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Next-gen consoles making a big hit.

With the launch of our new gaming column at The Wake Weekly, I feel I need to start things out with a bang.  I don’t know what my PC friend on the opposite side of this article is going to have that compares to what I am about to talk about, but I wish him the best. Word on the...
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Audit shows discrepancies with virtual school

Routine examination finds accountability deficiencies in the $19.7 million enterprise RALEIGH — The state auditor’s office recently completed an audit at the Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina Virtual Public School and the results disclosed concerning deficiencies...
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Shop with a Cop accepting donations

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department’s 15th Annual Shop with a Cop holiday shopping spree is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 19. On that day approximately 30 area children will visit the Wake Forest Police Department where they will be paired with their police offic...
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Youngsville Museum of History holds open house Saturday after parade

 YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Museum of History will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 (following the Youngsville Christmas Parade). The Museum will be decorated for the season, and items and photos depicting Youngsville’s history will be on display. The book Sketches...
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Donate gifts for Wounded Warriors

WAKE FOREST—The American Legion Post 187 Riders are collecting donations this Sunday for the Wounded Warrior family Christmas party at Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion Dec. 18. Gifts or cash donations may be dropped off at the American Legion Post at 225 E. Holding Ave.,...
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Video game recognized as national sport

What’s hot in the world of PC  gaming you ask? This is a question not easily answered in a column of this size. While you have a new console come out every five years or so, the PC gaming community knows there is always more, and can expect new stuff within a few months. This...
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Companies that screen social media may lose out

RALEIGH — Research from North Carolina State University shows companies that screen the social media accounts of job applicants alienate potential employees — making it harder for them to attract top job candidates. In some cases, social media screening even increases the...
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‘Meet’ applications now available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for vendors, performers and downtown merchants for the May 3 Meet in the Street festival. Presented annually by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, Meet in the Street offers a day...
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Mullinger, Matheny feted

Annual Christmas Dinner highlights Wake Forest volunteerism. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — It has been said, many times, many ways, that this town has an incredible level of volunteerism. That showed itself clearly and brightly during the 66th annual Christmas Dinner Monday at The...
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Santa comes to Rolesville in December

Santa is coming back again to the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce during the month of December to talk with kids of all ages before Christmas comes. This year, he’ll be in the Chamber offices instead of the park, making sure that all kids stay warm and have a good time talking...
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Turkey shoot benefits Kiwanis projects

 YOUNGSVILLE — The Kiwanis Club of Youngsville is hosting a turkey shoot Fridays and Saturdays  through Dec. 7. The turkey shoot will be held at 2808 Cedar Creek Road, near the Panic Point Haunted Forest. Tickets are $5 and ammo is provided participants will need to bring their...
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spreading free smiles

WAKE FOREST — Dr. Craig Winkelmann and Wake Forest Dental Arts will host Dentistry From The Heart Dec. 7. Registration for the event, which provides free dental services to Wake Forest residents in need, begins at 7:30 a.m. Winkelmann, his staff and a few volunteers will provide...
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2014 calendars now available

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission’s 2014 fundraising calendar, Wake Forest Postcards from the Past, is now available for purchase for $15 each at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will be used to...
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Beware of health care reform fraud

RALEIGH — N.C Department of Insurance (NCDOI) commissioner Wayne Goodwin warns North Carolinians to beware of scam artists who may try to take advantage of the confusion surrounding federal health care reform. “Scammers may pose as insurance agents or representatives of the...
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This Week in History — Dec. 5, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years.   1923 •War Savings Stamps, issued in 1919, come due at the first of the year. Wake Forest Postmaster C.Y. Holden requests that those wishing prompt payment turn their stamps...

Defending Laws, Howling at Their Makers

by: Scott Mooneyham   Republican leaders, from the governor’s office to the legislature, are outraged, yes, outraged to find that Attorney General Roy Cooper is throwing around his political opinions about the laws that they have been passing. A big part of...

Wake Forest police reports Nov. 25 – Dec. 1

Incidents •Felony breaking and entering and larceny of a $800 cooking range was reported at 1130 Blue Bird Lane. Nov. 25, 4:12 p.m. •Breaking and entering with vandalism was reported at 9701 Capital Blvd. Nov. 25, 2:41 •Larceny of an iPhone 5s was reported at 1226 N. White St....
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Seniors: Don’t be victims of scams or identity theft

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Department of Aging and Kerr Tar Regional Council of Governments are sponsoring a Consumer Affairs Outreach Event in Franklin County Friday, Dec. 6, 1-4 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Annex, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. This free seminar...
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Celebrate a Civil War Christmas Dec. 7

FOUR OAKS — Leave the hustle and bustle of modern holidays behind and travel back to a simpler place and time at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site’s “Civil War Christmas,” Saturday, Dec. 7. Drop by and help decorate an 1860s style Christmas tree, spend time with...
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Supremia dentistry recommends stocking up on candy

WAKE FOREST — Supremia Dentistry, led by Dr. Edmond Suh, assisted area children and families in donating nearly 1,500 pounds of Halloween candy during Operation Sweet Tooth, an event designed to give children a chance to drop off their excess Halloween candy to send to soldiers...
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Holiday Events Calendar

Send your church or community group Holiday event to news@wakeweekly.com. Monday, Dec. 2 •Northern Wake Senior Center annual Christmas Craft Sale, today through Friday. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. 235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Hundreds of hand-crafted items: ceramics, pottery,...
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Regular Community Calendar

Submit calendar information to news@wakeweekly.com. Regular Community Events •The Wake Forest Historical Museum and Calvin Jones House, 450 N. Main St. See exhibits on college and town history. Sundays 2-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon,1:30-4:30 p.m. Tours by appointment....
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St. Catherine dedicates church

Traditional design built overlarge to accommodate Catholic influx. By David Leone  WAKE FOREST — Area Catholics finally have a real church. Until Saturday, when the new St. Catherine of Siena Church was dedicated, the building housing the small chapel on West Holding Avenue was...