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Halloween Booze It & Lose It campaign nets 842 DWI arrests

RALEIGH — Drunk drivers wearing even the most creative costumes could not hide from law enforcement officers across the state during the Halloween Booze It & Lose It campaign. They arrested a total of 842 people for driving drunk from Oct. 25 to Oct. 31. “Participation in...
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Six Weeks of Christmas, part 1 — Nov. 14, 2016

Visit these advertisers’ websites: Over the Falls: otfalls.com Fig Cafe & Wine Bar: figcafewinebar.com American Ballroom: americanballroomnc.com Mary & Mak: maryandmak.com Affordable Creative Framer & Art: affordablecreativeframer.com The Falls Day Spa:...
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Six Weeks of Christmas, part 2 — Nov. 14, 2016

Visit these advertisers’ websites: La Foresta: LaForesta.com Wake Forest Jewelers: WakeForestJewelers.com Esthetics by Caris: CarisSkinCare.com The Grain Mill Grocery Co-op: GrainMill.coop The Purple Door Day Spa: PurpleDoorSpa.com AmeriGas: amerigas.com The Cotton Company:...

Habitat for Humanity partners with The Body Shop

WAKE FOREST — Habitat for Humanity of Wake County has gained the support and partnership of The Body Shop for a future home build that will take place in Wake Forest. The Body Shop, whose Americas headquarters is located in Wake Forest, has pledged a sponsorship towards one of...
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Hospice expands service to veterans

RALEIGH – Hospice of Wake County (HOWC) has earned the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s “We Honor Veterans” Partner Level 3 by integrating veteran-specific content into volunteer and staff orientation programs. Only 4 percent of Hospice groups nationwide...

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 are appreciated. If transportation is needed, call 919-496-4299.
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Living Legends music series returns Nov. 17

WAKE FOREST – Friendship Chapel Baptist Church will host Living Legends of Quartet Day Sunday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. Local and national pioneers of gospel music will come together in an evening of great gospel music and food, “Hats for Sickle Cell,” and the We CARE Gospel Affair...
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Start planning for gingerbread house decor now

YOUNGSVILLE — Bakers, start your mixers! It’s time to prepare for the annual Gingerbread House Contest. Prizes are awarded in both adult and youth categories with cash prizes of $20 for first place, $15 for second, $10 for third and $5 for fourth. Of course having bragging rights...
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DENR opens new stewardship office

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) announced Tuesday the formation of the Office of Land and Water Stewardship, which will coordinate the efforts of the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust...

Business Briefs — Nov. 14, 2013

Wake Forest artist in Raleigh exhibition Jean Kolb Grunewald, a seven-year resident of Wake Forest, has pieces of art on display in a premiere exhibit, Art of the Landscape, at Nicole’s Studio & Gallery, 719 N. Person St., Raleigh. The pieces on display are mainly those of...
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Waterfowl hunters need to practice boating, hunting safety

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt campaign is reminding waterfowl hunters who use boats to practice both boating safety and hunting safety. “Statistics show more waterfowl hunters die from hypothermia and drowning than gunshot wounds,” said...

The Tuscarora — part of their story

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historical Association will host Thomas Beaman, archeologist, anthropologist and professor at Wake Technical Community College, who will discuss different aspects of the Tuscarora tribe. The program is Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Wake Forest...

Support concussion awareness and help in run Saturday, Nov. 16

WAKE FOREST — The Concussion Awareness Recovery Run, a local non-profit organization, will hold its inaugural road race Saturday through historic downtown Wake Forest. Better known as CARR, the Concussion Awareness Recovery Run is looking to help people develop awareness of...
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Franklin fall food drive ending Nov. 15

LOUISBURG — The UWFC Feeding Franklin fall community food drive ends tomorrow (Friday). All non-perishables collected will be distributed to Franklin County food pantries and food programs. Most of the pantries are small church pantries throughout the county. There are 17...

Lane closures resume next week for the ‘Fortify Project’ on I-440

RALEIGH — Work resumes Monday on I-440 in southeast Raleigh for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Fortify project. Motorists can expect lane closures to start between 9 and 11 p.m.  Monday through Wednesday night on the eastbound side of the interstate between the...
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Police looking for subject in connection with financial card theft

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is again asking for the public’s help identifying the subjects shown in the surveillance camera images at right. The individuals are wanted for questioning in connection with a financial card theft on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Wake...
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New classroom pets make a splash

RALEIGH — Neuse Christian’s third grade class, taught by Michelle Hill, received a grant from Pets in the Classroom for an aquarium. Hill chose fish as, “Fish are active, soothing to watch and we don’t have to worry so much about allergies,” she said. Martin agreed that fish were...
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Town elections Tuesday

Change guaranteed in at least two races. By David Leone and Jonathan McNamara After October’s school board  election and bond issue vote, some people have asked, “Why are there still campaign signs out on the roadways?” The answer is there’s one more election to go, for town...

Woman dies in wrong-way wreck

20-year-old FHS grad was studying cosmetology. By David Leone RALEIGH — A Franklinton woman was killed in a wrong-way wreck on I-440 Sunday around 4 a.m. Elizabeth Camille Bullock, 20, 274 Winding Acres Way, died after her 1997 Mazda was struck almost head-on by a 2001 Chevy...
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Y you should care

Mom: Kids impacted by tutorial, summer camp programs. “We just need more funding in order to support more kids.” —Anthony Hardison, Camp High Hopes By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The YMCA’s annual fundraising campaign for disadvantaged youth is called We Build People. It’s far, far...
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Cleanup requested

East End residents levy complaints about trash, services during community meeting. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Are events at the Alston-Massenburg Center too unruly? That question arose during a meeting between town and East End residents Oct. 23 at the center as part of a Human...
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Bounce into fall with Rolesville FallFest Saturday

ROLESVILLE — Nippy weather is here and so is the town of Rolesville’s Fall FunFest. Facilitated by the Parks and Recreation Department, the FunFest is a great way to get started on holiday shopping with more than 35 arts and craft vendors, according to Town Manager Brian Hicks....
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Time to turn back the clocks

And check the smoke alarms! WAKE FOREST — Daylight Saving time comes to an end Sunday and it is time to “fall back” one hour. Officially, the time to set clocks back is 2 a.m., but most folks do it as they go to bed. Standard time was instituted in the U.S. and Canada by the...
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Bypass work to briefly close Rolesville Road

ROLESVILLE — Work on the Rolesville U.S. 401 Bypass project will require the closure of Rolesville Road Nov. 8-11, weather permitting, so the contractor can install a pipe under the road between Quarry Road and Virginia Waters Lane. The closure is scheduled to start Nov. 8 at 10...