pines Drive in Raleigh. The day will be packed with fun, free activities for both children and adults. Attendees are invited to try group fitness activities, preview YMCA summer...

Yard sale benefits Relay for Life

WAKE FOREST — Got stuff you want to get out of your attic, closet, basement, garage or spare room? The Wake Forest CenturyLink Relay for Life Team sponsors their annual community yard sale Saturday, April 26, from 7 a.m. to noon at CenturyLink, 14111 Capital Blvd. in Wake Forest....
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Firefighters save homes

Two Wake Forest residences damaged by fire; no injuries reported. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Quick response times, good training and aggressive firefighting saved two homes from destruction last week. A small house at 315 E. Jones Ave., downtown, caught fire while the family...

Scholars continue Tony Trentini’s legacy

Foundation awards $41,000 to Wake Forest seniors. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Philip Thomas Graham of Wake Forest High and Mary Katharine Valchar of Heritage High, were named the 2014 Trentini Scholars Saturday and were awarded $30,000 and $5,000, respectively. Both praised the...

Cotton Company celebrates spring

WAKE FOREST — The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., hosts Celebrate Spring, a ladies’ fashion show tomorrow (Friday) night starting at 6 p.m. Downtown merchants Mimosa Home & Gifts, Next Consignment Boutique, Salon One 21 and Nancy Jo Photography are partnering for the...

Business Briefs

Rush tapped as VP Wake Forest resident Buddy Rush has been hired as vice president of sales in the mid-Atlantic region for eVestment. eVestment is the global leader in institutional investor data and analytics. In his new position, Rush will be responsible for helping investment...

Smith completes basic training

WAKE FOREST —  Army Pvt. Shafon M. Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, Smith studied the Army’s mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. She also received instruction and...
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HerbFest begins Friday

Green Thumbs rejoice at two-week-long annual plant sale. WAKE FOREST — The 15th annual HerbFest returns to Festival Park, 525 S. White St., Friday and runs through April 28. Though this Saturday features multiple music groups for entertainment and face-painting and pony rides for...

Heritage coach Kennedy takes new challenge

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent Tilden Brill becomes new Heritage boys basketball coach, while Pat Kennedy looks to turn the fortunes of the Husky girls. WAKE FOREST — Pat Kennedy has spent the past four years building the Heritage High School boys basketball program into...
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FBI offers $25,000 reward for fugitive information

CHARLOTTE — FBI Charlotte and FBI Atlanta are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest of two men wanted in connection with a kidnapping in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Frank Janssen was taken from his home  April 5.  The ongoing investigation...
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Jewish center murder suspect once marched in Wake Forest

By David Leone, Wake Weekly Associate Editor The suspect in the murder of three people at two Jewish community centers in Kansas Sunday once led a White Patriot Party march down South White Street in Wake Forest. Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, of Aurora, Mo., aka Frazier Glenn Cross,...

Voting deadline is Friday for May 6 primary

RALEIGH — The deadline for registering to vote in the May 6 primary is tomorrow (Friday). New voters, voters who have moved more than 30 days prior and voters who need to update other information must complete an N.C. Voter Registration Application by April 11 or by voting at an...
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Singing praises for the Heritage Choral Festival

WAKE FOREST — The second annual Heritage Choral Festival was held March 26 at Heritage High School. Choirs from Heritage Elementary, Middle and High schools provided an evening of musical excellence for the Wake Forest community. The Heritage Elementary Honors chorus is directed...

Denton awarded scholarship

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Woman’s Club has awarded its annual $500 scholarship to David Denton of Louisburg. David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carey Denton. Denton plans to pursue a degree in horticulture from N.C. State University. Although currently taking some classes...